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Updated: 04-12-2023 23:24
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Sonos Era 100

The Era 100 packs in an astonishing amount of streaming and playback features alongside an enjoyable sound that’s bigger, more detailed and more open than before. What’s not to like?

23 expert reviews

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Sonos Era 300

The unusually shaped Sonos Era 300 delivers where it counts, offering seriously impressive immersive sound that’s way beyond even the flagship Sonos Five. The addition of the voice assistant – and the ability to turn it off – is a plus, as is the...

28 expert reviews

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Amazon Echo Dot (5th gen, 2022)

An audio upgrade on the previous model, the Amazon Echo Dot (5th generation) is now a capable music speaker, as well as a great smart speaker for smart home control and general enquiries. Overall, this is the best value smart speaker you can buy,...

16 expert reviews

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Sonos Move 2

The Sonos Move 2 has carved its niche as a feature-packed portable wireless speaker, but there are better-performing rivals at this premium price point

13 expert reviews

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As well as heralding a potential new world of radically upgradable soundbars, the S95QR is also easily LG’s best soundbar ever – especially if you have a particularly big room to fill

20 expert reviews

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JBL Authentics 300

The stylishly retro JBL Authentics 300 packs some serious bass for a portable speaker, while Wi-Fi audio and hands-free support for Alexa and Google Assistant give it a contemporary edge.

3 expert reviews

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Sony SRS-XG300

A portable wireless speaker that delivers extensive battery life and rich sound quality. The SRS-XG300 lives to entertain at parties or outdoors, and does so at a price that’s very attractive.

18 expert reviews

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JBL Bar 1300

With a clever form factor and an almighty accompanying subwoofer, the JBL Bar 1300 is capable of filling even the largest rooms with detailed, cinematic sound. It delivers one of the most immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X performances the soundbar world...

6 expert reviews

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Creative Pebble Pro

Plenty of power, plus an optional power boost.

5 expert reviews

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Razer Nommo V2 Pro

The Razer Nommo V2 Pro improves on an already amazing set of computer speakers. You’re getting more than just powerful audio with a rumbling bass; you’re getting incredible sound performance with immersive audio. There are great extras too, including a...

8 expert reviews

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Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus

The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus is a huge TV upgrade. As a 7.1.4 channel sound system, it offers dynamic sound that gels expertly together, allowing hushed voices to swing convincingly into the rush of an action scene with ease. A sonically...

4 expert reviews

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KEF knocks it out the park again: the R3 Metas are wonderfully transparent, refined speakers that are hugely entertaining performers, too

5 expert reviews

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JBL Flip 6

The latest generation of JBL’s Flip continues to set the standard for the price

21 expert reviews | 25 user reviews

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Sonos Beam (2nd gen)

The Beam Gen 2 delivers with a mature and polished sound and effective virtual Atmos performance

40 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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JBL Charge 5

A fun portable speaker that’s one of the best-sounding efforts in its price bracket. With its tough design, good battery life and powerful sound, the JBL Charge 5 presents itself as a great option for indoor use and outdoors.

27 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

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Amazon Echo (4th gen, 2020)

Don’t be fooled by its playful design; the new Echo means business, delivering a weighty sound and full command of your smart home

21 expert reviews

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Razer Leviathan V2 Pro

The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro will blow you away with its powerful bass and wide soundstage, even if it can get muddy and is missing a bit of that high end. It’s also surprisingly affordable and fairly compact, taking up less space on your desk and your...

6 expert reviews

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Sonos Sub Mini

Smaller and cheaper (but not cheap) than its predecessor, the Sonos Sub Mini is designed primarily to work with the smaller speakers and soundbars. It improves the sound quality of any speaker it’s paired with, delivering greater range and more bass,...

25 expert reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE

The Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE is an appealing soundbar for gamers willing to trade low-end potency for practicality

2 expert reviews

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Edifier MP100 Plus

The Edifier MP100 Plus is portable, weather-resistant, and sonically competitive with the JBL Clip series. It does however, run a slight deficit in terms of thump, as do most personal speakers.

4 expert reviews

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Apple HomePod 2nd Gen (2023)

The second-generation HomePod provides jaw-dropping audio, whether listening to music or watching films through the Apple TV, and it only gets better with two of them. If you've already bought into the Apple ecosystem, this provides a premium...

8 expert reviews

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Sony SRS-XV800

Sony’s SRS-XV800 is a hefty speaker that’s guaranteed to fill your garden or home with pumping loud music when you have a party. But loud isn’t necessarily synonymous with high fidelity.

3 expert reviews

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Amazon Echo Pop

A cool-looking smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Pop is the new entry-level Alexa speaker. It comes in a wider range of colours, and has option sleeves to mix things up further. If you’re after a basic smart speaker for general requests and smart home...

13 expert reviews

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KEF LS60 Wireless

The KEF LS60 Wireless is everything a modern all-in-one hi-fi system should be, combining eye-catching looks, a suite of useful features and outstanding sound quality

7 expert reviews

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The KEF LSX II is an even more diverting an option than the product it replaces, which makes it downright compelling

6 expert reviews


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