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One Week out from CES: Nine Things to Look For

With only a week to go until it begins, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2019 in early/mid January, and he writes about nine areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's massive annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/30/2018

Review – 1MORE Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones

1MORE shook up the audio market with meticulously designed, high-quality, beautifully packaged earphones at a price that shocked consumers. Soon, they were available everywhere from the Internet to Costco. And the buzz was consistently high, from their original models to their latest. New from 1MORE is their Triple Driver BT In-Ear Headphones. They received the prestigious reddot Award 2018 Winner honor for their stylish design and feature set. Read on for our review.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Frank Schramm, posted 11/26/2018

Review – Dekoni Audio Blue – Fostex/Dekoni HiFi Audiophile Planar Magnetic Headphone

Dekoni Audio quickly gained a reputation among headphone aficionados for their high-quality replacement ear pads that fit a wide-range of headphones. When were offered the chance to review their first pair of headphones, we jumped at the chance. Dekoni Audio and Fostex teamed up to create a custom variant of the world renowned Fostex T50RP MKIII Headphone. Utilizing the Fostex Planar Magnetic Drivers and Dekoni tweaks, the new Dekoni Audio Blue – Fostex/Dekoni HiFi Audiophile Planar Magnetic Headphone might be one of audio's best kept bargains.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, & Thomas Fogel posted 11/20/2018

Review – Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker

Audioengine has built an enviable reputation for their high quality yet reasonably priced audio components, from their DACs to powered speakers. The recently released Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker proves that it's easy to have great sound without cables, at an affordable price. Are the A5+ the right speakers for you? Read on for our full review. Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials alert!

Harris Fogel & Nancy Burlan, posted 11/20/2018

Review – 2018 MacBook Pro 13-Inch

Apple's July 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch release is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but does some bring some relevant changes. John Mulhern III discusses the improvements and posits what we can expect in the future from Cupertino.

John Mulhern III, Posted 8/25/2018

Review – Allan's Excellent Dubyaphone Adventure (cont'd)

In 2013, at his wife's insistence, A. D. Coleman broke down and got his very first cellphone -- a free one -- through the program often and mistakenly attributed to Barack Obama but actually initiated by George W. Bush. Now, after almost 5 years with a less-than-smart LG Rumor Touch, Coleman upgrades to a (still free!) Android ANS UL40 Dubyaphone ... read his article on the experience.

A.D. Coleman, posted 7/3/2018

Review – Beyer Dynamic Aventho Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Headphones & Aventho Wired

As one of the most respected manufacturers in audio, Germany-based Beyer Dynamic has long been a staple of audio professionals and musicians. Their microphones are legendary, and their headphones have consistently symbolized German precision. Their new Beyer Dynamic Aventho Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Headphones and Aventho Wired Headphones are stylish, sophisticated, and pack more technology into them than meets the eye. 

Harris Fogel with Nancy Burlan and Frank Schramm, posted 6/14/2018

Philly Beer Week celebrates its 11th anniversary and celebrates all things hoppy at Opening Tap 2018

Philly Beer Week kicked off its 11thanniversary recently (June 1st) with its signature event, Opening Tap, headed up by Philly Loves Beer, an organization whose mantra is “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that Philadelphia is America’s best beer-drinking city.” Held at the fabled Fillmore Philadelphia, thousands of thirsty attendees had their fill of sips from the more than 60 breweries on hand. Read on to learn more about the week dedicated to all things hoppy that has become a tradition in this city.

Nancy Burlan, Harris Fogel, and Ken Kramar, posted 6/10/2018

Review – Emotiva BasX TA-100 Stereo Preamp/Dac/Tuner With Integrated Amplifier & Airmotiv B1 two-way bookshelf monitor loudspeaker, and BasX S8 Subwoofer

As “audiophile” gear pricing approaches a stratospheric level, making it less and less viable for the public, it’s reassuring to find a company dedicated to high-quality, yet affordable products. Emotiva’s entry level BasX line includes the BasX TA-100 Stereo Preamp/Dac/Tuner With Integrated Amplifier, BasX S8 Subwoofer, and the Airmotiv B1 two-way bookshelf monitor loudspeaker. How does this affordable system 2.1 system sound? Read our review to find out!

Harris Fogel, with Nancy Burlan and Alan Lewine, posted 5/29/2018

Review - Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet

The Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet is the latest tool from Wacom for creatives who work with digital media. Wacom was founded in 1983, and has held the majority of the market share for digitizers ever since. In fact, most creative professionals are deeply attached to, if not in love with, their Wacom Tablets. Educators have long utilized these tools to bridge the haptic world to the anesthetic touch-free palette of digital imaging software. The vast majority of tools in applications like Photoshop or Corel Painter are “tablet aware” and the moment you plug in a tablet, the tools respond to pressure, angle, erasure, and programmable hot keys. What does the newest Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet promise users? Read our review to find out!

Nancy Burlan, Frank Schramm, and Harris Fogel, posted 5/20/2018