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Wren V5US speaker does it all wirelessly with Air-Play, Play-Fi, and aptX

We’re all taught to believe in the power of choice, despite the fact that it doesn’t always make our lives easier. If you’re at a water park and have to decide which slide to go on next – that’s a good choice situation. But if two of your most favorite bands are having separate concerts on the same night and you can pick only one to go see – that’s going to require some hard thinking!

New HP devices to feature premium Bang & Olufsen sound

When the topic of “quality audio” is brought up, it’s very unlikely that anyone mentions laptop speakers in the discussion. Sure, there may be some exceptions to that rule, but I can’t remember the last time someone got excited to jam tunes for me from their laptop. The teeny, tinny speakers with the most basic more »

This needs to happen now: Lyric IoT speaker

I’m a little bummed out that I missed my chance to see this Lyric speaker in action while at SXSW 2015. Ah, if only I had an additional half a day more. I’ll cross my fingers the company will showcase this product at next year’s CES 2016. Now I’ve seen and listened to my fair more »

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TechnologyTell Review: Marshall Woburn speaker

As awesome as portable audio can be, it doesn’t compare to the power of a fuller-sized speaker. Anything that fits in a backpack isn’t going to wash your body over with vibrations and melodies. Sometimes you really need to get that fix, even at the risk of a having a neighbor calling in a noise more »

Totally wireless, Flicks delivers home audio, video anywhere

If you’ve ever used a projector for entertainment purposes, you probably know how terrible the built-in speakers are. I keep a compact speaker alongside my projector, since the difference in audio is like night and day. But that’s just for quick/mobile convenience. If I’m setting up the projector for plush movie-viewing, I’m reaching for the more »

What if your bathroom’s ventilation fan had Bluetooth speakers?

There is seemingly no limit on digital innovation for the home. I mean, you know that “dumb” ventilation fan in your bathroom? Well, that’s your father’s ventilation fan. The cool kidz are moving on to ventilation fans with Bluetooth speakers built-in.

Acoustic Research adds refined outdoor audio at CES 2015

When it comes to roaming the vast expanses of carpet and concrete for CES 2015, there is almost no shortage of speakers. Like, seriously. Although it’s hard for me to say if there are more this year, compared to CES 2014, I can vouch for seeing an uptake in style and innovation. One theme I’ve more »

DTS teases DTS:X, doesn’t say much more about it

Home audio buffs, there’s a new codec in town. But what it is ain’t exactly clear.

DAC the halls with Hi-Res music, with Meridian Explorer2

Your beloved laptop or PC may be your most powerful piece of tech, but if you have a set of high-end speakers or headphones it’s not doing you much good. Face it. Your computer sucks at driving the top-shelf audio you deserve to hear. But that’s ok, because you’re no worse off than most anyone more »

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ARCHT One is a 360 speaker disguised as art

If you’re one to observe upon and believe most speakers out there tend to be boxy, you’d be right. These rectangular shapes of varying dimensions sit vertically or horizontally in living spaces, typically close to a wall. Depending on the speaker brand, size, and power, some areas of that room will have better-sounding music than more »

Sharp releases new AQUOS 4K UD27

 line, a series of 4K Ultra HD TVs and a Hi-Res Audio Player, is now shipping. The TVs are equipped to provide Netflix streaming and other inputs as 4K content is released. 70″ screens are available with 16% more viewing space and a wallpaper option for displaying personal photos during non-viewing times. The device is more »