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January 10, 2016 • News

Harman Kardon OMNI+ Brings Wireless, Multi-Room True HD Audio Home

It has been coming for a while but, with the introduction of the Harman Kardon OMNI+, brings Wireless, Multi-Room True HD, I think Harman Kardon is truly ready to take over and dominate the multi-room audio market. As one would expect, the new OMNI+ speakers bring HK’s audio prowess to a variety of rooms. That, however, …

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January 7, 2016 • News, Outdoors

ECOXGEAR Luaunces Water Proof and Solar Powered Audio Solutions

I know we are in the middle of winter, but summer and outdoor activities are soon coming! ECOXGEAR is ready for some outdoor time by releasing the SOL JAM and the EcoCarbon Bluetooth speakers at CES this week. Listen to music while in the water or stay charged with the sun!

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January 7, 2016 • News

808 Audio Announces New Lineup at CES

Portable Bluetooth audio devices have become a product category that interests me. 808 Audio just announced their 2016 audio lineup that proves to have something for everyone at an affordable price. Casual listeners, outdoors enthusiasts and party hosts should all find something that works for them. 

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January 7, 2016 • News

Philips Fidelio Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Announced at CES

There are many new products that get amazing sound from a compact package when it comes to television audio. Gibson Innovations has announced the Philips Fidelio Soundbar that includes Dolby Atmos technology. I have three televisions with stock speakers and need something to improved the sound. This soundbar could be exactly what I was looking …

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December 6, 2015 • Reviews

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker: A Beautiful Beast

I’ve been intrigued by the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers since Doug reviewed the Zeppelin back in 2008, followed by Dan’s Zeppelin Air review in 2011. Now it’s 2015, and B&W has released their most refined Zeppelin yet, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker, and now it is my turn to see what all of the fuss is …

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December 2, 2015 • Reviews

Always Have a Party in Your Pocket with This Speaker!

Currently an IndieGogo that is close to halfway completing it’s goal of $15,000, I was sent one Pocket Party by 7×24 to review, and I decided to throw a PIZZA PARTY with it! After inviting a few friends over, I wanted to actually test out this tiny speaker and all of the huge sound that …

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November 13, 2015 • Reviews

Turcom AcoustoShock Wireless and Shock-Resistant Speaker: Affordable and Rugged

If you’ve already invested a lot of money in an indoor portable speaker, you’ve probably caught yourself babying it. It doesn’t go outside, and you would never allow it to fall — on purpose, anyway. But wouldn’t you like to have one that you could take everywhere without worry?

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November 13, 2015 • Deals

ZVOX Announces Black Friday Prices Early — No Need for Standing in Line!

I recently reviewed the ZVOX SoundBase 450, and it is currently serving as our home theater sound system. It is impressive, and even when it was full price, it was affordable. ZVOX has just announced their Black Friday deals that start on the 15th, and let me tell you — this is a great time …

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November 6, 2015 • Reviews

The MC.Brick Bluetooth Speaker Has NFC Technology and Great Sound

The MC Brick is a small Bluetooth speaker that certainly isn’t small on sound. Originally an Indiegogo project, once successfully funded, Mova Systems released their MC.Mini and their MC.Brick products. They sent over the larger version for me to review and I personally like it. Designed to submerse you with sounds with it’s deep pass, all without …

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November 1, 2015 • Reviews

The ZVOX 28″ SoundBase 450 Will Fix Your Television’s Puny Sound

No high-definition television purchase is complete without some kind of speaker system; it’s like there’s a conspiracy among HDTV makers that no unit — no matter how large it is or what it costs — can leave the factory with a sufficient speaker system for anything but the smallest room. The ZVOX 28″ SoundBase 450 can fix that for …

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October 29, 2015 • Reviews

Sonos Rolls Out New PLAY:5 Speaker and Trueplay Tuning Software

I love my Sonos system. I have speakers in my living room, my bedroom and even the bathroom. Now Sonos is announcing a new PLAY:5. Pre-orders start Thursday, Oct. 29 and the new speaker will be available in US stores November 20. Available in a matte black and matte white, the new Sonos PLAY:5 will …

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October 26, 2015 • Reviews

Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar 2 Is Proof That Simplicity Is a Good Thing

Okay, I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to Bluetooth stereos, and I’m running out of rooms that I can put them in, but I can honestly say that the Sound Blaster Roar 2 is special and becoming my favorite.

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

The JBL Flip 3 is an Impressive Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker for Under $100

The first JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker was a small wonder. Its audio quality put the Jawbone JamBox to shame. The second generation JBL Flip improved the sound and ditched the unique charger in favor of a universal microUSB. The JBL Flip 3 goes further by improving the sound, adding deep base and going splash-proof. It’s …

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October 9, 2015 • News

Logitech z533 Multimedia Speakers Deliver Powerful Sound for Under $100

My first computer speakers came from Logitech and are still going strong. My office speakers come from Logitech and fill my larger study. Now Logitech had unveiled the Logitech z533 Multimedia Speakers. A front-facing subwoofer, 2.25” full range drivers and a wired control pod for convenient power, volume and bass control combine to create huge …

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October 7, 2015 • News

The Future of Sound Is Now with the BeoLab 90 LoudSpeakers!

Just when you think that sound system you spent a couple hundred bucks on was the best on the market, you’re proven wrong again.

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September 29, 2015 • Reviews

Scosche BoomBOTTLE+ Waterproof Wireless Speaker: Outdoor Music Needs Met

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty more opportunities to spend time outdoors. Since the changing seasons can bring unpredictable conditions, when you’re outside the Scosche boomBOTTLE+ Waterproof Wireless Speaker is a great sound solution! It’s ruggedized, waterproof, and it can fit in your bike’s bottle holder or your 4×4’s cup …

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September 15, 2015 • Reviews

The Ratsel by Thonet & Vander Is a Good Budget Home Stereo System!

Thonet & Vander’s Ratsel are known for their beautifully constructed audio equipment, so imagine my surprise when I received their Ratsel Multimedia Speaker System to review!

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September 8, 2015 • News

About to Be Affordable: Harman TruNote Sound Calibration Scans Your Ears to Remove Distortion

While much of their IFA press conference centered on growth of the brands covered by the Harman parent company (JBL, Harman-Kardon, AKG, Infinity, etc.), there was one announced product that I want to focus on, because I think it may ultimately be the most intriguing — the Everest headphone collection with TruNote Sound Calibration.

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery …

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September 1, 2015 • News

SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+: Rugged, Waterproof, and Wireless Sound

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty of opportunities to be outside listening to your favorite music. Rather than worrying that your favorite wireless speaker might get damaged by the elements, you can enjoy great sound with the rugged, waterproof, and wireless SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+.

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

The JamSpot by Bracketron Is a Great Way to Dock Your Tablet

If you are one of the few people who still use a tablet instead of an enormous smartphone, or even if you have both, you’ll know that attempting to dock them in places like your bed, on planes, or while even just sitting right there on your desk at work, there are few options that …

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