Bluetooth Speakers

by Mos Khan ·Posted
Apple has announced a new, supposedly improved, second-generation HomePod Smart Speaker. The announcement comes just a day after the reveal of the new MacBook and Mac mini, continuing Apple’s recent trend of rolling out revised products on the heels of its keynote. The revamped HomePod is the first update to the full-sized model
by John Foldi ·Posted
After three years since its last release, Ultimate Ears is announcing the WONDERBOOM 3, the latest addition to the WONDERBOOM wireless speaker line, designed for use outdoors. Proudly showing improvements in nearly every aspect of the speaker, the WONDERBOOM 3 boasts a longer range of 131', improved battery life of up to 14 hours, and two convenience features targeted at those in the Google mobile ecosystem: Google
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Big transitions, like leaving for school, can be difficult for many of us. But with the right products, you can bring the creature comforts and security of home to college. As anticipation for the new academic year mounts, consider some of our suggestions as potential parting gifts to ensure the college student in your life is set up for success.  The Basics In many of today’s courses, especially for students interacting with storage-demanding multimedia, a hard drive is considered a necessity. For new students, a good storage device can
by Eric Calvi ·Posted
JBL’s newly announced EON700 Series portable PA loudspeakers and subwoofer with Bluetooth represent a major step forward in innovation and technology for the popular EON range. By upgrading drivers and amplifiers, refining waveguides, supercharging the effects package, and incorporating the most up-to-date Bluetooth protocol and universal app control, the JBL engineers have delivered a pro-grade system that sounds clear and natural at any volume, anywhere in the room, and makes setup and operation a breeze.
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
Not every specification for the products that B&H Photo sells requires a secret decoder ring. We all know what height, width, length, and weight are. Photographers are familiar with megapixels and ISO ranges. However, there is one specification that pops up across many product lines that you might not be familiar with: IP Rating. You will find the “IP Rating” specification on products like hard and waterproof cases,
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
As temperatures warm up and beautiful summer weather abounds, now is the perfect time to bring out the picnic blankets, cold drinks, and a couple of pals. Of course, you’re going to want music while you’re kicking it, and we have a couple of great portable speaker options to consider while you plan your first summer hang. – Best Bluetooth Speaker Overall: Bose® SoundLink Revolve+™ II– Best Compact Bluetooth
by Rich R ·Posted
True to their name, Transparent speakers are designed to provide clear sound and feature a unique see-through cabinet. They come with a Bluetooth receiver preinstalled for wireless streaming and can be upgraded with optional Wi-Fi adapters, as well as AirPlay, Sonos, Amazon Echo, and Chromecast built-in devices; two 3.5mm inputs are also onboard. These speakers consist of a tempered glass cabinet with an aluminum frame and can be placed on a tabletop or wall-mounted with included hardware. With two models to choose from and two style options
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Bose® has just announced two new wireless speakers, the SoundLink Revolve™ II and Revolve+™ II. Like their predecessors, the SoundLink Revolve™ and Revolve+™, these portable, pint-size speakers deliver astonishingly powerful sound—enough to fill an entire room with 360° of jaw-dropping audio. On top of that, the enhanced Bluetooth speaker line also includes several important upgrades, including better battery life, better
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Music is the great enhancer. No matter where you are or what you're doing, virtually everything is better with a song. With that sentiment in mind, we've put together a list of some of our favorite speakers and portable music players. With each device, we've also included a song recommendation—just a handful of tracks we've been listening to a lot lately. Hope you enjoy! Sonos Move 2 Last fall, Sonos released the Move 2, the
by Jason T ·Posted
As someone who has been obsessed with all things audio for most of my life, I always find it interesting to hear what people have to say about sound quality. I find it especially fascinating to hear the opinions of people who aren’t in the audio field themselves. A great live sound engineer once said to me, “Most folks know something doesn’t sound right; they may not be able to tell you why, but they know something sounds off the mark.” I think there’s a lot of truth to that statement. Just ask my wife, who’s heard a lot of the songs I’ve
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted
If you are in the market for a pair of compact, desktop studio monitors, check out the JBL104-BT. Available in Black or White, the 104-BT utilizes a custom 60W Class-D amplifier to power the 4.5" coaxial drivers. All the electronics are housed in one monitor, which connects and powers the included satellite. The low-frequency port complements
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted
It’s that time of the year again. The “holidaze” are upon us and with them comes the stress of finding the perfect gift for that special someone. I’m a terrible procrastinator, especially when holiday shopping, so I’ve compiled a roundup of the best portable Bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Portability is subjective, so we’ll be looking at a broad variety of offerings. From beach karaoke and whitewater rafting to spreading holiday cheer with ambient background music or rocking out while preparing
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Despite recent indications, spring is officially upon us, which means it’s time to ditch the winter wear and move the party outside. Good friends, good food, and, of course, good tunes are a must. To help DJ your beachside bacchanal or recreate that “live music” sound in your backyard, Sony has released three party-minded Bluetooth speakers, the SRS-XB21,
by Max Waldroop ·Posted
If you’ve ever wished that your speaker could be as expressive as the music that comes out of it, jam is here to help with its line of Jamoji Bluetooth speakers. These mini speakers use Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone, tablet, computer, or other compatible media device, and are styled to look like your favorite emojis, including Purple Devil,