Bang & Olufsen could probably make a great satellite dish but they didn’t. This is the BeoPlay A9, a 480-watt 3-way speaker system that uses wi-fi, AirPlay, and DLNA networking to pump out high quality audio. Wireless streaming is backed up by USB & Aux ports for plugging in devices of all kinds. If you don’t like the legs, the A9 also mounts to the wall.
Pioneering British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins has been producing world-class loudspeakers for recording studios and ardent audiophiles for nearly 50 years. Their new wireless home speaker systems, available in two sizes, continue the superior sound tradition while offering features like wireless audio hook-ups compatible with the latest Apple devices.
This home sound system from KEF features two amps in each speaker, transforming the crappy, underpowered sound of your laptop, smartphone, or MP3 player into a hi-def, audiophile-quality sound experience.
Apple didn’t really have to do much to improve upon their signature white, pretty-much-crap earbuds. But at the official launch today, it appears they did quite a lot. Now called “earpods” the upgraded buds feature a more directional, dual-grill design for better sound quality and will come standard with new iPod, Nano, and iPhone 5 models.
High-quality surround sound systems often require hardwiring and mounting a dozen ugly little black speaker boxes all around your TV room. Comparatively, the YSP 3300 is super simple yet it produces a true—not virtual— 7.1 channel surround sound experience. Its features a wireless Sub and the slim sound bar that’s loaded with 16 array speakers. Available November 2012.
Can you really pull off wearing a pair of Beats by Dre headphones? Of course you can’t. So maybe Sony’s MDR-1 series is more your style. Designed in partnership with artists Katy B and Magnetic Man, these high-tech headphones come in three over-ear styles, including a noise-cancelling and bluetooth wireless pair, all boasting maximum isolation and exceptional bass response. Available November 2012.
These earbuds feature the smallest wide-band driver ever made. That means the tiny 7mm dynamic driver can reproduce the entire audible frequency range, which, at eight hundred bucks, is a small price to pay to drown out the voices of all the idiots you’re surrounded by. Source
When you do that crazy Jimmy Page air guitar thing in front of the mirror, this amp-inspired Marshall loudspeaker will add another crucial element to your rock and roll fantasy. Available November 2012.
A bluetooth boombox will liven up any gathering. The Logitech UE will play your music wirelessly, as well as switching between as many as 8 devices allowing everyone to contribute to the mix. The sleek one-piece design and 6-hour battery life are cool, too.
The Croon is a stereo HI-FI amplifier with an integrated Bluetooth receiver. It’s designed to sound good and in our opinion, it looks good, too. It’s a super-simple, uncluttered design that does exactly what you need it to: provide much-improved sound to your phone, tablet or computer.