Sony has unveiled two new portable wireless speakers designed in a variety of eye-catching colors capable of delivering deep and powerful bass notes with rich acoustics despite having a compact form factor. Sony's SRS-XB3 and h.ear go SRS-HG1 offer high-resolution wireless audio streaming, all-day battery life and true stereo sound separation options.Read More
Scosche has introduced a new portable Bluetooth speaker today that has been designed for all weather conditions and outdoor adventures. Scosche's boomBOTTLE+ speaker has a ruggedized cylindrical shape so that it can easily fit into most water bottle holders and is fully waterproof, can float on water, and its rubberized shock-absorbing exterior casing offers drop protection. At 8.5-inches tall, the boomBOTTLE+ is roughly the same size as the UE Megaboom –albeit slimmer in diameter – and also features 360-degree audio and dual pairing capabilities for simultaneous pairing of two boomBOTTLE+ speakers to create an immersive stereo experience. Inside, the boomBOTTLE+ packs two large 50mm drivers including a single large passive subwoofer said to deliver "incredible bass".Read More
Ultimate Ears, the company behind the insanely successful UE BOOM portable Bluetooth speaker it introduced a little over a year ago, has finally released its third next-generation portable speaker with a design so familiar you'll probably have deju vu. The UE MEGABOOM is Ultimate Ears' thumpier sounding and longer-lasting portable speaker that just so happens to look identical to its now somewhat smaller brother – the UE BOOM. Not that we're complaining. We actually think the UE BOOM's ultra-durable design is one of the best around. And although the UE MEGABOOM features the same durable waterproof cylindrical design covered in rubber and a stain-resistant acoustic nylon mesh skin, as well as the same amazing immersive 360-degree audio output, it does have a few significant improvements over the UE BOOM model like longer wireless Bluetooth range of up to 100ft (compared to 50ft), extended 20-hour battery life (compared to 15-hours), and for the first time the UE MEGABOOM will be able to receive wireless over-the-air firmware updates.
But most importantly, the UE MEGABOOM also features enhanced audio performance thanks to its larger dual 2-inch active drivers and dual 2-inch by 4-inch passive bass radiators promising "deep, heart-pounding bass". This compared to the dual 1.5-inch drivers and dual 2-inch passive bass radiators of the UE BOOM. Our only gripe when we reviewed Ultimate Ears' UE BOOM was that it lacked deep bass and we're very curious to hear how the UE MEGABOOM will fare with its enhanced drivers.Read More
Logitech's X300 is the company's latest strikingly snazzy portable wireless Bluetooth speaker with angled drivers that are said to output an expansive sound spectrum with precise bass response, detailed mids and highs. The X300 is a stereo performance variant of Logitech's smaller and more affordable single-driver X100 wireless speaker. Logitech did not release information regarding the X300's driver specs, but from an exploded interior view of the X300 on Logitech's website it looks like there are at least four symmetrically positioned drivers. The X300 features a svelte rubberized design with circular on-board buttons at the top for music playback and call control, speakerphone functionality and a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of continues wireless audio streaming.
JBL's new Pulse has visually got to be one of the coolest portable wireless Bluetooth speakers we have seen to date. Reminiscent of JBL's Charge, the Pule is equipped with two high-performance 40mm audio drivers and a passive bass port for room-filling clear audio quality, and NFC wireless pairing functionality. The $200 Pulse speaker also doubles as a light show thanks to its unique colorful multi-LED covered enclosure that pre-programmed light themes which pulsate to match the music that's being played on the speaker itself. Users can also download additional light show themes using JBL's smartphone app, or configure and adjust your own colorful light show patterns and LED brightness.
The Pulse has a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of wireless music streaming, or just 5 hours of wireless streaming when turning on the LED light show feature. The Pulse can be pre-ordered right now for $200, and is expected to start shipping near the end of November. See it in action after the break.
The era of plugging your iPhone into a dock just to listen to music is over. The simplicity that Bluetooth offers creates the hassle and effort-free experience that all of us look for. Just connect your device wirelessly to your Braven Six series to experience high fidelity audio through a sleek aluminum design that combines both amazing sound with modern aesthetics.
The Braven Six Series comes in three different models: the 600, the 625, and the 650. Each of these models is designed with a specific purpose that will cater to every individual’s needs. Ranging from the basic 600 model to the luxury 650 model, Braven’s custom extended-range drivers with 3 watt speakers will blast out loud and crisp stereo audio. The most distinct model would be the 625 as it is encased in shock-absorbent rubber designed for outdoor use.
On top of great design and craftsmanship, the Braven Six Series boasts a stunning 12-20 hour of continuous playback as well as the capability of charging your device at the same time. If you were to receive a call while you’re in the middle of enjoying your tunes, Braven’s internal microphone can be utilized as a hands-free device. One of the most distinct features is the ability to daisy-chain multiple Braven speakers together for an even more astonishing and surround sound experience.
The Braven Six Series are currently available for shipping through their website. The Braven 600 will cost you $149.99, the 625s for $179.99, and the luxury 650s for $189.99.