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Qualcomm Commits to Sound Quality in Next-Gen Audio Gadgets

Qualcomm says your next wireless speaker system will be smarter, faster and sound even better thanks to its new QCS400 series System-on-a-Chip

Qualcomm Commits to Sound Quality in Next-Gen Audio Gadgets
Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth Speaker Review

We recently reviewed the Ai40 speakers from Canadian audio manufacturer Fluance. The $199 Bluetooth pair was quite a shock to our discriminating

Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth Speaker Review
KEF LSX Wireless Speaker Aims for LS50 Performance at 1/2 the Price

KEF released a smaller and more stylish wireless speaker the LSX. The LSX is a scaled-down LS50 for half the price. Is it still worth the

KEF LSX Wireless Speaker Aims for LS50 Performance at 1/2 the Price

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Qualcomm Commits to Sound Quality in Next-Gen Audio Gadgets

Qualcomm Commits to Sound Quality in Next-Gen Audio Gadgets

Chip-supplier, Qualcomm says its new QCS400 line of processors will not only make new devices run better with new and interesting features, but will introduce the best sound quality yet in the next-generation of wireless & smart speakers, soundbars and A/V receivers designed by many of your favorite brands. See what may be coming to these products.

Qualcomm says your next wireless speaker system will be smarter, faster and sound even better thanks to its new QCS400 series System-on-a-Chip (SoC). Read how this will impact many AV products.

— June 10, 2019 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Fluance Ai40 Bluetooth Speaker Review

We had the opportunity to review the Ai40 from Canadian audio manufacturer Fluance. This Bluetooth speaker pair comes with a 5 inch woofer and 1 inch ferrofluid cooled tweeter and 35 watts x2 built in amplification. At $199/pair they’re in the sweet spot for affordability vs. performance, but are they worth it? Read our detailed review and check out our YouTube video to find out.

We recently reviewed the Ai40 speakers from Canadian audio manufacturer Fluance. The $199 Bluetooth pair was quite a shock to our discriminating ear palate. To find out if it was good or bad read on.

— April 28, 2019 20:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

KEF LSX Wireless Speaker Aims for LS50 Performance at 1/2 the Price

KEF LSX Wireless Speaker Aims for LS50 Performance at 1/2 the Price

With the new LSX wireless speakers, KEF seeks to repeat the success the company had with the LS50 Wireless. Smaller and more stylish, the LSX delivers a scaled-down LS50 experience for half the price. A proprietary wireless inter-speaker connection offers placement flexibility while enabling the wire-free installation that customers have come to expect from Sonos and similar home audio products. Read on to learn more.

KEF released a smaller and more stylish wireless speaker the LSX. The LSX is a scaled-down LS50 for half the price. Is it still worth the $1,100/pr price tag? Read on to find out.

— January 30, 2019 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Atlantic Technology Crashes Multi-Room Party With Its Gatecrasher 1 Smart Speaker

Atlantic Technology Crashes Multi-Room Party With Its Gatecrasher 1 Smart Speaker

The new Atlantic Technology Gatecrasher 1 is the first in a series of smart, multi-room wireless speakers from the company. The $499 Wi-Fi and bluetooth-enabled tabletop speaker is a 2.1-channel design with a premium look and high-performance aspirations. Will the Gatecrasher 1 have what it takes to carve out a niche in the increasingly crowded multi-room speaker market?

The new Atlantic Technology Gatecrasher 1 is the first in a series of smart, multi-room wireless speakers from the company. For $499, you get a 2.1 speaker ready to play all your music in style.

— January 07, 2019 23:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Wireless Speakers Bring Premium Sound To Roku TVs

Wireless Speakers Bring Premium Sound To Roku TVs

Roku’s new wireless speakers represent the company’s response to the ever-growing demand for affordable sound-bars. But these speakers, which will sell for $200 when they arrive in November, are sold as a pair, allowing them to produce a real stereo soundstage that small sound-bars can’t match. The downside? They will only work with Roku capable TVs.

Roku’s new wireless speakers represent the company’s response to the ever-growing demand for affordable sound-bars. At $200/pr are they a viable alternative? Read on to find out.

— October 13, 2018 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

SVS Goes Wireless with Their New Prime Speaker & SoundBase System

SVS Goes Wireless with Their New Prime Speaker & SoundBase System

The Prime Wireless Speaker System and Prime Wireless SoundBase from SVS aim to combine audiophile sound quality with multi-room streaming audio by way of the DTS Play-Fi platform. The Prime Wireless Speaker System is a compact, powered smart speaker system selling for $600 per pair. The $500 Prime Wireless SoundBase is an integrated amp designed to provide wireless streaming capabilities to any speakers you choose. Read on to learn more.

The Prime Wireless Speaker System and SoundBase from SVS aim to combine audiophile sound quality with multi-room streaming audio by way of the DTS Play-Fi platform. Are you ready to cut the cord?

— October 06, 2018 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Harman Kardon Launches Tech-Packed Citation Series Smart Speakers

Harman Kardon Launches Tech-Packed Citation Series Smart Speakers

Harman Kardon’s Citation Series smart speakers offer high-res playback, multi-room streaming, and voice control via Google Assistant. The eight-strong range includes tabletop speakers, tower speakers, a sound-bar, surround speakers, and a powered subwoofer. Can these stylish smart speakers take on Sonos?

Harman Kardon’s Citation Series smart speakers offer high-res playback, multi-room streaming, and voice control via Google Assistant. Do they have what it takes to take on SONOS?

— September 21, 2018 06:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (L) ‘Home Audio Hub’ Vies For A Place In Your Living Room

Cambridge Audio Yoyo (L) ‘Home Audio Hub’ Vies For A Place In Your Living Room

Cambridge Audio’s $399 Yoyo (L) is an all-in-one home audio system designed to take pride of place in your living room. Half sound-bar, half wireless Chromecast and bluetooth speaker, the Yoyo (L) features a unique form factor that might make or break its success. Conspicuously lacking voice control, can the Yoyo (L) take on “smarter” speakers from Sonos and Polk?

Cambridge Audio’s $399 Yoyo(L) is an all-in-one home audio system designed to take pride of place in your living room. Can its unique form factor make it a viable alternative to "smarter" speakers?

— September 12, 2018 07:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Dayton Audio MK402BT Bluetooth Speaker Review

Dayton Audio MK402BT Bluetooth Speaker Review

Looking for a pair of budget bluetooth speakers that actually perform well? We got a chance to do a full review of Dayton Audio's MK402BT Bluetooth speakers and liked what we saw and heard. For under $100/pair you get all the upscale audiophile features of Dayton Audio's passive MK402 speakers along with a 20 watts per channel amplifier. These aren't the typical mediocre plastic wireless computer speakers you find at most department stores. Instead, the Dayton MK402BT is a high-quality speaker with decent bass extension that almost defies its asking price.

Looking for a respectable pair of budget bluetooth speakers? The Dayton Audio's $98/pair MK402BT Bluetooth speakers sound great and crush the typical department store competitors. Read our review.

— August 19, 2018 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Polk Assist Voice Enabled Google Smart Speaker

Polk Assist Voice Enabled Google Smart Speaker

Thinking of buying a Google Home in the near future? You may want to check out the new Polk Assist with Google smart technology and a Chromecast built in! With hands free control and easy integration with other Chromecast and Polk home theater devices this new assistant may be just what you're looking for.

Thinking of buying a Google Home in the near future? You may want to check out the new Polk Assist with Google smart technology and a Chromecast built in! Read on to find out more.

— May 11, 2018 10:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Dayton Audio MK402BT Audiophile Powered Bluetooth Speakers Only $100 Pair?!?

Dayton Audio MK402BT Audiophile Powered Bluetooth Speakers Only $100 Pair?!?

We're seeing a preponderance of wireless Bluetooth speakers flooding the market right now that are either complete garbage or priced higher than most people want to spend for an office or spare bedroom. Enter Dayton Audio with their MK402 Powered Bluetooth 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers. They are based on the MK402 passive speakers which offer commendable value and performance. These powered versions should be great performers for under $100/pair making them about the only game in town at this price!

Dayton Audio recently released their new MK402BT Bluetooth Speakers. For $98/pair you get a high quality set of Bluetooth speakers with incredible sound quality and an outstanding feature set. Read on

— April 10, 2018 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Edifier S2000 Pro Bluetooth Powered Speaker Review

Edifier S2000 Pro Bluetooth Powered Speaker Review

The Edifier S2000 Pro wireless two-way bookshelf speakers are a beautifully crafted fully active design with state of the art Class D amplification and DAC’s from Texas Instruments, a rigid 5.5” black anodized aluminum cone woofer and a planar magnetic tweeter in a horn loaded waveguide. They feature Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX for near CD quality streaming as well as balanced inputs. Edifier wants to give everyone the opportunity to be an “audiophile” with these speakers. Read our review and watch our YouTube video to see if they successfully pulled it off at only $400/pair.

The Edifier S2000 Pro wireless active bookshelf speakers feature state of the art electronics and drivers. Read on to see if Edifier delivers on giving everyone the opportunity to be an "audiophile".

— March 20, 2018 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

SVS Cuts the Cord with their Prime Wireless Speaker System

SVS Cuts the Cord with their Prime Wireless Speaker System

In 2015 we rated SVS' Prime Bookshelf Speakers in our top seven $500/pair bookshelf speakers available. SVS has cut the cord with an active version; the SVS Prime Wireless Bookshelf Speaker System. With a ton of input and streaming options and 50 watts/4 Class D biamplification, this small setup packs a lot of punch for its size with the added convenience of cutting the cord to go wireless. Oh did we forget to tell you, the price is still $500/ pair! Check out our detailed YouTube video interview for even more great details on these new speakers from SVS.

SVS cut the cord with their Prime Wireless Bookshelf speaker. With a ton of input and streaming options and 50 watts/4 Class D biamplification, this small setup looks to be a great deal at $500/pair.

— February 27, 2018 08:30 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Google's Home Max Speaker: Impressive Sound, Strong Features, High Price

Google's Home Max Speaker: Impressive Sound, Strong Features, High Price

Home Max expands on Google's 2016 release of Google Home, a smaller and more affordable speaker designed to compete with Amazon's Echo, which uses that company's Alexa personal assistant technology. Launching in December, Home Max will be bigger, heavier version of Home and Google promises it will sound much better too.

Home Max expands upon Google's 2016 release of Google Home, a smaller, more affordable speaker designed to compete with Amazon's Echo, which uses that company's Alexa personal assistant technology.

Brandon Dimmel — October 29, 2017 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews