Kef Porsche Design Motion One Review

Kef Motion One – Looks good, Sounds Better Design 9.5 Build 8 Performance 9 Value 8 Overall Score 8.6 THE GOOD Stylish design that suit most occasions Impressive sound reproduction 10hr battery life THE BAD Not for the budget conscious Passive sound isolation I’m not the biggest fan of collaborations. Especially when the partnership is nothing more than a marketing gimmick without any real contribution to the design and quality of the product. The KEF MOTION ONE – a collaboration between Porsche Design and KEF, isn’t one of those cases. To the uninitiated, you might confuse Porsche Design with the...

Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers Review

Introduction One of the very first pieces of audio gear that I wanted to upgrade when I was a wee lad were my computer speakers. My first set came with a Dell desktop system my parents bought me when I was a senior in high school to prepare for college. They were small, rectangular, and sounded terrible – zero bass or treble to speak of with a really muddy midrange. And I loved them. When they finally died I decided to up my game by buying a complete 5.1 surround system made by Sound Blaster. I don’t remember the exact...

Alpine’s iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver Review

Alpine’s newly released iLX-107 is the first infotainment system to boast wireless CarPlay compatibility, allowing users to listen to tunes, navigate, interact with Siri and more without a Lightning cable. AppleInsider went hands-on with the receiver and came away greatly impressed. How Wireless CarPlay Works Wireless CarPlay requires iPhone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi be turned on. All data and audio are sent over Wi-Fi, but just like AirDrop, having Bluetooth enabled helps the phone recognize the in-car unit. That’s correct: Even though the radio has Bluetooth in it, it’s using Wi-Fi for call audio. You can’t pair with the unit in any...

Klipsch Reference Premiere Review – RP-280F, RP-450C, RP-250S, R-115SW

Among the many speaker brands, Klipsch has always played a very special role for generations of enthusiastic music lovers with their striking design and the systematic use of horn-loaded speaker drivers. The Reference Premiere series is the latest product from Klipsch to enter our listening room. Klipsch Reference Premiere Sound Quality – 98% Features – 90% Build Quality/Finish – 92% Price/Performance – 98% SUMMARY The new Reference Premiere series from Klipsch sounds awesome across the board with its enthralling dynamics and audiophile sound quality. 95% PLUS Dynamic, powerful and detailed. As close as you can get to a real cinema sound experience without going bankrupt....

Abtec Petone Christmas Message December 2017

Another year is coming to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support throughout 2017. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year have a safe and happy holiday break… See you in 2018! Our hours throughout the Xmas / New Year holidays are as follows; Sunday 24th Dec 2017  11am – 3pm Monday 25th Dec 2017 – CLOSED Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 – Boxing Day Sale (Open 10am – 3pm) Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st Dec 2017 – OPEN Monday 1st Jan 2018 – CLOSED Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – CLOSED Wednesday 3rd Jan 2018  Normal opening hours resume From your...

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT Bluetooth Headphones Australian Review

Wireless headphones normally mean you’re compromising on sound quality versus wired headphones. Normally. Audio-Technica’s new ATH-DSR7BT are so committed to the highest possible Bluetooth sound quality, though, that they don’t even have a 3.5mm wired headphone cable, nor anywhere to plug one in. These Hi-Res Audio over-the-ear cans are all about hi-fi wireless, with a unique speaker driver and amplifier setup that promises the best. Can they deliver? What Is It? Bear with me, because this is heady stuff. The 45mm True Motion drivers inside the $599 Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT are entirely digital, with a specially designed and unique diaphragm that interprets signals pulsed from Trigence’s Dnote chipset...

Riva Arena Compact Multiroom Speaker Review

Riva outbooms Sonos with the Arena compact multiroom speaker “The Riva Arena is the best combination of fidelity and usability we have ever seen in a speaker its size” HIGHS Elegant, compact design Multiple ways to connect Clear, room-filling sound Easy to use on iOS or Android Portable option available LOWS Short power cable Score 4.5 When Riva Audio announced its first foray into multiroom audio, the two-speaker lineup it calls the Wand series, our interest was understandably piqued. The young company’s excellent Turbo X was our favorite portable speaker of 2016, impressing with a beautiful sound signature in a small and versatile package. As...

KEF Gravity One Porsche Speaker

Surround yourself with superior sound when you use the KEF Gravity One Porsche Speaker. This one-of-a-kind speaker brings together the iconic design of Porsche Design with the technical knowledge of KEF. The result is a show-stopping Bluetooth device in a compact and portable package. The Gravity One Speaker achieves stunning sound without skimping on the details. Measuring just 8.5 inches long, you can easily pack it on any trip. In addition, the powerful acoustics are sure to fill any room with hi-fi audio. With the signature Uni-Q driver, the Gravity One Speaker disperses audio in a full 360 degrees. Finally, every single...

KEF LS50 Wireless review

Our Verdict: 5 Stars These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package For Impressive clarity and insight Taut bass and strong dynamics Features and excellent build Neat package Against Some small usability issues When someone says the words ‘hi-fi system’, what do you think of? If you’re anything like us, you’ve just pictured a combination of separates comprising source – maybe a streamer, CD player or record player – an amplifier and a pair of speakers. If we could go back 40 years and ask the same question, we...

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Limited Edition Headphone Review

In September this year, Audio-Technica announced a new Limited Edition Red version of the ever-popular ATH-M50x. Reviewer, Matthew Jens, didn’t have to think twice and purchased a pair immediately. AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50X LIMITED EDITION OVER-EAR HEADPHONES I have a problem. I can’t stop collecting headphones. My Fiancé thinks it’s “hoarding,” but I still hold on to the idea that I am a merely a “collector.” Admittedly, I’ve started to lose count of the number of headphones I own, but it’s somewhere north of twenty-five pairs. This madness all began when I was starting out mixing bands in the live audio industry. I required...