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Recent Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

KEF MUO Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

KEF MUO Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Looking for a great sounding portable Bluetooth speaker? The KEF MUO might be for you. We were impressed with the ability to link two MUO speakers together to play in stereo with each speaker playing left or right channels all without ANY cords. Portable, functional, great aesthetics and a name like KEF to back it up are all great selling points for this not so inexpensive but potent little wireless speaker system. Read our review and be sure to check out our YouTube video overview for further insights.

I was blown away by the sound coming from the KEF MUO wireless bluetooth speakers at CEDIA last year that I just had to review them synced as a stereo pair.

— February 19, 2016 01:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Harman Voyager Drive Portable Auto Audio System Preview

Harman Voyager Drive Portable Auto Audio System Preview

Harman introduced a concept portable speaker system that transitions from your office to your car and even on the go with their new Voyager Drive at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The Voyager Drive is an ingenious full-range portable Bluetooth speaker system personalized to fit consumers’ active lifestyles in and out of their vehicle. Consisting of an in the dash car audio speaker area, a mobile saucer speaker, and an in the back portable bass box, the Voyager Drive give consumers the opportunity to take their music with them virtually anywhere. Read on to learn more and be sure to watch our YouTube Video overview to get all of the details.

Harman introduced their Voyager Drive this week at CES- A portable speaker system that transitions from your office to your car and on the go. Read on for more information in this ingenious device.

— January 20, 2016 14:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speaker Preview

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speaker Preview

Want a powered set of speakers worthy of using as your sole stereo system? The Audioengine HD6 speakers might be for you. Audioengine unveiled their new powered set of speakers at the 2016 CES Show in Las Vegas. We were impressed with their versatility and sound. Be sure to check out our YouTube video overview to get our full report on what we thought about them.

Audioengine unveiled their new powered set of speakers the HD6 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. We were impressed with their versatility and sound. Will you be? Read on and watch our YouTube video.

— January 19, 2016 15:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Fluance Fi50 Two-Way Hi-Fi Wireless Speaker System Review

Fluance Fi50 Two-Way Hi-Fi Wireless Speaker System Review

The Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth wireless speaker system sporting dual 5" concentric drivers with silk dome tweeters, and 40 watts of amplifier power (continuous rating) promises high fidelity audio with the convenience of a compact form factor. Armed with 2.1 + EDR, aptX codec for uncompromised streaming capabilities, 2.1A USB charging input, and a sleek design make this a potentially awesome solution that belies its asking price. How can they pack this much tech into an attractive package (with MDF finish options) for under $200? Read on and check out our recently added YouTube Video review to find out how we liked it.

The Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth wireless speaker system with 2.1 + EDR, aptX codec, USB charging input, 40 Watts power and sleek design make this an awesome compact solution that belies its asking price.

— January 10, 2016 21:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Play-Fi Wireless Speaker Lineup Preview

MartinLogan Play-Fi Wireless Speaker Lineup Preview

MartinLogan, much like sister company Paradigm, has gone all in with DTS Play-Fi products. At CEDIA 2014 both companies announced that they were going to release Play-Fi speakers, and at CEDIA 2015 they were on display. MartinLogan now has four Play-Fi products, the Crescendo tabletop speaker, Bravado bookshelf speaker, Motion Vision X soundbar, and Forte wireless amplifier. While these products very closely mimic what Paradigm offers, MartinLogan chose to create products with just a bit more attention to modern style and performance. Check out our recently added YouTube video overview @ CES 2016 discussing how ARC can be used for any subwoofer.

MartinLogan's Play-Fi offerings blend high-performance with luxury aesthetics with the convenience of wireless. For the discriminating consumer, there may not be a better option on the market.

— November 22, 2015 14:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

KEF MUO Portable Speaker Preview

KEF MUO Portable Speaker Preview

The MUO is an ingenuous portable speaker system from KEF that utilizes Bluetooth, Lithium ion batteries, and 2 x 50mm full range Uni-Q drivers and 1 Auxiliary Bass Radiator to give good sound out a small portable unit. It packs quite a punch that Ronda Rousey better take care to notice. A formal review is in the works but for now check out some of the details in this product preview.

Thanks to a clever new compact version of KEF’s Uni-Q ‘point source’ driver array and a powerful bass radiator, the Muo portable bluetooth speaker packs quite a punch. Ronda Rousey better watch out!

— November 15, 2015 08:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Paradigm Premium Wireless Play-Fi Series Speakers/Amp Preview

Paradigm Premium Wireless Play-Fi Series Speakers/Amp Preview

At CEDIA 2014, Paradigm and MartinLogan announced that they were going to develop DTS Play-Fi enabled wireless products. At CEDIA 2015, they delivered. Paradigm was showcasing three Play-Fi products, the PW 800 speaker, PW 600 speaker, PW Link pre-amplifier, and the PW AMP amplifier. Paradigm’s Play-Fi offerings are unique from anything else on the market because they all use Anthem Room Correction (ARC). Unlike similar room correction offerings that use the mic built into your phone, ARC uses an actual separate calibration microphone. Read on for pictures, pricing, and details.

Paradigm's Play-Fi enabled Premium Wireless series PW600 & PW800 speakers and PW Amp sets itself apart with the inclusion of Anthem Room Correction and premium components. Wireless audiophile rejoice!

— November 03, 2015 14:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth Speakers Review

Ruark Audio MR1 Bluetooth Speakers Review

It's been almost two years since this company introduced their famous MR1 Bluetooth Speakers and they are still receiving good feedback from customers all over the globe. With an optional battery pack, remote control, and of course Bluetooth streaming with aptX technology for CD quality streaming; this little set of speakers deserves a look. Our recently added youTube video review gives you a full report on our audio experience with these little gems. The only question remains is what will you use them for? Desktop audio for your PC, gaming, portable audio for beach and picnic functions, or ALL of the above?

Ruark Audio's compact MR1 Bluetooth speaker system with aptX for enhanced audio is designed to work well across multiple applications and meet all of your streaming and portable music needs.

— September 06, 2015 08:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

BenQ treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker Preview

BenQ treVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker Preview

BenQ has long been known as a quality brand when it comes to projectors. Imagine our surprise when their new product for CES 2015 turned out to be a Bluetooth speaker - an electrostatic one at that. We imagine this might be one of the best sounding portable speakers ever to hit the market. The only problems we anticipate are the fragility of the electrostatic wings and off-axis response. We are anxious to get a hold of a review sample to give you a full report. At $299, the treVolo looks like a very interesting product for BenQ.

BenQ's new treVolo is a Bluetooth-enabled, battery-powered, portable speaker with electrostatic drivers. At $299, this may be the best sounding portable speaker on the market. Read our preview.

— December 29, 2014 11:30 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

DD Audio PM151 Powered Speakers and ABC10 Subwoofer Review

DD Audio PM151 Powered Speakers and ABC10 Subwoofer Review

The DD Audio PM151 powered monitor and ABC10 subwoofer are well priced and capable of substantial output for near field listening. This home audio offering from a company often associated with car audio is in line with their long history of good sound at a good price. Although not perfect, this full range powered monitor system is a good value and offers some features not typically found in studio monitors. Check out our recently added Youtube Video Review of this system.

The DD Audio PM151 powered monitor and ABC10 subwoofer are well priced and capable of substantial output for near field listening. See our written review and youtube video of this speaker system.

— December 27, 2014 08:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Crazybaby Mars Portable Flying Bluetooth Speaker Preview

Crazybaby Mars Portable Flying Bluetooth Speaker Preview

Are you ready for a close encounter of the third kind? The Crazybaby Mars is a portable speaker inspired by alien technology with an aluminum saucer that, literally, floats above it's base station while providing aptX Bluetooth for CD-quality sound, a built-in microphone, wireless linking of multiple units, and auto-volume feature that increase volume when you move away from the unit. This portable speaker can also recharge your devices from it's portable battery.

Preview: The Crazybaby Mars is a portable speaker inspired by alien technology with an aluminum saucer that floats above it's base station while providing aptX Bluetooth for CD-quality sound.

— December 03, 2014 06:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

McIntosh MXA70 Desktop Integrated Audio System Preview

McIntosh MXA70 Desktop Integrated Audio System Preview

At CEDIA 2014, we caught a glimpse of the McIntosh MXA70 Integrated Audio System. This desktop solution isn't just a bare-bones receiver with a couple of knockoff speakers. The MXA70 includes a high-quality headphone amp, three digital inputs capable of accepting up to 24-bit/192Hz (a fourth can accept 32-bit/192Hz), and speakers rated down to 60Hz. With cast aluminum enclosures for the speakers and the traditional McIntosh stylings (like the Output Meters), it should come as no surprise that the MXA70 commands a $6000 price tag.

Preview: At CEDIA 2014, we caught a glimpse of the McIntosh MXA70 Integrated Audio System. With cast aluminum enclosures for the speakers and the traditional McIntosh stylings the MXA70 costs $6000.

— October 04, 2014 08:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Def Tech Embraces DTS Play-Fi With New Wireless Speakers

Def Tech Embraces DTS Play-Fi With New Wireless Speakers

It seems that all manufacturers are starting to realize they need to catch up with SONOS. Def Tech has settled on the DTS Play-Fi solution. The cool thing about Play-Fi is that you can mix and match Play-Fi devices from any brand and they will work together. Plus, it works with a variety of programs including iTunes. Def Tech introduced two wireless speakers (W7 and W9), a soundbar and sub combo (W Studio), a streaming box (W Adapt), and a combo streaming box and amp (W Amp).

Def Tech introduced two wireless speakers (W7 and W9), a soundbar and sub combo (W Studio), a streaming box (W Adapt), and a combo streaming box and amp (W Amp) all with DTS Play-Fi streaming tech.

— September 18, 2014 05:15 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Polk Audio Omni DTS Play-Fi Wireless Speakers and Devices

Polk Audio Omni DTS Play-Fi Wireless Speakers and Devices

Polk Audio at CEDIA 2014 introduced its Omni Wireless Music System—designed to stream wirelessly via DTS' Play-Fi solution. Much like the Definitive Technology announcement at the same CEDIA, the Polk offerings take the forms of a couple of smaller speakers, a soundbar and sub combo, and a streaming box with the option of including amps. The advantage of the Polk offerings is that they are less expensive than the Def Tech ones. The downside is that they don't have nearly the style and, in some cases, the power of the Definitive products.

Polk Audio at CEDIA 2014 introduced its Omni Wireless Music System including a couple of smaller speakers, a soundbar and sub combo, and a streaming box with the option of including amps.

— September 13, 2014 08:05 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews