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AMP3 Speakers Buyer’s Guide

Sometimes you just need to crank the volume up so, AMP3 have put together this handy buyer’s guide for our range of speakers.

If you’re after a new set of desktop bookshelf, Bluetooth, or even multi-room wireless speakers, AMP3 have you covered.

 

Audioengine 2+ Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

Audioengine A2+ Speakers - £195

Audioengine A2+ Speakers – £195

About a 1/3 of the size of their big brother (the A5+), the Audioengine A2+ are your answer to poor quality, affordable desktop speakers. These powered Multimedia speakers are the perfect size for your desktop and will give a marked improvement on basic computer speakers.

 

With built-in amplifiers, newly designed Kevlar woofers and the same custom tweeters used in the A5+, the A2+ speakers are perfect for all types of music, movies and videogames. Also, the A2+ has a built in DAC allowing you to get much-improved sound quality through a USB connection with your computer.

 

What makes the A2+ Speakers great?

Simple ‘plug in & play’ connections

Built-in power amplifiers and USB DAC functionality

Perfect for all types of music

 

What’s not so good?

Better suited for use in smaller rooms

 

You can see the A2+ Speakers here:

Audioengine 2+ (A2+) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers

 

SoundScience QSB – 30W USB Desktop Speakers with NXT DyadUSB Technology

Soundscience QSB USB Speakers - £19.99

Soundscience QSB USB Speakers – £19.99

These desktop computer speakers from SoundScience plug straight into the USB slot on your computer to give you instant volume. Capable of delivering a much greater sound than similar small desktop speakers, the QSB speakers have been praised by many for their astonishing output.

 

Being powered solely through a USB connection the QSBs are portable and even come with a handy hard case for when not in use. What’s more, the experts over at What HiFi? gave them an impressive 5/5!

 

What makes the QSB – 30W USB Desktop Speakers Great?

Stylish and sturdily built

Impressive sound quality and volume given their size

Portability

 

What’s not so great?

Quite heavy, though remain portable

Perhaps not bassy enough for some

 

See the QSB – 30W USB Desktop Speakers here:

QSB – 30W USB Desktop Speakers

 

Sony SRS-X7 Portable Wireless Speaker

Sony SRS-X7 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker - £259

Sony SRS-X7 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker – £259

The SRS-X7 Wireless Speaker is one of Sony’s newest speakers, and comes packed with plenty of features. This 32W wireless speaker offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and support for Apple Airplay and DLNA streaming.

 

With 6 hours of battery life when using Bluetooth the SRS-X7 is a great portable speaker that offers fantastic sound quality. Download the handy Songpal app free of charge to easily control your music and tweak settings. The Speaker even features Sony’s Clearaudio + technology, automatically choosing the best sound settings for each song for lazier listeners.

 

What makes the Sony SRS-X7 great?

Excellent connectivity options (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Airplay, DLNA)

32W of clear and robust sound

Sleek minimalist design

 

What’s not so great?

Battery could be longer

 

See the Sony SRS-X7 here:

Sony SRS-X7 Portable Wireless Speaker

 

Sony MHC-V7D High-Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth

Sony MHC-V7D High-Power Home Audio System - £479

Sony MHC-V7D High-Power Home Audio System – £479

 

If you’re looking for a speaker system to cater to all your needs, look no further than the feature –packed Sony MHC-V7D Home Audio System. The MHC-V7D offers a window-shattering 1550W level sound pressure – perfect for ticking off your neighbours.

 

The MHC-V7D Home Sound System supports both Bluetooth and even has a CD player – retro! As if this wasn’t enough, Sony have added LED lighting effects that sync with your music, ‘party-chain’ support to add other speakers, Karaoke modes – even DJ effects – to truly get your party going.

What makes the Sony MHC-V7DHome Audio System Great?

Absolutely huge sound, perfect for parties

Karaoke & DJ effects; Built-in Light Show syncs with your music

Bluetooth, NFC and CD player built in

What’s not so great?

Quite chunky

May make you unpopular with your neighbours

See the Sony MHC-V7D High-Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth here-

Sony MHC-V7D Home Audio System

 

SONOS PLAY: 1 Mini But Mighty Wireless HiFi System Speaker

SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Multi-room Speaker - £169

SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Multi-room Speaker – £169

The PLAY: 1 is perfect for introducing wireless music to your home. The PLAY: 1 connects to your wireless network and can be controlled through the dedicated Sonos app – from anywhere in your house. Small and simple to set up, the PLAY: 1 is surprisingly loud and delivers tremendous sound quality.

 

You can add more SONOS speakers to get your favourite tunes played wirelessly in multiple rooms, or even have a different song for each room!

 

What Makes the Sonos PLAY: 1 Great?

Great sound quality

Play all your music wirelessly

Control each speaker separately or together from the app

 

What’s not so great?

No inputs for other devices

 

See the SONOS PLAY: 1 here –

SONOS PLAY: 1 Mini But Mighty Wireless HiFi System Speaker

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A Year of Free Music with Sonos!

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Sonos are offering a year’s free subscription to Deezer’s Premium+ worth £100 with every purchase between now and the end of the year.

Deezer is the music service that finds music for you based on the tracks you love, so there’s always something on you like.

Check out the promotional page below for more details on eligible units:
http://www.sonos.com/promo/deezer

Head on over to AMP3 for more info on our Sonos products:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=sonos

 

Stuff Awards

Triumph at the 2011 Stuff Awards

 

Tuesday 2nd November saw the event that was the 2011 Stuff Awards. These prestigious awards mark excellence in the technology and gadget industry and the night was not without excitement or surprise. What certainly wasn’t a surprise were the fantastic wins for the products below.

Sonos has had a fantastic run with their Play:3 model and the device has not gone without recognition. Though not winners, the Denon Ceol, SoundMagic E10s and SoundScience QSB speakers won in reaching the Highly Commended categories.

 

Audio Gadget of the Year

Winner

Sonos Play:3

£259

Sonos Play:3

What Stuff said:
‘The dinky Play:3 may not have room for skipping CDs, tangling tapes or crackling vinyl, but it is a consummate streamer of digital music, a conduit for internet radio and a server-upper of Spotify, Napster, Deezer and more. It can also link with its Sonos brethren to form a multiroom setup, pair with another Play:3 for stereo output and pump out room-filling sound of the highest quality.’

 

Highly Commended


Denon Ceol

£435

Ceol

Read Stuff’s review here

 

 

 

Best Audio Gadget of the Year

Although there were no winners in this category two Advanced MP3 Players products were featured in the Highly Commended section.

 

SoundMagic E10 Earphones

£34.99


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The SoundMagic E10s are the second most popular selling headphones at Advanced MP3 Players and the most popular at our sister site Advanced Headphones. For good reason too – the in-ear headphones   reproduce sound with an astute quality that is akin to that of far higher priced models.

 

 

SoundScience QSB Speakers

£89.99


QSB

 

The QSB speakers are examples of quality being squashed into one very small location. The square models sit neatly atop your workstation proving excellent sonic company by blasting out clean and clear notes. They don’t busy your desk or impose with superfluous cables and an awkward shape but blend nicely into any desktop aesthetic.

 

 

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Gadget Show rate Sonos Play:5 amongst the very best products ever featured.

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Channel 5’s The Gadget Show showcase some of the very best products out there in the technology world. Their latest online feature was a very best of the highest rated products they’ve had on the show. Featuring on the list was the Sonos Play:5. Watch the video here.

 
The impressive Sonos Play:5 is a wonderful all in one wireless music system. This outstanding piece of design boasts unparalleled sound quality. With this device you can connect to wireless streaming services like Napster, Spotify, Last fm, etc. and have a world of musical opportunities at your fingertips.

 
The wireless nature of the Sonos systems means you are able to interconnect other speakers to maximise sound or to place in other rooms. Initial set-up and expansion is achieved with minimal effort making it so worthwhile.

 
Also available is the slick Sonos controller but if you don’t want to fork out for that, there is always the option to control your music wirelessly through your smart phone.



The Play:5 is available at Advanced MP3 Players for £349 and comes with one months free premium Spotify subscription.

 

 

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Tech experts, RegHardware give Sonos Play:3 90% rating! Read more here.

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90% rating from RegHardware

‘The Play:3 itself is a solid and well made, if rather anonymous box that’s small enough to be easily positioned in a room without shouting, “Look At Me!” like the B&W Zeppelin and its ilk. The unit has rubber feet on the bottom and on the left side so you can stand it either way up as available space dictates.

[…] It’s worth mentioning that in over a week with the Play:3 I didn’t experience a single hiccup, pause or drop-out in my listening. Everything just worked, reliably.’ Read full review here.

 

The Sonos Play: 3 has received big praise from tech specialists Reg Hardware. The 90% score speaks for itself and automatically gives the Sonos Play: 3 quality status.

 

Though we already know it’s a quality product given the reputation the Play: 5 has garnered for itself. Being an upgraded and smaller version of the Play: 5, the Play: 3 had a lot to live up to.

 

It certainly meets the mark with some of its fantastic features. Each speaker boasts three powerful drivers each with their own amplifier to give full, well rounded and powerful sound.

 

Streaming music wirelessly is a new concept to many people but don’t let the unfamiliar put you off. Set-up couldn’t be easier and you even have the option to select your music straight from your own smartphone.  For a full product description click here.

 

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Sonos Play:3 – So much and so easy

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The Sonos Play:3

The Sonos Play:3 has generated a fair amount of buzz prior to its release. Now the new generation has landed, reviewers and users alike have been increasingly impressed with the consideration Sonos have invested in making far reaching improvements.
Unless you want to connect up to 32 devices the price won’t put you off. Compared to the Play:5, the wireless system is entirely affordable. For most of us, a lottery win was mandatory before purchasing a decent HiFi but thanks to sensible pricing from Sonos, the device is just as accessible as the music.
Your Sonos purchase is also an exclusive invitation to endless amounts of preloaded Internet radio stations. Through a Bluetooth connection you can connect your own phone or MP3 player letting you play your own music effortlessly. The option to extend your music library almost infinitely through wireless streaming services such as Napster or Spotify is an electrifying prospect.



The Sonos Play:3 is equipped with a three driver speaker system, three digital amps, one tweeter, two mid-range drivers and one bass radiator to ensure superb sound quality.
This all sounds very complicated but set-up and use could not be easier. You just connect your MP3 player with a few clicks of a button and then you’re ready to go. There is also opportunity to expand your Sonos collection, adding more speakers without any complicated installation or further set-up. Check the promotional video to see exactly how easy it is to get connected here.

 

So if you’re not persuaded yet read some of these reviews and you soon will be!

 

‘The Sonos wireless music system is great. It allows you to stream music from the Internet be it Spotify tracks, the radio, or your own collection, in multiple rooms at the same time all controlled by your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or a dedicated controller.’

Pocket Lint Read full review

‘The beauty of the Sonos system is that you can start with one speaker attached wirelessly to the Sonos Bridge (which, in turn, is attached to your router by Ethernet cable), and later add more to the system in different rooms – as many speakers as you like up to 32 (in case you happen to live in a palace).’

Tech Radar Read full review

‘Of course, all this is well and good, but with audio equipment it’s sound quality that’s really important. Fortunately, with the Play:3 there’s nothing to worry about at all. As with all other Sonos components, the Play:3 is reassuringly heavy, backing up the gorgeous exterior (available in black or white) that shouts this is a well-made product.’

Expert Reviews Read full review

Sonos Play:3
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The all-encompassing, all-astonishing Sonos Play 3 wins praise from engadget.com

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We know it’s great – now engadget.com know too :

‘It’s clear, loud, and punchy enough to start up a small dance party if need be. And, unless the units unpacked themselves, sprouted legs, and walked to where we wanted them, setting them up couldn’t have been any easier.’

7/10

Read full review

Sonos 3

The wireless wonder is one of the smartest gadgets around. Music is controlled wirelessly and the sound quality is impeccable. With its Intelligent Positioning Technology you can move, angle or adjust the speakers any way you want and the system will respond to produce audio that suits the position!

Not only that, the Sonos system has 3 drivers – each with their own amp. This means the output caters for a full range of sound.

See the system in full effect in the Sonos Demo video

Jump on the wireless bandwagon and get your Sonos 3 today. Advanced MP3 Players also offer exclusive Sonos packages check them out here.

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Sonos Play:3 Arrives at Advanced MP3 Players! Pre-Order Now!

The most anticipated Sonos Unit  - “Sonos Play:3″ – is landing in Advanced MP3 Players Next Week!

Available now for Pre-Order!

Sonos have decided to launch a new wireless speaker system. This new product seems very promising and more affordable (£259).

Sonsos PLAY: 3 All-In-One Speaker System

TrustedReviews says…

“The Sonos range has just opened-up to a whole new swathe of buyers. A £249 price tag may not make the Sonos Play:3 an impulse buy, but buying a Sonos system isn’t the imposing prospect it once was. With sound quality better than you might expect of its small stature, this is a cheaper, less conspicuous alternative to the B&W Zeppelin Air.” (click here to read more)

What Hi-Fi tells us:

“The speaker can be used on its own, or as a pair for stereo sound, and can also be flicked between vertical and horizontal, changing their tonal balance as they do so.”

“With a new brand logo to match the new names, it marks a fresh onslaught on the ‘wireless hi-fi’ (Sonos’s preferred term) market.” (click here to read the full article).

Available NOW at Advanced MP3 Players

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Will Simple Audio Beat Sonos this Autumn?

Launched in Autumn 2011, Simple Audio Multiroom System is the new Sonos’ Competitor!

Featured like “Beautifully Simple”, will this new product blow away Sonos?

What Hi-Fi explains:

“Simple Audio, the company founded by ex-Linn employees to develop a new PowerLine multiroom audio system, has launched a website giving more details of the product.

Head on over to www.simpleaudio.co.uk and you can discover who’s behind the company, how the system will work and the range of products it will offer.

Initially due for launch this summer, we now understand Simple Audio will arrive in the UK this autumn once a distribution deal has been struck with retailers.” (read the full article here)

 

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Desktop controller and iPhone Controller


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