It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
TV speakers sound awful. That’s why here at HomeTechTell, we avidly preach the addition of external speakers. No TV purchase should go without a dedicated speaker or two or five to give you the sound your crystal-clear picture deserves.
Digital speakers make a source our of your smartphone, laptop, or tablet, making a shared experience out of your personal audio files. he digital speaker market—portable speakers, speakers with docks, sound bars, and network audio systems—is expected to grow from over 47 million units in 2013 to nearly 61 million by 2018, with portable speakers representing over half of the market by the end of the forecast window, according to ABI Research.
Turntables are tragically retro-cool right now, witness the fact that there are no less than nine different models for sale at Urban Outfitters, most in portable cases reminiscent of a something a 1960s flight attendant might carry through the terminal
We’ve all been in a club at some point or another, and as enthusiasts we know just how bad the sound is in these venues. Poor channel isolation, reflections all over the place, and, dear god, the system is half subwoofers and playing the stuff those kids who won’t get off my lawn listen to more »
As if buying the perfect gift wasn’t hard enough, now there is the added pressure of hunting for something a little bit more conscientious for that special someone. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) strives to make green tech gifting easier with GreenerGadgets.org, which offers up tips for selecting the ideal green tech gift and a more »
How much does it suck to score that sweet sweet Black Friday home tech loot and think to yourself, “Crap, I’m out of Ethernet/HDMI cables/ports/switches”? Because, let’s face it, most times the interconnects included with the loot you buy are too short or too junky. But fear not, because Monoprice has got your covered with more »
THE LUCKY WINNER OF OUR CONTEST IS ROB FORTUNO! Want awesome TV sound but don’t have an AV receiver and connected speakers on hand? The Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundtrack System will come to your rescue. It combines an amplified sound bar and amplified wireless subwoofer to provide realistic, room-filling sound via a space saver format. more »
Last week, we brought you the news that AOL plans to shut down Nullsoft, the parent company of WinAmp, one of the original MP3 playback utilities, in approximately a month’s time. At that point it will pull all of the installation files off of the internet, and let the employees go. A faint glimmer of more »
Who said the Christmas season didn’t officially start until Black Friday? Well, okay, these days nobody says that. But for us Goyim, at least, the gift giving doesn’t usually start for another few weeks yet. Linn — whom you may remember as the company who delivers 24-bit studio master recordings directly to your speakers (assuming more »
AudioControl has announced the launch of its new Concert AVR-6 and Concert AVR-8 Ultra HD 4K home theater receivers, which promise to deliver the superb audio performance and custom integration support for which the company is known. Aside from the amps, both models look pretty much identical. The AudioControl Concert AVR-8 boasts a high current amp more »
Nope. You didn’t read that headline wrong. We’ve seen our fair share of digital-to-analog converters hit the market recently, but I do believe the BUC-1 is the first audiophile-grade digital-to-digital converter to hit my inbox. Why on earth would you want to convert a digital signal to a digital signal? Consider this hypothetical scenario: you’ve more »