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    Fluance’s Fi70 Looks More Like Art Than a Speaker System

    We don’t necessarily associate Bluetooth speakers with high-quality sound, although we’ve certainly come across our share of winners over the years. The new Fluance Fi70 blows by even the few outstanding Bluetooth speakers we’ve tried out, though — especially where bass response is concerned. Don’t get us wrong — the Fi70 strives for balance. But, […]

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    “A” Speaker Directs Sound at You Like a Beam of Light

    When I was about a foot away from Akoustic Arts‘ A speaker at CES 2016, I could barely hear the music it was playing — and that was a good thing. After flying under the radar at CES 2015, this unconventional speaker caught our eyes (and barely our ears) this year, with technology that allows […]

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    Life-size Stormtrooper Helmet Is Actually a Bluetooth Speaker

    Don’t think there can be any way to better herald the coming of the Empire than by using a massive, 1:1 scale Stormtrooper or Darth Vader helmet speaker. Both are available for preorder on Brando now — you’ll just have to forgive the ‘Stormtropper’ typo on one of the product pages. Hopefully no one gets […]

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    Quincy Jones Gets His Own Luxury AirPlay Speaker System from Harman

    Harman had a lot going on in the automotive world at CES 2016, but they didn’t skimp on home audio, either. Harman Kardon’s Omni+ line takes audio streaming to the next level of quality offering higher level resolution than a CD at 24-bit/192KHz streaming and with multi-channel surround sound capabilities. Secondly, from the Quincy Jones […]

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    Beats Newest Pill+ Now Comes in 58 Colors

    When we first looked at the Beats Pill+, one thing that stood out to us was that it only came in two colors — black and white. We didn’t complain much about an otherwise spectacular speaker because we knew more colors were going to be coming very soon. Very soon just so happens to be […]

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    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Review

    With its unique shape and powerful sound, the Zeppelin Air from Bowers & Wilkins quickly became a best-selling iPod dock. Nearly eight years later, Bowers has retooled their popular Zeppelin speaker to be more in line with the connected home of 2015. The Zeppelin Wireless packs in not only AirPlay, like before, but Bluetooth and even […]

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    JBL Extreme Review – Sure To Be The Life Of The Party

    JBL’s Extreme Speaker is not just another portable Bluetooth speaker, instead it’s a mid-size speaker whose goal is to become the life of your party. To that effect, turn the Extreme on and its passive radiators not only pump out crazy strong bass, but they also create a neat vibration effect that is sure to […]

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    Bose SoundTouch 10 is a Spotify Speaker That Costs Just $199

    On the heels of Sonos’ new Play:5 speakers comes a complete refresh of Bose’s wireless home speakers, headlined by the new SoundTouch 10 that is set to retail for just $199. The new Bose speakers add Bluetooth connectivity while improving audio output. Before, the SoundTouch line of speakers (like Sonos) only had Wi-Fi connectivity, which […]

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    Sonos Latest Play:5 Speaker Tunes Itself For The Room Around It

    For the first time in what seems like ages, Sonos is refreshing their line of connected home speakers, starting with the flagship Play:5. The new, more powerful model sees upgrades to the speakers and touch controls, but the big prize will be a new software feature that will work even with older Sonos speakers — […]

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    Ultimate Ears Turns Up the Volume on the UE Boom 2

    When it came out a couple years ago, we loved the UE Boom, a portable Bluetooth speaker that packed boombox sound into a 7″ cylindrical speaker with 360° sound output. This week, Ultimate Ears is giving their speaker a refresh with the UE Boom 2, a speaker that looks similar but is much louder and […]

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    JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Portable Speaker Review

    The JBL Charge 2+ is quite possibly the best portable bluetooth speaker on the market right now. We felt the same way about the predecessor, the JBL Charge, when it came out two years ago. The JBL Charge 2+ is a Bluetooth speaker with a large battery that not only powers your tunes, but will […]