Tagged: headphones

Canon 80D Camera with headphone jack

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCanon EOS cameras are great for not only capturing quality photos, but also for creating video for your YouTube channel, or other video projects. At NAB, I got to see one of the latest versions – the Canon 80d Camera. With a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system, this camera will work in lower light with a luminance performance to EV-3. The camera has a 24.2 Megapixels CMOS sensor to create high-resolution images. The 80D camera will also work well as a video camera. Fast autofocus, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and 1080p 60fps MP4 video will allow for great video shots. The base unit comes with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Stabilized USM lens. An optional Røde microphone can be added for capturing video. But the 80D also includes something videographers have been asking for – a headphone jack to monitor audio capture. Canon also...

Monster Elements Hybrid Over the Ear Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI’ve had many pair of headphones since the 80’s. I’ve had dollar store phones to high-end audio driving sound. So when it came to reviewing these Monster Elements over the ear headphones, I was sure I’d get a great sound. I wasn’t disappointed. About the Monster Elements Over the Ear Headphones Monster has created a set of headphones for your need. Wired when you’re working on music or battery is low, wireless Bluetooth for those times a cord gets in the way, and even USB audio so you can connect that headset up to the computer. Elements headphones are not noise cancelling, but they do have plush ear cushions that knock out a lot of sound. There are also dual sound modes and echo suppression technology inside to deliver great sound, from music on the bus, to a movie on the plane....

Sony FutureLab Program N Prototype Unboxing

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW, I stopped by Sony’s Wow Experience, where I got to see the Program N headset at it’s next phase. Sony was looking for testers of this prototype (along with future items), and I was all too eager to join. For that, I got the product right on site. What is FutureLab Program Sony FutureLab is an R&D division to gain real-use feedback. Instead of having the programmers and employees use the prototypes, they put them out in the wild to see what the population thinks. Currently, there are two prototypes out there. N – the headset I have, and T – an interactive table. What is Program N I am guessing N stands for Nigel – the assistant that comes through this wearable device. The case completely protects conceals the wearable really well. This device comes with two pieces...

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a noisy...

Rowkin Bit Charge Wireless Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWith the iPhone 7’s loss of headphone jack, you might be looking at wireless headphones for your music or movie listening needs. While I was on travel last week, I checked out the Rowkin Bit Charge. This is a Bluetooth headset that will give you about 2 hours of music and recharge in an hour. I can even use this for phone calls and as a headset microphone. While the latency won’t let you create music in Garageband, it will let you listen to music and watch TV or movies without issue. Pairing the headset is easy and it can pair with multiple items. The headset also has a microphone, so it can be used to answer phone calls, talk to Siri, or even record on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and more. I recorded a couple Instagram stories using the headset in...

High-Fidelity Blue Headphones Lola is Comfortable and Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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SleepPhones is a Headband with Headphones – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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PBS, PBS Kids Now on Roku 3 – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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...

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | 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 | Android | 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 | Android | 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 | Android | 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.

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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 on the market,” said Jason Lim, CEO of NuForce.  “So we made it our mission to create one that not only sounded great, but looked great.  Plus, we equipped it with an audiophile-grade DAC and headphone amp.  After months of R&D and critical listening, we think Cube provides...

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Sennheiser – HD700 Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSNick 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 frame. It will reduce the vibration from one transducer to another. Pure sound all the way through. Get the Sennheiser HD 700 Headphone at Amazon This is for critical listening – audiophiles and recording agents. Anyone that is looking for those subtle nuances to create their wall of sound. The HD700 headphones are...

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDean 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 can work naturally to deliver quality sound. Some have even said they hear more sound in the music so they can enjoy what is being performed. ClarityOne Audio headphones will be out in the next month. It is priced starting at $109, but for something that adds this much quality, it will be...

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSScott 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 learn about the BT-100, a bluetooth receiver. It’s an extra for the device and plugs into a special port. It uses the Aptex Bluetooth audio Codec (less compression, better audio). That means your Bluetooth will also get 24-bit /384 kHz sound. Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Yurbuds Ironman: Headphone Lock Into Your Ear – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI remember Yurbuds from CES 2010. They had an app for the iPhone that took the size of your ear to give you a piece of rubber that would enhance the sound from your earbuds. I know, crazy. Alas, I still have that 1st generation set of Yurbuds and use them all the time. They lock into your ear, and do improve the sound. Fast forward to 2012. Yurbuds has gone stylish. Todd and Don talk to Seth Burgett,President and CEO of Yurbuds. Seth shows off the newest product in the Yurbuds Ironman Series. These are specifically designed for the athlete. Get Yurbuds Ironman at Amazon With twist-lock technology, you can hold the buds in the ear. Medical-grade Silicon is being used to make Yurbuds. The headset itself has a button on the headphone cable at the mic to forward music, pause or take...

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Kidz Gear: Volume Limiting Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe have seen kid safe headphones before. Kidz Gear has been on our Live TPN CES coverage before. This year, Jack Peterson talks with Todd and Don on the latest headphones for children. Kidz Gear added another product in the new wired headphones that have a built-in volume limiter to prevent children’s hearing. The Kids control technology gets headphones down to the 80-90 decible range (safe zone). Kidz Gear is compatible with all iPhone and iPod devices. It does have an inline mic so kids can use the headset as a phone headset. Get Kidz Gear on Amazon They also have an aftermarket adapter to control other headphones levels. Prices for Kidz Gear start at $9.99. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Don Baine, the Gadget Professor for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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ZipBuds: Tangle Resistant Earbuds – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOne of the most annoying things to do is try and keep your headphones from getting tangled in your bag. In the four years I’ve been going to CES, I have seen many different “de-tangle” options. But is this one going to be coup de grâce? If you are a zipper geek, then ZipBuds might be the headphones to get. The headphones simply “zip up” at the spot where your earphones wires would split off to each ear. When you have the headphones on your ears, or if you are taking them off to put away, just pull up the zipper and the cords will come together. You can then put the earbuds in your bag. Get ZipBuds at Amazon ZipBuds start at $39.99. They come in multiple colors, and you can also get replacement earbuds in multiple colors, too. You can also...

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Kidz Gear are Headphones with Limiters for Kids

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJack Peterson from Kidz Gear joins Andy for the TPN Live CES coverage.  Kidz Gear is a set of headphones focused for the young ones. These headphones are smaller and more comfortable for kids. Safety is another concern. There are wireless versions, so a child cannot choke on a cord. For wired headphones, there is a limiter so the sound does not blow out earphones. Bottom line is they are not a toy, but a functional device for the kids. The prices are really nice, starting at $19.99. You can get them from their website Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Fannywang Headphones Focuses on Female Consumers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDebbie Park and Mariel Mendoza joined Esby and Andy on the TPN Live CES coverage. The duo represent FannyWang Headphone Company. They offer distinctive premium products that are flashy, but also designed for the female audience. These comfortable headphones are machined to items like ear-rings can be worn underneath. Switchable colors AND cords mean you can match the outfit. Of course, if you are listing to a great song and want to have the girl friends listen in, the Y-connect option allows you to let them plug their FannyWang headphones in so they can listen in. Technology and Fashion join together. Prices start at $169 and the newest on-ear Wangs will be available in April. There is also a 2-year warranty on these headphones. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net Interview by Esbjorn Larsen TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to...

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Want to Co-Host a Show? Looking to Start New Content

If you have a computer, a webcam and headphones with Microphone and a desire to be part of a weekly show, Geekazine would love to talk to you. We are looking for 2 people that would like to do a weekly show. They would have to be available on Tuesdays for a half hour. Your show would be whatever you would like to talk about. You will have to agree to be available every week at your specific time for 6-8 weeks. If you are interested, contact me @geekazine on twitter, or geekazine at gmail dot com. Send me your concept idea of what your show would entail.

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