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The ARC Plasma Speaker: Today’s Hits At 30,000 Volts!

The ARC Plasma Speaker looks a little like some guy’s weekend garage experiment — half-baked and barely functional — but the reality is surprisingly pleasant if you’re looking for a great new way to enjoy your music. Here’s how it works, according to the crowdfunding campaign’s recently launched Kickstarter page: “A plasma speaker plays music just like your normal speaker but it uses an arc of electrical plasma running at 30,000 volts! Most people aren’t aware that plasma arcs can be modulated to generate sounds so your friends will be in for a surprise when you explain to them that Read More

$225 Buy

Jam Out In The Pool With This Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Days by the pool are gonna be a lot groovier this summer when you add the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker from Brookstone to your collection of swimming attractions. This product offers a big wireless sound with the ability to float flawlessly for a range of 33 feet from your paired smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device. It’s also submersible up to three feet ensuring the best of security for every pool party in which it makes an appearance.  Perhaps best of all, you won’t have to constantly be plugging in as the battery life lasts up to 20 hours on a Read More

$78 Buy

HiddenRadio 2 Brings 360-Sound To Your Living Room (And Everywhere Else)

Want a speaker that’s absolutely future-proof? You got it in the HiddenRadio 2. Those familiar with the first version of this audio star probably know that the original finished with close to $1 million in Kickstarter funding. Naturally, the makers went back to the well for their updated piece of hardware, and so far, it’s turning out equally stellar. Seeking a funding target of $90,000, the total is now at $454k+ with 19 days left to go. What’s the big deal? Isn’t it just a speaker that looks sort of like the new MacPro? Well, not exactly. It’s a kick-a Read More

$149 Buy

Geek Pulse: Not An Amplifier…An ‘Awesomifier’

When the digital revolution happened to music, most of us kicked quality to the curb in favor of convenience (hey, we’re dudes and we generally prefer low-hanging fruit over things we have to work for). Now we just pump out MP3 from our massive, ill-gotten libraries to our stereos and headphones. Well, we’re missing an important step in this process…and our listening experience suffers. The Geek Pulse aims to change this by introducing a high-quality digital-analog converter (DAC) into our systems. There’s a DAC in every device that handles digital audio files because the signal needs to change from digital Read More

$299 Buy

Imbibe On Optimum Sound At The Sonos Playbar

Step up to the bar. Sonos Playbar, that is. The company has created a terrific sound bar that sounds just as good with music as it does with TV and Movies. It can be combined with additional speakers for a 5.1 experience, or if you don’t consider yourself an audiophile and would rather save money and still get a pleasurable experience, you can rely solely on the Playbar. As far as control is concerned, you would just use your television remote in order to adjust volume and operate. Or it can be used as a multi room Wi-Fi audio system. Read More

$699 Buy

Harman Kardon Nova 2.0 Wireless Speakers

Whatever device you use for listening to music, hook it up to the Harman Kardon Nova 2.0 wireless speakers and establish wireless connections across Bluetooth with NFC (Near Field Communications). Push a button and  fill the room with sound from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you want to connect the Nova 2.0 to your Apple TV or Roku, you can use an optical cable. And a 3.5mm jack lets you play sound from just about any other device you own. Harman’s proprietary DSP helps these little speakers be heard and not seen. And you’ll pick out plenty of aural Read More

$299 Buy

3D-Printed Gramohorn Invites You Back To The Jazz Age

Retro is in, and the Gramohorn Acoustic Speaker is a smartphone dock (specifically for the HTC One) with a look and feel of the Jazz Age.  Whether you’re pumping out some Hoagy Carmichael or running the latest Florence and the Machine track through these silver horns, you’ll have a great conversation starter at your gatherings. Modeled on original gramophones, the new gadget comes to us through HTC UK’s Here’s to Creativity campaign, which chooses designs from up-and-coming  brains and brings them to life.  In this case, the design involves not only gramophone acoustics, but also the 3D printing that fabricates Read More

$8000 Buy

ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

The ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC and headphone amplifier inherits and improves on the acclaimed audio quality of Xonar Essence ST/STX sound cards. We know that’s a lot of letters to consume, but trust us: it’s a good thing! Offering audiophile-grade performance, Xonar Essence STU delivers USB connectivity and accessible external controls. It presents a pristine, unmistakable sound with 120dB SNR, exclusive precision clock tuning technology and a strong 600ohm headphone amplifier, meaning that the quality of the sound is solid, and it only gets better when you decide to plug in to the headphone jack. Xonar Essence STU Read More

$399 Buy