Metal-Fi Prize Giveaway: Audioengine B2 Wireless Speakers Nov01

Metal-Fi Prize Giveaway: Audioengine B2 Wireless Speakers

It’s that time again where your participation in the Metal-Fi community finally pays off! I’m not talking higher dynamic range either, or am I? [Dave: Groan.] Metal-Fi and Audioengine are teaming up to giveaway another pair of B2 wireless speakers this month and I’m hoping all of you enter to win. If you aren’t familiar with the B2, then head over to their site right now to read up on one of the most versatile speakers on the market. The winner will be announced on November 30th. One final tidbit: AE is thinking about expanding the finish options on the B2 and wants your input. So please feel out the survey below....

Review: Audioengine D3 DAC and Headphone Amp Jun09

Review: Audioengine D3 DAC and Headphone Amp

Introduction As I wrote in my review of the two AudioQuest Dragonflies back in March, the market for “dongle DACs” (USB connector on one end, headphone jack on the other) is now fiercely contested, and one player looking to make a name for themselves in this space is Audioengine. If that name rings a bell, it’s probably the company’s powered desktop speakers that you’re thinking of, which Alex has covered on a few occasions. Speakers are definitely their primary focus, but AE has also produced a few DACs and headphone amps, and currently sells the B1 Bluetooth streamer, D1 desktop DAC/headphone amp, and the subject of this review, the D3...

Metal-Fi’s Audioengine B2 Giveaway! Apr11

Metal-Fi’s Audioengine B2 Giveaway!

Audioengine has been gracious enough to sponsor our very first giveaway! If you’ve already read my reviews of the HD3 and HD6 speaker systems, then you already have a good idea of what to expect from the B2. Think 60 watts of headbangin’ fun streamed over an extended range Bluetooth connection all wrapped up in a handsome modular little woody package. What more could you ask for? Don’t be shy and enter to win! And of course if the metal gods should happen to show favor upon you, please post your impressions of the B2 here or in the forums so other MF’iers can live vicariously through you. Good luck and have fun!...

Review: Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers Mar15

Review: Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers

Introduction One of the very first pieces of audio gear that I wanted to upgrade when I was a wee lad were my computer speakers. My first set came with a Dell desktop system my parents bought me when I was a senior in high school to prepare for college. They were small, rectangular, and sounded terrible – zero bass or treble to speak of with a really muddy midrange. And I loved them. When they finally died I decided to up my game by buying a complete 5.1 surround system made by Sound Blaster. I don’t remember the exact model but the two front satellites were actually bigger than my Dell’s, with the center channel placed on...

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers Mar07

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers

Introduction Here’s a major first-world problem I have: I want a traditional home stereo setup for the living room but I don’t have the room nor budget for a pair of ginormous floor standing speakers. As of today, my wife and I use an Amazon Echo when we want to listen to music in the living room. No lie. I can’t tell you how many times a week I hear the words, “Alexa, play Carcass!” Crazy, right? I mean don’t get me wrong, the Echo is a fine device for listening to the weather report or the news, but a reference level stereo system it is not. By the way, my wife has never, ever requested Carcass. Ever....