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Harman Kardon AVR 700 and 1700 A/V receivers boast real-world power, palatable price points


Digital Trends: Harman Kardon’s power ratings are no joke, and neither are its latest two receivers. The AVR 700 and AVR 1700, priced at $300 and $500 respectively, bring some fierce competition to the market, just in time for the holidays. (more…)

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JBL’s got a bunch of new peripherals this holiday for your audio-obsessed friends, now available


Engadget: After going ears-on with some of JBL’s new holiday wares recently, today the company announced availability for four such products ahead of the impending/already-in-progress holiday shopping season. The Soundfly portable speaker ($179 to $199), the OnBeat aWake iPad dock ($139), the OnBeat Venue Bluetooth loudspeaker ($199), and the J Series headphones (which come in a variety of styles and prices, from $39 to $149) are all now available. (more…)

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Bang & Olufsen claims to change your TV viewing experience forever with its BeoVision 11 Smart TV


Born Rich: Designed to stimulate the eyes, excite the ears, complement the room, and to take your imagination to the very limit, here’s the Bang & Olufsen’s exclusively-new flagship Smart TV, the BeoVision 11. Described to be a masterpiece of design, spectacular sound, best-in-class picture, full-connectivity, and digital entertainment, the BeoVision 11 has originally been conceived to provide the entire family with a comprehensive array of up-to-date digital entertainment of the highest caliber. (more…)

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Pure announces touchscreen music streaming system


iPodNN: In a pair of announcements today, Pure revealed both a new Internet radio system and a new music streaming offering. The Sensia 200D Connect is a new touchscreen-based music streaming and radio streaming system, and it is compatible with Pure Stream, a new music and radio streaming method compatible with iOS and Android devices. (more…)

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McIntosh launches AirPlay-enabled McAire personal music system


Gizmag: The name McIntosh Labs has been synonymous with outstanding audio quality for more than 60 years and its iconic MC275 tube amp certainly left its mark on me when I first encountered one many moons ago. Hot on the heels of the MX121 audio/video control center featuring Apple’s AirPlay wireless technology released earlier this year, the company has launched the McAire free-standing personal music system that allows a new generation of discriminating consumers to stream audio from an iTunes library on a Mac or PC – or music from an iDevice – over an existing home network. (more…)

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Pioneer’s new, all-white HDJ-2000 and HDJ-1500 pro-DJ headphones


Pioneer.eu: Pioneer’s highly acclaimed HDJ-2000 and HDJ-1500 headphones range has been expanded to offer DJs and producers greater design choice. Both professional models are now available in cool matte white, to accompany the classic black chrome and deep silver.
Like the existing flagship HDJ-2000s, the HDJ-2000-Ws have been precision engineered to deliver the accurate sound reproduction, comfort and durability demanded by pro-DJs and producers. And the HDJ-1500-W boasts rich bass sound, low impedance and an exclusive soundproofing chamber for pristine sound reproduction across all frequencies. (more…)

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Apple iPad Mini: 10 things you need to know


Pluggedin.co.uk: It’s been rumoured for a long time, but it’s finally here: the iPad mini exists and it’s coming to an Apple Store near you. Smaller than a standard iPad but noticeably bigger than a seven-inch Android tablet, it’s the most affordable iPad yet – but will it appeal to you? Here’s what you need to know. (more…)

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Marantz Consolette docking station on sale in November


What HiFi: Introduced earlier this year at the High End 2012 exhibition in Munich, Marantz has announced that its new all-in-one docking station, the Marantz Consolette, will go on sale in the UK from November at £900. (more…)

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Beats Pill portable wireless speaker


Übergizmo: Have you played Dr. Mario on the Game Boy before? There is just something about the Beats Pill portable wireless speaker’s design that brings me back to the monochrome goodness of the Dr. Mario puzzler, which makes sense considering the naming convention of the Beats Pill itself. (more…)

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The Unmonday 4.3L AirPlay speaker is a ceramic hexagon of audio wonder


Digital Trends: The Kickstarter-funded Unmonday 4.3L wireless speaker is as nutty as its name implies. By simply turning the ceramic, hexagonal speaker onto any one of its six surfaces, a motion sensor switches the speaker’s role in a surround system. (more…)

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Denon AH-W150 wireless sports headphones remove the excuse of being tied-up


Pocket-Lint: Denon’s new AH-W150 sports headphones are completely wireless, come with integrated controls and are perspiration resistant, making them ideal for your run. (more…)

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JBL OnBeat Venue Wireless Speaker turns your iPad into a home entertainment system


Pocket-Lint: Harman has revealed its JBL OnBeat Venue Wireless Speaker system, which the audio specialist says will replace the home entertainment system when used with the Apple iPad. (more…)

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