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Grab a Polk Audio wireless speaker for 47% off in this Amazon lightning deal

By on August 14, 2015 at 1:06 PM.

Grab a Polk Audio wireless speaker for 47% off in this Amazon lightning deal

Polk Audio is a known name in the audio industry and Amazon is known for their deals. Today, both of these companies have come together, and the result is a great Amazon lighting deal. You can grab a Polk Audio Omni S2 Wireless Speaker for 47% off, but this deal is quite time sensitive; it to an end at 3 PM EST today. More →

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2015 iPod Touch Update Specs Prices

The iPod touch finally gets the big update it deserves as 2015 iPod line launches

By on July 15, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

The iPod touch finally gets the big update it deserves as 2015 iPod line launches

iPods might not be as exciting as they used to be, especially following the iPhone revolution that changed the mobile landscape, turning every smartphone into a music player. But Apple isn’t quite done selling them, especially now that it launched its own music streaming service.

In fact, starting today, there are new iPods available to buyers, as Apple just announced its 2015 iPod refresh. More →

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Beats Headphones Alternatives

Beating Beats: 4 pairs of headphones that outshine Apple’s headphone line

Beating Beats: 4 pairs of headphones that outshine Apple’s headphone line

By on April 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

Apple’s $3 billion Beats acquisition was bizarre for a number of reasons. Sure, Apple has never managed a brand other than its own and sure, arguments can be made that question the talent it obtained through the deal. But perhaps the strangest thing about the Beats buy is the simple fact that Beats’ core philosophy is so different from Apple’s: The Beats headphone empire was built with a product line that is decidedly unimpressive, focusing largely on a cool image as opposed to high-quality devices.

Perhaps that will change over time, and Apple will help improve the company’s products so that the audio experience they provide is on par with their cool factor. For the time being, however, customers who value audio quality first and foremost when shopping for headphones should look elsewhere.

Here, we’ll explore four different headphone options that beat comparable Beats headphones. More →

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Zune Vs. iPod Comparison

Bitter Zune fan hilariously rants about how the device was way ahead of its time

By on February 25, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Bitter Zune fan hilariously rants about how the device was way ahead of its time

Back when dedicated digital music players were still a thing, the big battle was between Apple’s iPod and Microsoft’s Zune. The iPod won this battle handily, over course, although that doesn’t mean the Zune was a bad product. In fact, the Zune really had a lot going for it that the iPod couldn’t match. More →

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Sony Walkman ZX2 Release Date Price

Sony unleashes the Walkman ZX2, a digital music player for people who crave killer sound

By on January 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Sony unleashes the Walkman ZX2, a digital music player for people who crave killer sound

You may think that dedicated digital music players are on their way out and that the Sony Walkman died a long time ago. Sony thinks you’re wrong on both counts because it’s just unveiled a new digital music player at CES 2015 called the Walkman ZX2 that’s tailored to people who value high-resolution audio. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Wireless Speakers

The holidays are almost here: These are the best wireless speakers you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best wireless speakers you can buy

By on November 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

In-home speaker systems have made a huge comeback over the past couple of years. Wireless has made all the difference, of course, because it makes listening to music at home easy and convenient. Gone are the days when streaming music throughout your house required thousands of dollars worth of equipment and professional installation. Now, you just need to purchase a few wireless speakers.

Since the category has become so popular though, the number of options on the market has ballooned. Weeding through them all and finding the right speaker can be very difficult, so we’ve done or best to identify the five top options that will appeal to the widest range of users.  More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Headphones Earbuds

The holidays are almost here: These are the best headphones you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best headphones you can buy

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Even if you’re not a self-described audiophile, you can certainly appreciate the difference between a pair of headphones that sound good and a pair that doesn’t. In fact, headphones are probably the one category of accessory where you really shouldn’t skimp, because you absolutely get what you pay for.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you need to spend $1,000, $600 or even $400 to get a fantastic pair of high-end headphones ahead of the holidays this year. In this post, we have collected six fantastic options that each deliver incredible sound without breaking the bank. More →

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Why Did Apple Kill The iPod Classic

This is why Apple killed one of its most beloved and iconic gadgets

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

This is why Apple killed one of its most beloved and iconic gadgets

Although it’s become fashionable to use your smartphone as your music player these days, those of us who are hardcore music fans this fall mourned the loss of the iPod Classic, the iconic digital music player that offered us up to 160GB of storage. Business Insider notes that Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday talked about why his company decided to axe the Classic and it turns out that it was a simple matter of supply and demand. More →

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Apple iPod Launch 2001

The funniest thing you’ll read all day: Apple fans’ reaction to the original iPod in 2001

By on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll read all day: Apple fans’ reaction to the original iPod in 2001

Some Apple fans were upset by the launch of the Apple Watch last week, as the device’s design wasn’t as stylish as they had hoped it would be. However, it turns out this sort of reaction on the part of the Apple fan base isn’t new because many of them had similar reactions to the first-generation iPod when it was launched all the way back in 2001. More →

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Sony Walkman Hi-Res Audio

Hands-on with the new Walkman: Sony is bringing the music player back to life

By on September 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Hands-on with the new Walkman: Sony is bringing the music player back to life

Long before cell phones replaced MP3 players, before the iPod eliminated any trace of competition, there was one name that was synonymous with portable music: Walkman. Sony’s Walkman line has been through countless incarnations since its debut as a cassette player in 1979, but the latest might be the most interesting in recent memory. More →

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Why Are Beats So Expensive

Why Beats headphones are so ridiculously overpriced

By on September 1, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Why Beats headphones are so ridiculously overpriced

Beats headphones aren’t exactly beloved in the audiophile community and yet Dr. Dre’s company still gets away with charging an obscene $300 per pair for its Beats Studio Headphones. Why? A new MKBHD video that went viral over the weekend does a nice job of breaking things down: Basically, Beats can get away with charging so much more for its headphones thanks to the magic of branding. More →

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