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Sound+Image's May/June 2020 issue is out now: World's Best Wireless Speakers

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- WORLD'S BEST WIRELESS SPEAKERS: Can one brilliant box replace a whole hi-fi?
- STUCK AT HOME?: How to plan a home cinema or media room
- OPTOMA'S P1: Half projector, half TV - why the P1 changes the equation for projection
- BEYOND BON: 40 years since Bon The Likeable left the building and the band, here's the tale of how AC/DC so rapidly regrouped to deliver the second biggest-selling album of all time.
- AND MUCH MORE...

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WORLD'S BEST WIRELESS SPEAKERS: How about having just one speaker as your whole hi-fi system, streaming music, looking great, sounding fine. It’s a tempting proposition, especially with premium wireless speakers like these bringing the latest music and multiroom tech to your home. 

ON TEST:
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge
Denon Home 350
Linn Series 3
Naim Mu-so Qb
Technics Ottava S SC-C30
Marantz M-CR612 + Jamo C 93 II 

True Wireless

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TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR 'PHONES: Wireless transmission, no wires between the buds — that’s the freedom of true wireless. Identify your priorities and check our reviews to see which are the best buds for you!    

ON TEST:
Apple AirPods 2019
BlueAnt Pump Air 2 
Bose SoundSport Free
Jabra Elite 65t
Jabra Elite 75t
Jaybird Vista
JBL Reflect Flow  
Klipsch T5 Wireless
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 5100
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
Sony WF-1000XM3

Optoma P1

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OPTOMA P1 ultra-short-throw 4K projector
Here’s a product that takes projection closer to the convenience of TV — smart interface, built-in audio, laser light source and a ‘wow’ huge screen image. Is the P1 the right solution to transform your home entertainment experience?

OTHER REVIEWS THIS ISSUE:
Panasonic DP-UB150 UHD Blu-ray player
With a 4K Blu-ray player this good under $350, it’s  enough to persuade anyone away from streaming and back to the beauty of physical media.

AYRE ACOUSTICS EX-8 integrated hub
This ‘temptation’-level integrated amp offers modular inputs and upgrades so you get just what you need — and can change your mind later.

GOOGLE NEST Wifi mesh Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi woes? Google’s latest Nest Wifi improves on the original version to offer a possible answer.

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hi-fi history: LABOURS OF LOVE
You’ll never forget your first love. Whereas speaker manufacturers never forget their first speaker. We travel through time to look at first-born classics from the 1930s to the 1980s from loudspeaker brands around the world.

OTHER FEATURES THIS ISSUE:
HOME CINEMA vs MEDIA ROOM
After the ultimate entertainment space? Do you need a flexible media room or a dedicated home cinema? What are the decisions you’ll need to make, and how much can you do yourself? Our guide will help you decide...

DO YOU NEED A PORTABLE DAC?
New headphones at the ready? Should you add a portable DAC to get the best from your phone?

movies 
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
BIRDS OF PREY
Will the latest Terminator movie be the last? And should our Margot stop sucking on helium when playing wise-cracking Harley Quinn?

music 
BEYOND BON
It’s 40 years since Bon the Likeable left the building and the band. Here’s the tale of how AC/DC so rapidly regrouped to deliver the second biggest album of all-time.
MUSIC REVIEWS
Robert Plant, Marillion, Joe Satriani, T Rex and new blues releases.

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BUYING GUIDE: Our new-look buying guide features Sound+Image award-winners that promise the best performance for the price at every level. This issue we focus on standmount and floorstanding loudspeakers plus headphones of every breed.

It's all in a packed issue of Sound+Image, on sale now!

Sound+Image's May/June issue (#333) is ON SALE NOW at all good newsagents (and some of the bad ones) as well as digitally on Zinio. For print subscriptions visit techmags.com.au.
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