Given plenty of room, these hefty floorstanders are wonderfully polished performers...
The Focal Aria 905s are talented, confident-sounding standmounters, but can they be considered class leaders?
Another fine pair of headphones from Focal, but not the punchiest
Dimension is a bold move for Focal but it’s paid off. A high-end, high-quality soundbar
Detailed, dynamically good, and compact cans that require a touch more ‘oomph’ for a full star set
This simplified take on a Bluetooth receiver isn’t without its quirks, but the Focal is a very talented performer
A great set of speakers with a big, mature sound and plenty of skill to drive it
There’s no arguing with the features and convenience here, but there are sonic compromises
A thoroughly listenable set of desktop speakers with stacks of detail and Bluetooth convenience, if not the last word in excitement
Accept that the SM9 was never intended as a domestic speaker and simply enjoy the brilliant performance