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Last Updated: 03/21/2019 12:35:16 PM EST

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With the Echo Input, You Can Make Any Speaker Alexa-Enabled

With the Echo Input, You Can Make Any Speaker Alexa-Enabled

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/21/2019 12:35:16 PM EST

 

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Apple Revamps AirPods, Adds Siri Control

Apple Revamps AirPods, Adds Siri Control

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/21/2019 11:19:50 AM EST

Analysis: Apple vs Spotify

Analysis: Apple vs Spotify

Apple and music-streaming service Spotify are embroiled in a dispute that could have a major impact on the online service landscape.

Frank Lenk Published: 03/19/2019 01:21:07 PM EST

The Morel Audio Nomadic Speakease is a Speaker In-a-Box

The Morel Audio Nomadic Speakease is a Speaker In-a-Box

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.


Christine Persaud Published: 03/18/2019 07:38:26 AM EST

The First Products From Sonos and Ikea Are Coming This Summer

The First Products From Sonos and Ikea Are Coming This Summer

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/14/2019 02:02:17 PM EST

Here Are Some of the Audio Goodies You Can Expect to See at the Montreal Audio Fest

Here Are Some of the Audio Goodies You Can Expect to See at the Montreal Audio Fest

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/14/2019 11:08:36 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-On The Edifier S730 2.1 Speaker System

David's Take: Hands-On The Edifier S730 2.1 Speaker System

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.

David Susilo Published: 03/13/2019 08:26:00 AM EST

How to Get Good Quality Music From Your Smartphone

How to Get Good Quality Music From Your Smartphone

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/12/2019 08:35:57 AM EST

Tidal's iOS iPhone App Now Supports MQA

Tidal's iOS iPhone App Now Supports MQA

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/11/2019 10:08:19 AM EST

Nintendo Labo VR Kit Offers Simple VR Experience

Nintendo Labo VR Kit Offers Simple VR Experience

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/07/2019 10:32:48 AM EST

Luxman Debuts New PD-151 Turntable

Luxman Debuts New PD-151 Turntable

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/28/2019 08:48:14 AM EST


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