Audio

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 I’ve never been one to put all my eggs in one basket. For example: the images are hosted off-site, my RSS feed…

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 modern aesthetic, right down to the in-line mic/remote. These are essentially a more compact, mobile-friendly version of the larger and fancier Sennheiser…

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 being sent out to all customers. And just like the text version, the audiobook is only $5.

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), download episodes for offline play, and toggle playback speed while listening. Since this is an iOS 7-only app, new episodes can also…

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX

The T&T gang are all big fans of the Jawbone JAMBOX, and now the company has a new, smaller product: the MINI JAMBOX. Just check out these dimensions: Length: 6.06 in (154 mm) Width: 0.96 in (24.5 mm) Height: 2.28 in (58 mm) Weight: 9 oz (255 grams) Even though the MINI is well … tiny … it still promises great sound,…

BeoPlay A9 Wireless Speaker

As with the BeoPlay H6 headphones I mentioned the other day, the Beoplay A9 speaker is a beautiful way to listen to music. Somewhat resembling a UFO, the A9 is nearly 3 feet tall and boasts some pretty powerful sound, thanks to its 2.1 bass reflex loudspeaker – which also acts as a handle and wall mount on the back of the…

B&O BeoPlay H6 Headphones

A couple days ago, Andrew Kim published his review of the BeoPlay H6 headphones, and I was taken aback by how beautiful they are. I recommend heading over there to read the full review and check out the hi-res photos, but here are some of the highlights that stood out to me: These are gorgeous headphones. The audio cable can be detached…

Coffitivity

Some people like to work in an office, while others – like myself – are at our creative best in a comfortable environment like a coffee shop. For those of us in the latter camp, Coffitivity is an excellent app for Mac, iOS, and the web that recreates the acoustic experience of working in a bustling coffee shop. Choose one of three…

djay 2 for iOS

djay is an Apple Design Award-winning app that turns your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a full DJ booth, with manual mix modes, music library integration and more. The new version adds “HD Waveforms,” a new tool that allows users to touch and interact with their music in an all-new way. The waveforms are color-coded and extremely accurate, making it easy…

Logic Pro X

Apple PR: Apple today unveiled Logic Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a…

Sennheiser Momentum Headphones

Built with metal and leather elements, the Sennheiser Momentum Headphones bring to the table not only a touch of class, but great sound. 18-ohm operating impedance produces great, clear sound. Unlike some other high-end over-the-ear headphones, the Momentums come with an in-line mic and remote, making controlling media or taking a call on an iPhone seamless.

iHome iPL10BC

The iHome iPL10BC’s full name is rather unfortunate. Amazon lists the item as “iHome Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock and USB Charge/Play for iPhone/iPod.” That mouthful aside, the iHome device is a $70 alarm clock with FM radio and a Lightning connector for iPhone 5 users. This makes it a little rare, as many companies are still shipping…

Tunebox for iOS

Tunebox is a neat iOS app that acts as an audio player for your Dropbox account. It automatically scans your entire Dropbox folder for any MP3 or MP4/AAC audio files, then organizes them the same way the built-in Music app does: by Artist, Album, and Song. You can save any track for offline playing, or just stream whatever you want as long…

Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac

We’ve covered the Apogee ONE here before, but now the recording rig has a big brother: the Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac. Check out this list of I/O: MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector) DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion 2 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable…

Pioneer A4 Wireless Speaker

If someone were to ask me what the best AirPlay speaker setup is, in most cases I would point them to the Sonos system. It’s super easy to set up, especially if you want multiple speakers throughout your house. But if you only need a single speaker and you want the best sound from it, it’s hard to beat the current deal…

TC-11 for iPad

TC-11 is a trippy, fully programmable, multitouch synthesizer app for iPad. Rather than fiddling with a bunch of knobs, you interact with the app by tapping and dragging your fingers around the screen. The sounds produced by the synthesizer depend on where you touch the screen and how your fingers move in relation to one another. Even the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass…

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Speaker System

The Bowers & Wilkins ‘zeppelin’ family of speakers has always been a popular lineup, and for good reason. Each one has an interesting design, they all sound fantastic, and B&W continually adds awesome new features with each revision. The latest model is the Z2, which resembles their previous Zeppelin Mini model from a few years ago, but now has a Lightning dock…

The Vamp

Got an old-school stereo, but don’t want to add an AirPort Express to get AirPlay working with it? Well, if Bluetooth audio is your jams, this Kickstarter project might just be the ticket. The 4 watt peak single channel amplifier has Bluetooth built-in, letting you beam audio from your smartphone or tablet to your stereo. £45 will get you the cube in…

RØDE iXY Mic

The microphones built into iDevices are…okay at best. They’re perfectly suitable for capturing your personal memos, but not exactly something you’d use to record live music or interview someone with. The iXY mic by RØDE aims to solve that problem, at least for iDevices with a 30-pin connector (sorry, Lightning users). It can capture up to 24-bit/96k-resolution stereo audio as long as…

Logitech X-140 Computer Speakers

I recently bought a set of Logitech X-140 computer speakers for my desk at work, and so far, I’m impressed with them. I know what you’re thinking — why did someone who links to awesome stuff 7 days a week spend just $25 on a set of computer speakers for their office? Budget issues aside, the simple fact is that these speakers aren’t…

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