The latest version of Harman Kardon’s Aura Bluetooth speaker features an undulating, wave-like design under its dome that not only helps produce enveloping, 360º audio, but produces beautiful ambient lighting effect. It packs in six mid-high drivers, and a subwoofer, along with two 15W amps and one 100W amp.
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This top-rated Bluetooth speaker is perfect for outdoor use – even in the swimming pool. The Barnacle Vibe 2.0 is completely sealed from water, and can play music with or without a sound source, thanks to its built-in 8GB of iTunes-compatible storage. Runs for up to 8 hours on a charge, and mounts just about anywhere.
This useful desktop accessory gives your computer display a 3″ lift, while also boosting your audio. It’s got a USB-powered amplifier, two 2″ high/mid drivers, and a 4″ woofer, all in a single box that costs less than 40 bucks. Holds monitors and all-in-one computers weighing up to 22 lb. It also has headphone and mic jacks on front.
Helm Audio took the high-end audio of a THX-certified AAA amplifier and crunched it down into a pocket-sized gadget. The DB12 AAAMP boosts power for planar magnetics and high-impedance headphones with a bare minimum of distortion. It’s ideal for smartphone and laptop users, and runs for up to 6 hours on a charge.
Audioengine’s powered bookshelf speakers crank out 150 watts of power, and feature aramid fiber woofers and silk tweeters for crisp, punchy, and clean audio. They come in wired or Bluetooth wireless versions, with black or white lacquer or natural bamboo finishes. They’re especially awesome as computer speakers.
Milwaukee Tool’s 2951-20 job site audio system features a rugged housing that’s water and dust resistant. It has AM and FM radio tuners, a backlit LCD clock, and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices. When plugged in, it doubles as a charger for M12 batteries for Milwaukee’s cordless power tools.
X-Creation likes to put speakers into a kinds of unlikely places. After building a wheelbarrow boombox, he created a stereo sound system by making cutouts in a pair of gas cylinder bottles, and installing speakers, crossovers, wiring, and sound-reactive lighting inside.
Planar magnetic drivers are known for their precise and detailed sound reproduction, but they’re typically reserved for big over-the-ear headphones. Linsoul brings the tech to an in-ear monitor, offering an incredible 5Hz to 50kHz frequency response range. Special price available from Drop for a limited time.
Sonos’ soundbar kicks out immersive home theater audio, with an ultra-wide soundstage and Dolby Atmos support. Its Trueplay tech optimizes it to the acoustics of your room, and it’s got AirPlay 2, Alexa, and Google Assistant built in. Pair it with a Sonos Sub for more boom, and two One SL satellites for even deeper surround.
Want to produce your own music or perform live electronic concerts? Ableton Live is the production tool of choice of the pros. This series of seven courses will help you learn everything you need to know, from basic recording, to controlling MIDI devices, to editing, to DJ-ing. Another bargain from The Awesomer Shop.
SIVGA’s headphones offer exceptional sound and style for less than a hundred bucks. Their open back design produces a wide soundstage, and and they have real wood shells, detachable audio cables, a padded leather headband, and swivel earcups which can rotate up to 180º for single-ear monitoring.
Skullcandy’s basic Bluetooth headphones are such a bargain you can keep several spare pairs in case you lose one. They offer up to 6 hours of playtime per charge, kick out clean and crisp sounds, and have an inline microphone for making phone calls. Save 56% in The Awesomer Shop.
A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a waterproof Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, cranks out powerful bass, and doubles as a carrying case for small items. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge and has a USB charging port inside.
At first glance, this hurricane lamp looks like a classic oil lantern, but it’s actually packed with modern technology, using a vintage style LED bulb as its light source, and cranking out tunes from its Bluetooth speaker. Its light is dimmable and burns for up to seven hours, while its speaker plays for up to five hours per charge.
While you’re working from home, you might not be thinking too much about the gear you’ll need when you eventually head back out into the world. But Everyday Carry has some great ideas for items that are useful both at home and in the field, along with some great productivity tips for WFH living.
Victrola’s turntable audio system features linen-wrapped wooden enclosures for both its record player and stereo speakers. It offers 50-watts of amplification, and can play vinyl at 33 1/3, 45 and 78 speeds. You can also stream music to its speakers via Bluetooth. It’s also available in oak and white variants directly from Victrola.
Based on the 1984 classic lightweight headphones, Koss and Drop teamed up to build a new version, designed for better durability, with modern components, and an inline mic for calls. They weigh just 2 ounces, and have an adjustable comfort band, and offer an impressive 15 Hz–25 kHz frequency response.
Give your ears a treat with GSK’s lightweight in-ear headphones, which offer clean sounds without wires. With Bluetooth 5.0 + EDR connectivity, you’ll get clear audio, and 4 to 6 hours of playtime per charge. They’re a great, low-price alternative to AirPods, and 70% off their original price in The Awesomer Shop.
Luxury electronics maker Bang & Olufsen presents a special edition of its Beoplay A9 living room speaker. Designed in collaboration with pop artist Daniel Arsham, this model takes advantage of its circular shape, replacing the solid color face with an image inspired by the artist’s cratered blue moon globe.
There are a million different Bluetooth speakers out there, so in a quest to create something a little different, woodworker Matt Jordan decided to build one out of a hunk of wood from an apple tree. Watch as he turns the log on his lathe, adding coffee grounds and colorful powder along the way to give the finished piece a dramatic look.
This ridiculously powerful boombox cranks out up to 1000 watts of power via its two 4″ tweeters and four 8″ woofers, for seriously banging bass. It’s got built-in Bluetooth connectivity, runs for up to 12h per charge, and doubles as a guitar amp. Our favorite style is the graffiti pattern.
Enthusiast gear retailer DROP teamed up with THX to create the ultimate Bluetooth headphone. These cans have phase-correct planar ribbon drivers, a low-noise THX AAA amplifier circuit, and Sony’s LDAC wireless codec to produce audiophile sound without wires. They offer 30+ hour battery life, and can be run via a passive wired connection.
This unusual guitar effects pedal changes its sound based on whatever liquid you pour into it. Unscrew the watertight lid, pour in the beverage of your choice, and the conductive properties of said liquid will influence signal gain, while its opacity affects the equalization of the sound. Demo video here. (Thanks Mike!)
Take your audio and video streams anywhere – with or without a wireless signal. Audials One 2020 is a Windows application that can record and save high quality streams from a variety of streaming music, video, and online radio stations, so you can keep and play them back any time. Save 66% in The Awesomer Shop.
This hefty Bluetooth speaker cranks out 40-watts of power, and sounds better than speakers costing much more. It’s the perfect party speaker, with big bass and crisp highs, a convenient carrying handle, and excellent battery life, running up to 40 hours on a charge.
Vizio’s top-of-the-line 5.1.4 audio system for 2020 packs 18 drivers. The P514a features rotating speakers which automatically angle upwards when watching Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content. It’s also got built-in Chromecast and DTS Virtual:X support. It comes with two surround speakers and a wireless 8-inch subwoofer.
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