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SONOS ONE SMART SPEAKER NOW AMAZON ALEXA ENABLED

Sonos fans in Australia have been waiting patiently since November last year for Alexa control to arrive on their shiny new Sonos ONE speakers. Sonos has finally released a free software update that enables Alexa voice control for the Sonos One ...

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SPOTIFY RUMOURED TO BE RELEASING INCAR HARDWARE

Pundits this week are betting an upcoming announcement from the king of music streaming hints at Spotify's unveiling of a piece of hardware that will drop into your car.

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4K FREE TO AIR TV BROADCAST TRIALS START IN SYDNEY

Free TV and Broadcast Australia have just announced trials of the next generation for broadcast technology. The centrepiece of the tests will be spanking new DVB-T2 technologies and new compression algorithms that could give Australian viewers 4K TV.

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UPCYCLE VINTAGE SPEAKERS WITH BEOCREATE

Bang & Olufsen are the quintessential modern HiFi brand. They embrace art and design, push boundaries and think outside the square.

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AMAZON ALEXA TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA FEB 1ST, 2018

The long-awaited announcement of Amazon's launch of Alexa and Echo has finally arrived. The voice control giant is now offering the Echo range of smart speakers via pre-order on Amazon Australia, with the service set to go live, February 1st, 2018.

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THE LYRIC SPEAKER INVITES DESKTOP KARAOKE

If you like the idea of doing an Andrea Bocelli or Celine Dion in your home office, you’ll love the new COTODAMA Lyric Speaker.

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SHAZAPPLE, APPLE BUYS SHAZAM

Snapchat and Spotify have missed out on a deal to buy Shazam, the world's most popular music recognition app with Apple rumoured to have secured the deal for $400 million.

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DAVID JONES TARGETS LUXURY AUDIO & TECH

David Jones, the upmarket retailer who exited the AV channel opting instead to focus on appliances in 2016, has opened its new 'David Jones Technology' stores located within eight existing stores across Australia.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 8K TV

While many of us are only just getting used to the idea of 4K TV, some brands and broadcasters are already investigating 8K resolution video. Here's an overview of what we know so far.

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CHORD’S POLY IS GO

We've been hearing and talking about Chord Electronics' POLY for nearly a year now. The add-on module that takes the now-famed MOJO to a whole new level is now available.

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IT’S SHOWTIME!

Starting Friday 3rd November, this weekend's Melbourne International HiFi Show has something for everyone from headphones, turntables and records, ultra-high end and everything in between.

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MELBOURNE HIFI SHOW: GIVEAWAYS

Thanks to our friends at Sennheiser, Interdyn and Devialet, we have some amazing giveaways up for grabs just by purchasing your HiFi Show tickets online between now and Tuesday 17th November 2017.

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IKEA BRINGS BUDGET WIRELESS CHARGING TO NEW IPHONES

One great feature of the new 2018 iPhones is no-contact Wireless Charging using the Qi (Chi) standard, which is also supported by some existing Android phones. IKEA’s new USA ad campaign, takes the ‘p' out of Apple Slogans to promote their new 2018 iPhone

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MEET CHORD’S JOHN FRANKS AND ROB WATTS FOR POLY PREVIEW IN MELBOURNE

The wait is over for Chord Electronics' POLY, the ultimate upgrade for the MOJO Portable Headphone Amplifier and DAC. Three events will be held in Melbourne this month where you can meet Chord's John Franks and Rob Watts.

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KEF LS50 WIRELESS TO BE ROON READY

There’s two products that I’ve really, really enjoyed in recent times. KEF’s LS50 Wireless, still the prime contender for StereoNET’s Product of the Year 2017, with our review from earlier this year already attracting more than 20,000 pairs of eyeballs...

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FOXTEL AND DENDY A DONE DEAL

Foxtel has hammered out an agreement with Dendy Cinema that creates a new model for new local and international movie releases.

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MQA GAINING TRACTION WITH LG PHONES AND SONY HI-RES PORTABLES

The emerging MQA music format has divided consumers, industry commentators and music industry execs since its release.

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