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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Listen To The Right Review For Headphones

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gadget...est-headphones/

"We’ve decided to tackle this rather tough job by compiling a list of our favorite cans. We can assure you that all listed here sound great, are very comfortable and fill specific needs for listeners. Of course, if you don’t see your favorite headphones listed, please feel free to add your top pick in the comment section below."

Whether they be earbuds or headphones, both are great ways to keep the music flowing without subjecting everyone around you to your Bieber fix. Of course, good headphones do not come cheap. While you may be able to pick something up from the dollar store that sort of, maybe, kind of does the job, laying down some real coin for higher quality cans can make a huge difference, especially if you are no longer using 128kbps mp3s. And really, you should, because if you are going to appreciate music, Bieber or not, hearing them the way it was meant to be heard is a wonderful experience.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Speakers So Good You Need Gloves To Set Them Up

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/...oundbar-review/

"To say the Klipsch G-17 Air exceeded our usual expectations of an Airplay-enabled speaker would simply be an understatement -- it's clear that the folks at the company put a great deal of work into what was merely a concept on the CES floor nearly eight month's ago. The speaker itself is built like a (glossy) rock, and the sound that comes through is as solid as the foundation."

As you probably know, AirplayAirPlay allows you to play media from your iOS device-such as an iPod, iPhone or iPad-and stream it wirelessly to another device, such as a set of speakers, TVs and audio/video receivers (assuming the are properly configured, of course). AirPlay speakers are starting to proliferate, and the promise of wireless connections seems enticing. Klipsch is a well-known and respected speaker manufacturer. I have a set of their desktop speakers myself, and I can attest that they are excellent. So, I was certainly curious when I saw this review by Engadget on the new Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar.

In a somewhat tantalizing move, when you open the box to take out your new speaker you are first presented with a set of white gloves to assist in your work. According to Engadget this is no gimmick as the glossy fit and finish of these stellar speakers lends itself to a respectful handling that results in a delightful listening experience. Engadget walks us through the setup, configuration, and sound tests that shaped their evaluation. Be careful though - only proceed to the Read link if you plan to spend $600 today.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Klipsch Shares Their Secrets to the Sound of Success

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/25/...es-and-between/

"Needless to say, we were quite curious to hear about (and see) what all goes into imagining, designing, testing and qualifying the 'buds and speakers that we've enjoyed for so many years, and if you share that same level of curiosity, join us after the break for the full walkthrough (and a few heretofore unreleased secrets, to boot)."

The folks at Engadget made a trip to the Klipsch headquarters and got a peek into the processes that go behind developing and manufacturing headphones and speakers. Going through the tour gives you a greater appreciation of the effort that goes into high quality sound equipment. It is not as simple as slapping together a few pieces of metal and magnets. Despite what some conspiracy theorists might tell you, there is a difference between cheap, token earbuds that come with most mp3 players and higher priced, quality equipment.

Tags: hardware, klipsch

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Klipsch ProMedia Helps You Go Wireless! Well, Kinda, Sorta Wireless.

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/01/...rs-impressions/

"We should start by explaining a little about what a buck under $200 gets you. The 2.1 system includes a ported, side-firing 6.5-inch subwoofer encased in an 11 pound box that measures 9.5- x 9.8- x 10.2-inches. Also within that is a 2.4GHz wireless receiver and amplification for all of the drivers involved: 50 watts for the subbie and 35 watts per satellite."

Sound generally is not at the top of your average computer user's list of deal breakers. Most desktop computers I see on sale generally get bundled with speakers that cost less than a coffee at Starbucks. Laptops, while improving, at still largely limited by physical dimensions to ever really sound that great. Those that know the difference usually open their wallet a little for a decent set of computer speakers. Klipsch, well known for good speaker sets has come up with a wireless version of their ProMedia 2.1 speakers. Engadget gives you the details on how these sound, and the price, at just shy of $200, is pretty reasonable, however, I really have to question the value of wireless computer speakers. Because the speakers still need to connect to each other, and wireless power is still years away, you still have a tangle of colourful cables. Going wireless only really saves you one cable. Sure, you can now put them anywhere you want, but I imagine most would just set it up at their desk, where it wouldn't matter, not down the hall in the baby room. Am I missing something here?


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Klipsch Releases Smallest and Lightest Full-Range Headphones...in Korea

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archive...headphones.html

"Klipsch claims to have introduced the smallest and lightest full-range in-ear headphones in Korea, dubbed the Image. What you get is a personalized fit with a precision-tuned acoustic experience without having a couple of large mushrooms sticking out from your ears, courtesy of its patent-pending Contour Ear Gels that were anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal."



Personally, I think spending anything above $200 on headphones is bordering on lunacy, but if you really dig your tunes and want to hear them at their best, these $430 headphones from Klipsch might do the trick. I'm a bit dubious myself - although I'm a big fan of Klipsch and the sound quality of their speakers, bass response is usually a matter of physics. These itty-bitty headphones don't look like they'd be capable of generating much in the way of bass. I guess we'll wait and see...


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