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Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker: Australian Review

Your smartphone or tablet is a gateway to tens of millions of music tracks, of audio playlists and podcasts and internet radio stations. The only problem is that your smartphone’s speaker is not great — and that’s where wireless sound systems come into their own. And sure, you can hook up a Bluetooth speaker for a temporary high, but if you’re listening at home then you can do a lot, lot better. Sonos’s new Play:5 speaker is about the size of a regular bookshelf speaker — the kind that you’d have paired up next to your TV, for a small home theatre setup — but it packs so much more power.

Inside Samsung's Multi-Million Dollar Audio Lab

With a new world-class audio lab in Los Angeles, Samsung wants to change home audio in exactly the same way that it changed TVs — and spearheaded the switch to super-thin LCD TVs — back in the 2000s.

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless: The Big Blimp Of Sound Gets An Overhaul

Music listening habits have come a long way since Bowers & Wilkins launched Zeppelin speaker dock eight years (!) ago in 2007. The overhauled Zeppelin ditches the dock and adds Bluetooth — which is pretty much exactly what the thing needed.

For $40,000, This Bang & Olufsen Speaker Should Play Sound In 11 Dimensions

Bang & Olufsen will freely admit that its new BeoLab 90 speaker is ‘not for everyone’. Given that most people can’t blow $US40,000 on a car, let alone speaker-systems-as-modern-art, that’s not surprising. But at least for the money, you should get a nice hi-fi.

The New Beats Pill+ Looks Like A Rip-Off

Beats products are a trick. The combination of slick marketing and deceptive design is effective! But it’s still a trick.

A Millennium Falcon Speaker Is The Best Way To Blast John Williams

It’s quite possibly the most recognisable film score of all time, and without a doubt, the best way to enjoy John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack is on iHome’s new Millennium Falcon-shaped Bluetooth Speaker.

What The Hell Is This Combination TV Remote-Speaker, Sony?

Sony Japan just announced the SRS-LSR100, a little wireless portable speaker designed for your TV, with a built-in remote frankenstein’d on top. It’s a bizarre gadget — but it actually makes complete sense.

An R2-D2 Bluetooth Speaker Is Obviously The Best Bluetooth Speaker

Does it really matter how this R2-D2 dome Bluetooth speaker sounds? Or how good its battery life is, or how easy it is to pair with your mobile device? If you’re a diehard Star Wars fan you’ve already decided this is the wireless speaker for you, so head on over to ThinkGeek to pre-order one.

The Blizzard Inside These Bluetooth Star Wars Snow Globes Reacts To Your Music

Late-August is a little early to start setting out your holiday snow globes, except when they have got Star Wars characters inside. But these aren’t just ordinary snow globes, they’re also Bluetooth speakers, and the blizzard inside gets more intense as your music does.

Some Genius Turned Fisher Price Cassette Player Into A Bluetooth Speaker

If you still own a Fisher Price cassette player, it’s probably buried deep in some ’80s nostalgia-filled corner of your closet. But where most of us see a beloved electronic fossil, Matt Gruskin saw a retro-styled Bluetooth speaker.

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