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Audio System Reviews

Updated: Oct 23, 2016 00:48
alaScore 92

Vita Audio R4

Ruark's latest version of the R4 is one of the most user-friendly players I've tried, and the walnut cabinet, with its twin drivers and active sub, gives it some excellent acoustic properties. There are a few missing features, namely network...

11 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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Bose Soundtouch 120

I should have returned it during the free return period. It sounds AMAZING. All the other problems are what cause me to not like it. First, you have to have your music on a computer or NAS drive. Can't just load it all up onto a flash drive and plug it...

2 expert reviews | 126 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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Bose Soundtouch 130

Background: 1) I spent weeks visiting various stores to listen to each vendor over 5-10 times each! The list included Bose, Sonos, Martin Logan, Klipsh, Denon Heos, Definitive, Polk, etc. The decision was made after several hours of listening. This...

1 expert reviews | 45 user reviews

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Harman-Kardon Omni 20

Expecting the 5.1 output with the new app this summer. Great speakers. I have placed three of them in the living room and use Spotify from my iPad or iPhone to stream music. Does work well with Apple TV as well.

7 expert reviews | 73 user reviews

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Cyrus Lyric 09

It sits somewhere between traditional hi-fi and smart streamer, but the Lyric 09 sounds so good it hardly matters

2 expert reviews

alaScore 91

Panasonic SC-PMX9

A system with stacks of detail, but its laid-back nature loses too much excitement for our liking

10 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

alaScore 91

Bose Wave music system III

This is an overview of the new Bose Wave Music System III. It discusses the added features and changes compared to previous generation units and hopes to make some predictions too.

21 expert reviews | 451 user reviews

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Bose Soundtouch 20 WIFI

The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.

18 expert reviews | 575 user reviews

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LG Music FLOW H3 NP8340

Music Flow app will also sync local music on your device as well as any network media servers and display it in a music library. Navigating around the app is from a slide out menu and it's simply laid out. Music libraries from music services are...

4 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

alaScore 90

Cyrus Stream X

This is a capable unit that makes a sensible digital ‘hub’

6 expert reviews

alaScore 90

Rega DAC

I urge readers interested in the Rega DAC to contact Mr. Darwin with their thoughts. But to clarify one point: While Steve Daniels did indeed urge me to talk to Rega's Paul Gandy about our coverage of the Rega DAC, I wasn't sure what purpose this would...

14 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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Sharp SD-AT1000H

I was sad when I had to take the Sharp SD-WH1000U WHRAP gear out of my system and return all of it to the case for transport across the country for other ears to enjoy. I loved its flexibility and ease of transition from format to format, not to...

3 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Rega DAC-R

If you’re going to use the Rega DAC-R with anything other than the USB input you’ll end up with one of the best sounding number-crunchers £600 will buy. It’s energetic, yet has enough in the way of subtlety to impress. But if you’re going to use USB...

1 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Audiovox Singtrix Karaoke-System

If you like singing, you're going to want to check out the Singtrix Party Bundle. That's really all there is to it. This thing is really cool, and can do some truly incredible things using your voice.

3 expert reviews

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Denon CEOL Piccolo N5 (DRA-N5 & SC-N5)

Elsewhere the system musters 2 x 65W power output, and uses a ‘simple and straight’ circuit design to keep interference to an absolute minimum.

12 expert reviews | 102 user reviews

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Roberts Blutune

The Roberts BluTune 65 has all the features needed to make it an ultra-convenient bedside table DAB radio. It can charge smartphones and tablets, play music over Bluetooth and even has sleep timers and alarms. All that's missing is top of the range...

2 expert reviews | 146 user reviews

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Marantz M-CR611 Melody Media

There’s no doubt that the M-CR611 is an extremely tempting buy based on its feature list alone, but we wish it had more sonic attack to back it up. Yes, it’s easy to listen to, but we want something more from it in order to hold our interest over...

2 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

alaScore 89

KitSound KSUPSTLNK Upstage 2.1 Soundbar / Link Multiroom Audio Wireless Music...

Absolutely perfect. Just a perfect bit of hardware. The allplay apps (not made by Kitsound) could be better, but the spotify connect integration works perfectly. Really impressed, thank you!

13 user reviews

alaScore 89

Denon D-M39DAB

I bought this item simply because its a Denon. At this price i think it should have Bluetooth, but its ok Sound quality is very good

13 user reviews

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Denon DHT-T110

Ease to set up. Auto start and shut down function is a great idea. The only drawback is not the units fault and that is different quality of sound from TV channels, however there is a compensation in the different modes available in the unit.

1 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

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Audio Dynamix® Pulse-XB edition. Bluetooth V4.0 stereo rechargeable speaker...

rich sound... gets loudish (little distortion)... decent size... solid build... standard usb charger usable (ie phone and car)... bass alarmingly good ... buttons good... better than 2 others i tried (both higher spec an physically biggee - so specs...

23 user reviews

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Samsung HT-J4550

Brilliant when all set up, delivered well with only a slight issue as the system came with the incorrect power cord, despite that, id recommend this system 5/5 :)

10 user reviews

alaScore 89

Pioneer DEH-X5600HD

Good cheap stereo

10 user reviews


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