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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!

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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 (opens in new tab). For print subscriptions visit techmags.com.au (opens in new tab).

Sound+Image is Australia's no.1 mag for audio & AV – sister magazine to Australian Hi-Fi and to the UK's What Hi-Fi?, and bestower of the annual Sound+Image Awards, which since 1989 have recognised the year's best hi-fi and home cinema products and installations. While Sound+Image lives here online as part of our group, our true nature is best revealed in the print magazines and digital issues, which curate unique collections of content each issue under the Editorship of Jez Ford, in a celebration of the joys that real hi-fi and high-quality AV can bring. Enjoy essential reviews of the most exciting new gear, features on Australia's best home cinemas, advice on how to find your sound, and our full Buying Guide based on all our current and past award-winners, all wrapped up with the latest news and editorial ponderings. Click here for more information about Sound+Image, including links to buy individual digital editions and details on how best to subscribe.