Most of the time the team here at DigitalReviews get to write about the latest and greatest gadgets and equipment. We even have a scoop or two every once in awhile but today we are reviewing a sound system from Akai that has been on the market for over a year and a half. Why? Funnily enough things don't change all that much in the audio and sound world when it comes to Hi-Fi systems. The Micro Music System we are writing about now has all that you need in a modern system: an iPod dock, MP3 capabilities through USB and card reader as well as all the other standard things like CD player, FM and AM tuner, alarm clock and remote control. So let's turn up the volume and let's see what this particular model is made of.
Our latest test platform is an ASUS laptop with an Intel core i7 CPU and, for the purposes of this review, an internal Altec Lansing SRS premium sound system. That's a pretty decent set of speakers for a medium to large laptop. And I've been pretty pleased with the results until...the folks at Audion sent me the latest USB speakers from Ravon! I’ve often been frustrated by the lack of speaker output on note- or netbooks. In particular my previous ASUS VJ1 business notebook suffered from lack of oompf in that department. You could not enjoy audio without some headphones! So as my current computer provides a good improvement for listening. I might not have looked for even more improvement but, like I said, the importer for Ravon insisted we review these slim USB speakers. So how did we fare?
The four large boxes arrived and I proceeded to expose the contents - two Krix Tryptix speakers with stands, courtesy of www.krix.com. I always take it as a positive sign when I find something that arrives at my front door and it’s packed well. It’s always an indication that the people care about their product.
So read on to see if the packaging was a good premonition about the quality of the product!
Excitement builds as I unbox the Jabra Halo. With our previous experiences in this department we are a little bit anxious: how good is the quality of the sound and how well does its Bluetooth connection function beyond a couple of metres? Let's find out!
If you are looking to ‘cut’ the wires and listen to music wirelessly while not sacrificing audio quality, then have a look at the Audioengine AW1. This product seemingly is a simple out-of-the-box solution that is easy to setup up while maintaining the high sound standards of the Audioengine brand name.
Having never had a Cygnett-Unison product on my desk before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect: Sure, the unit looked nice on the product page, but they always do, don’t they? And so, it was with some trepidation that I opened the package and first set my eyes upon the Unison B-XT Bluetooth Music System. As I removed the unit from its packaging, trepidation quickly turned to expectation: If this thing produced audio half as good as it looked, I’d unwittingly stumbled upon something quite special.
Read on for more.
Many of the speaker reviews for this site have been multimedia speakers meant for a desktop computer. This time, we're going to be looking at a different class of speakers which are meant for a slightly different purpose. The Audioengine 5 is a speaker system meant for listening to music from an iPod music player. In this review, we will examine how well the speakers accommodate the use of the iPod with these speakers. And of course, we will examine the most basic concept in a speaker review...how well they sound.
Since I enjoy sound, you probably have noticed the many speaker reviews on the site. I'm always interested in the unique designs of speakers and of course in search for better sound. For PC users, the typical companies that come to mind when talking about multimedia speakers are Logitech, Creative, Altec Lansing, etc. Today, I present to you a speaker set that should not be left out: it is the Harman Kardon SoundSticks II.
Having taken a look at many of the audio products in Logitech's multimedia speaker line, Logitech has again introduced another multimedia speaker set for gamers on a budget. It is called the X-530. The X-530 is a 5.1 speaker setup that is composed of 4 satellite speakers and a subwoofer. This speaker boasts an RMS power of 70 Watts.
Although Logitech currently has other 5.1 multimedia speakers available, this speaker set is different than the others because it contains the newly introduced FDD2 satellite technology designed by Logitech to bring bigger and better sound.
Let's find out how well this speaker set sounds compared to Logitech's higher end models such as the Z-5300.