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    Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Smart Speaker

    So you can use a voice assistant. It is pretty neat for controlling what is playing when you are doing stuff around the house and do not have your phone with you.
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    Do extra speakers make sense in a non-surround environment

    It is active speakers and they even have an integrated equalizer so try that to begin with. Small or big room, room gain has big effect on what you hear. How you position the speakers also have a big effect, if you place them in a bookshelf, top of a shelf, free standing on a dedicated stand it...
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    Do extra speakers make sense in a non-surround environment

    You are probably better off trying to get them into a better position in the room. This covers the basics: https://www.dynaudio.pl/home-audio/evidence/evidence-platinum/support/manual/en/positioning-the-loudspeaker Getting them away from the wall could reduce the bass and thereby reduce...
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    Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Smart Speaker

    @bug :) Fixed now! If you want privacy you can disable Alexa, but all of the command processing is done in the cloud so you loose all the smart speaker functionality.
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    Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Smart Speaker

    Alexa can control the playback both on and off the device, volume levels, light and other smart devices. It is a voice assistant like Ok Google and Siri. Problem is mostly when you are a 1+ meters away and with either music playback or a little ambient noise. Setting it up is easy you just use...
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    Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Smart Speaker

    [page=Introduction] Introduction Ultimate Ears is one of the major players when it comes to portable speakers. Today, we will be focusing on the newest addition to their BLAST line-up—namely, the MEGA version of the BLAST we tested here! Ultimate Ears is keeping their naming fairly...
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    Soundbars with virtual surround only really work when the room gives good reflections and you sit in the sweet spot. Some have calibration software but there is only so much you can do with beam forming. A good active speaker setup will run circles around most sound bars when it comes to stereo...
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    1MORE Dual Driver In-ears

    [page=Introduction] Introduction 1MORE's portfolio of midrange budget in-ears is ever expanding. Today, we will be taking a look at their new Dual Driver design with an exterior based on the wildly successful Triple Driver In-ears. The Triple Driver design surprised us pleasantly both in...
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    Fixing Headphone driver

    If you can find the wire that the solder point was supposed to be hooked up to you can probably just solder a wire directly to that and then glue it in place for strain relief. Be careful though the wires that are attached to the solder points outside the driver housing is very thin as it hooks...
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    1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones

    [page=Introduction] Introduction 1MORE is continuing to produce some very interesting designs. Not long ago, we were mightily impressed with the Triple Driver in-ears, and today, we will be taking a look at something as unusual as 1MORE's Triple Driver Over-Ear headphones. While having...
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    Etymotic ER3XR

    You can upgrade to the new ER4 cable, but they are a little costly. Definitely still a bargain in-ear if you are into neutral sounding in-ears.
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    Etymotic ER3XR

    [page=Introduction] Introduction Etymotic was one of the first companies to produce a really great-sounding in-ear with the ER4S. That was over 20 years ago and now, they have released a new "baby" ER4 dubbed the ER3. Last year, we had the pleasure of reviewing the new ER4XR and ER4SR which...
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    Ultimate Ears Blast Smart Speaker

    [page=Introduction] Introduction Ultimate Ears was one of the first companies to build some great all-around Bluetooth speakers when they released their UE BOOM several years ago. Today, we will be taking a look at their newest and smartest speaker yet: the BLAST. The BLAST is a full-on...
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    HiFiMAN HE-400i Planar Magnetic Headphones

    There are some insane HiFiMAN deals around right now. Also check their clearance sale just saw brand new 400S for $299 and HE560s for $499.