Audio

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 very much. The Sol Republic Relays look like a great alternative. According to The Wirecutter‘s recent review, they’re not the best-sounding headphones…

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 you prefer sleeping on your side. This is where AcousticSheep’s SleepPhones come in. They’re basically a soft fleece headband with two embedded…

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 helps isolate it from noises you make while typing or moving around at your desk. It can rotate a full 360 degrees,…

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 bottoms of both speakers are cut at an angle so that the speakers tilt toward you for better audio projection. Underneath each…

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. While the Blue Spark is perhaps not quite as portable as the Samson Meteor mic if you count the included metal stand,…

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 and their supposedly awesome sound the other day, I was a little dubious. But apparently these things really do sound good! The…

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 by Fraser Speirs – co-host of the Out of School podcast with Bradley Chambers – I’ve been made aware of the Samson…

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 is included for phone call usage, and the headphones can be used for up to 30 hours before needing to be recharged…

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 too. The main difference between the PLAY:1 and Sonos’ other offerings is that it’s lot more compact and affordable, making it the…

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.

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