T3 May 2021

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Future Publishing Ltd
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7 min
streaming amps

There’s never been a better time for dragging out that pair of neglected speakers you long ago banished to the corner of a spare room, dusting them off and reviving your love for them. Hear us out. You may well have your music duties covered by an Amazon Echo wireless speaker in your living room or a JBL Bluetooth speaker in your kitchen, but no single-speaker wonder, no matter how wondrous, will compare to the performance of a good stereo speaker system. A true stereo soundfield that’s wide-open and filled with generous detail really is the reserve of a hi-fi speaker-led set-up. Like the hardy Honda Civic, hi-fi speakers are built to last and often refuse to die (unless their drivers are poked by handsy kiddiewinks); they’ll outlast you if you…

1 min
go the extra mile

What would be the result of a collaboration between Klipsch, a tech-driven premium audio company, and McLaren, the world-renowned motor racing team? Maybe a Formula 1 car that plays music as it does laps at Silverstone? No, the real answer is sports earbuds, of course – the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport McLaren Edition Earphones (£259, henleyaudio.co.uk), premium headphones engineered for “extreme performance and designed to stay dry and in place through anything life throws at them”. Key features include dust and water-tight earphones and case (both IP67 rated), with a moisture removal system included in the case to ensure the earphones remain dry all the time. As for sound quality, the T5 II True Wireless Sport’s dynamic driver combines high output, neutral sound and deep bass extension. The second generation…

1 min
spring fling florals

1 JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RECYCLED TROPICAL SWIM SHORTS If you love Etro’s swim shorts but don’t want to pay over £200 for a pair, slip into these affordable boardies instead, made from earth-kind recycled materials. £40, johnlewis.com 2 BARBOUR LIFESTYLE SUMMER FLORAL PRINT SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT While Barbour is usually known for rugged outdoors clothing, this ditsy print shirt is surprisingly fresh and stylish, and is ideal for those nervous of big, bold prints. £65, next.com 3 ISABEL MARANT MEXIKAH GRANDAD-COLLAR SHIRT The ’70s live on in Isabel Marant’s highly sought-after grandad-collar shirt. Drag it into the modern age by wearing it over a white tee and with chunky sneakers. £215, mrporter.com 4 TED BAKER TOTH LEAF PRINT BOMBER JACKETS We’re cheating slightly as this print is technically more foliage than flora, but it’s so striking, and damn easy…

1 min
living life outdoors

1 15 DROP BULB SOLAR FESTOON LIGHTS Lighting makes or breaks any space, whether that’s inside your home or in the garden. There are endless outdoor lights to pick from, including solar lanterns and these stylish festoon lights. String them along fencing, connect them to a parasol, or drape them along your shed. They’re cosy and cheap, and will make an instant splash in your outdoor haven. £27.99, lights4fun.co.uk 2 APOLIMA RATTAN EFFECT EGG CHAIR 2020’s most desirable garden chair is back with a vengeance, but this year’s egg chairs are deeper and wider, giving you a luxurious space to really nest within. We’d fill ours with plump cushions and soft throws, and turn it into a fresh air book nook (and tea drinking den). £411, diy.com 3 OKA SYDRA SIDE TABLE If you only have budget…

1 min

WAYDOO FLYER ONE There’s no better way to spend your summer than gliding your way through the surf. But let’s face it: in the UK especially, the waves don’t always break your way. Fortunately, with the Flyer One from Waydoo, you can now hang ten on even the calmest of seas – or even lakes and rivers. This all-in-one electric hydrofoil allows you to soar above the surface of the water, while its propulsion system drives you forward at up to 25mph. Despite taking just two hours to charge, its high-efficiency battery can provide up to 85 minutes of ride time. And its Bluetooth-connected Jet One controller allows you to control your speed and gear, and track your battery life and route. Worried what happens when you inevitably wipeout? Don’t. The…

2 min
sweet streams are made of these

So you’re ready to revive your ol’ speakers and put them at the helm of a streaming system. Congratulations, you won’t regret it. But which streaming amp would make the best suitor? Here we have four recommendations from some of the biggest streaming players in hi-fi across a range of budgets. Each varies in the streaming platform they support and the types of analogue and digital connections they offer, but universally you can expect built-in access to the main music services, multi-room functionality, as well as AirPlay and/or Bluetooth. And they all have a crucial thing in common: peerless performance-per-pound value. SONOS SOLUTION SONOS AMP With built-in access to music streaming services, multi-room functionality both within the Sonos system and via AirPlay 2, and physical connectivity (analogue and HDMI inputs) to connect up another…