Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

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Beosound Balance is the latest member of the Bang & Olufsen’s line of ‘’flexible living’’ speakers. It’s a unique, artistic, compact speaker with an amazing set of smart features. It’s the first smart speaker from B&O to have sound directivity and active room compensation, which are the features you can find on much pricier Bang & Olufsen speakers (like Beolab 90). And this is just the beginning. There are so many great things about this speaker and we will try to tell you all about it. So, without further delay, let’s see what’s so great (and what’s not) about Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance.  We’ll start with the things we like. The first thing you’re going to notice is the looks. Beosound Balance is a simple-looking, yet incredibly attractive speaker. The lead de
14 Best HDMI Audio Extractors In 2020

14 Best HDMI Audio Extractors In 2020

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Looking for the best HDMI audio extractor for your home theater setup or for your stereo speaker system? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will explain the purpose and benefits of HDMI audio extractors, describe different types of extractors, and list the most important things to look for when buying one. We have also prepared the list of 14 best HDMI audio extractors in 2020 so you don’t have to look elsewhere – you have everything here. So, let’s start. What Is The Purpose of The HDMI Audio Extractor? The purpose of HDMI Audio extractors is pretty simple. These extractors are connected to the HDMI audio source. They can separate the audio from the video and send it to the audio output device (like a speaker system) or to some other device that has no HDMI inputs (AV o
Audeze EL-8 Titanium Review

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Review

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Audeze EL-8 Titanium headphones represent Audeze’s first attempt to make portable headphones that you can use on the go and without an amplifier. They are significantly cheaper than the previous Audeze high-end headphones from the LCD line. The idea was to penetrate deeper into the market and expand the target group. As a result of that effort, two versions of EL-8 headphones were made – closed back and open-back. In this review, we are going to talk about the latest upgraded version of the closed-back EL-8 headphones called EL-8 Titanium. Audeze is a young company, but it’s already considered one of the world’s best headphone manufacturers. All of the Audeze headphones are high-end planar magnetic headphones. Regular dynamic drivers you can find on most of today’s headphones are repla
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

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Noise is an omnipresent occupational hazard. So many workers, especially industry and construction workers all over the US, are exposed to excessive noise levels. Long-term exposure to these noise levels can cause hearing loss but can also affect human health in other ways. That’s why it’s so important to limit the exposure to excessive noise or, if that’s not possible, to use a hearing protection device (HPD). The market is flooded with all kinds of hearing protection earmuffs and earplugs, but which one should you choose?  The most important characteristic you should be looking for when choosing a hearing protection device is the device’s noise reduction rating (NRR). In layman’s terms, noise reduction rating describes the ability of a certain HPD to attenuate noise. However, there’s
14 Best Bluetooth Audio Receivers In 2020

14 Best Bluetooth Audio Receivers In 2020

TV & Audio
Looking for a way to make your non-Bluetooth speaker system wireless? Our article on 14 best Bluetooth audio receivers in 2020 is here to give you the answers to the most common questions about Bluetooth receivers and to offer you some nice choices. We will discuss the purpose of a Bluetooth receiver, list the things and features you should pay attention to when buying one, and present to you some of the best Bluetooth audio receivers on the market. What is a Bluetooth Audio Receiver? Bluetooth audio receiver (aka Bluetooth adapter or Bluetooth dongle) is a device that receives a Bluetooth signal from a Bluetooth-enabled audio source (phone, tablet, TV, laptop). Bluetooth receiver is supposed to be connected to a non-Bluetooth device like a speaker system or headphones. That way, it make...
Klipsch RP-280F Floorstanding Speaker Review

Klipsch RP-280F Floorstanding Speaker Review

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Klipsch RP–280F is the largest floorstanding speaker from the Klipsch Reference Premiere line of home theater speakers. Reference Premiere line of speakers is the successor of the Reference line. Klipsch RP-280F represents an enhanced version of the R-28F floorstanding speaker from the Reference series. Klipsch made some cosmetic changes but they also improved the performance of the speaker. The most noticeable changes are related to the design of the tweeter and Tractrix horn. R-28F (Reference line) VS RP-280F (Reference Premiere line) You will notice that both speakers have that recognizable Klipsch design with the famous Klipsch trademarks like Tractrix horn and woofers with the spun copper finish but there are some important differences. R-28F features aluminum LTS tweeters, i
10 Best Headphones Under $150 In 2020

10 Best Headphones Under $150 In 2020

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Looking for the best pair of headphones under $150? This is a difficult task but it can also get quite fun if you approach it correctly. This price range is one of the most common ranges that people select during their online searches. This happens with a reason – it’s an acceptable price that opens the door into the world of many interesting features. However, when you have more options, it’s more difficult to make up your mind. Cheap headphones have limited features and similar performance but when you raise the price only a bit, the number of available models with interesting features becomes much greater. For example, for less than $150, you can purchase a great pair of Bluetooth headphones that also support ANC and NFC technologies. These headphones almost always have built-in mics
What Are Stereo Amplifiers and How Do They Work?

What Are Stereo Amplifiers and How Do They Work?

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Before we start talking about stereo amplifiers, let’s say a few words about amplifiers in general because we are sure many people don’t completely understand the working principle of an amplifier. What Are Amplifiers? The first amplifier was invented by an American engineer Lee de Forest in the early 1900’s. The invention was, in fact, the electron vacuum tube that was named ‘’Audion’’ and its purpose was to amplify weak current. That, however, wasn’t the final design of the amplifier as the followers of Mr. de Forest (Irving Langmuir and Edward Armstrong) managed to really understand how the amplifier worked and perfect it based on the new knowledge. They made the triode – vacuum tube with no air that contains three components (positive terminal – platinum plate, negative terminal – ca
11 Best Bluetooth Transmitters for TV In 2020

11 Best Bluetooth Transmitters for TV In 2020

TV & Audio
Looking for the best Bluetooth transmitter for TV? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss the most important characteristics of Bluetooth transmitters, tell you what to pay attention to when buying one, and present to you our selection of 11 best Bluetooth transmitters for TV in 2020.  What is A Bluetooth Transmitter for TV? Bluetooth transmitter is a device that connects to your TV (or any other non-Bluetooth audio source) and transmits that audio signal wirelessly to a device with a built-in Bluetooth receiver (like Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth speaker). Bluetooth transmitters are often referred to as Bluetooth dongles or Bluetooth adapters. In some cases, the adapter/dongle is a better definition than just a transmitter, especially when a dev
HiFiMan Edition S Headphones Review

HiFiMan Edition S Headphones Review

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HiFiMan Edition S headphones are in many ways, a very special pair of headphones. They are the cheapest headphones made by the famous manufacturer of high-end planar magnetic headphones. Unlike all the other HiFiMan headphones, these are not planar magnetic, but that doesn’t make them less special. They are one of the rare headphones on the market that can be used as open-back or closed-back. It’s like having two pairs of headphones in one package. As you probably know, HiFiMan is best-known for its planar magnetic headphones. Some of their headphones like HE6, HE1000, SUNDARA, SUSVARA, etc. are very popular among audiophiles. All these headphones are made for critical listening, they are all quite large, and they are not portable. Also, they are all very expensive. HiFiMan wanted to e