Cabasse, one of the leading names in French high-fidelity since 1950, has announced SWELL, the company’s first wireless portable speaker. More »

The TAGA Harmony HTA-25B uses a combination of valves and transistors to create an entry level hybrid amp. More »

Dutch mobile lifestyle accessories specialist, Avanca International, has announced the UK launch of its Minim True Wireless Earbuds. Combining technology with design they are untethered by cables and were awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2017. More »

Bowers & Wilkins, the British speaker brand has announced the launch of PX, the company’s first noise cancelling wireless headphones. The PX responds intelligently to the wearer’s behaviour, for a ‘seamlessly intuitive listening experience’. More »

Onkyo have released their TX-8250 Network Stereo Receiver and TX-8220 Stereo Receiver, which they say are “are an excellent value proposition for music, film, and game lovers”. More »

Optoma, the international projector and audio brand, has expanded its range of Bluetooth® wireless in-ear headphones with the new BE2. The new model is available in two colours (jet black or frost white) and offers battery life of up to ten hours. Designed for smartphones, the BE2 allows users to stay connected on the go. More »

Onkyo is continuing its tradition of compact hifi with the introduction of three new package systems comprising the flagship CS-N775D Multi-room Receiver System, CS-N575D Multi-room Hi-Fi CD System, and CS-375D CD Receiver System. Onkyo say that they “blend component-grade musicality with effortless operation for people of all ages, especially those less familiar with network audio”. More »

Meters Music, the British audio brand from Ashdown Engineering, has released Meters Cubed, a desktop wireless speaker system that combines a compact design with a “powerful sound performance that belies its small size”. Cubed also features Meters Music’s signature, fully-functioning VU Meter. More »

T+A of Germany has announced the launch of its new CALA Receiver range – CALA SR and CALA CDR (with CD mechanism). An alternative to separates, the CALA range offers a range of features within a single receiver unit, including compatibility with streaming services (TIDAL, Deezer and qobuz), playback via UPnP network music servers and USB storage media, FM, FM-HD and DAB+ radio, SP/DIF and optical digital inputs, HD Bluetooth connectivity and analogue inputs (including a switchable aux/MM or high output MC turntable input). More »

Following the launch of their premium Bluetooth turntable last year, Elipson has announced the introduction of its new flagship deck, The Omega Carbon Black. Based on the Omega 100, this new Carbon Black version features a number of enhancements. More »

Acoustic Energy have announced the launch of their new Aego BT2 Bluetooth loudspeaker, the third launch under its new British ownership and in time for their 30th Anniversary year. More »

Audeara, which the makers claim are the world’s first ‘full fidelity headphones’ with an in built hearing test to protect users ears, is currently a live project on Kickstarter. The project reached its funding target within the first 15 hours and has now more than doubled its original target. More »

T3TRA by Alienology Audio – Audio Designer Speakers – are 3D printed & digitally made for Bookshelf, Satellite and Desk-Top use. More »

roksponsmallCary Audio has introduced the first product of the new Lifestyle Series, the AiOS (All-in-One-System). Cary say that ‘AiOS is a new kind of music system for a new generation. More »

roksponsmallPorsche Design and KEF, have collaborated to develop a trio of Hifi systems, Gravity One, Motion One and Space One.

Designed by the Studio F. A. Porsche in Zell am See, Austria, the Gravity One Bluetooth® speaker’s winged design is crafted from a single piece of aluminium and features KEF’s signature Uni-Q technology. It is priced at £329.95.
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KEF has introduced a selection of four ‘Launch Edition’ colour-gradient finishes for its award-winning MUO Bluetooth speaker. Based on a set of 100 one-of-a-kind samples, originally created for display at the London Design festival, where the MUO was originally launched, the four stunning new finishes are colour-gradient designs, in which one colour smoothly segues into another across the length of the speaker’s anodised aluminium chassis. With a limited run of only 300 pieces in total worldwide, each MUO Ross Lovegrove Limited Edition is printed with Ross Lovegrove’s signature, along with a number indicating its unique place in the 300.

The new colour designs have been created, like the original MUO, by world-renowned industrial designer Ross Lovegrove. Lovegrove has previously worked with KEF designing the legendary Muon loudspeakers – costing £140,000 per pair. Lovegrove commented, ‘My studio and I worked with Alex Rasmussen at Neal Feay to investigate the possibility of multi-variant coloured casings. There were five batches of 20 variants resulting in 100 individual products. Now, I’ve hand-selected four of these variations, which I feel offer the most striking and beautiful aesthetic, as well as optimising and celebrating the use of pure aluminium and its art value in the field of volume production.’KEF_Muo_lauch_edition_news

The four Launch Edition finishes are: Ocean (Blue to Green), Orchid (Purple to Pink), Meadow (Green to Yellow) and Sunrise (Pink to Orange).

Available now. Price: £349.95

 

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Hesh 2 from Skullcandy are over-ear style headphones and, because no one likes getting tangled up in cables, Skullcandy have unleashed a wireless set, which I happen to have here to review.

The Skullcandy Hesh 2 Bluetooth headphones are what I would describe as being full-sized cans.

You have the option of running these fully wireless or wired – but are these mid-range priced headphones anything to get excited about?

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The Fugoo speaker has the ability to dress for any occasion thanks to a range of natty looking jackets. I have been sent the Fugoo Tough along with a Style jacket.

The Fugoo (named after Fugu, the rather risky Japanese puffer fish delicacy) is waterproof, mud-proof, drop-proof and shock-proof in its naked ‘Core-X’ format. So a tough Bluetooth speaker, that’s been done before right? Well, it’s not only tough but also adaptable thanks to its three jacket options – Style, Sport and Tough.

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Riva Audio has just announced their latest Bluetooth speaker, the Riva S.

Riva is the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX), and have announced the UK launch of its newest Bluetooth mobile speaker, the Riva S.

The Riva S is packed with innovative new functions like TrueWireless technology that allows for a true stereo speaker arrangement, best-in-class audio performance from the patented proprietary Trillium technology employing ADX audio drivers, and numerous other features like high-quality speakerphone and Charge Out functions.

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The Intempo Retro Blaster continues the company’s fascination with past decades. Not so long ago I reviewed their 50s-style jukebox and today I take a look at their modern take on a 70s/80s classic – the ghetto blaster.

For those of you too young to remember when portable audio meant a small, mono, transistor radio the arrival of the Walkman and the mighty ghetto blaster was the dawning of a new age. No longer were you at the mercy of radio DJs when you wanted music on the move. Now you could pack a few C90 cassettes (ask your parents) with your favourite tunes on and then annoy anyone within earshot in the park, on the bus, or on the train.

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The Intempo Bluetooth Jukebox is a new twist on a 1950’s throwback. A modern nod back to when fashion started to shake off the constraints of post-war rationing and less conservative styles started to appear.

The 50s brought tighter skirts and leather biker jackets, as well as the now timeless Jukebox.

Whenever the word ‘Jukebox’ crops up in conversation it’s not the modern, networked, video playing version that appears in my head – rather the colourful arched numbers found in the 50s Malt Shops, Cafes and eateries.

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