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Our crack team of hi-fi home cinema and television specialists don't just review and test kit, they have often outrageous and opinions as well on all manner of subjects. If you agree with what's being said or not, feel free to drop us an email and tell us what you think

Marantz Cinema 60 video review out now

Marantz Cinema 60 video review out now

Looks smart, but how does the new cinema 60 perform for the home cinema wizard Steve Withers

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
February 3, 2023
AV receiver
New Video review: Best amplifier of 2022

New Video review: Best amplifier of 2022

Bonkers, that's how Andrew Everard describes his favourite amp of 2022, the hiFi rose RA180

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
February 2, 2023
Video review
New Sennheiser Ambeo Plus soundbar review

New Sennheiser Ambeo Plus soundbar review

The first Ambeo was a big'un in size and sound, the 'Plus' is smaller in every way, except quality

Simon Lucas
Simon Lucas
February 1, 2023
Soundbar
705 S3 blows its forebear out of the room

705 S3 blows its forebear out of the room

Worth the wait: The new 705 S3 from Bowers & Wilkins delivers on its promises

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
January 24, 2023
stereo speakers
Just out! Marantz Cinema 60 AV amplifier review

Just out! Marantz Cinema 60 AV amplifier review

Read it here first: The brand new, exquisitely styled, home cinema essential from Marantz

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
January 11, 2023
Home Cinema
New Year's 4K honours

New Year's 4K honours

Here's our pick of the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to kick off the New year in style

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
January 9, 2023
Best 4K Ultra HD
Six of the best for the New Year

Six of the best for the New Year

Each of the Sound Advice reviewers chose their favourite product for 2022

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
January 9, 2023
top kit for 2022
Bruce Black's pick of 2022 – PMC Twenty5 23i speakers

Bruce Black's pick of 2022 – PMC Twenty5 23i speakers

editor Bruce Black picks a pair of PMC speakers as his 2022 fav bit of kit

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
December 23, 2022
stereo speakers
Ed Selley's Pick of 2022 – Neat Acoustics Petite Classic Speakers

Ed Selley's Pick of 2022 – Neat Acoustics Petite Classic Speakers

Making you grin is a sure fire way to get a product chosen as top choice

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
December 23, 2022
Stereo speakers
John Archer's Pick of 2022 – Philips 65OLED937 TV

John Archer's Pick of 2022 – Philips 65OLED937 TV

Bristling with features, brilliance, sharpness and Ambilight, making it a sure fire favourite

John Archer
John Archer
December 22, 2022
OLED Television
Steve Withers' Pick of 2022: JVC DLA-NZ8 4K projector

Steve Withers' Pick of 2022: JVC DLA-NZ8 4K projector

The JVC DLA-NZ8 4K projector is a firm favourite for 2022 with home cinema expert Steve Withers

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
December 21, 2022
JVC DLA-NZ8
Andrew Everard's Pick of 2022: HiFi Rose RA180 amplifier

Andrew Everard's Pick of 2022: HiFi Rose RA180 amplifier

Andrew Everard picks a "bonkers" amp as his 2022 favourite

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
December 20, 2022
Amplifiers
Simon Lucas's Pick of 2022: Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones

Simon Lucas's Pick of 2022: Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones

Simon Lucas picks a pair of headphones as his bestest for 2022

Simon Lucas
Simon Lucas
December 19, 2022
2022 best of
Let's get physical

Let's get physical

Ultra-Blu-ray discs may not have quite the convenience of streaming but they nail it with quality

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
December 12, 2022
Movies
Philips Fidelio FB1 soundbar

Philips Fidelio FB1 soundbar

Two up-firing Dolby Atmos drivers that light up when the actions going - honestly

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
December 5, 2022
Soundbars
Roksan + Monitor audio sublime stereo system

Roksan + Monitor audio sublime stereo system

Sound Advice LIVE!: Roksan Attessa Streaming Amplifier and Monitor Audio Silver 100 7G Speakers

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
November 28, 2022
The long-awaited Philips 65OLED 937 TV, Live Review

The long-awaited Philips 65OLED 937 TV, Live Review

Philips TV expertise and Bowers & Wilkins sound – does this deliver a stellar performance?

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
November 21, 2022
OLED TV
A Quick Live Guide to choosing components

A Quick Live Guide to choosing components

Thinking of venturing into the world of components to get a spectacular music system?

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
November 17, 2022
System Building
Arcam AVR31 Live review: Watch now

Arcam AVR31 Live review: Watch now

Arcam's flagship home cinema receiver, the AVR31, has a hefty price tag, but is it worth it?

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
November 14, 2022
Sound Advice for buying a soundbar

Sound Advice for buying a soundbar

A reader asked for some Sound Advice for buying the best soundbar; this is what we told him

John Archer
John Archer
November 10, 2022
soundbars
Live Review: Denon AVC-X8500HA AV Amplifier

Live Review: Denon AVC-X8500HA AV Amplifier

Watch Steve Withers' review of the updated beast, the Denon AVC-X8500HA AV amplifier

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
November 9, 2022
AV Receiver
Sound Advice Live, catch-up

Sound Advice Live, catch-up

Interested in movies, music, gaming and streaming? Sound Advice LIVE tells it like it is

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
November 7, 2022
SoundAdvice Live
Bowers & Wilkins headphone battle: PX8 vs PX7 S2

Bowers & Wilkins headphone battle: PX8 vs PX7 S2

Are the new Bowers & Wilkins PX8 headphones £200 better than the PX7 S2? Tune in to find out

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
November 4, 2022
Headphones
Things that go beep in the night

Things that go beep in the night

Sniffy about Electronic music - you shouldnt be, there's some damned good stuff out there

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
November 3, 2022
music
A One, a Two, a 1-2-3-4

A One, a Two, a 1-2-3-4

5 famous first takes of songs where everything was right from the start

Simon Lucas
Simon Lucas
October 13, 2022
Music
Superb Septemberists

Superb Septemberists

Round up of our September reviews, both written and video, what a very smart selection

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
September 30, 2022
reviews
Moving smoothly on

Moving smoothly on

What is High Frame Rate (HFR), where can you get it, and how do you watch it?‍

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
September 23, 2022
TV Tech
New launch: Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series S3 speakers

New launch: Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series S3 speakers

Initial listenings of the new 700 S3 speakers indicate a significant improvement in performance

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
September 21, 2022
loudspeakers
Be at one with the music, Grasshopper

Be at one with the music, Grasshopper

Recommended stereo music systems: Our pick of the finest, at all prices

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
August 29, 2022
Stereo systems
Loewe finds a way

Loewe finds a way

With a 90 plus year history, it's great to be able to welcome Loewe back to the UK

John Archer
John Archer
August 22, 2022
televisions
Grado makes an exotic statement

Grado makes an exotic statement

Cocobolo and ipê are not new dances but the exotic woods used in Grado's new, premium headphones

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
August 19, 2022
Headphones
Tripping the laser light fantastic

Tripping the laser light fantastic

What is a laser projector and why should you want one

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
August 18, 2022
projectors
Watch it like a pro

Watch it like a pro

Getting a better TV viewing experience with the new Filmmaker Mode

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
August 10, 2022
television
Smells like team spirit

Smells like team spirit

A round-up of our recent reviews and my, what spectacular recommendations they are

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
August 4, 2022
new reviews
Joining up the dots

Joining up the dots

Samsung and Sony are upping the OLED ante with Quantum Dot technology

Steve Withers
Steve Withers
July 27, 2022
TV tech
How green is your hi-fi?

How green is your hi-fi?

Energy efficient or a terrible blot on the green landscape - where does hi-fi equipment fit in?

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
July 22, 2022
eco friendly
We were Live on 19 July. Now you can see what we got up to

We were Live on 19 July. Now you can see what we got up to

Our experts get inside the new crop of TVs and tell you all about headphones

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
July 20, 2022
TV advice
Is 8K TV finally the next big thing?

Is 8K TV finally the next big thing?

With Sky set to stream its first 8K show, are 8K TVs finally going to get real?

John Archer
John Archer
July 13, 2022
8k Tv
Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

We have the world's best reviewers testing the world's best kit, with a totally transparent process

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
June 6, 2022
what we do
Rotel's Diamond Duo

Rotel's Diamond Duo

Celebrating 60 years of Excellence, Rotel launches two new premium products

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
June 2, 2022
Rotel new models
iFi goes full stream ahead

iFi goes full stream ahead

We're one of the first to review the brand new iFi Neo Stream music streamer

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
December 15, 2022
streaming
Sound Advice Live 31 October, book now

Sound Advice Live 31 October, book now

We're back with our popular live sessions on 31 october

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
October 19, 2022
Live
The Sound Advice Live sessions: 15 September: Book your seat now

The Sound Advice Live sessions: 15 September: Book your seat now

Join us for our Live sessions on the best streaming services, purist amps and wireless speakers

Bruce Black
Bruce Black
September 8, 2022
We are live
The Sound Advice Mission Position

The Sound Advice Mission Position

Sound Advice is stepping out of the mainstream, both editorially and commercially

Gary Kimberley
Gary Kimberley
June 8, 2022
policy
Performance enhancing tips

Performance enhancing tips

No matter how good your TV, a bit of simple twiddling can make it even better

John Archer
John Archer
June 4, 2022
TV fine tuning
Taking centre stage

Taking centre stage

The cheapest, maybe not the quickest, upgrade to a system is getting the speakers in the right place

Ed Selley
Ed Selley
June 1, 2022
Stereo speakers
Which one is Pink?

Which one is Pink?

What are the best tracks for testing a hi-fi system? There's more to life than Pink Floyd

Andrew Everard
Andrew Everard
May 28, 2022
Hi-Fi testing