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Our recommended products reviews should be easy to understand and tell you what you need to know to decide if it is the right model for you.

But we're realistic, some of the kit is complicated and expensive and you may want some more info or reassurance before buying, so we offer this free, unique service to ask one of our expert reviewers for some (no techie talk) personalised information, by video, telephone, or email.

How does it work?

To get up to 15 mins of free, personalised advice (you may just have one question) there's a few simple steps below that you need to do to book a date and time with one of the reviewers for a relaxed chat about the models that you are interested in. For example you may want to now how well it will fit in with an existing system, or whether it is easy enough to operate by anyone in the family.

Rest assured, our reviewers are well versed in answering queries, from the simple to the complex, they understand peoples' concerns and will give you sound advice (ha ha) that is easy to understand, whatever your level of technical interest.

What happens next?

After the consultation about a product, the reviewer will ask you if you see it, try it, buy it. If so, we'll put you in touch with a local specialist retailer to take care of all of that.

And at some stage, we'd appreciate feedback on how this part of the process went for you.

Are my details kept?

Before the consultation you will be asked if you are ok with the session being recorded, so that we can use it to improve the service. If you prefer not to have it recorded, thats not an issue.

We'll keep your name on email on our data base to keep you up to date with Sound Advice news and events, but again, if you want to opt out of that, it is your choice.

Here's what to do

  • Click the Book a call button on the right or on any of the review pages to access the calendar to find a suitable date and time slot.
  • Fill in a few simple questions - what do you want to discuss, with who, what's your preferred method of communication
  • Once we get your request, we'll be back in touch within a few hours to confirm
  • It's that simple...
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John Archer

John Archer

John Archer knows more about televisions , projectors and 4 K blu-ray than probably any other human being on the planet, mainly because for last 25 years, he's being watching movies and reviewing more or less non stop

Bruce Black

Bruce Black

Editor, hi-fi nerd, enthusiast

Verity Burns

Verity Burns

Verity burns writes for Sound Advice as well as Wired, Metro, The Observer, TechRadar and BBC ScienceFocus

Richard Charnley

Richard Charnley

Hi-fi is my hobby, bashing writers over the head to get copy in on time is my job

Samantha Edwards

Samantha Edwards

Samantha is the balance to the somewhat senior reviewers, bringing fresh ideas and a deep understanding of social media benefits

Andrew Everard

Andrew Everard

Andrew Everard, hi-fi journalist, has been reviewing kit for more than 30 years

Gary Kimberley

Gary Kimberley

Gary is the commercial brains behind Sound Advice and its fair to say that he understands a business plan far better than he does the everlasting appeal of vinyl.

Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas cut his audio teeth as a shop lad before becoming editor of what Hi-Fi?, followed by a highly successful freelance career

Rahiel Nasir

Rahiel Nasir

Rahiel Nasir, cut his audio teeth on Kraftwerk, before becoming editor of What Hi-Fi?

Ed Selley

Ed Selley

Ed Selley has been reviewing hi-fi kit for 14 years as well as doing just about everything else in the consumer electronics industry

Steve Withers

Steve Withers

Steve withers is our resident home cinema specialist, there's nothing he doesn't know about setting up a perfect AV system and he's a fully-qualified (ISF, THX and HAA) audio and video calibrator