PURE JONGO X SERIES
The Jongo system isn’t shiny and new like Denon HEOS, but the ‘X’ marks a refresh. There’s the coolly refreshing ice-coloured speaker grille on the white speakers, but more refreshing still are the tweaks they’ve been given
by the boffins in Pure’s R&D department. The setup process has been simplified, and thanks to Pure’s Caskeid technology the whole Jongo system can now intelligently pick up on what you were last playing and resume it when you’re back in the room. As multiroom systems go, Pure continues to win the value-for-money gong.
from £100 ($205) / pure.com Heos, the Greek god of wireless multiroom audio, has sided with Denon to create a set-up that’s aimed squarely at (and slightly pricier than) Sonos. There are three types, with increasingly sophisticated speaker set-ups but the same connectivity: Wi-Fi, Ethernet or aux-in, with an iOS/Android app in control. The ‘3’ stands horizontally or vertically, the ‘5’ and ‘7’ on their longer edge. There’s also the HEOS Amp and the Link, with line-level outputs for your own amp, while the Extend creates a bridge connection for the further reaches of your mansion. from £250 ($515) / denon.co.uk