Take your show on the road. A genius by the name of Mr. Simo is making vintage suitcases into boom boxes. iPod ready, these made-to-order custom creations can be built portable, rechargeable, wireless & you can even get a solar-powered unit. Super loud, bass heavy, stealth: Basically, you tell the man what you want, and he’ll make it bump.
Hey, you can’t wear headphones all the time, right? This sleek little sound system operates using Bluetooth technology to play music wirelessly from any one of your many devices like iPhone, iPod touch, whatever. The speakers pump: 2 tweeters, 2 mids & bass sub push plenty of noise – if for some reason you need to play some other device through it: like your turntable, its got an input jack to handle that, too.
Bad kitty! No, this is not a scratching post for your cat – not by design, at least. It’s actually a wireless, portable speaker system for bumping beats all over your house or wherever you want them. Plug in your iPod for a thumping 50-Watts of bass and sharp, quality digital sound that looks well…pretty much, like a cat toy.
What’s the point of loading gigs & gigs of music and movies onto your computer if they sound like crap? Turn your hotel room workout or movie-watching experience up a notch. Edifier’s Aurora Portable Speaker System features an aluminum bass tube with a 2-inch woofer and two satellite mid-range speakers – together making a sweet little sound system you can take with you everywhere your computer goes.
Do you know a hit when you hear one? Quincy Jones does. This music mogul has been nominated for more Grammy Awards than anyone, ever. He even produced Michael Jackson’s Thriller. So, his collab with Harman on a high-end, signature line of AKG headphones makes perfect sense. There are three styles to suit your tastes – from the Q701 over-the-ear model to lightweight earbuds – all feature incredible, pro-quality audio.
Block out all the BS of the real world & focus on the serious stuff – like getting high score. Sony’s Ultimate Weapon gaming-specific headset will take you deep into the cyber realm by canceling out the noise of your parents (or children) and bringing gameplay into your head with Dolby surround quality sound. If you’re into FPS games, you’ll hear your next victim’s heartbeat & never miss your target again. Seriously.
The legacy of precision & quality in Japanese consumer audio begins with the Denon DP-A100 turntable. The year was 1971. Led Zeppelin IV had just hit the airwaves and Denon’s new servo technology made their turntables hotter than Robert Plant’s bellbottoms. This anniversary edition turntable marks 100 years for the brand and comes with a 5-year warranty, certificate of authenticity & a book telling the whole Denon story.
These collapsible cardboard speakers from Japanese-based, Muji, take packing light to a new level. They’ll bump up your laptop soundsystem and when it’s time to hit the road again, they unfold origami-style & slip into a nylon pouch for easy portability.
Whether you’re stuck on Screaming Baby Airlines or just really want to hear Sade’s new album, the Phiaton PS-20 NC noise-canceling earphones have you covered. Phiaton’s exclusive “Noise Blocker” technology cuts 95% of outside noise to get you in the zone. And, unlike those giant over-the-ear models, these are perfect for travel and small enough to keep on during taxi, takeoff & landing, even though you’re not supposed to.
They look just like bullets, and with neodymium magnets for superior dynamic range, they are almost as loud as a gun. Okay, not that loud…but, these 18-karat gold earbuds from Munitio cancel out noise & thump like you want them to. Let’s just hope you can get them on an airplane without incident.