REVIEW – It used to be that you had two choices for TV audio – the tiny speakers that are built into TVs or large home theater systems with many speakers that dominate the room. Then soundbars became popular and added a third option for folks that wanted much better sound than a TV can […]
REVIEW – Like many of you, I’ve been suffering with the scourge of using the built-in speakers on a television in my house. Nearly all televisions have garbage speakers that are either tinny or too quiet or both. Many built-in TV speakers are also downward- or backward- firing so that the sound that’s getting to
REVIEW – It’s always fun when a smaller audio company comes from seemingly nowhere and begins besting the bigger boys in both price and audio quality. Case in point: Tribit. I‘ve reviewed some of their Bluetooth speakers and headphones and been impressed by both—the speakers more than the headphones. The Tribit line of speakers looks
REVIEW – Do you use your iPhone’s built-in speakerphone frequently? Ever want a little extra “oomph”? I got to try out a little plug-in device designed to do just that. What is it? The Pioneer Rayz Rally is a plug and play mobile conference speaker that connects with just one Lightning connection to your iOS
REVIEW – Let’s get this out of the way right now. No soundbar—no matter how expensive or how great it sounds—will sound as good as two or more speakers paired with a subwoofer for watching movies on a large flat-screen TV. But before you write off the idea of a soundbar, there’s good news.
REVIEW – I am a sucker for 2.1 channel audio systems: A left and right speaker plus a subwoofer. As an admitted bass-head, I really wanted to try out the new Creative Labs Pebble Plus speaker. What is it? the Pebble Plus is a USB-powered 2.1 desktop speaker system with subwoofer. What’s in the box?
NEWS – Ikea, the king of unusual product names, and Sonos, the whole-house WiFi speaker gurus, have teamed up on a new product line called Symfonisk. Planned for an August 2019 release, the Symfonisk line will offer two speaker products, a bookshelf speaker and a table lamp speaker. Both products are fully Sonos enabled and
REVIEW – Over the past year or so, I have tested and reviewed a few soundbars, and so far I have been very satisfied with each one. Most of them have been reasonably priced and have included features that make them quite versatile. I now have the opportunity to test and review the Creative Stage
REVIEW – This is my third Grace Digital internet radio review and it feels like it’s come full-circle. You see, in 2012 I reviewed the original Grace Mondo and last year, their Encore+—both internet radios that provided just about all you could want for dialing in radio stations from around the world. Which leads me
REVIEW – Watching movies and listening to music are two things that I do frequently and as much as a few times weekly when I have some time to relax and unwind. Even when just watching television, I like to have the experience include nice clear and defined audio. These days, there is a multitude of
REVIEW – Over the years, I have purchased and listened to many soundbars. I still have my Yamaha SoundBar that I purchased for almost $2k, and that was over 10 years ago. My living room Tv is without one, and sometimes the TV speakers do not reproduce the dialogue clearly so that the words separate from
REVIEW – I have been a Sonos fan for years and continue to slowly expand my collection in my attempt bring music to all corners of my world. The Sonos ecosystem and hardware bring excellent sound, connectivity, and control to where ever you desire. My Sonos world consists of a pair of Ones in my bedroom and
REVIEW – Gone are the days when a whole room of equipment was needed to have great audio. As sound reproduction improves, small and smaller gadgets are being built to permit room-filling sound without the bulk. There are many sound bars on the market to fill such needs so I decided to take Blitzwolf’s
Since clean lines and subtle décor is such a big part of what many seek today, audio companies are working to meet those consumer demands by producing compact all-in-one entertainment systems. The Tivoli Audio Music System Home is exactly such a device. It is, in fact, an all-in-one music system that includes CD, FM Radio,
The audio industry has evolved along with everything else, and those of us who love music whether you are a casual listener or an audiophile, want as many capabilities as we can have in one small and “sexy’ looking device that complements our décor. While there are us audiophiles who still must have our relatively