amp Stories April 29, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – over 30% off select Guitars and Amps: Marshall Micro Amp $36 Prime shipped (Reg. $45), more

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking over 30% off select guitars and amps. Our top pick is the Marshall Amps Micro Amp (model M-MS-2W-U) for $35.99 Prime shipped. It carries a list price of $49 but typically sells for around $45 at retailers like Musician’s Friend. Today’s deal is the best offer available by $9. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 115 Amazon customers.

amp Stories April 1, 2015

Most of us enjoy our audio, albeit from iTunes or Spotify or the like, on an iPhone when we are on the go. The reality is that while iPhones are a decent source for audio, the internal make-up isn’t as strong as it could be when it comes to enjoying your favorite tunes.

This is where a digital-to-analog-converter can really come in handy, taking the stress off your device and letting the DAC do all the work. Audio accessory maker Onkyo has a new solution that utilizes the Lightning port instead of the typical 3.5mm jack to provide higher-fidelity audio. expand full story

amp Stories October 8, 2014

As Apple continues to whittle iPhone’s profile down to mere millimeters, it’s crazy to expect its built-in speaker to produce high quality sound at loud volumes. As a result, many of us have begun toting Bluetooth speakers around to listen to music, take a conference call, or enjoy any other media on our iPhones.

SoundFocus, the company behind the iOS app that improves sound for iPhone users who are hard of hearing, looks to greatly improve iPhone sound quality with its Amp case… expand full story

amp Stories August 26, 2014

Blue, the makers of the Yeti USB Microphone, have just introduced Mo-Fi: the first headphone that delivers real audiophile performance and sound quality from a variety of devices.

Mo-Fi is no ordinary headphone. From the multi-jointed design to earcups shaped—gasp—like ears, we completely reimagined the form and functionality, without any preconceived notions about what headphones are “supposed” to look like. The result feels less like a headphone, and more like a high-quality instrument you can wear. Some call it radical. We just call it Mo-Fi.

The Mo-Fi has an integrated audiophile amp and custom-matched drivers that deliver unrivaled sound. They might look different, but they feature a revolutionary personalized fit for superior comfort and performance. These are powered headphones, meaning they feature a built-in amp that allows for a much stronger and louder signal no matter what the audio source. They also come with a 1 meter cable with an attached MFi mic, a 3 meter cable and a 6.5mm to 3.5mm adapter.

I’m big on aesthetics, design, style, quality, and substance, and you immediately have the sense that a lot of attention was paid to these headphones. They are awesome.”

– JASON BENTLEY Music Director, KCRW

“America’s most influential radio DJ” – Billboard Magazine

You can find the Mo-Fi on Amazon for $350. Here is a full list of features:

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