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Ultrasone returns with three pairs for discerning ears

If you love audio, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Ultrasone before. We haven’t heard much from the headphone maker in a while, but it’s back with a few new cans for the discerning audio lover.

4:42 pm 19/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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JBL takes a turn with two tiny speakers

Portable audio is becoming the new must have thing to keep with you, because if you love sound — and who doesn’t? — you may as well have a tiny boombox in your backpack when you need it. But why only rely on a backpack when you can also clip a speaker to yourself.

9:22 am 11/11/2014 By Staff writers
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Review: Sonos Boost

As more players enter the multi-room audio market, Player One — Sonos — is ready with a fix for people suffering from buffer and WiFi problems. If this is you, we know your pain all too well, and it’s time for a Boost.

8:11 am 05/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Harman’s Esquire speaker shrinks for suits and suitcases

Harman/Kardon grabbed our attention earlier in the year with a leather backed speaker, but if it was a little too big, there’s a pint-sized portrayal coming shortly.

12:42 pm 04/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Mr. Big Stuff: gadget ideas if you win at the races

For many, Melbourne Cup means gambling, and if you happen to be on the winning side of a bet, you’ll probably have a few quid to spare, so if you need some help to spend on yourself, here’s a tiny guide, going from little wins to, well, some of the big ones.

12:20 pm 04/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Panasonic gets into multi-room audio, offers support for more than its own speakers

The next battleground for home audio is apparently multi-room audio, as more companies find a way to tackle Sonos head on. We’ve seen LG, Samsung, and Bluesound do it this year, and now it’s time for Panasonic to get in on the action.

4:17 pm 03/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Marshall Monitor headphones

If you’ve ever played in a rock band in your teens, or even if you do now, you know the “Marshall” name. It’s a brand that practically screams rock, and while it’s normally known for amplifiers, it is now bringing its amped-up style to headphones.

4:50 pm 31/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Download dilemma: dealing with high-res audio when you’re living in Australia

If the idea of high resolution sound at home or on the go makes your eyes light up and your ears sing praises, great news: more devices are coming that support this technology. Bad news, though, because if you live in Australia, the pickings are slim.

11:25 am 31/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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4K films head to new Sony UHD TV owners, but only for a limited time

The biggest problem owners of Ultra HD TVs have right now is the lack of content. There is pretty much an absence of 4K media in Australia at the moment, but if you’re thinking of buying a Sony UHD TV, you’ll have one on the rest of us.

1:58 pm 30/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Dolby Atmos coming to stores this year through Onkyo, content less so

Australia gets most of the big blockbusters, but if you look at how many cinemas we have that support Dolby’s totally immersive audio format, the number is very small. But you mightn’t have to worry about that, as Dolby’s Atmos format comes home.

1:47 pm 29/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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