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Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:07 — 59.9MB) Ever been in a location where you cannot hear the other person because of the bounce of a room? MIMI has a solution – throw your headphones on and adjust the room sound so you can hear the other people. I personally have a hard time hearing female voices due to the fact I am a drummer. Even the noisy bustle sound at Disrupt and the quieter voice of Eva Maria Zoll made it tough to hear. The best part was I put my headphones on and ran the...

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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:28 — 324.7MB) I am always looking for a good microphone to create content with. Recently I ditched the big microphone for most of my video content with a headset mic. I might just be switching again as I checked out the DPA Microphones d:fine series. The d:fine headsets have one big advantage over some of the others on the market – the earpiece isn’t a solid piece of metal. In fact, the DPA d:fine has an interesting curly-q design (I was calling a pig tail). The flexible hook allows to go...

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Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:28 — 132.7MB) Today’s item I have for review is the Monoprice 615808 8-Channel mixer. This is a sub-$100 mixer that is perfect for 2-4 vocals, or 2-3 musicians. About the Monoprice 615808 Mixer This mixer has 4-XLR inputs, 4-line in inputs and 4 auxiliary inputs. You can also plug in a CD or RCA stereo jack and send out via the 2 track mains or RCA jacks. The mixer also has a USB port (playback only) and aux send if you choose to add effects or compression to your mixer. The...

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PBS, PBS Kids Now on Roku 3 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:12 — 184.5MB) Not only did I get to see and play with the Roku 3 at SXSW, I also found out about PBS and PBS Kids coming to the Roku! With over 750 channels, Roku is definitely the best set top box for Internet television. About Roku 3 Roku 3 is the newest version of the Roku player. It replaces the Roku 2 XS, which was the $99 set top box. Roku 3 has some new features including a new interface with integrated channel store and settings. Roku 3 also features...

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Accidentally Extraordinary: Touch-Sensitive Controls to Headphones – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:36 — 246.6MB) Accidentally Extraordinary is a company that will change the headphone controller. Changing it to a touch-sensitive cord, you don’t have a little nub on your headphones to get in the way. Sliding your finger up and down the cord will change the volume. Tap to take calls or pause music. Whatever the mobile device sets for those functions. Headphones are not out yet – look for it at www.accidentallyextraordinary.com Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

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CordCruncher Keeps Headphone Cords at Bay – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:35 — 103.2MB) Wrapping your headphones up can be a hassle. I try to train my headphones so they wrap up nicely in a loop but sometimes they don’t stay that way and I have to untangle. That is why I really like CordCruncher. About CordCruncher Cord Cruncher is a different way to wrap up your headphones simply because they come with their own wrangling case. Pull them out and simply pull the headphones from the tube to extend. When you are done just pull on the tube to retract the cord....

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3M Roku Projector with 2.5 hours Battery Life – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:45 — 133.4MB) Check out the 3M projector with Roku Stick for portable use. The projector has a battery life of 2.5 hours and can project 60 lumens. The 3M projector in a lower light can throw a screen of 120 inches. The built-in audio lets you hear what’s going on or you can plug in the headphones for a private viewing. Get the 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku (SPR1000)

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AblePlanet Linx Audio Filters Distortion out Passively

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:10 — 625.5MB) With over 30 Innovations awards, AblePlanet leads the pack on headphones. This year is no different with their continued line – AblePlanet’s Linx Audio. Linx Audio passively filters out noise and reduces distortion. This will bring in a lower decibel range for the ear to hear. AblePlanet also showed us their new technology – in-lin balance adjuster. If you have a hearing issue in one ear the headphones will shift the balance to compensate so you hear in center-stereo. Linx Audio technology is added to their different lines of...

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NuForce Cube is an All in One Mobile Audio Center

NuForce, a high end audio line, introduced a new sound headphone amp for your mobile devices. The NuForce Cube is a portable speaker and USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). You can connect up your smartphone, MP3 player or computer to improve your listening experience. The NuForce Cube runs on a rechargeable lithium battery. Per each charge, you can get 8 hours of music, podcasts, listening to Youtube videos, or whatever you listen to. When you want to recharge, plug in the USB cable to the computer (USB plug accessory available). “I’ve never been satisfied with the sound of other portable speakers...

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Sennheiser – HD700 Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:31 — 206.8MB) Nick from F5 talked with Eric Palonen from Sennheiser to talk about some new products. The HD700 brings a brand new sound. This has a wide soundstage, because the transducers come in at an angle. The HD700 also has a ventilated magnet system. This channels air pressure so you don’t get turbulence in your ears. That means the headphones will not create any type of air flow obstruction, so the speakers can work more freely to give you the best quality sound. End result is crystal clear, unadulterated sound. Finally, the HD700 has a Vibration damping...

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ClarityOne: Improving Sound by Repelling EM Interference Fields – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:33 — 149.4MB) Dean Kurnell joins the TPN CES Live coverage with ClarityOne Audio. They were on the show last year talking about their technology. Now, they are ready to bring this set of earphones to market. Any audiophile will tell you that Electro-Magnetic (EM) Interference occurs, which causes speakers to counter-respond. That means you might not get the best sound from a speaker, simply because it’s too close to another electronic device. ClarityOne simply makes an opposing EM field to counter. Not cancel out, but neutralize the incoming EM field. The end result is the speaker...

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Cambridge Audio: DacMagic Plus at 24-bit / 384kHz – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:18 — 202.4MB) Scott Ertz talks with Ben Beaumont of Cambridge Audio. He shows off the new DacMagic Plus, the second generation to the DacMagic. There is a seperate volume control from the headphones. They also removed the limitation of the bit rate in the audio area. That brings you to a full 24-bit/384kHz audio through up-sampling. However, if you are on a Windows machine, you can only play back a 24 / 96kHz, but if you download a driver from Cambridge Audio, you can get 24-bit/192 kHz. Get DacMagic Plus on Amazon We also...