IKEA’S FASHION FORWARD SPEAKERS
With its collaboration with Sonos yet to surface, IKEA has launched its own range of Enerby Bluetooth-enabled loudspeakers.
They seem more about style than outright audio performance but they are certainly styley with both a retro vibe and colourways.
CDS AND VINYL BEAT DOWNLOADS (!) BUT STREAMING REIGNS
With streaming services making the joys of digital downloads largely redundant, sales in the US have now fallen even lower than physical products like vinyl, CDs and even cassettes!
Download sales fell to US$1.3 billion last year, whereas physical sales declined to US$1.5 billion.
Streaming services reached half of all revenue in 2016 and that figure increased by another 43% in 2017 with almost two-thirds of all revenue coming from streaming at over $5.7 billion.
Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speaker
Meeting increasing demand for audiophile level wireless speakers NZ Audio now has the Audioengine A5+ Wireless models. This easy to use wireless music system works with all the big streaming services in high resolution with a 100+ foot (almost 30.5 metre) range. These units are constructed with high end Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters, and use high-fidelity Bluetooth aptX-HD, wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets with furniture-grade finish. Available in Satin Black, Gloss White, and Solid Bamboo versions.
Wireworld Hdmi Cables
There is now an updated range of HDMI cables available from Wireworld designed to meet the requirements of 4K Ultra HD. This includes newer versions of the Island range along with an additional Sphere range for custom install. These HDMI products are designed to work with wide colour gamuts 60 fps, and other high-bandwidth technologies via 18 Gbps throughput even in cables longer than 4 metres. These new ranges support all features of HDMI 2.0 and are UL rated for installation behind walls and ceilings.
REVO Supertone Bluetooth Speaker
Described as a “premium Bluetooth speaker for grown-ups” the REVO SuperTone is a handsome unit in walnut and aluminium that backs this up with an 80 Watt Class-D amplifier, twin 3.5” BMR flat-panel speakers and a 6” ported subwoofer. Alongside wireless Bluetooth connectivity, SuperTone is equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack, AUX-IN, digital optical in and stereo RCA in, allowing connection of a variety of devices including CD players and Sonos equipment. SuperTone even includes a USB connector to allow simultaneous charging of your smartphone or tablet device.