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Audio System Reviews

Updated: Oct 24, 2016 00:37
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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 | 750 user reviews

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Audio-Technica AT-LP5

If you want a turntable you can plug straight into your amp and play, with the added bonus of USB output, there is nothing better at this price; the AT-LP5 sounds fantastic

5 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

alaScore 98

Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi

The for £99.99 with free delivery.

2 expert reviews

alaScore 98

Geneva Aerosphere Small

The Geneva AeroSphère Small has followed in the footsteps of its Award-winning bigger brother, sharing the same characteristics but with a smaller body and reduced price

3 expert reviews

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Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III

Bose is heading in the right direction with the latest SoundTouch 20, but sound quality still needs improving

5 expert reviews | 342 user reviews

alaScore 97

Ruark Audio R2 MK3

A simply great streaming speaker, the Ruark Audio R2 contains almost every type of connectivity you'd need, and is easy to control to boot.

4 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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Geneva Aerosphere Large

Geneva’s globe on a pole might look like designer furniture, but it also aims to cut the sonic mustard. HFC takes a listen

7 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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Revo Supersystem

An excellent all-in-one system, with a multitude of talents

1 expert reviews | 7 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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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 | 2 user reviews

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5 expert reviews | 2 user 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...

100 expert reviews | 4217 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...

77 expert reviews | 4161 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AIR 200 V2

The Air 200 V2 is the second generation of Cambridge Audio's Minx Air wireless speaker, which comes equipped with WiFi, apt-X Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect – the latter being a new addition to the feature list.

2 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 | 474 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 | 37 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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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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Denon D-M40DAB

It is difficult to be over complimentary about the D-M40 as a micro hi-fi system at this price; Denon has produced something even better than last year’s Award winner.

2 expert reviews | 42 user reviews

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Onkyo CS-265

The Onkyo CS-265 compact system is a niche product; purist audiophiles will prefer more accomplished individual components, while people on a budget or with space constraints are more likely to stick to headphones or smaller single-unit speakers....

1 expert reviews | 15 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 | 9 user reviews

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Philips BM50

The Izzy BM50 is a multifunction multiroom speaker that's simple to set up

6 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

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Yamaha ISX-80

A disappointing offering from Yamaha, which, in the end, constitutes a rather expensive and not very engaging background listen

5 expert reviews | 6 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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Geneva Model S Wireless DAB+

Best mains-powered wireless speaker £200-£600, Awards 2015. A classy speaker with additional radio features, the Model S Wireless DAB+ has reached wireless hi-fi heaven

4 expert reviews | 15 user reviews


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