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The days of your hi-fi being tethered to one room are over. Now you can have multiple speakers in multiple rooms playing from one single source, all connected by wi-fi.

Sonos' multi-room setup is just one of the ways to achieve this, but it's certainly been a key to the company's popularity - especially among Apple users.

Ease-of-use is undoubtably an attractive trait, but is Sonos the best option? We take a closer look at the system, and measure it up against some of its rivals too.

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If it looks like a DAC...

A good Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) has always been an important part of the hi-fi setup (even if it is a little difficult to use them with iPhones), and today they are more useful than ever before.

Whether you're storing your songs on a NAS, laptop, USB stick or streaming it over the airwaves from Spotify or Tidal, a DAC can be the best way to get music through your system.

The Cambridge CXN has remained our favourite DAC for the past two years, but can the new Oppo Sonica DAC knock it off its perch?

Talking 'bout Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision is the latest development in HDR (High Dynamic Range). Prior to CES 2017, it was thought only certain products would be able to support the format; but the ability to update your existing players and TVs through firmware updates has made it much more attractive to both producers and viewers.

But while the standard HDR10 format is free for all, Dolby Vision requires a licence, meaning hardware brands (and consumers) have to pay extra. So what makes Dolby Vision so special? Pick up this issue of What Hi-Fi? to find out...

Speak(ers) now, or forever hold your peace

At the £600 price point, B&W and Dynaudio have some pretty impressive speakers in the form of the 865 S2s and the Emit 20s, respectively.

But in this Group Test our old favourites are going up against Arcaydis Audio's new EB1S speakers and the latest standmounters from ELAC.

The question is whether it will be the old favourites or the new releases that take us by storm...

A focus on Focal

It's been six years since the French audio company Focal merged with Naim Audio, and the two manufacturers have made a big success of their European cooperation.

We're yet to be disappointed by any Focal product that's come through our testing rooms, each one receiving an impressive four or five stars.

As such, it seemed fitting that we paid Focal a visit at its headquarters in Saint Etienne. If you want an inside look into a company that released the world's most expensive headphones, then this is sure to satisfy.

La tentation hi-fi

Focal makes a second appearance in this issue, with a £3250 pair of headphones that are our bank-breaking Temptations for this month.

The company has never made anything as pricey as these, but the sonic ability that comes with it is mind-boggling.

This is a product you'll want to be saving your pennies for.

And there's more!

Our First Test pages keep you up to date with the latest products. This month features a couple of five-star televisions from Sony, as well as the newest OLED. There's also a music streamer from Arcam, and a look at the latest LG smartphone.

We also have the latest hi-res portable music player from FiiO, and a solid wireless speaker from Ultimate Ears.

The June issue is on the shelves now and the pages are packed full of kit - happy reading!

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.