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Audio System Reviews

Updated: May 28, 2016 09:05
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Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

The Sonos Play:5 speaker justifies its very high price by delivering excellent wireless audio in a seamless, simple design that's expandable to serve every room of your house.

45 expert reviews | 728 user reviews

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Ruark Audio R7

A truly awesome all-in-one audio solution that can also be turned into a near-perfect TV stand.

2 expert reviews

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Bose Soundtouch 10

The affordable Bose SoundTouch 10 is an impressive sounding compact Wi-Fi wireless speaker that also offers Bluetooth connectivity.

14 expert reviews | 679 user reviews

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Ruark Audio R2 MK3

The Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 is an incredibly versatile all-in-one music system that sounds as good as it looks.

3 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III

great product, very happy with it

4 expert reviews | 267 user reviews

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The Node 2’s performance has us as entertained as its predecessor did last year, and is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your system with minimal fuss and outlay. With its improved connectivity and better design, alongside a performance as good as...

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio CXU

The CXU is a welcome addition to the select band of elite disc spinners currently available. It competes strongly against the Oppo BDP-105D, which also has Darbee onboard, and the Arcam UDP411, which doesn’t. It doesn’t dethrone the Pioneer LX88 as my...

3 expert reviews

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Bose SoundTouch 30

The Bose SoundTouch 30 keeps a good pace for both price and feature count with mostly excellent sound quality, particularly at moderate volumes.

12 expert reviews | 468 user reviews

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Denon RCD-M40DAB

Great little piece of kit, I have no complaints. Mine is paired with a set of Q Acoustics 3020 bookshelf speakers, great sound quality, it certainly lives up to all the good reviews.

1 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Sony HTCT380

The additional subwoofer makes this sound bar ideal for both gaming and action movies.

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Philips BM50

However, using a Bluetooth audio source does mean you can access music from pretty much any service or source. Compared to some well-established multiroom audio rivals, the Izzy BM50 is keenly priced, making it great value for its feature set and...

6 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

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Samsung R5 / WAM5500

This stylish speaker looks great and has a pleasing sound despite its lackluster bass reproduction.

2 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Otone BluWall Direct

The Otone BluWall Direct Wi-Fi speaker is a yet another wireless speaker for streaming music from your phone or tablet. But its rich feature set, including loads of inputs, high-resolution audio and bargain price set, it apart from the competition.

3 expert reviews

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Geneva Aerosphere Large

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6 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Geneva Model S Wireless DAB+

We’re impressed with this Geneva Speaker. Some rival speakers offer more extensive connectivity, but the Geneva Model S Wireless DAB+ cuts its own niche with clock radio features accompanying the universal Bluetooth connection.

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

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Denon D-M40DAB

All this micro system is lacking is Bluetooth or wireless capability, which is provided by many of its competitors at this price. Otherwise, we really can’t find a bad thing to say about the D-M40; the sound is well balanced, detailed and full of...

2 expert reviews | 28 user reviews

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Sonos Play: 3

If there was anything holding the Sonos back, it's been the fairly steep price of admission. But the Play:3 speaker lowers the cost of entry...

74 expert reviews | 4133 user reviews

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Bose Soundtouch 120

Bose SoundTouch 120 Home Theater System - can anything beat Bose sound surround system!!! I love it especially the bass. I'd like to buy another speaker to fill the room with even more sound. We have approximately 20 X 24 family room and I think it...

2 expert reviews | 120 user reviews

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Bose Solo 5

The Bose Solo 5 is a simple budget soundbar with a useful universal remote, but its sound quality is a little disappointing

3 expert reviews | 536 user reviews

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Naim UnitiQute 2

There's no point in us mentioning the UnitiQute 2's price again, because if you're serious about audio it won't matter that this is an expensive bit of kit. But, bear in mind it's cheaper than a lot of other Naim hardware, and we think it's every bit...

10 expert reviews

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Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

Several hours of critical listening left our ears feeling a bit fatigued—an issue we didn’t encounter with B&W’s Zeppelin (not entirely an apples-to-oranges comparison, since the Zeppelin is a non-networked iPod dock), but the S5 was a huge hit when we...

89 expert reviews | 4033 user reviews

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Naim Audio MU-SO

The Naim Mu-so speaker tries to be several things at once. It's an AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker you can turn into your home's main sound system, or configure as part of a multi-room setup. It's a Bluetooth speaker that lets you easily stream...

6 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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BOSE Solo 15 Series II

The Solo 15 offers a straightforward way of improving your telly’s sound, plus a level of refinement you won’t find in cheaper units costing less than, say, £250. We wouldn’t expect the subtleties found even further up the ladder but, even at this...

2 expert reviews | 474 user reviews

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Acoustic Research M2

It terms of sound quality the M2 is a superb device, able to deliver a wide range of file formats in exquisite detail. There are a few issues, but these are more to do with general usage, so if you prioritise sound above all else you may be able to...

2 expert reviews


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