After 6 years of silence, the Technics brand returns with two new home hi-fi systems. The R1 and C700. Both audiophile-quality systems feature stereo amps, a network audio streamer, speakers, and use Technics Definitive Sound technologies to create dynamic sound quality. Still waiting on pricing, but don’t expect the word budget to be used near these.
‘The most advanced wireless speaker system ever developed.” The creators of the Core didn’t just say it, they believe it. And since their Indiegogo campaign is 5X overfunded in less than a week, others are convinced, too. The compact speaker achieves life-like, better than stereo sound by “leveraging a combination of wave field synthesis and beam forming, to create an acoustic bubble in the room.”
Disgruntled former Beats By Dre headphone guy Steven Lamar has launched his own brand, Roam. His high-end buds are called Ropes & what makes them unique is the pendant attachment that contains a small amp using “noise equalization” technology to produce more dynamic sound.
Bose pretty much perfected the noise-cancelling headphone with its QC15 model but after 5 years without an update, Bose got bored and finally spruced up their old standby. The new QC25 is every bit as awesome but is now a bit lighter with a slimmer profile and improved battery life, operating for 35-hours on a single AAA battery.
Disguised as a compact Marshall half stack, the 200-watt Woburn speaker features classic Marshall design details & high-powered sound plus Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5mm & RCA inputs, and an optical input for linking up with your TV and other entertainment devices.
Take your air-drumming to the next level. The Cliphit from Korg turns anything into an electronic drumkit. Attach the three cabled clips to almost anything, turning it into a drum pad that triggers different realistic sounding samples. You can also choose to use its built-in drum sound effects. via
A smooth, curved design defines the look of the S8 Surround system. Inside this sleek sculptural unit there’s a big bass port with an 8” driver plus 2 X 140W speakers & 280W sub, all powered by 3 class D amps. An advanced digital signal processor ensures crisp, high-impact surround.
Microphone maker Blue brings you Mo-Fi headphones, giving any device audiophile-quality sound. First off, they engineered the fit for optimal head-to-headphone interface. Secondly, they equipped the headphone can itself with a high-quality amplifier featuring 3 manual modes enabling you to customize the sound to suit your needs.
Modeled after the iconic OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson in the 70s, this omni-directional wireless 100-watt cube delivers premium sound, and streams via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using AirPlay—it can even read your Twitter feed with its built-in voice synthesizer.