home audio

Sonos will layoff employees as it adapts to changes in the music industry

In a blog post, the CEO of speaker and home audio maker Sonos said the company will lay off employees as it adjusts to changes in the music industry by focusing on paid streaming services and voice co

Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sonos.com/">Sonos</a>, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis

Klipsch LightSpeakers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Light-Speakers-Controller-Angle.jpg" />These crazy Klipsch LightSpeakers are designed to add music to any room. You can plug them into st

How to hide that subwoofer in the corner of the room

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/10122009112626.jpg" />Keeping your home theater (my wife calls it a living room) clean and uncluttered can be a real pain if you have a d

Review: Sonos Bundle 150 with loudspeakers (and more)

We’ve reviewed a lot of home audio solutions, and they all offer different benefits and drawbacks. The big trend is “music everywhere”, whether through powerline networking or wirele

Bowers & Wilkins 685 Speaker Review

After checking out B&W’s 685 stereo speakers for more than a month, I’m truly impressed. These mid-size speakers are perfect for a roomy bookshelf or on speaker stands, and they handle

Denon's New WiFi Dock for iPods 'n More

Amid a slew of new releases yesterday at the Hyatt in Jersey City, Denon introduced a WiFi iPod dock, the ASD-3W. It looks like a hockey puck with a dock and an antenna, but it’s much more: It a

Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing

If you were holding out on HD Radio until Sony got in the game (those of you that didn’t run out and buy Cambridge’s radio), your wait is officially over. Sony announced that it’s to

ELP Laser Turntable Price Drops, Still Expensive

While we’re on the subject of expensive audio equipment, we figured we should mention a companion piece of equipment for the Hovland Stratos: ELP Corp.’s Laser Turntable. In case you’re not fami

JBL On Air Control Wireless Speakers Reviewed, Not So Wireless

JBL’s On Air Control 2.4G wireless satellite speakers, mentioned on this very site at the end of January, promised to add some stereo audio to your life without all the necessary wiring required

Denon Crave-worthy Home Audio Products Leaked

Home Theater Blog, via CNET’s Crave, has published some leaked details of five new Denon receivers possibly scheduled to arrive starting this summer. Speculation has the receivers being released

Help Key: How to Set Up Surround Sound Speakers

Anyone can put a boom box on the shelf and turn it on; but setting up a set of surround sound speakers, and getting the optimal audio fidelity takes a little more effort. Speakers are often considered

Denon Launches Headphone Line

As if there already weren’t a ton of premium headphone options on the market, home-theater and audio-electronics maker Denon introduced five new models. Priced from $50 to $700, they are the fir

George: An Intelligent iPod Speaker Dock

We wrote about Chestnut Hill Sound’s George iPod speaker dock back at the beginning of the month. Our review unit arrived today, so we decided to pop the box open and take some shots. There are

PopCatcher Catches FM Radio So You Don't Have To

When I lived in Seattle and listened all the time to KEXP, I would have loved to have had the PopCatcher MusicDock MD-601. On the surface, it’s just a decent looking FM radio with a dock at the

CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part Two

It’s been a long friggin’ week, but I’m in the home stretch now. Just four meetings left: Cyberlink, Toshiba, Linksys and Microsoft’s SPOT group. If you’ve bought a new W

CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part One

It’s finally Wednesday, January 10. It’s my last day of meetings. Seven of them in a row starting bright and early with Akimbo and their CEO who’s named same as me. Put simply, Akimb

Fraunhofer IIS MP3 Surround Encoder Turns Your Stereo Tracks To 5.1

Looking for a new stereophonic sound spectacular from your MP3s? Download the Fraunhofer IIS MP3 Surround player, MP3 Surround encoder and the MP3 Stereo eXtended converter. The no-cost eval apps, whi

Eos Whole Home Audio Systems for the iPod

It seems fairly obvious, but if you really want to listen to your music anywhere in the house on your iPod… you just take your iPod with you. But apparently Eos Wireless seems to think it is a bette

New iPod Speaker System Has An Outie

Those in the market for a higher-end iPod sound system will want to check out the $549 George, the first product to roll out from digital-audio manufacturer Chestnut Hill Sound. One of the edges it ha
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