Simon Lucas

About Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas is a technology and electronics journalist, and has been for almost 20 years. He spent five years as editor of What Hi-Fi? and his subsequent work as a freelance writer and consultant has seen him retained by some of the world's most high-profile brands and titles

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones hands-on: Priced for performance

Bose's flagship headphones cost a pretty penny, but does their performance make their price tag add up? We took a first listen to find out.

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Ruark Audio R1 Mk4 review: Dashing DAB radio

The fourth-gen of this DAB radio is a dashing looking number, but is it a bit of an excessive luxury in this day and age?

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Cleer Crescent review: Reshaping expectations of sound?

This big and bold speaker design has some great merit, but at this asking price is it as good as you can get? Read on...

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LG Tone Free HBS-FN7 true wireless review: Comfortable and clean

With UV self-cleaning case and some interesting features, LG offers a comfortable wire-free earbud option. But so does the competition.

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Panasonic Soundslayer soundbar review: Does it truly 'slay' gaming audio?

This small soundbar is designed for boosting gaming audio under a monitor, but it'll also be at home enhancing a small TV's output too.

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Yamaha SR-C20A review: Pint-sized soundbar adds extra pop

The small-scale C20A is an all-in-one soundbar solution - there's no separate subwoofer option - that bangs out big audio from a little package.

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Yamaha SR-B20A review: Big 'bar, big sound

Yamaha is synonymous with soundbar design. This model refreshes its entry-level, but it's anything but entry-level in its audio delivery.

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Braun Audio LE03 review: Back with a bang?

Braun is back in the audio business. But is its LE series - the LE03 being the smallest - worth its not inconsiderable asking price?

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Sony HT-G700 soundbar review: Sonically sound but lacks convincing surround

If you want extra audio presence for your TV then the HT-G700 is worth consideration. But its surround soundstage isn't entirely convincing.

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Panasonic HZ1500 4K OLED TV review: Serious about sound

The HZ1500's USP is its integrated Dolby Atmos sound system. Add all the HDR decoding you could want, plus epic picture quality, and it's a winner.

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Panasonic HX940 4K TV review: Elevated imagery

The top-end LED-backlit LCD TV from Panasonic comes in three sizes and delivers delightful picture quality for its price outlay. Can it do no wrong?

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Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 700 review: Small soundbar, great big sound

A usefully compact, very thoroughly specified, and big sonic improvement on your TV's sound. This is an accomplished soundbar for the asking price.

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Linn Series 3 review: Sonic superiority

The most expensive wireless speaker we can recall seeing. But there’s really no arguing with the way it performs. It's audiophile heaven.

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LG OLED CX 4K TV review: Superb picture quality

Call it a Greatest Hit: this 4K OLED telly ticks almost every box, delivering sumptuous picture quality that you'll struggle to rival.

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Samsung Q65T 4K QLED TV review: Punchy picture at an attractive price

If you want bright and colourful images, but want to buy higher up the QLED range, the QT65 is a well balanced offering. Ignoring its poor sound.

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LG OLED GX 4K TV review: The wall-mounted master

If you want to hang a superb big-screen TV on your wall then you'll find no better than LG's GX OLED. It's slimmer than the CX range.

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TCL EP658X1 4K TV review: Ultra-HD on a budget

If you're looking for a 4K TV on a budget, can TCL deliver the goods?

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Montblanc MB-01 review: Indulgent ear-candy

Looking for luxury headphones? If you want flawless, indulgent design and don't mind paying for it then these are the headphones for you.

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LG NANO90 4K NanoCell TV review: Can it outshine OLED?

LG has been making waves in OLED for years. The NANO906 is its top-line LCD LED TV; an alternative that's a half the price of the OLED equivalent.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance: Opulent audio

Factor in the looks, the choice of materials and the exemplary construction, and you've a speaker that can loosen a wallet faster than most.