Musicians looking for a practice amp might want to check out Positive Grid’s Spark Mini. It’s a compact guitar amp that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Honest to god, this is one of my favorite things ever.
The driver in a speaker cabinet that puts out the low frequencies is called a “woofer” or a “subwoofer,” but I’m guessing this 3″ long wiener dog speaker is more about his charm and cute looks than his abilities to produce deep bass.
You may or may not be familiar with audio equipment maker Naim, but they’re known for high-end component audio gear, as well as the exquisite sound systems found in Bentley automobiles. Their Mu-so speaker system aims at the more casual home user while retaining the premium sound, aesthetics, and build quality the UK audio maker is known for.
I’ve had a number of different home theater audio systems in my living room over the years, from component receiver/amp/speaker setups to one-piece soundbars. Each kind of sound system has its pros and cons, but my general feeling is that the best-of-all-worlds systems include a multi-channel soundbar with surround speakers and an external subwoofer.
Most audio output devices fall into one of two categories: headphones for personal listening, and loudspeakers for group listening. But Sony’s new device falls somewhere between the two – a speaker you can wear. The SRS-WS1 is designed for those times that you want the sound quality and volume of a loudspeakers, but don’t want to wake the whole house.
Bose is showing off a new line of sunglasses with tiny speakers embedded in the arms. The idea is that people don’t have to wear earbuds or over-the-ear headphones to listen to their music or make a loud phone call.
The guys at Edifier are know for making some really great audio gear, so when I was given the opportunity to go ears-on with their latest reference speakers, I was pretty excited. Well after spending two weeks listening to their Airpulse A300 speakers, I’m totally spoiled.
If you have a modern flatscreen TV, you know that the built-in speakers leave a whole lot to be desired. There’s only so much you can do with acoustics inside of a thin TV enclosure, and the sound typically suffers from being thin and uninspiring.
These days, soundbars are all the rage when it comes to home theater sound systems. But if you go with one of those slimline systems, you’ll almost certainly be sacrificing sound quality and channel separation. If you want the most wide-open and theater-accurate sound system, you have to go with individual satellite speakers.
When you think of desktop speakers, they’re usually big boxy things with a couple of round drivers or maybe a horn tweeter. But the guys at VETR have designed something very different – flat speakers which use sheets of carbon fiber to help disperse their audio.
There are numerous powered speakers on the market, but the vast majority of them make some compromises to provide integrated amplification. Not so with the Edifier S2000Pro series. These bookshelf-sized powered monitors are about as good as it gets when it comes to sound quality, volume, build quality, and versatility.
V-MODA has been a leader in the headphone space for a while now, making some excellent gear for your listening pleasure. Now, for the first time, V-MODA is making a Bluetooth speaker, with the aim of providing the same kind of premium build, design, and sound quality found in their headphones.
Musicians have long turned to IK Multimedia for tech gadgets and audio gear to make their lives better. Their latest product, the iLoud Micro Monitors are designed to give musicians – or anyone really – the purest sound available from desktop speakers.
What you’re looking at here is Making Weather, a fluffy cloud that levitates above its base while blasting your favorite tunes. This new weather phenomenon for your home comes from designer Richard Clarkson Studio and levitation platform experts Crealev.