audio

Pundit launches an audio social media app for millennials

Just 2 percent of applicants got accepted to appear in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF; Pundit was one of the teams to make the cut. The company debuted their audio social media pla

Grovemade’s wooden speaker set looks like beautiful cybernetic alien eggs

The title says it all, really.

Powering the golden age of audio

Audio, the spoken word, is humanity’s primary means of sentient communication: the sounds a fetus hears in utero; a lover’s whisper; a marriage proposal... all leave deep imprints on our hearts an

Devialet announces a golden speaker for the discerning music lover

From fancy chocolates to jet airplanes to teeth, gold makes things better. Devialet took this to heart when they introduced their 4500 Watt Gold Phantom, a powerful speaker with gold-plated side panel

iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing

What does the trailer to Inception, a re-mastered Rolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common? They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the back

Venerable audio company Bowers & Wilkins bought out by Gideon Yu’s EVA Automation

Bowers & Wilkins, an audio gear brand that has been familiar to millions for decades, is being bought out by EVA Automation, a two-year-old company that has never released a product. Yet the old c

Logitech snaps up wireless earbuds maker JayBird for $50M

Consumer gadgets standby Logitech has acquired JayBird, a maker of fitness-focused wireless earbuds and trackers, for $50 million in cash, the companies announced today. “The Jaybird team will h

Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists

While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist-to-fan communications sphere for musicians to better target Pandora&#8

Google Announces New Chromecast Audio And Android TV Hardware Partners

You could be forgiven if you had already forgotten about Android TV, but Google's one-year-old Android-based successor to its ill-fated Google TV project is still around and kicking. Today, Google ann

NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn

Live radio and podcast streaming network TuneIn this morning announced a deal that will see it offering live, play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to its premium subscribers. The multi-year partners

The Devialet Phantom Is A Living, Breathing Music Robot With Real Power

I'll admit that, at first, I was skeptical of Devialet's claims. They were telling me that a single speaker, alone in an untuned room, would offer the kind of sound expected by snooty audiophiles and/

The Internet Of Sound

How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it's the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.

Justin Timberlake’s AfterMaster Chip Makes Any Device Sound Better

AfterMaster is like having a team of audio experts come in and fine tune your home stereo, TV, or headphones. The new AfterMaster chip optimizes the sound quality from any device, enhancing its fullne

Google Debuts Its Own AirPlay For Sound With Cast For Audio

Google is launching its own streaming audio solution, which is designed to let hardware partners embed Chromecast audio capabilities into their speakers, soundbars, receivers and other sound-producing

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that's just one foot long. The Phant

SoundCloud Launches Collection, A Customizable Home Base For Users

SoundCloud’s home page stream isn’t always the most conducive to browsing and discovery, so the company is launching a new alternate home base for its users with ‘Collection,’

New Technique Allows Researchers To Extract Audio From Silent Video

By looking at the minute vibrations in high speed video, researchers at the Department of Engineering of the Catholic University of America have created a method for extracting sound data from high-sp

RHA T10i Review: Earbuds That Go Above And Beyond To Suit All Tastes

A good in-ear headphone is like a truly good book – most of the time, you’re settling for “good enough,” and a true masterpiece only comes along once in a while. The new RHA T10i i

Amazon Adds Audible Integration To iOS And Android Kindle Apps For Easy Listening

Sometimes you want to read, and sometimes you want to listen – and you might get through more books if you can switch easily between the two options. Amazon recognizes this, and has used its Audible

Brick And Bullet Kickstarter Aims To Deliver Home Network Audio Streaming For Live Music

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