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Samsung Radiant360 series expands with trio of speakers

Samsung Radiant360 series expands with trio of speakers

Samsung has expanded its lineup of Radiant360 speakers with three new models, each similar in design but with different sizes. The new models are the R1, R3 and R5; they’re cylindrical and all-black, offering omnidirectional sound that is the same regardless of the speaker's angle or listener's position. Samsung’s own Ring Radiator tech is used in part to achieve the audio quality.

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Chant Sport 360-degree speaker is wireless, eco-friendly

Chant Sport 360-degree speaker is wireless, eco-friendly

House of Marley has announced its new Chant Sport, a Bluetooth speaker that boasts both "eco-conscious" construction and a waterproof design. In addition, the Chant Sport speaker also includes a 360 degree sound chapter for uninhibited audio. This is the latest addition to House of Marley’s Chant Bluetooth speaker lineup; it is, more or less, the size of a water bottle.

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Polk Omni S6 speaker is designed for big rooms

Polk Omni S6 speaker is designed for big rooms

Polk has announced a new expansion to its speaker lineup with the new Omni S6 wireless speaker. The S6, which is priced at $349.95 USD, is designed for use in medium sized and large room, a welcomed alternative to the many lower-powered speakers out there that aren’t suitable for large areas. This is a stereo speaker, which the maker promises offers “loud, rich” audio. It also boasts a new “first”, as this is the first speaker in the Omni Collection that allows music playback through a 3.5mm audio jack.

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Master & Dynamic ME05 earbuds look classy with machined brass

Master & Dynamic ME05 earbuds look classy with machined brass

Master & Dynamic has a new pair of classy-looking earbuds called the ME05. These earbuds feature flat black cables complemented with machined brass components, making for an overall sophisticated design alongside what is promised to be a high quality listening experience. The earbuds have already sold out, but those interested can buy a pair now ($199 USD) and should see them shipping within two weeks.

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New Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter wireless Bluetooth speakers debut

New Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter wireless Bluetooth speakers debut

Just in time for Episode VII: The Force Awakens — well, actually, with plenty of time before the movie the hits theaters — a new pair of Star Wars-themed wireless speakers have arrived courtesy of iHome. Available from ThinkGeek starting today for $60 each are the Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter speakers, both supporting Bluetooth and the ability to stream music from 30 feet away. And when you're not blasting the Star Wars soundtrack through them, they can even be used as a speakerphone for calls.

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Batband headphones: an “ear-free” audio headband

Batband headphones: an “ear-free” audio headband

Personal music sessions in public places often happen with one earbud in and one earbud out -- this way you can hear others nearby and your music at the same time. That Batband is a far more attractive alternative, though it might get you a few sideways glances -- it uses bone conductivity rather than traditional speakers, making it a so-called "ear-free" pair of headphones.

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Linn wraps HiFi audio speakers in Harris Tweed

Linn wraps HiFi audio speakers in Harris Tweed

If you are the sort of music fan who loves to have a HiFi system in your room, but don’t want it to look like a massive monolithic stereo system sitting there Linn’s Series 5 systems may be just the ticket. These HiFi systems cram all the hardware required to make high quality sound and bass inside a speaker enclosure that is then wrapped with fancy Harris Tweed fabric.

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Bowers & Wilkins updates 800 Series Diamond audiophile loudspeaker

Bowers & Wilkins updates 800 Series Diamond audiophile loudspeaker

When it comes to high-end audiophile grade speakers and other gear, Bowers & Wilkins is one of the makers of elite hardware in the realm. B&W has announced that the high-end 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers have been updated with new features and almost completely redesigned from the ground up in a project that has spanned seven years.

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Jabra Sport Pace wireless earbuds mix sports, premium audio

Jabra Sport Pace wireless earbuds mix sports, premium audio

Jabra has introduced a new pair of wireless earbuds for athletes and sports enthusiasts who are also particular about the quality of their music. The Jabra Sport Pace wireless sports earbuds are touted as offering “premium audio” alongside the features we’ve come to expect in such headphones, including a wireless design that doesn’t get in the way and earbuds that hold tightly in place, even if you’re out jogging or jumping around.

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Pandora pushes premium plan with one-day pass

Pandora pushes premium plan with one-day pass

Pandora has announced a new one-day pass option for those who want advertisement-free listening for a single 24 hour period. This pass is like its premium subscription plan, but obviously limits the ad-free listening time to one day rather than a full month. The new pass option will be available starting this upcoming Thursday, and will be priced at $0.99 USD. The Internet radio service is notably quiet in regards to its reason for introducing the new pass, however.

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V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

The folks at V-MODA have revealed a set of over-ear headphones which they suggest will have virtually identical sound whether wired or wireless. These headphones work with Bluetooth for wireless listening up to 33-feet (10 meters) away from the sound device, while wired listening is provided by a high-quality audio cord included in the box. These headphones have been "rigorously tested and tuned" with an antenna for smartwatch Bluetooth performance with Apple Watch and Android Watches of all sorts.

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JBL Pulse 2 packs a splashproof lightshow to go with your tunes

JBL Pulse 2 packs a splashproof lightshow to go with your tunes

JBL has unveiled the new Pulse 2 portable Bluetooth speaker. The device is more than just a wireless speaker making it easy for you to enjoy your tunes on the go, it’s also a lightshow. Pulse 2 delivers synchronized flashes of full-color light to go with the beat of your favorite tracks.

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