Vintage style speakers look great, fall short on audio quality
Let me paint an all-too-familiar scenario: You've got a stereo system that still works perfectly fine, but through a series of unfortunate events, you're stuck with speakers that don't work. Or maybe you just bought a brand new computer that lacks speakers at all, and you want to listen to Pandora while you surf the web without cutting off the outside world. Maybe the speakers of your favorite record player just don't do your albums justice. Whatever the reason, you're looking for new speakers ASAP. Allow us to introduce to you the Samson Meteor M2 Multimedia Speaker System, a retro-inspired speaker set designed to alleviate such problems.
Versatile speaker system tackles games, music with ease, distortion a drawback
Complete speaker setups come in configurations for a wide array of uses, from multi-speaker home theater packages to compact desktop PC solutions. While there is never one set that covers every function perfectly, those looking for 2.1 speaker systems are confronted by a wealth of choices. One such option that tackles gaming, music and movies in good fashion is the SW-G2.1 2000 speaker system from GX Gaming, the gaming subdivision of peripheral manufacturer Genius. But does the SW-G2.1 2000 setup offer a good sound value, or would consumers be better off purchasing something like a 7.1 surround sound system? Find out in our review.
New headphones, Bluetooth speaker and wireless speaker system on sale this year
At a recent trade show, Harman Kardon made a number of announcements about the new consumer audio devices that would be hitting the market this fall. Offerings are spread across the board, with a new set of Bluetooth on-ear headphones, a professional Bluetooth speaker, and a wireless in-home audio speaker system and adapter are coming to tackle a number of customer needs.
Logitech introduces new multimedia speaker system with satellite speakers, subwoofer
Logitech has announced the upcoming availability of its new 2.1 multimedia speaker system, the Multimedia Speakers Z213. Featuring two satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer, the system is designed to work with Windows and Mac computers, as well as tablets, smartphones and MP3 players. Its down-firing subwoofer with a four-inch driver provides a strong bass level, and its wired control pod holds controls for volume. Audio can be listened to through headphones connected to the 3.5mm-compatible headphone jack built into the control pod. The Logitech Multimeda Speakers Z213 system is also compatible with the company's Bluetooth Audio Adapter. Anticipated to be available this month, the Multimedia Speakers Z213 are priced at $30.
Eclipse TD-M1 wireless speaker system features compact size, Airplay compatibility
Eclipse TD has announced the upcoming availability of its wireless speaker system, the Eclipse TD-M1. The M1 aims to reproduce the sound of music played live, incorporating a non-oversampling DA converter (NOS-DAC) for clear listening. Its egg-shaped form is designed to suppress internal standing waves, as well as minimize the diffraction effect that occurs from the front baffle angle. Featuring wireless music playback, the M1 is AirPlay compatible for high-resolution sound from any recent Apple computer or device. Touch sensors and LED indicators provide intuitive use and reduce clutter of its design, removing the need for buttons. The Eclipse TD-M1 has a dedicated iOS app available for remote control functionality, offering power on or off, volume adjustment and input switching functionality. Available for purchase beginning March 31, the Eclipse TD-M1 speaker system is priced at $1,300.
Deals on speaker systems, laptop stands, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on speaker systems, laptop stands, and more. Woot.com has now lowered the cost of the JBL OnBeat Air Wireless Speaker/Dock, complete with built-in touch-pad controls, composite video output, and support for connecting to computers or laptops via USB. Currently featured at DealNN, the speaker system has now dropped to $99.99 in price, and offers savings of up to $200.
High-end dock commands $800
Samsung has finally paired its vacuum-tube dock with a price tag, while introducing several other home theater products. The DA-E750 audio dock, which was first introduced earlier this year at CES, will retail for $800. The company is offering two other variants, the DA-E670 and DA-E570, that bring the price down to $450 and $250, respectively, but lack the wattage of the top model.
Logitech UE Air Speaker streams uncompressed music
Following an inadvertent pre-listing on Amazon UK’s website as far back as October, Logitech has formally unveiled its new UE Air Speaker with AirPlay streaming support. The device supports uncompressed streaming from iTunes, as well as iOS devices connected to home networks. The shelf speaker system creates a large soundstage by employing dual tweeters and woofers.
Slew of new devices unveiled ahead of CES
Sharp has unveiled a slew of new devices this week ahead of CES in Las Vegas. The product lineup includes a projector, 20- to 85-inch Aquos televisions and connected services, Blu-ray players, sound bars, shelf speaker systems, and several solar charging products for home installations.
Tiny speakers claim to rival larger competitors
(Update: fixed link) Home theater enthusiasts for many years have drawn a close association between speaker size and sound quality, however many companies, such as Orb Audio, have worked to prove that big does not always mean better. Electronista took the opportunity to try out Orb's modular speaker system, which features an eight-inch standalone subwoofer and an array of seemingly tiny drivers contained in four-inch spheres. In our full review, we will determine if the Orb system is worthy of its premium price tag.
European high-end brand comes to US
European speaker maker Libratone has introduced two new speaker systems, the Live and Lounge, that are designed to work with Apple's AirPlay standard. The Lounge system is the larger of the two, offering Scandinavian aesthetics and a combination of ribbon-based tweeters and midrange drivers that are designed to disperse sound in different directions.
Deals on speaker systems, earphones. and more
Today's deals from DealNN include discounted iPhone speaker systems, power supplies, and more. Buy.com has recently lowered the cost of the iHome Portable/Travel Alarm Clock Stereo Speaker System for iPhone and iPod, complete with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, protective travel speaker case, universal voltage adaptor, and support for most iPhone/iPod models. Currently featured at DealNN, this item has dropped 40% off its original list price and is now available for only $59.99.
Deals on speaker systems, iPad cases, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on speaker systems, iPad cases, and more. Buy.com this week is offering a discount on the iHome iP71 Speaker System for iPhone and iPod, which features high-fidelity Reason8 speaker chambers, a built-in computer port, and an integrated sync switch. Currently featured at DealNN, this particular speaker system has now dropped to $44.99 in price, and offers savings of up to 63%.