Wireless anything is big business right now. The rise of smartphones and tablets over the past few years have spurred on the boom of cloud storage, media streaming services, and Bluetooth audio products. Especially Bluetooth audio products. You can find the latest wireless speakers and headphones in practically every size, shape, and color.
Yo, audiophiles, yank them $200 “high-performance” headphones out of your ears, and listen up. Sprint has a little something, something for y’all in its Black Friday promotional build-up.
New products don’t always hit it out of the park the first time up to bat. Sometimes a second round is required to get that groove and impress upon the masses. When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, this means big business. The market is saturated with options, and manufacturers are vying to draw consumers to their niches.
Apple devices have long been a favorite for musicians looking to enhance, mix, or record music from instruments. The hardware and software technology has always been top-notch, delivering quality results in real-time. Attempting to do the same with an Android device has been little better than playing with a toy. That is, up until now with the latest from IK Multimedia.
After Apple acquired Beats Electronics, we’ve all been anxiously waiting to see what new products would come after the acquisition. Now, we have our first in the form of the Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones. Of course, they just had to use an exponent in the product name to make our lives just a little more difficult.
Icon Q’s Boundless bluetooth earbuds are unexpectedly neat. I’ve been walking around with them around my neck for two weeks now– not solely because I constantly forget they’re there– and I’m feeling myself becoming increasingly obsessed with them. I’m not an MP3 person. I got my first MP3 player when I was in 6th grade and more »
While there are many audio products available to choose from, not all are created equally. One can spend a lot of time digging in and sorting through all the options to find that right speaker or set of headphones. If you have or are currently experiencing such indecision, read on to see why Plantronics’s latest headphones may be the right choice!
If you’ve ever shopped around for an ultra-portable, highly-affordable Bluetooth wireless speaker, it’s very likely you’ve seen at least one from X-mini. These guys have been making pocket- and keychain-sized speakers for quite some time – enough to garner excellent ratings of their entire product lineup in the thousands. They come in a variety of great colors and the price point can’t be beat.
Yamaha recently announced the introduction of the company’s new EPH-M200 earphones made with beta-titanium material. But if you’re asking what that means, we’re more alike than I thought. Apparently, this allows the earphones to conform to the shape of the user’s ear canals for superior comfort. And while I hate the phrase “ear canal,” I fully support a headphones that cares about ear canal comfort (shudders). However, if the price point is too much for you, Yamaha is also releasing the EPH-M100 earphones for a more affordable price point, along with special ear tips with two types of silicone.
Most people I know love music and audio products, yet are loathe to overspend. They’re perfectly fine with the basic earbuds that come with today’s new smartphones. However, as soon as I let them listen to a pair of Sennheiser or V-Moda headphones, minds are quickly changed. They absolutely love the richer sound, that is, until they see the sticker price.
The holidays are right around the corner, and either you or someone you love deserves something amazing. But maybe more you than them, right? Especially if you expect to do some traveling. Whether or not you expect to spend some time in a car or a plane, you should do so in total audio comfort and bliss.
Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.