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Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, moves westward towards Florida. Photo credit: NOAA

Hurricanes and disasters: The case for Radio

Hurricane Harvey has flooded Houston and devastated a large swath of Texas. On the horizon, hurricane Irma—the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history—has...
Anypro headset stand for headphones and smart devices

Anypro headphone stand: Smart design, budget price

The Anypro aluminum headphone stand is versatile, well-built, and modestly priced headphone stand that will support full sized headphones to ear buds and double as a stand for your smart device.
Adding two or more subwoofers to your setup will give you better and smoother bass response.

What’s the best location for a subwoofer in my room?

Today's questions are a follow-up from our friend Nalin, an Anthem AVM 60 user. We previously answered Nalin's question about the proper way to...
How to calibrate dual subs with Anthem's AVM 60 pre-pro and MRX receivers

How to calibrate dual subwoofers on an Anthem AVM 60 and MRX Receivers

Today's question comes from one of our readers, Nalin, who asked about the best way to calibrate dual subwoofers using an Anthem AVM 60...
1More quad driver packaging

1More Quad Driver in-ear-headphones arrive for review

If our previous experience is any indicator, then we're really excited about 1More's new quad driver in-ear-monitor headphones. 1More shipped us a pre-production engineering sample...
Rotel's RAP-1580 Dolby Atmos processor

Rotel launches RAP-1580 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround processor

When new audio technologies launch, big box store brands are the first to adopt. Venerable hi-fi brands usually come along later making sure they've...
V-Moda's custom caps come in precious metals too.

V-Moda Forza In-Ear Sports Headphone Review

We love V-Moda's headphones. Comfort, stellar build quality, customizability, and superb sound (though with a bit of extra bass emphasis) stand as hallmarks of...
Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray universal disc player

Oppo Announces UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-Ray Universal Disc Player

Videophiles with audiophile blood, your wait is over. Oppo Digital today announced their long-awaited 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-203. The UDP-203A is the successor...
Oppo HA-2SE portable headphone amplifier and DAC

Oppo HA-2SE portable headphone amp and DAC preview

Oppo has announced the HA-2SE, an upgraded version of the company's award-winning HA-2 portable headphone amplifier and DAC. The updated model follows the same physical styling and...
The PowerGear Sound has a custom-molded insert that is designed to hold PowerBeats.

MyCharge PowerGear Sound wireless headphone charger review

With Apple’s iPhone 7 eliminating the trusty headphone jack, several companies, including venerable high end audio makers, have announced Bluetooth wireless versions of their headphones. While...
V-Moda Forza wired sports headphones

V-Moda Launches Forza, Metallo, and Metallo Wireless headphones

V-Moda knows how to make a killer pair of headphones. Style, sound, customizability, and just plain fun are part of every pair of V-Moda...
The SB16-Ultra is a sealed design while the PB-16 Ultra is triple-ported.

SVS launches SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra Subwoofers

SVS' new SB16-Ultra and PB16-Ultra subwoofers are the most powerful subwoofers in the company's history delivering over 5,000 watts.
The massive DDoS Internet attack has serious implications for audiophiles

The recent Internet outage is a severe warning to Audiophiles

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that hit the United States on Friday, October 21st. has been well documented in a number of...
Meze 11 Neo in ear headphones

Meze 11 Neo in-ear-headphones review

Meze's 11 Neo headphones are a follow-up to the Romanian-based company's highly successful 99 Classics over-the-ear headphone. I've tried Meze's previous offerings and I've...
The P9 Signature's headband and magnetic ear cups are crafted from the finest Italian Saffiano leather.

Bowers & Wilkins announces P9 Signature headphones

Bowers and Wilkins has certainly had a busy few months, releasing a wireless version of their P7 over-the-ear headphones, an updated version of their...
SVS Prime Elevation Speaker

SVS Launches Prime Elevation Speakers

SVS has announced their new Prime Elevation Speakers, a single speaker versatile enough to be used for any speaker channel—including Dolby Atmos.
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2

Bowers & Wilkins announces P3 Series 2 portable headphones

Bowers & Wilkins has launched P3 Series 2 on-ear, portable headphones for audiophiles with a black leather finish and new drive unit for better performance.
Anthem's CEDIA 2016 booth

Anthem announces STR Integrated Amplifier

Anthem, Canada's venerable high-end audio manufacturer has re-entered the two-channel space in a major way with the introduction of the new STR Integrated Amplifier. Anthem...
Tidal Music Service

Tidal streaming music service posts huge losses

Tidal, musican Jay-Z's CD-quality streaming music service, doubled its net losses in 2015 according to the Wall Street Journal. The net loss amounted to 239 million Swedish kronor...
Yamaha WX-010 wireless speaker

Yamaha starts shipping new lineup of MusicCast wireless audio products

Yamaha has started shipping its expanded lineup of  MusicCast wireless multiroom-audio products. The compact WX-010 wireless speaker, WXA-50 streaming amplifier, WXC-50 streaming preamplifier, R-N402 Hi-Fi network...

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