With retro looks, modern sound, and a bargain price tag, these lightweight, over-the-ear headphones offer smooth and clean sounds with a wide soundstage. If you prefer something a little less ’80s, they come in a toned-down gray, and a mod white and blue combo.
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The ATH-M50xBT is the Bluetooth variant of Audio-Technica’s popular and affordable M50x studio monitors. The headphones feature touch controls and buttons for playback and activating Siri or Google Assistant, and also has a built-in mic. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge.
Anker improves on its popular Nebula Capsule portable projector. It now projects a 720p screen, has Google Chromecast and Google Assistant built-in, charges fast via USB-C, and has 1-second autofocus. It still lets you access Android apps and plug-in via HDMI and USB.
Some of the best bookshelf speakers we’ve ever heard, the A300s push out tremendous volume with crystal clarity. They feature built-in amplification, Bluetooth, RCA, XLR, and optical inputs, and punch out frequencies from 40Hz to 40kHz. Read our full review on Technabob.
Decibullz’s Black Diamond are true wireless earphones that you custom fit yourself. Dip the earpieces in hot water, put them on the earphones and then in your ears. The earpieces will hold their shape until you reheat them. The earphones last up 6h per charge.
Nexi Tech shows us how to make some truly unique speakers using value-priced parts. The electronics are set into organic looking enclosures designed by Ondra Chotovinsky. The 3D printer he used is the $500 Creality3D CR 10S, which makes great big prints cheap.
Devialet’s one-of-a-kind Phantom speakers are as huge as they are pricey. But the entry-level Phantom Reactor is at least within a mortal’s reach. The speaker packs the same room-filling, distortion-free sound as its bigger brothers, but in a smaller and less costly package.
JBL revisits one of its most famous and bestselling speakers, updating its cabinet and drivers. The L100 Classic looks strikingly like the L100 bookshelf speakers from the ’70s, but it has an improved tweeter and dome. Available with an orange, black or blue grille.
Soundwave toy inferior, DIY Soundwave boombox superior. I Like to Make Stuff made a boombox-sized Bluetooth speaker that looks like his favorite Transformer, the Decepticon’s Soundwave. As he said, you can choose to tackle the project in a simpler way than he did.
Bang & Olufsen’s typically stylish Besound Edge is a disc-shaped dual sided speaker that has a 10″ woofer as well as a 4″ driver and a 0.75″ tweeter on either side. Its volume can be adjusted by a remote control or by rocking the speaker. Drops 11/2018 for $3500.
The ATH-CKR7TW are Audio Technica’s first truly wireless in-ear headphones. True to the brand, they didn’t skimp on audio quality. The 11mm drivers are constructed with materials that reduce distortion, and it has a built-in DAC and amp to ensure depth and clarity.
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