Tagged: headset

ModMic 5 Gaming Microphone for Your Favorite Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSModmic is an accessory for your favorite headphones that don’t have a microphone attached. While at SXSW, I talked with Antlion – the company behind the ModMic 4 and ModMic 5. What is ModMic? This is a microphone that can be affixed to many headphone combos to turn into a headset. Using a neodymium magnet and an adhesive attachment for the headphones, you simply let the two click together. ModMic 5 is switchable between a uni-directional microphone, and a Omni-directional. With a single flip of the switch, you can go from high-quality voice recordings, to noise-cancelling goodness if the surrounding environment is a bit noisy. The microphone is modular, with an extension cord, and a mute switch adapter. With the additional adapter, you can plug your ModMic 5 and headphones into your smartphone to take a call. A USB converter is...

Monster Clarity Bluetooth Headphones and Earbuds

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonster unveiled some really amazing headphones at this years CES show. Jeffrey talked with Stephen at CES 2018 about not only the new Headphones and Earbuds, but also about the Joe Perry Sound of Rock Blaster. Monster Clarity HDX Headphones, Earbuds Monster’s Clarity HDX headphones are a breath of fresh air. They are packed with cool features. Let’s start with the Tile tracker circuitry that’s built in. This uses the same technology as the popular keychain finder tags, and you know what that means. It means that if you lose your headphones, you can find them using a smartphone app. How many times have you lost your headphones or earbuds? This is a great feature. Right now that technology is in their headphones and will shortly make its way to the earbuds. They also feature Google Assistant for voice-command features. These...

DPA Core Microphone Technology Minimizes Distortion Wherever the Mic is

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen you are micing up a orchestra, musical, or simply a public speaker, vocal dynamics can cause distortion because the mic is not in a direct placement to the mouth, and the sound engineer has to control volume. DPA core technology solves this with a new idea for their miniature microphones. I talked with them at NAMM 2018 to find out more. What is DPA Core Technology This is a system that expands dynamic range up to 14 db. The inside of the microphone will boost the dynamics so you can hear a whisper, but also takes into account that sound could change to a scream at any time. When you boost a signal, you have to account for distortion if someone raises their voice. The Core technology is ready to take any signal, and keep it from clipping, so all...

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...

Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...

DPA d:fine headset microphones

DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...

Vuzix M100 Smart Glass for Industrial, Medical, Personal Use

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSObviously, I own Google Glass. Vuzix has their very own wearable modern technology in the Vuzix M100 Smart Glass. I had to see exactly what their glass was different from mine. Vuzix has been around for years with wearable technology. Their M720 is a headset you can use to watch video and not disturb people around you. So when they got into the Glass market, it was a perfect fit. Tailored toward commercial or business usage, the M100 snaps into a pair of security eye protections so you could use them and remain safeguarded. The M100 is an Android based wearable that can track occasions, check product, take photos and video, manage calendars, and much more. The M100 also works for personal use. Attach to a pair of glasses and you can use it like any bluetooth headset, adding photo and...

Aftershokz: Bone Conduction Headphones – CES 2012

Aftershokz: Bone Conduction Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA couple years back at CES, we saw bone conductive speakers for the first time. It was pretty awesome to not have to shove headphones in your ears – Just put in on a bone and you can hear the music in your head. Aftershokz has taken bone Conduction further. They have a commercial headset, which uses the same technology that military Special Ops teams depend upon. It is actually illegal to have headphones in your ears while driving. With Aftershokz, you can become compliant with your headset. Aftershokz require the headset be charged (USB charging adaptor included). Once ready, plug the headset in and turn it on. Prices start at $59.95 Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

10 Ways to Make Google Hangout a Better Experience for All

In the last couple days, the invite feature for Google+ has stayed open, which means we could start seeing an influx of people wondering what this new social network is about. We all want to connect with friends. One great way to do that is through Google Hangout. We can talk with up to 9 others on a single session, which is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it can be a painful experience if someone in the group is moving around a lot or not being courteous to others. So how can we all make our hangouts a great experience? Let’s give you 10 ideas. Create a comfortable environment to Hangout in You might be on a hangout for an hour or more. The longest hangout I was on so far was around 3 hours. Therefore, finding a great place to personally hang out is key to...

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