There’s been growing attention and focus toward audio products that deliver better and truer sound quality. Neil Young’s Pono player breached 6 million dollars in crowdfunding, all for the purpose of high fidelity music. Many new headphones and speakers focus on the listening experience with the intent to make the music sound as best it can.
While some people don’t mind maxing their budget for the best audio quality possible, others are content to get the best bang-for-their-buck. Sometimes, that’s a little easier said than done, considering the different qualities one would want: fit, audio quality, and appearance, to name a few. Some of the best, budget-friendly audio options are ones that are inexpensive, yet don’t come off as cheap. That’s the key point right there.
You were teased with the idea of it, then managed to catch glimpses of it from CES 2014 coverage. And not too long ago, the Outdoor Tech Big Turtle Shell speaker hit Kickstarter and surpassed the funding goal with the help of 1789 backers. I dig what Outdoor Tech dishes, so they sent me a pre-production unit to test out.
Today’s portable, wireless speakers are so many, yet retain similar shapes. More or less. So when one strays from the pack, it’s hard not to notice. Take the FAVI Boomerang, for instance. A boomerang speaker? Crazy! Crazy? Like a fox, maybe.
We review a lot of Bluetooth speakers at Technology Tell, so it’s safe to say we know what we’re talking about. Thus, when I say that the Damson Vulcan Bluetooth speaker packs impressive sound for its size, you know I’m telling the truth. But we’ll get to that, let’s start with the other details first!
Portable Bluetooth speakers are no longer just speakers. At least if they want to capture consumer consideration. These days, a compact speaker needs to offer a little something more, befitting of our mobile lifestyles. One latest feature, that appears to be gaining in popularity, is the ability to charge other gadgets.
Take a look at the 10 best Bluetooth speakers for your Memorial Day plans. From waterproof Bluetooth speakers to colorful speakers, this list will have what you need.
Creative Technology loves audio, but they probably know that we consumers love audio more than they do. We do, dammit. So this is why they’ve taken such care to produce and support such awesome audio-related products over the decades. Speakers, sound cards, all of it.
We checked out the 808 Audio HPA89WHG and HPA89BKMBT headphones and liked what we heard.
There are dozens upon dozens of companies offering Bluetooth speakers these days, but few have the decades-long high-end audio pedigree of Denon. That’s why its new Envaya DSB200 Bluetooth speaker is a notable addition to the scene.
Yup, that’s right. Outdoor Tech is back with a bigger, boomboxier version of its unique and popular Turtle Shell wireless speaker. The Big Turtle Shell was showcased at CES 2014, along with the rest of their product lineup. I wasn’t able to connect my smartphone to play some of my own music, as random people continuously linked their devices to the speaker (any available speaker, for that matter). We even caught part of a phone conversation, listening to some poor person baffling over why he/she couldn’t hear a thing from their device. Haha.
Many portable wireless speakers try to be a number of different things these days: alarm clock, battery bank, or a piece of furniture, to name a few. But flashlight? Sounds crazy, right? But maybe not. Pyle Audio has just introduced a multi-function speaker that includes a built-in LED flashlight.