Audio


Bose OE2i On-Ear Headphones

The Bose OE2i on-ear headphones aren’t the sort of thing that would please a hardcore audiophile, but they sound quite good for how portable they are, especially if you enjoy a little bass. They’re comfortable too, with their slim headband … (More)

House of Marley ‘Redemption Song’ Earbuds

Earbuds should obviously make your music sound good, but there’s no reason they can’t also look great doing it. These House of Marley in-ear buds are quite stylish and sound excellent to boot. They’re a bit on the bass-heavy side, … (More)

Miccus Mini-Jack RX: Bluetooth Music Receiver For AUX Port

One of the major annoyances with my new car it is that it supports Bluetooth, but not Bluetooth audio. Thankfully, the car at least has an AUX port. I could use a 3.5mm cord, but I wanted to ditch cords … (More)

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones

The JayBird BlueBuds X — recently recommended by our editor Shawn Blanc — are an awesome set of Bluetooth earbuds to run with. They sound great (especially if you replace the default rubber tips with these Comply memory foam earbud … (More)

SpeakerSlide

The SpeakerSlide is a Kickstarter project that reminds me of the SoundBender from a while back, but modernized for today’s iOS devices. It plugs into your Lightning port, placing a curved space directly over the device’s speaker so that its … (More)

Jabra REVO Wireless Headphones

I don’t know why, but our household is apparently cursed when it comes to headphones. In the last couple months, my Apple EarPods and two (!) pairs of on-ear headphones have lost audio on one side due to issues within … (More)

Overcast for iPhone

Marco Arment’s long-awaited podcast app for iPhone, Overcast, is now available on the iOS App Store. While it won’t be luring me away from my precious Pocket Casts anytime soon, it does have some very cool features, namely Smart Speed … (More)

Sol Republic Relays — In-Ear Headphones

I love my Apple EarPods in most cases, but they’re not ideal for jogging. When they’re not falling out altogether, I’m still having to constantly readjust them for comfort. I would prefer to focus on the run itself, thank you … (More)

AcousticSheep SleepPhones

If you’re like me and have trouble sleeping at night, listening to relaxing music, nature sounds, or spoken-word materials can be a real sleep aid. The thing is, using headphones and earbuds while lying down gets uncomfortable quickly, especially if … (More)

RØDE PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm

If you record podcasts with a RØDE Podcaster USB mic, you should consider adding the RØDE PSA1 boom arm to your setup. After mounting to your desk, the PSA1 allows you to easily reposition your mic when needed, and also … (More)

11+ Sound 1 Bluetooth Speakers

The Sound 1 by 11+ are a beautiful set of Bluetooth speakers that won’t break the bank. A lot of thought has gone into their design and packaging, as you can see in Andrew Kim’s review on Minimally Minimal. The … (More)

Blue Spark Digital Microphone

Every day, it seems like more and more people are looking to turn their iPads into mobile recording studios. Whether they’re playing music or podcasting, a good mic is absolutely essential — and the Blue Microphones Spark Digital doesn’t disappoint. … (More)

Skullcandy Aviator Headphones

I own a set of Skullcandy headphones and I’ve also listened to friends’ sets, and while they usually look pretty cool, I would never have describe them as having “top-notch” sound. So when I heard about the Skullcandy Aviator Headphones … (More)

Samson Meteor USB Microphone

Podcasting is something I’ve been considering getting into lately, but I primarily work on-the-go from my iPad and most of the setups I’ve read about are designed with a stationary Mac in mind. Now, thanks to a recent blog post … (More)

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

The Phiaton Chord MS 530s are a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled, 98% active-noise-canceling pair of headphones that look great, sound great, and allow you to pair with two devices simultaneously. The audio driver unit is titanium-coated for better sound, a microphone cable … (More)

Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker

This morning, Sonos announced its newest wireless speaker, the PLAY:1. Like the rest of their lineup, the PLAY:1 will easily integrate into any Sonos setup, and although we haven’t gotten our hands on one yet, we bet it sounds great … (More)

Simplecast

These days, it feels like I’m one of the few people on the internet who hasn’t yet started a podcast. Since my personal site runs on Squarespace, it would be a trivial matter to have a show hosted there, but … (More)

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

I wouldn’t consider myself an audiophile, but I do appreciate headphones that both exude style and sound great. The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones ($230) definitely fall into that category, taking a sort of retro look and combining it with a … (More)

Apple Consulting – A Minimal Guide (Audiobook Version)

Patrick Rhone’s excellent guide to becoming a Mac consultant (which we mentioned a while back) is now available in audiobook form. As with the text version, this audiobook will occasionally undergo revisions and additions, with new editions of the book … (More)

Pod Wrangler for iPhone

“Underscore” David Smith has just released Pod Wrangler, a new podcast app for iPhone. The UI is very focused, with only the essential features most podcast listeners will need. You can subscribe to shows (or import from an OPML file), … (More)

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