We love AirPlay. Audyssey's consistently put out some really solid compact speakers. But the former was frustratingly absent from the latter. Not anymore! The LES dock sounds as great as we'd expect, with the (overdue) bonus of AirPlay wireless.
As great as great graphics are, splendiferously blasting sound can be just as gratifying. Sometimes we take sound for granted, or just don't care about it—but with Sony's great new 7.1 wireless surround headphones, you will care.
No Detox announced today! But Dr. Dre's commanding bass-heavy Beats empire expanded a little today with a wireless iteration of the Beatbox iPod and iPhone dock. Good: it'll probably be as low-end heavy as the headphones. Bad: Bluetooth.
Watch out Dre, 50-Cent's not your only competition. Soon you might not be buying Bose's on-ear headphones just because they're the cheapest one's the company has to offer — the new Bose OE2 headphones have a refreshed street-ready design.
By this point you've probably been hardwired to think "touchscreen" at the very sight of a black rectangle. But German high-end speaker company, Göbel knows better than to slap a screen onto their flagship Epoque Reference speakers for novelty's sake.
Audiophiles love tube amps because of the warm, full sound they provide. But vacuum tubes wear out requiring a technician to diagnose which ones are bad. High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh say their redesigned MC275 tube amp remedies part of that problem.
Jamie Lidell is a seriously talented and internationally known musician and producer, but the music he's able make using only this iPhone app is crazy. This cannot possibly be for real. The subway just got way more fun.
People who care about what audio products sound like can be divided into those who need to KNOW—scientifically—something sounds good and those who abide by the old Duke Ellington adage, "If it sounds good it IS good."
Seems like every musician you can name has a pair of headphones with their name on 'em. Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis. We need a battle royale! Well, here you go...
The speaker cones on a brand new set of speakers—even cheap ones like these—shouldn't look like that. Nope that's definitely wrong. I hope it's fixable. Someone at Brando Workshop is going to get fired.
Seeing the success B&W’s had with the Zeppelin and Zeppelin Air, another British hi-fi company wants in on that lucrative iPod dock money-maker. Monitor Audio's i-Deck 200 is a dead ringer for the first Zep, with cool curves and audiophile aspirations, albeit without the Wi-Fi and at a lower price.
Portable speakers sacrifice sound quality for size. That will always be the case. But some really sacrifice. Soundmatters' foxLv2 Platinum Bluetooth speaker, however, promises big sound in a little package.