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 »

CasaTunes offers bargain on multi-room audio, music

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?

OPPO debuts HA-1 headphone amplifier

There are everyday headphones, and there are headphones. Oppo Digital traffics in the latter — real audiophile-quality stuff. Recently, the company, best known for its reference-quality Blu-ray players, introduced its PM-1 planar magnetic headphones. Today its $1,199 HA-1 headphone amplifier was revealed.


Meridian Explorer USB DAC review

Let’s face it peeps, it’s a digital world—especially when it comes to music. While I love the warmth and detail of a good-old-fashioned record on a turntable, you won’t see me toting my record player into the office. In fact, I have a significant investment of digital music on my computer, spanning from when iTunes was first launched back in 2003.

Best Buy to showcase Samsung home entertainment experience

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.