Top 100 Products of 2012

Audio Headphones, Speakers & Docks

Audio Headphones, Speakers & Docks


Beyerdynamic T90 Open Back Headphones

If you're looking for balanced sound and neutrality of tone from your headphones, then the Beyerdynamic T90 is the answer to your prayers. Great attention to detail and a vibrant tone make it suited to reproducing any music track from your collection. Armed with 45mm drivers and sporting an open back design, the T90 delivers audio which would impress even the most ardent audiophile.

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Bose SoundLink II Mobile Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

When it came to portable, wireless speakers in 2012, the Bose SoundLink was one of the best options around. And during the course of the year it was upgraded and improved and released as the Bose SoundLink II. Using Bluetooth for connectivity, the speakers are platform agnostic and can hook up to iOS or Android devices with ease. For its tiny stature and size, the Bose SoundLink II also delivers quality sound with strong mids and bright highs.

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Denon Cocoon Portable Docking Station

Rubberized corners and a degree of waterproofing make the Denon Cocoon Portable one of the more travel friendly docking stations on the market. But with the provision of AirPlay, you can also wireless stream tunes from the device. Two 3-inch, full range drivers also make it equipped to deliver enough audio for any situation. Thanks to its rechargeable lithium ion batteries, these speakers can keep on going for hours on end.

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Philips Fidelio AS851 Docking Station

Docking stations for the Apple range of products are a dime a dozen. The Philips Fidelio AS851 on the other hand was one of the first docking stations intended solely for Android products. Its creatively designed cradle accepts smart devices in both portrait and landscape orientations to provide charging. Audio playback is accomplished via Bluetooth connectivity.

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Philips Shoqbox SB7100 Speakers

Small enough to be easily carried without hassle, the pentagonal shape of the Philips Shoqbox SB7100 makes it look more like a drinks flask than a speaker. On board lithium ion batteries can power operations for up to eight hours. Philips has also included gesture based input so that users can change tracks or the volume with a simple flick of the hand.

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Sennheiser HD700 Headphones

Sennheiser has a well-earned reputation as one of the best audio product manufacturers. With the HD 700 headphones they further cemented their credentials. Angled 40mm transducer with DuoFol diaphragms aims to provide a wide soundstage and ultra-fast response times. Great bass levels are guaranteed thanks to the multilayer design of the headband.

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Yamaha Restio ISX-B820 Integrated Audio System

With sleek and minimal proportions, the Restio looks like it belongs firmly in a stylish, modern interior décor setting. You can dock your iPhone or iPad directly into the top of the unit, but wireless is definitely the intended mode of playback. Connectivity between device and the speaker is established thanks to Bluetooth. A two-way, four speaker system tuned to Yamaha’s usually high standards is responsible for strong audio delivery.

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Yamaha YSP-4300 Sound Bar

Utilizing a grand total of 22 array speakers controlled by Yamaha’s YSP technology, the Yamaha YSP-4300 produces sharp beams of audio for extremely high quality surround sound. Two powerful 6.5cm woofer units handle bass duties and ensure your viewing experience is accompanied by sound with great impact. YIT-W12 technology also allows for wireless playback from iOS devices. Its audio performance is tough to match as it it can convincingly re-create true multi-channel audio and with enough power that would certainly have you thinking if the room had other hidden speakers.

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