Category Archives: Audio Gear

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Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

For those who have taken the plunge and invested in the Amazon Echo platform today is an opportunity to rejoice. For those who haven’t full invested it might be time to take a second look at the line of Echo products and consider adding a few more to the shopping cart. Amazon rolled out updates to Amazon Echo, Dot, and Show devices overnight and announced to the world this morning that its voice-activated Alexa service would now be able to compete with the multi-room audio capabilities that competitors like Sonos, Apple, and Google have had for some time now.  Read More

Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

It’s easy to scoff at the thousands of inexpensive audio products that show up on Amazon. Many are truly awful and prove the old “you get what you pay for” adage. But there are also some gems. The Archeer A320 falls into the latter camp. It’s an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker that looks great thanks to an attractive bamboo and cloth design, and it sounds far better than its selling price suggests it should. Read More

Sleep Headphone Roundup

Sleep Headphone Roundup

The last handful of weeks I’ve been testing a pair of sleep headphones. I have a long history of being a light sleeper, often using white noise to eliminate disruptive noises while I’m sleeping. When the other person in the room needs to be able to hear a toddler, however, it’s impossible to keep white noise to a level that’s capable of blocking out external noise without also blocking out the telltale sounds of a toddler stirring. Read More