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Altec Lansing XPEDITION 8 wireless speaker REVIEW

By | June 25th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Altec Services maintained the very first movie sound systems back in the 1920s. And the Lansing Manufacturing Company made loudspeakers as early as 1927, then was bought by Altec in 1941, with Mr Lansing leaving five years later to become the ‘L’ in JBL. These days Altec Lansing is more a ‘brand’ than a company, operating under equity investors in New York: Infinity Lifestyle Brands.

We suspect those early founders would marvel at the XPEDITION 8. It has twin eight-inch woofers that light up and flash.… Read the full article

Motionless In White: A Love Letter To The Fans

By | June 25th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

It’s often argued that every iconic band has three truly great albums in them. But in the case of Pennsylvania weirdcore warriors Motionless In White, they were determined to prove otherwise. Disguise – their fifth studio effort, out now on Hopeless – takes their signature blend of pseudo-goth metalcore, floor-thumping dance-punk and ultra catchy pop-rock, cranks it all up to 11 and siphons it down into a syrup of all the bits their ravenous fanbase goes especially mental for.

It’s the definitive Motionless In White album, and as frontman Chris “Motionless” Cerulli explains to Australian Guitar, there’s a good reason for that: it’s not their Motionless In White album… Well, it is, in a technical sense, but speaking more broadly, Disguise is an album crafted specifically for the fans – a calculated effort to make the album that best defines what Motionless In White is at its core, which uses its four predecessors as research tools and their respective reception as field data.… Read the full article

Review: Vision Ears VE 3.2 – Evenhanded

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we are taking a look at one of Vision Ears’ newest models. The VE 3.2 is the evolution of their previous triple-driver VE 3.

Disclaimer: Vision Ears sent the VE 3.2 in exchange for this honest review. Headfonia and Vision Ears are not affiliated and VE is not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About Vision Ears:

Vision Ears has been around for about six years now and we have covered many of their products in the past already.… Read the full article

AG x Melbourne Guitar Show 2019: James Ivanyi

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Making its way back to the Caulfield Racecourse for its fifth consecutive year, the Melbourne Guitar Show is eyeing August 2019 off like a dog eyes off its dinner. Poised to be its biggest and best jaunt yet, this year’s show – kicking off across the weekend of August 3rd and 4th – promises a (quite literally) jam-packed lineup of performers and exhibitors, with an emphasis on getting punters hands-on with the enormous array of axes on show.

In the lead-up to this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show, Australian Guitar is going full steam ahead on the hype train. … Read the full article

iOS 13 vs iOS 12: here’s what changed

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

iOS 13 has now landed in public beta form today, meaning that if you’re feeling adventurous you can download it now.

The question you’ve got to ask yourself is whether it’s worth the bugs and instability to get on board early, and to help answer that we’ve compared iOS 13 with iOS 12, so you can see exactly what’s new and different. iOS 13 has most of the stuff iOS 12 has, but it also has a whole lot more, and lots of improvements, as you’ll see below.… Read the full article

Munich 2019 Show report

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , |

Ah. Here we are again. Yet another show report…. [party time!]

This was an unbelievable experience. We are still fresh from the shock of the size and intensity of Munich. Hopefully I will be able to convey some of this here and describe what it was like so that those of you haven’t gone can understand what it is like – because it is not at all what we expected from all the show reports and videos we have watched over the years.… Read the full article

Open Source: the secret sauce to business success

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Software is at the heart of the digital revolution and, ultimately, it is what determines the success, agility and competitiveness of businesses looking to succeed in today’s fast paced, digital world.

Open source is changing the way organisations build software, offering a strong and critical foundation for digital transformation, while bringing teams and departments together.  As the approach to in-house software development evolves, organisations understand that their success is determined by the way they participate in Open Source Software (OSS). This offers a realm of opportunities that do not just benefit the IT department, but the business at large.… Read the full article

Meze Empyrean Headphones

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Meze Audio first received its true breakthrough in 2015 with the release of the well-received 99 Classics, which had earned the company many awards and recognition. Part of their appeal stemmed from budget-friendly creations that married comfort, aesthetics, and sound—something which helped to propel HiFiMAN during their early years. However, unlike the latter company, Meze Audio dove straight into the deep-end of high-fidelity territory, following entry level propositions. The latest headphones touted, the Meze Empyrean Headphones, retail for a hefty $2999, and are said to be a “game-changer” after years of passion, curiosity, and innovation.… Read the full article

Dali Oberon Series

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Dali’s latest speaker series, titled Oberon, is now available through its new Australian distributor, Amber Technology. The Oberon Series is the first Dali entry-level series to use Dali’s patented SMC technology, which is said to drastically reduce non-linear magnetic distortion.

There are six models in the new Dali Oberon Series, and all use Dali’s new oversized (29mm diameter) soft textile dome tweeter, which extends frequency response within 3dB right out to 26kHz. The textile Dali uses for this tweeter is an ultra-light wave weave fabric that is optimised for a larger bandwidth in its lower frequency area to ensure an optimal handover from the bass/midrange driver, to ensure a well-balanced, unforced and very coherent upper midrange.… Read the full article

UK businesses losing money and customers due to inaccurate data

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Businesses are missing out on revenue opportunities and losing customers as a result of bad data practices according to new research from Dun & Bradstreet.

To compile its new The Past, Present and Future of Data report, the firm surveyed over 500 business decision makers in the US and UK.

The report shows that almost 20 percent of businesses have lost a customer due to using incomplete or inaccurate information about them with an additional 15 percent of respondents saying they failed to sign a new contract with a customer for the same reason.… Read the full article