Speakers

Celia & Perah M2 Portable Hi-Fi Speaker review – Can a small speaker be called hi-fi?

REVIEW – At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown in the spring of 2020, I reviewed two DIY speakers—the R1 and R2—from a boutique audio company called Celia & Perah. I stated that building these speakers was perfect for doing something together as a family and having something useful to show for it—a decent-sounding speaker/radio. …

Celia & Perah M2 Portable Hi-Fi Speaker review – Can a small speaker be called hi-fi? Read More

Audioengine HD4 Home Music System speakers review – just right in both size and sound

REVIEW – Four years ago (has it been 4 years?), I reviewed the Audioengine HD3 speakers. In that review, I said that the HD3 speakers were better than Audioengine’s much more expensive HD6 speakers when placed on a computer desk. I noted that the Audioengie HD6 speakers were overkill for what is termed “near-field listening”. …

Audioengine HD4 Home Music System speakers review – just right in both size and sound Read More

Creative Stage V2 speaker system review – Small but packs a punch

REVIEW – The Creative Stage V2 speaker system packs a powerful punch in a sleek, two-piece design with several connectivity options. What is it? The Creative Stage V2 is a speaker system with a soundbar, subwoofer, and remote control. It has an impressive sound quality and attractive design for the $110 price tag. What’s in …

Creative Stage V2 speaker system review – Small but packs a punch Read More

Audioengine A1 Home Music System Review – Small speakers equals big sound

REVIEW – I’ve said it before that one of the more fun pleasures in reviewing products is finding that true bargain—something that is way better than the price would indicate. This time around, it’s the Audioengine A1 Home Music System. Along with the Tribit Stormbox micro speaker, the A1 speaker could be another bargain of …

Audioengine A1 Home Music System Review – Small speakers equals big sound Read More

Mackie CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia monitors review

REVIEW – Speakers can vary wildly in terms of sound profiles and quality.  While I’m no audiophile (speaker snob), I do appreciate a nice set of monitors.  I’ve owned a ridiculous amount of different computer and studio speaker sets through the years (my partner would say I might have a problem with buying too many …

Mackie CR-X Creative Reference Multimedia monitors review Read More

Airplay 2 support comes to Bose speakers

NEWS – Wireless speakers are all the rage these days. Bluetooth is probably the most popular wireless audio standard but there are better options. Bose has added Airplay 2 capabilities to their SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers in their most recent firmware update, making it possible to stream high quality audio from Mac and iOS devices. Airplay …

Airplay 2 support comes to Bose speakers Read More

Thonet & Vander Kugel speakers review

REVIEW – One of the fun aspects of reviewing audio is getting to play with and write about different kinds of speaker gear—from earphones to Bluetooth to “real” speakers. Because there are more choices today than ever, everyone benefits. In 2015, I reviewed one of those “real” speakers from a German audio company new to …

Thonet & Vander Kugel speakers review Read More

Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Speaker System Review

REVIEW – The Z606 is Logitech’s latest entry into the surround sound speaker market. This low-cost system has five wired speakers and a bass unit containing an amplifier, speaker connections, and RCA inputs. AV connections are sparse and while the power won’t rattle your windows, it should prove to be more than enough for most listening …

Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Speaker System Review Read More

Fluance raises the affordable bar with their new Ai40 speakers

NEWS – Here’s a question for you: At what point does the price of a set of speakers matter less and less? In other words, at what price do you stop hearing major differences in audio quality as the cost creeps up? It’s an interesting question that I’ve grappled with for years. Here’s my take: …

Fluance raises the affordable bar with their new Ai40 speakers Read More

Shinola goes Barefoot and produces a new speaker

NEWS – Shinola as an unapologetic Detroit based lifestyle company. Their American made products are considered some of the highest quality products available and their audio line has garnered praise from the press and customers alike. For the first time, Shinola has partnered with Barefoot Sound to offer the new wireless Shinola Bookshelf Speakers.  Barefoot …

Shinola goes Barefoot and produces a new speaker Read More

Audioengine A5+ Wireless speaker review

I’m fortunate to have been able to review each version of Audioengine’s A5 speaker series. The original was (and still is) a powerhouse of a speaker that sounds much better than its cost. Heck, all of Audioengine’s speakers fall into that category. Later, their A5+ speaker improved on a good thing—a larger, more efficient heat …

Audioengine A5+ Wireless speaker review Read More

Be part of the movie with Edifiers uniquely luxurious e255 5.1 Home Theater System

Product design doesn’t always have to be boring. The Edifier e255 Luna E 5.1 Home theater system is a prime example of this. Its unique shapes and striking red color make it look like it came straight out of a Japanese Anime. But, the e255 is more than just another pretty face. Looks aren’t everything The 385-watt e255 has …

Be part of the movie with Edifiers uniquely luxurious e255 5.1 Home Theater System Read More