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High-Fidelity Blue Headphones Lola is Comfortable and Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhether you are playing an MP3 or listening to your vinyl, you want the best experience from your sound system and even your headphones. That is why Blue Headphones created a line of comfortable earwear. Last year they introduced Mo-Fi, changing the look and design of the conventional over-the-ear headset. This year is Lola with the same functionality but without the in-headset amplifier. The best part about Lola is the construction – allowing for the ear cups to create a seal around your ears. This is not only perfect for listening to music, but also for gaming, creating music, and much more. Inside Lola is a 50 mm fiber-reinforced dynamic driver. This allows for a crisp frequency response of 15 Hz to 20 kHz. Perfect for any binaural recordings you might want to listen to. I got a chance to talk with Hillary along...

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SleepPhones is a Headband with Headphones – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSSometimes I put in earbuds to fall asleep to. They are uncomfortable and harder to get in a relaxing position. Big headphones are also bulky and hard to work with. That is where SleepPhones comes in. Dubbed “Pajamas for your ears”, SleepPhones are a headband with headphones inside. They don’t go in the ear and they are not big and bulky. You simply put the headband on, turn on the music and sleep. Or run. Or take it on the plane with you. SleepPhones come in different fabrics for your need. They are machine washable (take out the headphones first) and come with a 1 year warranty. CES 2015 INNOVATION: The company also put out a conductive charger system. They look like decorative pieces and they sit on your nightstand like a lamp. When you are done, dock the headphones up and go about...

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Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSEver 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 app – I was able to hear her voice better. The app brings you through a quick hearing test which can tell you where your loss is at. Switch over to the active part and adjust the levels so you can hear the conversation. MIMI is also working on a Bluetooth LE headset so you...

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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSI 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 over anybody’s ear comfortably. Get DPA d:fine microphones at Amazon You can get the d:fine series in 4088 directional or 4066 omnidirectional capsules. The boom arm is completely adjustable and removeable from the ear mount and cable. What this does is allows you to easily adjust the boom (even move the boom from left ear...

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Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToday’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 first 4 channels of the 615808 contain an overall gain, two EQ options, the aux-pre channel, pan and volume level. Channels 5/6 and 7/8 only have EQ, aux-pre, pan and level. Main outs are 1/4″ cables and the headphones is balanced 1/4″ jack. Advantages of Monoprice 615808 Mixer This mixer is small and very portable....

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PBS, PBS Kids Now on Roku 3 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSNot 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 a new remote with privacy feature. Plug in your headphones to listen to your show and not bother others in the room. Roku 3 is available for purchase. Please support Geekazine by purchasing the Roku 3 through us! About PBS and PBS Kids Apps I talked with Eric on the PBS apps now in Roku....

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSAccidentally 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 [cessponsor] Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

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CordCruncher Keeps Headphone Cords at Bay – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWrapping 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. You can then wrap them around your wrist or put them in the bag. The 3.5 inch headphone jack will connect with the other end so you can loop them up and snap into place. That is pretty ingenious! CordCruncher comes in 4 colors and is available for $24.99 (www.cordcruncher.com) [cessponsor]

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCheck 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. [cessponsor] Get the 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku (SPR1000)

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AblePlanet Linx Audio Filters Distortion out Passively

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWith 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  headphones including noise cancelling, gaming headsets, earbuds and more. [cessponsor] Check out all the headphones at AblePlanet (www.ableplanet.com) Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.