Electronics

Vacuum Tubes. Valves. Triodes. Mono blocks. These are all terms that get an audiophile’s pulse racing. The tube amplifier , which was the pinnacle of technology in the mid-20th century, has always...
Reality television has been redefined thanks to the new Sony Z Series 4K HDR Ultra high-definition TV . Announced on July 20, the Z Series will more than just alphabetically supersede the current X...
Known as phonographs, gramophones, record players, or turntables, the altar of the dark vinyl disc has enjoyed a popular revival in recent years. However, for audiophiles, vinyl records have remained...
The latest fitness tracker to wrap the wrist is also the first to measure body composition. The new InBody Band ($180) calculates the wearer’s lean muscle and fat mass, metrics that may be more...
Do not be fooled by the seemingly low-tech aspect of Technogym’s new nonmotorized treadmill, the SkillMill. Despite being powered by the user’s own might, this piece of home gym equipment is still...
Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin Wireless now comes in a contemporary new color...
Thanks to the mobile music revolution, headphones have enjoyed an increase in popularity over the past few years. New companies have sprung up and spearheaded obscure technologies to great success...
After a long day at work, I sit down with my friends Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck. I can’t shake the feeling that I am sitting in the studio, enjoying the artistry of my favorite...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here is the best piece of personal technology for 2016 . See more of 2016’s Best of the Best. >> The Sennheiser Orpheus...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here is the best new audio product for 2016 . See more of 2016’s Best of the Best. >> Audio: Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 The...
Audio: Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90 The BeoLab 90 features 18 drivers sourced from Denmark’s Scan-Speak. Each of those units has its own onboard amplifier, and together the amps deliver 8,200 watts...
The Sennheiser Orpheus beautifully combines some 6,000 components with a gorgeous (and supremely rigid) base of Carrara marble, and it pristinely conveys every recorded detail to provide a level of...
The new 800 D3 loudspeaker redefines reference quality sound...
Rotel Electronics introduces the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier...
Experience Metaxas & Sins Ikarus amplifier at the Newport Hi Fi Show...
Audi’s entry into the SUV market came late in the game: Unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in 2005, the Q7 followed the trail blazed by the likes of BMW, Cadillac, and Range Rover. Now, in 2016,...
The spring season brings with it the prospect of new beginnings and a fresh wardrobe, so we asked Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings , the retailer’s vice president and fashion director (and highly...
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival —taking place this year from April 15 through 24—brings dedicated music and art enthusiasts the world over to Indio, Calif., for an extended...
With its spherical shape and high-gloss finish, the Zemi Aria wireless speaker ( zemiaudio.com ) will catch your eye before its sound fills your ears. The Italian speaker designer Francesco Pellisari...
With smartphones and Fitbits leading the way into an increasingly more data-focused world, health and training gear is naturally jumping on board. It is now easier than ever to stay focused and reach...
From January 6 through 9, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was the epicenter for the world’s most groundbreaking technology. The four-day “future fest” showcased products running...
Forget manned missions to Mars, New Mexico’s Arca Space Corporation boldly goes where no one has gone before, developing the first commercially available hoverboard in history—the ArcaBoard . Sure,...
The S1 Mk II’s entirely new design incorporates engineering elements from its predecessor, the S7…
Open from late November through January, THE B&O PLAY HOUSE will provide visitors the unique opportunity to experience first-ˇhand the B&O PLAY brand like never before in America through its...
The Italian coachbuilder and design firm renowned for crafting limited-edition models for automakers ranging from Aston Martin to BMW to Ferrari has lent its sense of style to binoculars. The Leica...
WHAT : Personal motorized transporter WHY : A fun way to get around The IO Hawk personal motorized transporter ($1,799) was unveiled in early 2015 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...
WHAT : Small form-factor audio device that brings big quality WHY : A smart choice if you are on the go The Astell&Kern AK Jr ($499) is described as an entry-level audiophile music player, but it...
WHAT : A portable Bluetooth speaker that stands out from the rest WHY : Another cutting-edge design from B&O In a saturated mobile Bluetooth speaker market, it takes a forward-thinking company...
WHAT : Reference-class, planar magnetic headphones WHY : These truly speak volumes When you think of planar magnetic headphones, one of the first companies that will inevitably come to mind is Audeze...
WHAT : Headphone amp/DAC WHY : High-performance musicality that will not break the bank Thanks to some assistance from BMW DesignworksUSA, Audeze has managed to make its first headphone amplifier and...

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