At an event held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore, Panasonic allowed us time to get a hands-on experience with their new line-up of audio devices. These include wireless speakers as well as docking systems which are compatible with the Apple's new Lightning connector in addition to home theatre systems.
Compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and even the iPad, the Soundfreaq SFQ-03 with its 2.2-speaker configuration supports audio playback through its docking cradle or wirelessly via Bluetooth. It can also be paired with other devices including Android smartphones and allows charging via USB. We find out how this Sound Stack matches up against existing iDevice designed docking stations in the market.
Is it a satellite dish? Is it a light reflector? Is it a hand-held drum? No. This is the new BeoPlay A9 speakers from Bang & Olufsen which comes with the capacity to deliver 480W of power and sound.
Yamaha has brought a treasure trove of products to IFA 2012, including new sound bars, desktop audio systems, and even a high-end CD player with a network-streaming client. Here are a few that caught our attention; fingers crossed that they will reach our shores soon.
With the Panasonic SC-HTB550 2.1-channel home theater sound system, you can choose to set it up as a modern sound bar, or as two separate freestanding vertical speakers. Better yet, the subwoofer connects to the receiver wirelessly. Intrigued? Hit the jump to find out more.
As its name implies, the Sonos Play:3 comes with three drivers each powered by a dedicated Class-D amplifier, and enables streaming from your music library, music services, and radio stations. Read on to find out if this compact wireless music system delivers.
Last week, Creative unveiled the Sound BlasterAxx series of speakers for desktops and smart mobile devices, powered by a new SB-Axx1 chip. Earlier today, we were at the company's HQ to witness exactly what the trio of speakers have to offer. Here are our hands-on and ears-on impressions.
If portability is the primary feature you desire from your wireless speaker, look not further than the Aigo BT300. Design-wise, it resembles a salt and pepper shaker. But how does it sound? We find out.
Skimping slightly on portability allows Creative to pack in two 3-inch drivers into the D80. In the company's own words, this is a 'wireless speaker that rocks'. Here's our assessment of this extremely affordable stereo Bluetooth speaker.
For the audiophile on the move, traveling is no reason to subject your ears to sub-standard sound. Luckily Soundmatters lends a helping hand with a splendid portable, wireless speaker in the shape of the Foxl v2.