Audio gear

There’s a new Bluetooth product from Chicago – for Shure!

ARTICLE – It’s always fun to be invited to a press introduction of a new product, especially when it is as useful as this: The Shure High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable—or the Shure RMCE-BT2 cable. Shure wanted a way to allow owners of their detachable SE Sound Isolating Earphones to go wireless without having …

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Archeer Vinyl Turntable Record Player Review

REVIEW – As an audiophile, I have long had a love/hate relationship with turntables because while I love the unique sound of vinyl, I hate how much it costs to buy an audiophile turntable that is built with the right technology and materials to compliment the other components of even a mid-range audiophile system. And since the …

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V-MODA permanently cuts prices on award-winning products

NEWS – One of the frustrating parts of reviewing and recommending audio gear is that the price usually reflects the quality. With rare exceptions, that means the cost is more than many are willing to pay. However, as time passes, prices drop simply because great tech trickles down into more affordable gear or the same …

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The Zoom F1 Field Recorder seems to be another Zoom success

Some time ago I wrote a news story on the Zoom H6 audio field recorder, which is my favorite portable audio recorder. Zoom makes great audio recorders, with the only caveat being their proprietary microphones for direct attachment. Over the years I have purchased both Shure and Sony Lavalier microphones (with base units), and while …

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LectroFan sound and white noise machine review

There are many people that need some noise to help fall asleep. They need something for their mind to process to help unwind from the day. The LectroFan Sound and White Noise machine is the perfect solution. What is it? The LectroFan is a sound machine that produces ten variations of white, pink and brown …

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Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player classic turntable stereo system review

If you are in the market for a record player with that classic vintage look then this unit may be something you are looking for, plus a with a few extras. The Signature Classic Turntable Sound System by Electrohome is a collection of music players wrapped into one. In addition to this compact record player, …

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Miccus Home RTX 2.0 Long Range Wireless Audio Transmitter or Receiver review

Back in May, I reviewed the Miccus Home TX Pro long-range wireless audio transmitter which allows you to transmit a Bluetooth signal up to 160ft. Pairing it with their SR-71 Stealth low latency headphones made it perfect for my late night TV viewing. Fast forward five months and Miccus has a new product, the Home RTX 2.0 Long …

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McIntosh Audio goes small with the MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier

Anyone who knows audio is aware of McIntosh—no, not Apple’s Macintosh! McIntosh is one of the most respected brands of audiophile gear with a history of great sound, long life and understated design with their signature blue lighting. Many years ago, I bought a Marantz receiver solely because it looked like a McIntosh (couldn’t afford …

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Mass Fidelity cuts to the Core with a unique speaker

When I reviewed the Mass Fidelity Relay Bluetooth digital audio converter, I was struck how well made and solid the DAC is, as well as how it makes life easier dealing with my older stereo equipment. However, the Relay is a niche product that will not be useful to everyone. Not so with the new …

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Audioengine puts the pedal to the metal with the new HD6 speakers

Audioengine has created some outstanding and affordable speakers along with other audio components over the last 10 years. Their A5+ is a killer speaker that sounds terrific and packs a powerful punch. It was their top-of-the-line speaker—until now. Just in time for the holidays, Audioengine has released the HD6 speaker—a new concept in both sound …

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Polk Hinge Wireless Bluetooth headphone review

Being a writer for The Gadgeteer has given me the opportunity to try new and interesting things. Having said that, I find myself often volunteering to review headphones, more precisely Bluetooth headphones. Now to this point, I have previously reviewed two sets of Bluetooth headphones, so when Polk offered us a chance to review their new …

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Add a vinyl turntable beautiful enough to be shown at MoMA to your home music system

The Flexson VinylPlay Digital Turntable has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store to appear in its NYCxDesign 2015 London Tech City collection, celebrating the best and brightest in British technology.  Flexson designed the VinylPlay turntable to “bridge the gap between complex, audiophile turntables and poor-quality digital decks”, and it is designed to stream …

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