speakers

Sony HT-ST5: a huge sound bar with a wireless subwoofer

Sony HT-ST5: a huge sound bar with a wireless subwoofer

If you're tired of your boring, run of the mill speakers and want to fill your huge living room not just with sound but also with a giant sound system, then Sony has got something for you here at IFA 2014. But while the HT-ST5 is not a speaker you will be carrying around or constantly relocating, its wireless connectivity makes sure that you won't be tethered to one spot, even if itself is.

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Samsung speakers round out your home theater ecosystem

Samsung speakers round out your home theater ecosystem

Two new speaker sets have been shown this week by Samsung Electronics America, bringing about one that bows outward and another that bows inward. The Shape M3 Wireless Audio-Multiroom Speaker adds to the "Shape Wireless Audio-Multiroom ecosystem" with its smaller form factor. The Samsung HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar, on the other hand, stands alone as a compliment to your massive curved TV.

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Samsung unveils Curved Soundbar to go with your Curved TV

Samsung unveils Curved Soundbar to go with your Curved TV

You may have a brand new shiny Samsung curved TV, but those flat speakers flanking it just breaks the spell of the TVs alluring curves. Luckily for you, Samsung has just announced a new Soundbar that will complement that TV with its own curves and can even take the place of the TV stand. Continuing the audio theme, the company is also outing the M3, the latest of its "Shape" wireless multiroom speakers, poised to be the smaller and cheaper of its two other siblings.

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QuarterWave: a rustic wooden Bluetooth speaker

QuarterWave: a rustic wooden Bluetooth speaker

Modern gadgets are a lot of things: sleek, shiny, angular. They're beautiful by all accounts -- but not necessarily suited to your tastes. If you're more of a rustic log cabin type than a modern high-rise condo owner, the QuarterWave Bluetooth speaker will match your style with a hearty dose of worn wood.

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BeoPlay S8 is B&O’s idea of budget

BeoPlay S8 is B&O’s idea of budget

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new speaker set under its PLAY brand, the BeoPlay S8, pairing a striking subwoofer with a pair of compact stereo speakers. The pearl-blasted aluminum sub contains both a 280W class D amplifier dedicated to bass, and two 140W class D amps to drive the 2.5-inch full-range speaker drivers.

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LG Music Flow audio setup includes mobile control app

LG Music Flow audio setup includes mobile control app

LG has taken the wraps off its new Music Flow speakers, as well as a new sound bar, network bridge, and an app that can be used to control it all. The setup provides audiophiles with mobile control over their home's audio arrangement, and includes things like recommended playlists based on the user's preferences.

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Verizon Moto S “Shamu” display cover hints front speakers

Verizon Moto S “Shamu” display cover hints front speakers

While we already have a date for Motorola's next batch of devices, one device still remains mostly a mystery. The Motorola "Shamu", believed to be the next Nexus device remains outside our grasp, but this latest leak brings a few more pieces of information, including what may be a shift in the front facing design.

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BMW 650i Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen edition seen at Pebble Beach

BMW 650i Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen edition seen at Pebble Beach

At the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend, BMW took the opportunity to flaunt one of its limited edition 6 Series Gran Coupe to the crowd. The 650i Gran Coupe is different from its brethren in one detail alone. It bears the markings of audio engineers Bang & Olufsen, making it clear that this car sounds as good as it looks.

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Om One: a levitating speaker you never knew you wanted

Om One: a levitating speaker you never knew you wanted

Bluetooth speakers are fairly boring in today’s market, but this one has set itself apart. So far apart, it’s not even touching anything. The Om One is a levitating Bluetooth speaker that has no wires during operation, and can be taken with you wherever you like.

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Grace Digital Ecostone: a rugged floating Bluetooth speaker

Grace Digital Ecostone: a rugged floating Bluetooth speaker

Grace Digital has introduced a new portable speaker for those who take their listening outdoors (or to places where water is a legitimate risk, like the pool side). The Ecostone is designed to be rugged, and is able to float when dropped in water.

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Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

There are already a plethora of music sources available on Sonos' wireless speaker system but what if you were tired of the same old hit tunes and craved for something different, something exotic, something barely anyone has heard of before? Well now Sonos can satisfy that craving as well, partnering with online music platform SoundCloud to bring listeners an even wider variety of tunes, genres, and names from all over the world.

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Pelty Bluetooth speaker is powered by a candle

Pelty Bluetooth speaker is powered by a candle

Inventor Gianluca Gamba has a new way to make your candlelight dinners classy: the Pelty, a wireless speaker fitted into a tower-shaped candle holder. Positioned below the speaker is a tea light candle, which powers the Bluetooth speaker with its heat output.

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