OwnPhones 3D Printed Custom-Fit Wireless Earbuds

Bluetooth 4.0   This looks like a pretty nifty concept. OwnPhones Mobile Ear Scan creates a 3D model of your ear, you choose your customizations, and they print the buds just for you. I’m in on the pre-release 50% off mailing list and will fill my ears with this tech as soon as possible.  I’ll […]

Finally, A Reason to Buy Beats Audio Headphones. Thanks Dre!

Let’s face it folks, one of the main concerns of any person with ears is where to display their headphones when the listening is done. I can only hope to provide a post here that reflects the import of this latest addition to the Beats by Dre product family. I really wanted one of these […]

BlueTube BT-6 Tube Amp. – Eye-Candy

Following the success of there most recent Kickstarter campaign for the BT-4, BlueTube Audio has announced pre-orders for their third crowd-funding project, the BT-6 vacuum tube amplifier. As an artistic endeavor, I can appreciate the design elements here, and visually they have succeeded in creating an aesthetically pleasing decoration.  I’m sure the glow of the […]

Top Sports Headphones Maker Yurbuds Acquired By Harman

  St-Louis-based sports headphone company Yurbuds has been acquired by leading audio group Harman International Industries. Good for them! Yurbuds, who makes in-the-ear and behind-the-ear headphones that are ergonomically designed specifically for athletes, are currently selling their many styles at more than 750 active lifestyle specialty retailers and they claim to be the U.S. market leader in sports […]

Rolling Konus Speaker Chassis Concept

  Despite a somewhat uncomfortable-to-say-in-public name like Rolling Konus (don’t you just feel dirty uttering it), the concept behind this speaker chassis featured over at Yanko Design, is pretty neat. Minimalist and utilizing an almost wheelchair-like concept for maneuvering the speaker to the correct direction, this speaker setup would look great in any post-modern home or apartment.

SampleTank 3 – We Have a Date

SampleTank 3 July Release officially announced, with pre-order discount pricing (~$250) that will save you about $100. It has been 10 years since IK released version 2 of SampleTank, and they have been pushing back the release date on this new version of their virtual instrument software for ‘a while’ now.  With over 30 GB […]

Soft Sounds HeadFoams by MarBlue

As a sometimes neurotically overprotective father, in-ear (earbud) headphones were near the top of my list of lurking dangers; somewhere between knives, electrical outlets, and public toilets.  Most audio players provide an option to limit the output level, but this falls short as a safeguard due to possible variances in the media output level. (some […]

Amazon PrimeMusic: Ad-free Access To One Million Songs (With Prime Subscription)

In a fairly bold move, Amazon announced that they are making over one million songs available — in streaming format — to Amazon Prime subscribers, free of charge (well, except for your $99 annual membership fee). In terms of adding a value proposition to a digital subscription service though, it just doesn’t get much better […]

IK Multimedia Opens Up Their iRig BlueBoard To Developers

IK Multimedia — makers of everything from the iRig Pro to the iRing — interestingly announced today that they are opening up their iRig BlueBoard product to developers, so it can be more easily used as a controller for any audio app out there on the market. Previously, the iRig BlueBoard only worked as a controller […]

…And, We’re Back

Howdy folks! Sorry for disappearing for seven months. My bad. In any event, we are back in the saddle and ready to bring you our unique point of view on “all things audio.” There are a few new writers on board this time around. Please welcome them with open ears. We’ll do our best to […]