TEST: AULUXE MB1 AURA – BLUETOOTH SPEAKER FOR SMALL SHELVES

by Martin Sowa
Editor

With Bluetooth speakers can usually have a lot of fun, without having to build complicated hi-fi systems. However, there are also a lot of products which are only due to unusual design and some inexplicable trend factor successfully – in terms of sound quality but, at best, half-baked results deliver. Since it would be the music fan, if a manufacturer makes a try, despite this questionable marketing strategies on developing in all respects convincing Bluetooth speakers and then also brings with a very good price-performance ratio on the market. Exactly applies to Auluxe, which now have a whole range wireless speaker for everyone in the program. Specifically, we assume at this point to MB1 or “aura” under the microscope. The is one of the simpler models and can therefore be extremely well, especially in very “tidy”, simple ambience running.

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Simple design with a clever construction: The Auluxe MB1 Aura.

Auluxe – symbiosis of audio and luxury

In Germany Auluxe starts distribution of SaxxTec Although just really, but the brand has already been established in 2007 and aims with a team of experienced audio engineers and manufactured in complete self-work units show a high demand. Course design and processing are also important, sound quality and value for money, however, should not overshadow. That finally happened already enough other manufacturers and so Auluxe focuses on sophisticated concepts instead of faceless mass production.

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Side view: The angled front (left) directs the sound upwards.

Straightforward design

For this reason, the Auluxe products differ visually and sometimes very significantly from one another. The Aura is in a silvery casing which has quite in shape similar to the monitor speakers on rock concert stages. The sloping front directs the sound upwards, thereby making sure that one can get the full load of sound when the Aura for example is on the desk. The front consists largely of a metal grille, at the lower edge of the manufacturer’s logo and including a LED mounted. The LED provides information on the operating status – white for An, blue for Bluetooth.Under the grille is a recess in which the light from the LED a little “distributed” and therefore extends to the rounded corners of Auluxe.

On the very top of the clutter Aura one looks in vain for any buttons or knobs. Instead, here a NFC Area has Auluxe for Bluetooth connection via Near Field Communication (more on that below) and integrates a touch operation with which the volume can be adjusted. For this you need only the hand to the left or right side to reduce the level (on the left) to increase or (right). The LED flashes briefly in contact, so that it shows immediately whether the “command” was successful. In terms of sound makes it namely not be noticed immediately, because the gradation is very finely selected for volume control – the gradation on the player (in our case a smartphone) has been working there with much larger jumps.

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On the very top of the clutter Aura a touch operation is integrated.

On the back of the terminals aura and other control elements are finally housed. From left to right, these are the pairing button on the Bluetooth connection, a 3.5 mm jack, the large and circular on / off button, the connection for the power cable and a USB port – which, however, does not serve the power supply for the Aura, but has the ability to recharge the smart phone or other mobile device while the Aura is in operation (though it must be used charging cable for each device, the Aura itself brings namely with none). The jack is of course intended for devices that do not have Bluetooth feature, such as a PC or TV.

At the bottom of Aura provide four rubber feet for safe and above all not slip. Because the aura is with a weight of just 1.8 kilograms fairly light. One more reason, it set up on a stable and firm surface – a wobbly garden table made of plastic is not suitable for a noisy celebration, because it increases the risk of falling and the sound quality is reduced. At this point, however, should also be right that the Aura is designed primarily for use inside buildings. On the desk, dresser or shelf so he feels very comfortable.

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At the bottom of Aura provide four rubber feet for safe and above all not slip.

Game Ready in no time

The commissioning of the Aura is extremely fast. Of course you should bear in mind that a few hours break-in period can not hurt, so the Bluetooth speaker to deliver its full potential.Nevertheless, it takes just a few handles until you hear music. First of all, the aura it to the mains supply must be connected to a suitable cable together with an external power supply lies with and is simply plugged on the back. Then there are three options to supply the Aura with music. The “classical” variant includes the supplied jack cable that is plugged into the source player and the Aura. Of course, this variant is particularly suitable for stationary source devices such as a PC or television. In general, the aura is of course particularly well suited as a supplement to the PC at work – outlets are there usually present in any case and the oblique front directs the sound directly to a seated at a desk users of Aura.

Anyone who wants to better move instead in the room, rather uses the Bluetooth connection. For this purpose, it must be enabled on the source player and are then searched by pairing button on the back of the Aura for available devices. Within a few seconds appeared the aura as “MB1” in the device list on the smartphone (or the used source player) on. Tapping it takes, and the connection is established and the played on the smartphone music is streamed to the aura. Who has an NFC-enabled source device, can enable this feature there and then simply hold the device to the corresponding area marked on the Aura. If appropriate, an opening message on the Smart Device with “Connect” or “Confirm” has yet to be confirmed, then the compound is also active here. The Aura also has a short voice message indicates whether a connection has been activated or separately.

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On the back of the Aura more sockets and other control elements are housed.

Amazingly full of sound

We chose the test for normal Bluetooth connection, as this is likely at least for now still likely to be the most commonly used variant. The connection works as described above without any problem, we can rapidly send music to the aura. The hearing test we start with the title “Red Eyes” of the US indie rock band “The War On Drugs”, around the same time try a rather complex and played with a whole range Instruments piece. Because frankly, we expect there not too much and have it set so that various details will perish. But the aura proved us wrong, and plays like the already tested by us larger model New Casa very dynamic and alive on. This is of course the fact that we are dealing with a full range speaker, whose strengths lie in general especially in the field of space and precision. While in the verses, the agility of the rhythm section is very good effect, may in the chorus then join the entire ensemble and spans a beautiful, space-filling and intoxicating atmosphere. The fact that none of the instruments is pushed into the background, is very impressive given the compact size of the aura.

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The front consists largely of a metal grille.

At the same time, of course, also raises the question of how the aura is good addition to his proven qualities as all-rounder as a specialist. Therefore we look for with “Barefoot on the piano” by “AnnenMayKantereit” a much more minimalist tischeres piece of, to be used exclusively in the piano and singing. Here the aura but fits directly and bring the one hand a very balanced foundation of the lower octaves and also a very mature detailed representation of the tunes produced, which is even to be quite wide soundstage in the room. Simultaneously, the distinctive, deep voice of singer Henning May remains very clearly positioned in the middle of playback. Many compact and priced rather in far lower segment settled Bluetooth speakers is usually a point which fails and ends in quirky sound. Not so with the aura of the “Milky Chance” excellent get along even with the rather harsh to some even scratchy voice of Clemens Rehbein, singer of the duo. This is particularly evident is the instrumental palette increasingly complemented the song “Indigo”. For the Aura no problem, the simple accordingly the soundstage continually updated without losing any precision. So if at work on PC enjoys listening to music and can spare on the desk still footprint of about 35 by 12 centimeters, is available for just 159 euros Auluxe Aura should listen Seriously thus quite.

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The LED provides information on the operating status – White confirmed operation, blue Bluetooth reception.

Conclusion

With very high quality processing as well as good sound shows Auluxe with the aura can also that Bluetooth speakers look good and make good music. With a compact design and very intuitive operation and commissioning, the Aura is therefore suitable for almost anyone looking for a compact speaker that can be used both as a desktop box or as a receiver for contacts stored on your smartphone music.

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Cambridge Audio G2 Mini Review

You can now have a speaker that’s as loud and proud as your music!

G2 Mini from Cambridge Audio, An ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker with big sound and big battery. It has a simple and sleek design that can fit neatly in your bag. The G2 measures 189x55x67mm and weighs 649g, so it’s neither the smallest nor lightest portable Bluetooth speaker.

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The front panel is a black speaker grille that covers the cabinet inside, which is comprised of two speakers and two bass radiators powered by a Class D amplifier and speakerphone mic, while a similar rear panel covers passive radiators that provide an added sense of low-end response.
On the bottom, Cambridge Audio stuck a cream colored rubber pad to prevent slipping on uneven or slick surfaces. The top panel is comprised of par-for-the-course buttons, like volume control, Bluetooth discovery, power, NFC pairing and call.

CONNECT AND PLAY EVERYTHING
Any phone, tablet or laptop enabled with Bluetooth can be paired in seconds, and any devices with Near Field Communication (NFC) can be tapped on the G2 for effortless and instant pairing. Additionally each unit can remember up to 4 different devices for instant re-connections, and for any other devices without Bluetooth you can use the 3.5mm input for fast and easy playback.

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BATTERY performance
The G2 uses a high capacity lithium-ion battery that can play for up to 10 hours from a single charge. In addition, the G2 uses intelligent battery management software to optimise life and minimise charging time so the G2 will last all day and all night.
You can also use the convenient USB socket to charge your phone or mp3 player from the G2’s
own battery on the move, or when it’s connected to the mains power at home.

SPEAKERPHONE
With a built-in microphone the G2 can be used to answer and make phone calls from your connected device. If you have an incoming call the phone button will flash and a simple press will answer the call with the G2. If you make a call from a connected device, G2 will automatically switch to speakerphone mode. Ideal for a quick conference calls, or hands-free calls when cooking!
The G2 has the option to be wirelessly paired with another G2, this gives you sound twice as powerful, for a party twice as big and it is available in five different colors Red, Champagne, Blue, Titanium and Black

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The G2 is priced at Rs 11,400. you’re getting a fully-featured Bluetooth speaker, complete with several handy abilities like hands-free calling, NFC-connectivity, 10-hour battery and device charging via USB.

 

SPEAKERS IN GLITTERY CLUTCHES? TAKE MY MONEY!

By Fashionlady.in
 | April 3, 2015

Speakers in Glittery Clutches Take My Money!
You know what they say about Music right? “Music is to soul what words are to the mind”. Music can transform you into a mystical land where you can feel what you want to. For example, peppy music gets you tapping your toes while songs with deep lyrics have you reminiscing your past.

Something very similar to music is dance. You can easily dance your pain away and get transported to a land where everything is filled with energy. Dancing pumps up your endorphins, which we all know is directly related to happiness, elation, feelings of joy and all things sugary!

Now with so much discussion about dance and music, you guys must be thinking what’s up with this post. Let us enlighten you then! Our discovery of the month has to be the best thing that we have stumbled upon so far. Stelle Audio wins the internet and walks home with the prize for creativity and innovation at its best with their brilliant go-to speakers.
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Fantastic, aren’t they? Of course they are! Coming in 4 different colours, these God sent speaker clutches come with built in speakerphone for your hand-free calls, have an AUX jack so that you can connect your phone, they are Bluetooth enabled and of course act like go to speakers. And the cherry on top? They have a pretty mirror inside for you to check your make up. People who are frequent party animals NEED to have this in their party stash!

Apart from their gorgeous Alexander McQueen-esque glitter clutches, Stelle Audio also offers a range of different speakers. Audio clutches, as seen below, are just clutches with built in speakers.
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Stellé Audio partners with ARKARISE to Bring Fashion Audio Brand to India

 Stellé Audio’s products are being sold in leading retail stores around the world. CEO Anna Perelman has a long history in entertainment and has always been a fan of Bollywood, the incredible music created in India and the diverse musical tastes of the people in India.  The introduction of Stellé Audio products into India supports the rich musical heritage, style and beauty of the country while provides stylish personal audio products that will enhance the musical experience.

According to, ARKARISE CEO Sharad Jaiprakash, Stelle Audio products brings a whole new perspective & audio experience to home interiors and design focused women consumers and we strongly believe that it’s a brand with mix of propositions focusing on fashion, advanced audio technology, design and women, which are well timed to take advantage of current market trends in India’s luxury market.

Now, we can listen to music where ever and whenever we want. While sun bathing, or while walking in the park. Thanks to technology. Come to think of it, we are kind of glad we were born in today’s world which is filled with innovation and creativity!

A Psychology student, loves to express her feelings with words on fashion and beauty. A mind reader and a gossipmonger often get’s distracted with chitty-chatty conversations with friends and family.

 

Audio Universe 2nd Franchise Store launch…

The Grand launch of our 2nd Franchise store in Chennai…

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Mr Sharad Jaiprakash( Founder and CEO Audio Universe) & Mr. Sesha Chowdary ( Director Shree Info System Solutions ) presenting the “Audio Universe franchisee” certificate to Mr Krishna Kumar ( Director Shree Lakshmi Systems and Products )

And here are a few glimpses of our Audio Universe Experience store !!

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The team Audio Universe !!

Launching Stelle Audio from California!!!

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What comes to your mind, when you think or talk fashion?
Couture!!
In the world of fashion, Couture (referred as Haute Couture) art of fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques .

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Presenting  Stelle Audio , the company leading and the ultimate blend of high-end design and exceptional sound quality!

Stellé pronounced STEL-LAY is taken from the Italian word meaning “stars.”

With four exceptional products, Stellé Audio Couture® has been recognized across the industry for its vision and for breaking rules, including the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree (2014 CES).

With a successful presence & huge fan following across the European & American markets, Stelle has now embarked on the journey of enticing the luxury lovers of the Asia Pacific region through its strategic tie up with Arkarise Global, a global business development consulting firm will operate as its brand partner for India.

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Introducing IPN Headsets in India

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Introducing IPN headsets from The Netherlands!

With class topping features like 400 m operating range, 3 party conference & ECO Dect technology, these wireless headsets are an intensive workstation application tool for the enterprise segment.

IPN Headsets brings a new era in quality and functionality to the headset market. The brand covers wired and wireless headsets which have been developed in line with state-of-the-art noise cancelling technology and ergonomics. In addition to product innovation, design is also a characteristic feature of the IPN Headsets range .

IPN also has a wide range of corded headsets as well which come in direct connect & QD cable options.
They are built to sustain the extremely harsh operating conditions of contact centres, but also are economical to own and maintain in the long run.