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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sengled-pulse-bluetooth-speaker-bulb-reviewLooking at the Sengled Pulse put me in to two minds, which is quite apt as this device is slightly schizophrenic.

Audiophiles might cringe at the thought of shoving a JBL Bluetooth speaker inside an LED light bulb but for ‘normal’ folks this solution may be a slice of genius. Well, that’s what Sengled is hoping.

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The Audio S Plus wireless Bluetooth speaker is the first in a range of new products designed in close collaboration with Ministry of Sound’s Club Development Director (and Ivor Novello-winning DJ and producer) Phil Faversham and his team, to bring the audio expertise behind Ministry’s sound system, ‘The Box’, into devices created for the consumer’s home. The Audio S Plus is a compact wireless speaker with an attractive, splash-proof design, a wireless range of up to 10 metres and wireless playback up to 15 hours – making it perfect to take with you on holiday. Also ideal for home and family use with its compact design, it features NFC pairing (for compatible devices) and a speakerphone function, while it also remembers the last seven devices it was paired with.Ministry_bluetooth_news

You can also use two Audio S Plus units and pair them in True Stereo. Whether you use it singly or in a pair, each Audio S Plus comes with a metal stand, allowing you to mount the speaker vertically.  The Audio S Plus can also be used in conjunction with the Ministry Audio app (on iOS and Android), which offers switching between Spotify streaming, internet radio, Ministry’s unique radio service or streaming from your local DLNA server. The app also gives you, every Friday and Saturday night, the option of ‘Live From The Club’ at the touch of a button you can live stream what’s happening at Ministry of Sound’s London nightclub.

Available now Price: £129.99

 

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Rather than bringing out a single pair of Bluetooth in ear monitors, Noble Audio the California based IEMNoble BTS_Side specialists have come up with a clever little gizmo called a Bluetooth Solution (BTS). It’s a tiny clip-on device that turns headphones and IEMs wireless using Bluetooth. Barely bigger than an AA battery and weighing just 10 grams, the BTS system plugs into headphones and pairs with phones, tablets and compatible devices up to 10m away. It charges in 2 hours and plays back music for 7. The BTS system features the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX CODEC technologies, as well as an omnidirectional microphone with push-button controls, giving users complete flexibility with partnering devices.

Following its pre-order launch in April, the Noble Audio BTS is available now direct from Noble Audio.

 

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