After three years since its last release, Ultimate Ears is announcing the WONDERBOOM 3, the latest addition to the WONDERBOOM wireless speaker line, designed for use outdoors. Proudly showing improvements in nearly every aspect of the speaker, the WONDERBOOM 3 boasts a longer range of 131', improved battery life of up to 14 hours, and two convenience features targeted at those in the Google mobile ecosystem: Google
JBL’s newly announced EON700 Series portable PA loudspeakers and subwoofer with Bluetooth represent a major step forward in innovation and technology for the popular EON range. By upgrading drivers and amplifiers, refining waveguides, supercharging the effects package, and incorporating the most up-to-date Bluetooth protocol and universal app control, the JBL engineers have delivered a pro-grade system that sounds clear and natural at any volume, anywhere in the room, and makes setup and operation a breeze.
As temperatures cool down and beautiful fall weather abounds, now is the perfect time to bring out the picnic blankets, charcuterie, and a couple of pals. Of course, you’re going to want music while you’re kicking it, and we have a couple of great portable speaker options to consider while you plan your first fall hang.
Best Overall Speaker: Bose® SoundLink Revolve+™ II
With a built-in handle, the
Fans of the Sonos Move who were hoping for a smaller version are now getting their wish. The new Sonos Roam portable speaker features a compact 6.6 x 2.3 x 2.4" and lightweight 0.9 lb design, so you can take your music, podcasts, and other audio virtually anywhere with ease. It’s available in black
From network amplifiers to soundbars to virtual assistant speakers and more, Bluesound has an extensive catalog of products. They’re now available at B&H Photo, and I’ll be walking you through it all to help you find what you need.
The POWERNODE 2i is a 2.1-channel network amplifier that’s available in black matte or
Like many people, music is the lifeblood of my day. Whether I’m waking up, working out, riding the subway to work, or just taking a stroll, everything is better when there’s a soundtrack. To celebrate my love of music, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite portable audio players. With each device, I’ve included a song recommendation, just a handful of personal favorites I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Hope you enjoy.
In 2019, Sonos released its very first portable speaker: the
My speaker system was a mess, but when Sonos released its portable Move speaker, I was comforted. You see, not only do I have some high-end legacy gear that I refuse to part with, but I was also an early smart-speaker adopter (perhaps too early) and most recently, a Sonos owner. I’ve adjusted and learned which system works best for certain situations. Of course, no one was happier than I was when Sonos rolled out Alexa- and
For audiophiles on the go, the new Bose® Soundlink™ Micro Speaker delivers high-performance sound in a compact, travel-friendly design. This portable, mobile music machine utilizes Bluetooth technology to stream audio from compatible devices, such as smartphones and tablets. As its name implies, the SoundLink Micro is small: it measures in around 4" tall, 4" wide, and 1.5" deep. But despite its slight stature, the speaker still
Rain, snow, sleet, and hail have nothing on new waterproof speakers from Altec Lansing. These speakers are ultra-rugged, with IP67 waterproofing and dustproofing, and even float in water. Rubberized shockproof casing means they can take a tumble. They connect to your device via Bluetooth so you can keep your phone, tablet, or computer safe and dry, and have speakerphone capabilities to boot. For something ultra-portable, try the Mini
I’ll begin this review with a disclaimer. I am a Millennial. Born in 1981, I’m an old Millennial, but they tell me that’s the year they started, so a Millennial nonetheless. When I’m not eating avocado toast instead of buying a home, killing the wine industry, hotels, the movie business, golf (sorry?), the 9 to 5 work week (you’re welcome), marriage, and unnecessarily exhaustive example listing, I like to make and record music. Not just in passing, mind you, my profession prior to making it big at B&H was a recording engineer, so I’m picky
If you’ve ever wished that your speaker could be as expressive as the music that comes out of it, jam is here to help with its line of Jamoji Bluetooth speakers. These mini speakers use Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone, tablet, computer, or other compatible media device, and are styled to look like your favorite emojis, including Purple Devil,