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Last Updated: 12/10/2018 08:50:01 AM EST

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WiFi HiFi Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Great Gifts for Travellers

WiFi HiFi Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Great Gifts for Travellers

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 12/10/2018 08:50:01 AM EST

 

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Beyerdynamic Debuts Beat Byrd In-Ear Headphones

Beyerdynamic Debuts Beat Byrd In-Ear Headphones

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/30/2018 07:20:02 AM EST

Shure Offers New High-Res Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable

Shure Offers New High-Res Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable

Shure has unveiled the new High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable, which provides a high-fidelity Bluetooth option for discerning listeners.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/26/2018 01:25:12 PM EST

iFi Audio Debuts xCAN Portable Headphone Amp

iFi Audio Debuts xCAN Portable Headphone Amp

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/26/2018 10:11:34 AM EST

David's Take: The Reasons I Love Parametric EQ and How Theory Audio Design Implements It

David's Take: The Reasons I Love Parametric EQ and How Theory Audio Design Implements It

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.

David Susilo Published: 10/25/2018 07:30:01 AM EST

Sonos Partners Up With The Beastie Boys For Special Edition Play:5

Sonos Partners Up With The Beastie Boys For Special Edition Play:5

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/24/2018 10:35:06 AM EST

Toronto Audiofest Brings ‘Better Sound' to the City

Toronto Audiofest Brings ‘Better Sound' to the City

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/24/2018 09:49:00 AM EST

Amazon Holds More Than Half of the Smart Speaker Market

Amazon Holds More Than Half of the Smart Speaker Market

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/23/2018 08:53:38 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Pioneer VSX-LX503 AV Receiver - It Comes Full Circle

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.

David Susilo Published: 10/22/2018 07:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

David's Take: Hands-on the Edifier R1280T Speakers - They Really Don't Suck

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.

David Susilo Published: 10/18/2018 10:23:44 AM EST

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Roksan K3 Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

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.


David Susilo Published: 10/17/2018 10:41:44 AM EST


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