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TechnologyTell Review: Definitive Technology W7 speaker

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for products that deliver bigger bang for the buck. There’s just something about having a device or gadget perform more than what one might expect. Like that cat that attacked a street dog to save a boy. Or when Jennifer Lawrence creeped on Taylor Swift last 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 »

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 »

TechnologyTell Review: Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100

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 »

Sonos Studio NYC merges art, tech and music

Sonos, a company that has long pursued the perfect merger of music with technology, furthered that cause—with a strong artistic flair—as it previewed its Sonos Studio NYC experience on Sept. 30. The attraction will be open through Oct. 5th. Held at the Neue House—an experimental office space at 110 E. 25th St.—Sonos Studio NYC is more »

Super large-screen TVs get home theater love with ZVOX

Ever since TVs became a household commodity, manufacturers have continued to improve upon quality, features, and design. So far, each new year of the past few years have upped screen size by at least an inch or so. If you have the budget (and allocated space), all video  can be enjoyed to over 80 inches more »

JBL cinema base, soundbar speakers available for preorder

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 »

Showcased at CES, Soundfreaq Double Spot now available

Soundfreaq has (finally) announced the availability of its Double Spot Bluetooth wireless speaker. I had been wondering about this one ever since I had the hands-on opportunity to check it out at CES 2014. It’s the design that drew me in – it could draw you in as well. When you’re a portable Bluetooth speaker, more »

Monster gets comfy, moves in homes with 3 hi-res speakers

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 »

Yamaha claims its new TV speaker base is first to offer “true” 5.1-channel surround sound

The “sound platform” category continues to grow. These are products that act as a base for your TV and provide much meatier sound than your average, smaller soundbars. For its part, Yamaha calls this kind of product a “TV speaker base.” And now it’s introduced the SRT-1000, which it claims is the first such product to offer “true” 5.1-channel surround sound.

Sonos software update removes a hardware requirement

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 »