Airplay Stories October 9

If you recall reading our coverage of Devialet’s Phantom and Phantom Gold releases, you will likely remember that these are not your average speakers. Much like Bang & Olufsen’s Edge, Devialet’s speakers are meant to not only offer a stellar sound experience, but to also make a fashion statement. With Devialet’s announcement of its upcoming Phantom Reactor speakers, it is clear that the company still has this goal in mind. expand full story

Airplay Stories August 3, 2016

Harman Kardon’s AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. A/V Receiver has AirPlay and eight HDMI inputs: $202 shipped (Orig. $800)

Newegg offers the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay for $199.95 + $1.99 shipping. That’s good for $68 off our previous mention and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

This Harman Kardon 4K A/V receiver features eight HDMI inputs and is capable of supplying audio to a full 7.1-channel setup. It has AirPlay and DLNA capabilities via built-in Wi-Fi. Additional features include Logic 7 processing, a front HDMI input and 100W of power per channel. While reviews are slim on this model, Harman Kardon’s line of A/V receivers are generally well-rated.

Airplay Stories May 18, 2016

It’s no secret that vinyl records have seen a resurgence in popularity over the last ten years. In fact, sales have soared from under one million units to just over eleven times that in 2015. Amazon is even dedicating a whole storefront to this trend. We’ve also seen a fresh breath of hardware innovation as this medium has come back into style.

The latest comes way of VNYL, a company that aims to blend old-school records with modern day smartphone technology. Appropriately called TRNTBL, this player has two main tricks up its sleeve: Shazam-like functionality and a wide-range of connectivity including AirPlay and SONOS-compatibility. More below…

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Airplay Stories May 13, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay & PLEX: $349 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg offers the QNAP TS-451-US Diskless 4-bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ HDMI & AirPlay for $349 shipped. For comparison, it originally retailed for $480 but typically sells for around $400 now. Today’s deal is $15 less than B&H’s current low sale price, $5 less than our previous mention and the best available.

expiredDaily Deals: Onkyo Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth $270, Beats Pill 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker $120, more

In today’s Daily Deals we have from Meh the Onkyo Dolby Atmos Network Receiver with AirPlay, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth for $265 + $5 shipping. That’s $100 less than Amazon’ s listing and the lowest we can find for it. As a further price comparison, Best Buy has it on clearance for $355.

With built-in Bluetooth and Airplay you can stream almost any audio from your devices to your home theater “for clear and powerful sound.” Rated 4.4/5 stars from 30 Amazon customers. 

More new deals for today:

Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $120 (Orig. $200) | Best Buy

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Airplay Stories May 6, 2016

expiredSony’s powerful 154W AirPlay and Bluetooth Speaker is on sale for $329 shipped (Reg. $500+)

Newegg’s official eBay Store offers the Sony SRSX9 High-Resolution Bluetooth Speaker w/ AirPlay for $329 shipped. For comparison, it carries a $700 list price and still fetches that much at Amazon. Today’s deal is a $20 less than our previous mention and the best available.

The Sony SRSX9 is a big-time speaker with a plethora of connectivity options, including: Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, DLNA via Wi-Fi, NFC, 3.5mm and two USB ports. It has 154 watts of power for seven speakers that are capable of hitting 45Hz to 40kHz. Sony includes compatibility for high-resolution audio files like AALC, FLAC and AIFF. The built-in USB ports can also charge your device while in use. If you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to the SONOS PLAY:5, this speaker is worth considering. Rated 4/5 stars.

Need AirPlay or Bluetooth connectivity but already own speakers? Check out this D-Link adapter for the former ($30 Prime shipped) or Logitech’s Audio dongle for the latter ($27 Prime shipped).

Airplay Stories April 26, 2016

expiredHome Theater: Yamaha 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay + Bluetooth $479 shipped (Reg. $700), more

Newegg’s official eBay Store offers the Yamaha 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth (model RX-V779) for $479 shipped. For comparison, that’s down $321 from the original listing, $221 less than Crutchfield, down $120 from the previous deal price and the best offer available.

Yamaha’s RX-V779 A/V receiver is capable of providing 95W of power across each channel with Dolby and DTS surround sound decoding. There are six HDMI 2.0 inputs and two outputs that can handle 4K video. Additionally, it has two component and four composite inputs. A front-side USB port allows for easy connection of music players and USB flash drives. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity round out an impressive feature set. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Complete your home theater setup with this Harman Kardon 5.1-Ch. 120W Surround Sound System (model HKTS 16), direct from the manufacturer, for $189.99 shipped. This system originally retailed for $600. Today’s deal is $10 less than our previous mention and the best price available. Harman Kardon’s HKTS 16 includes four satellites and one center speaker plus a 200 watt subwoofer. A one-year manufacturer’s warranty is included with purchase. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

ICYMI: Onkyo 5.1-Channel 4K Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package w/ Bluetooth $300 shipped (Reg. $400)

Airplay Stories April 19, 2016

expiredHarman Kardon 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay: $298 shipped (Orig. $800)

Newegg’s Official eBay Store offers the Harman Kardon AVR 2700 7.1-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay for $298 shipped. For comparison, this receiver originally retailed for $800 and still goes for that much direct. Today’s deal is $52 less than the previous deal price and the best available.

This 4K A/V receiver features eight HDMI inputs and is capable of pumping audio to a full 7.1-channel setup. It has AirPlay and DLNA capabilities thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Additional features include Logic 7 processing, front HDMI inputs and 100W of power per channel. While reviews are slim on this model, Harman Kardon’s line of A/V receivers are generally well-rated.

Airplay Stories April 18, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Onkyo 5.1-Ch. A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay $285, Seagate 8TB External Hard Drive $200, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Meh the Onkyo Dolby Atmos Network Receiver with AirPlay, WiFi & Bluetooth for $280 + $5 shipping. That’s $315 off the original list price and $104 less than Amazon’s current listing. It can power “a 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos speaker setup and 5.1 standard surround configuration plus two in-ceiling or height channels”. This receiver also has built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Airplay (including Pandora and Spotify) to stream audio from virtually any deviceRated 4.3/5 stars from 26 Amazon customers.  

More new deals for today:

Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $200 w/ code EMCETFM25 (Reg. $230) | Newegg

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Airplay Stories March 29, 2016

expiredBluetooth Speakers: Sony SRSX9 w/ AirPlay $350 (Reg. $500+)

Newegg offers the Sony SRSX9 High-Resolution Bluetooth Speaker w/ AirPlay for $349.99 shipped. For a price comparison, this speaker originally retailed for $700 and still goes for $600 at Amazon. Today’s deal is the lowest price that we’ve seen on this model and the best available by $190.

The Sony SRSX9 is a big-time speaker with a plethora of connectivity options, including: Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, DLNA via Wi-Fi, NFC, 3.5mm and two USB ports. It has 154 watts of power for seven speakers that are capable of hitting 45Hz to 40kHz. Sony includes compatibility for high-resolution audio files like AALC, FLAC and AIFF. The built-in USB ports can also charge your device while in use. If you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to the SONOS PLAY:5, this speaker is worth considering. Rated 4/5 stars.

 

Airplay Stories March 16, 2016

expiredBluetooth Speakers: Sony SRSX7 w/ Wi-Fi + AirPlay $130 (Reg. $150+), Bohm SoundBlock $22 (Reg. $50), more

Newegg Flash offers the Sony SRSX7 Portable AirPlay and Bluetooth Speaker for $129.99 shipped. For a price comparison, this speaker had an original MSRP of $300 but can usually be found for $150 or more at retailers like Amazon. Today’s deal is the lowest price that we have ever tracked.

If you’re looking for Bluetooth connectivity from a big-time name, this deal will do the trick. The SRSX7 checks every box for connectivity with Wi-Fi for AirPlay plus Bluetooth (aptX) and NFC. There is also a 3.5mm input and LAN port, as well. It has 32W of power, a built-in subwoofer with dual passive radiators for a 50Hz to 20kHz frequency response. You can expect up to six hours of playback on a single charge plus it can serve as a power bank for your devices. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 166 Amazon customers.

Next up, Seller 1ON1 (99% positive feedback from 51,000+) via Amazon has the Bohm SoundBlock Bluetooth Speaker for $49.95. Applying coupon code WX3SBP2L drops the final price to $21.95 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $49+. That’s good for 56% off the regular going rate and the best price that we’ve ever seen for this model.

Features include Bluetooth connectivity, up to 10 hours of battery life, a built-in microphone for calls and two 40mm drivers. Over 2,700 Amazon customers have rated this speaker 4.4/5 stars.

Finally, Adorama is knocking the PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT Two-Way Bluetooth Studio Speakers down to $99 shipped (Reg. $120). If you don’t mind a rebate, you can save an additional $10 by filling out the form on the product page. Rated 4/5 stars.

Airplay Stories February 11, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay, HDMI & Plex: $354 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg Flash has the QNAP Diskless System 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI output, DLNA, AirPlay and PLEX Support (TS-451-US) for $354 shipped. That’s $126 below the original price, $55 under Amazon and the best price we can find by $46. The only time we have seen it go for less was a one day sale on Black Friday last year at $340. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 175 Amazon customers.

Airplay Stories January 15, 2016

expiredPhilips Fidelio SoundCurve Wireless Speaker w/AirPlay, remote, USB: $30 shipped (Orig. $300)

Springs Electronics (98.4% Positive feedback) via eBay offers the Philips Fidelio SoundCurve Wireless Speaker for Apple AirPlay for $30 shipped. That’s nearly $270 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen by a substantial margin. It features SoundCurve for “crystal-clear sound” and the ability to stream music with AirPlay wireless technology.

While you’re likely better off with today’s Gold Box speaker offering, the price on this Fidelio listing is so low, we thought it was worth a mention for some.

It also includes a USB power out port for powering your device.  For a size/scale check the image below:

Airplay Stories January 7, 2016

Bang & Olufsen has announced a new soundbar home theater system at CES 2016 that is slated for release in mid-April. In typical B&O fashion, it has a beautiful design with an outrageous price tag. The new BeoSound 35 has an aluminum base and casing. Unlike typical soundbars on the market, Bang & Olufsen is quick to demonstrate on the product page that it works as a standalone speaker mounted on a wall or free-standing in a corner. expand full story

Airplay Stories December 17, 2015

expiredBowers & Wilkins recert: P3-P5 headsets $90-$140, AirPlay A5-A7 Speakers: $300-$500 shipped

Today only while supplies last, Amazon offers Bowers & Wilkins headsets and speakers (refurb) at lowest we’ve seen prices. These high end items are favorites in the Apple Store and are high end quality products which receive glowing reviews from reviewers.

Meanwhile Speakers designed specifically for Apple’s AirPlay are marked down heavily in receritified form

Airplay Stories December 2, 2015

Your music streaming options are nearly endless these days. The same can be said about the speaker market in general. From compact to oversized, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and nearly everything in between, there’s something for everyone. So how do you re-invent such a crowded category?

The Sugr Cube has an idea. Based around Wi-Fi connectivity and touch controls, this compact square block of wood is loaded up on features. After a successful round of crowdfunding, Sugr is ready to launch to the general public.

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Airplay Stories November 26, 2015

expiredYamaha 7.2-channel 4K Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver w/ AirPlay: $300 shipped (Reg. $400)

As part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Yamaha (RX-V677) 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver with AirPlay for $299.95 shipped. That’s $350 off the original list price, $239 less than Best Buy’s current listing, $100 below the street price, and the lowest we can find.

It has 4K video upscaling, a graphic user interface, AirPlay, and compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars

Airplay Stories November 16, 2015

expiredSony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth: $298 shipped (Reg. $400)

Update (11/16 2:30pm): Available at Amazon – Sony HT-CT370 2.1 Channel 300W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $198 shipped (Reg. $300).

Amazon offers the Sony STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth for $298 shipped. That’s a savings of just over $200 off the original price, a few dollars less than our previous mention and the lowest price that we’ve seen it go for. Rated 4.1/5 stars by 144 Amazon reviewers.

Sony’s STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. You’ll be able to wirelessly stream your favorite music via AirPlay or directly from your phone to this receiver. Additionally, it has five HDMI inputs with 4K passthrough and is capable of providing 665 watts of power through seven speakers.

 

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