It's time to round up the news and reviews that have graced What Hi-Fi? the past week – including a look at the latest news and product reviews from B&W, Panasonic, Sony and SoundMagic.

The What Hi-Fi? Awards are drawing closer and we're getting ready for the big day, but there were still plenty of new stories and reviews to enjoy this week.

On the news front, Apple's record iPhone sales were over-shadowed by issues with iOS 8, there was a new speaker in the Linn Exakt range and we saw the launch of the world's most advanced wireless headphones...

This week's reviews section featured the  B&W CM6 S2 speakers, the Panasonic DMP-BDT700 Blu-ray player, SoundMagic E10S headphones and the Sony KDL-32W706B television.

And it's also new What Hi-Fi? magazine week, with our November issue hitting newstands and digital outlets. Inside you'll find a Group Test of 32in TVs and a look at multi-room audio set-ups from Bluesound, Panasonic, Pure, Samsung, Simple Audio and Sonos, plus plenty more besides. Read all about it here.

News

Apple sells 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in first weekend

You may have heard about Apple releasing a new smartphone last week. Apple claims the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus managed sell 10 million units in the space of the first launch weekend. Not too shabby.

With the phone set to debut in another 115 countries by the end of the year, it's odds on to become one of the biggest – if not the biggest – product launches of the year.

READ MORE: Apple sells 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units in first weekend

MORE: Apple apologises as iOS 8.0.1 update is pulled

Linn Akudorik joins Exakt range alongside Exaktbox upgrade option

Linn's Exakt range has two new members, with the Linn Akudorik stand-mount speaker joining the family along with the Akurate Exaktbox.

The former is a compact speaker available on the 23rd of September for £17,500, while the Exaktbox claims to be able to configure and optimise the "performance of any speaker and amplifier combination", specifically tailoring the sound to your room and speaker-placement.

READ MORE: Linn Akudorik joins Exakt range alongside Exaktbox upgrade option

Google and HTC to partner up for Nexus 9 tablet

Apple had its day in the sun with the launch of the new iPhones, now heads are turning towards what Google is doing with its Nexus line of devices.

And it looks as if Google will be partnering with HTC for the Nexus 9 tablet, switching from Asus after the critically acclaimed and Award-winning Nexus 7.

But that's not the only news to trickle out the tech giant this week, with Motorola set to be the manufacturer of choice for the Nexus 6 smartphone.

READ MORE: Google and HTC to partner up for Nexus 9 tablet

MORE: Motorola seemingly set to produce the Nexus 6

More after the break

Reviews

"The B&W CM6 S2s are good speakers. They’re built to impress and they sound impressive on a number of different levels"

B&W CM6 S2

We've been very impressed with B&W's speakers in 2014. Refreshing thee line-up earlier this year, we've given both the 685 S2 and 683 S2 speakers five stars. Could the CM6 S2 make it a hat-trick?

Read the full B&W CM6 S2 review

"f you want to upgrade your smartphone or music player’s bundled buds, look no further"

SoundMagic E10S

SoundMagic has won three Awards in a row with the E10 in-ears, and now the company has unleashed an upgraded version of the in-ears called the E10S.

The S stands for smartphone and refers to the in-ears newest feature. There's a tiny switch that allows for compatibility with Android and iOS devices.

Read the full SoundMagic E10S review

 

The 32W706B is the full works with all the trimmings of a well-designed telly – eye-catching design and a seamless interface"

Sony KDL-32W706B

After a less than impressive showing in 2013, Sony are back with renewed focus in the TV market and it shows with this year's line-up.

There's no reason to expect the same quality from a 32in TV than you would from a bigger set. But Sony's 32W706B is a cracker, packing in numerous smart features (Sony's TVSideView app is terrific) with a punchy, detailed picture.

Read the full Sony KDL-32W706B review

"It delivers such a gorgeous picture with Blu-rays and DVDs that the Marantz UD7007 has plenty to worry about"

Panasonic DMP-BDT700

We've not tested too many premium Blu-ray players this year. If your budget can stretch to £500 then the BDT700 offers a wealth of functionality.

Our Blu-ray collection looked and sounded fantastic, and there's also the option for 4K upscaling should you have a 4K set (before  4K Blu-ray turns up next year).

Read the full Panasonic DMP-BDT700 review