‘UltraVulgar’s’ Audiophile Gear Guide 2016

Posted: July 15, 2016 by Quintin Goynes in Contests, Loud Music, Pragmatic Profligacy, Preview, Shit Sucks News, WTF
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Ultra Vulgar is proud to present the Audiophile Gear Guide 2016, bringing you the most logical Top Rated decisions in consumer-land. This report is strictly related to new electronic technology. Today’s sound connoisseur  deserve to know what fits best in their particular lifestyles and how much it costs to enjoy them. Frankly, This kind of guide serves as a spring to understand the audio equipment. The following devices rate at the top of the list, in the electronics category. This particular review helps to understand while vulgarity presents itself, for the most part.

Audiophile Gear Guide 2016

Table of Contents

 

  1. Top Rated Headphones for 2016: DENON AH-D600 | Music Maniac Over-Ear Headphones
  2. Top Rated BoomBox for 2016: UE MEGABOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  3. Top Rated Earphones for 2016: RHA T10i High Fidelity, Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones
  4. Top Rated Home Stereo for 2016: ZVOX SoundBase 770 42″ Sound Bar
  5. Top Rated Gaming Headset for 2016: Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset
  6. Top Rated App for 2016: Songza

 

More after the jump…

1. Audiophile Gr Guide 2016 – Top Rated Headphones: DENON AH-D600 | Music Maniac Over-Ear Headphones

 

One of Japan’s oldest audio companies continues to release the top brand Denon Music Maniac AH-D600. This hi-fi over-the-ear headphone has an overall rating in the nine out ten range. This top rating includes the quality of the product, its considerable amount of features, their performance level, along with the price. Again, the AH-D600s top the charts in 2016, as a high-performance headphone set.

The top verdict relates to the comfort and performance of this kind of listening device. Well-cushioned ear pieces are compared to a comforting armchair (Pentagonal Shaped Memory Foam Ear Pads and Adjustable Headband); however, the design can seem a little bulky compared to slimmer designs. Ideally, this type of component is made for inside use only. You’ll have the feel of a pilot as this unmistakable plush of stitched leather–strategically on the ear and under the headband–hides outside noises with ease (considered a guaranteed ear defender against outside noise). The weight of the Denon AH-D600 is not recognizably heavy; its highest weight reads at 365g.

The cables are nice; shipped with two cables: a 10-ft long OFC (oxygen-free) audiophile cable and a 3-ft long on-the-go cable that is equipped with inline remote and microphone (control your Apple® iPod®, iPhone®, and/or iPad™). Other accessories include a ¼” gold-plated jack for great connectivity (distortion-cutting cables and connectors), along with the extremely valuable carrying pouch with detachable karabiner. Enough about the convenient features, storage accessory and the luxurious feel of the Denon AH-D600… Pause.

 

 

Investigate the sound quality and performance levels. This particular design is based on over 100 years in Denon’s Audio & Technology. The goal is to perfect sound: By using their latest technology driver–the 50-millimeter Free Edge Nano fiber Driver, performance levels effective influence low tones and high sonic clarity that provides a dynamic range. The highs are crystal and good enough to fall asleep into an abyss of sound variety, without suffering from the metallic notion of an effective tweeter frequency. In other words, the sound is well-developed.

Altogether the reviews for the Denon AH-D600 are recommended as a top of line over-the-ear headphone. The price sits along with the features of this piece ($280 range). Don’t forget about its comfort, availability, high rated sound, and the versatile wiring. Lastly, it comes with a protective carrying pouch.

 

Other accessories include a ¼” gold-plated jack for great connectivity (distortion-cutting cables and connectors), along with the extremely valuable carrying pouch with detachable karabiner.

 

Photo image: Courtesy of Denon

Buy the DENON AH-D600 Music Maniac Over-Ear Headphones here.

 

2. Audiophile Gear Guide 2016 – Top Rated BoomBox: UE MEGABOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

 

This year people are seeking great sounds and long lasting appeals. The UE Megaboom hits the top of the charts with a fantastic combination of looks and 360-degree room control. Acquiring the height of 8.9”; the diameter of 3.3’; and at the weight of 877 g (approx. two pounds), the Ultimate Ears Megaboom continues to be known as the life of any portable party.

Ideally, this musical component requires the supplied rechargeable battery that provides enough power to push the two 2” drivers and two 2” x 4” radiators at a frequency range of 65Hz – 20kHz (takes 2.5 hours to completely recharge = 15 hrs. of continuous usage).

As most music enthusiasts understand Bluetooth Smart Ⓡ Wireless technology has its benefits, too. This particular portable and waterproof boombox is enabled to pair up to eight Bluetooth source devices.

Photo image: Courtesy of CNET

 

However, only two can be connected at the same time (2-year limited hardware warranty); you and another DJ can pick from the playlist, in order to add life to the party. Additionally, connectivity is available from up to 50’ away.

Download the free Ultimate Ears app for iOs and Android to add more customization to the unit. Lastly, a built-in microphone and call answer button enables you to take calls from the speakerphone without worrying about competing with the music.

Contents:
– BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
– 1.8” AC Wall charger/power adapter
– 4’ micro USB charging cable
– Owner’s manual

Buy the UE MEGABOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker here.

 

3. Audiophile Gear Guide 2016 – Top Rated Earphones: RHA T10i High Fidelity, Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones

 

The RHA T10i has extreme features compared to the old. As a $200 asset, these earphones are sure to please the greedy hoards of low bass music… Pause.

The RHA T10i is equipped to isolate noise within the stainless steel buds, hand-made drivers, and interchangeable sound filters. To max this out, an oxygen-free copper cable is used to carry the power filling zip-zap frequencies. This kit comes with 10 pairs of tips to play with, in order to find the most appealing fit for the pleasures that luxury brings to earphone lovers.

 

This over-the-ear design is a sure fit, because the flow of air movement is gently fed into the ear without distraction. Although the highs aren’t definite at all times, the warm feeling seems to be mutual enough to continue this kind of blushing experiment. However, missing the highs can be disturbing, if the plan is to become a little more conservative with the promised 16-40,000Hz frequency range; 3-button remote and microphone remains to be useful. The RHA-T10i comes with a comfortable looking carrying case. There is a 3-year warranty.

Buy the RHA T20i High Fidelity In-Ear Headphones here.

 

4. Audiophile Gear Guide 2016 – Top Rated Home Stereo: ZVOX SoundBase 770 42″ Sound Bar

 

The SoundBase 670 Soundbar is a keeper. This particular audiophile pleaser has excellent potential for high-definition output. In relation, the wiring is simple, too: input options [2] Toslink optical digital, [1] coaxial digital, [2] RCA analog, and [1] mini jack that is accessible from the front.

The Soundbar features the PhaseCue II system that is created to provide room-filling sound for a movie theater feel (I.e. a terrific attention maker) with the addition of three built-in subwoofers, which are designed to bring the powerful and low bass range that adds to any audio experience. Additionally, the BlueGiga (Bluetooth-Enabled) offers reliable connectivity that is wireless while paired with smartphones, MP3 players, computers, and tablets.

To top this kind of feature, at a push of a button, the AccuVoice control human voice frequencies are conditioned to override other sounds to enable conversations to be easily heard with ease. Top the performance of this component, the 28lbs. SoundBase 670 Soundbar can be used a stand for a TV (up to 70″ and 120 lbs.).

The SoundBase 670 Soundbar package:

  • SoundBase 670 Soundbar with 3 Built-In Subwoofers
  • Remote with 2 AAA batteries
  • 6.6′ Toslink optical cable
  • 6.6′ RCA mini jack cable
  • 15V/3-amp, 45W power adapter, AC power cord
  • Owner’s manual

 

Price $369 Buy the ZVOX SoundBase 770 42″ Sound Bar here.

 

5. Audiophile Gear Guide 2016 – Top Rated Gaming Headset: Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset

 

Serious gamers are known to find the best audio equipment. With that dais, this year’s selection continues with the SoundBlaster Tactic3D Rage design. This specific headset is equipped to destroy the enemies of noise with 50 mm drivers, along with SBX Pro Studio technologies. Although the Tactic 3D Rage isn’t compatible with the WinXP, it works perfectly with the PS4 gaming system… Pause.

 

As manufactured, this headset comes equipped with a USB plug that simply attaches to your PC just like any other device (no ESD is needed). The on-ear audio controls are easy to locate to adjust your volume levels or mute your microphone quickly with the use of the rotary dial design. As an additional feature, select from an array of colors to illuminate the ear cups to make the event far more custom compared to those other competing, plane Jane ear muffs.  As predicted, the sound is exhilarated by a high-powered 3D audio experience that features surround sound–presented by 7.1 audio.

Price: $69.99 Buy the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset here.

Supported Operating Systems: Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows® XP with SP2 or higher, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher

 

6. Audiophile Gear Guide 2016 – Songza Call It Quits to Conjoin With Google Music Play App

 

It took one year to investigate SongzaGoogle presents their new idea to conjoin the Songza51044594_s‘s popular features into a new ‘free tier’ of Google Play Music. As usual, Google Play Music users are enabled to select from a curated list that based on mood and genre, which specifically range from early Canadian hip hop to simple cocking and lounge music. In relation, the information from the present Songza users are planned to be transferred over to the Google platform before Songza’s planned resignation ceremony, which scheduled for January 31st…

Google Play Music also plans to add support for podcasts while it currently presents its availability in 60 different countries–features a library of 35 million songs. However, music users are asking for a more powerful app from Google to add to this particular kind of enormous app-related asset that directly relates to audiophiles.

 

 

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