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Here Are Some New Sony Headphones For Audiophiles With Deep Pockets

Attention audiophiles, here are some new products from Sony that are sure to be music to your ears. There is a prerequisite though and that is, you ought to have pretty deep pockets, but more on that later. Sony has just announced that it has remastered its Signature Series with IER-Z1R In-Ear Headphones and DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player. In addition, it has introduced two musical in-ear monitors, IER-M9 and IER-M7 In-ear Stage Monitors, and a new audio cans, the MDR-Z7M2 Headphones – a follow up to its acclaimed MDR-Z7 Signature Series Headphones. Continue reading Here Are Some New Sony Headphones For Audiophiles With Deep Pockets

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar Is A Super High-end, Customizable Sound Bar

If you are looking for a sound bar that packs a lot of punch and money is no object, well, then you may want to take a look at this impressive audio hardware from specialist audio equipment maker, Klipsch. Featuring furniture-grade wood veneer in a selection of finishes and a selection of grill colors, Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar, as it is called, boasts three massive 3/4-inch (19 cm) titanium diaphragm Linear Travel Suspension tweeters with 90×90 Tractrix Horn-loaded technology, and no less than six (gasp!), equally enormous, 4-inch black Cerametallic woofers. Continue reading Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar Is A Super High-end, Customizable Sound Bar

This Is klang mkI, Loewe’s First Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Loewe, the German luxury TV maker, is known for its television. It has dabbled in audio products too, but never portable wireless speakers, well, that’s until now. Meet Loewe klang mkI wireless Bluetooth speaker, the company’s foray into the world of untethered, portable speaker. Loewe is a little late in the game, but the product should appeal to Loewe fans who have been wondering why the brand hasn’t have any portable Bluetooth speaker to offer them. Continue reading This Is klang mkI, Loewe’s First Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

If you often find yourself pausing a song before it begins for the purpose of searching the lyrics online so you could sing along or learn the words, well then, a Japanese audio company has good news for you. COTODAMA has invented a new kind of audio speaker that not only immerse you with engineered audio but also visually with lyrics, displayed right on the speaker’s 22-inch clear Transmissive Liquid Crystal Display. Aptly called Lyric Speaker, the display covers the entire front of the speaker that present listeners with lyrics of the song as it is being played. Continue reading Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

Bang & Olufsen’s Alien-like Speaker Packs 18 Drivers Capable of Unloading 8,200 Watts of Audio Bliss

Looking straight out of the alien’s den, the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 is a show of the Danish audio equipment maker’s audio and design prowess. Sporting a 360-degree design crafted with 65 kg (143 lbs) worth of aluminum, each unit boasts an insane 18 state-of-the-art Scan-Speak loudspeaker drivers (7 tweeters, 7 mid-range drivers and 4 woofers) bolstered by no less than 18 custom designed amplifiers and duo DSP, which gives yield to an astounding, roof-shattering 8,200 watts to deliver “clarity, range and a sound staging that’s second-to-none.” Continue reading Bang & Olufsen’s Alien-like Speaker Packs 18 Drivers Capable of Unloading 8,200 Watts of Audio Bliss

Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

We know how far hardcore audio enthusiasts would go for the best possible sonic, but would anyone actually drop $1,200 (or $1,199.99 to be exact) for a hi-res MP3 player? Well, in case you do, you’d be glad that you have another option to what Astell&Kern has to offer and that’s the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Hi-Res Digital Music Player. Announced earlier this year at the CES, Sony refers the NW-ZX2 as a portable music player “specially made for serious music lovers” and boasts sonic that goes “beyond CD quality for an unparalleled listening experience.” That’s what they say, but coming from a firm that knows a thing or two about audio equipment, both on consumer and professional spectrum, I guess we shouldn’t be doubting their words. Continue reading Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

Meet The World’s First Speaker In The Shape Of A Violin. Yes. We Said Violin.

Can’t get enough of conversational gadgets? Well, here’s one from Juno Audio, called Viotone M One, that is bound to set conversation in motion. From the product name, you can’t really tell, but the Viotone M One is a neat convergence of a luxurious speaker and a piece of art. Like an actual violin, the violin you see perched atop of the system actually reproduces audio, but unlike the string instrument, this little viola can deliver more than the sound of violin. So why a violin as a speaker? Apparently, it takes advantage of the natural shape and wooden resonance of a violin which can recreate music the way it was meant to be heard. Well, our guess is, the Viotone M One is more geared towards classical music as opposed to other genres, perhaps? Cos’, seriously, we can’t imagine Katy Perry voices coming out of a violin. Continue reading Meet The World’s First Speaker In The Shape Of A Violin. Yes. We Said Violin.

Kennerton Magister High-end Headphones Has Earcups Made Out of 2,000 Year Old Wood

In case you’re wondering who the heck Kennerton Audio is, the answer is right on their website: Kennerton is a luxury brand of Fischer Audio with a single mission – to bring you high-end quality sound and the Kennerton Magister you see here is one that stands out with extremely classy styling, partly attributed by the Bog Oak wood used which is no less than 2,040 years old. Befitting its luxury status, Magister is hand assembled in Russia and is outfitted with 42mm drivers, featuring titanium coated composite mylar diaphragm. Needless to say, part of the highlight of this high-end audio cans is the wood used, which was picked for its unique properties. Continue reading Kennerton Magister High-end Headphones Has Earcups Made Out of 2,000 Year Old Wood

McIntosh’s First Headphones, MHP1000, Available Now for $2,000

McIntosh Labs is an extremely revered brand in audio excellence, but oddly enough, in the sixty and half decades in the high-fidelity audio business, the New York-based company never had a pair of headphones in its portfolio. Well, that’s has changed when it first announced the intention to take on the headphone market, starting with a headphone amplifier and a pair of headphones, called MHP1000. That was in January. Apparently, it is available now at McIntosh dealers worldwide for, unsurprisingly, a princely sum of $2,000 – exactly as it was reported by various back in January. So what do you get for 2 grand? Culmination of 65 years in audio engineering and know-how cramped into a pair of beautifully, if not luxuriously, crafted audio cans. Its aesthetic has consumed us even before we started reading into the features and specs. Continue reading McIntosh’s First Headphones, MHP1000, Available Now for $2,000

Bang & Olufsen’s First Bluetooth Speaker Has Drivers On Both Sides, Packs Massive 180W

High-end audio companies have been sidestepping from Bluetooth streaming technology, but thanks to the promised of near CD-quality wireless streaming from the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology with aptX, we’re seeing mainstream premium audio maker Bower & Wilkins taking the plunge with the T7 and just days after, Bang & Olufsen also dishes out its own Bluetooth-enabled portable, dubbed BeoPlay A2. Of course, better streaming quality is not the sole determining factor; miniaturization of the components to achieve the sonic quality these premium audio companies are ever so obsessed with is another. Anyway, here it is, the Danish high-end audio equipment maker’s first ever Bluetooth speaker and it has a fair bit of features that differentiate itself from the horde of Bluetooth speakers, starting with the incorporation of drive units on both sides of the speaker. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen’s First Bluetooth Speaker Has Drivers On Both Sides, Packs Massive 180W