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SV Staff  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  4 comments
The world is abuzz with excitement — plus a healthy dose of skepticism and anxiety — over the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to reshape just everything, including how we interact with our phones and other electronics devices. Qualcomm’s CEO provides some insight.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  3 comments
xMEMS Labs, the Santa Clara-based company that has set out to replace century-old speaker technology with silicon-based microspeakers, has announced a radically different kind of solid-state driver for wireless earbuds that uses ultrasonic technology to accurately reproduce music.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments
iFi, the U.K.-based company specializing in digital-to-analog converter/amplifiers for use at home and on the go, today introduced a portable battery-powered DAC/headphone amp aimed at audio purists.
SV Staff  |  Nov 10, 2023  |  0 comments
Capital Audiofest 2023 returns to the metro Washington, D.C. today and runs through Sunday, November 12, offering enthusiasts the chance to touch, see, and hear some of the latest audio gear.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  0 comments
In what could be a game changer for power distribution, a company out of Redmond, Washington named Ossia just announced a first-of-its-kind adaptor that can be used to deliver power wirelessly to any USB-powered device, including Bluetooth speakers, tablets, game controllers, and more.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 09, 2023  |  1 comments
U.K.-based speaker specialist Q Acoustics will unveil a new addition to its 5000 series this weekend at Capital Audiofest in Washington D.C.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  1 comments
High-end headphone specialist Meze Audio today announced a new model that improves one of its most advanced planar-magnetic designs.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  2 comments
A ballsy truck deserves a ballsy sound system, which is exactly what the 2025 RAM 1500 Tungsten pickup truck will get when it hits the streets early next year.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  1 comments
Onkyo today introduced a new 5.2-channel AV receiver that brings a robust slate of future-ready features to system builders for only $399.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 06, 2023  |  1 comments
Denmark’s DALI has added a second center-channel speaker to its Oberon series of home theater speakers and announced that it is now shipping the high-end IO-12 wireless headphones it previewed in October.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 02, 2023  |  8 comments
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don’t have good speakers, you don’t have a good sound system. Period. The speakers you use (or choose) have a disproportionate impact on how your music sounds — more so than the source, amp and preamp, or any other component or accessory in the audio chain. Simply put, your speakers define the character of the sound, which is why they are so important and why we’ve compiled capsule reviews of our Top Picks in speakers so far this year. With prices that range from $250 for a simple smart speaker to more than $9,000 for a topnotch home theater ensemble and lots of interesting choices in between, there is something for everyone.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 30, 2023  |  0 comments
Epson today announced that the EpiqVision Ultra LS650 ultra-short-throw laser projector previewed in early September is now available for $2,800.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 28, 2023  |  0 comments
Klipsch today announced a series of portable Bluetooth speakers that will bring the total number of portable models it offers to seven, at prices ranging from $99 to $349.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 26, 2023  |  3 comments
The world will be a better place when we can get rid of all those messy wires. Though we still have a ways to go before a full-on wireless AV system is a reality, Austin-based Audioengine is doing its part to advance the cause with a mini subwoofer that is wireless and sells for $439.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 24, 2023  |  8 comments
Marantz today introduced a pair of classic stereo components that celebrate its roots as a hi-fi pioneer.