Audio, Video, TV Gear

Master_Dynamics_MH40_2

To say that we are in the golden age of headphones is an understatement. There’s never been a better time to find excellent sounding headphones in almost every price range, especially the higher-priced headphones. When you include the countless names entering the market, you have a recipe for awesomeness. Adding to this aural soup-de-jour is [...]

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Uamp

I long for the perfect smartphone. You know, the one that has awesome battery life, a high resolution camera that takes clear pictures in low light, and fantastic audio quality to blow you away. I recently upgraded my phone to a Nexus 6, but found one of the things lacking was the sound quality when [...]

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I have a strong preference for over-the-ear headphones, rather than earbuds or on-ear models. I also tend to get so involved in whatever I'm listening to that I tend to walk away from the source without disconnecting. This is not good for cables or lighter music sources that are not attached to my person. So, [...]

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Thinksound_On1_9

Let me state right up-front that I am not an eco-warrior or anything close. I own 3 chainsaws and don’t hesitate to use them on my 2 acres. That said, I do appreciate companies who use recycled materials where possible. Thinksound is such a company—and then some. They go out of their way to be [...]

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A couple of years ago, we told you about a Stelle Bluetooth speaker that looked like lady's clutch purse.  Stelle is back again with another clutch purse Bluetooth speaker, but this one has room inside so you can actually carry your things inside.  The Stelle Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker has the speaker hidden in one side [...]

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harmankardon_soho-1

I am an earbud kind of guy, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I prefer a small, compact, transportable form-factor. However recently, I have been noticing many folks wearing on-ear headphones and I wondered if I was missing something. After searching awhile, the [...]

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Geneva_Areosphere_2

Geneva Labs has been making many different high-end speakers for a while now. Even though they make many models, S, M, L, XL and XXL, they’ve all been box-shaped and visual clones of each other—only in different sizes. That’s about to change in a dramatic way. Geneva has introduced the the AeroSphère series, an audio [...]

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skullcandy-knockout-on-ear-headphones-2

Not only do the Knockout On-Ear Headphones for Women have a feminine look that will appeal to many women, Skullcandy says they are designed specifically for women.  They say these headphones have "female-specific tuning built from the ground up to produce cleaner, deeper bass and natural sounding vocals."  The headband and ear cups are also [...]

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looq-@7pm-ir-remote-for-mobile-devices

If you're tired of dealing with a stack of remotes to control your home theater system, and you don't want to break the bank buying a universal remote, turn your smart phone or tablet into your one-remote-to-rule-them-all device.  The @7PM Intelligent Universal Remote plugs into the audio jack on your mobile device.  The app has an [...]

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mpow-petrel-2

I've been searching for a good pair of wireless earbuds for a while now. So far, I've tried two pairs out. They both were OK, but neither were too useful. The first thing that caught my eye with the Mpow Petrel Bluetooth earbuds was the wings used to stabilize the earbuds. My wired Bose headphones [...]

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In the continuing expansion of the Bluetooth speaker market, I have noticed a few trends. There are those designed for personal, near-field listening. These boost the sound from your tablet or smartphone enough that you can hear it as a bubble around your person, but those further away hear it as tinny noise. Next, there [...]

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moshi-clarus-3

When I'm considering a new pair of earphones, I usually skip the in-ear variety because they seem to always fall out of my ears and I don't like the noise isolation feature that they usually possess. When Moshi Audio approached me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing their Clarus earphones, their ear loop [...]

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B&O_H6_H8

Bang & Olufsen has always been about style as well as sound. Nothing else looks like a B&O product—nothing. You can spot them a mile away. As we transition into a world of personal listening, nothing has changed the B&O philosophy—to evoke senses (their words). The B&O H6 and H8 headphones certainly do that. They are simply [...]

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convertible-headphone-speakers

If you're tired of having to switch between headphones when you need to keep a quiet environment to speakers when a group will be listening, just buy a pair of Convertible Headphone Speakers.  They look like normal over-the-ear, wired headphones, and they have soft, memory foam-padded ear cups for comfort.  The over-the-ear design helps block [...]

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gramovox-bluetooth-gramophone-2

If you're tired of rectangular Bluetooth speakers, check out the back-to-the-future look of the Bluetooth Gramophone.  This speaker has a high-quality steel horn mounted in a walnut base.  It connects to Android, iOS, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and it has an Aux input for non-Bluetooth audio sources.  It uses Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP profile, and [...]

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dunu-titan1-5

For me, buying earphones is as tough as buying a new pair of sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I'm picky about the way they look, the way they fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I'm just as picky about selecting a pair of earphones. Comfort and sound are equally important to me when it comes to choosing [...]

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VidOn Box review

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One ritual we have in our household is called 'anime night' every Wednesday. My husband has a collection of his favorite anime series that are in different formats, so we built a cheap media PC to watch them all. The problem is, it's a full blown PC in the living room. When the VidOn Box [...]

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MPow Muze Touch-1

When it comes to headphones these days you have a whole world of choices out there. Along with those choices comes an array of features and price points. Bluetooth is one of the features becoming more popular, but wireless connectivity usually comes at a higher price. Mpow is bucking that high price trend by introducing the [...]

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Phaz_1

Picture this: You’re cruising down the street plugged into your smartphone but the power is beginning to run low. You want to keep listening, but you’re afraid of draining the battery completely if you do. Now, picture this: You just keep listening anyway because the headphone is charging your smartphone. You read that right. In [...]

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audioengine-b2-6

Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They make them small enough to carry in your pocket or on your keychain and design them to snap on your bicycle handle bars or fit in your car's cup holder. They even make Bluetooth speakers that can float in your swimming pool. All of these novelty [...]

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