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THX Onyx

THX Onyx

The THX Onyx’s ability to deliver clear, detailed sound is its biggest plus, good for music, films and games at home or on-the-go. Pros Exciting, lively performanceMQA supportMore affordable than it was at launchWorks with music, film/TV and games Cons Can overplay its hand if not in the right mode for PCs Availability UKRRP: £149.99 […]

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Sonus Faber Omnia

Sonus Faber Omnia

A luxury wireless speaker offering elegant looks and excellent sound, the Sonus Faber Omnia is tailored for the streaming age but can work with turntables and TVs, too. Its expensive, but great quality audio often is. Pros Elegant appearanceWide range of connection optionsConsistently clear, spacious and big sound across various sources Cons Incurs a premium […]

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Sony SRS-XG300

Sony SRS-XG300

A portable wireless speaker that delivers extensive battery life and rich sound quality. The SRS-XG300 lives to entertain at parties or outdoors, and does so at a price that’s very attractive. Pros Rich, likable sound Solid portabilityLong battery lifeFun audio effects/customisations Cons Not the most detailed presentationA little heavy to carry Availability UKRRP: £219 USARRP: […]

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

A few tweaks rather than massive changes would appear to make the Wonderboom 3 a safe update, but the audio is the best it’s been, enough to cement its position as one of the smarter budget portable speaker buys. Pros Improved audioExtended battery lifeResilient build qualityMore sustainable designSame price as before Cons Lack of USB-C […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-WP900

Audio-Technica ATH-WP900

Get beyond what might seem like their anachronistic configuration, and the ATH-WP900 are an extremely accomplished pair of headphones. Pros Even-handed, entertaining and revealing soundGreat mid-range immediacyConvincing soundstaging Cons Can be spooked by high volumesDon’t enjoy low-res contentBold pricing Key Features Drivers53mm dynamic drivers Frequency responseClaimed 5Hz-50kHz Introduction Iconic, like legendary, is a word that’s […]

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Triangle Esprit Antal EZ

Triangle Esprit Antal EZ

In certain circumstances, the Triangle Esprit Antal EZ are among the most engaging floorstanders such money can buy. But they don’t have the sort of all-round ability that can turn “certain” into “all”. Pros Big, bold, upfront soundReal scale and presenceEffective tweeter arrangement Cons Can sound rather relentlessNo fans of small-scale, down-tempo contentDemand plenty of […]

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Marshall Emberton II

Marshall Emberton II

The Emberton II boasts the same stylish looks as the original model, but benefits from tweaks to its audio and app support, while also boosting dust-resistance and battery life. As a wireless speaker you can take to the park, beach or on holiday – the Emberton II comes highly recommended. Pros Clearer, more detailed soundExtended […]

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Tribit StormBox Micro 2

Tribit StormBox Micro 2

An excellent, versatile outdoor speaker that brings improvements in battery life, sound quality and features. The StormBox Micro 2 offers excellent value for its price and should be on the shopping list for anyone who partakes in adventurous outdoor activities. Pros Improved sound over originalBoosted battery lifeCan charge other devicesAffordable priceDust and waterproof design Cons […]

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Pure Evoke Play

Pure Evoke Play

The Pure Evoke Play is a classic DAB and internet radio, with Bluetooth. While it goes easy in terms of putting “tech” front and centre, its overly bassy, boomy sound does music few favours. Pros Triple speaker array delivers good clarityFairly easy to useNice-looking wool speaker grille Cons Overinflated, boomy bassBattery not included Limited alarm […]

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Honor Watch GS 3

Honor Watch GS 3

The Honor Watch GS 3 is a better sports and fitness watch than smartwatch, offering decent battery life and an attractive design and display to match. If you’re on the lookout for the best smartwatch at this price, though, there are stronger options available right now. Pros Vibrant screenStrong sports and fitness trackingGood battery life […]