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New Apple Airpods and Samsung Galaxy Buds launched – but which ones should you buy?

Apple and Samsung have launched their latest truly wireless headphones with the upgraded Apple AirPods and new Samsung Galaxy Buds. But how do their earbuds compare to heavyweight rivals such...

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Surprising speaker brands topping our tests: are you paying too much for big brands?

Surprise successes and disappointing flops have been revealed in our recent months of audio testing. Plus some remarkable trends have developed, with some lesser-known and unheard-of brands excelling in our...

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Vinyl sales are surging – but do records really sound better?

Vinyl sales reached their 11th consecutive year of growth in 2018, with 4.2 million vinyl LPs sold in the UK. But can old turntable technology really match the latest digital...

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Sound bars that promise crystal clear speech but leave you straining your ears

We tell you which sound bars are good at making speech sound clear in TV and movies, and which ones aren’t so good.

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The Polk Audio Command Bar is £199 at Richer Sounds – but is it worth buying?

Polk Audio’s Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa, allowing you to effortlessly play, pause, rewind and adjust the volume using your voice. All you have to do is speak out...

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Headphones for fitness: find the best pair to keep up your routine

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get fit and you’re still managing to keep up the regime, it’s worth investing in a decent pair of sports-friendly headphones to...

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Microsoft Surface Headphones: the best headphones for Windows?

Over the past few months, we’ve tested a whole range of headphones designed for specific uses, including the Microsoft Surface Headphones, which aim to be a perfect pairing for Windows...

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Dolby Atmos sound bars: can they really manage cinema-quality audio?

Dolby Atmos was initially introduced to the world through cinemas and is considered the crème de la crème of sound bar features. It’s the newest development in surround sound and...

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Which? reveals highest-scoring portable speaker in three years

Our expert lab reveal our top-scoring portable speaker since 2015 with those tested including the Marshall Kilburn II (Bluetooth), Anker Soundcore Flare and Marshall Stanmore II, plus our experts recommend sound settings for each.

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Sound bars with subwoofers: do they really produce better sound?

Most sound bars come with an additional speaker called a subwoofer, which is designed to provide extra bass. Subwoofers can be built in or come as an external box –...

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