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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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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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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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Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

Marshall Headphones Stockwell, a tiny speaker with big sound

The folks at Marshall Headphones reveal a device they call the "biggest little speaker" in its class. This device looks like an amplifier - much like the last several independent speakers the brand has made - but it's a whole lot smaller than every speaker they've created thus far. This "Stockwell" speaker is about the size of half a shoebox, coming in at just 2.65 pounds (1.2kg), with two 2.25 woofers and two-channel Class D amplifiers.

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Philips Izzy challenges Sonos in multi-room music

Philips Izzy challenges Sonos in multi-room music

Philips has just announced a pair of multi-room speaker offerings, the Izzy BM5 and Izzy BM50. Aimed at keeping all aspects of music playback simple, from connecting multiple units to controlling each individually, the Izzy units let users hear music from a number of sources, including mobile apps and CDs, without the need for a WiFi connection. Only a single speaker need to connect to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, and then Izzylink handles getting audio to all the units in the house.

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Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony is proudly continuing the Japanese trend of combining two random, unrelated products into one. The latest example is their newly announced SRS-LSR100, a wireless speaker that basically has a television remote on top. The idea behind the device is that users bring the TV's audio closer to them, while still being able to change the channel. You know, like the remote that comes with the TV set does.

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Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Piling on the pre-IFA 2015 announcements, Samsung has just revealed three new speakers that make up its Wireless Audio 360 family. No weird egg shape this time. The R1, R3, and R5 wireless speakers are plain but stylish, industrial-looking and practical. Not only do they blast your music in all directions, their now flat tops also transform into a user interface area where owners can tap and swipe to control their tunes. Plus, the speakers work well with Samsung's Multiroom experience, bringing music and life to any part of the house.

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Yamaha debuts MusicCast multi-room audio system with support for lossless formats

Yamaha debuts MusicCast multi-room audio system with support for lossless formats

Yamaha has just announced it's getting into the multi-room audio system market with its new MusicCast system, complete with support for several lossless music formats. The company says it is introducing MusicCast with integration into more than 20 products, including all but one of their receivers for 2015, along with sound bars, monitors, and speakers. The system will support streaming from a number of sources via WiFi and Bluetooth.

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LG pre-announces Music Flow P5, SoundPop 360 wireless speakers

LG pre-announces Music Flow P5, SoundPop 360 wireless speakers

The past days we've seen LG put out product after product, not of smartphones, but of audio equipment, from the curved Music Flow soundbar to the new TONE ULTRA headset. Coming full circle, LG is also announcing not one but two wireless speakers that you can take with you anywhere but also share the listening experience with others. The Music Flow P5 and the rather odd-looking SoundPop 360 will be making their public debut at one of the world's largest tech show, IFA 2015, next month.

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Star Wars Stormtrooper speaker helmet arrives in October

Star Wars Stormtrooper speaker helmet arrives in October

There is a Bluetooth R2-D2 speaker inbound, but if you feel it doesn't properly channel your imperial side, another wireless Star Wars speaker has surfaced -- one in the shape of a stormtrooper's helmet. The speaker looks like a helmet plucked from a stormtrooper's head, and features a single nicely concealed speaker where the eye visors should be. The device is now available for pre-order, and will start shipping this upcoming October. More pics after the jump!

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Drifter speaker is buoyant, plays music sans smartphone

Drifter speaker is buoyant, plays music sans smartphone

Portable speakers come in many varieties, and if you have average needs you'll probably find a model that meets your requirements, or most of them. If one of your requirements is a speaker that can hold and play your music directly, though, finding an adequate option becomes harder. Add in ruggedness and buoyancy, and the options dwindle to almost nothing. Thusly enters the Drifter, an oddly shaped speaker that you can knock into the water without risk of ruin, and that plays your music without a smartphone.

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