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9 myths about headphones you shouldn’t believe

9 myths about headphones you shouldn’t believe

Since it’s impossible to compare headphone sound quality when buying online, brands go to great lengths with gimmicky spec lists to try to differentiate their pairs from the crowd. We’ve identified some of the worst offenders below – plus some common flawed assumptions people make when buying, so you can make sure you choose based on what counts.

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Are Alexa and Google Assistant spying on us?

Are Alexa and Google Assistant spying on us?

At least one in five homes in the UK now contains a smart speaker, according to a government report. But do they have a dark side? We dug deeper to find out.

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Has your Sonos speaker stopped working with an old Apple or Android device?

Has your Sonos speaker stopped working with an old Apple or Android device?

If you’ve ever been in the market for a sound bar or wireless speaker, it’s likely that you’ll have come across or even purchased a product by Sonos – a brand...

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Sony WF-1000XM3: you can get £52 off Apple AirPods Pro’s biggest rival

Sony WF-1000XM3: you can get £52 off Apple AirPods Pro’s biggest rival

Originally selling for around £220, you can now grab a pair of Sony's truly wireless earbuds for closer to £170. That's a tidy saving and a tempting offer, but only if they live up to the hype.

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Apple Airpods Pro tested: Are they better than the Sony WF-1000XM3?

Apple Airpods Pro tested: Are they better than the Sony WF-1000XM3?

The Apple Airpods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3 are the first big-brand noise cancelling truly wireless headphones to launch – but which are the best? Sony’s pair made a big splash...

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Will Lidl’s new £25 truly wireless earbuds be music to your ears?

Will Lidl’s new £25 truly wireless earbuds be music to your ears?

When we heard about Lidl’s soon-to-be-launched £25 SilverCrest true wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones, we immediately wondered whether they’d be reasonable enough to satisfy the ears of non-audiophiles who are wallet conscious (and perhaps prone to losing things).

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Revealed: the sound bar brand that owners think you should avoid

Revealed: the sound bar brand that owners think you should avoid

Our latest survey reveals the most reliable, and best, sound bar brands. Which is the best sound bar brand to buy in 2019?

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Five wireless speakers to look out for this Black Friday

Five wireless speakers to look out for this Black Friday

With Black Friday fast approaching, we’ve rounded up some portable wireless speakers that could go on sale for a temptingly low price. Wireless speakers from Ultimate Ears, LG and Sonos...

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Five things you didn’t know you could do with wireless and Bluetooth speakers

Five things you didn’t know you could do with wireless and Bluetooth speakers

Wireless and Bluetooth speakers have one main purpose: to play music. But many pack in a surprising range of features – so be sure to make the most of them....

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Google announces Pixel 4, XL and all-new smart tech

Google announces Pixel 4, XL and all-new smart tech

Google has revealed the much-anticipated Pixel 4 range and a selection of smart home tech at this year’s ‘Made by Google’ event.  Leading the charge are two new Pixel phones,...

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