It takes a musician’s ear to discern between the warm, fuzzy analog synthesizer sound of say Kraftwerk or the Pet Shop Boys & today’s high-tech digital synths. But the team behind the Modulus 002 has that ear & used it to create this next-gen polysynth; combining new technology with that old analog magic, it produces 12 polyphonic voices & more than 50 different waveforms for classic tones in a modern package.
In terms of sound quality, it wouldn’t take much for Samsung’s new Level headphones to beat Beats. The Level line ranges from the luxury, studio-style over-ear wireless model to a compact pair of buds; all similar in style & price to what Beats is peddling but obviously a welcome alternative for music fans who actually care about sound.
With Soundsight headphones, you’re basically wearing a studio on your head. These premium Bluetooth headphones allow you to record 1080p HD video, edit, and mix your music through the SS app.
Toughness is a trait that’s all too rare when it comes to wireless portable speakers but the Tough Speaker from Fugoo looks ready for battle. The body is made of fiber-reinforced resin and aluminum. A rubberized slide-on jacket makes it shock resistant & dustproof as well as waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to half-an-hour. The design also offers 360º sound & a 40-hour battery.
Just two years ago Dolby unveiled its next-level Atmos surround sound technology in select theaters. Atmos supports 128 individual audio tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, bringing you into the action like never before. And now Pioneer has created 3 Atmos-ready home speaker systems offering a variety of speaker types and sizes as well as amps and an app for creating your custom configuration. Pricing below reflects a complete system. Individual components will be available. Availability TBA.
This speaker gives you three options for streaming your music: Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify. 80 watts of peak power and available in your choice of 7 different colors. Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS & Android. Available August 11, 2014.
A lightbulb & bluetooth speaker in one. No kidding. Screw it into the socket then control both the bulb and the speaker from the Playbulb app. Mood & music, handled.
Funny how every set of “wireless” earbuds is actually connected by a wire. Not these. Earin earbuds are two independent buds that are small and stealth because unlike bulkier buds they don’t have a microphone or a light or sensors. Instead they use unique, compact driver technology and feature a case that doubles as the recharging unit. A wildly popular Kickstarter project.
Inside this 2.5 gallon per-minute rainfall-style showerhead is a bluetooth speaker that lets you stream music, news, and calls in the shower. The water-resistant speaker pops out for easy recharging and/or use outside of the shower.
Denon’s HEOS is a wireless multi-zone home sound system that offers both wi-fi music play and streaming from all the top online & cloud services as well as playback from hard drive or legacy sources. With speakers available in 3 different sizes, the HEOS app lets you choose the room where you want music and queue-up the songs from anywhere in the house.