audio

  • “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    “Twitter For Audio” App Spreaker Now Live On Android

    About a month after its iOS debut, the self-described “Twitter for audio” app Spreaker is now publicly launching Android. The app, which lets users broadcast live over the Internet, is a DIY broadcasting/podcasting solution with social sharing mechanisms built in. You connect the app to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to broadcast live as a status update. Afterwards, you can… Read More

  • 50 Cent Debuts His Company's New Headphones

    50 Cent Debuts His New Cans: Street And Sync By 50 (Video)

    While we weren’t “In Da Club”, the Candy Shop, or the Disco Inferno, 50 Cent himself made some time this morning to meet us in downtown Manhattan and show off his brand new line of headphones. If you don’t already know, 50 originally tried to get the ball rolling in the audio biz with Sleek Audio earlier this year, until some licensing issues led him to become CEO of… Read More

  • Altec Lansing Headphones Go Custom

    Altec Lansing Headphones Go Custom

    Altec Lansing has been trying to sell custom headphones with for a while now but this year they’re getting serious. In a joint effort between A-L and ACS customs, a UK company, they are now selling $999 custom in-ear headphones for professionals (and professional wannabes). Read More

  • Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose Announces Two Soundbar Systems

    Bose just announced two soundbar systems for home theaters, the Lifestyle 135 System and CineMate 1 SR System. The devices use a single bar to emit what many would call surround-sound audio and can be mounted almost anywhere in the room in almost any position. The Lifestyle includes a small console with four HDMI inputs, a tuner, and an iPod/iPhone dock. The CineMate simply connects to any TV… Read More

  • Razer’s Tiamat Headset Uses 10 Drivers To Produce 7.1 Sound

    Razer’s Tiamat Headset Uses 10 Drivers To Produce 7.1 Sound

    Very few headsets out there are “true” surround sound. Most are traditional stereo headphones with “virtual surround sound” — a process that adds depth and directionality, but delivers it through two speakers. Headphones like Tritton’s and Psyko’s actually use multiple drivers to simulate being in a room with, say, five speaker channels and a subwoofer. Read More

  • Audio Magazine Shuffler.fm Gets Big Update, Gives Us Sneak Peek at iPad App

    Audio Magazine Shuffler.fm Gets Big Update, Gives Us Sneak Peek at iPad App

    Shuffler.fm, an online Web application for music discovery, received a major update today. Now users can play mixes of their favorite blogs, browse the Web’s most popular songs and artists, create personalized channels and more. But what has us even more excited is the upcoming Shuffler.fm iPad application, which provides a visual way to explore new music, optimized for the… Read More

  • Review: Audyssey Lower East Side Speakers

    Review: Audyssey Lower East Side Speakers

    Short version: A solid pair of laptop or desk speakers, unremarkable but warm and powerful, with an understated and attractive design. More attention to detail would help justify their price, though. Read More

  • NuForce’s Gold-Plated, Crystal-Studded USB Audio Device: A Device Sold To An Idiot, Signifying Nothing

    NuForce’s Gold-Plated, Crystal-Studded USB Audio Device: A Device Sold To An Idiot, Signifying Nothing

    The NuForce’s uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition 24bit/96kHz USB digital audio converter is basically worth $5 (even with the gold plating and glass crystals) but the company, whose experience in audio is precedented only by every other manufacturer in the world, is selling it for $400 – a noble price aimed at pulling the last ounce of disposable income from the pockets of fools. Read More

  • Boss Micro BR BR-80 Micro-recorder Brings All Its Instruments On The Bus

    Boss Micro BR BR-80 Micro-recorder Brings All Its Instruments On The Bus

    Back in the old days, if you wanted to record your Bruce-Springstein-esque yowlings in the comfort of your bedroom you had to use an old Tascam four track and slap down the music at a quality that was questionable at best. Now, with the advent of micro-recorders like the Boss Micro BR BR-80, you can sound like a pro without much assistance. The device records to SD/SDHC and supports full… Read More

  • Review: Razer Chimaera Wireless Headset

    Review: Razer Chimaera Wireless Headset

    Short version: Looks good, sounds good, fits… okay. It’s not for marathon gaming or all-day use, but the Chimaera is a solid headset for home gaming. Nothing out of the ordinary. Read More