Posts Tagged: "audio"

Favi Smartstick

FAVI SmartStick Review

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Netflix changed the way people viewed their televisions — less because of streaming video itself and more due to an “application” that normally would have had to be used on a computer now being integrated with the TV. It’s rare to find a TV nowadays that doesn’t have “Smart TV”...

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NuForce HP-800 Accurate Monitor-Class Headphones Review

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Being the gagdet gastronomes of particular taste, and high expectations that we are, when it comes to audio fidelity we settle for little else but the finest. We took a long hard look at the Mixr DJ level headies from Beats by Dre. Despite the severe ear-pinch, the stylish headphones...

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NuForce Launches HP-800 Monitor-Class Over-Ear Headphones

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Recently, because of the great mobile device explosion of the 201th century, companies have spread their efforts quite thin when making headphones solutions. Stellar music playback is no longer the sole concern. Today’s headphones wear multiple hats. Manufactures endeavor to blanket more aspects such as call quality, Bluetooth support, noise...

Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar

Hitachi HSB32B26 Bluetooth Sound Bar Review

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A sound bar must server two purposes in order to succeed: the first being to provide an accurate and faithful rendering of the audio being outputted from a television (or video source device that is connected to the TV). The second purpose that must be served is to blend into...

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Proficient Audio MaxTV MT2 TV Sound Speaker Review

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Sound bars make a lot of sense, especially now that TVs have gotten so thin. There’s no space for large speakers or heavy-duty audio amplification of them. So a stand-alone set of speakers that don’t take up the space of a traditional arrangement that requires speaker stands, strung out wiring...

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Wang Bud Earbuds by Fanny Wang Review

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Last week we published my Logitech UE 900 earbud review. It’s a great product, albeit enormously expensive. Beyond the price, I also kvetch about the drawbacks concerning the earbud earpieces . They fit deep and tight in to your unassuming ear holes, resulting in inevitable ear aches after extended use....

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HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Review

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A short time back, I had the opportunity to meet with HIFIMAN’s head guru, Dr. Fang Bian. We went over some of the past problems in creating audio products for a discerning public in the age of digital audio playback devices, low resolution files and where the term “Audiophile” seems...

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i-mego THRONE Over Ear Headphones Review

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Headphones used to be dull — boring even. All t hey did was go over your ears and convey the sound from your audio device. That’s it. Did they need to look good? No way! In fact the companies used to take pride in how clunky they appeared because…that bespoke...

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Wicked Audio SOLUS Headphones Review

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Headphones have been around in one form or another ever since the first radio was created for consumer use. Today we get “brand names” based off of celebrities and athletes and music producers. This all seems to indicate that the appeal is directed emotionally at the potential buyer. And it...

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NuForce Cube Portable Speaker Review

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Portable speakers can be lumped into two categories: those designed for “large” audio producing devices, and those designed for mobile devices which regard “small” as a valued accessory. The NuForce Cube Portable Speaker falls into this latter category, and you’ll be glad it does. If you’ve an MP3 player, smartphone, laptop...