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SilverStone announces a sleek headphone stand

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 28, 2015 10:32 am

SilverStone has just announced its EBA01 - an extremely sleek Hi-Fi audio headphone stand weighing in at 1.5kg and complete with a silver or black color scheme depending on what you're after.




This aluminum stand measures at 280mm high and will be released to the mainstream market very soon for $57.66.


Although it looks amazing, the EBA01 is fighting against a non-performing market of headphone stands. It has been reported by end users as hard to justify spending this kind of money on a stand-alone product (pun intended) when many monitors (think BenQ) or even cases (Thermaltake) contain headphone holders as part of their overall package.

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SOUL Electronics unveils Pulse, new wraparound earbuds

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 27, 2015 6:24 pm

Audio peripheral company SOUL Electronics has unveiled Pulse, the lightweight wraparound earbuds that provide comfort and sound for owners.




SOUL is best known for creating audio products embraced by athletes and those with an active lifestyle, and it looks like Pulse should fit in with that category. The earbuds have a reversed fitting ear lock cable, so the earbuds shouldn't fall out of your ears while working out.


The SOUL Electronics Pulse earbuds are available now with a $49 MSRP.

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Tt eSPORTS re-releases the CRONOS headset with enhanced features

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 22, 2015 5:33 am

How many editions of the Razer DeathAdder is there? Quite a few is the answer. Tt eSPORTS has caught on to this re-release trend as seen with other big brands (the SteelSeries Siberia and Sensei too), demonstrated through the recent announcement of the 2015 CRONOS headset headset.




Looking identical on the exterior, the 2015 CRONOS features "enhanced boosted bass enhancement for gamers to enjoy!" as pointed out in a recent press release. Coupled with this is a Lycra headband, a fold flat design and a bendy microphone alongside the in-line volume and microphone controller.


There isn't too much new to see here, but the extra bass may entice some users looking for a better musical or movie experience.

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SOUL Electronics introduces its Bluetooth Run Free Pro earbuds

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Apr 13, 2015 7:09 pm

Consumer electronics company SOUL Electronics has introduced the Run Free Pro, Bluetooth-powered in-ear headphones designed for athletes. The waterproof in-ear unit also includes wind noise reduction technology to help eliminate wind interference, which often times can ruin audio quality.




The custom design is guaranteed to stay in your ears using an interchangeable lock system, so athletes and active users don't need to worry about earbuds falling out. The Run Free Pro uses Bluetooth 4.0 and is now available with a $129 MSRP.


"The Run Free Pro exemplifies an audio accessory that perfectly complements hitting the streets for a run or sustaining an active lifestyle," said Jerry Lai, Marketing Manager at SOUL Electronics. "This means as someone is running and, often times, earbuds will fall out, the lock will securely keep the earphone body tight and in place. We wanted to create more products for the fitness and active lifestyle, with the goal to maintain the same SOUL Electronics brand identity."

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HP abandons Beats, chooses Bang & Olufsen for audio partnership

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:45 pm

Hewlett-Packard has dropped Apple-owned Beats as an audio partner, and will now work with Bang & Olufsen on future products. The partnership will bring the Danish company's audio expertise to PCs, laptops, tablets and other electronics, starting this spring.




HP is the No. 2 global PC manufacturer, and hopes its deal with Bang & Olufsen helps usher in a new era for audio-centric functionality on devices. Beats may be a recognizable name, however, Bang & Olufsen provides high-quality audio products.


"HP and Bang & Olufsen will custom tune each notebook, desktop, tablet and accessory for precise sound," a press release from HP notes. "In all HP devices that carry the Bang & Olufsen or B&O PLAY brand, a dedicated audio island isolates the sensitive audio circuits from other signals on the motherboard. The headphone jack limits the amount of metal parts to reduce ground noise to help further perfect the audio experience on HP devices."

Did you miss it? Beats by Dre headphones cost $14 to make

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:06 am

You may have seen this argument somewhere on the internet recently, it's a real growing trend. As soon as someone offers up the suggestion for Beats by Dre to be added to an audio collection everyone is up in arms about the sound quality and mostly the 'paying for the brand' experience.




These headphones that generally enter the market at $380 for higher graded models and have often made people wonder - how much 'brand cost' is actually associated with this device.


Well in case you missed it, All Hiphop released the news last year that Dr. Dre's magical sound devices cost an estimated $14 to produce.

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Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA is working on a Boombotix Bluetooth speaker

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 10, 2015 5:58 am

RZA started working with Boombotix back in mid-2014, announcing to the public that he wanted to make something a little more special than most, stating "I just had a bigger idea than sticking my logo on something. I thought we could make this great product a little greater" in an interview with Gizmodo. His idea is apparently to feature exclusive music along with the device.




RZA has already released a collaboration item with Boombotix, which was received to high critic acclaim. The next product to come out will be the gold hexagon and it's currently in a prototype form. said to work as a music player alongside a speaker platform - Boombotix claim that you can load music of your own onto the device.


RZA and Boombotix look to do more than the general old advertising campaigns as seen through most celebrity collaborations in this day and age. Imagine if you could get an exclusive sneak peak into Wu-Tang's new album just by purchasing their speaker? That would certainly be different and pretty cool.

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The A200 speaker provides 33-feet of listening distance

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 8, 2015 11:41 pm

CES 2015 - You heard it here first ladies and gentlemen - measuring sound in distance is the new big thing! However, in all seriousness, this speaker has some pretty crazy reach for such a small package.




Rapoo have just announced their new A200 speaker at CES 2015, featuring a range of colors and 360-degree sound emission and the ability to project sound up to 33-feet away, this product has been designed with the outdoors in mind.


Most portable speakers available today don't contain many rugged features, so Rapoo have gone all-out by providing a durable design and brightly-colored exteriors so it will last and also be easily found.

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The Samson Meteorite mic claims professional quality through USB

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 8, 2015 10:54 pm

CES 2015 - Looking slightly similar to the Blue Snowball, Samson's new Meteorite microphone claims "professional-quality recording and improved communication" as per their recently issued press release.




Claiming to bypass the "computers standard mic capsule and noisy sound card, in favor of the Meteorite's studio-quality 14mm capsule and dedicated audio conversion path," this product will hit the shelves at a price of $39.99 - the same pricing as their new mini-microphone.


Connected to your computer via USB, Samson claim that this device is best suited for Skype, FaceTime and other VoiP software implementations.

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Samson unveil their new Go Mic Direct - USB mini-microphone

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 8, 2015 10:40 pm

CES 2015 - Being pushed to the market for a low price of $39.99, Samson have just announced the release of their new Go Mic Direct to the public. This portable microphone solution connects to your PC or Mac via USB technology, said to be small enough to not block surrounding ports on laptop devices.




Coming with Samson's Sound Deck Noise Cancellation software for PC and Mac, this product is designed to be small enough to carry everywhere you go - stating in their recently issued press release that "With Go Mic Direct, you'll never want to use your Computer's internal microphone again."


I don't think that statement is too far from the truth. My laptop microphone sucks, as does the one in my girlfriends All-in-One Toshiba PC - if this microphone is as small and well-performing as they state, I'll be picking up a couple for myself.

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