Music is said to be paramount to our existence, for our ability to create and appreciate works of art sets us apart from the other beings on this earth. In the age of technology, how we listen to our music is just as important. Affordable high-fidelity speakers and headphones have hit the market for consumers in recent years, making it easier than ever to hear your music the way it was intended to be heard.

Audio engineers create space between instruments, pan from left to right, with some instruments placed to emit sound only on the left (or right) speaker. They have all sorts of mind-bending techniques that just can’t be heard on a regular pair of Apple earbuds or your laptop speakers.

As music aficionados, we here at Smarter Home Automation are dedicated to introducing you to new and exciting, high-quality earbuds and Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled speakers. We provide insights that only highly attuned music lovers and audio professionals can, so that you can make an informed decision when choosing the music related gear that’s right for you.

Smart devices for music range from the inexpensive high-fidelity earbuds and Bluetooth headphones, to the portable Bluetooth-enabled speaker, and whole-home installation sound systems. Our inventory of reviews for these products is growing, so enjoy the reviews and articles below and expect more to come!

Latest Reviews, Articles, and Videos

Aurora Nanoleaf Rhythm Review – An Immersive Symphony of Light and Sound

By Dave Orella | June 25, 2018
The Aurora Nanoleaf Rhythm Module is made by Nanoleaf and is an add-on to their flagship product, the Nanoleaf Light Panels. The Rhythm Module includes sound sensors that enable your Nanoleaf ...

Apple HomePod Pre-Order Available Now!

By Nikki Kahl | January 26, 2018
It’s the moment all Apple-lovers have been waiting for – the Apple HomePod has become available for pre-order! The HomePod is Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled line, and to ...

Google Home – Spotify and Deezer Streaming Now Available

By Nikki Kahl | August 21, 2017
Google Home has some exciting new updates for music lovers! Now you can add a Spotify Free account and use your Assistant to play your favorite tunes. This feature will be available in the United ...

Echobox Finder X1 Titanium Earphone Review

By Nikki Kahl | August 2, 2017
Meet the Echobox Finder X1 Titanium Earphones. These in-ear monitors produce some quality sound, worthy of true audiophiles and music-lovers alike. Initially, I preferred my Apple earbuds to the ...

Google Home – App, features and privacy

By Dave Duncan | April 22, 2017
The Google Home App Google Home app is the one application to manage all of your Google devices in your home. Once called Google Cast, now aptly named Google Home, it is the control point for the ...

1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Monitors – Audio Quality Meets Fashion

By Nikki Kahl | March 15, 2017
1More is a high-end audio company dedicated to bringing hi-fi sound and comfort to the ears of consumers everywhere. “Quality, affordability, style and community” are always in the minds of the ...

Ilumi Smartstrip Makes Smart Lighting Fun For All Ages

By Nikki Kahl | January 31, 2017
The ilumi Smartstrip is a millennial’s dream. Smart lighting is fun on its own, but with the new ilumi Smartstrip, you can transform your home or apartment into a mini-rave. The company has ...
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