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Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amp gives your smartphone a tune-up

Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amp gives your smartphone a tune-up

If there's one thing we've liked about Marshall over the past year (not that there's just one, of course), it's that they're able to present a whole new angle on the mobile music world by simply implementing the aesthetics they've already got in place for on-stage audio. What you've got here is the release of the Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amplifier, made specifically for your smartphone and bearing the distinction of being the very first home audio product to be released with "Marshall's legendary script logo."

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Edifier e10 Exclaim 2.0 bi-amped speakers bring on DSP and DRC alike

Edifier e10 Exclaim 2.0 bi-amped speakers bring on DSP and DRC alike

Welcome to the next level from Edifier with the e10 Exclaim 2.0 bi-amped speaker system, complete with a collection of technologies that are made to amplify your computer, television, or mobile smart device. This set of speakers brings on full internal DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and DRC (Dynamic Range Compensation), both of them bringing on "superb" tonal balance as well as absolutely minimal distortion at any volume level. They also have a rather unique look to them, ready for your desk or right out in the open near your HDTV for hot-blasting visuals as well as sound.

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Sennheiser outs IE 800 earphones and HDVD 800 headphone amp

Sennheiser outs IE 800 earphones and HDVD 800 headphone amp

Sennheiser has revealed its latest high-end headphones, the IE 800, along with its first headphone amplifier, the HDVD 800, each expected to go on sale this summer. Each slotting in at the pinnacle of Sennheiser's range, the IE 800's bring newly-miniaturized drivers and styling that should make your ears the envy of audiophiles, while the HDVD 800 has been designed as the ideal foil for the company's more expensive models.

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Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

There's a brand new miniature refrigerator in town, and it's not made by any of the common cooler names you'd expect: it's an amp. This fridge is able to cool masses of cans, bottles, or whatever else you may want to include in your musically-inclined drinking space, and appears by all outward appearances to be a hefty Marshall amplifier for your guitar. And the control knobs, of course, go to 11.

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FiiO E17 Alpen hardcore headphone amplifier revealed

FiiO E17 Alpen hardcore headphone amplifier revealed

There's one whole heck of a lot of iPod opponents out there these days, but not exactly the same amount of contenders in the headphone amplifier world. What we've got here is the announcement for the FiiO E17, made to satisfy, complete with a hardcore body and all the features you audiophiles will love. This device also goes by the name Alpen and is made to work as a headphone amplifier and a USB sound card for ultimate cut-down excellence. You've got a two-color OLED display, brushed metal housing, and two parallel 3.5mm headphone outputs, right out of the box.

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Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

Griffin Twenty Audio Amplifier for Airport Express hands-on

There's a brand new piece of white technology out there this week, it having a lovely silver dial and the very obvious intent shown right on the surface: this device is made to provide you with untethered digital playback from iTunes with little to no effort at all! This piece of technology works with a Class D stereo amplifier complete with TI PurePath and you've got both S/PDIF optical and an included TOSLINK connector to get you hooked up.

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