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UAMP pocket amp brings bass to your mobile

UAMP pocket amp brings bass to your mobile

Pocket amps certainly aren't scarce -- if you are handy, you can find instructions to make one yourself all over the Internet -- but they're not often stylish, and some of them are more burdensome to transport than some are willing to deal with. Enter the UAMP, a sleekly designed pocket amp that aims to improve the sound quality coming from your mobile device. It does this alongside a small form factor, one that won't get in the way of most activities.

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Blue Microphones’ Mo-Fi headphones bake in the amp

Blue Microphones’ Mo-Fi headphones bake in the amp

If you want the best in personal audio, so the standard thinking goes, you need a standalone headphone amplifier, but Blue Microphones is hoping to change all that with its first set of consumer headphones. Mo-Fi may look like a typical set of over-the-ear headphones, but inside there's what Blue describes as an audiophile-grade amplifier and the rechargeable battery to power it, hooked up to 50mm hi-fi drivers.

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Denon’s HEOS Sonos-rival now plays nice with existing speakers

Denon’s HEOS Sonos-rival now plays nice with existing speakers

Denon's HEOS streaming home audio range is getting two new pieces, with the multi room system adding new ways to easily hook up existing speakers. The HEOS Link and HEOS Amp join Denon's Sonos rival, for those who already have their choice of receiver speakers but still want to add wireless streaming to them.

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Asus Xonar Essence STU 600ohm headphone amp supports USB audio

Asus Xonar Essence STU 600ohm headphone amp supports USB audio

Asus has been busy rolling out audiophile grade headphone amplifiers this month. Back on October 17 Asus unveiled the Essence III featuring an audiophile grade USB DAC. Asus has now unveiled another audiophile grade headphone amplifier called the Xonar Essence STU. The Essence STU features a USB DAC.

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Asus Essence III preamp rocks audiophile grade USB DAC

Asus Essence III preamp rocks audiophile grade USB DAC

Asus The has pulled the wraps off a new USB audiophile preamplifier and headphone amplifier called the Essence III. The Essence III features a USB DAC converter with a fully balanced design. The device also supports Direct Stream Digital (DSD) can for the best audio quality.

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IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Orange software for Mac and PC

IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Orange software for Mac and PC

IK Multimedia, a company that specializes in guitar and music software, has just launched a new piece of software for both OS X and Windows computers that emulates the style and sound of 17 different Orange amplifiers and cabinets. It's called AmpliTube Orange, and it's available now for the price of $99.

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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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NuForce shows off audiophile grade DDA-100 amp

NuForce shows off audiophile grade DDA-100 amp

NuForce has been producing a number of different digital amplifiers and other products for audio fans. The company's products are aimed at audiophiles who enjoy high-end sound and want the best quality possible. The company has unveiled its latest digital amplifier called the DDA-100 using a Class-D design.

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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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