Sound Blaster Katana V2 vs BlasterX Katana – Creative’s new £299 soundbar comes with a bigger subwoofer & better connectivity

A couple of days ago, Creative announced the new Sound Blaster Katana V2 soundbar which is their new flagship gaming soundbar with Super X-Fi Headphone Holography and more. This will sit above the existing BlasterX Katana, but below the home theatre orientated £900 Dolby Atmos Creative SXFI Carrier, which I somehow didn’t realise existing until … Read more

Creative T60 Desktop Speakers Review – Perfect computer speakers for small offices and work from home setups

Creative have been refreshing their line-up of products at a furious rate the past few months. The Creative T60 is the latest launch from the brand that includes its new Creative App with its SmartComms kit. These speakers, therefore, introduce USB connectivity and allow people to use a 3.5mm microphone or headset and use the … Read more

Creative T60 2.0 Speakers launched with SmartComms for £70 – Ideal for a work from home set-up with better connectivity & features vs Gigaworks T40 Series II

It looks like Creative plans to upgrade most of its audio products with access to the new Creative App and its SmartComms kit. The latest is the Creative T60 speakers, which are more advanced than the existing T40 and T20 series by using USB-C connectivity rather than a 3.5mm aux in (though they still have that). … Read more

Best 5.1 Speakers for PC Gaming in 2021 – Slim pickings means a home theatre soundbar or receiver may be better

Page 2 has alternative options including soundbars Following my recent review of the Creative Sound Blaster X4 external soundcard, which has 5.1 output, I thought I would look into the best surround sound speaker options for PC gaming. In recent years, the trend has shifted away from 5.1 surround for PC gaming. Creative is the … Read more

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

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

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