With the proliferation of phones and tablets as the primary listen devices for music, some producers go so far as to mix their tracks for tiny mono speakers, *cough*Akon*cough*. Others take the opposite approach, bypassing these tiny tweeters in favour of streaming the tunes to something a bit more robust.
The Sennheiser HD 700s are open-backed audiophile headphones, which — you guessed it — aren't cheap. But if the company's legendary, top-of-the-line HD 800s were always in your sights but out of reach, the HD 700s might be exactly what you're looking for.
I bet you're looking at these ZIK Parrot by Starck cans and thinking how hot they are. Hey! Eyes up here, buddy. Don't be shallow. They're packed tight with some very cool tech, but yes, they are begging to be stroked.
Pure has another 200-series music player to go alongside its Contour 200i -- the Sensia 200D Connect. It's a touchscreen media streamer with internet radio, FM and digital radio, plus the ability to play any other music you've got squirreled away on your network.
Some speaker designs are simply hideous; others just don’t even seem to have made an effort. Then again, you get absolutely beautiful speaker designs that sound god-awful too. Meridian Audio is trying to bridge the good-looking but great-sounding gap with its British-designed-and-built M6 speakers.
Monster—a company once known for producing insanely nerdy speaker wire— changed headphones forever (for better or worse) with its fashionable, bass-heavy Beats by Dre line. Now that Monster's cash cow is HTC's cash cow, Monster is clearly on the hunt for new friends.
Altec Lansing isn't just content to make a wireless AirPlay speaker for OSX and iOS users, so they opted for a different strategy: a universal Wi-Fi speaker controlled via a proprietary app on iOS, Android, Windows and OS X devices.
Lamborghini isn’t the only Italian sports car manufacturer to fancy a slice of the consumer electronics market -- Ferrari has teamed up with Logic3, the long-time PC accessory and speaker manufacturer, to create a series heaphones and speaker docks.
You're planning some festivities you say? Not so much a party as a BASH? The dinky rechargeable battery dock in your room is not going to cut it. You need something so big and heavy it needs a retractable handle and wheels.
Dr. Dre decided to endorse expensive headphones. Despite not being that great, they're becoming sidewalk ubiquitous. Ergo, 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson, aka known purveyor of rap and B-movies and Vitamin Water), isn't going to be left out. We chatted with Curtis about his new cans, Twitter, and women.
Conventional wisdom dictates that people, especially the younger ones, have ruined their appreciation for the deep, rich, crisp sound that previous generations of music fans saw as the holy grail. However, conventional wisdom isn't always wise.
Harman Kardon—you know, the folks who put the sound system in your boss' luxury car—have a batch of new home theatre gear including a the pricey 5.1 channel BDS 770 system. Will it sound good enough for the price tag?