September 10, 2013
Have you ever seen those infomercials for products that appear on your television when you have just come back from a night of drinking? Some of these are beyond ridiculous, but you can’t help but watch them just for the entertainment value of it. Some of the worst ones out there are ideas that are far from original. I mean, I’ve seen some dumb ones – but at least they have tried to improve an item that solves a problem. The worst are the ones that try to sell you something that are no different from the rest – yet they try to pass it off as one of a kind. Portable speakers are a good example.
Most of us already know that any type of sound that we hear from a portable speaker is going to suck. If it is ultra portable, and fits in your pocket, then you …
February 5, 2013
Speakers have their uses, and each speaker system can succeed and fail in different categories. Loudspeakers are great when you need to push some serious pressure across a large crowd, but they fail to pick up minute elements that might be drowned out in all of the noise. Headphones can give you some expensive sounding audio at the right price, but you are limited to only being able to hear the music yourself, instead of sharing it with others. Then you have monitors, like the KRK Rokits, which give you uncompromising audio when you need to hear imperfections in your work – but they aren’t great when you need normal boosting of your EQ’s.
This is where a small portable home listening system comes into play. These units are small enough that they can be carried around, yet will deliver good audio over a small distance. It’s something that …