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Sony 100w Bluetooth speaker £49.75 @ Tesco St helens

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Sony 100w Bluetooth speaker reduced from £199 tesco St Helens Read More
Sony 100w Bluetooth speaker reduced from £199 tesco St Helens
craigheyes2013 Avatar16h, 16m agoFound 16 hours, 16 minutes ago4 Comments
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£150 on tesco website

Edited By: korhankarabay1 on Jul 22, 2017 15:32: Edited from the official Android app
Bilbo1968
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Hilarious.
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Nothing in Exeter extra. Would be great for forthcoming family party
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Creative Inspire T10 Speakers - free delivery @ Amazon £29.82

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£29.82 @ Amazon
Price on Amazon has been dropping all week, so may go lower Less than £30 and free delivery. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000WQIKJ0/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new - rodm… Read More
Price on Amazon has been dropping all week, so may go lower Less than £30 and free delivery. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000WQIKJ0/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new - rodm…
mrew42 Avatar18h, 50m agoFound 18 hours, 50 minutes ago6 Comments
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dhoomdhoom
would this be any good for a projector
You'd probably want something bigger and better. At least a 5.1 system.
would this be any good for a projector


Lowest *\x09£22.57\x09Aug 18, 2008

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Edited By: fattyuk on Jul 22, 2017 12:53: Jul 22, 2017 12:53
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SoniVo SoundWave SW50 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black or White £5.90 Prime Sold by Orzly and Fulfilled by Amazon. £10.89

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£10.89 @ Amazon
Was looking for a few bluetooth speakers. This deal seems pretty good £5.90 which is a saving of 80% on it's original Amazon price. Can get black here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00780VII8 or White… Read More
Was looking for a few bluetooth speakers. This deal seems pretty good £5.90 which is a saving of 80% on it's original Amazon price. Can get black here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00780VII8 or White…
niijonodhg Avatar1d, 7h agoFound 1 day, 7 hours ago8 Comments
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Thank you just ordered one.
cheers bought 1 for the beach
Hot! Bought a few for Xmas presents.
Thanks OP.
Seems like a good little speaker, a quick search let me find this review : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsIFtTDJc_A
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JBL Xtreme (Recertified) Portable Wireless Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker (Blue or Red) £140.39 @ JBL

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£140.39 @ JBL Car Audio
Use JBL10-MEMBER discount code at checkout to knock 10% off price. Cracking price for this bluetooth speaker. Cheapest price for a new one is £220. Only blue or red available. JBL do 2 years warra… Read More
Use JBL10-MEMBER discount code at checkout to knock 10% off price. Cracking price for this bluetooth speaker. Cheapest price for a new one is £220. Only blue or red available. JBL do 2 years warra…
G0rdonGekko Avatar1d, 16h agoFound 1 day, 16 hours ago1 Comment
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I wouldn't pay £1.40 for JBL speakers, not heard a good one yet.
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Sharkk Mako 20w Bluetooth waterproof speaker £79.99 @ Sold by SHARKK UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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£79.99 @ Amazon
I've been spending a bit of time trying to find the best Bluetooth speaker sub £100 and came across this. At 20w it's got plenty of power for it's size, it's waterproof, it's got an aux port and Micr… Read More
I've been spending a bit of time trying to find the best Bluetooth speaker sub £100 and came across this. At 20w it's got plenty of power for it's size, it's waterproof, it's got an aux port and Micr…
Bigfootpete Avatar1d, 16h agoFound 1 day, 16 hours ago3 Comments
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Yeah unlike this huge brand
And once again people voting cold because they've seen some rubbish brand at a cheaper price, good luck with those cheaply made, awful sounding versions.
I have one of these, excellent speaker speaker
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JBL Go Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker @ Tesco £16.50

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£16.50 @ Tesco Direct
Portable speaker with wireless Bluetooth® streamingRechargeable battery for up to 5 hours’ playbackIncludes speakerphone function Enjoy high-quality sound wherever you go with the JBL Go portable spe… Read More
Portable speaker with wireless Bluetooth® streamingRechargeable battery for up to 5 hours’ playbackIncludes speakerphone function Enjoy high-quality sound wherever you go with the JBL Go portable spe…
abk1891 Avatar2d, 6h agoFound 2 days, 6 hours ago5 Comments
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apocalypsenow
I have a JBL charge 3 that i think is great which i use around the home and in the garden but i'm after something cheaper to use when at work .
Is this loud enough to fill a room whilst working ?
Yes it can fill a stadium
I have a JBL charge 3 that i think is great which i use around the home and in the garden but i'm after something cheaper to use when at work .
Is this loud enough to fill a room whilst working ?
Quality sound and bass from most things JBL make. This price is a deal!
really good speakers for how much they cost. good sound quality and you'd be surprised at how loud they can go. would defo recommended
Got one of these free with O2 freebies last Xmas...wish I'd flogged it on eBay now I know it's retail cost
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Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker for £10.00 @ Tesco Direct

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£10.00 @ Tesco Direct
Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker for £10.00 @ Tesco Direct. This looks like a good deal for Star Wars fans and you can collect it from your nearest store. Has pretty good reviews too. You can also use this… Read More
Star Wars Bluetooth Speaker for £10.00 @ Tesco Direct. This looks like a good deal for Star Wars fans and you can collect it from your nearest store. Has pretty good reviews too. You can also use this…
ShazzyN Avatar2d, 13h agoFound 2 days, 13 hours ago4 Comments
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Ordered, Thanks OP 8)
thekanester
Hope it doesn't make everything sound like Vader! :p

The force is strong in this one ...
Hope it doesn't make everything sound like Vader! :p
Great deal.
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Kitsound Hive 2 Wireless Portable Stereo Speaker from HMV - £19.99

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£19.99 @ HMV
I was looking around and stumbled on this, which looks extraordinary value when compared to what they are currently selling at. Could it be the colour white that is putting people off buying this and… Read More
I was looking around and stumbled on this, which looks extraordinary value when compared to what they are currently selling at. Could it be the colour white that is putting people off buying this and…
mutley1 Avatar2d, 17h agoFound 2 days, 17 hours ago16 Comments
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nickcairns2002
Awesome little speaker don't think just buy one!!

they are small and compact, i find that i can just take it with me from room to room very easily so don't need more than one :D
I picked one up in Liverpool One store yesterday. They were not out on the shop floor but they had some out the back.
Awesome little speaker don't think just buy one!!
borak
Gutted oos

trying going to one of their store as someone above said they were also on sale in store for the same price.
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Great price on Bluetooth phone speaker - £39.99 @ Sold by AcTek Global and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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£39.99 @ Amazon
Got one of these for myself and I was really happy with it. Worth much more than this and I'm sure I paid more when I got it! Read More
Got one of these for myself and I was really happy with it. Worth much more than this and I'm sure I paid more when I got it!
ashpb0605 Avatar2d, 21h agoFound 2 days, 21 hours ago4 Comments
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The black one is £17.99 with the coupon.
Looks like they're doing that to keep the price history high on camel camel camel.
It's probably supposed to be £15-20 as RRP imo.
ellbee
The three camels say it was recently sold by a third-party seller for £14.99. I wouldn't even give that for it.

The thing is it's not even £39.99, there's a promotion for 50% off when you click redeem which makes it £19.99.
The three camels say it was recently sold by a third-party seller for £14.99. I wouldn't even give that for it.
9 reviews and all with a deluge of photos. Mmmm
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UE MEGABOOM (White/Blue/Red) Bluetooth Wireless Speaker £155.50 @ Amazon FR using revolut

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£155.50 @ Amazon France
Link at the end of my OP. Do not click on 'get deal' button. Just spotted this on Amazon France for €169. Never seen a "street collection" Megaboom this low. All other funky colours €299. Cheape… Read More
Link at the end of my OP. Do not click on 'get deal' button. Just spotted this on Amazon France for €169. Never seen a "street collection" Megaboom this low. All other funky colours €299. Cheape…
G0rdonGekko Avatar3d, 10h agoFound 3 days, 10 hours ago3 Comments
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I was looking for a decent bluetooth speaker this week and I was concerned about the number of reliability issues with the UE Megaboom (see Amazon reviews). In the end I plumped for a JBL Xtreme, after finding I could get a reconditioned one from JBL for £150. I have actually voted this hot, as it is a great price for Megaboom, but I thought i'd share my research.
mikeoneflying
This seems to be for 2 speakers....a boom and megaboom
Might want to add that to title.....makes it a more appealing deal.
Regards

Thanks. I put correct link, but my post disappeared and must have been edited by a mod as the title wasn't how I did it. Tried changing link and it's not working.

Added link at the end of my OP.
This seems to be for 2 speakers....a boom and megaboom

Might want to add that to title.....makes it a more appealing deal.

Regards
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Google Home (White Slate) - Smart Speaker and Home Assistant (US Version) £89.99 @ Egobalcentral

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£89.99 @ eGlobal Central
Google Home for £89.99 Only... But It's US version... And also most of the people might raise concern about the seller. But I bought several times from them, and never had an issue... Read More
Google Home for £89.99 Only... But It's US version... And also most of the people might raise concern about the seller. But I bought several times from them, and never had an issue...
Syedar Avatar3d, 10h agoFound 3 days, 10 hours ago7 Comments
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Tbh it's still too early for this Google still catching up to Alexa... Will give it 12 months
BargainMad
Pjcity
So what's the difference between this and the UK version?
"***Google Home US Version may not support the function of smart home control and local radio...»"
Radio frequencies will differ between regions which is probably why.
Got in JL for £99 last week :)
why would you buy this, its only going to end in dissapointment when stuff doesnt work with it. personally, why cant you tell it that its in the uk, just google region coding products with no need other than greed.
I'd guess plug would be two prong us, hopefully 110~240v 50-60hz not just 110v 60hz.
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Razer Leviathan Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker reduced from £117.85 to £59.99 @ amazon. PRIME MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE

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£59.99 @ Amazon
Nice speaker which I intend to use to replace my PC speakers, however, it is also portable with Bluetooth capabilities. This is sold directly by amazon as a PRIME exclusive. Description below: Razer Read More
Nice speaker which I intend to use to replace my PC speakers, however, it is also portable with Bluetooth capabilities. This is sold directly by amazon as a PRIME exclusive. Description below: Razer
zangana Avatar3d, 11h agoFound 3 days, 11 hours ago6 Comments
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For those without PRIME, you can get it for the same price at ebuyer , possibly with some cashback.
Looks like a pretty generic speaker costing more because of the branding to me. Call me a cynic but at this price range you're competing against things like Bose Soundlink Colour, JBL Flip/Charge, HK Onyx Studio, UE Boom to name a few. And below that you have excellent rated speakers like the Anker Soundcore for half the price.
kizersozah
Not sold directly by Amazon and not a prime exclusive
You're looking at the wrong listing, look at the other options to buy it.
Not sold directly by Amazon and not a prime exclusive
paramoreRyan
The important question is... Does it light up and match my other Razer devices :D

Sadly not...but the nice logo badge will match excited
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b&m intempo speaker £2.99

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£2.99 @ B&M Retail
Intempo plug and play street mini blaster auxiliary connection only powered by USB cable included or 3 as batteries for the price the sound is pretty good Got Two myself to use one my projector as the… Read More
Intempo plug and play street mini blaster auxiliary connection only powered by USB cable included or 3 as batteries for the price the sound is pretty good Got Two myself to use one my projector as the…
exrafphil Avatar3d, 12h agoFound 3 days, 12 hours ago1 Comment
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Should say usb cable but auto correct made it Ian sorry
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Philips Portable Sound Speaker £1.50 instore @ Asda (Durham)

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£1.50 @ Asda
Phillips Portable Speaker - Only £1.50 in ASDA Arnison Durham There were 2 left on the shelf! Read More
Phillips Portable Speaker - Only £1.50 in ASDA Arnison Durham There were 2 left on the shelf!
rnk257 Avatar4d, 6h agoFound 4 days, 6 hours ago1 Comment
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wow,bought it for £5 and thought it was a bargain!hot
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Tcp smart led bluetooth speaker bulb instore at Asda (cwmbran) for £7.50

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£7.50 @ Asda
Tcp smart led bluetooth speaker light bulb bayonet only on sale down from £30 to £7.50 amazing deal i am not sure if it is uk wide or just local to cwmbran but i love these bulbs i have one myself, Read More
Tcp smart led bluetooth speaker light bulb bayonet only on sale down from £30 to £7.50 amazing deal i am not sure if it is uk wide or just local to cwmbran but i love these bulbs i have one myself,
kylematthews93 Avatar5d, 1h agoFound 5 days, 1 hour ago1 Comment
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Add Asda to title mate, just before you get folks with their knickers in a twist
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FREE LAY-Z-SPA ENTERTAINMENT SPEAKER SYSTEM RRP £79.99 WHEN YOU BUY THE MIAMI HOT TUB(£299.99) FROM ARGOS

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£299.99 @ Argos
Had my eye on this hot tub for a while and there was an add on deal on previously giving £50 off the £79.99 entertainment system when you bought it with the hot tub. The entertainment system has now Read More
Had my eye on this hot tub for a while and there was an add on deal on previously giving £50 off the £79.99 entertainment system when you bought it with the hot tub. The entertainment system has now
jaybird83 Avatar5d, 16h agoFound 5 days, 16 hours ago31 Comments
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chublet
If you check the questions and answers from just a month ago it states it is not the 2017 model, in which case you cannot heat and pump the bubbles at the same time.
Worth a try. If you get it home and it doesnt, then surely you can return it, but also print the Q&A part where the Argos member of staff has confirmed that they do work together. Maybe get a discount off a different model if you complain hard enough so may still be a win win situation.
If you check the questions and answers from just a month ago it states it is not the 2017 model, in which case you cannot heat and pump the bubbles at the same time.
alexus
Not sure if your trolling or serious. I was gifted one, it gets used is set up never lived near a council estate so guess cant comment on whether the people that do buy a lot of these. We are considering upgrading to something far more expensive but have access to a spa at the gym without need to maintain. They are good value and a bit of fun. Maybe I just need a glass of whatever you are drinking.
F. O. S.
chublet
Energy isn't far too cheap, it is just that sometimes personal enjoyment of life counts for more than worrying about the effect of your actions on the world as a whole, and that is the way it should be too i think as otherwise you wouldn't do anything as every last thing you do has a detrimental effect on the environment.
Energy is far too cheap if people can afford to use 6 kWH per day heating their outside tubs, by the same token water is far too cheap when it only costs £4 to empty and fill the tub with drinking quality water weekly.
Energy isn't far too cheap, it is just that sometimes personal enjoyment of life counts for more than worrying about the effect of your actions on the world as a whole, and that is the way it should be too i think as otherwise you wouldn't do anything as every last thing you do has a detrimental effect on the environment.
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Himedia Q10 Pro Hi3798CV200 4K HDR 2G/16G TV BOX 802.11AC WIFI 1000M LAN Dolby DTS-HD 3.5" SATA HDD Bluetooth Media Player - £132.87 @Geekbuying

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Spain stock, so no import duties and cheaper than other UK vendors. One of the better mid to top end range of media players out there. HiSilicon Hi3798CV200 Mali-T720 Android 7 'Nougat' 2 Gb DDR III… Read More
Spain stock, so no import duties and cheaper than other UK vendors. One of the better mid to top end range of media players out there. HiSilicon Hi3798CV200 Mali-T720 Android 7 'Nougat' 2 Gb DDR III…
reddit Avatar6d, 6h agoFound 6 days, 6 hours ago6 Comments
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cecilmcroberts
For the sake of £34 still much better off with 1st gen Nvidia Shield (which comes with a controller). The above will not play Netflix 4K,Amazon 4K. It also says Android 5.1 several times, can't see it ever say anything about Android 7.

Official Android 7 firmware

http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=711.0
polly69
Its £159.99 with next day delivery from a UK company that have been selling streaming devices for a long time and have a good rephttp://www.futeko.com/products/MP068.php
Dedicated Q10 forumhttp://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?board=14.0
cecilmcroberts
For the sake of £34 still much better off with 1st gen Nvidia Shield (which comes with a controller). The above will not play Netflix 4K,Amazon 4K. It also says Android 5.1 several times, can't see it ever say anything about Android 7.
I have the Shield but also have the older none android Q10 and its been the best media player ive ever had, your voting down a box you know nothing about. The Q10 runs Android 7 and is the first Android box to be able to play full Bluray rips it also supports Dolby True-HD, Dolby True-HD ATMOS, DTS:X, DTS-HD MA, 5.1/7.1 LPCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital AC3 and i dont think the Shield supports DTSX. The Q10 is a way better media player than the Shield will ever be as it was designed solely for that purpose if your looking for a media streamer for Netflix 4K and the like the Shield is the way to go but most TV's have that all built in i know my B6 OLED does. The Q10 will play anything you throw at it and supports 10tb HDD's.

I already researched it, stopped when it didnt say Android TV and said Android, the OS designed to run on mobile phones not for TV,straight away limiting the 4K streaming capabilites.
Its £159.99 with next day delivery from a UK company that have been selling streaming devices for a long time and have a good rep
http://www.futeko.com/products/MP068.php

Dedicated Q10 forum
http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?board=14.0

cecilmcroberts
For the sake of £34 still much better off with 1st gen Nvidia Shield (which comes with a controller). The above will not play Netflix 4K,Amazon 4K. It also says Android 5.1 several times, can't see it ever say anything about Android 7.


I have the Shield but also have the older none android Q10 and its been the best media player ive ever had, your voting down a box you know nothing about. The Q10 runs Android 7 and is the first Android box to be able to play full Bluray rips it also supports Dolby True-HD, Dolby True-HD ATMOS, DTS:X, DTS-HD MA, 5.1/7.1 LPCM, DTS, and Dolby Digital AC3 and i dont think the Shield supports DTSX. The Q10 is a way better media player than the Shield will ever be as it was designed solely for that purpose if your looking for a media streamer for Netflix 4K and the like the Shield is the way to go but most TV's have that all built in i know my B6 OLED does. The Q10 will play anything you throw at it and supports 10tb HDD's.

Edited By: polly69 on Jul 16, 2017 23:27: Jul 16, 2017 23:27
The best box ever! Android 7.0, 4k, internal hdd storage, Netflix 4k, Amazon 4k everything what you can imagine you can have with this box. Happy owner :D ))))
Shield doesn't have the internal HDD storage expansion though and there are other ports that the shield lacks and my be of interest to audio/videophiles.
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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM (Lilac) at Amazon for £67.89

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£67.89 @ Amazon
Lilac Wonderboom speaker is £71 on Amazon UK, usually £89.99. Great portable speaker with 10 hours battery life, waterproof & shockproof. Update (19/07): Reduced further down to £67.89 Read More
Lilac Wonderboom speaker is £71 on Amazon UK, usually £89.99. Great portable speaker with 10 hours battery life, waterproof & shockproof. Update (19/07): Reduced further down to £67.89
jaacky Avatar6d, 10h agoFound 6 days, 10 hours ago3 Comments
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Reduced further down to £67.89
Its probably a good idea to buy from a well known manufacturer.
70 quid to listen to music through a tinny speaker X) What a time to be alive...
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B&M IJoy Beach Bomb Waterproof 360 Bluetooth Speaker - Red £19.99

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£19.99 @ B&M Retail
IJoy Beach Bomb Waterproof 360° Bluetooth Speaker. This brilliant speaker is a must have beach accessory - ideal for BBQs and beach partys, with waterproof protecton to prevent any water based damage.… Read More
IJoy Beach Bomb Waterproof 360° Bluetooth Speaker. This brilliant speaker is a must have beach accessory - ideal for BBQs and beach partys, with waterproof protecton to prevent any water based damage.…
gravygoat01 Avatar6d, 17h agoFound 6 days, 17 hours ago1 Comment
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Actually looks ok for £20.

Amazon.com reviews

Edited By: Tomb on Jul 16, 2017 15:47
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Deepsea Black with Sony speaker

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£0.00 @ Virgin Media
Found this on the Virgin mobile site earlier, Looks like a pretty good deal especially with the quadruple data deal, no upfront cost , a free Sony SRS-XB20 wireless speaker which is £85 in Curry's on Read More
Found this on the Virgin mobile site earlier, Looks like a pretty good deal especially with the quadruple data deal, no upfront cost , a free Sony SRS-XB20 wireless speaker which is £85 in Curry's on
Richiano Avatar1w, 10h agoFound 1 week, 10 hours ago11 Comments
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Where did you get £17 a month from? Sorry, I'm new to this
rhinopaul
Of course I didnt believe you . Your link is showing pay monthly so I assume thats a 24 month contract are you telling me that over 24 months you are only paying £408 for the total? I paid £520 for the phone not for a 24 month contract.
He's referring to it on refresh. 24 x £17 plus £21.99 upfront. £429.99 total

Edited By: Rich069 on Jul 15, 2017 22:00: Edited from the official Android app
nexus76
rhinopaul
nexus76
rhinopaul
Id say the XZ Premium and Galaxy s8 are the top 2 phones. I got a new XZ Premium from Amazon.it for £520 and a used from Warehouse for £460.
Premium is only £408 at o2 with free unlock and the oneplus 5 has higher bench mark rating than both.
Most definately not the Premium for £408 but I had to look and its showing £599.
what? why because you cant believe it cheaper?i brought it last week so yes its the premium. And i just checked and its now £430 so yeah its more now but still cheaphttps://www.o2.co.uk/shop/tariff/sony/xperia-xz-premium/?productId=25c0d84e-f5fc-4ee9-8e1a-81872fcb2ace&planId=&contractType=paymonthly
Of course I didnt believe you . Your link is showing pay monthly so I assume thats a 24 month contract are you telling me that over 24 months you are only paying £408 for the total? I paid £520 for the phone not for a 24 month contract.
cecilmcroberts
nexus76
rhinopaul
Id say the XZ Premium and Galaxy s8 are the top 2 phones. I got a new XZ Premium from Amazon.it for £520 and a used from Warehouse for £460.
Premium is only £408 at o2 with free unlock and the oneplus 5 has higher bench mark rating than both.
Oneplus's 2nd time caught cheating benchmarking tests.
nothing to do with me if there faked but plenty on utube showing its higher and they are regular ppl.

https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-5-benchmark-cheating-reviews/
http://bgr.com/2017/06/23/oneplus-5-specs-benchmarks-cheating/
http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/oneplus-5-caught-cheating-with-benchmarks-this-time-with-review-units-384124.html
rhinopaul
nexus76
rhinopaul
Id say the XZ Premium and Galaxy s8 are the top 2 phones. I got a new XZ Premium from Amazon.it for £520 and a used from Warehouse for £460.
Premium is only £408 at o2 with free unlock and the oneplus 5 has higher bench mark rating than both.
Most definately not the Premium for £408 but I had to look and its showing £599.
what? why because you cant believe it cheaper?i brought it last week so yes its the premium. And i just checked and its now £430 so yeah its more now but still cheap
https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/tariff/sony/xperia-xz-premium/?productId=25c0d84e-f5fc-4ee9-8e1a-81872fcb2ace&planId=&contractType=paymonthly
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Gear4 HouseParty Mini Portable Speaker £14.95 (Prime or £18.94) Sold by iZilla and Fulfilled by Amazon

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£14.95 @ Amazon
Seems a good price for a decent speaker. Got one for my mum to use in the kitchen (she's no audiophile), and it sounds pretty good for the price. It gets quite loud and lasts up to 14 hours. I rare… Read More
Seems a good price for a decent speaker. Got one for my mum to use in the kitchen (she's no audiophile), and it sounds pretty good for the price. It gets quite loud and lasts up to 14 hours. I rare…
leelukehope Avatar1w, 13h agoFound 1 week, 13 hours ago8 Comments
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What's with all the negative reviews on amazon? Are people having problems due to faulty speakers or user error?
For a quid extra I would buy from Amazon. Zavvi have let me down so many times.
This has great sound.
top.gear
13.99 at zavvi.com

https://www.zavvi.com /electronics/audio/gear4-houseparty-mini-wireless-bluetooth-speaker-silver/11182183.html


Didn't really look around as I had an amazon gift card to use, thanks for letting people know though!
dwl99
Anyone know the power output?
Update - 3W per speaker
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Mission LX2 Speakers for £128.00 at Richer Sounds

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£128.00 @ Richer Sounds
I'm a bit annoyed as I recently bought these for their previous price of £159 Noticed these were £31 off at an amazing £128! I have to say these were amazing for the price I paid for them, so if you… Read More
I'm a bit annoyed as I recently bought these for their previous price of £159 Noticed these were £31 off at an amazing £128! I have to say these were amazing for the price I paid for them, so if you…
trainyrain Avatar1w, 13h agoFound 1 week, 13 hours ago10 Comments
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OB1
I'd imagine second hand speakers were the best money saving trick! Don't really wear out....

You'd be surprised... ferrofluid drying up and buggering tweeters on my B&W DM602's :( .
Dodger21
Can you still get the VIP discount with these?
I bought it online,I'm not sure if you can get the VIP discount as it's already a reduction,if you order it over the phone you ight be able to ask them to do it,I had a feeling on one of these posts somebody said they did,but I was in a hurry
linhang90
wilson1973
vb90
Hi, Thanks for the deal, looks really good and I want to buy them. The only problem is I am not sure about the setup it needs as most revies say about the parterning. What stands, amplifier, rubber feet (one review on amazon) do I need to get the best sound from them? I also noticed that they dont come with any cables, and I was thinking it will have one 3.5 mm jack, but looks like I am mistaken. Can I use chromecast, what should be the setup like?
Hi I got these speakers last week with The Denon M40 from Richer sounds £259,I posted on av forums asking about speaker wire and stands and a guy that was very helpful gave me the following links and some advicehttps://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/26419/fisual-dynami-duo-matte-black-speaker-stands-600mm-pair/https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/2391/fisual-super-pearl-2-5mm-speaker-cable-black/https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/4142/fisual-s-flex-studio-grade-white-speaker-cable-2-x-2-5mm/
The speakers stands are great and look the part,I chose the black speaker wire as it blends in better but is stiffer than the white,so it depends on what suits.
The Speaker stands come with spikes so they can be secured firmly on your carpet if you so wish,as for the speakers I had a tip to secure them using Black tack which is like blutack but stronger place a lump under each corner after you have got it tacky,Black obviously blends in better than blutackhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0051BT40K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Is the offer still available

Hi yes it's been that price for ages,I got the Denon in silver at £259 you can get it in black but for £279,I also paid an extra £14 for a 6 year warranty

https://www.richersounds.com/package/system-savers/mini-hi-fi-system-deals/pah013437
wilson1973
vb90
Hi, Thanks for the deal, looks really good and I want to buy them. The only problem is I am not sure about the setup it needs as most revies say about the parterning. What stands, amplifier, rubber feet (one review on amazon) do I need to get the best sound from them? I also noticed that they dont come with any cables, and I was thinking it will have one 3.5 mm jack, but looks like I am mistaken. Can I use chromecast, what should be the setup like?

Hi I got these speakers last week with The Denon M40 from Richer sounds £259,I posted on av forums asking about speaker wire and stands and a guy that was very helpful gave me the following links and some advice

https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/26419/fisual-dynami-duo-matte-black-speaker-stands-600mm-pair/

https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/2391/fisual-super-pearl-2-5mm-speaker-cable-black/

https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/4142/fisual-s-flex-studio-grade-white-speaker-cable-2-x-2-5mm/

The speakers stands are great and look the part,I chose the black speaker wire as it blends in better but is stiffer than the white,so it depends on what suits.

The Speaker stands come with spikes so they can be secured firmly on your carpet if you so wish,as for the speakers I had a tip to secure them using Black tack which is like blutack but stronger place a lump under each corner after you have got it tacky,Black obviously blends in better than blutack

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0051BT40K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Is the offer still available
Can you still get the VIP discount with these?
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Gear 4 shower speaker - Dispatched from and sold by iZilla on Amazon for £4.95

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Not sure where the paryt element comes from but seems a good price as the blue one is £14.70 and grey £26.71. reviews mention prices from £8.99 to £19.99. Gear4's ShowerParty Speaker Enter the Sh… Read More
Not sure where the paryt element comes from but seems a good price as the blue one is £14.70 and grey £26.71. reviews mention prices from £8.99 to £19.99. Gear4's ShowerParty Speaker Enter the Sh…
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How loud is it? Am thinking of attaching it to my bicycle and putting the sound of an 18 wheeler truck horn on my phone X)
Was going to get a few, then realised if i did the kids would be in the shower even longer than they usually are, which in turn would cost me even more money.............so I'm going to give it a miss (_ ;)
Thanks for the heads up, ordered one.
wonder if can get one that takes 18650 batteries instead of those flat li-on batteries, as can replace it often then with laptop salvaged ones :D
Got one,don't know why as I never bath or shower!
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Waterproof Bluetooth speaker £5.99 (Prime or £9.99 non-Prime) @ Amazon 2 for the price of 1 - Sold by First Elegance and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Waterproof speaker Promotion buy 1 get 1free for prime members (add 2 to the basket and you will be charged for 1),no reviews but Can't go wrong with the price, particularly if you are like me wanti… Read More
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Mine arrived, not tried them yet though as the one I opened needs charging first.
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Original price £55.99, now £5.99 for two?? Something seems off. Good price assuming they work all right
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Creative Inspire T10 2.0 Speakers £29.99 + postage @ creative.com £39.99

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Looking to replace my HP 2.0 USB powered speakers with something with a bit more oomf. Found them originally in Argos for £39.99, but after a bit of searching also on creative's own site as a special
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mac9091
care to elaborate?
Whatever your thoughts on his comment, you cant get away from the fact this is a fake deal as they are £5 cheaper from Amazon.
You're not Donald Trump are you by any chance?

No i definitely have more hair :D

From the original comment, i think relating to the time machine he was meaning that i couldn't have got the speakers at the price i did.
You can find far better speaker systems for the price on CEX, granted used but they have a 24 month warranty, these: https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SSPELOGZ313 for example, which are probably better.

Hell you can even get these exact speakers on their for £22: https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SMP3CREINST10

Edited By: Steelman111 on Jul 21, 2017 19:52
Sorry - I was seriously tempted until I saw the £10 P&P. Stone cold for me.
So what you are saying effectively, is that we should post anything on this site that is good quality - price is irrelevant .......
dvdvicar
Jeez - I despair of this site nowadays.Previous two comments - read this VERY carefully - They are available £5 cheaper from Amazon - this is not a deal ,,,,,,,You are not voting on how good they are - you are (supposed to be) voting on the deal.And as for voting based on a different item bought ten years ago .... word fail me.
Any other item and I would agree but IMO even at double the price I would happily buy these speakers, I certainly paid more for mine.
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68% off Creative Labs Bluetooth Speaker £79.99 @ uk creative

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Found this Bluetooth speaker at an absolute bargain. WAS: £249.99 NOW: £79.99 Also can be used for teleconferences. Read More
Found this Bluetooth speaker at an absolute bargain. WAS: £249.99 NOW: £79.99 Also can be used for teleconferences.
namlas Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago4 Comments
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Wasn't £249. Always this price. Sorry.
Had this speaker too...over priced pile of kaka....returned mine too. Never worth £250!!. I do however have the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 1st gen BT speaker, which is brill! This however has now been replaced by my new sony srs xb30 speaker....which is really rather good too :O) Roar to appear on Ebay very soon :O)

To be honest, I will never buy a Creative product again due to their horrendous customer services. Plenty more better speakers out there....
Not a great product, returned
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Samsung R3 Speaker at BT Shop for £149.00

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Tempted by these, but don't need them, but still tempted, but I really don't need them, still....it's tempting. Yeh, but I don't need them. But you have a lot of things you don't need. I do don't I. N…
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I was going to buy a couple of R1's but decided not to. These models say 360 degree sound but they are mains only (not portable) so they will end up near a wall (socket) ... surely that defeats the 360 sound. If they had been rechargeable then they could have sat on a table in the middle of the room.

What am I missimg ? (serious question)
travisbickle
Bovrilontoast
I have 2 of the R1's round the house and the sound is very good. I listen through Spotify Connect but they have quite a few services available. I also have an Echo Dot connected to them by bluetooth so can kindly ask Alexa to put some Slipknot on for me! \m/
How is the Echo dot bluetooth connection to these? Is it stable?

I have never had it drop a connection. I literally say "Alexa connect to speaker" and in around 2 seconds it's connected. I then say "Play Spit It Out by Slipknot" and it plays it from my Spotify Account and I can headbang, so simple and seamless.
Bovrilontoast
I have 2 of the R1's round the house and the sound is very good. I listen through Spotify Connect but they have quite a few services available. I also have an Echo Dot connected to them by bluetooth so can kindly ask Alexa to put some Slipknot on for me! \m/


How is the Echo dot bluetooth connection to these? Is it stable?
I have 2 of the R1's round the house and the sound is very good. I listen through Spotify Connect but they have quite a few services available. I also have an Echo Dot connected to them by bluetooth so can kindly ask Alexa to put some Slipknot on for me! \m/

Edited By: Bovrilontoast on Jul 14, 2017 08:57
Heat. You could do with these!
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Sainsbury's iPod/ iPhone 30 Pin Speaker Dock @ sainsburys Lincoln £3.00

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Features: Plays and charges any iPhone or iPod with standard 30-Pin iPod connector (NOT suitable for products with "lightning" connector i.e. iPod/iPhone 5 and later)  Output power:2 X 1 Watts RMS  3
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JBL GO Portable Bluetooth Speaker @ sainsburys Lincoln was £25 now £10.00

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The JBL GO brings JBL sound quality everywhere. Your all-in-one speaker solution, the GO streams music via Bluetooth from smartphones and tablets, powered by a rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours
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Aaaaaaand.....they're offf!!
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Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker £36.87 delivered @ Amazon.fr

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£45.99 on amazon.co.uk This is a flash sale. €41.82 delivered (=£36.82).
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This was £28 on prime day, soundcore (version 1) was £20. The tab on the side is part of the cover for the ports
Was this not £20 on prime day?
That what looks like a tab at the side is it just a feature??
Shame they seem to have killed the up spec Sport XL by waterproofing the Soundcore to produce this one but seems a good deal considering their prices have shot up.
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Not really worth it tbh, 3x pringes for £4.50-£5 , pay 'postage' on a product thats probally worth £2.50 in itself

Pringles can be had for £1 quite often, bringing that cost down to £3 but still you have an excellent point. I did this last time they had it on and when it arrived it was a crappy cheap plastic grainy steaming piece of turd
Not really worth it tbh, 3x pringes for £4.50-£5 , pay 'postage' on a product thats probally worth £2.50 in itself
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Southern telecomm Large Button Speaker telephone £1.20 @ Asda instore South Ruislip

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Down from £12 at Asda superstore , South Ruislip.
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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset with Sound and USB Gaming Headset (7.1 Surround Sound with Retractable Digital Microphone and Chroma Lighting) £59.98 @ eBuyer

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Matching yesterdays Prime Day price, in case you missed it! Free Delivery included also :) Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine True-to-life positional audio The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma com… Read More
Matching yesterdays Prime Day price, in case you missed it! Free Delivery included also :) Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine True-to-life positional audio The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma com…
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What are they like for comparison to regular over the ear headphones for sound? I like bass'y headphones myself.
Amazon has these for same price on prime: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Surround-Retractable-Microphone-Lighting/dp/B00MVT7BAA
But why?
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£49.99 to £13.85 SMALL BODY BIG SOUND - Only 108g with a compact design, this mini Bluetooth speaker is super portable without sacrificing sound for you to carry it to anywhere you want. The 4W rate p… Read More
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fake rrp item, its 'always' under 16quid and has been under a tenner this year
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Unexpire. Lightning deal today at the same price.
Quote from the ops link;
"Superior Sound Clarity and Loudness
Wherever life takes you, experience your music with unmatched sound clarity and just the right amount of bass. Boasting less than 1% total harmonic distortion, Sound Core outputs more music and less noise and sounds better and louder than any other 6W speaker, and even more powerful ones."

Edited By: bargainornotnot on Jul 11, 2017 17:28
jw021979
SpitfireXXI
Yup....I think it's the 2x 6w. It's still decent bit of kit though, and a good price for it.
It's strange it doesn't mention the wattage in the listing itself....or at least not without some digging.
Taken from Ankers website:
Product Specs:
Bluetooth Version :4.0
Driver output :3W×2
Playtime :Estimated 24+hrs @80% volume
Battery Capacity :4400mAh
Input :5V / 1A
Charging time :5 hours
Bass Boost :Passive radiator
Handsfree function :Y
Volume/Track control :Y


Yes, it's the SoundCore 2 that's 2x6w.

Great reviews and great price. I hope they're good anyway, as picked up the SC2 this morning at £28.
SpitfireXXI
Yup....I think it's the 2x 6w. It's still decent bit of kit though, and a good price for it.
It's strange it doesn't mention the wattage in the listing itself....or at least not without some digging.
Taken from Ankers website:
Product Specs:
Bluetooth Version :4.0
Driver output :3W×2
Playtime :Estimated 24+hrs @80% volume
Battery Capacity :4400mAh
Input :5V / 1A
Charging time :5 hours
Bass Boost :Passive radiator
Handsfree function :Y
Volume/Track control :Y
Rastafari
This or the £149 Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II / Amazon Echo Dot combo?


Well the Bose deal is 6x more expensive so it's apples and oranges. Personally I would buy the Bose because I like my music in the best quality possible but this speaker is far better value for money.

The premium Anker speaker (A3143) is fantastic though. Shame it's not in the prime day deals but at £40 it's still good value for money. I've got a JBL Xtreme but the Anker still gets used a lot because of its portability and sound quality

speakers bang olufsenBuying Speakers: The Basics

Speakers are essential. A good speaker setup is the only way to get the most out of your expensive 4K flat screen TV or deluxe home stereo setup. Speakers turn ordinary smartphones into formidable portable music systems, and they enhance gaming experiences as well. Entertainment is unimaginable without a good pair of speakers, so it’s vital to find the right product for your needs.

Good Music Needs Good Speakers - Which Ones Are Right For You?

Today’s speakers are generally electroacoustic transducers (or loudspeakers) which turn electric signals into audible noise. Their ancestry can be traced back to the 1920s when Edward Kellogg and Chester Rice patented the first “dynamic speaker”.

Rice and Kellogg realised that by passing an alternating current through a piece of coiled metal, they could induce it to vibrate and, when this coil was applied to a diaphragm (a cone shaped sheet of material), this resulted in a particular type of noise.

That basic design has endured, although massive developments have taken place, resulting in crystal clear sound quality, clearer trebles and deeper bass with every passing generation. Cone materials have changed, the electromagnets used in speakers have been refined, but the speakers we use today would be recognisable to Kellogg and Rice.

However, the way they are setup may not be. Recent years have seen wires falling by the wayside, to be replaced by wireless and Bluetooth speakers, while “smart speakers” have emerged that can stream from digital sources, use voice recognition technology and can interact with devices around the home.

There’s a wide variety of audio products available, which means it’s not always easy to make the right decision. Here are some of the main types of speaker to help you choose one that meets your needs.

How Speakers Work, and Their Basic Variations

Speakers tend to have several elements in common. There’s the conical diaphragm which creates the sound, and the electromagnet and coil which turns current into vibrations, but there are also different types of speaker within most units. These include:

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  • Tweeters - Designed to produce high frequencies, tweeters are the part of your speakers that generate clear melodies at high pitches (the “treble”).
  • Woofers - On the other hand, woofers are specially designed to generate sound at low frequencies, and work in tandem with tweeters to create a full, rounded sound.
  • Subwoofers - Work at even lower registers than woofers, creating rich, deep bass notes and a truly immersive sonic experience.
  • Full and mid-range Drivers - Drivers is a catch-all term for tweeters and woofers, but also includes speakers that can cover all ranges, usually at moderate quality (full-range drivers) and speakers that specialise in medium registers (mid-range drivers).

The Different Types of Speakers Available to Buy

Tweeters, drivers and woofers are all vital components of high-quality speakers, but the way they are arranged and the technology that goes with them varies enormously. When you search for speakers at the HotUKDeals listings, you’ll find plenty of choice, including:

  • Multiroom - Multiroom speakers are systems that are designed to work across the home, with popular examples including Sonos PLAY and Bose SoundTouch. They differ from less sophisticated multiroom options like Amazon Echo in that they can play the same tracks in different rooms simultaneously, with very little loss of fidelity as you move from room to room.
  • Portable - On the other end of the size spectrum from multiroom systems, portable speakers can be wireless, Bluetooth or USB, and are designed to hook up to laptops and smartphones during travel. Some models are purely battery powered. Others connect to mains or laptop power. Some (like the Amazon Dot) have voice recognition capabilities and some are more resilient to damage than others. All of them are small, light and tend to have much less oomph than larger speakers.
  • Soundbars - Slender, bar-like speakers that are designed to sit underneath TV or computer screens, soundbars are an essential item for serious movie and gaming fans as they enhance the sonic capabilities of existing devices. They are also handy as an alternative to surround sound home cinema set ups due to their small size and relatively high power, producing plenty of sound but taking up little room in the process. Popular models include the Bose Solo and the Samsung HW.
  • Sound Bases - Sound bases are an alternative to soundbars and tend to be bulkier, often requiring support from a cabinet if they are placed beneath a TV. Because of the addition of base drivers, sound bases dispense with the need for large base woofers, enabling them to deliver deep bass sounds in a far smaller unit. They usually produce a richer sound than soundbars, while soundbars tend to spread sound more evenly across wider spaces.
  • Computer Speakers - Speakers that have been developed expressly for use with computers or gaming consoles. You’ll find a variety of different kinds of computer speakers around. Some of them feature a large separate subwoofer that needs to be stored near the computer, along with smaller “satellite” speakers that can be place wherever you like. Others do away with the subwoofer unit and include bass amplifiers inside the smaller speakers, losing a little bass quality in the process, but keeping the overall size of the system much smaller. Be careful when buying computer speakers, as not all have multiple connections. Some will only connect to computers or consoles, and won’t be able to interface with TVs or sound systems as easily, which may limit their usefulness. Some have built in controls, which can be fiddly, others have remotes, while advanced computer speakers incorporate voice recognition and smartphone controls, which can be much more convenient. Popular brands include Logitech, Bose and Yamaha.
  • Smartphone Speakers - If you want to buy speakers solely for use with your smartphone, be sure to go for Bluetooth-enabled versions. That way, you should be able to synch them with your smartphone-based streaming services. Check that the Bluetooth versions on your phone and the speakers are compatible before buying.

Sonos Home Sound System

Buying Surround Sound and Dolby Speakers

If you really want to pump out some serious sound in your home, surround sound is the only way to go, and there are a couple of options at your disposal:

  • DTS (which stands for Dedicated to Sound) - Specialises in creating a surround sound experience, the kind you encounter in cinemas. The latest product is DTS:X, an audio codec which works with standard home speakers, including multi-speaker home setups, but not all speakers are compatible, and very few Blu-rays feature the codec as yet. However, the future looks bright, with speaker and Blu-Ray manufacturers signing up for future releases.
  • Dolby Atmos - Introduced in 2012, Dolby Atmos is an "immersive sound experience" for the home. As with DTS, it was designed for cinemas, but has been extended to home speaker setups, and uses the Dolby TrueHD codec with disc or movie files to create its sonic effects. Unlike DTS, Atmos requires specialist speakers to function proper1ly in the home.

With DTS and Dolby, to get the best effects, speakers need to be strategically placed around your room, with between 7 and 34 speakers recommended. For both systems, you'll also need an AV decoder to turn the code from discs into signals that speakers can understand.

Atmos builds on older 5.1 surround sound systems which used 5 speakers and a subwoofer. The new system is much more precise and more powerful, and is fast becoming the cinema standard, but older 5.1 systems can still work fine in home surround sound setups.

What About Wireless Speakers?

More and more people are choosing to do away with cumbersome wires and opt for wireless speakers, which makes perfect sense. However, before you purchase a set of cable-less speakers, it’s important to recognise the differences between wireless and Bluetooth varieties.

  • Wireless - Wireless, or wi-fi speakers, connect to home networks and should be designed to link up in networks featuring multiple speakers. They also usually rely on AC power and will be able to link to web-based streaming services like Pandora or Spotify.
  • Bluetooth - Bluetooth speakers tend to be much more mobile, rarely needing AC power and often coming in USB or battery powered versions. This makes them the perfect option for travellers who need to play music in hotel rooms or while they are on the road. They are also the best option for smartphone users, as phones usually communicate with speakers via Bluetooth networks. However, Bluetooth speakers can only link with a single device at any one time, so they aren’t suitable for home audio networks.

It’s worth pointing out that there isn’t always a stark distinction between wi-fi and Bluetooth speakers. Some wi-fi speakers will include Bluetooth functionality as well, making them the perfect hybrid between travel-friendly and home audio systems.

Bose Soundlink Mini

Specifications to Look Out For

When you read through adverts for speakers, you’ll probably come across lists of specifications, and these can sometimes be overwhelming for novice buyers. Don’t worry. There are only a few specs that really matter. Some of the most important include:

  • Enclosure size - How large the space is inside the speaker unit. Larger enclosures tend to be suited to larger rooms as they contain more powerful speakers. Less powerful speakers inside larger enclosures will usually lose sonic quality.
  • Diaphragm material - What the diaphragm is made from conditions how pure the sound of your speakers will be. Look for diaphragms made from silk, processed plastics like polypropylene or even paper cones with a blend of felt and wool. All of them produce crisp, well-balanced tones.
  • Power rating - How much power (in watts) your speaker can handle safely without risking damage. The general rule is to look at a metric called RMS (the root mean square) of each speaker and then couple your speakers with amps at double that rating. That should result in the ideal balance.
  • Impedance - Measures the “resistance” of speakers to the current that flows through them. You should look for speakers with impedance that is neither too high nor too low. Too much resistance, and your amp will struggle to get through. Too little, and your amp could be overwhelmed as it tries to pump enough current through the system.
  • Frequency response - This refers to the range of frequencies that a set of speakers can reproduce and is generally measured in ranges from around 20-30 Hz to 50 Khz (more or less in line with the frequencies that the human ear can hear. Generally something from 40 Hz to 20 Khz will deal with most tones required by everyday music listeners or TV viewers.

sonos multiroom speakerWhat to Think About Before Buying Speakers

Whenever you buy home audio products, the first thing to think about is what you need them for. It may be tempting to cover a wall with powerful amps and speakers, and to choose the most formidable woofers around, but do you really need such audio heft at your disposal?

For most casual music fans, surround sound systems won’t be essential. Audiophiles and movie buffs may be able to discern precise sonic differences between high-quality conventional speakers and top of the range surround speakers, but for most of us, the variation is hard to detect.

However, if you have always wanted to create a home cinema experience, or you want to truly immerse yourself in intergalactic games, surround sound systems will deliver a richer experience. It will all come at a price, but for real fans, the cost is worth it.

Tech lovers might also want to invest in a smart speaker system like Amazon Echo or Sonos. With technology moving quickly towards smart devices, it seems to be a good time to get used to the latest tech, but it won’t be within everyone’s budget.

In some cases, there are also practical considerations to take into account. Do you actually have space for the speakers you are looking at? Not everyone can afford to tear out bookcases and replace them with speaker stacks.

Similarly, will you really be able to enjoy your speakers at the right volume with neighbours or housemates in the vicinity? There’s no sense in purchasing deluxe speakers only to find that you can’t use them due to complaints from other people.

Unless you are a committed music lover or a home cinema fanatic, you can probably derive as much pleasure from a floor speaker with full-range drivers as from a surround sound setup or a Sonos system.

Finding the Right Speakers for Your Home Space

If you have any doubts about whether your speakers will be appropriate for the rooms in your home, you can ask experts for advice. Take some measurements of the height, width and length of the room and they should be able to suggest some suitable products.

Generally speaking, larger rooms will need more powerful speakers, but larger speakers won’t necessarily work so well in smaller spaces. Too much bass in a confined space can create a “muddy” type of sound, which can ruin the experience.sonos soundlink mini

Too much bass in the wrong place can also create off-putting vibrations. For instance, if you need to place your speakers in a cabinet or on a shelf, it might not make sense to buy speakers with too many woofers or subwoofers.

Sometimes, it’s best to adapt the space to suit the speakers. That doesn’t mean knocking through walls or raising ceilings. If you have hard surfaces that generate lots of echo, the addition of a few soft furnishings can make all the difference.

Pros and Cons of Speaker Types

After all that information, the basic question still remains: Which type of speaker is right for you? This all depends on your personal requirements, and soundbars, sound bases, portable speakers, multiroom systems, standard tower speakers or even smart speakers all have their strong points.

If you are setting up a sound system all over your home, the answer is clear. Go for a multiroom system like Sonos that can link together every room, allowing you to enjoy tracks wherever you wander, from the bedroom to the garage. If the cost of Sonos is prohibitive (and it can be very expensive), you might try hooking up a few Amazon Dots or other portable speakers in a wi-fi network. You may not be able to hear the Beatles wherever you go, but you will be able to play tracks across your home on demand.

If you are setting up a home cinema system in a single room, the question is completely different. In this case, soundbars and sound bases are the products to go for. Instead of investing in (extremely) expensive home cinema setups that consume space, soundbars and sound bases can deliver very high quality audio that will make watching TVs and movies a completely new experience.

Gamers could also think about adding a soundbar to their Xbox or gaming PC as well, although they might want to think about a specialist computer speaker setup. That way, they can be sure that their speakers will be compatible with their computer or console’s networking functions and benefit from easier configuration procedures. Not everyone has the skills or time to fine tune their home entertainment network.

If you are the kind of person who needs to listen to music or radio on the move, portable speakers are the way to go. These could be tiny soundbars like the Bose Soundlink or larger units like the iDance XD100 MKII that are designed for outdoor parties. Always go for Bluetooth enabled devices, as these will have the smartphone compatibility you need.

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How and When to Purchase Speakers

 

When it comes to purchasing speakers, the best place to start is high street retailers, where you can consult shop staff, ask them questions about your room size and requirements, and generally get a good feel for the speakers you are looking at.

Many major high street retailers are present on the HotUKDeals speakers listings, including Richer Sounds, Currys, John Lewis and HyperFi (along with supermarkets like Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s although you probably won’t benefit from in-store expertise).

You don’t have to make a purchase there and then. When you find a product that meets your needs, note down its name and product code and have a look at the HotUKDeals listings. You may well find that the same product is available for far less from online retailers like Amazon, Very, Bax or even from eBay sellers.

Double check the specifications before buying, as the devil can be in the details. You don’t want to purchase speakers that overwhelm your space or aren’t compatible with your existing devices. If everything looks good, make the purchase and use a HotUKDeals offer to keep the price as low as possible.

Some times of year also tend to see larger reductions, so timing your purchase is important (particularly if you are making a major investment in something like a Sonos home audio system). Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November always see great speaker deals, as do the January Sales. However, you can also find deals when product lines are being retired, which happens regularly in the smart speaker market, although it’s less common with standard speakers, which tend to have very long lifespans. The thing to do is to keep an eye out and check the listings regularly until you find a deal that works for you.

Make Huge Savings on Speakers With HotUKDeals

Having the right speakers can make or break your TV and movie watching enjoyment. It can turn gaming into an immersive experience, allow you to listen to your favourite songs wherever you want, and turn your smartphone into a mobile entertainment centre. The trick is finding the right speakers at bargain prices, and there is no better place to do so than the HotUKDeals speakers listings.