With the new Sound Bar Flex, LG didn’t make the world’s best sound bar. It’s actually a bit of a stretch to call the modular, three-piece speaker system a sound bar at all. And at $430, the (mostly) wireless setup isn’t quite a bargain either. You know what, though? The Sound Bar Flex sure is fun to use.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already gotten yourself a pair or six of Bluetooth earbuds, but they also make great gifts, and Amazon’s Gold Box is full of discounted options from SoundPEATS.
In a world that cherishes gadgets that keep getting smaller and lighter, the Fluance Fi70 is a big hulking WTF. The $500 Bluetooth speaker is as big as your parent’s oldest television set and weighs in at a hulking 81 pounds. It’s so ridiculous, so surprisingly handsome, and so cheap that I almost want to buy it.…
Sonos conquered wireless music years ago, before wireless music was even a thing to be conquered. With the new Play:5, the company revisits its flagship speaker with a stunning new design and powerful sound customization. The refreshed Play:5 might be the coolest speaker Sonos has ever made.
In 2013, Chromecast was a revelation. For $35 you could transport virtually anything you could watch on a computer or phone to a television. Easy! Chromecast Audio performs a parallel magic trick for audio and speakers. It’s a similar tech magic trick that’s lost its shock and awe.
Sonos is the king of wifi multiroom audio, but if anybody can give it a run it’s Bose, the storied manufacturer of sometimes very good sound gear that people can’t get enough of. This new $200 entry to its SoundTouch wireless line could be the key to winning over your home.
For years, Sonos speakers and software have been our de facto choice for a wireless multiroom music system. In the face of increasing competition from the likes of Denon, Polk, Samsung, Yamaha, and others, the company’s releasing an overhauled flagship Play:5 speaker and some smart software that makes your Sonos…
Sonos is primed to expand the lineup of speakers for its wireless audio system. As usual, the company's FCC filing has surfaced in advance of the actual product launch. The forthcoming Play:1 looks like it'll be a simpler speaker than its counterparts, and that Sonos intends it to be used in a stereo pairing. Is this…
Don't let the looks fool you. Cue Acoustics' wireless PS1 speakers aspire to not only exist alongside larger (and more expensive) tower speakers often coveted by audiophiles, but also among streaming audio devices. And these don't need a subwoofer either, because it's built-in.
Today in Now Available: the Sonos ZonePlayer S5, a wireless speaker system controlled by the iPhone and iPod Touch; the Yamaha MCR-140 wireless iPod dock; the Lenovo U150 ultraportable laptop, and the game-changing FLO TV.
The Gear: E-Mu's Pipeline low-latency wireless music system, which lets you cut the cord on your guitar-and-amp rig for about $200, or add portable wireless connections to your home sound system.
Slot Intempo's little dongle into your speaker's iPod dock, and you can stream music to it from your Bluetooth-ready phone, PC or non-iPod MP3 player. The 2.4 x 2.0 x 0.4 inch BTA01 is compatible with any Bluetooth v1.2 device and speakers with standard iPod dock, and has a range of up to 10 meters. Handy if you need…