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Samsung S95D

Early Verdict It’s too early to make a judgement on the Samsung S95D, but its anti-glare QD-OLED panel is already turning some heads Pros + Impressive anti-glare OLED panel + Bright, punchy colours + Very few compromises when it comes to features Why you can trust What Hi-Fi? Our expert team reviews products in dedicated… Read more

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Audio-Technica ATH-TWX7

The presence of higher-performing, lower-priced alternatives takes the shine off the otherwise adequate Audio-Technica ATH-TWX7 Pros + Neat, well-curated sound + Attractive and well-made + Solid feature set Cons – Beatable battery life – Lacking a truly dynamic sense of fun – Could sound rhythmically snappier Why you can trust What Hi-Fi? Our expert team… Read more

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Pioneer VSA-LX805

This Pioneer shines during large-scale action scenes but could do with more subtlety and nuance Pros + Processing and power for 7.2.4 Atmos systems + Grand and muscular sound + Excellent feature set Cons – Lacks subtlety and richness to vocals – Could be more refined – Can sound congested at times Why you can… Read more

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Pro-Ject Phono Box DS2

Pro-Ject’s Phono Box DS2 is a talented and flexible option. It is certainly worth considering at this price Pros + Clean and refined presentation + Crisp detail + Adjustable cartridge loading + Pleasing build Cons – Sound could do with a little more enthusiasm Why you can trust What Hi-Fi? Our expert team reviews products… Read more

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4

Early Verdict It’s going to be a tough ask given the competition at this level but Sennheiser’s Momentum 4 True Wireless seem ready to give Sony and Apple a run for their money – stay tuned for our final verdict Pros + Refined presentation + Clever battery tech + Comfortable design Cons – No shortage… Read more

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KEF LSX II LT

All the class and poise of the Award-winning KEF LSX II in a streamlined, more affordable package? Count us in Pros + Cohesive, effortlessly balanced performance + Full, well-formed bass + Great value for most users + Compact, desktop size Cons – No aux input – Less luxurious finish options – Loss of wireless link… Read more

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Technics SL-1200GR2

This Technics deck delivers an enjoyable sonic presentation, but its reassuringly robust build quality and easy-to-use operation are the true highlights Pros + Clean and composed sound + Punchy, muscular and solid + Excellent build quality + Lovely to use Cons – Rivals are more insightful – Could be more dynamic and rhythmically precise –… Read more

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Philips OLED808 (55OLED808)

With its broad array of features and talents, the OLED808 really is all things to most people Pros + Dynamic but balanced picture + Good sound by prevailing standards + Ambilight and strong gaming features Cons – Some motion processing peculiarities – Only two HDMI 2.1 sockets – Missing UK catch-up apps Why you can… Read more

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Mission 778X

Mission’s 778X is a superb integrated amplifier with a wonderfully balanced sound and a comprehensive spec sheet Pros + Wonderfully even-handed and unobtrusive presentation + Well-equipped + Great build Cons – No shortage of tough competition Why you can trust What Hi-Fi? Our expert team reviews products in dedicated test rooms, to help you make… Read more

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Technics EAH-AZ40M2

The AZ40M2’s spacious sound, alluring feature set and pleasing design make them worthy competitors, but a lack of musical oomph prevents them from truly troubling the best in class Pros + Open, spacious sound + Well-made and comfortable + Three-way Bluetooth multipoint Cons – Strong competition at this level – Bettered for timing and dynamics… Read more

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Audio Pro Link 2

There’s no arguing with the functionality that’s on offer here, but the sound of the Audio Pro Link 2 needs a bit more urgency Pros + Plug-and-play simplicity + Balanced, quite expansive sound + Good connectivity Cons – Feels a bit cheap even at this price – Sound lacks a little energy and detail –… Read more

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Lindy BNX-60XT

The Lindy BNX-60XT can’t quite deliver on their promise. They do a competent job but don’t bring much joy to your music Pros + Decently integrated midrange and bass + Acceptable noise-cancelling for the budget price Cons – Not a terribly enthusiastic listen – Bass heavy with ANC off – Noise cuts out if headband… Read more

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

Bose has brought its ‘A’ game with the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones – they’re expensive, but they also deliver sound quality and noise cancelling straight from the top drawer Pros + Folding design + Rich, full-bodied sound + Punchy, dynamic delivery + Exceptional noise cancelling Cons – Immersive Audio is unconvincing – Expensive compared to key… Read more

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Ultimate Ears Epicboom

The burly Epicboom is a well-made and eminently likeable plus-sized portable, yet we have our doubts as to whether it can compete sonically with the market’s best. Pros + Broad, expansive sound + Attractive and well-made + Strong feature set Cons – A little artificial sounding – Rivals offer more insight and musicality Why you… Read more

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Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED QL50F601

Budget TVs are hard to get right, but the 50-inch Omni QLED succeeds where others have failed thanks to a consistent, considered performance and impressive feature set Pros + Balanced, consistent picture quality + App-packed, user-friendly OS + Surprisingly decent gaming specs Cons – Slightly smeary motion – Lacks the brightness of higher-end TVs Why… Read more

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