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Review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones

Headphones that cut out the noise from the outside world generally require you to be tethered to your phone, but not a new pair of cans from Plantronics, as the company brings its expertise with wireless audio technology to the field of big headphones.

5:41 pm 15/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG gets a taste for multi room, puts years of research into it

According to a study, 15 percent of the audio equipment being bought in Australia is made for multi-room audio. It’s then no surprise that we’re seeing LG join the fray, bringing years of research and not just doing it because everyone else is.

3:43 pm 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Astell & Kern, Blue Note team up for high-resolution audio deluxe kit

Like 4K video, high resolution audio is in a bit of a sore place, with few places to find it, and much of the availability locked out thanks to international restrictions, but if you have enough money, you can find a whopper of a pack.

5:32 pm 09/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG launches 4K Ultra HD OLED in Australia, one of only ten countries

As far as picture quality goes, there’s very little that competes with the organic light emitting diode. It’s not cheap, but this organic display component provides some of the strongest colours you’re likely to find on any TV, and now, you can find in a 4K TV.

4:18 pm 09/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Apple announcing something October 17, what will it be?

The invite has gone out, and now we just have to wait, as Apple’s regular end of year showcase is set to happen, but what will it be: a new iPad, a new Mac, or something else that has been long overdue for an update?

9:11 am 09/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Bluesound connects multi-room with high-res audio

Sonos may well have kicked off the HiFi field that is multi-room audio, but it’s not the only company getting its fingers in, with Bluesound joining the fray, bringing experience from Paul Smith Barton speakers and NAD amplifiers and making your listening experience more akin to what an audiophile would love.

11:34 am 08/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Bose QuietComfort 25i (QC25/QC25i)

If there’s one company that tends to do well in the field of noise cancellation, it’s Bose. We’ve seen its headphones used by so many on overseas trips, and now we’re about to see a new model on the heads of people who love sound, with the highly portable QC25i.

5:25 pm 02/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Big headphones on the way from Audeze with an eco-friendly angle

Larger headphones are often considered luxurious not just because they have big drivers and equally big sound, but high grade materials like wood, leather, and more, but what if you want something a little more ecologically friendly and equally luxurious?

4:40 pm 01/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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WD TV gets an update, and this time it’s personal

Western Digital’s foray into TV appliances isn’t a new thing, but the company is getting more serious about it with a version of its WD TV made for families, bringing media playback to a connected TV in your home.

12:55 pm 01/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Bose goes semi-budgety and sporty with new in-ears

An update to the Bose earphone line-up is on the way, bringing the price point for Bose in-earphones down to a little over $100, putting better quality earphones within reach of more people, primarily those who value high quality sound, but don’t want to spend more than $200 to get it.

12:27 pm 29/09/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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