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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
With all the audio options available to consumers, there is little reason to not find a product that is just right. They come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, fit for practically anyone. As of late, portable Bluetooth wireless speakers have been immensely popular. We love to bring our music with us, more »
The Play-Fi standard for wireless whole home audio continues to gain support, as MartinLogan, Paradigm and Anthem have joined the party, with compatible products to come in 2015. DTS, which bring audio enhancement technologies to market through various products, made the announcement yesterday.
When it comes to upgrading home entertainment experiences, a brand new TV isn’t the only answer. Sure, if you own a clunker that would do better in the garage or guest bedroom, new TV it is. But if you already own a great flat panel unit, then it’s going to be either furniture and/or audio more »
Portable Bluetooth speakers are quite popular right now. Maybe too popular, as it seems that more are announced every other week. It is a pretty saturated market. So it makes sense for big audio companies to flex their strength and savvy, focusing more on audio and less on portable. Pound-for-pound, a home system will best more »
Sonos has a great selection of wireless-enabled speakers to fit in any room in any home. Whether you’re a casual listener or hardcore audiophile, you can appreciate being able to move music freely without having to fuss with wires. Those who own and use Sonos speakers should already be familiar with this, except that doing more »
If you own a non-wireless speaker and have been wondering if you’ve been missing out, you have. Seriously, wireless is the way to go, especially with such choice of mobile audio streaming. But not everyone is ready and willing to toss out money and replace a perfectly good speaker. I wouldn’t, especially a high-quality favorite. more »
Portable media, in the form of MP3s and digital players, has been around for so long that many of us might have forgotten how music used to be. Some of us have been born into this age, never really having had much (if any) experience with vinyl, 8-track, cassettes, or even CDs. That ancient tech more »
With all the latest Bluetooth speakers to hit the market, a lot of people are experiencing envy. No matter the kind of home speaker setup, it’s probably not as quick or convenient as streaming audio wirelessly through a mobile tablet or smartphone. The apps for those mobile devices make access to all sorts of music more »