Know someone who has a penchant for travel? Whether it's for work, play, or a combination of both, any of these items would be welcome gifts under the tree this year.
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Beyerdynamic has launched its new Beat Byrd in-ear headphones, which boast an ultra-flat headphone housing for add comfort, a unique Y signet, and bright orange cable.
Shure has unveiled the new High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable, which provides a high-fidelity Bluetooth option for discerning listeners.
iFi Audio's new pocket-sized xCAN portable headphone amplifier is primarily designed to be used with smartphones and DAPs, affording better sound. But it can also be used with computers, as well as smart TVs.
Unlike many audiophiles, I like equalizers. Not as a tone control, but as an actual tool to flatten the frequency response in a given listening environment.
Sonos has forged an exclusive collaboration with the Beastie Boys, designing a special edition version of its popular Play:5 feature, with all proceeds going to charity.
The first-ever Toronto Audiofest, held by the organizers of the popular Montreal Audio Fest, was a roaring success, bringing together retailers, manufacturers, and distributors of hifi products with audiophiles and audio enthusiasts from all walks of life.
Amazon has close to a quarter of the smart speaker market with its Echo devices, which account for 23% of all smart speakers in use. But when you take all of its models into account, Amazon accounts for 63% of smart speakers that are currently in use.
Pioneer's mid-level Elite VSX-LX503, priced at $1,450, brings all of the great features that were found in the SC-05 mid-level receiver introduced a decade ago back to the fold, along with a better DAC.
When Edifier sent me an e-mail with the title "$100 speakers that don't suck," my first thought was: challenge accepted! They're about $130/pr. in Canada with a straight price conversion, so they still fall into the sub-$150 category. What could I expect? A lot, apparently.
I heard the name Roksan when I was growing up in Australia. Some of my friends' parents owned the company's CD player and integrated amps, usually coupled with the Dual turntable, wired with Monster Cables, and set up with Monitor Audio speakers. I never really had the chance to carefully listen to the systems, but I remember wondering why so many people were buying that combination.