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UK premium audio maker Ruark is now offering its speakers in the US. The MR1 offer plentiful, natural sound, and pair beautifully with mobile devices or even a turntable. Handcrafted wood enclosures add to their substance.
The AK Jr. is Astell & Kern’s thinnest high-res audio player yet. While it’s not as feature-packed as its competitors – e.g. it doesn’t have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth streaming – it makes up for it with its great build quality and user interface.
A pair of Bluetooth earbuds and a mobile app that let you modify the sound from your surroundings. It can lower the overall volume or just certain frequencies, as well as equalize or even add effects like echo, all in real time.
Bluetooth headphones that detect when you fall asleep, and wake up and automatically adjusts its volume, equalizer and noise cancellation settings. The soft and breathable ear cups make Kokoon comfortable to wear even in bed.
Marshall’s first truly portable stereo speaker has a 20h battery, a 4″ woofer, two 0.75″ tweeters, 25W amp, 3.5mm aux in, Bluetooth 4.0, volume, bass and treble knobs and the classic Marshall amp look. Drops 6/15 for $300.
Measuring just 1.26″ thick, and made from poured concrete, these wall speakers are truly a work of art. Each has a built-in amplifier and CD-quality wireless streaming. On display from 5/14 to 17, 2015 at the Munich High End show.
The Monitor over-ear headphones have 40mm drivers, dual 3.5mm sockets for sharing audio, brass hinges that make them completely collapsible and treble filters that you can remove if you prefer a brighter sound.
AIAIAI follows up the TMA-1 with not one, not two, but 360 headphones. The TMA-2 has 3 headbands, 4 speakers, 5 earpads and 6 cables. Choose a pre-built pair or configure your own. Either way you’ll be able to swap its parts later.
Magzet brings Apple’s MagSafe tactic to audio jacks, detaching your headphone cable safely to protect your devices. It has two halves: one remains on your headphone cable’s jack while the other one goes into 3.5mm sockets.
The Instrument 1 is a USB MIDI controller that can be played like a guitar, violin, piano and more. Its pressure-sensitive pad and companion app lets you play multiple notes per string, trigger a different instrument per string and more.
Jake Mize’s Koa ply Bluetooth speakers have beautiful laser-etched designs. Each speaker has two 15W amps, two 3″ drivers, a 2200mAh battery and a 3.5mm aux input. Each variant is made in limited quantities only.
Unlike most sunglasses with built-in earphones, Soundglasses use bone-conducting transducers to deliver sound through your temple, leaving your ears free to listen to your surroundings. It also has attachments for prescription lenses.
Bop.fm aims to be the Google of music. It lets you search and play songs from YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and more, and create playlists of songs from those different sources. Get the iOS app here.
A Bluetooth speaker and projector with a built-in battery. Its 1280×800 projection display can give you a 100″ screen from just 8.4ft away. It has HDMI and USB charging ports so you can plug in media players like a Roku stick or Chromecast.
A table with a 2.1 stereo system built in. It has two 4″ speakers, an 8″ woofer, an amplifier, 2 RCA inputs, separate controls for volume, woofer level and subsonic filter, hidden storage and power strip, and optional storage bins.
The on-ear Major sounds good for its price and size but it was too tight and flimsy. Marshall hopes to correct those mistakes with the Major II. It has a more flexible headband, dual 3.5mm jacks and an L-plug. Drops 2/15 for $120.
This stylish digital amp provides 20 watts-per-channel to non-powered speakers of your choice. It can play music via Bluetooth or optical audio connections, and outputs to a subwoofer. Pairs perfectly with NHT SuperZero speakers.
Outdoor Technology’s Chipsheadphones were originally made to fit inside snow helmets. This new set of headgear and headgear accessories – including a headphone frame and a beanie – make Chips more versatile.
Hush not only uses memory foam to provide passive noise cancellation. It can also play soothing background noise to block out more unwanted sound and help you relax. Pick from different background noises using its mobile app.
The JBL Horizon is designed to be your bedside buddy. Aside from a speaker, the Horizon also has an alarm clock, an FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5mm jack, two USB charging ports and an ambient light.
An all-in-one amplifier designed to be compact, simple and affordable. It provides up to 50W per channel and has a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC. It has analog and digital coaxial inputs, a USB input and a Bluetooth aptX receiver.
ClawHammer Co.’s BeamBox Bluetooth speaker not only looks like an old wooden box. Each speaker’s case is actually made of centuries-old barn wood for a rustic finish that can’t be faked. Inside are two 4″ drivers and two 40W amps.
MartinLogan’s upcoming flagship speakers. The Neolith has a room-filling 22″x 48″ electrostatic transducer. It also has a 15″ rear-firing woofer and 12″ front-firing woofer. It will reportedly go for $80K per pair. More here.
Amazon Echo is an omnidirectional Bluetooth speaker and a personal assistant. You can ask it to make lists, get the news, search the Internet and more using simple voice commands. Currently on an invitation-only release.
A protective case for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 that comes with a pair of thin stereo speakers. It lasts up to 7 hours per charge, and because it pairs via Bluetooth 4.0 it can be used to play audio from other devices as well.
A matchbox-sized woofer that you clip onto your body. It amplifies low frequency sound and turns it into vibrations, giving headphone users extra depth and feedback. It has three vibration levels and works with 3.5mm jacks.