There are speakers you plug your iPhone into with a cable. Speakers you connect to with Bluetooth. Speakers that passively amplify sound (this is the old plastic cup trick). The Legato CH-PS840 from Chinon is one of the latter, but it's also different than other passive amps on the market. For starters, each of the docks is handcrafted from ash hardwood because of it's stability and sonic performance. The wood is sculpted into a horn shape to organically boost sound volume, particularly in the lows and mid-highs. Aside from the horn shaped out of natural wood, it also has a built-in USB connector designed to charge your iPhone (4+). The passive amp itself doesn't require any electricity, but the docking and charging is a nice touch because no one is going to carry around a solid wooden horn ... continue reading
While it's almost assumed that audio from most portable Bluetooth speakers will pale in comparison to larger, more conventional units, the Sound Blaster Roar is one of few that defy expectations. Creative's incredibly impressive little speaker boasts a 5-driver chamber design, 2 amps, and a built-in sub to deliver ... continue reading
If you were buying a new car and had two choices, one of which was barely tested and designed just to make money, and the other extensively developed to be well-made and innovative, you'd choose the latter, right? That's the idea behind Ministry of Supply's Lab collection. All the shirts were repeatedly tested and observed until they were absolutely perfected. Whether you choose the Atmos Polo—the world's first robotically knit polo designed to wick away moisture—or the temperature regulating Apollo Polo, you can rest assured you're getting a shirt that's well-thought-out and expertly made. ... check it out
The Sound Blaster Roar is like a wolverine: it's diminutive in size but packs a serious punch. The team at Creative loaded an impressive bi-amplified 5-driver system with a subwoofer inside a case about the size of a hardcover book. It delivers seriously impressive bass along with crisp audio for an unrivaled portable ... continue reading
If you hate earbuds but don't want a large pair of over-ear headphones, your high performance options are limited. The new Y45BT model from AKG is one of the few pairs that fit the bill. Not only are they lightweight and compact, but they can even fold up for storage when you're not blasting beats in your ears. The ... continue reading
If you’re looking for an upgrade over those basic white earbuds that came with your iPhone, you’ve got a lot of options to jam in your earholes. We took the reasonably priced Klipsch R6i headphones for a spin to see if they’re an affordable option you should consider if you’re in the market.
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Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, subscribing to a few podcasts could entertain and enlighten you. Problem is, with just about every person in possession of a microphone and a little know-how able to create ... continue reading
The geniuses at NudeAudio gave their new Super-M Bluetooth Speaker to producer Hugh Padgham for blind testing. This was his response, "I blind-tested the M and a competitor three times the price and the M won hands-down. Super-M takes this performance to the next level." That's pretty high praise from the guy that's ... continue reading
The earphones you're wearing to drown out the noise of the ride home, take conference calls and pretend like you're not interested in what's going on around you don't fit all that well. It doesn't matter which pair of the included fifteen silicone plug sizes you installed on the part that generates the sound; if they're ... continue reading
Electronics and sand go together like orange juice and toothpaste. So while we totally get not wanting to bring your precious Bluetooth speaker with you to the beach or to a campsite, your thinking can change if you get the Fugoo Tough. The speaker is snow proof, sand proof, dirt proof, and waterproof to 3 feet for ... continue reading
Wireless bluetooth speakers aren't hard to find. Streaming audio to your sound system via Airplay, with the assistance of another device, isn't all that hard. If you really want to listen to Spotify, you could always just play it over bluetooth or plug in your phone / tablet / computer. So why should we be excited ... continue reading
Quite simply, the new Earin earbuds from former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are the smallest, cordless earbuds on the market. The balanced armature speakers that Earin uses are more commonly found in pro in-ear monitors and hearing aids, so you get the best possible sound out of the small package. There are no ... continue reading
The Braven Mira bluetooth speaker might be the best one we've seen yet. 1200 mAh battery good for 10 hours of wireless audio. Speakerphone. Minimal buttons. Quality design. The big deal is the IPX5 water resistance. According to Wikipedia, that means, "Protected against water jets - Water projected at all angles through ... continue reading
Anyone who has had more than one iPhone probably has a collection of ear buds laying around. Now we are certain that Apple did a fine job with them but a true lover of music should probably invest in a decent set of studio quality cans like the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears.
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Exactly what you would ... continue reading
Motorola's new Moto Stream is basically a wired dongle, in the shape of an icosahedron, that you connect to any 3.5mm or RCA speakers to make them bluetooth compatible. Connect the Micro USB power source. Connect the 3.4mm or RCA cable to your speakers, receiver, etc. Then, connect your phone, tablet or computer with ... continue reading
Hot off being acquired by Apple, Beats has just redesigned their flagship Solo headphones for your auditory pleasure. The Solo2 headphones feature improved acoustics with a wider range of sound and enhanced clarity, and a new sleeker look that makes them more compact than their predecessor. The Solo2 headphones also ... continue reading