Sprint, HDtracks offer free high-definition smartphone downloads

Sprint and HD Tracks announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to offer  sampler of high-resolution songs to those who purchase new phones, from the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, Tori Amos, and Paul McCartney. The offer applies to customers purchasing the HTC One Harman Kardon edition and LG G2, both of which more »

WiSA to demo wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) will demo a wireless high-resolution audio system at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York, and frankly, we can’t wait to hear it. We’ve been listening to a lot of low-res streaming lately, like the rest of the world is.

Vizio’s new LED line, sound bars arrive

Vizio announced Tuesday morning that its  2014 M-Series Full-Array LED backlit LCD HDTV is now shipping. The new TVs boast Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 36 Active LED Zones, doubling the amount in the 2013 models. In addition, the TVs offer a full smart TV experience, with the Vizio Internet Apps Plus, now featuring more »

Pure’s Jongo speaker system syncs via Bluetooth and wifi combination

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 »


TechnologyTell Review: Blumoo

Although universal remotes are not necessarily new, latest tech trends have been turning our mobile devices into yet another tool. When you follow the logic of eliminating a pile of remotes for a single one, it makes sense to ditch that and just use a smartphone. As the internet of things continues blessing our home more »

Is $4500 too much for a headphone amp? McIntosh says no way

Recently, we reported on Oppo’s $1,200 headphone amp. If you thought that was outrageous, check out audiophile darling McIntosh’s new MHA100 2-channel headphone amplifier, which costs a whopping $4,500. Yes, many people are that serious about their personal audio sound quality.

Just say no to obsolescence with Meridian DSP upgrade program

If you’ve purchased Meridian DSP loudspeakers in the past and have loved their performance, you are more than likely salivating over the new Special Edition versions of your speakers, launched recently in honor of Meridian’s 25th anniversary.

Integra introduces DTR-30.6 and DTR-40.6 AV receivers

The company claims the 95-watt-per-channel DTR-30.6 ($1,000) and the 110-watt-per-channel DTR-40.6 ($1,300) are the first receivers designed to support the latest HDMI standard for 4K/60Hz video, as well as the latest HDCP2.2 copy protection standard.

Mirage MMS-2A adds new features for multi-room streaming

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.

Simplify the home music system with Cambridge Audio One

True music lovers can and will play from a variety of different sources. As such, having a proper audio setup at home is pretty key. But, more often than not, having a comprehensive listening environment requires a number of separate devices: digital analog converter (DAC), amplifier, tuner, and CD player, to name a few. Sure, more »

MartinLogan teases us with Neolith hybrid electrostatic speaker

MartinLogan revealed the company’s new electrostatic speaker, Neolith, today. The Neolith is largely based off the company’s original hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker, the iconic Monolith, which was released in 1983. It was then that MartinLogan unveiled the gossamer thin transparent diaphragm, represented an exciting new direction for electrostatic technology.

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System to rock festivals

Bowers & Wilkins Sound System is a monolithic stack of speakers with which they intend to redefine the festival sound experience. The speaker stack is the company’s largest ever and can fill a 1,000 capacity festival venue. The system will debut at the Bowers & Wilkins + Boiler Room Stage at Primavera Sounds, Barcelona on more »