Who is Still Buying CDs and Why? The Demand for Higher Quality Sound

Chris Havell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Havell

Streaming, while impressive, still only accounts for 12.6 per cent of all the music consumed in the UK. An even bigger surprise might be the fact that together, CD and vinyl still accounted for a huge 49 per cent of all Album Equivalent Sales (AES) in 2014.

10 Gadgets to Take on Holiday in 2015

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Let's take a look at 10 of the best gadgets to take with you abroad this summer. Where possible, we've provided a cheaper and premium option.

11 questions to ask when you buy a new soundsystem

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

Before you start reading the tech specifications for high-fidelity speakers on Amazon, remember that your sound system should defer to your needs. Not...

Why Cheaper Speakers Might Be A False Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Technical speaker specifications aren't everyone's choice of bedtime reading. Phrases such as 'near field' and 'ultra linear frequency response' t...

These Audio Gadgets Are Pushing The Boundaries

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The life of the audiophile is a tough one. From the constant battle to have the highest-quality music, to the eternal struggle of finding the best qua...

This Speaker Literally Floats In Mid-Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bluetooth speakers are almost entirely boring. Yes, they're neat if you've never owned one before. And yes they fulfil a useful function. But they...

Sonos Now Comes With Tons Of Free Music

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech

As you know, or should know, Sonos speakers are amazing. They sound great, connect wirelessly, come in all shapes and sizes and will slowly eat your b...

WIN A JBL Flip Portable Wireless Speaker Worth £99.99

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet the JBL Flip portable wireless stereo speaker. Ready to play wherever you go, it’s compact and portable, but don’t let its small size fool yo...

This Speaker Is So Loud It Will Kill You

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

How far would you go for the ultimate sound system? Surround sound? A sub-woofer the size of a family car? How about this... This horn is the lo...

Where Did All the Wires Go? The Bluetooth Audio Revolution

Chris Havell | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Havell

If you think cassette tape-players and boom-boxes are old school, then you may be surprised to know that headphones have been around for much longer than either of them. With over 130 years of heritage, the headphone has come a long way.

MAD World

David Julian Price | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Never let it be said that British hi-fi is boring, or British hi-fi manufacturers for that matter. UK audio products are always interesting, but some of the characters behind them never cease to amaze me.

WATCH:The See-Through Speaker You Never Knew You Needed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

What's the most annoying thing about your current speaker set-up? Is it the sound quality? The price you had to pay for it? The fact it doesn't have A...

10 Best Speakers You Can Buy In 2014

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

So you want to buy some speakers? Neat. Not only has Beck just released an excellent new album, also never been a better selection of amazing hardw...

This Speaker Is Made From A Single Sheet Of A4 Paper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

There are definitely speakers that sound better than this - but there are none which are quite so… flat. Designed by Coralie Gourguechon, this pa...

9 Best Speakers You Can Buy For Christmas 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

So you want to buy some speakers this Christmas, but you don't know where to start? Luckily, you're entering the market at the right time. There's ...

'Spotify Connect' Is A New Assault On The Home Streaming Market

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

Spotify has launched a new assault on the home audio market. Current home streaming systems such as Apple's AirPlay generally require the use of a ...

Flexible Ultra-Thin 'Ionic' Speaker Could Cover Your TV In Sound

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

A new type of speaker made out of a thin, clear gel could point the way for TVs to come with sound systems built right onto the screen. Developed a...

It's Time to 'Lean in' and Do Something About Diversity at Tech Events

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

Having a greater variety of voices, backgrounds and experiences represented makes conferences better, and that, in turn, makes the tech industry better. But for that to happen, organisers need to be more proactive about recruiting diverse speakers, and more of us need to get over our nerves, grab opportunities where they come, and put ourselves forward.

What's The Best HiFi Set-Up You Can Buy?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Tech

So you want to buy some speakers, but you don't know where to start? We can't blame you. The time when you just popped down to the electronics stor...

'Football Mode' Sound System Can Remove Commentary From Sports TV

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Tech

Sony has unveiled a new sound system which it says can remove the commentary from football matches. Its top-of-the-range BDV-N7100W Blu-Ray system ...

Michael Rundle

Orbitsound's T9 Speaker Vs. The Worst Noise In The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Tech

Sound is not the same as noise. Sound is the pleasant ambience of the world. The birds chirping, the bees buzzing, the gentle traffic crashing on ...

Win An Orbitsound Soundbar Worth £299

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Tech

Win a super slick speaker system for your home or office. The award-winning Orbitsound T12v3 is an elegant high-gloss piano-black soundbar, which ...

Surround Sound On Any TV: New Bose Soundsystem

Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Tech

Bose just announced two soundbar systems for home theaters, the Lifestyle 135 System and CineMate 1 SR System. The devices use a single bar to emit wh...

Was Bronze the Best Way to Commemorate Ronald Reagan, Even on 4th July?

Max Atkinson | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

With Twitter and the blogosphere (in the UK) full of murmers about the pros and cons of Americans in London marking both the 4th July and Ronald Reagan's centenary by placing a statue of him outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, I thought I'd put on record (again) my admiration of him as a great speaker.