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Category: Audio

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone
Growing up I watched a lot of Looney Toons cartoons and I remember one where Bugs plays a wood saw to make some Hawaiian music. I imagine that the WhammyPhone is sort of the modern equivalent of that strange musical instrument.

This Levitating Speaker Is a Floating Storm Cloud

This Levitating Speaker Is a Floating Storm Cloud
What you’re looking at here is Making Weather, a fluffy cloud that levitates above its base while blasting your favorite tunes. This new weather phenomenon for your home comes from designer Richard Clarkson Studio and levitation platform experts Crealev.

Endless Rain Record: A Literally Long-playing LP

Endless Rain Record: A Literally Long-playing LP
Normally, when I want to relax and block out the sounds of the world, I turn on the White Noise app on my iPhone, and crank it up. But if you want something a little different to help you unwind, check this out.

Boombox Bag: Perfect for Carrying Your Beats (Headphones)

Boombox Bag: Perfect for Carrying Your Beats (Headphones)
Back in the day, boomboxes were all the rage, busting out golden age hip-hop while breakdancers popped, locked, and windmilled the their big beats. The problem with carrying around a real boombox was that they were really heavy to lug around.

Ears-on Review: Focal Utopia Open-Back Headphones

Ears-on Review: Focal Utopia Open-Back Headphones
If you’re a serious audiophile, nothing less than the best headphones will do. There are a handful of players at the very top end of the headphone market, and now French audio equipment maker Focal has joined the ranks with their ultra-premium Utopia headphones.

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock
Musicians rejoice! IK Multimedia just dropped a big update to their iRig HD interface, making it the best way yet to connect musical instruments to your iOS device, PC or Mac. The iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitars, basses, and other instruments to digital devices, and lets you record, tweak and tune sounds to your heart’s content.

Sony’s New Gold-plated Walkman Will Cost You $3,200

Sony’s New Gold-plated Walkman Will Cost You $3,200
Sony’s new Walkman NW-WM1Z high-res audio player costs three times as much as last year’s high-end Walkman release. This time out, the audiophile player features “detailed acoustics and natural sound qualities,” thanks to its new S-Master HX digital amp.

Shure KSE1500 Review: Electrostatic Earphones Produce Simply Stunning In-Ear Audio

Shure KSE1500 Review: Electrostatic Earphones Produce Simply Stunning In-Ear Audio
Over the years, I’ve tested out dozens of different headphones and earphones, and until now, the best sounding ones I ever heard were a pair of STAX electrostatic headphones, connected to a schmancy tube amplifier. The technology in electrostatic headphones and speakers provides an incredibly clean and dynamic sound that is nearly impossible to produce with other driver technology.

Review: Focal Elear Open Back Headphones

Review: Focal Elear Open Back Headphones
Headphones are like cars. There are cheap and basic ones that get the job done, and then there are Ferraris. The Focal Elear is one of the luxury supercars of the headphone world. Everything about them exudes quality, from their impeccable build and styling to their incredible sound.

Review: iKlip A/V Smartphone Pro Camera Rig

Review: iKlip A/V Smartphone Pro Camera Rig
Today’s smartphones are shooting better and better video, making them more than sufficient for most purposes. However, one area where smartphones still kind of stink is in their audio recording quality. Their puny internal microphones were designed for making phone calls – so they tend to be tinny, and pick up lots of hiss and noise.

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review

Focal Listen Mobile Headphones Review
French audio gear maker Focal may not be a common name among everyday electronics buyers, but they’re well known in the audiophile community for their high-end speakers, which can cost thousands of dollars. With the release of Focal’s Listen headphones, buyers can enjoy some of the engineering know how that goes into such fancy listening devices without breaking the bank.

Dato Duo Is A Synthesizer Designed for Two

Dato Duo Is A Synthesizer Designed for Two
The Dato Duo combines a sequencer with a synthesizer. That’s no big deal, but what is different is that it is designed to be played by two people, making it perfect for musical collaborations. That’s a pretty cool feature, because two minds are often better than one when it comes to music.

The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Holograms

The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Holograms
Growing up I was really into vinyl records that had images on them. They were called picture discs if memory serves, and I had a bunch of them with soundtracks from different Disney movies on them.

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback

SenCbuds Self-pausing Earphones: Plug Back, Playback
Earphones are becoming smarter and smarter, but most of them incorporate fitness or communication options. SenCbuds on the other hand promise a simple but still practical feature. They automatically pause the audio when you take them off, then resume playing if you put them back on.

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece
A few years ago, we featured Vocre, a mobile app that translates speech from one language to another using your mobile device as a display, a microphone and a speaker. A new company called Waverly Labs claims it’s working on a more elegant solution that uses wireless earphones.

Review: Definitive Technology W Studio Micro 3.1 Soundbar and Subwoofer

Review: Definitive Technology W Studio Micro 3.1 Soundbar and Subwoofer
If you’re looking to amp up the sound in your living room from those tinny speakers built into your TV, but don’t want to run wires all over the place, a soundbar system is one of the best solutions.