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The best speakers for PC, smartphone or iPod

PC Advisor reviews the best speakers you can buy in the UK today.

5. JBL OnBeat Xtreme

JBL OnBeat Xtreme
  • Reviewed on: 24 January 12
  • RRP: £399 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The JBL OnBeat Xtreme is available in the UK for around £399. It's definitely expensive but if you want a be-all end-all audio output solution for your iDevices, then you can't go wrong with the OnBeat Xtreme.

4. Denon Ceol

Denon Ceol
  • Reviewed on: 10 January 12
  • RRP: £500 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Available in white and black, the Denon Ceol is a stylish AV component with superb sound quality.

3. Pioneer X-SMC3-K

Pioneer X-SMC3-K
  • Reviewed on: 9 January 12
  • RRP: £200 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The X-SMC3-K from Pioneer packs a lot of features in a sleek, black, desktop-compatible micro system.

 

 

2. Orbitsound Soundbar T12v3

Orbitsound Soundbar T12v3
  • Reviewed on: 25 November 11
  • RRP: £299 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Orbitsound Soundbar T12v3 is a versatile speaker system for playing sound from flat-panel televisions and iPods, possessing the kind of sound quality to get you nodding to the music. It’s not hi-fi as we know it, but it makes a great sound that will amply upgrade a TV’s own speakers, as well as engage you and your feet with music from your iPod.

 

1. Arcam rCube

Arcam rCube
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 11
  • RRP: £350 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Arcam rCube matches a minimalist design aesthetic that Apple would be proud of, with sensational audio performance and smart wireless functionality. With a recent price drop it really does earn its five-star reviews.

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