Systemline E100 In-Wall Bluetooth DAB Radio

DAB+/FM/Bluetooth music system with touch control and TV audio / auxiliary input E100 is a comprehensive installed music system appealing to those that appreciate the latest digital radio broadcasts at the touch of a button, but also appreciate playing music from smart phones, tablets or laptops. The bright OLED screen acts as a clock when in standby but then informs the user of the currently selected station or source. E100’s built in alarm and IP rating makes it equally suitable in bedrooms and bathrooms as well as kitchens. No clutter – E100 is built into the wall or kitchen cabinet...

Acoustic Research AR-H1 Review

PROS Wonderful audio performance. with excellent bass depth and clarity. Superb sense of space. Comfortable, secure fit. CONS Huge frame and open-back style earcup not ideal for on-the-go listening. Expensive. Lacks a cable with an inline remote control. BOTTOM LINE The magnetic drivers of the open-back Acoustic Research AR-H1 headphones deliver an excellent sonic experience with impressive accuracy and sense of space. We’ve reviewed only a handful of planar magnetic driver-based headphones thus far, like the Blue Ella and the in-ear Audeze iSine20. Now, we check out the bulky, beautiful, and—at $599.99—expensive Acoustic Research AR-H1. Even without its own internal amplifier like the Blue Ella...

Systemline E50 – Top Product 2017

Installed Bluetooth music system with touch and gesture control with TV audio / auxiliary input Systemline E50 from Armour Home has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2017 reader poll. The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PE’s 70,000+ readership, are recognition for those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the electrical contractor’s ability to get the job done efficiently, safely and professionally, whether this is in the form of innovative products, tools or time-saving solutions. PE Editor, Richard Bowler said: “Our annual awards...

Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speakers Review

Big, Loud, and Invredibly Fun to Listen To By William Gayde on March 22, 2018 When you’ve decided that your TV or monitor’s built in speakers just don’t cut it anymore, there are plenty of options to choose from. Of course, you can go to your local big box store and grab a pair of cheap bookshelf speakers, but for those that care about audio quality, you’ll want to do some research beforehand. Today I’ll be taking a look at the latest product from Audioengine, the A5+ Wireless Powered Speakers. Audioengine has had a long history of making high quality prosumer...

Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Review

Just recently I was very lucky to hear the first pair of Klipsch HP-3 Heritage Over ear headphones. Even before opening the box I was very impressed! Usually when a set of Headphones arrive they are in a box just big enough to carry the items, however this was not the case with the HP-3’s. The box the Klipsch HP-3’s arrived in was mammoth in comparison with other Headphones we see day-in and day-out, so mammoth that I could sit a AV Receiver in it! Once I had opened the shipping packaging I was yet again surprised with another box inside that holds yet another box, making unpacking the Klipsch...

Klipsch Forte III Review

This week we tested the Klipsch Forte III speaker, a 3-way model equipped with acoustic horns and a passive radiator. This uncommon speaker was discontinued almost twenty years ago, and Klipsch brought it back into its catalog in response to growing demand for vintage speakers. This speaker can cover a very large bandwidth and boasts an exceptional sensitivity rating. Equally at home with music and movie soundtracks, the Klipsch Forte III can stand on its own and does not need the support of a subwoofer. It is part of the brand’s famous Heritage range, along with its high-end models. Klipsch Forte III:...

Sony launches MUTEKI V90DW High Power Audio System

The speaker system that’s Chromecast-ready Sony has launched the MUTEKI V90DW, a powerful new audio system that brings together brilliant lighting feature options and excellent sound quality to create an immersive listening experience. Standing at an impressive 170cm tall, the tower design of this speaker makes listening a complete, captivating experience. The sound system also features speaker lights and multi-coloured woofer lights that change according to the beat. The V90DW supports music services such as Google’s Chromecast built-in and Spotify Connect. The touch panel user interface backlit, making it easy and convenient to skip tracks at any time of day or night....

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...