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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

RBH Sound Sidekick Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

RBH Sound Sidekick Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

RBH Sound introduced their first portable Bluetooth speaker armed with a Class D amplifier rated at 10 watts/ch and dual 45 mm drivers in stereo configuration with a patent pending oval 70mm bass radiator for extended bass. The Sidekick incorporated Bluetooth 4.0 for up to 33 ft of range, supports MP3 and WMA file formats via the microSD reader, and has a play time rated up to 6 hours. Is this product a Sidekick or Superhero in its category? Read on to find and be sure to watch our Youtube Video review.

RBH Sound Sidekick is their first portable 4.0 Bluetooth speaker armed with a powerful amplifier, dual stereo drivers and passive radiator for extended bass. Sidekick or Superhero? Read our review.

— October 23, 2017 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Bang & Olufsen Unveils BeoSound Shape Wireless System

Bang & Olufsen Unveils BeoSound Shape Wireless System

The BeoSound Shape System by Bang & Olufsen is a unique modular wireless speaker system that can be infinitely customized to fit your room and your personal sense of style. The speaker system consists of hexagonal tiles with either speakers built in or dampening material letting you simultaneously fill any room with sound while contouring the sonic footprint for the room using stylish, decorative tiles. We got a chance to check them out at the 2017 CEDIA Expo so read on for more details.

Bang & Olufsen unveiled the BeoSound Shape system, a unique modular speaker system that can be infinitely customized to fit your room and your personal sense of style. But is it worth the price?

Brandon Dimmel — September 21, 2017 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth Speaker Review

V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth Speaker Review

V-MODA has brought some impressive headphones to market over the last several years and this is the company's very first try at a portable Bluetooth speaker. The speaker carries an unexpected feature of doubling as a portable headphone amplifier that might be a great fit for those who travel constantly. It's by no means a budget speaker but does it live up to V-MODA standards? Let's find out!

The V-MODA REMIX Bluetooth Speaker not only offers good sound quality and battery life but features a portable headphone amplifier which is useful for those who travel constantly. Read our review.

— August 16, 2017 19:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Apple’s New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo

Apple’s New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo

One of the most important announcements at Apple's WWDC event yesterday was HomePod, a home networked speaker system with smart features that position it as a cross between Sonos and Amazon Echo. HomePod is a seven-inch tall speaker with seven built-in tweeters an upward firing woofer and six microphones. It packs the same A8 processor used in the iPhone. Will HomePod be a threat the Amazon Echo? Read on to find out.

Apple unveiled the aptly named HomePod, a speaker that stands seven inches tall and designed to go up against the Amazon Echo but promises better sound quality. Is it worth $350 asking price? Read on.

Brandon Dimmel — June 06, 2017 23:52 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

iClever BoostSound BTS09 Bluetooth Speaker Review

iClever BoostSound BTS09 Bluetooth Speaker Review

iClever BTS09 is a portable battery powered Bluetooth speaker. It might not be the most attractive looking speaker, but it really throws out sound at high volumes. We'll got a closer look at another budget portable speaker just in time for summer, when we're about to be inundated with new offerings in this highly competitive and relatively new area for audio equipment. See how the iClever BoostSound BTS09 bluetooth speaker (what a mouthful) performed in our hands on review.

The iClever BTS09 bluetooth speaker is durable enough to throw into a backpack for travel and you can be confident it will play loud enough to cut through even the most boisterous party atmosphere.

— May 23, 2017 13:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Archeer A320 2.1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Archeer A320 2.1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Looking for a great portable Bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds? We did a full test on the Archeer A320 2.1 channel portable Bluetooth speaker and were impressed by the incredible amounts of low end bass from this little unit. With a beautiful bamboo finish and easy connectivity the A320 is a no brainer, especially at their limited time pricing of $79.99. It's rare that we say this, but this deal is unbeatable!

We tested the Archeer A320 portable Bluetooth speaker and were impressed by the low end bass from this little unit. With a beautiful bamboo finish and easy connectivity at $79.99, it's unbeatable.

— November 15, 2016 07:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

KEF LS50 Wireless Active Speaker System Preview

KEF LS50 Wireless Active Speaker System Preview

If you had a product as successful as KEF's LS50, how would you improve upon it? How about making it a fully active speaker system, adding dual mono amps and dual DACs to each channel, and a killer streaming preamp in a footprint that isn't much larger than the original. KEF's new LS50 all-in-one wireless speaker system is all this and more. Designed to celebrate the company's 55th anniversary, we think the LS50 Wireless Speaker is going to be a real winner. Read on for our in-depth preview.

The KEF LS50 wireless is an all-in-one active speaker system featuring dual 24/192 DACs, dual-mono amps, and dedicated DSP crossover per speaker. A killer audiophile system in a small footprint?

— October 18, 2016 16:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

RIVA WAND Arena and Festival Wireless Speaker Preview

RIVA WAND Arena and Festival Wireless Speaker Preview

Riva Audio announced the release of their new line of multiroom wireless speakers at the 2016 CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas. The new WAND series includes the RIVA Festival for $499 and the smaller RIVA Arena for $249. With lots of competition from well know companies such as Sonos, Sony and Bose in this market will Riva be a serious competitor in this crowded field? Read on to find out.

Riva Audio announced their new line of multi-room wireless speakers at CEDIA 2016 and we got to listen. The new WAND series includes the RIVA Festival for $499 and the smaller RIVA Arena for $249.

— October 02, 2016 16:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

XOUNTS UP Wireless Ambiance Speaker Review

XOUNTS UP Wireless Ambiance Speaker Review

XOUNTS is looking to redefine the wireless speaker market with their new Ambiance Speaker system by providing a spectacle of sound and light to satiate all of your senses. XOUNTS UP is an obelisk shaped device standing roughly 42" tall that can blend into any room decor thanks to its fully customizable skins you design and submit to the manufacturer before ordering. Starting at $379 (introductory price), you can have the base unit with bluetooth capability to stream your favorite tunes to a stunning light show that will surely get the attention of your guests. How does XOUNTS perform? Read on to find out and don't miss our YouTube Video review.

XOUNTS is looking to redefine the wireless speaker market with their new Ambiance Speaker system by providing a spectacle of sound and light to satiate your senses. Read on to see how it performs.

— September 04, 2016 13:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Review

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Review

Audioholics reviewed the new Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi speaker this week and the old adage “Good things come in small packages” couldn’t be truer here. This $300 Hi-Fi wireless speaker has elegant styling and great sound and is easy to set up and use. But, can it compete in a crowded market of name brand companies like Sony and Bose? Read on to find out and be sure to watch our YouTube video review.

The Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi speaker is a great addition to a home or office looking for a compact device to deliver music with a multitude of streaming options all for $300. Read on to find out more.

— July 27, 2016 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Review

Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Review

The B&W Zeppelin Wireless line has evolved, losing the iPod dock in favor of a mostly all-wireless design. Although the form factor has remained largely unchanged, this football-shaped amplified speaker packs huge sound in a relatively small package. The Zeppelin Wireless’s flexible setup with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity makes this forward-looking speaker a delight even with its hefty price tag.

The Zeppelin Wireless Speaker by Bowers and Wilkins is an all-wireless design boasting both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. It provides deep rich sound in a relatively small, yet interesting package.

Eric Shelton — May 26, 2016 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Oppo Sonica WiFi Speaker System Preview

Oppo Sonica WiFi Speaker System Preview

You know that Oppo makes great headphones, and their Blu-ray players are so good that most of our reviewers use them in their reference systems. Oppo obviously isn't resting on their laurels as evident that they partnered up with Dirac, a leading Room Correction company, to announce their new Sonica Wi-Fi Speakers with Dirac room correction. Two great companies collectively working on a product should mean a great Wi-Fi speaker. read on to find out.

In the market for a high fidelity Wi-Fi speaker? Oppo partnered with Dirac to announce their new Sonica Wi-Fi Speakers with Dirac room correction technology. Read on to find out more.

— May 24, 2016 00:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Emotiva Airmotiv 3b Bluetooth Speaker Review

Emotiva Airmotiv 3b Bluetooth Speaker Review

Desktop audio is generally a letdown. But leave it to Emotiva to come up with a desktop speaker that defies conventional wisdom. Emotiva's Airmotiv 3b is two way, front-ported speaker that is great-souding, chest-thumping, and takes up minimal real-estate while also being kind on your wallet. What more could you ask for? How about both wired and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a 60 watt stereo amplifier, aptX codec support, and 32-bit DSP. Read on to see why this small-sized wireless powerhouse left us impressed.

The Emotiva Airmotiv 3b is a two-way, Bluetooth 2.0 wireless speaker with 3/4" tweeter, a 3" long-throw woofer, MDF cabinetry, a stereo 60 watt Class D amplifier. How do they sound? Read our review.

— March 15, 2016 09:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews