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Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

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Pure is adopting Caskeid technology in order to open up the use of its Jongo wireless multiroom music system to all streaming applications.Owners of Jongo speakers will be able to stream Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Pandora or the like to one Jongo speaker... >>

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

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LG has announced its new Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset which it developed with Harman International for JBL Signature Sound quality.The Tone Ultra isn't just focused on delivering good sound, it also offers Voiceover LTE calls for all your data chat apps... >>

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

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Vuzix has just won a 2014 CES Innovation Award for its new V720 video headphones. This gorgeous looking headset offers headphone sound while plonking two screens at 720p right in front of your eyes.The dual screens are housed in a visor that lets you... >>

World's first optical analogue guitar cable The Light Lead brings zero capacitance for superb sound

World's first optical analogue guitar cable The Light Lead brings zero capacitance for superb sound

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Optical cables, that use light to transmit signals have long been in any self-respecting audiophile's cable collection. But never have they made the jump to guitar, until now with the introduction of The Light Lead.The advantage of an optical guitar... >>

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

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Samsung is to further set its sights on Sonos with a new addition to its Shape wireless audio multiroom system, which will be unveiled in the flesh on its stand at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week.The Samsung Shape M5 is smaller than the previously announced... >>

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

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Cambridge Audio will be showing off a new line-up of Hi-Fi preamplifiers, amplifiers and speakers, next week, at the CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas.Specifically, the company wants to show off its flagship series, Azur 851, which consists of the Azur... >>

Avegant Glyph wearable Virtual Retina Display beams images right into your eyeballs

Avegant Glyph wearable Virtual Retina Display beams images right into your eyeballs

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Avegant is developing a wearable display called Glyph that uses a Virtual Retina Display to beam images right into your retinas. It is lighter, use less power and should be clearer than screen alternatives. And the Avegant model is going to debut at CES... >>

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

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Gramovox isn’t just a unique looking feat of design and engineering, it’s the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone. That means you get high fidelity, classic sound with those timeless good looks.The Gramovox is based on the 1920s Magnavox R3 horn... >>

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

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Harmon Kardon has a reputation for trying things a little differently in the design stakes with its home entertainment kit, but the Aura wireless speaker system is something else entirely.Looking perhaps more like a UFO, humidifier or fat-free fryer,... >>

Beyoncé's visual album sells 828,773 copies in three days, becomes fastest-selling album on iTunes

Beyoncé's visual album sells 828,773 copies in three days, becomes fastest-selling album on iTunes

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Superstar Beyoncé Knowles surprised fans last week by releasing a new "visual album" with no build-up or promotion, and now it's become the fastest-selling album ever on the iTunes store.The album - called simply, Beyoncé - landed just three days... >>

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

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The age of digital radio is well and truly ready to deal a death blow to analogue, as Halfords announces it will stop selling analogue-only car radios within two years.From 2015 Halfords will offer only digital receivers, ushering in the switchover to... >>

Beyoncé releases surprise 'visual album' on iTunes with no prior hype, the Twitteratti freak out

Beyoncé releases surprise 'visual album' on iTunes with no prior hype, the Twitteratti freak out

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Superstar Beyoncé Knowles has shocked fans by releasing a new album of 14 songs and 17 videos - described as a "visual album" - on Apple's iTunes store with no build up, prior hype or promotion.The album, titled simply Beyoncé, is an iTunes exclusive... >>

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

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Recon is a heads-up-display pioneer as the creator of the world’s first HUD for sports. Now it’s pushing forward with its software too by offering full Facebook integration to its new Snow2 headset.Yup, even on a mountain, strapped to a snowboard,... >>

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

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Audioengine has launched two new products, Audioengine D3 and Audioengine A2+, which are meant to bolster the audio output and sound performance of your computer-based music.Audioengine D3 is a 24-bit USB DAC and headphone amp that plugs into the USB... >>

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

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What do get when you cross Grado Labs, Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood? An exquisite pair of headphones, that's what.In something of an unusual partnership, Elijah Wood and his DJ partner Zach Cowie worked with the Bushmills Irish Whiskey... >>

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

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Harman has announced a new line-up of headphones for its sub-brand JBL. The JBL Synchros range is the first to feature the company's proprietary LiveStage signal processing technology, which is designed to deliver a more natural, lifelike listening experience,... >>

Free Spotify music streaming comes to all devices including mobile - and Led Zeppelin's catalogue is now available too

Free Spotify music streaming comes to all devices including mobile - and Led Zeppelin's catalogue is now available too

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Spotify is changing the way its mobile applications work and introducing a free music streaming option. Smartphone and tablet users previously needed to subscribe to a Premium account to play tracks through their devices, but the service has added the... >>

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

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Motorola has introduced a new pair of earbuds - and they look, um, interesting.The earbuds, called simply Buds, feature some sort of neck collar that support the actual earbuds, which are described as ear stems, making them feel lightweight. Motorola... >>

Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free

Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free

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Apple could be working on a smart dock that uses Siri voice controls to activate in your home, according to a patent. But rather than simply being a dock for music this intelligent device is always listening so you can activate Siri on your docked phone... >>

Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music

Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music

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Gracenote and Microsoft have snuggled up in a partnership that means Xbox Music users can enjoy cloud-based streaming of all their songs. So if you’ve got ripped CD, iTunes tracks or just random albums downloaded Gracenote will let you access them all,... >>

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

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Beats Music is real...and it's ready to kick off in the US starting next month, according to CEO Ian Rogers.The executive revealed on his personal blog that Beats Music is currently in an internal private beta, gathering feedback from artists and "personal... >>

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

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Pure has updated its Pure Connect iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android applications with the ability to wirelessly stream music stored on a computer to multiple connected speakers in its Jongo multiroom range.The app has always featured wireless streaming... >>

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
4.5 stars

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

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If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes... >>

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

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Revo has just announced the expansion of its SuperSeries range with the SuperSignal DAB Radio.The new SuperSignal will ooze retro good looks along with functional design for great quality sound. But now it’s more technically connected than anything... >>

Download a free 24-bit lossless audio track every day up to Christmas

Download a free 24-bit lossless audio track every day up to Christmas

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Those generous guys over at Linn have obviously had enough of chocolate Advent calendars and want to give a little something extra. That’s why from 1 December for the next 25 days you can get a free 24-bit Studio Master song at FLAC or ALAC lossless... >>

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

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After a successful launch in the US a month ago, the Amazon Cloud Player desktop client for PC and Mac computers is now available in the UK.The free app is available to download for from Amazon.co.uk and once installed offers a direct connection to all... >>

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

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Now the design smarts of the Nokia Lumia can be matched with the Philippe Starck designed Parrot Zik headphones because they have a Windows Phone app. And while Parrot was building that app the AR.Drone 2.0 got a Windows friendly app too.READ: Parrot... >>

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

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Pure has a new digital broadcast and FM radio that can wirelessly stream audio content from a mobile device, and it's called the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth.The Evoke D2 with Bluetooth costs £99.99. That's only £15 more than the original Evoke D2. Pure... >>

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

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If you’re in the market for a retro-looking DAB radio capable of Bluetooth streaming, View Quest is here to help. The British-based developer has just announced two new DAB radios called Hepburn and Bardot.No their full names aren’t Audrey Hepburn... >>

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

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British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has a new box set featuring four pairs of P3 headphones, and it's called Spectrum of Sound.Landing just in time for Christmas, the box set notably features all four colours (red, blue, black and white) together for... >>

Focal Spirit Classic 'Hot Chocolate' headphones announced for all fans of high quality sound

Focal Spirit Classic 'Hot Chocolate' headphones announced for all fans of high quality sound

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Focal, a brand well known to audiophiles, has just announced its Spirit Classic headphones. We particularly like that they come in a “Hot Chocolate finish”. But there’s way more packed in there than just a pretty colour.These are aimed at real music... >>

Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced

Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced

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The fourth generation of Pure Evoke DAB and FM radio has been announced this morning as the Evoke D4. The upgrade includes better audio, streamlined looks and more features.The Pure Evoke D4 is a portable DAB digital and FM radio that comes in a walnut... >>

Bowers and Wilkins P7 review
5.0 stars

Bowers and Wilkins P7 review

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For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears.Don’t get us wrong,... >>

Pioneer announces range of Lightning dock speaker systems for December release

Pioneer announces range of Lightning dock speaker systems for December release

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Just in time for Christmas, Pioneer will be releasing its first range of speaker docks with Lightning connections for new iPhones and iPads. There will be the X-SMC11DAB and a more expensive X-SMC55DAB models announced.The X-SMC11DAB - nice and easy to... >>

HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other

HTC unveils the Gramohorn II, a 3D printed HTC One dock unlike any other

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HTC UK has announced the Gramohorn II, a speaker dock specially made for the HTC One by young British designer Justin Wolter as part of the company's Here's to Creativity campaign.It is 3D printed in a plaster-based, composite material and finished by... >>

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris
5.0 stars

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris

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When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary?But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had... >>

IK Multimedia announces iLoud, an iOS portable speaker for musicians

IK Multimedia announces iLoud, an iOS portable speaker for musicians

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IK Multimedia, the company that specialises in iPhone, iPod touch and iPad add-ons and accessories for musicians, has unveiled a portable speaker specifically designed for those who want to make music on the move.The iLoud stereo speaker is battery-operated... >>

Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones

Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones

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Onkyo has announced two new pairs of headphones specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners.The Onkyo ES-CTI300 pair are on-ear 'phones with two 40mm titanium drivers backed by high-capacity bass chambers encased in lightweight aluminium.... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 pictures and hands-on

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 17, 18 and 19 pictures and hands-on

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B&O has unveiled its first wireless speaker range that uses its new wireless standard at 5GHz for, it claims, the best sound available. We got a closer look and listen to decide if they are worth the hefty price tags.BeoLab 17 and 19These speakers and... >>

Bang & Olufsen announces first wireless BeoLab speaker range

Bang & Olufsen announces first wireless BeoLab speaker range

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Iconic Bang & Olufsen has announced its first wireless speakers, the Immaculate Wireless Sound range in the BeoLab 17, 18 and 19. All the units use a new wireless standard in the 5Ghz range which was achieved with the Wisa Wireless Speaker and Audio specialists.... >>

Philips ends audio-video business sale to Funai and takes legal action

Philips ends audio-video business sale to Funai and takes legal action

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Philips has cancelled the sale of its audio, video, multimedia and accessory business to Japan's Funai Electric Co due to a breach of contract but will still seek another buyer.Philips and Funai originally revealed in January an agreement where Funai... >>

JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179

JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179

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JBL has announced the Pulse wireless speaker system, which uniquely offers a listening experience perfectly synced to a colourful and programmable LED light show.Pulse wirelessly streams music from any mobile devices, and it enhance the music with customisable... >>

Pure Jongo wireless speaker system now available in US with Pure Connect music service

Pure Jongo wireless speaker system now available in US with Pure Connect music service

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Pure's Jongo Bluetooth-enabled and wireless speaker system has launched in the US alongside the Pure Connect on-demand music service.Pure Connect enhances Jongo, offering users access to live and on-demand radio content, a music collection and subscription... >>

Denon Cocoon Stream wireless music system offers AirPlay for iOS but is just as capable with Android

Denon Cocoon Stream wireless music system offers AirPlay for iOS but is just as capable with Android

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Denon has launched the Cocoon Stream, an all-in-one, connected sound system that can play music wirelessly from all manner of devices, including iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, network drives and Android smartphones and tablets.It features Apple's AirPlay technology,... >>

Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button

Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button

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The Sonos Mute button now does a lot more than make everything go quiet. The company has issued an update for all Sonos speaker components that now lets the mute button do much more.A small change admittedly, but one that is likely to have a huge affect... >>

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems clone multi-room Sonos experience

Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems clone multi-room Sonos experience

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Bose, a company already well-established in the audio industry, thinks it has a new product to out-do Sonos' home wireless streaming solutions. Bose has introduced the SoundTouch WiFi music systems, comprised of three one-piece speakers made to embed... >>

Bang & Olufsen introduces special-edition green BeoPlay H6 headphones

Bang & Olufsen introduces special-edition green BeoPlay H6 headphones

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Bang & Olufsen has added a new special-edition colour scheme to its BeoPlay H6 headphone range. Previously available in "natural" (silver and cream) and black colours, the cans now also come in fetching agave green.According to the company, the fashion... >>

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

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Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist.Enter the AKG K812.... >>

New Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker spotted on American shelves

New Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker spotted on American shelves

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Sonos must be due to announce a new addition to its wireless audio system range as stock of a Sonos Play:1 speaker has appeared in an American store.Pictured on the shelves of Target by a reader of The Verge, the Play:1 speaker is available in black and... >>