There are tons of pocket speaks available on the market today. The thing that separates them definitely isn’t their portability. It’s their sound quality and features. The NuForce Cube(R2,100) isn’t just a portable speaker. It’s a portable speaker, headphone amplifier and USB DAC compiled into one very sleek looking cube. The cube comes in different colors tailored to your mood and even though the cube is tiny, it offers sound quality that a lot of the other bigger speakers can’t deliver on. It will keep you rocking for 8 hours straight. Make sure to get your hands on one of… Read More »
The Sonos Playbar
Well known for their sound devices, Sonos has announced their latest the Sonos Playbar($932) that includes nine high-quality speakers including six mid-woofers and three tweeters, talk about dynamite in small packages, this bad boy will truly surprise you in sound quality.
Braven BRV-1 All-Weather Speaker
There is a big difference between water resistant and water proof, its like comparing a sponge to a bottle, they both can hold water but only one will keep the water in. the Braven BRV-1 All-Weather Speaker($180) is water proof, so it cant go for a swim but it sure can take a punch, allowing for perfect outdoor sound while eliminating that ever extremely fragile electronic fear…
JBL OnBeat Rumble
With so many docking stations out there to choose from, its hard to find one that you like, or even one that’s any use… The JBL OnBeat Rumble($400) at least ticks the useful box, with built in 4.5-inch sub woofer, two tweeters, auxiliary input, Bluetooth and a good looking two-tone, orange and black paint scheme, its exceptional quality sound for a reasonable price.
The Audiophile’s Lacrima Speakers
These hand-built Audiophile’s Lacrima Speakers($40,000) that produce the widest, most stable acoustic sweet spot of any speakers available. The cabinet’s rounded, teardrop shape produces broad, horizontal sound dispersion across an entire room while eliminating the distortion created by secondary reflections in rectangular cabinets. Three tapered tubes extending from the drivers to the back of the cabinet channel dampen unwanted sound coloration and resonance, ensuring only pristine sound emanates from the speaker. Two bass drivers float on silicone O-rings, eliminating mechanical coloration, and the cochlear shaped cabinet absorbs sound and prevents reflections, resulting in pure, tight bass.
Teenage Engineering OD-11
About 40 years ago the world was introduced to the first OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson, it was comprised of a woofer and one tweeter, not the best but non the less it was amazing for its time, now back to the future the Teenage Engineering OD-11($800) newly designed with improved sound processor, a 100W amplifier and WiFi compatible modules, its a bit of old school mixed with the best of date.
The Transparent Speaker
The Transparent Speaker($490) “A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today’s music lover” And it truly is, equipped with amazing sound quality, transparency and the ability to replace basically any broken or worn out piece, its not only good looking, but also very user efficient.
The Olive ONE HD Music Player
With so many competitors out there that already do well play music so well, its hard to distinguish from the pack,but Olive ONE HD Music Player($379+) pulled it off quite nicely, with its multi connecting system you can sinc this HD audio system to basically anything, granting you access to the world of music
The Jabra Solemate Speaker
With so many external audio systems available its hard to stand out, they all do the same thing, but what they all lack is toughness, the Jabra Solemate Speaker($197) not only looks unique, as it is designed in the shape of a shoe and includes its own shoe sole but also comes equipped with extra strength, 8 hours of playing life, Bluetooth 3.0 pairing, built-in DSP for optimal sound, three front-facing speakers and finally a 3.5mm input aux input for your average non wireless device. Source: Uncrate
The Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Streaming music from any Bluetooth-enabled device with up to 15 hours of power, the Bluetooth Shower Speaker($99.95) uses a built-in LED screen that shows the current time and the control panel on the front of the speaker allows you to scroll through music tracks, pause or play music, and adjust the volume. Simply attached to a wall with the included, removable adhesive strip and mount.
Bag of Rhythm Portable Audio System
lets get together and feel alright, he was and always will remain the master of reggae, and who better to make music for chilled vibes on the beach or any outing than the House of Marley, introducing the Bag of Rhythm Portable Audio System($349.99), with Twin 1″ tweeters, twin 4.5″ high-definition woofers and a powerful amplifier, iPod and iPhones docking station, Aux input to connect any other device and built with FSC certified Birch wood and durable canvas.
The JBL Cinema 500
“Epic sound in a convenient, take-home size” it quite nicely sums up the JBL Cinema 500($559.00) giving you the full impact of a movie by immersing you in the action with four surround-sound satellite speakers, a dedicated center-channel speaker and an omnidirectional, powered subwoofer. All of these components are engineered to work together and make your experience sound as epic as the action on the screen.
The BeoSound 5 Encore
“Keeping the the visual aspects and uncompromising sound quality of your existing CDs and future music purchases – without the physical hassle of a bulky music collection” Now that sounds intriguing, yes the BeoSound 5 Encore($TBA) features an aluminum crafted wheel that gives you full access to over 13,000 international radio stations and all your digital music displayed on one single crisp LCD screen
The B&O Play A9 Speaker
Having good looks and great sound, the B&O Play A9 Speaker($2,600) features two 3″ midrange speakers, two .75″ tweeters, an 8″ woofer, giving it clarity like sound and all with the illusion of a mono system, quite interesting, and powering it all is the work of three separate amplifiers. Built-in AirPlay and DLNA wireless streaming will take care of all that wiry mess…
Libratone Zipp Airplay Speaker
Designed from handpicked Italian wool from Italy, the Libratone Zipp Airplay Speaker($450) comes with a steep price tag, but once again for quality before quantity… This little fella comes out with a 4hrs battery life, USB audio, 60W, 3.5mm audio, 1×4″ bass, 2×1″ and tweeters, making it FullRoom 360 degree sound experience quality, it also has PlayDirect for full wifi, giving you connection to the world once again
The Turtle Shell
The season of fun and sunshine is upon us, great weather and music for days! and for some of us, it means getting active and in shape for summer… Why not take your bike to work or school? with the new Rugged Wireless Boombox called the Turtle Shell($100+) this might just be an option, Outdoor Tech the grand designers behind this little guy made it to keep playing for up to 10 hours and it can stay alive for up to 240 hours on standby.
Tivoli Network Radio
Well for once the name says it all, the Tivoli Audio Networks Stereo Radio($TBA) can stream a vast bouquet of internet radio stations, Local FM and even those not so easy to find underground indie hits from your PC, but until internet radio ups its quality by at least ten fold, this little guy will mostly be used to play your favorite tunes via your PC in your favorite room …
The Rock-Ola Bubbler Nostalgic Jukebox
One of, if not the best selling jukeboxes of all time! Encapsulating everything that makes the jukebox great. The Rock-Ola Bubbler Nostalgic Jukebox($£5,699) takes you back to the early days of saloons and classical times with its superb finishes, crisp clear sound and perfect encapsulation that mimics the true beauty of the Jukebox. Featuring 8 bubble tubes, a Kaleidoscope of colours and available in classic walnut, light oak or amazing black. The Rock-Ola Bubbler is one of the Free Standing Jukeboxes that incorporates all the latest technology when it comes to CD flipping right in front of you and includes… Read More »