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Updated: Dec 1, 2015 01:38
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Sony HT-ST3

Sound modes include Standard, Movie, Music and Virtual Football, a new setting designed to replicate the acoustics of a stadium – perfect for watching England flunk out of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround aims to fill...

8 expert reviews | 130 user reviews

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Klipsch R-20B

When it comes to clarifying the details and adding a theatrical flair to movies or music, Klipsch’s R20-B is no slouch. But for $800, you should get a moonroof and a spoiler, not vinyl seats and a tape deck. The R20-B aims to wow with performance, and...

3 expert reviews

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Outdoor Tech. Buckshot

It may not sound great, but the Buckshot Pro is a versatile little wireless speaker.

1 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17

Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 17 is the first speaker in the world that meets the WiSA standard for wireless audio. Decoded sound up to 24-bit/48kHz (WiSA is capable of 96kHz, but 48kHz is imposed for signal robustness) is transmitted to each active speaker.

3 expert reviews

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Ruark MR1

Although it produces excellent sound, whether your source is wired directly to the speakers or beamed wirelessly over Bluetooth, £300 is a lot for a pair of monitor speakers. You could buy two Best Buy-winning

2 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Cambridge Audio AERO 5

Cambridge Audio is probably best known at the moment for its popular Minx compact speaker range, which uses Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers to generate a large soundstage that belies their diddy dimensions, and the success of BMRs inside the Minx...

2 expert reviews

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Pioneer SW-8

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 subwoofer offers remarkable performance, not just for its very inexpensive price but because it competes with much more expensive units. With the $160 stock model, the SW-8MK2 already has excellent bass extension and tonality. If...

1 expert reviews | 158 user reviews

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KEF E-305

One glorious Easter some years back, I got a knock at the door and a parcel was delivered. It was a cool bit of packaging, with the shattered remains of what had once been a chocolate Easter egg, in the shape of KEF's latest ‘egg' speaker, inside. As a...

9 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Polk Audio 265 LS Each 6.5" in-wall speaker

This in-wall speaker is rich sounding, well designed and durable. It's the clear winner in this category.

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Dynaudio XEO 3

It’s also nice to see that you get cables for all inputs in the box – optical, 3.5mm, RCA and USB.

17 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Dynaudio Excite X14

Where they're good, though, the Dynaudios are very, very good. Stick to music that doesn't fluster them – well recorded material that deson't demand much in the way of dynamic headroom – and they're among the criispest, cleanest and glossiest...

5 expert reviews

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Dali Fazon

While Danish brand DALI offers a varied speaker range across the worlds of home cinema and hi-fi, its products share design characteristics at all price points. The most obvious is the use of wood fibre drivers – which differ from more conventional...

25 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Monitor Audio Silver 6

Monitor Audio is a revered name in audio circles but if you're yet to sample its wares then this newly-buffed Silver series is a superb starting place. Sandwiched between the Gold and Bronze ranges, it marks the point where you start getting a proper...

4 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Q Acoustics Concept 20

Looking for a pair of top class sub-£500 standmounters? Q Acoustics' Concept 20s could well be the answer

8 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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McIntosh XR200

This month, McIntosh's luxe XR200 loudspeakers are dropping into an authorized retail store near you, and they're worth a look. Dark and dangerous-looking, the speakers also have tone chops to match. They're spendy, for sure, but their amazing sound...

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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Definitive Technology ProCinema 600

Experts say that the Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 delivers big and beautiful sound for movies and music without overwhelming a room. While bigger and pricier systems can deliver more on the low end, the small but powerful subwoofer of...

6 expert reviews | 345 user reviews

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Audioengine 5 Speaker System

Wow. How did five years go by so quickly? We first became aware of Audioengine in early 2007, when the company asked if we'd be interested in evaluating its A5 self-powered speakers. It's now 2012, and we have the revamped A5+ self-powered speakers on...

46 expert reviews | 881 user reviews

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Canton DM 9

Canton’s wall-mountable soundbar boasts stupendous sound quality despite its slender dimensions, but Q Acoustics’ equally brilliant but cheaper rival sticks a soundbar-shaped fly in the ointment.

2 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Bowers&Wilkins MM-1

We’d like to tell you that the MM-1 is comparably priced to speaker systems made by the likes of Logitech, Altec Lansing, or even Klipsch, but 500 clams puts it at the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re as passionate about audio quality as you are...

29 expert reviews | 225 user reviews

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Samsung HW-F751

At its current price, the HW-F751 has one big advantage over its main rival: it comes with a wireless subwoofer in the box. That makes it around £600 less than a Sonos Sub and Playbar combination, and although it lacks the ability to upgrade to 5.1,...

9 expert reviews | 152 user reviews

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Wharfedale Diamond 10

That lively enclosure bothered me a little, but I suspect that the oversensitive upper-frequency array better balances the generous low frequencies. Certainly, I had been impressed by the Diamond 10.7's sound quality when I first auditioned it at the...

28 expert reviews | 375 user reviews

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Quad L-ITE

Quad is one of those great speaker companies whose pedigree encapsulates some of the fascinating and significant parts of audio history. The name is an acronym for Quality Unit Amplifier Domestic. Born in London in 1936, the company first produced...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Soundmatters FOXL Dash 7

While it's a bit overpriced, the Soundmatters FoxL Dash 7 is a superslim Bluetooth speaker that sounds very good for its size.

4 expert reviews | 40 user reviews

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Definitive Technology Incline

Definitive Technology's Incline is a stereo desktop PC speaker system with plenty of power and lovely balance. The angled contour delivers sound upward to the listener's ears, which is a design decision often overlooked by competitors. At $399, the...

3 expert reviews | 62 user reviews

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Sony SRS-BTX300

You have to hand it to Sony—the company really has no clue how to concisely name a product, even after all these years. Thus, kind reader, we will refer to the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker SRS-BTX300 henceforth as simply the BTX300 for the sake of...

3 expert reviews | 807 user reviews


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