Audio

Caavo Control Center universal TV remote & home theater hub review

NEWS – The combination of me being a gadget nerd and a TV junkie means that I have multiple streaming boxes and other such devices all connected in some form or fashion. My main TV only has 2 HDMI inputs, but I have been getting along because my Tablo and AirTV boxes are connected via …

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Nyrius ORION streaming device review

REVIEW – Devices with wireless capability have become an assumed feature in today’s technology word. However, some wireless capabilities present more challenges than others. The ability to transmit audio and video wirelessly from source to a display has usually been offered with a large price tag attached to it. The Nyrius ORION streaming device promises the same capability …

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Vizio debuts three new Dolby Atmos soundbars starting at $499

NEWS – On Tuesday Vizio announced pricing and availability on its 2018 Dolby Atmos soundbars. The 36-inch 5.1.2 model is the first to hit the market with a price tag of $499.99. The sound system features a total of eight speakers. Five in the soundbar itself (3-front firing and 2-up-firing), two rear satellite speakers, and a wireless …

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Bowers & Wilkins introduces an improved line of affordable speakers

ARTICLE – In June, I was invited to Boston for a press introduction of the new Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series of speakers. The June weather was unusually cool with nights in the mid-60s—a welcome change from the humid 90s of my home in Central Florida.  For those who aren’t familiar with B&W, they are …

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BDI’s Olis media cabinet allows your soundbar be heard, not seen

  When purchasing Audio Video equipment, almost as important as the gear you buy is the cabinet you store it in. BDI has come up with the perfect solution to hide your AV gear away in style. Heard, not seen The Olis 9650 is an AV cabinet with louvered doors that conceal both component compartments and …

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iClever BoostRun BTH07 Bluetooth Sport Headphones review

If you’ve been a patron of The Gadgeteer for some time, you may likely surmise that I’ve been on a quest to identify a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones that will perform well for me in a variety of situations, but mainly for use during heavy exercise. After evaluating a variety of similar products, all of which basically …

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Jaybird X3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones review

I love my MPOW Swift Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones and because of them, Bluetooth earbuds are all I use. I no longer wish to deal with wired earphones. And I’ve found that I like having earbuds over other types of headphones (on-ear or over-the-ear) because they are small and portable, don’t leak sound so as to …

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BeatsX Wireless Earphones review

It feels like ages ago when the iPhone 7 was officially announced, putting to rest the rumors on whether or not it would do away with that ubiquitous feature that graces almost every mobile device… the headphone jack. In classic Apple fashion, their self-described bold move was backed by a new wireless audio technology that …

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Samson QH4 4-channel headphone amplifier review

So, I’m a music guy. I like listening to music, writing music, talking about music, sharing music, and (other present imperfect continuous verbs) music. The SAMSON QH4 is a bit of a multitool for people like me. I can plug a few pairs of headphones into it, and share my music with friends. I can mix on …

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QCY Q29 Wireless Bluetooth headphones review

Welcome to the next chapter in my ongoing quest to find a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I can use while working out. I’ve tried a few pairs of wired Bluetooth earbuds with limited success, but for a while now, I’ve had my eye on the latest version, the completely wireless style. The QCY Q29 …

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Optoma NuForce BE6i Bluetooth wireless headphones review

Several months back, in August 2016, I reviewed the Optoma NuForce BE6 Bluetooth wireless headphones. Not long after that review was posted here, Julie let me know that Optoma had already released an updated version of the NuForce BE6, called the  NuForce BE6i. Overall I’d been happy with the NuForce BE6, with the exception of some issues …

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Jabra Elite Sport earbuds review

2016 marked the beginning of the end for many electronic ports that we have all come to know and love. Change is difficult but this consolidation and optimization of ports will ultimately mean thinner, lighter devices. The most controversial loss was Apple’s “brave” iPhone 7/7+ decision to ditch the headphone port that has been with …

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