If you’re looking for stylish and compact desktop speakers, check out Ashtown Engineering’s Meters Cubed. The 20W system consists of three 3.5″ cubes: two speakers with 2.5″ drivers and an amplifier with a round analog VU meter. Available in black or white.
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The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.
Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.
We had a chance to listen to Pioneer’s new Z series car speakers during our visit to their factory, and they sounded truly stellar, with zero distortion, huge dynamic range, and brilliant reproduction that’s on par with some of the best home audio systems we’ve heard.
We recently were given the unique opportunity to fly to Japan to visit Tohoku Pioneer Corporation’s factory. We learned how they design, engineer, and build some of the world’s best sounding speakers, from affordable car speakers to high-end audiophile equipment.
Get true stereo sound separation with this duo of compact Bluetooth speakers, which can be wirelessly set to output left and right channels, or used individually. They work up to 30 feet away, and come with a special microUSB “Y” cable so you can charge them both at once.
Klipsch wishes Capitol Records a happy 75th birthday by releasing special editions of The One Bluetooth speaker, The Three desktop speaker, and the Heresy III loudspeakers. They have real wood veneer cases, spun copper switches and knobs and a unique insignia.
Edifier’s S2000Pro powered monitors are as good as bookshelf speakers get. They not only look substantial, but they offer up smooth, clean, accurate, and room-filling sound via analog, optical and coax digital, balanced XLR, or Bluetooth sources. Full review on Technabob.
From the makers of the Lofree Keyboard comes another retro style gadget. The Poison Bluetooth speaker has a nice Space Age design. It even has a built-in FM radio with an analog dial. Its two 10W drivers and a large bass diaphragm produce a loud and tight sound.
The perfect upgrade to your surround sound game. The eight speaker system includes five bookshelf speakers, a powered subwoofer, and two horizontal and vertical-firing speakers to envelop you in sound when paired with a Dolby Atmos-compatible receiver.
Designed to handle water, dirt, dust, sand, and more, this rugged Bluetooth speaker is ready to take on anything you can throw at it. It’s small enough to put in your pocket, or hang from the included carabiner on your bag or belt loop. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.
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.