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...

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....

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...