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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 08, 2016 1 comments
The KUBE portable speaker is one of the coolest new products at CES - literally.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 08, 2016 0 comments
One of the biggest catch phrases at CES this year has been the IoT, or the Internet of Things. JBL is partnering with PubNub to create a Developer Ecosystem to the Pulse 2 and other JBL speaker systems to make them better than ever.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 08, 2016 0 comments
While everyone likes to think they have perfect hearing, the reality is that most folks don’t.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
The Onkyo DP-X1 is a powerful pocket-size portable digital audio player. Expandable up to 432 GB with two micro-SDXC slots with up to 200GB capacity each, the DP-X1 can handle hours and hours of Hi-Res audio files.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 07, 2016 0 comments
Australian manufacturer Audiofly is showing off their latest audiophile-grade in-ear monitors at CES.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 07, 2016 1 comments
With 25 years of history creating a musical enterprise that expands far outside the 4 walls of the historic nightclub in the UK, Ministry of Sound is putting their name on a series of Bluetooth speakers.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 06, 2016 1 comments
Skybuds look like ordinary wireless earbuds, but they have so much more going for them.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
Samson is known in the studio world and educational forums as a supplier of good, solid, reliable headphones. At CES 2016, they’re showing off a new line of headphones that cater to both the artist and the end-user.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 06, 2016 0 comments
Urbanears is known for edgy, stylish headphones and it's exciting to see cool-looking headphones and earbuds that can handle the toughest workouts while looking good and sounding better.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments
Most folks know that audio can only be as good as the weakest link in the supply chain; send good audio through a crappy headphone amp and it doesn’t matter how good the headphones are. It’s still going to sound like crap. Phāz Music is releasing new headphones that eliminate that problem.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments
Head Monster Noel Lee knows how to kick off CES with enthusiasm that’s hard to ignore. Monster is attempting to rethink, revamp and reinvent themselves with an almost-overwhelming number of new products.
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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 05, 2016 1 comments
High-end headphone manufacturer Audeze is launching the SINE, a new headphone utilizing planar magnetic technology for a pure, accurate sound.

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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Dec 21, 2015 0 comments
Gone are the days of old, when all it took to prepare for Christmas morning was a warm batch of cinnamon rolls, hot coffee, and a spare pack of batteries. Even though more and more technology exists today to keep us connected, how easy is it to set up all these new gadgets come Christmas morning? Although the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, are you sure you’re really ready for Christmas?

Leslie Shapiro Posted: Dec 07, 2015 2 comments
V-MODA is forcing me back to high school chemistry and I don’t like it one bit. I guess most people probably know that Zn stands for zinc without having to break out a periodic table, and the properties of zinc are great for making acoustic devices. The new Zn in-ear monitors are the first in-ears released by V-MODA in four years, and they’re aiming for the modern audiophile with a blend of features that balance convenience and luxury.

Leslie Shapiro Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments
There’s no doubt that custom earphones are way more comfortable and fit better than off-the-shelf one-size-fits-all earphones—and that snug fit usually means better sound too. The problem is that customs take a long time from fitting to delivery and are usually quite expensive—around $1,000. Revols, a Kickstarter-funded company is changing that with a proprietary technology that turns soft Nano-composite gel earphones into permanently-molded custom fit wonders for much less than traditional customs and the magic happens in just 60 seconds.

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