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Review: EarStudio Brings Studio Quality Audio To Wireless

Ah, technology, you fast moving wild beast. So eager to free yourself of your cable shackles that you forgot to bring high quality audio into your …

Audiophile

13 Repair Tricks From Our Grandfathers That Are Still Relevant Today

Before the days of the Internet, we turned to our inventive grandfathers for fix-it help since they could easily and quickly solve just about any …

BenQ treVolo S portable electrostatic bluetooth speaker

While the majority of current Bluetooth speakers are selling loudness and more bass (mostly distorted) BenQ has been focusing on a more balanced …

Consumer Tech

At Just $75, This Sound Bar Has no Business Sounding so Good

There are plenty of soundbar options to choose from today, but often times budget-priced models lack quality and performance. <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has …

Soundbar

The lighting is always flattering with these smart home light bulbs

Smart homes are taking over and it seems like smart light bulbs are the gateway drug to all things Internet of Things. However, as with any new …

7 decor mistakes to avoid in a small home

It's so easy to assume that decorating a small home is a piece of cake, right? In practical terms, the less space you have to play with, the fewer …

Here’s What Color You Should Paint Your Bedroom, According to Your Zodiac Sign

You’d never pick a new pair of shoes without taking your zodiac sign into account, right? (No? Just us?) So why on earth would you approach paint …

10 Mind-Blowing Houses That Hide In Plain Sight

Everyone has secrets and that doesn’t even apply to people only. Have you ever seen or heard of a house with a secret room or a hidden passage …

Architecture

Detour ahead: from Bluesound Node 2 to KEF LS50 Wireless

Purity – for audiophile idealists it might be the shortest signal path from studio to ear. Isn’t that what we all strive for? Not necessarily. For …

Picture Sunday: Audirect Whistle

The star of this week’s Picture Sunday is Audirect’s Whistle, a 32bit/384kHz or ibit 2,8 / 5,6 mHz DSD dongle for your smartphone. It’s...The post …

Audiophile

Chord Poly review: Turn your Mojo into a wireless streamer

At £500, the Poly is expensive, but if you’re looking for the ultimate wireless setup, this is it.<p>When Chord released the Mojo back in 2015, its …

Audiophile

See far-off galaxies with the eVscope, a smart telescope with insane magnification

People are always talking about space travelers and objects, but it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. You can buy a conventional telescope to see those things, but that doesn’t always help. Normal telescopes don’t enhance space enough to really see what’s going on.<p>eVscope helps with that …

Periodic Headphone Amp Fits in a Watch Pocket

Periodic Audio has announced a portable amplifier small enough to fit in a watch pocket.<p>The Nickel amplifier ($300) is designed to provided “nearly …

Review: Logitech's Craft Advanced Keyboard increases productivity, but app support is limited

Priced at $200, Logitech's new Craft Advanced Keyboard with Creative Input Dial is a definitively premium keyboard, justifying its price with a …

Batteries

Our Guide to Using TIDAL in India

Listening to Hi-Resolution Music in India has always been a challenge for the Indian Audiophile. It would usually involve carrying terabytes of hard …

This is the last battery pack you’ll ever need

I’m a big fan of the little battery packs that fit in a bag and give your phone a second life. They can be lifesavers on a long commute home or a …

Sky Soundbox Hands-On Review: The Devialet-Collaboration TV Audio Booster At An Awesome Price

The British satellite broadcaster Sky recently announced a collaboration with premium audio brand Devialet, whose celebrated Phantom speaker costs almost $2,000 (£1,400 or more in the UK).<p>Earlier this week, I was the first reviewer to listen to the finished product and first impressions are pretty …

How to Optimize iPhone Storage with iOS 11

I think we can all agree that storage space is a valuable commodity on the iPhone. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to take a photo and having your iPhone tell you to create more storage space. But with iOS 11, your iPhone will give you suggestions on how to save storage and you’ll have …

The portable AK70 MK II delivers high-res audio without the sticker shock

Previous Next<p>1 of 3<p>Every audiophile wants access to their high-quality music files while on the go, and Astell&Kern has just released a suite of new …

Audiophile

8 tips and tricks for iOS 11's Notes app

Apple is slowly building its Notes app into a true Evernote replacement. With the release of iOS 11, the Notes app has gained some useful features that are sure to tempt you away from your current note app. Let's take a look.<p>Tables<p>You can now add tables to a note with a tap of a button. The table …

Epson just unveiled a 130-inch ‘screen-free’ laser TV that launches this fall for $3,000

The home projector market is likely far bigger than you think, and Epson is the market leader by a wide margin, with a 53% market share in the United …

GE’s Smart Outlet adds Z-Wave control just about anywhere for $34 (Reg. $50)

Amazon offers the GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Outlet for <b>$34.10 shipped</b>. Also at Walmart. For comparison, today’s offer is a $15 savings from the regular price and an Amazon all-time low. This outlet provides one always-on pass-though and one with Z-Wave control. It works with popular products such as …

The 2017-2018 EISA Hi-Fi Expert Group Citations

As you can see from the logo above, <i>Stereophile</i> has accepted an invitation to be inducted into the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), as …

Audiophile

Our favorite mesh system can turbocharge your Wi-Fi without replacing your router

There is absolutely no question that the AmpliFi HD Home Wi-Fi System is still our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system. We tested all the top options back in …

Audiophile appeal: The Outlaw Audio RR 2160 stereo receiver

The Outlaw Audio RR 2160 stereo receiver flat out sounds better than any receiver or amplifier I've heard for its $799 asking price. In listening, the RR 2160 really clicked with my KEF LS50, Zu Druid V, Magnepan MMGi and .7 speakers, but its styling is really going to polarize people.<p>While most …

This 400-Square-Foot Chicago Studio Has Smart Space Ideas

<b>Name:</b> Emily Krutz <b><br>Location:</b> Lincoln Park — Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 8 months, renting<p>When asked about the limitations of …

Living Rooms

Cement Countertops – The Focal Points Of Contemporary Minimalism

Concrete countertops are advantageous from several points of view but the detail that interests us today is their aesthetic appeal. We wanted to see …

A Masculine Apartment Enriched With Personal Collections

While there are, of course, exceptions, there’s a clear distinction between a feminine interior design and a masculine one. Masculine decors tend to …

Interior Design

EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

Wireless headphones are undeniably convenient, but the blunt truth is they just can’t come close to the fidelity of wired headphones. Radsone …