Almost every brand claims that their amazing little bluetooth speaker is a fresh take on speaker design but OM/ONE isn’t lying. This speaker levitates. Magnets keep the speaker hovering above the base delivering crisp, clear sound up to 110 decibels.
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.
These speakers are handmade in the USA using genuine cedar cigar boxes containing a 2.5” aluminum cone speaker tuned with a ¾” port tube to produce smoking sound through a compact 10-watt amp & connect with a standard headphone jack. The speaker boxes have been treated with a satin lacquer and reinforced internally to improve performance.
A portable bluetooth speaker is not a hard thing to find but one this nice kind of is. The Infinity One is water-resistant and features passive radiators that give it better bass & punchier mids. It will also recharge your other devices using a 5V2.1A output that can charge your fully-depleted smartphone in less than 2 hours.
The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
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.