Mitchell Acoustics uStream One Review – True wireless Bluetooth bookshelf speakers for less wire mess

You have heard of True Wireless earphones; almost every brand offers a pair. Now it is time for true wireless speakers; as the name suggests, the speakers are not physically wired up to each other but connect via Bluetooth for their stereo connection. Unlike the TWS earphone counterpart, there are still some wires; you have … Read more

Bose Virtually Invisible 300 Wireless Rear Surround Speakers Review

I reviewed the fantastic Bose Soundtouch 300 Soundbar a year ago, while it is an expensive investment it is one of the best soundbars on the market. It also has one significant selling point over many competing brands; you can expand the system with both surround sound speakers and a subwoofer. Soundbars are a great … Read more

Huawei Sound now available for £199.99 – The Huawei X Devialet collab has more connectivity, still no Spotify streaming – What else is different vs Sound X?

I loved the Huawei Sound X, it has an awesome room-filling sound with incredible bass making it the best Bluetooth speaker I have reviewed. However, it was just that, a Bluetooth speaker, and with a £300 price tag at the time of launch, it wasn’t cheap either. You can now buy it for just £179 … Read more

Buyers Guide – Affordable Desktop Amps for Passive Speakers – Ditch the active speakers for superior sound and upgradability

Like most people, I have always used active speakers with my computer; they are generally affordable and simple to use. Plug them in, and away you go. Active speakers come in various shapes, sizes and at a wide range of budgets. I have covered several excellent options from Edifier recently. I bought the Acoustic Energy … Read more

Edifier R2000DB Review – Active bookshelf speakers for superior PC audio

I have reviewed a few Edifier speakers now, and they offer a wide range of options for people looking for affordable options. I previously reviewed the excellent Edifier R1850DB, the R2000DB are a step up in the product range, offering a superior specification in a similar but physically larger design. While the Edifier R2000DB may … Read more

Bluesound Pulse MINI 2i multi-room speaker Review – A high-res audio Sonos Play:5 alternative

Sonos may dominate the world of multiroom streaming speakers, but they are not necessarily the best all round. Bluesound has supported hi-resolution audio formats from the beginning, offering a key feature that Sonos, previously, did not offer. Things have changed a little since the launch of the Sonos S2 platform, which now offers hi-resolution formats, … Read more

Huawei Sound X Review – Devialet Bluetooth speaker collab for room-filling audio but no smart technology or streaming

During the Huawei Mate 30 launch, the Huawei Speaker X was announced, a smart speaker co-developed by French brand famed for their high-end ultra-powerful Phantom speakers. At the time it was announced with December 2019 availability, however, for people in Europe and the UK it sort of fizzled out with no word on if or … Read more

Sonos Arc vs Beam vs Playbar – Sonos finally updates the Playbar for serious home cinema with eArc offering Dolby Atmos and TrueHD

Sonos was doing smart speakers before they were a thing, and they do them well with some incredible options. However, when it comes to home cinema, they have been flagging behind. The soundbar market has boomed as people realise they can get the benefit of a multi-speaker system from just one device. Sonos first introduced … Read more

Wharfedale Exson S Review – A premium & versatile portable speaker in a crowded marketplace.

I was previously very impressed with the Wharfedale Exson M its affordable price and big sound won me over. The Exson S is its smaller brother but actually costs more, it is a more convenient size being more bag friendly and the design is a bit more appealing. Specification Model: Exson S Waterproof: IPX7 (up … Read more

Anker Soundcore Flare Plus Review – A £110 Waterproof Portable 360° Bluetooth Speaker

I have always been on the fence with portable Bluetooth speakers, the concept is great, but they rarely sound amazing. The one exception was the Ultimate Ears Megablast which sounds awesome but costs £179.99. The Anker Soundcore Flare Plus is the bigger brother to the normal Flare and hopefully should provide that extra power to achieve … Read more