Kris Wouk

Kris Wouk

Kris Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos for the web. In his free time he likes to make music, read, and write short fiction.
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Style and Luxury Simmer in Master & Dynamic’s New MW50 Wireless Headphones

Master & Dynamic’s second pair of wireless headphones, the new MW50 on-ears, combine a gorgeous look and premium materials with USB-C, quick charging, and detailed sound provided by 40mm-beryllium drivers.
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Wrensilva Standard One Matches Modern Tech with a Classic Look

Just because technology moves forward, that doesn’t make the past obsolete. A case in point is the Wrensilva Standard One, a sleek, modern console turntable with both classic looks and wireless connectivity.
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Detroit Audio Lab’s Speakers Offer an Audible Piece of the City Itself

Offering buyers a literal piece of Detroit history in the form of a speaker made with wood recycled from abandoned buildings.
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Spin your wax on a cushion of air with this levitating turntable

Vinyl offers excellent audio performance, but what if you want things to look more 21st century? This turntable takes the unique approach of electromagnetically floating your record for friction free, futuristic spins.
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SVS’ new 16- Ultra subwoofer will Force your Foundation to Flex

SVS' Ultra series gets two new member, sure to rock your house.
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Spiral Groove’s Revolution Turntable Turns Heads

With its eye-catching looks and forward-thinking engineering, it's hard not to stare and dream.
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Got $20K to Blow? Then LG has the OLED TV You’ve been Dreaming of

LG has Outdone Itself with this One.
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Astell & Kern’s posh XB10 makes your wired cans wireless

Use your wired headphones over Bluetooth with no loss in quality.
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Build your own modular speaker system with Sonic Blocks

Companies offer plenty of ways to personalize wireless speakers, but it's usually just the look. The Sonic Blocks system, now live on Indiegogo, aims to let users customize every aspect of a speaker until it suits them perfectly.
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Find your happy place in these gorgeous cans from Beyerdynamic

Pros and audiophiles alike are in for a treat this week with the unveiling of Beyerdynamic's new DT 1990 Pro open-back headphones. With a gorgeous design, and top-shelf sound, these beg for some musical 'me time.'
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The gorgeous Billie amplifier packs a wallop for your eyes and ears

Like the convenience of digital sound but miss the warm sound analog can provide? The makers of the Billie amplifier want to give you the best of both worlds, combining high-res audio with a digital power section and tube preamp.
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Dig the Stones? Then you’ll want to get in on these exclusive Stones ‘phones

In an interesting twist on rewarding super fans, headphone maker Master and Dynamic has created an interesting way to give Rolling Stones fans access to a limited edition run of customized Rolling Stones headphones.
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How do you make a $2K Devialet, 4500-watt wireless speaker fancier? Slap some gold on it

French audio outfit, Devialet, has gussied up its Phantom speaker with some gorgeous gold accents, but that's not where all of the lofty price comes from
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Astell & Kern unveils gorgeous hi-res player for the cheap(er) seats

Astell & Kern debuted two new products at CE Week: its new entry-level AK70 high-resolution audio player, and its updated AK T8iE in-ear monitors, made in conjunction with Beyerdynamic.
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Click and go: Libratone’s new Bluetooth speakers put portable first

Just in time for summer, Libratone has introduced two new portable Bluetooth speakers in the One Click and Too models that are meant to go anywhere you do, but still manage to keep the company's trademark style intact.
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Bowers & Wilkins puts a golden touch on the brilliant T7 bluetooth speaker

The Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker was already impressive, but now the company has teamed up with Burberry to give the speaker a luxury makeover, complete with an inflated price tag to match.
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With Intregra’s latest A/V receivers, even the low-end models are high end

Integra has announced its new 7.2-channel DRX series A/V receivers, which will feature support for object-based surround sound, Google Cast and high-resolution audio including MQA.
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Fender’s new pro earphones are affordable enough for amateurs

In January, Fender announced that in addition to its trademark guitars and amplifiers, it would begin selling a new line of in-ear monitors, and the first entries in that series are now available.
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Yamaha spices up its uber-affordable receiver with Bluetooth

Yamaha's R-S202 is an update to last year's R-S201, keeping the same price point and audio quality while introduction a key feature that was missing from the original model: Bluetooth connectivity.
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Marantz’s NR1607 receiver packs big features in a small package

Marantz’s new NR1607 A/V receiver packs in all the features you’d expect including 4K resolution and HDR compatibility as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but packed into an ultra slim package.
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Denon unveils affordable receivers with 4K support, Dolby Atmos chops

Denon has announced two new models in its S-Series line of network A/V receivers. The AVR-S920W and AVR-S720W each sell for under $600 and feature 4K, HDR, and support for Dolby Atmos, with DTS:X coming later.