DTS today announced that McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia have joined the “DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.” Play-Fi allows you to play music from a smartphone, tablet or PC wirelessly over your home’s WiFi network to as many Play-Fi connected speakers as you’d like. It’s a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay, which of course is best suited for an Apple-centric home entertainment system.
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 »
The connected home is looking bright for the future. Wireless, multiroom audio in the form of Pure’s Bluetooth Caskeid allows listeners to choose any audio app (Pandora, Spotify, whatever) with the Jongo multiroom speaker system. The technology combines Bluetooth and wi-fi for streaming via iOS, Android and laptops. The Jongo speaker system is available in two more »
It’s fairly common for new product releases to come at a higher price point than their predecessor. Though every once in a while, a manufacturer chooses to enhance a product into a new version without charging a penny more. When you’re considering some high-end audio equipment, this can be a pretty big deal.
Portable speakers are great in that you can pick them up and take them with you wherever you go. Whether you want to jam your tunes in the garage, bathroom, or kitchen, you’re free to stream and enjoy without interruption. But what about when you’re not in the mood for minute, mobile speakers, and desire some grandiosity?
One of the benefits of being a tech giant is that you get to play and profit in multiple markets. Even though Samsung is bracing for tougher times in the mobile arena, the company as a whole will be able to ride it out. In case you haven’t noticed, Samsung isn’t pumping the kind of marketing funds into smartphones like it used to. But if you’re more into home entertainment, the company may just be getting warmed up.
Gibson Brands has been making very deliberate strides towards the goal of creating an empire over the past few years. The path of growth has brought such companies as Onkyo and TEAC into the fold. But the most recent deal is probably the biggest and most important step towards the path of worldwide leadership in music and sound.
Yesterday was the Luxury Technology Show in New York, and there were a lot of high-end, not to mention high-ticket, items on display. Here are some of the coolest products from a few of the manufacturers on display for you to buy or covet, depending on your budget.
There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.
Today on Amazon.com, you can save 50% on a factory-refurbished Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver. This receiver is perfect for nearly everything that you’ll want to do with your home audio system, and then some. The receiver sports six HDMI inputs, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD Decoding, 4K UHD passthrough and upscaling, and the major audio streaming services like Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Internet radio, and Spotify.
Many unlucky stiffs might as well call the office ‘home’, while others can do their work in their pajamas. But for some, socializing plays a huge part in career success, causing the lines between home and office to blur. For this self-made music manager located in Brooklyn, entertaining at home is simply part of the job. It’s more »
LG introduced a flexible OLED TV, a 105-inch Ultra HD, appliances and much more at CES 2014.