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Review: Denon HEOS multi-room speakers

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 12:46 PM - last edited on ‎08-12-2014 12:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Having the Denon HEOS system set up in my home for the past couple of weeks has been quite a treat. It seems like multi-room audio is the real ‘it’ factor these days with so many gadgets coming out to try to deliver this desirable feature in a compelling way. After spending some time getting to know Denon’s HEOS line I found myself very pleased indeed. Denon is no stranger to home audio needs and this new HEOS line certainly shows it. I played with the HEOS 3, HEOS5, and HEOS 7 speaker models. I had the 7 set up in my living room where I usually listen to music the most. The 3 I setup in my bedroom where I don’t always listen to music but wanted the convenience of extending my multi-room setup there. The 5 I had set up primarily in my kitchen where the full-bodied sound came in handy, but since this unit has a handy handle on it, I found myself moving it around more often when I wanted to try it out in a new room.


Review: Monster DNA Pro over-ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 04:25 PM - last edited on ‎07-16-2014 09:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



For the last few weeks my commutes have been noticeably better. No I didn’t find a new route to work to avoid the traffic. I’ve been taking these Monster DNA Pro over-ear sound isolating headphones for a spin. I was somewhat skeptical about these when I initially got my hands on them. I wasn’t sure how well they’d really perform versus my existing headphones. Did I really need a premium set of headphones? Would it really make that big of a difference to justify the initial sticker shock? I just wasn’t sold on the idea yet. I’ve got to admit now, that after just a couple of days of using these headphones I’m now a convert. They’ve kind of spoiled me and now I see premium grade headphones as a must-have in my daily carry. I left home without them once, and found myself regretting it all day long.


Rocketfish: Great Picks to connect home theatre and gaming devices

by Blogger on ‎07-12-2014 05:21 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2014 11:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Your electronic devices are great on their own, but the right accessories can make them even better and more fun to use. Rocketfish accessories enhance the experience you have with your gaming, computer, mobile, or home theatre devices with forward-thinking, innovative designs and dependability. Rocketfish has both the stuff you need, and the hook ups you didn't even know you needed!


Review: Denon's AH-D600 Music Maniac On-Ear Headphones

by Blogger on ‎06-29-2014 12:57 PM - last edited on ‎06-30-2014 09:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Shopping for premium headphones in-store is an interesting experience: there are definitely tiers of hardware out there. You see the entry level stuff in plastic packs, with the higher quality gear showing up in more and more elaborate packages. The Music Maniac AH-D600 Over-Ear Headphones from Denon bill themselves as “audiophile grade” cans and they’ve got packaging that matches. Are they any good when you crack them open? Read on, true believers.


Best Portable and Bluetooth Speakers 2014

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 05:57 PM - last edited on ‎08-06-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


The world of home audio is ever-changing, with trends shifting from component audio (that’s a receiver with discrete speakers) to stereo systems to mini-systems… and back again. One of the best ways to choose how YOU are going to listen at home is to head into a Future Shop and take some time in the speaker room; auditioning the speakers you’re going to use at home is a great way to find the perfect set. The other way is to look to people like you and find out what they think sounds great. That’s why we’ve put together a round up of the best reviewed portable and bluetooth speakers for Future Shop for 2014.


Review: Monster Octagon Premium Headphones

by Blogger on ‎06-05-2014 10:11 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 12:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


The first thing that I thought when I saw “Octagon is for champions” was “…so, am I allowed to use them?”. Monster’s Octagon headphones come in a large, chunky box that feels important, emblazoned with the UFC logo. That’s when it clicked - the whole champions thing is an endorsement deal. 


I didn’t know that UFC fighters were that discerning about their audio, but the way that Monster bills them, their Octagon headphones are built to deliver “knockout sound”. When you’re done groaning at the pun, we can talk about whether or not these headphones live up to the bill. Hit the link to find out.


Best Customer Reviewed Headphones 2014

by Blogger on ‎05-31-2014 07:57 PM - last edited on ‎06-16-2014 10:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Today I’m going to save you some time, because we’ve collected some of the best reviews on some of Future Shop’s most highly rated headphones. These reviews were posted on our website by people like you. If you’re shopping for better sound or more comfortable cans, read on: this is the best-reviewed by people who bought headphones list.


Cool Camping Gear You Need to Get Now

by Blogger on ‎04-27-2014 12:28 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 09:29 AM by Blog Editor in Chief































It’s that time of year when we who like to sleep in the open air under the stars start to air out the sleeping bags, brush the dust off the tent and get our gear packed up in anticipation of camping season.  Are you in the market for some cool new camping gear?  Me too; and I was blown away by the cool gear available from Future Shop.  Let’s go shopping.


Review: Rocketfish Outdoor bluetooth speaker

by Blogger on ‎03-22-2014 02:01 PM - last edited on ‎05-01-2014 03:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief




Spring is on the horizon, and after this polar vortex winter, I’m sure a lot of you are starting to think about how nice it would be to be able to enjoy being outside again, without having to battle the elements. I know I am. With that in mind, I recently spent some time checking out the Rocketfish Indoor/Outdoor wireless speaker. Whether you’re playing hockey in your backyard rink, or planning your next BBQ party, this handy speaker has plenty of power to make itself be heard and is convenient enough that you won’t hesitate to take it out whenever the opportunity presents itself.


Don't leave home without Bose QC20 in-ear noise-cancelling headphones

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2013 04:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2014 12:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



With much travel, comes much needed peace and comfort from headphones. I was thrilled when I discovered headphones leader Bose had launched their first pair of in-ear noise-cancelling headphones, called the Bose QC20. They also co-released the QC20i headphones specific for iOS users.


Review: Klipsch GiG

by Blogger on ‎12-28-2013 10:35 AM

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One of the biggest trends in speakers in the last year was not just Bluetooth, but Bluetooth in combination with smaller form factors. A number of manufacturers have gotten into this game and Klipsch is one of the latest with the GiG, a small speaker that is meant to pump out impressive sound in a portable frame. Its unique design treatments and attention to detail make it an interesting option for a smaller speaker, but how does its performance match up once the music starts playing?


Review: Beats Studio Headphones

by Blogger ‎09-24-2013 10:06 AM - edited ‎09-24-2013 10:06 AM


The headphone space seems saturated with choices specially in the high-end of the market.

The Beats Studio Headphones bring the latest in design, comfort and technology in their aim to claim the top spot. We explore what the new, post-Monster Beats has to offer.


Review: Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2013 08:27 AM


The Creative name carries some weight in computer audio. They have been one of the top makers of PC audio gear for decades now. Their ‘Sound Blaster’ name was once synonymous with PC audio technology. I spent some time recently playing around with the Sound Blaster EVO ZX, one of their Bluetooth headsets and I’ve got to say, they’re really still going strong. The only Creative products I’d used in the past has been PC soundcards so I had no idea what to expect with their headsets. I’m happy to say that all the great qualities I was familiar with from their soundcards are also evident in their headsets. These guys know what they’re doing.


Review: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2013 12:06 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 11:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


Sennheiser already scored a winner with the over-ear Momentum headphones, but now, they’ve slimmed down the profile and slightly changed the design materials to create an on-ear version that are considerably more portable. These won’t have the noise isolation of the bigger model, but the components inside are virtually identical, all but ensuring music will sound great on these.


Review: Mighty Dwarf Bluetooth Speaker

by Blogger ‎08-18-2013 10:33 AM - edited ‎08-18-2013 11:38 AM


As handy as it can be to have a portable speaker dock for your smarthone, it can be even handier to have a Bluetooth speaker. Having one means that you can play audio from any Bluetooth capable device be it your smartphone, your tablet, your PC, or even those of your friends. Since Bluetooth is so ubiquitous in gadgets now, you know that you’re covered and don’t have to worry too much about compatibility With something like the Mighty Dwarf BlueII Bluetooth speaker, you can enjoy all of those benefits of Bluetooth while also enjoying great high impact sound, and surprising portability.


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