I was amazed to find this foam piece almost floating in the speaker. There was nothing attached to it.

Amazon Sells Me Speaker I Think Is Fake, Sends Refund Two Years Later

Two years ago, Jamison ordered a speaker system from Amazon. They worked all right, and there was nothing about this story to write home about. Until he decided to take them apart recently, just because he could, and discovered that one of the speakers was actually fake. As in, there was a speaker in the box not even connected to a wire. That was very strange. He contacted Amazon. They don’t have any reason to do anything about it, though, right? The purchase was two years ago. It’s not their problem anymore. [More]

Use Hollowed-Out Books To Hide Ugly Speakers

Use Hollowed-Out Books To Hide Ugly Speakers

Speaker systems are necessities for audiophiles, but it takes some clever design skills to make them look presentable. [More]

5-Year-Old Speaker Dies, Logitech Replaces Entire System For Free

5-Year-Old Speaker Dies, Logitech Replaces Entire System For Free

Sifting through readers’ customer service stories, it seems that Logitech has really great customer service, and the company stands by its products: once you’re actually able to get hold of them. Reader Matt writes that when he called in looking for a replacement for a dead speaker, expecting to pay for it, Logitech simply shipped him an entire new system instead. For free. [More]

Brookstone Replaces Broken Electronic Thingy, Delights Skeptical Customer

Brookstone Replaces Broken Electronic Thingy, Delights Skeptical Customer

Reader Deejmer had a lovely experience at Brookstone that he couldn’t help but share. He writes that he received a wireless speaker as a gift and grew to love it. When the device died, he couldn’t produce the receipt, but his local store was happy to exchange it out for him. Yay! [More]

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Woot: Soundcast Audiocast Wireless Audio System…

Are High-End Sound Systems Worth The Price?

Are High-End Sound Systems Worth The Price?

Audiophiles claim that their fancy-schmancy sound systems serve up rich melodic delicacies that our crud-laden ears just don’t appreciate. Slate asked if their high-end systems were anything more than effete indulgences.

Blog All Day, Dance All Night

Blog All Day, Dance All Night

What are the speakers of choice for successful overlords of blog industry? Nick Denton, Gawker Media head honcho and international bon vivant, prefers Mackie 450s.

Morning Deals Round Up

• H&R Block is giving away free copies of their DeductionPro software, which we’ve been told is normally a $20 upgrade ot thier TaxCut software. (Although it works in a standalone mode, as well.) [via Slickdeals]