Category: Audio

Pure releases Contour 100i 20-watt audio dock


Gizmag: If an amphitheater provides a robust sound for audiences, then it would seem to follow that an audio dock with a similar half-circle shape should also provide a nice sound. Pure’s 20-watt Contour 100i audio dock for iPhone, iPad and iPod is such a device. (more…)

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Pioneer X-CM31 is smallest audio system to date


Übergizmo: We seem to be pretty much pre-occupied by superlatives, and when it comes to the world of consumer electronics, this bit deep down inside of us remains the same. After all, who does not want to own the thinnest display in the world (apparently the latest claimant to that particular record has decided on using soap water as one of the “components”, if you can call it that), or how about the thinnest smartphone in the market at the moment? Well, Pioneer takes a familiar route with their Pioneer new X-CM31 audio system which is the smallest from the company to date. (more…)

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A first look at Harman/Kardon’s BT Premium Wireless Over-Ear Headphones


iLounge: Created by Harman/Kardon as the sole wireless model in a new collection of Apple-inspired headphones, BT ($250) is a rechargeable 12-hour battery-powered Bluetooth headset with steel headbands, soft foam and leather padding, and 40mm drivers inside. (more…)

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Lenco iPod dock system kicks in at £230


What HiFi: New from Swiss audio company Lenco is the £230, aluminium-clad iPD-9000 iPod dock with built-in CD player and FM radio. (more…)

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Pioneer SMA wireless speakers put AirPlay, HTC Connect in one happy family


Engadget: Apple and HTC might be at each other’s throats in court, but they’re living in peace and harmony in Pioneer’s world. The fresh new SMA wireless speaker line supports both Apple’s AirPlay format and HTC Connect-certified DLNA to take audio over WiFi no matter whether it’s coming from an iPhone or a One S. (more…)

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Yamaha reveal super-slim YAS-101 soundbar


Tech Digest: We’ve seen dinky soundbars before, but few as slim as Yamaha’s new YAS-101. Thin and light enough to be wall mounted, the YAS-101 still boasts a 60-watt subwoofer, with Air Surround Xtreme technology that offers 7.1 channels of surround sound, while it also supporting Dolby Digital and DTS. (more…)

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Onkyo to deliver 11.4 DTS Neo:X surround sound on latest receivers


Engadget: While still a far cry from 64 speakers, Onkyo and DTS teamed up to bring the first 11.4 channel surround sound to your home theater. At the top of the trio of new receivers is the TX-NR5010. (more…)

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AOC Aire iPlay monitor features in-built iDevice dock


Gizmag: We’ve seen iPod and iPhone docks in all shapes and sizes, most of which are built around the iDevices’ audio capabilities. This offering – the Aire iPlay (e2343Fi) monitor from AOC – sees the focus shift to the video playback capabilities of Apple’s devices. The 23-inch Full HD monitor is the first to feature a 30-pin dock in the base for seamless playback of audio, video and photo content stored on an iPod or iPhone. (more…)

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Sonos Sub review


Engadget: Every audio product Sonos has delivered so far has worked on the assumption that you would never need anything else after you bought it, whether it’s linking to a sound system you already owned or an all-in-one system that Sonos built itself, like the Play:3 or Play:5 (born as the S5). The newly released Sub, by its nature, is entirely dependent on having one of the two Play speakers, and shows the company is becoming more of a traditional audio brand with a full ecosystem. (more…)

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Orbitsound T9 soundbar and mini speaker dock brings a big bang to the small screen


Pocket-lint: Let’s face it, the sound on smaller TVs or laptops can be somewhat lacklustre, no matter how much you crank the volume. The Orbitsound T9, with its 6.5-inch long-throw subwoofer, aims to increase the number of decibels on offer, despite measuring a mere 30cm. (more…)

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Denon set to roll out D-M39DAB micro system in August to replace classic D-M38


What HiFi: The best-selling Denon D-M38 system is about to be replaced by a new model, the D-M39DAB: on sale in August, it adds digital inputs for iOS devices and TVs, and a complete electronic rework from power supply to disc transport. (more…)

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini speakers: small in stature but big in noise


Pocket-lint: Philips has given its Fidelio SoundSphere speakers the minimising treatment, making them far more transportable while promising the same blockbusting sound. (more…)

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