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  1. Sony XA900iP review

    Sony XA900iP review

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    Sony has a hit on its hands. It might cost £370, but what you get for that money is a brilliant sounding iOS dock that ticks pretty much every connectivity box you could ever need.

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    Sony MDR-V55 review

    Sony MDR-V55 review

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    Sony's headphones are attractively designed, but do these cans sound as good as they look?

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    Sony SRS-BTV25 review

    Sony SRS-BTV25 review

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    The peculiar Sony SRS-BTV25 Bluetooth wireless speaker is aimed at the smartphone, iPod, iPad and iPhone market, although it will work with any device capable of connecting to a Bluetooth speaker, including most tablets and a fairly large wealth of MP3 players.

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    Sony MDR-ZX500 review

    Sony MDR-ZX500 review

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    If you're looking for cheap headphones, this pair might be up your alley - but don't expect them to impress

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    Sony BDV-E880 review

    Sony BDV-E880 review

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    This Sony home theatre system looks the business, but can it cut the audio mustard?

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    Sony BDV-E870 review

    Sony BDV-E870 review

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    We audition Sony's do-it-all home theatre system

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    Sony STR-DH810 review

    Sony STR-DH810 review

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    Far from being a nondescript box, this 7.1-channel amp comes packed with all the latest technology

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    Sony STR-DH800 review

    Sony STR-DH800 review

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    Is this budget-priced AV receiver a loss leader?

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    Sony PFR-V1 review

    Sony PFR-V1 review

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    Sony's loudspeaker engineers have taken a radical new look at 'phone design. The PFR-V1 aren't noise-cancelling headphones, far from it. The principle behind them is to basically suspend miniature speakers in front of your ears and then encourage you to turn up the volume.

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    Sony STR-DA5300ES review

    Sony STR-DA5300ES review

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    With a fine features set, high-tech engineering, spacious movie surround sound and a penchant to be a two-channel hi-fi system in its spare time, the Sony STR-DA5300ES receiver is a contender. The sound, which majors on detail resolution and clarity, is a real grower that seems to get better with every listen; the operation becomes very slick with familiarity; and the fit, finish and build is a joy to own.

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    Sony STR DA5200ES review

    Sony STR DA5200ES review

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    Rather than simply evolving its previous AV receivers, the big S has gone all-out with a completely new design for its latest ES class trio. The STR- DA5200ES tested here is top of that crop, and is impressive from the start

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    Sony DAV-IS10 review

    Sony DAV-IS10 review

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    Sony's latest cosmetic quirk could land it a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The DAV-IS10 features the smallest satellite speakers ever seen on a home cinema system, each one being the size of a golf ball, so they can be discretely integrated into your room's décor.

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    Sony STR-DG710 review

    Sony STR-DG710 review

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    Sony currently has one of its strongest ever collections of AV receivers. The STR-DG710 sits near the bottom of the range; a 6.1-channel receiver lacking many of the features – multiroom, multichannel analogue inputs for example – of bigger Sony beasts.

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    Sony DAV-X10 review

    Sony DAV-X10 review

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    Sony's DAV X10 purports to be the 'ultimate designer home cinema system'. And it certainly looks the part, with a glass-topped main unit, touch-sensitive controls and conical speakers

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    Sony DAV-X1V review

    Sony DAV-X1V review

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    With a considerably higher price tag than most of the other systems on test, the DAV-X1V needs to pull something special out of the bag. It gets off to a great start features-wise, with a five-disc DVD player being the most notable advantage.

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    Sony DAV-X10 review

    Sony DAV-X10 review

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    Single-box home cinema systems are seldom just about audio quality. Aesthetics and convenience are also crucial factors to their target audience. And few systems seem to show quite as full an understanding of this factor as Sony's new DAV-X10

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    Sony XDR-S50 review

    Sony XDR-S50 review

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    Most DAB radios fall into one of three categories - bedside, kitchen or portable - but Sony's XDR-S50 manages to straddle all of these and put in a decent performance. Not that the XDR-S50 is armed with a plethora of features to help it in each environment: its basic nature makes it easy to use.

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    Sony DAV-X1V review

    Sony DAV-X1V review

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    Sony's DAV-X1V is a stylish 2.1 virtual surround system aimed at those seeking a home cinema solution without the fuss of additional speakers and cabling taking over the room

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    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

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    This home cinema system from Sony may not incorporate DVD recording, but don't turn your back just yet - the DAV-DZ410 certainly has flexibilities and strengths elsewhere.

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    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

    Sony DAV-DZ410 review

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    Sony's newest home cinema model may not incorporate DVD recording capabilities like its Panasonic rival, but the DAV-DZ410 has different flexibilities. As well as offering the usual five speakers and subwoofer for a 5.1 surround sound experience.

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    Sony XDR-M1 review

    Sony XDR-M1 review

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    Sony's neat XDR-M1 DAB radio also manages to cram in an FM radio too, so you get the best of both worlds, which is useful if you happen to be outside a DAB broadcast area.

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    Sony MDR-DS3000 review

    Sony MDR-DS3000 review

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    Sony's MDR-DS3000s are a wireless pair of cans, but they use infrared instead of RF signals. The theoretical upside is that there's less chance of interference from other devices around the home, but the downside is that they have a limited range...

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    Sony DAR-RH1000 review

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    Sony's latest all-in-one is a compact system that arrives in a modestly sized box.Open it up and you're greeted with a very attractive main unit and a decent enough sub/sat speaker system.The asking price looks a little steep...

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    Sony DAV-X1 review

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    Sony's galactic empire employs several dedicated design facilities worldwide, which probably goes some way to explaining why you simply cannot fault the look and feel of the DAV-X1

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