Bose L1 ReviewBose offers a “personal line array” that is well built, easily transportable and super intuitive. With an intuitive, well made product line, Bose L1 Portable Line Array Systems address the needs of self-mixed musicians, bands, or DJs. Judging by their lowest cost rig these wouldn’t be considered “budget” systems and potential buyers might want to consider the benefits of a larger system like the one I review here: the L1 Model 1S with B2 Bass Module and ToneMatch “audio engine,” a small analog mixer with super-intuitive and flexible DSP.
Sonos Arc ReviewThe Sonos Arc uses 11 drivers to create your surround soundfield, a number of which are upfiring and angled into your room to bounce sound off your walls and ceiling. It all adds up to an impressive surround sound performance coming for a soundbar. You're transported to the heart of the action. Those surround effects are expertly placed and there's great dynamism and good weight to the sound too. Tonally, it's nicely balanced if you just want to listen to music, although it could sound a tiny bit more direct. But, there's no doubt this is a hugely impressive soundbar for the money.
Q ACOUSTICS 3050i ReviewThis passive speakers have been designed, specifically, to offer large sound and a deep bass, which is just what you'd expect from Q Acoustics. And, although they'll need to be wired to a source via an AV amplifier, are really easy to set up. Plus, dialogue is crisp and clear, meaning you'll experience your favourite films in a newly enhanced manner.
Beoplay A9 ReviewCompletely customisable to your space and taste, this surround sound speakers not only makes a dramatic design statement, but it features built-in room adaptation to adjust the sound perfectly to its surroundings, so you experience honest, clean sound in any room. You can also connect this wireless surround speaker to your phone via Bluetooth, Airplay or Spotify, use the Bang & Olufsen app on your smartphone to control it remotely, or swipe and tap the Intuitive Touch Interface along the top of the system.
Dali Katch One ReviewWith five different audio inputs, three ways to mount it and ten drivers all working together to deliver an immersive sound experience, there's plenty to talk about with the Dali Katch One. It is quite tall, so you really have to mount it on a wall, but that will only aid bass performance from the rear-firing drivers. The Katch One is also a good looking bar. and comes in three different finishes: Iron Black, Ivory White and Mountain White. There's an ARC-enabled HDMI socket for getting the audio from your TV, plus a pair of optical inputs and Bluetooth.