Google working on “Chromecast for Audio”

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Google is working on bringing similar tech to its Chromecast to audio devices - enabling you to send music to speakers, soundbars and other devices for playback. According to Slash Gear, "Google Cast for Audio" will be a completely open system, which manufacturers will be encouraged to bake directly into their wireless speaker systems. There…

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Sonos announces wifi boost product

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If you've got a Sonos wireless music system, chances are you'll both swear by it, but also worry about the wifi signal - especially if you live in a built up area. Which is presumably why Sonos has today announced the "Sonos Boost" signal booster. The Boost plugs directly into your router and will apparently…

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REVIEW: Ultimate Ears Boom Bluetooth speaker

Gerald Lynch Hi-Fi Systems, Home Appliances, Reviews, Tech Digest news 8 Comments

An attractive and deafeningly loud Bluetooth speaker with waterproof credentials, the Ultimate Ears Boom is a neat speaker. But can it justify its high cost? Read our full review to find out!

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Sennheiser taking the battle to Beats with Momentum on-ear headphone range

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Looking to take the battle for a place on your bonce to Beats, Sennheiser have revealed their latest Momentum headphones. Aiming at a slightly older, more sophisticated market than the teen-orientated Beats headphones that sparked the current boom in fashion-conscious…

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Onkyo iPhone 5 compatible CS-255DAB Hi-Fi mini system announced

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Onkyo have just announced their latest mini Hi-Fi system, the CS-2555DAB. Reasonably priced, it's one of the rare mini Hi-Fi systems to offer certified connectivity with Apple's lightning connection-equipped iPhone 5 smartphone. Packaged with a pair of two-way speakers (each…

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