Posts Tagged: "Music"

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MiPow Playbulb Review: Screw In for Sound

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Whole house audio sounds really cool but costs $$$ and doesn’t really apply to those who rent apartments. But the idea of having music “appear” wherever you are in a room or even outdoors is mighty appealing, especially since most of us carry our music around all the time on...

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skye WiFi Music Receiver Review

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pple doesn’t give warning when it decides to make a major change, and those who invested in a 30 pin audio dock felt betrayed when they upgraded their iPhones/iPads to lightning connector models. And since many of these docks didn’t have Bluetooth built-in, the only way to play music from...

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NudeAudio Super-M Bluetooth Speaker Review

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lot of portable speakers claim to be rugged, to bear the brunt of the elements and laugh at getting wet. They also tend to cut back on the quality of the audio in order to project this point of view in their outer shell. The results is an impressive chassis...

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IK Multimedia iRing Review

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ouch screens have spoiled most of us when it comes to interacting with our devices — after all, isn’t touching an icon simpler and quicker than having to tap it with a stylus? But lost in all this is the desire that preceded all this — what I call “Abracadabra”,...

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Ematic MediaBeam Streaming Media Player Review

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lot has been made of Chromecast, Google’s combination of a “Smart TV” dongle and linkage with a smartphone or computer. But the first out of the gate isn’t always the winner, so don’t count the MediaBeam out because it doesn’t have as big a “name.” Or ignored,  as this $29.99...

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Bem Speaker Band Review

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hat’s the deal with the whole “smart watch” thing when it’s the phone in the pocket doing all the heavy lifting? I don’t need little apps dancing in an LCD window, the whole purpose of the original Dick Tracy watch was that it was a telephone. Now sure the 21st...

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Phantom Headphones with Boombox Review

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eadphones have a basic function: to provide a closed environment for listening to audio. Then the differences are applied — such as how comfortably they fit and how good they sound being the most two important ones. But being usable as a pair of stereo speakers isn’t part of their...

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Review

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aving a pair of headphones connected to the computer was once commonplace: people used to use it for listening to music on a pretty regular basis. Even with mobile devices like iPhones providing the music, most agree that if they’re going to be seated at the computer with music playing,...

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ROCKI PLAY Review

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f you had to take a count of those people who  have audio systems — specifically an amplifier — in their home theater, it would probably equal less than those who have portable Bluetooth speakers. But a portable is never going to match the power of an audio system, not...

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Yamaha YSP-1400 Digital Sound Projector Review

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ll sound bars use speakers contained inside of an enclosure. To get multichannel audio, not just stereo, either a sound bar comes with a pair of satellite speakers or uses a psycho-acoustic program to simulate the “effect” of added speakers. Where the Yamaha YSP-1400 Sound Projector differs is that it...