Amazon is moving beyond offering its own smart speakers like the Echo and Echo Dot, and partnering with third-party speaker companies to allow for the integration of Alexa, to launching a device, the Echo Input, that can make any speaker Alexa-enabled, and thus voice controllable.
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Apple is revamping its AirPods, adding a new Apple-designed H1 chip to the second-generation true wireless headphones, which affords performance efficiencies, faster connection times, more talk time, and hands-free "Hey Siri" control.
Apple and music-streaming service Spotify are embroiled in a dispute that could have a major impact on the online service landscape.
Morel Audio's new Nomadic Speakease portable Bluetooth speaker comes with its own travel carry-on hybrid that transforms the suitcase's interior volume into a large-scale, hi-fi speaker.
More than a year ago, audio company Sonos and Swedish furniture retailer Ikea confirmed that they would be joining forces to explore new ideas, though there wasn't much more information given beyond that vague statement. Now, we get a glimpse at the first products to be born from the partnership between the two popular brands.
The Montreal Audio Fest/Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest is gearing up for its 32nd edition from March 22-24, 2019 at the Hotel Bonaventure. On the heels of the first successful Toronto edition of the event, which took place last October, there will be plenty of new goodies to see.
While it's easy for me to find and pick speakers for my home theatre, bedroom, and listening room, that's not necessarily the case for my computer system. It was easier when I used to do a lot of studio work. I'd buy the best one I could afford, which was from Genelec, and priced around US$3,500 back in 1998. Now, it's a different story. I want something a lot more affordable, in the $600 range, and that's of a 2.1 configuration.
When it comes to music listening, we're facing a huge dilemma. On the one hand, many people opt to listen to music from their smartphones while on-the-go versus (or in addition to) on a great sound system at home. On the other, many of us still have an appreciation and desire for good audio quality.
Tidal, in partnership with MQA, has announced that Master quality tracks are now available via iPhone devices. The update follows the recent Android news announced at CES in January.
Nintendo Labo is launching a VR Kit that provides the tools for making DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con that can be used to play a variety of games on the Nintendo Switch.
Luxman America has introduced its new PD-151 belt-drive turntable, which is based on the PD-171A introduced back in 2014, but incorporates a new DC brushless motor, and a host of other upgrades.