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Fader + Sonos Studio @ SXSW w/ A-Trak & Chrome Sparks, and The 1975 & MSSL MMND

Part I: A-Trak & Chrome Sparks House Party During SXSW this past March, Fader and Sonos Studio threw five days of parties and asked a handful of artists to create playlists each night. The artists were able to DJ wirelessly from anywhere in the venue thanks to Sonos technology, which also allowed the ability to […]

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Meridian Explorer headphone amp and digital-to-analog converter (‘DAC’)

For use with higher-end headphones, Meridian Explorer has released a portable DAC and headphone amp. The device promises better sound quality and time precision. It supports analog and mini Toslink connections. Read more HERE.

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Maple Q Speaker

The Maple Q Speaker is a high-end stereo system ($1500) from Q, the producer of hand-crafted, 100% wood audio devices. The Maple Q is made entirely from American Maple, which accentuates its simple and stylish design. It arrives with a 90 watts amp and boasts 360 degree audio coverage. Purchase HERE.

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Teddy Bear mp3 speakers

Here is a solid gift option for a child or a friend/significant other who likes plush toys and music. The Teddy Bear Speaker comes with a 3.5mm connector to serve as a speaker for most audio devices. Available in pink, white, or blue. Purchase HERE.

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Boombot1, portfolio speaker

The Boombot1 is a portable speaker with a battery life of 6 hours (takes an hour to recharge). It measures approx 3.6in x 3.6in x 2.1in, which certainly makes it ultraportable, although the loudness and crispness at such a size is questionable (it arrives with 50mm drivers). The exterior can be customized via different face […]

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MiniDarts + microphone from Atomic Floyd

From tech firm Atomic Floyd comes the MiniDarts, ear buds which feature the sound power and quality of Atomic Floyd with a handful of extras. Embedded technology promises 2-way noise isolation via the eartips and sound precision. Read more HERE.

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AF45 earbuds

The AF45 earbuds are another reasonably priced pair of earbuds (models start at $60). This pair features a custom voiced dynamic driver for crisper sounds, noise-isolation enhanced by the ear tips, and a durable design. Purchase HERE.

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Magic Pencil Earphones

Featuring a magic pencil silhouette that goes in one ear and out the other, the Magic Pencil Earphones are made as school supply ear buds. A creative design for a reasonable $50, although we have not had the chance to test out the audio quality. Read more HERE.

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At home sub-bass kit

SubPac’s new product, the at home sub-bass kit backpack, is actually a bit deceiving of a product description, and is ultimately a gadget which seems more targeting toward bass addicts. It functions as a ‘massager’ for bass, promising to be “a high-fidelity portable tactile audio device that…transfer low frequencies to [the user’s] body.” It is […]

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Seinheisser Year of the Snake headphones

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Seinheisser has created the limited edition Year of the Snake Amperior headphones. Only 88 were reportedly made. The limited edition headphones arrive with a gold exterior and feature a snake coiled around the cord. For those who aren’t able to snag the limited quantity Year of the Snake Amperior, […]

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