Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 14

A beautifully designed HiFi audio kit that integrates into a multi-brand home entertainment setup

by Jorge Abellas Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has always produced exquisitely designed sound-systems not intended for use in a multi-brand entertainment setup. A few months back, the brand made a very deliberate effort to expand their market with the release of the Beolab 14 speaker system—which not only seamlessly integrates with the Beovision line of televisions, but also works with a wide variety of standard …

The Blazar by Beacon Audio

Wireless audio done right with clean lines, rich sound and all the necessary features

There’s no shortage of wireless speakers on the market today. With a range of features available; from the water-resistant and beach-ready to the amazingly compact, we’ve been sifting through all of the latest technologies. While the aforementioned aspects are tempting, we’re sticklers for high quality audio mixed with aesthetic design. The Blazar from Beacon Audio, launching today on Kickstarter, ticks all of the necessary boxes …

Z2 by Bowers & Wilkins

High-end AirPlay audio in an understated package

While Sonos remains a market-defining force in wireless music streaming, Bowers & Wilkins makes a strong case for Apple AirPlay with a seductive, newly expanded lineup. Today, the company introduced an update to the popular Zeppelin Air—the torpedo-shaped beauty that’s been upgraded with a flexible Lightning dock for iPhone 5. New to the collection is the Z2, a smaller and more affordable model that packs …