eCoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:51:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Mo-Fi Powered Headphones http://www.ecoustics.com/products/mo-fi-powered-headphones/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/mo-fi-powered-headphones/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:35 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/?p=125048 Blue Microphones just introduced Mo-Fi, the first headphone that combines a built-in audiophile amplifier and ultra-premium drivers to deliver true high-fidelity sound. Mo-Fi’s amplifier takes the burden of power off of mobile devices, improving their performance in the process and contributing to the high fidelity experience. Its amp offers six times more power than typical mobile devices and […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/products/mo-fi-powered-headphones/feed/ 0 Arcam miniBlink Bluetooth Streaming microDAC http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/ http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:58 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/?p=125041 Arcam just released the $149 pebble-shaped miniBlink microDAC that upgrades the audio-fidelity over standard Bluetooth music streaming. The miniBlink uses the advanced Bluetooth front-end and DAC technology from Arcam’s High-Definition Bluetooth $300 rBlink, but has been carefully re-engineered to lower the price by 50%. The miniBlink uses a high-density moulded enclosure, with an internal aerial […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/products/arcam-miniblink-bluetooth-streaming-microdac/feed/ 0 Blueprint for your Home Theater System http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/blueprint-home-theater-system/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/blueprint-home-theater-system/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:57:31 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/?p=125039 The online speaker company Aperion Audio has made this handy infographic as a resource that walks you through the steps you’ll be taking and decisions you’ll be making to get all the elements of your home theater to come together in perfect harmony. For those of you that have already created your home theater nirvana, […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/blueprint-home-theater-system/feed/ 0 Lenovo Y50 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-y50/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-y50/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/lenovo-y50/ There’s no lack of options if you are looking for a 15-inch gaming laptop. Between the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro getting a new gorgeous 3K screen and newer, better packages like the Gigabyte P35W, this mid-size range of gaming machines gets more intriguing everyday. But amongst all the brands known for gaming […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lenovo-y50/feed/ 0 Intel NUC DN2820FYKH Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-intel-nuc-dn2820fykh/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-intel-nuc-dn2820fykh/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:30:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/depth-intel-nuc-dn2820fykh/ Many have predicted that the traditional personal computer, the one that runs Windows and has Intel insider, is on its way out. There might be an element of truth in that but devices like the Intel NUC DN2820FYKH are proof that there’s still life in x86. The device I’m testing is a […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-intel-nuc-dn2820fykh/feed/ 0 Canon 5D Mark III Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-5d-mark-iii/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-5d-mark-iii/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/canon-5d-mark-iii/ Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III has a lot to live up to. For a start, the original Canon EOS 5D was the first DSLR to really bring full-frame digital photography within the reach of enthusiast photographers. Then came its replacement, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which kick-started the current trend for shooting video […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-5d-mark-iii/feed/ 0 Fujifilm X30 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/fujifilm-x30/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/fujifilm-x30/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/fujifilm-x30/ The Fujifilm X20 is one of our favourite compact cameras of recent times, so the news that it has been upgraded is pretty exciting. However, as the lens, sensor and processing engine of the X30 are the same as the X20, image quality is not expected to change. The most significant change made with the […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/fujifilm-x30/feed/ 0 Asus RT-AC68U Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/asus-rt-ac68u/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/asus-rt-ac68u/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/asus-rt-ac68u/ Much like its RT-AC66U precursor, Asus’s RT-AC68U Dual Band Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router resides at the high end of the consumer router category. That said, the high price equates to remarkable performance, compliments of some upgraded internal components. This router incorporates Broadcom’s new BCM4709 Wi-Fi chipset, the cornerstone of which is a […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/asus-rt-ac68u/feed/ 0 MSI GS60 Ghost Pro Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-gs60-ghost-pro/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-gs60-ghost-pro/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/pax-east-2014-msi-gs60/ Gaming in resolutions far sharper than mere "HD" is something that gaming PCs have been able to dangle over consoles – even the PS4 and Xbox One – for some time. Now, chip makers, like Nvidia, and hardware manufacturers, in this case MSI, have bestowed that power to gaming laptop fans. MSI […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-gs60-ghost-pro/feed/ 0 RBH Sound CTx Series Speaker System Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/rbh-ctx-series-speaker-system/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/rbh-ctx-series-speaker-system/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/rbh-ctx-series-speaker-system/ (4.5 out of 5) Performance (4 out of 5) Value RBH is a speaker company primarily known for its large towers, exotic modular systems, architectural speakers, professional monitors, and more recently some truly exquisite and reasonably priced earphones. In my opinion, though, not enough attention is paid to the company’s efforts in the compact home […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/rbh-ctx-series-speaker-system/feed/ 0