What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Bose Noise Cancelling 700
View online review whf.cm/NCH700 Few products come with a reputation quite like Bose’s new headphones. The Noise Cancelling 700 are the latest in a long line of Bose QuietComfort noise-cancellers that for much of that time have set the benchmark in t
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Sony WH-1000XM3
View online review whf.cm/WH-1000XM3 Prior to the summer of 2016, Sony didn’t have a premium pair of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones in its arsenal, so it is even more surprising that the WH-1000XM3 over-ears are among the best wireless headpho
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Cartridges
View offers whf.cm/BBCartridges Best cartridge under £150, Awards 2020 This is a wonderfully balanced and entertaining moving magnet cartridge that will work well with a wide range of record players. Type MM Tracking weight 2.0g “The sound it delive
What Hi-Fi?2 min cititeComputers
Amazon Prime Video Tips, Tricks And Features
Read more at… www.whathifi.com/advice Setting up a ‘Household’ account Amazon Prime Video will recommend content based on your viewing history - but what if you’re really into crime thrillers, your other half loves romantic comedies and the kids love
What Hi-Fi?1 min cititeComputers
STREAMING APPS & SERVICES
December 2016 Its accessibility, ease of use, huge catalogue and more mature music discovery are reasons why Spotify remains at the top of the pile. Sound quality Up to 320kbps Ogg Vorbis Offline playback Yes Best music streaming service, Awards 2020
What Hi-Fi?1 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Don’t Judge These Books…
When is a pair of speakers not a pair of speakers? When it’s a fully blown 21st Century hi-fi system. The arrival of properly working wireless protocols, and some product miniaturisation, has meant that all-in-one systems (p28) can now stand hidden i
What Hi-Fi?2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Insider Top Five Launches
£tbc Samsung has upped the ante and the channel count for its 2021 soundbar range, with the flagship Q950A marking its first 11.1.4-channel offering. The whole package comprises a main soundbar, a wireless subwoofer and two 9500s wireless surround sp
What Hi-Fi?1 min citite
Mains Products
View offers whf.cm/BBMainsProducts September 2015 Great value, the highlight being how well it allows for greater detail, attack and dynamics. For the price, it’s a brilliant entry-level purchase. Type Block Mains filter Yes No. of plugs 6 September
What Hi-Fi?2 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Phono Stages
View offers whf.cm/BBPhonoAmps Awards 2017 A fine entry-level phono stage that will deliver a crisp and exciting sound from any good price-compatible moving magnet cartridge. Type MM Dimensions (hwd) 5 x 16 x 11cm July 2018 A gem of a phono amplifier
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititePerforming Arts
Televisions
MAKE THE FOCUS OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT HUB A GOOD ONE  View offers whf.cm/BBTelevisions Best 40-43in TV, Awards 2020 Does a remarkably good job in terms of core picture and sound performance and boasts the best, most-app packed operating system in the
What Hi-Fi?3 min citite
Austrian Audio Hi-X50
View offers Headphones | £199 | whf.cm/Hi-X50 Austrian Audio isn’t the most interesting of names for a new hi-fi manufacturer, is it? Though it shows a certain lack of imagination, it also has the air of a belt and braces company and we like that. Au
What Hi-Fi?1 min cititeComputers
What Is DSD Audio?
Read more at… www.whathifi.com/advice DSD and SACD DSD (Direct Stream Digital) was conceived as a way of archiving old analogue recordings, it was designed to be a simpler, more space efficient way of storing digital music data. How does DSD work? DS
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Beats Solo Pro
View online review whf.cm/SoloPro The Beats Solo Pro are “transformative,” says Pharrell Williams as he twiddles knobs in his studio. “There’s like a switch that goes off in my mind. It’s just like, ‘Oh, that’s it. It’s ready’.” Far be it from us to
What Hi-Fi?1 min cititePerforming Arts
Home Cinema Amplifiers
View offers whf.cm/BBHomeCinemaAmps Best home cinema amplifier under £750, Awards 2020 Sony’s latest AV amp is a return to form, with cutting-edge features (inc. Dolby Atmos) and a compelling sound. It ticks all the right boxes. Power 7 x 100W Dolby
What Hi-Fi?7 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Why I Won’t Be wearing Noise-cancelling Headphones
When the What Hi-Fi? team receives a shiny new pair of wireless headphones for review, if noise-cancelling isn’t on the feature list, the product may as well go home and come back only when it has tried harder – unless it atones for this glaring omis
What Hi-Fi?2 min cititeComputers
Just One Thing…
Think of a hi-fi system and the image you conjure first is very likely to be that of a pair of speakers connected to an amplifier connected to a source or two – perhaps even the set-up you have at home. But, as you’ll know, audio systems no longer re
What Hi-Fi?1 min cititePerforming Arts
Home Cinema Blu-ray Players
View offers whf.cm/BBBlurayPlayers March 2020 A highly competent machine at an impressively low price, this 4K Blu-ray player represents a big step up from streaming your UHD content. Compatibility 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD HDMI out 1 Best 4K Blu-
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
View offers Stereo speakers £499 | whf.cm/Diamond123 Mention the words ‘Wharfedale Diamond’, and the image that comes to mind is that of a small, talented budget standmounter. That description applies to the original speakers from 1982, as well as th
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Bowers & Wilkins PX7
View online review whf.cm/PX7 Two years after its first effort, the five-star PX headphones, Bowers & Wilkins’ second pair of flagship noise-cancellers arrived in the shape of the PX7. The company hopes that its combination of proprietary driver tech
What Hi-Fi?4 min citite
Audio Physic Avanti 35
■ Stereo speakers ■ £6066 It has been four years since we last listened to Audio Physic’s long-running Avanti floorstanders. Back then, we liked what we heard. Their unusually clean and articulate sound impressed us, though we wished they offered a b
What Hi-Fi?8 min citite
Stereo Speakers
View offers whf.cm/BBHifiSpeakers March 2018 A small speaker that inherits all the Spektor 2’s good traits, pumping out an energetic and entertaining sound for an affordable price. Size (hwd) 24 x 14 x 20cm Bi-wire No Finishes 2 “If you’re looking re
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Akg Y600nc
View online review whf.cm/Y600NC We’re always excited to welcome a new pair of Y-series AKG headphones into the office – and not just because it gives us an excuse for some ‘why?’ and ‘why not?’ puns. AKG’s headphones are normally there or thereabout
What Hi-Fi?6 min cititeComputers
Moon 680D
■ Network ■ streamer £8900 If you’re the kind of person who judges hi-fi by its specifications, high-end network streamers present quite a problem. On paper, there’s usually little to separate them from those available at a fraction of their price. T
What Hi-Fi?5 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Portable Headphones
View offers whf.cm/BBHeadphones Best in-ear headphones under £50, Awards 2020 The latest version of Soundmagic’s budget in-ears continues to impress with a full-bodied, energetic and informative sound. In-line controls Yes Cable length 1.2m April 201
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC
View online review whf.cm/LagoonANC Beyerdynamic is one of the oldest audio companies still operating, so the fact this pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones is reminiscent of the inside of a nightclub is something of a surprise. The Lagoon AN
What Hi-Fi?1 min citite
Speaker Stands
View offers whf.cm/BBSpeakerStands Best speaker stand, Awards 2020 A speaker stand that impresses with how weighty and dynamic it allows systems to sound. Considering the price, it’s something of a steal. Height 60cm Fillable Yes Finishes 4 (pole), 3
What Hi-Fi?1 min citite
Discover The Latest In Hi-Fi And Home Cinema
SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021 The key trends, technologies, products and brands that will shape the hi-fi market over the coming years. Becky Roberts We zone in on the next big products and technologies that you should know about for 2021 and beyond. Joe Co
What Hi-Fi?3 min cititeComputers
Kef Lsx
You could say that all-in-one active wireless speaker systems are a case of thinking inside, rather than outside, the box. Whether they rely on an external connectivity hub, as the Dali and Q Acoustics do, or not, the core of the system lies within t
What Hi-Fi?4 min cititeTechnology & Engineering
Dali IO-6
View online review whf.cm/iO-6 The Dali IO-6 wireless noise-cancelling headphones mark the Danish brand’s first foray into headphone manufacture. Better known for its Award-winning Oberon and Spektor speakers, Dali is late to the table when it comes
What Hi-Fi?1 min citite
What Hi-Fi?
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