Published by Chitiz, on May 15th, 2013, in the categories: speakers
The sleek and stylish design of such soundbar speakers has made most of the people having a home theatre to think and decide: whether to stick with the old fashioned home theatre system or to switch to a brand new soundbar speaker.
Sonos Wireless Playbar
The perfect combo of wireless connectivity option and built-in subwoofer is sufficient enough to leave a great impression on audiophiles. Sonos Playbar comprises of 9 separate speakers and suits best for 37 inches and above HDTVs. So whether you want to restrict the superb sound quality of Sonos wireless playbar to a single room or you want to let this soundbar spread its amazing sound quality to multiple room, this playbar will never let your hopes down.
This new Panasonic SC-HTB770 soundbar comes with a unique feature. For those who really want to put together a home cinema, this oversized stainless mesh design soundbar is the best option to go for, especially for the wide TV screen ranges between 55 and 66 inches. Also this soundbar breaks apart into 3.1 music system with the center speaker in its place whereas the other two flanks splits and rotates vertically. Also this 300W powered can be connected to a phone via Bluetooth along with three HDMI inputs and two optical audio inputs.
Golden Ear Technology SC3DA
Another attempt to set a benchmark in the category of soundbar speaker is made by Golden Ear. Even though you haven't taken any trial, its glossy black aluminium design and engineering speaks the exact sound quality it can deliver. The new SC3DA is designed to associate with TV, Blu-ray and stereo music system. Its main unit features left, right and center channel speakers, but this doesn't end here. It might appear to you as if there is a another set of left and right speakers but in reality, they are cancellation drivers that help in addressing phase issues in the main soundbar. So, in case if you are planning to replace your home cinema with the Golden Ear bar speaker, you are going on the right track.
Samsung is a well known brand in the audio industry and with the launch of its very first valve-amplified bar speaker, the band once again gives you a reason to bring home its products. Here, you will be experiencing a new mode of connectivity to a TV; Bluetooth. So now you don't have to worry about any wired connectivity method for enjoying the ultimate sound quality that you expect from this Samsung speaker. Also, the new HW-F750 comes with a built-in gyroscope that helps it to set position in a room and set audio accordingly. Also as soon as you switch on your TV, its special feature called AirtrackON wakes-up the HW-F750 speaker and also allows you to use TV's remote to control its audio level.
Select any of these playbar/soundbar speakers as per your budget and interest.
It's time to switch from a bulky home theatre system to a sleek and handy soundbar speaker.
Published by Chitiz, on April 30th, 2013, in the categories: wireless
When it comes to a lifestyle audio speaker, you can't get anything better than the Cambridge Minx Air 100. In addition to its rubber base, it has a slim profile that gives it a catchy look appearance wise. Its superb build quality gives you the confidence required to move the speaker around without any risk of falling apart. The front side of the speaker features a single fabric grille followed by the thick band of aluminium plastic around the edges for perfect stability on the floor/surface it (speaker) resides. In short- The speaker looks like a single piece of thick plastic molded in a speaker shape. The "Rock solid construction" and "Easy to carry" option makes it a top quality portable speaker in today's competitive market.
Even though it's a wireless speaker, you will find some wired connectivity mode on the rear side, which can be used by non-wireless audio player (iPod Classic) to get connected to the Minx Air 100 wireless speaker. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are some other connectivity options available. As soon as you press down a WPS button, the speaker creates its own wireless network. However for allocating security key, you have to connect the speaker to your PC. Using a rubber X button, you can switch between all the available all the connectivity options. The rest of the buttons are used to control power, volume and Internet radio as well. As there is no "Internet Radio" interface available, you have to manually map it using the Free Minx Air iPhone/Android App.
The perfect match of Bluetooth and Airplay grants access to your phone's music player and other installed music applications, thereby making it a perfect stereo music box for places like a kitchen, dining hall, living room etc. Being only 30 cm long, the new Cambridge Minx Air 100 is too small to fit into a perfect stereo system image. But being a portable stereo speaker, it perfectly defines its audio quality. Instead of focusing on stereo sound, Minx Air 100 performs wide dispersal of sound using its BMR (Balanced Modal Radiator) drivers, that spreads audio output up to 180 degrees. Two of these drivers are installed in the Minx Air 100 speaker and as its been designed by the Cambridge Audio, you won't be finding this driver in any other stereo system for sure.
Keeping the size in mind, the kind of bass this new Minx Air 100 speaker creates is simply amazing. Even though it does not have any separate bass driver installed, the two BMR speakers and a bass port do the needful work. Overall, the new Cambridge Minx Air is a top quality speaker, blessed with top build quality. As this speaker does not have internal batteries, we may not consider it as a truly portable speaker but yes, it can be carried from one room to another and can be played using different audio players.
Published by Chitiz, on April 16th, 2013, in the categories: speakers
This new pill-shaped speaker brings-in an entire new track for the company, which will make it more popular worldwide. Even though this portable speaker features four, 1-inch speakers assigned under its casing, the question is: whether this Pill shaped speaker will be able to deliver high quality sound using any one of the Bluetooth, Wired and NFC connectivity option available?
Even tough this little pill shaped portable speaker costs a whopping amount, it does come loaded with some of the best features you can expect from a branded speaker. For example; it has an inbuilt mic that can be used for making a call when plugged with a Smartphone. As far as portability is concerned, the new Beats Pill speaker comes with a zip-up carry case, allowing you to pack the speaker in seconds and enjoy its high quality song during your ongoing journey. Battery plays an important role for any portable speaker and luckily, it does quite a good work in the case of this Pill portable speaker. Its battery can play up to 7 hours non-stop and can be charged using the available USB lead at the rear side, which glows green as soon as you press the "Power Button".
Volume controls are easy to operate as they are located at the center on the front side. However if you push the volume to its maximum limit, you will be experiencing distortion in the audio output. So fix the volume to a certain level, which delivers clearer audio rather than the distorted one. Same is the case with "Bass" as well. It tries to kick itself but fails to maintain its quality at high volume. This 20-cm long cylindrical speaker has rubber foot that provides an extra grip to the speaker. Also set the speaker to a certain angle, allowing the speaker to project sound in upward and outward direction resulting into an amazing sound quality. So whether you want to connect it to your laptop or you want to take it on your journey, the Beats Pill portable speaker is suitable for both conditions and perform as per your expectations. If you use the Beats Pill speaker at a favorable volume level, it sounds clear enough. But the only problem is: its high price that makes you feel twice before going for it.
The Beats has now become the world's high-street fashionable audio brand, known for its wide range of speakers and headphones loaded with "Bass". Its new Pill shaped speaker is the perfect example of portability. Its zip-up soft carry case makes it even easier for you to pack it up and play wherever you want. So whether you are in a mood to party all night long, or you want to hear some refreshing songs, Beats Pill does it all alone!
Published by Chitiz, on March 31st, 2013, in the categories: wireless
Talking about its Design, AQ Audio seems to be roughly cylindrical appearance wise, with a top section enabled with power option, Wi-Fi connectivity and volume controls. Rear side is favored with an auxiliary input and a USB port, which can be used for Wi-Fi connectivity. It features simple black front having a black AQ Audio logo at the bottom along with the matte gray plastic on the backside. Speaker is compact in size that gives it a catchy look. Best part with this AQ Smartspeaker is that you can directly connect your AirPlay device to this portable speaker. Most of the AirPlay speakers available today have to be on the same network as your iOS or Mac devices are. Luckily with AQ Audio, you don't have to worry about the network. You can simple connect any of the AirPlay device and start streaming music on it. Also you can create multiple Smartspeakers by combining two or more AQ Audio and can make them act like a left and right speaker.
As far as Initial Set-up is concerned, you may find some hiccups during its initial installation. While connecting it to your Wi-Fi home network, you may have to reboot your Air Audio multiple times to get connected to the network, which is a serious issue and with erratic behavior of your home network, the issue may go high. Once you resolve this issue, you can try a real party trick by using two AQ Audio Smartspeaker. Turn one speaker to right and other to left, select them using your AirPlay device and that's it, you are all set to enjoy wireless stereo sound.
AQ's Audio Quality is one of the biggest plus point for its success. Apart from its portable size, the speaker delivers a balanced sound. However it lacks a bit in bass area, but upon seeing the size of the speaker in real, you can easily put aside this bass related issue. Single/Mono speaker is good enough for delivering satisfactory audio but if you really want to take most of the things out of the speaker, try using a pair of AQ Smartspeakers. As the speakers are portable, you can't experience same audio quality at all the places. It varies depending upon its surrounding. The audio quality you will be experiencing in a room will be totally different from a hall or an open area.
Moving towards its Battery Life, the new AQ Audio features an inbuilt battery, which delivers non-stop playback up to 10 hours on a single charge. Quite impressive, but you will get more impressed by seeing how quickly the battery gets charged. Even though it plays without a network, have multi-room capabilities and supports great battery backup, AQ Audio still lacks bass and always depends on Wi-Fi signal for break free audio output.
Overall, AQ stands on its key features and give you more than one reason to bring one home for your AirPlay device.
Published by Chitiz, on March 23rd, 2013, in the categories: Boston
This new bookshelf loudspeaker from Boston suits well for small rooms. Featured with 1-inch Extended Bandwidth dome tweeter along with a 5.25-inch cone woofer, M25 delivers accurate natural sound with dynamic bass.
In order to eliminate unwanted resonance and reduce vibrations, M25 uses Lo-Q cabinet, whose compact size allows you to place the speaker on a wall shelf, bookshelf, speaker stand or anywhere you want. Its small size doesn't restrict the loudspeaker from delivering high quality audio, spreading evenly in its surrounding. The M25 is well equipped with Boston's signature 1-inch EWB dome tweeter, which helps in reducing distortion, improves clarity and cover a wide range of frequencies equally. Unlike other tweeters, this EWB features a small dimple in the middle along with a large radiating surface extending from the center to the outside surface of the diaphragm. This design helps the tweeter to track all treble details and produce highest frequencies at ease. Also, the loudspeaker has a 5¼ - inch polypropylene cone driver with aluminum ring that helps it in delivering distortion-free clear and bass enabled sound.
Talking about its cabinet design, it is made up of Lo-Q, which consist of two pieces of medium-density fiberboard that are joined together using a thick damping adhesive in the middle section. This fiberboard not only reduces the cabinet vibrations, but also helps in eliminating unwanted resonance thereby allowing the M25 to present stronger and larger sound stage to its listeners. Also, the cabinet contains a heavy absorptive "Fill" along with an internal brace which maximizes the speaker's strength, resulting in better audio sound. The black glossy finishing and curved side panels give it an interesting and catchy look. To keep the front portion of the speaker appealing, the Boston has kept all the ports on the rear side.
Try using some of the albums that have good bass content. You will be amazed with the M25 Boston speaker's ability to perform so perfectly in this area. You would not find any kind of overhang or smearing, even at low frequency. With the clean, extended and sweet sound of the treble, you will find this speaker easy and convenient to hear. Overall, the build quality of the M25 bookshelf loudspeaker is quite impressive. The front portion is fitted with leatherette and a soft fabric grill that is transparent. Even the speakers are not much bigger or heavier and are around 12.5-inches tall, 6.9-inches wide and 10-inches deep, weighing 15 pounds approximately, giving you one more reason to bring home this speaker.
If you want to experience the real sound quality of Boston M25, try using it with an amplifier with 50 to 200 watts. Backed by a five year limited warranty, the new M25 Boston Bookshelf speaker deserves to be in your home, standing either on bookshelf, table or on speaker stands.
Apart from M25 speaker, this Boston M series includes three floor standers, a subwoofer, a surround sound and a center channel.