PCR's guide to audio accessories and software

Headphones from Kingston and speakers from Dynamode feature this month
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Consumers want their music to sound its best both at home and on the go nowadays. Jade Burke checks out the latest audio equipment including headphones, speaker docks and Bluetooth devices available on the market…

S160BT BLUETOOTH RECHARGEABLE SYSTEM

Distributor: Dynamode

With an integral Li-ioN technology rechargeable system, this sound system can give up to six hours of playback. It can also be connected via Bluetooth by up to 10 metres and features an internal memory card slot.

Specs: Bluetooth 2.1, 10 metre range, Li-ioN rechargeable battery, 3W stereo speakers, ClearSound technology.

SRP: £19.99

BITMORE CLASSIC IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Distributor: Peak Development

With 10mm speakers and a Dynamic Bass Technology System, music is able to sound loud and clear. Users can also take calls hands-free thanks to the built-in microphone, plus the anti-tangle cords keeps wires tangle-free.

Specs: Anti-tangle cords, built-in microphone, Dynamic Bass Technology.

SRP: £14.99

OTTO-BLUMOTION PORTABLE DAB RADIO

Distributor: Entatech

Blumotion operates on DAB, DAB+ and FM radio frequencies, and uses its white on black LCD screen to display DSL (Dynamic Label Segment) information. Music can also be streamed and connected to it via Bluetooth.

Specs: Bluetooth connectivity, DAB, DAB+ and FM radio frequencies.

SRP: £79.99

APPROX APPSP21M 2.1 MINI SPEAKERS

Distributor: Spire Technology

This set of speakers comes with a frequency range of 20Hz-18KHz with a power voltage of 5W, plus a subwoofer is included for extra bass. It is powered by USB 5V and has control buttons for bass and volume.

Specs: 2.1 stereo speakers, plug and play, 3.5mm audio jack connector.

SRP: £11.99

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MAGIX MUSIC MAKER 2015 

Distributor: Exertis

Users can drag, drop and arrange more than 3,000 sounds and loops with the Music Maker 2015. The software comes with a virtual synthesizer, drum machine and Vita Sampler. It also allows users to publish their tracks online.

Specs: 3,000 new loops and sounds, soundpools from six genres, publish tracks online.

SRP: £59.99

EDIFIER MP211 SPEAKER

Distributor: Midwich

Designed for digital movies, TV, CD/DVD and MP3/MP4 playbacks, this speaker system from Microlab will help to provide powerful bass tones thanks to its 2.1 subwoofer system. It also features front volume controls.

Specs: 2.1 subwoofer system, 14W power output, 15W bass rated power.

SRP: £29.99

YAMAHA YAS-203 SOUNDBAR

Distributor: Northamber

This soundbar comes equipped with a wireless subwoofer and features an advanced bass extension to help deliver a variety of bass sounds. The soundbar is compatible with Bluetooth and can sync up with devices wirelessly. 

Specs: App controllable, 200W total power, wall mountable, wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity.

SRP: £429.95

APPROX PRO CHAT HEADSET

Distributor: Spire Technology

A built-in microphone comes with this headset, whilst the noise cancelling headphones help to block out any external noise. Users can also change the volume with the built-in controls on the cable.

Specs: 40mm speaker drivers, noise cancelling, built-in microphone, in-line volume control.

SRP: £8.99

TURTLE BEACH RECON 320

Distributor: Exertis

These headphones can be personalised with swappable speaker plates, while the included mobile cable allows users to take calls. Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound is available along with noise isolation and breathable mesh ear cushions.

Specs: 50mm Neodymium speakers, mesh ear cups, detachable microphone, personalised speaker plates.

SRP: £69.99

MICROLAB M-590 SPEAKER SYSTEM

Distributor: Smithie

Designed for digital movies, TV, CD/ DVD and MP3/MP4 playbacks, this speaker system from Microlab will help to provide powerful bass tones thanks to its 2.1 subwoofer system. It also features front volume controls.

Specs: 2.1 subwoofer system, 14W power output, 15W bass rated power.

SRP: £29.99

YAMAHA YAS-203 SOUNDBAR

Distributor: Northamber

This soundbar comes equipped with a wireless subwoofer and features an advanced bass extension to help deliver a variety of bass sounds. The soundbar is compatible with Bluetooth and can sync up with devices wirelessly.

Specs: App controllable, 200W total power, wall mountable, wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity.

SRP: £429.95

S800BT BLUETOOTH STEREO SOUND SYSTEM

Distributor: Dynamode

This system can be connected to an iPad, iPhone, Android or Bluetooth enabled computer devices. It features Bluetooth 2.1 with a 10 metre range, and an Li-ioN rechargeable battery provides up to eight hours of playback. 

Specs: Bluetooth 2.1, built-in 3.5mm phono cable, USB connection, 2W speakers, memory card slot.

SRP: £21.99

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BITMORE CAPSULE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Distributor: Peak Development 

Two 3W stereo drivers combine to provide users with 6W of sound with this Bluetooth speaker. It features a built-in speakerphone conference calling functionality, and has a wireless range of up to 10 metres. 

Specs: Bluetooth connectivity, 10 metre wireless range, speakerphone, USB charging cable.

SRP: £39.99

SONY ACID MUSIC STUDIO

Distributor: Exertis

Over 3,000 music loops are available with the Acid Music Studio, and users can also publish their songs straight to Indaba Music Pro thanks to the free one-year membership. This software is also compatible with Windows 8.1. 

Specs: 3,000 music loops, Windows 8.1 compatible, audio and MIDI mixing console, tutorials.

SRP: £39.95

MICROLAB T2 BLUETOOTH STEREO HEADSET

Distributor: Smithie

Incorporating Bluetooth wireless technology, users can stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device with this headset. The ear pads are made out of durable rubber and the flexible headband can fit most head crowns. 

Specs: Bluetooth connectivity, 14 hours playback time, extendable headband, rubber ear pads.

SRP: £39.99

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KINGSTON HYPERX CLOUD II

Distributors: Ingram Micro, Entatech, Simms

This headset from Kingston features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box, which amplifies audio and voice, plus its independent audio and microphone volume control allows users to adjust the mic volume.

Specs: Hi-Fi capable with 53mm drivers, USB connectivity, 100 per cent memory foam headband, leatherette cushions.

SRP: £74.99

Contact

Dynamode 0845 375 2023

Entatech 0333 101 1000

Exertis (Home) 01279 822 822

Exertis (IT) 01256 707070

Ingram Micro 0871 973 3000

Midwich 01379 649 200

Northamber 020 8292 7000

Peak Development 01489 796979

Simms 01622 852800

Smithie UK 01256 844028

Spire Technology 01202 828 444

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