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Category: Audio

5 Dec

Lumoid Holiday Gift Guide

There's nothing worse than spending a ton on that "perfect" gift only to find out that you purchased the almost correct version. This is especially true with all things tech. Unless you're reading blogs (like ours) every day, you may be entering the holidays a little cold-footed.  You've only got a few weeks left to wrap up your presents, but don't worry! Renting gear with Lumoid for the holidays lets your loved ones test the gear themselves before anyone makes hasty, costly decisions. The editors at Lumoid have tried nearly every piece of gear under the sun and we know what's best and what's worth skipping. With so many pieces of technology out there, we're here to help you find the...
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17 Nov

Traveling For Thanksgiving? Here Are the Best Headphones To Take With You On the Road

Jam out to your favorite tunes on the way home for Thanksgiving. Here are our top picks broken down by category: Wireless Who wants to deal with a bunch of cords, especially while you're traveling. Harman Kardon Soho Wireless and Jabra REVO are a couple of super sleek, ultra crisp headphones that are easy to slip on and off fuss-free, and they look great. Super Comfortable A pair of headphones can have the greatest sound quality in the world, but if they're not comfortable, you're not going to use them. Audio Technica ATH-M50x and Sennheiser Momentum M2 are some of the cushiest headsets around! Noise-Canceling Sometimes you just want to drown out the rest of the world. Guy who keeps clearing his throat next to you? Crying...
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3 Nov

The Most Comfortable Headphones Ever

As important as sound quality and aesthetic is comfort. If your headphones are too heavy or push against your ears, there's no way you'll wear them all day. Here are our most comfortable headphones, tried and true, by our team. We have worn these on our morning commutes, all day at work, and then back home. Sennheiser’s fascination with detailed and precise sound is manifested in their Momentum headphones. Brushed stainless steel and fine leather round these out and add a perfect finish to their premium sound. Sony’s unique DNC software engine and Dual Noise Sensor technology reduces everyday sounds by up to 99.4% so it's just you and your music. Balanced and accurate sound reproduction allow for pure listening. Audio Technica ATH-M50X Contoured ear...
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22 Sep

Our Absolute Favorite Audio Gear: Staff Picks

When it comes to audio gear, it can get a bit overwhelming trying to wade through all your options to choose the best device for you. Word of mouth reviews and recommendations from friends, family and trusted sources (like the Lumoid crew!) can be excellent ways to get insider knowledge that make your search for your perfect speaker or over-ear headphones just that much easier. From Audeze, Sennheiser and Sonos to Master & Dynamic, Sony and Technica, here are all of our all-time favorite audio devices, gear that's near and dear that we use everyday and can't seem to live without: Try all this wonderful audio today when you rent from Lumoid!...
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21 Sep

4 Audio Devices to Help You Kick Back and Relax

Just because summertime is no longer here, doesn't mean a break now and then isn't well-deserved. Soaking up some of your favorite tunes from the cozy comfort of your bed or while swaying in a hammock on the beach is a wonderful way to make the most of your lounge time. Here are four amazing audio devices you need to snag to get the best sonic experience out there. 1. Sonos PlayBar Built with a whopping nine speakers, get ready to flood your home with full sound for all your audio requirements. Wirelessly stream music in any room of your home in pitch perfect quality. 2. Wren V5-US Not only is this speaker super sleek and stylish, it can also deliver your favorite jams by connecting...
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20 Sep

The Best Headphones for Easy Listening on Your iPhone 7

No headphone jack? No problem. For all you Apple lovers out there, we've got you covered with an array of Bluetooth headphones that'll keep your tunes going full blast. Check out our favorite picks below: 1. Harman Kardon Soho Wireless These Harman Kardon headphones are ideal for the style-savvy listener. Combining NFC and Bluetooth technology, the Soho Wireless headphones deliver amazing sound without the frustration of tangling cords. 2. JBL Synchros S400BT With sound modeled after their industry leading JBL speakers, the Synchros S400BT deliver you to a land of sound with incredible clarity and quality. They also come with a touch sensor control system for easy adjustment-making while you listen. 3. Beats Solo2 These Beats Solo2 headphones aim to make your listening experience better than ever. A wider range and...
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16 Sep

Speakers That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

Just because something is small doesn't mean it can't pack a big punch. Case in point? These amazing, itty bitty speakers that fit in the palm of your hand - but you'd never guess their size from the high quality, full sound they deliver. Check out all of our favorite little speakers with really big sound below! 1. Anker Portable Bluetooth Speaker This speaker cube comes in a compact 3-inch design, easily fitting into your backpack or purse for jamming on-the-go. The rechargeable battery is made to last 20 hours, so get ready to party well into the night. 2. Boombotix Boombot Rex This Bluetooth speaker is equipped with dual drivers for stereo sound that you won't believe. The handy-dandy clip on the back also...
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14 Sep

Audeze’s iSine 10 Headphones Deliver Monstrous Sound

Audeze iSine 10
When it comes to undeniable sound quality, Audeze is normally the list topper. What sets Audeze headphones apart from pretty much any other pair or brand on the market is their planar magnetic headphone technology, which delivers crisp, dynamic, encompassing sound most audiophiles drool over. The planar magnetic technology has heretofore been relegated to over the head headphones, but Audeze has been able to shrink this technology to work and fit with an in-ear headphone. Audeze iSine 10 headphones are the wondrous fruits of their labor – a 30mm planar magnetic headphone that channels sound directly into your ear thanks to a high-tech funnel. With a booming range extension that goes from a high end treble to a deep sub bass,...
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12 Sep

Great News! Sonos Speakers Will Host Streaming/Control Through Spotify

Sonos speakers
When it comes to quality home audio, it’s hard to deny the power and verve of Sonos. Their line of top-notch speakers not only boast some of the highest quality on the market, but possess sleek, modern looks that blend well with most home décor. A recent announcement only furthers the allure of Sonos speakers – starting in October, Sonos users will be able to control their devices and speakers directly through Spotify either on their mobile devices or from the desktop application and website. No longer beholden to the Sonos Controller app, this new Spotify compatibility means that Sonos speakers will appear in the Spotify Connect menu for instant pairing, while being able to be easily grouped through the...
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10 Sep

Are Apple’s AirPods the Future of Audio Gear?

Apple AirPods
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. As the world mourns over Apple’s decision to strip away the headphone jack from the new iPhone 7, memorials for the little hole that offered so much comfort and promise are taking the Internet by storm – not to mention sheer outrage. Whatever side of the fence you may fall on when it comes to the hot headphone jack debate of our modern times, Apple didn’t leave us high and dry with their decision. The removal of the headphone jack paves the way for Apple to introduce their own line of wireless headphones for future devices. These wireless earbuds are called AirPods, and they just might be the future of audio...
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