When I lived in Australia, Cyrus was one of my dream brands to own. Cyrus Audio is a well-known British specialist audio company with a solid research and development team leading the charge toward the manufacturing of precision hi-fi equipment.
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Montreal-based start-up ORA Sound plans to manufacture and market the first pair of headphones made of graphene, called the GQ.
It recently dawned on me that, in working from home, there's one "person" I tend to talk to the most. She isn't actually a person, though her comforting voice is that of a woman in her 30s or 40s. She isn't a physical presence either. But she has become a daily part of my life. I live with Alexa.
A little over a year ago, I crowned Audioquest's semi-open-back NightHawks the most comfortable pair of headphones EVER. In a way, they have returned as champions for 2017. Only, this pair is called the NightOwl and they are quite a bit different in every way but shape and comfort.
In every issue of WiFi HiFi Magazine, we highlight one streaming original series that's worth binging that month. Here are our picks from the last three months that you might want to sink your teeth into this weekend, plus a bonus, just-released pick.
I bought a YesGo case for my iPhone 7, based on an Amazon.ca main page suggestion, for $55. I bought it, quite honestly, as a stopgap solution until I could find a more permanent case.
For the longest time, I haven't been happy with my TV's sound. Who is anyway? There are several options to get around this. You could get a soundbar/soundbase, which I have in my bedroom. But this can often mean a compromise in sound quality for music listening (though it's more than acceptable for movie watching). Plus, I still need to connect my turntable, run my music from a USB key, and listen to Australia's Boom Radio from TuneIn.
At CES 2017, Chipolo handed me four Chipolo Pluses in four different colours for review. Italian for onion, Chipolo devices are Bluetooth key finders, similar to the TrackR devices. Considering how I tend to misplace my house or car keys at least once a week, and I haven't had success with other options, I welcomed the invitation.
About five years ago, I bought a couple of Gutwire Notepad vibration absorbers to place above my speakers. They worked remarkably in reducing speaker vibrations, resulting in wider imaging and more focused vocals. Too bad, however, that after about four years, the mass and its vibration absorption properties dissipated to virtually nil.
Rapoo announced a slew of wireless portable audio products at CES 2017 earlier this year, including Bluetooth portable speakers in various sizes. Among those in the line, I decided to take the new A200 cube-like, micro-sized speaker for a spin.
If you're going to listen to great CDs, you'll need a worthwhile CD player, and they tend to run in the $4,000 range (take the Bryston BCD-3, for example). But how about if you already run a pretty decent transport, such as the Pioneer BDP-09FD universal player, and you want to improve on the sound?