Massdrop and Sennheiser are bringing back their limited edition take on the legendary HD 650 open-back headphones. The HD 6XX has the exact same neutral sound signature as HD 650, but with a navy paint and a detachable 6′ cable with a 3.5mm plug.
A limited edition version of the beloved LSR305 studio monitors. Each pair (each unit has a 5″ woofer and a 1″ tweeter) is matched to within 1dB of frequency response for incredible accuracy, and has a premium lacquer gloss finish as well as vibration isolating feet.
Electronic musicians and anyone who needs to combine audio signals will dig Bastl’s miniature mixer which provides five individual channels with up to 20dB gain each in a tiny box that runs on 4 AA batteries. It’s limited only to mono signals, but it’s still a nifty gadget. DUDE!
Like to sing in the shower? Let this shower speaker provide the backing track to your vocals. It’s waterproof and has a 3-watt amp built in for plentiful volume, and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures a clear connection while your phone sits at a safe distance away from the wet stuff.
Fresh from the UK, Q Acoustics‘ value-priced soundbar offers big sound and clean looks for your living room. It sits neatly in front of your TV, inside a cabinet, or mounts on the wall. It also works as a Bluetooth speaker with NFC support. Read our full review on Technabob.
Master & Dynamic’s first speaker has a body made of concrete composite, which dampens sound 5x better than wood and 10x better than plastic. It has two 4″ woofers, a 1.5″ tweeter, a 100W amp, optical and 3.5mm inputs, and Chromecast, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Streaming speakers with minimal monochrome color schemes and physical controls. Available in two sizes, they can play audio via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Chromecast and 3.5mm aux. They also have built-in support for Spotify and Internet radio. (Thanks Tomas!)
We went behind the scenes with Mark Levinson to learn about the audiophile grade sound systems they make for Lexus vehicles. There’s no way to convey how amazing they sound without listening in person, but read on to get a sense of just what goes into making these systems so good.
Oliver Wilshen and Niall Quinn aka Signal-to-Noise modded an old Roland DXY pen plotter, covering its bed with strips of magnetic tape, and replacing its pen with a playback head. The result – a strange device that can play back bits of audio based on x/y coordinates.
A big honkin’ waterproof speaker. Perfect for tailgating or job sites, with up 100w of power, Bluetooth, AM/FM, and analog audio sources. Its battery can deliver 75 hours of sound per charge and can juice up gadgets. A telescoping handle and wheels make for easy transport.
While there are lots of surround sound systems that claim to be “wireless,” all of the ones we’re aware of still require the speakers be plugged into power. ONEaudio’s system uses DECT tech and 2″ rechargeable soundpods to eliminate all wires. Available in 2.1, 5.0 and 5.1 configs.
A truly unique USB condenser microphone for recording voiceovers, podcasts, or other vocals on your computer. Its bold black and yellow swivel boom arm design will look great on your desk even when you’re not using it. Includes a honeycomb filter for reducing “pop.”
The ultimate sound system for utility vehicles and boats. JBL’s weatherproof speaker packs four 4″ woofers and two 2″ dome tweeters, and a Class-D amp with 80W rms per channel. It offers versatile mounting options, an LED work light, and a GoPro mount. Drops Spring ’17.
A mini version of People People’s Transparent Speaker. Unlike its big brother, the Small Transparent Speaker has built-in receivers for Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Google Cast. It has two 2.5″ mid drivers, a 3″ passive bass radiator and an amp with built-in DSP.