E3 and WWDC 2013 have come and gone, but our Street by 50 on-ear headphones giveaway continues until Saturday night at midnight PDT. The Street by 50s from SMS Audio are valued at $179.95, so don’t miss this chance to get a great new set of cans to hear all that game and app audio in its full glory.
Want to take your tunes outside with you, but don’t feel like sharing? While BOOM’s excellent Urchin speaker provides water- and shock-resistant music for groups, their Spooners headphones let you keep the party solo while still shaking off dust, water, and a pretty bruising amount of abuse.
For the dad born after the popularity of vinyl but before CDs reigned supreme, Soundfreaq’s new Boom Freaq speaker offers up nostalgia and serious audio punch. Based on the Soundfreaq Sound Stack speaker, the Boom Freaq features a customized design by HGTV’s Robert and Cortney Novogratz that makes this speaker dock look like a old school tape-deck-rockin’ boom box.
Geneva has introduced the Model S’s successor, which gains not only re-engineered innards but also makes an important gain by losing something. Gone is the iPod Dock, which limited you to small 30-pin small like iPods and iPhones, and in its place is Bluetooth streaming. The Model S Wireless aims to provide the same superlative sound as the original from a much broader range of devices.
Sennheiser has announced three new headphone models with what they’re calling a universal inline remote. Rather than have a dedicated cable for each type of smartphone (one for iPhone and one for all others), these new headphones are designed to work with most popular iOS, Android, and Blackberry phones.
Retro details like chrome-covered earcup sliders mix with modern carbon fiber texture on the earcups themselves for a look that’s unmistakably Ferrari, though they are designed to look more like the pit crew’s headphones than a race car. Featuring 50mm drivers, the Scuderia Ferrari P200 headphones deliver sound that’s just as big as they look, but boldness often sacrifices nuance.
Scosche—purveyors of headphones, iDevices accessories, and car audio—has just announced availability of their RH1060 Bluetooth headphones. The RH1060 are reference grade, and feature built-in controls on the ear cups that allow you to both enjoy and control your music wirelessly. AppleTell has looked at a number of impressive Scosche products over the years, and they’ve always delivered excellent audio, to which they’ve now added the freedom of wireless.
Marantz was founded in 1953, making this their 60th year of providing advanced audio technologies. To celebrate, they’re rolling out two new products that highlight said technologies. The Reference Class NA-11S1 Network Audio Player and DAC create true “studio master” quality audio right in your living room, while the Consolette is the first ever wireless streaming speaker for audiophiles.
The id America Metropolitan Aluminum In-Ear Headphones are pretty basic with some added features to bring extra value to the $29.99 asking price.
With the bulk of desktop and shelf speaker systems going wireless, it makes sense that your home entertainment center would do the same. And it makes sense that your receiver would support AirPlay. So, when it comes time to either upgrade your current AV receiver or invest in your first, a great place to start your search is with the AirPlay / Pandora / vTuner compatible Pioneer VSX-823-K.
Packing two speakers and a mic, the BOOM Movement Urchin Bluetooth Speaker is a great option for sound and the occasional conference call on the go, and it features a handy trio of accessories that let you clip it, stick it, or hang it just about anywhere.
PhotoFast’s recently announced Lightning Mount and Ultra Dock 2 accessories exist to make life easier for the Apple-toting gadget lover. The Lightning Mount helps you get some extra mileage out of those older 30-pin accessories, while the Ultra Dock 2 gives you a solution for cutting down on the cord confusion that comes with charging multiple iDevices.