Streaming

Streaming is a method of watching videos or listening to music in real-time i.e. without having a physical copy, or having to download a file to your device. On-demand services and TV/Film streaming sites like Netflix are available to watch through your computer, Smart TV or internet-capable device, and a host of music streaming services such as Spotify have made revolutionary new products such as Sonos’ multi-room systems possible.

Product Review: Cyrus Lyric

Product Review: Cyrus Lyric

A high end, hi-res audio streamer and phenomenal amp all in one box, this could be your ticket to sonic perfection… For some of you the name Cyrus may currently be linked to a certain Miley rolling around scantily clad and …read more

Sonos – Step up to the PLAY:5

Sonos – Step up to the PLAY:5

There is no denying it – since its inception Sonos has created a revolution in the world of wireless multiroom music streaming. How does the PLAY:5 improve upon the original?… Until now the current PLAY:5 has held the reign as the daddy of Sonos’ range. As …read more

The science behind music streaming: Part 2

The science behind music streaming: Part 2

In this second instalment on the science behind wireless music streaming we’ll take a look at wireless music systems and Hi-Fi components. We now know how different digital music formats affect our overall listening experience and you’ve hopefully been inspired to trial …read more

The science behind music streaming: Part 1

The science behind music streaming: Part 1

While the old guard of CDs and vinyl records battle it out to determine which is the top physical format, it’s the modern digital era that has become the most popular way that we listen to music these days. Streaming is …read more

Onkyo’s HD music store comes to the UK

Onkyo’s HD music store comes to the UK

No strangers to providing a platform for consumers to listen to their music, Japanese audio giant Onkyo are now providing a way to purchase music as well… This is their first step into the burgeoning HD download market. Imaginatively titled Onkyo …read more

CD Quality streaming with Sonos and Deezer Elite

CD Quality streaming with Sonos and Deezer Elite

Sonos multi-room owners in the UK can soon take advantage of CD-quality audio thanks an exciting announcement from Deezer. The digital streaming service is launching Deezer Elite, an upgrade that will allow you to hear digital music with incredible detail just as …read more

Review: Arcam CDS27

Review: Arcam CDS27

…Is this new Arcam the Master or Jack of all trades? With digital audio playback currently at something of a crossroads, it can be difficult to know which path to take when replacing older equipment. Do you stick with a …read more

CES 2015: Cambridge Audio 851N

CES 2015: Cambridge Audio 851N

As the dust settles on another year in sunny Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has delivered an avalanche of new technology for us to look forward to over the coming months. Amongst those ready to launch new gear …read more

TIDAL Lossless Music Streaming Review

TIDAL Lossless Music Streaming Review

The newest kid on the increasingly crowded streaming block is Tidal, and straight from the off, their stall is set out to offer the greatest number of tracks, and in the best quality. Music streaming is big business these days. …read more