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Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 20, 2022  |  1 comments
Urbanista, the Swedish lifestyle brand specializing in reasonably priced wireless headphones and earbuds, is now shipping the solar-powered Phoenix noise-canceling wireless earbuds it announced in August.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments
Audeze, the Santa Ana, CA-based company specializing in planar-magnetic headphones, today introduced two versions of a new “ultra-low-latency” wireless gaming headset dubbed Maxwell — one for Xbox and one for PlayStation.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  0 comments
And you thought the hi-fi record console was a thing of the past. Nope. San Diego-based Wrensilva today introduced a limited-edition version of its compact Loft console.
Dennis Young, Mark Henninger  |  Nov 18, 2022  |  4 comments
It’s been seven long years since I last attended Capital Audiofest, the largest high-end audio show on the east coast of the U.S. This year’s show took place on November 11-13 at the Twinbrook Hilton in Rockville Maryland, which is the same venue as my last visit. The show grew significantly in the interim, with five full floors of the hotel taken up by demos, but it maintains the same casual look and feel and a strong focus on two-channel, audiophile-centric systems.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 16, 2022  |  0 comments
Pro-Ject USA has reimagined the classic integrated amplifier, choosing a refreshingly compact form factor over the traditional bulky box for two of its latest products.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments
Polk today announced plans to expand its popular Monitor XT Series of speakers with an entry-level subwoofer rated down to 24Hz.
Mark Henninger  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments
The wait is over for JVC projector owners eagerly anticipating the company’s latest firmware, V2.0. The free update is available now and provides compatible existing projectors with new features, better performance, and increased convenience.
Mark Henninger  |  Nov 13, 2022  |  0 comments
The MoFi SourcePoint 10 is the latest speaker from the talented and prolific Andrew Jones, chief loudspeaker designer for MoFi Electronics. It's one of the most exciting product debuts from this year’s Capital Audiofest high-end audio show. After a relaxing and enjoyable demonstration that led me to conclude these 10-inch concentric-driver loudspeakers offer the best bang-for-the-buck in the building, I asked Andrew if he was up for an interview and here's the result.
Bob Ankosko  |  Nov 10, 2022  |  0 comments
MicroLED gets a market update while KEF rolls out the holiday discounts and McIntosh presents its latest two-channel amplifier. We also cover a new cabinet that makes your TV disappear and stylish surge protectors you can mount on the wall.
Mark Henninger  |  Nov 05, 2022  |  0 comments
The new SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase ($699) is a compact streaming integrated amplifier equipped with 2-channel class D amplification and a 24-bit/192kHz DAC. It connects via Wi-Fi, offering wireless connectivity via Play-Fi, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, plus it has Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC and aptX support. For wired connections, it has HDMI ARC/eARC, analog RCA, 3.5mm aux, optical-digital, and Ethernet. For simple 2-channel systems where you don't need a surround-sound AV receiver, it is an easy way to get great stereo sound using the speakers of your choice.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments
China-based headphone specialist 1More is taking on Apple’s AirPods Pro with its new Aero wireless earbuds, which offer active noise cancellation (ANC), up to 5 hours of playback from a single charge with ANC turned on, and dynamic head-tracking for an improved “spatial audio” experience — all for $110, less than half of what the new AirPods Pro sell for ($249).
Howard Kneller  |  Oct 25, 2022  |  1 comments
Nobody ever went broke betting that the latest turntables and phono stages from the Austria’s Pro-Ject delivered good sound and high value. With that precept in mind, I headed to Brooklyn’s trendy Café Kitsune last week to attend a demonstration of the company’s new “True Balanced Connection” turntables and phono stages.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 24, 2022  |  0 comments
Audioengine, the Austin-based company specializing in powered speakers and all-in-one music systems, has introduced its first headphone amplifier/digital audio converter (DAC) with the goal of providing a hassle-free way of upgrading high-resolution music listening over headphones.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments
B&W bonds with Bond, LG TVs get WiSA-certified, interest in quality sound is on the rise, and streaming bundles gain favor.
Bob Ankosko  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  9 comments
NAD Electronics, the iconic audio brand founded in London 50 years ago with a commitment to performance, value, and simplicity in design, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the C 3050 LE Stereophonic Amplifier, a new limited-edition integrated amp that evokes hi-fi’s heyday.