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Music streaming startup Musaic aims at Sonos, can also work with the Internet of Things

Music streaming startup Musaic aims at Sonos, can also work with the Internet of Things

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London-based Musiac has begun a Kickstarter campaign for a multi-room music system, made up of wireless speakers that can be placed around your home to blast the latest Miley Cyrus tunes.Musiac is taking on Sonos, a system already well-established in... >>

Quiksilver QS-1 HD headphones let your mates plug in and listen too

Quiksilver QS-1 HD headphones let your mates plug in and listen too

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After Quiksilver's success appearing on JBL headphones and opening its recording studio, the surf company has created its own headphones, the QS-1 HD.The QS-1 HD features a "Sharing Plug" that allows others to plug into the headphones and piggy-pack the... >>

Neil Young launching $399 high-fidelity audio player on Kickstarter this week

Neil Young launching $399 high-fidelity audio player on Kickstarter this week

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The PonoPlayer doesn't want to be the next iPod for the mass market, instead the best, high-resolution audio playback device for audiophiles. It was founded by artist Neil Young, who has critiqued modern audio playback in the past.Being shown-off at SXSW... >>

Beats Music API goes public, could be on a device near you soon

Beats Music API goes public, could be on a device near you soon

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Beats Music has taken a big step forward in opening up its API to developers. This means anyone can modify its code so it'll work on their platform, meaning TVs, cars, speakers - anything.Other streaming services like Spotify and Rdio already have open... >>

Denon's Music Mania series adds AH-C120 and AH-C50 in-ear headphones

Denon's Music Mania series adds AH-C120 and AH-C50 in-ear headphones

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Audio device maker Denon has introduced two new in-ear headphones within its Music Maniac series,  the AH-C120 and AH-C50.The AH-C120 Music Maniac in-ear headphones feature 11.5 mm drivers tuned to a Flat EQ, a "hybrid metal" housing that cuts out resonance... >>

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

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Turtle Beach, one of the leaders in game audio, has unveiled the Ear Force Titanfall Atlas headset due out just in time for Titanfall's launch on the Xbox One on 11 March.The Titanfall Atlas headset boasts high quality sound, so you can hear heavily-armoured,... >>

JBL Authentic L16 and L8 wireless speakers stream studio quality music from almost any device

JBL Authentic L16 and L8 wireless speakers stream studio quality music from almost any device

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JBL has announced a new Authentic Series of wireless speakers in the L16 and L8. Both work with virtually any device, feature digital music enhancing technology and play streams at studio quality.Both JBL Authentics L16 and L8 feature AirPlay, DLNA, NFC... >>

Microsoft's Xbox Music for Xbox One adds more than 92,000 music videos

Microsoft's Xbox Music for Xbox One adds more than 92,000 music videos

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Microsoft's Xbox Music streaming service for its Xbox One console system has added more than 92,000 music videos.According to a blog post from the Xbox team, the Xbox Music app has just begun to integrate a swathe of HD music videos. Although you don't... >>

Plantronics BackBeat Fit brings Bluetooth stereo to exercise

Plantronics BackBeat Fit brings Bluetooth stereo to exercise

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Plantronics is best know for Bluetooth headsets, but since the BackBeat Go 2 launched it's been doing well with Bluetooth stereo headsets. Now the Plantronics BackBeat Fit has been unveiled at MWC.The sports headphones offer a sweat-resistant, highly... >>

Sony adds digital noise cancellation to new Xperia Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet

Sony adds digital noise cancellation to new Xperia Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet

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Sony has added a noise-cancelling system to the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, both of which have just been announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.The noise cancellation is the first of its kind, moving the brains of the operation... >>

Jarre AeroTwist turns the mobile Bluetooth speaker game around

Jarre AeroTwist turns the mobile Bluetooth speaker game around

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If you sometimes think the monotony of new Bluetooth speakers feels like going round in a circle, it's time to celebrate - the Jarre AeroTwist breaks the circle. Literally.This new chrome-plated ABS Bluetooth speaker uses a circular design which can be... >>

UK Top 40 music chart to include streaming figures for singles

UK Top 40 music chart to include streaming figures for singles

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The UK might be late to the party but it will soon begin taking streaming figures into account for the Top 40 singles chart.The US and Europe uses streaming figures when rating singles. The UK has used digital sales but ignored streaming so far.The head... >>

Nutz Pro Headphones review
4.0 stars

Nutz Pro Headphones review

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It's the era of Beats headphones, of statement audio wear. That's why big and sometimes brash over-ear cans are a popular move at the moment. Enter Nutz, a relatively new brand - it's only been around for 18-months - that has seemingly taken its inspirational... >>

De La Soul to give away entire music catalogue free for one day

De La Soul to give away entire music catalogue free for one day

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Hip-hop legends De La Soul are to give away digital copies of their entire back catalogue free for one day. From 4pm UK time (11am ET) today, 14 February, the group will allow fans to download every track and album in their discography on their website... >>

Google Play Music update lets you save radio stations offline

Google Play Music update lets you save radio stations offline

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Google Play Music has just been updated on Android to allow users to save radio stations for offline listening.The update lets users pin entire radio stations to their device for listening to when an internet connetion isn't available.READ: Google Play... >>

Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold

Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold

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Beats Electronics has collaborated with designer Alexander Wang on a limited-edition collection of custom Beats products.The Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes the Beats Studio headphones, Urbeats ear buds and the Beats Pill. Each piece is cloaked... >>

Dash earbuds store music, track heart rate and oxygen levels and work as a Bluetooth headset

Dash earbuds store music, track heart rate and oxygen levels and work as a Bluetooth headset

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Dash earbuds are a huge jump forward in earphone technology. They manage to cram in wireless Bluetooth 4.0 aptX connectivity, 4GB storage, touch-sensitive controls, and fitness tracking including heart rate and oxygen level monitoring.Dash is currently... >>

Sony selling its waterproof MP3 player in a bottle of water

Sony selling its waterproof MP3 player in a bottle of water

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Sony wants to convince you its waterproof NWZ-W273 MP3 player can really go with you for a swim. The company has begun an advertising campaign in New Zealand to sell the waterproof MP3 player within a bottle of water. It's called the Bottled Walkman,... >>

LG's Heart Rate Earphones gain regulatory approval, could launch in US soon

LG's Heart Rate Earphones gain regulatory approval, could launch in US soon

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LG's heart rate-tracking earphones have gained regulatory approval in the US, after crossing the desk of the FCC on Tuesday.When LG took the wraps off the Heart Rate Earphones alongside its Lifeband Touch in January, a release date wasn't provided. The... >>

Xbox One Stereo Headset and Stereo Headset Adapter available from March

Xbox One Stereo Headset and Stereo Headset Adapter available from March

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Microsoft has announced the Xbox One Stereo Headset and the Stereo Headset Adapter will be available in March, for £59.99 and £19.99 respectively.The Xbox One-branded stereo headset will bring all your gaming audio as well as chat straight to your... >>

Shuffler.fm comes to Sonos speakers for recommendation-based internet radio at home

Shuffler.fm comes to Sonos speakers for recommendation-based internet radio at home

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Sonos has announced that from 4pm today Shuffler.fm will be available in the Sonos Labs.Shuffler is an internet radio platform that selects the best music sites and blogs worldwide and pulls the top tracks in for users to listen to all from one place.READ: Which... >>

Sign up for The Times digital edition, get Spotify free for a year

Sign up for The Times digital edition, get Spotify free for a year

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Spotify has teamed up with The Times and The Sunday Times to give subscribers of the newspapers' digital editions free Spotify for a year.You'll be able to listen to Spotify's 20 million songs while you read the paper, and save some cash at the same time. A... >>

Beep wants to be the Chromecast of audio with $149 in-home streamer

Beep wants to be the Chromecast of audio with $149 in-home streamer

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Built by two former Google employees, Beep is aiming to be the Chromecast of speakers.The $149 gadget connects through your speakers and Wi-Fi network to let you stream music throughout your home from a mobile phone. Essentially Beep is like Sonos, except... >>

Logitech's UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker is both durable and portable for £79

Logitech's UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker is both durable and portable for £79

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Logitech's Ultimate Ears brand has introduced a new portable Bluetooth speaker, and it's called the UE Mini Boom.The UE Mini Boom features a battery that lasts up to 10 hours, support for Bluetooth connectivity from up to 50 feet away, micro-USB charging,... >>

Last.fm will now stream Spotify's catalogue of 20 million songs

Last.fm will now stream Spotify's catalogue of 20 million songs

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Last.fm and Spotify are now on the same team. Sort of.From today, Spotify will allow Last.fm’s 55 million registered users to access its catalogue of 20 million songs, meaning they'll be able to browse individual tracks, full albums, playlists and recommendations... >>

Blue Aura x10 stereo speaker boasts Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for £309

Blue Aura x10 stereo speaker boasts Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for £309

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Wireless speaker company Blue Aura has introduced a new stereo speaker with support for Bluetooth and NFC, and it is called the x10.The x10 sports a 22cm x 32cm x 12cm measurement, so it's relatively small for a stereo speaker, and it is available in... >>

Immersion gaming headset can track gamer rage, increase difficulty accordingly

Immersion gaming headset can track gamer rage, increase difficulty accordingly

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Seattle-based designer Sam Matson has created a new headset dubbed the Immersion that can track gamer rage - something that happens to the best of us. The headset, just a prototype at the moment, carries biometric sensors to track a gamer's heart rate.... >>

Spotify now lets artists list and sell merchandise - and it won't take fees or commission

Spotify now lets artists list and sell merchandise - and it won't take fees or commission

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Spotify is tackling the world of e-commerce by letting artists sell their own merchandise to followers within the music-streaming service.As a way to provide additional revenue opportunities to artists, Spotify has partnered with a company called Topspin... >>

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review
5.0 stars

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review

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Gaming headsets, at first glance, might seem like the sort of thing that aren't of interest to most people unless you're a hardcore gamer. But we've been using the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 for a while now, and we have to say, we think there's a lot... >>

Bowers & Wilkins teams with Maserati for special-edition blue P5 headphones

Bowers & Wilkins teams with Maserati for special-edition blue P5 headphones

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Bowers & Wilkins and car manufacturer Maserati have partnered to bring you a special-edition pair of P5 portable headphones. The company's already share a good working relationship, with the audio brand providing tuned in-car audio systems for the Maserati... >>

Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

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Sonos has already got many of its high-end audio systems in houses across Europe, now high-quality music service Qobuz has extended its coverage with Sonos to fill homes in a further eight European countries with great quality music.Qobuz claims to... >>

Oasis back catalogue finally released to Spotify, Rdio to mark 20th anniversary of Definitely Maybe

Oasis back catalogue finally released to Spotify, Rdio to mark 20th anniversary of Definitely Maybe

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Oasis have finally released their entire back catalogue on music streaming sites, including Spotify and Rdio. Fans will now be able to play through such classic albums as Definitely Maybe and (What's The Story) Morning Glory and compilation collections... >>

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

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Monster has partnered with Adidas to bring the sports brand's iconic Adidas Original style and branding to a new line-up of headphones.Adidas Originals has long been associated with street cool and retro sportswear, including the track jackets and clothing... >>

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

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We all know that feeling when you want to watch telly but fear the volume will keep others awake. You could wear headphones but probably don't have a wire long enough. Now Turtle Beach has acquired Parametric Sound Corporation's know-how to make that... >>

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

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In among the sea of headphones on show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP were one of those that most caught our attention, because they've got a built-in amplifier and volume control.You can... >>

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

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Forget about owning a smartwatch, activity tracker, or sports band, because now you can own a speaker band.That's right, it's a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist. Bem Wireless is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled a wrist-wearable,... >>

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

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Damson hasn't been around long but in its short life it's been innovating fast. Now the Jetstream I line of speaker have been announced at CES to disrupt the audio industry further.Jetstream I speakers use the world first Optimized Room Audio (ORA) technology... >>

Turtle Beach partners with Sony to create officially licensed PS4 headsets

Turtle Beach partners with Sony to create officially licensed PS4 headsets

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If you're a gamer and you use gaming headsets, you'll know Turtle Beach. Sony, seeing this popularity, has teamed up with Turtle Beach to allow it to create officially licensed headsets for the PS4.Turtle Beach is known for creating both wired and... >>

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

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Cue Strauss's Blue Danube, the Statement has landed. Naim Audio has revealed the Statement, a super high-end home amplification system for hi-fi audio that costs a mind-bending £125,000.Comprising Naim's NAC S1 preamplifier and two NAP S1 mono power... >>

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

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Monster has announced a new range of fashion-centric covers/bands for its inspiration range of Monster headphones.The new bands include one that looks like a peacock-like fascinator headpiece and would be perfect for Royal Ascot (Pocket-lint's home town).... >>

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas everything seems to sparkle. Including Bang & Olufsen’s latest gold-finish BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones. Very tasty.Being the design brand it’s known to be, the B&O BeoPlay H3 was designed by Jakob Wagner,... >>

Matrix Audio Qube 2 lays claim to be world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker

Matrix Audio Qube 2 lays claim to be world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker

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Matrix Audio is showing what it claims to be the world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker at CES 2014 in Las Vegas this week. The Matrix Audio Qube 2 is just 80 x 38 x 38mm and weighs 185g.It comes in an aluminium casing, with passive vibrating technology,... >>

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

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Scosche has several new products on display at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, including a wall charger and additions to its Bluetooth speaker range and magicMount system.The superCUBE wall charger is supposedly the "smallest, universal 12W (2.1A)... >>

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

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Damson has announced it's first over-the-ear headphones that wirelessly transmit music to your inner ear through vibrations.The Damson Headbones rest on the temporal bone behind or in front of the ear, where vibrations are sent through the skull to the... >>

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

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In a first, Sony has stepped into the world of TV Base Speakers with its new HT-XT1. It's also unveiled two new Sound Bars in the HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 at CES 2014.The Sony Speaker Base offers space-saving sound expansion for TVs by sliding under the... >>

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

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Panasonic has announced the RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling headphones and the RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless headphones at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.The RP-HC800 headphones feature the company’s Active Noise Cancelling System, along with improved Feedback Noise... >>

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

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When we say Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, we mean it looks gorgeous, not that your singing will sound any better.The Home is the first Bluetooth speaker that turns into a karaoke machine, according to Singing Machine. Using HDMI, Home... >>

CSR VibeHub to make your current home speakers smart connected

CSR VibeHub to make your current home speakers smart connected

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CSR, the company behind Bluetooth, has announced VibeHub which will enable home network audio to work seamlessly across devices. Whether on an iPhone, Android device or streaming from online, it will all work smoothly using Bluetooth or Wi-fi. With the... >>

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

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We love Blue Microphones, they are top-notch quality, with quirky designs that give brilliant sound performance for a sensible price. So we're pretty pleased to hear about the company's new "Mo-Fi" concept, which appears to be an attempt to bring hi-fi... >>