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Technology Tell Review: IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

By Kirk Hiner IK Multimedia has pretty much become the go-to shop for all things mobile/desktop audio recording. There are some great apps and hardware available from a few other top-tier companies, but only IK Multimedia brings you the great one-two punch of software and hardware that work perfectly together. That type of seamless integration more »

Technology Tell Review: Polk Hinge Wireless Headphones

By Kirk Hiner My favorite aspect of the Hinge Wireless on-ear headphones is one that won’t apply to everyone, because not everyone has a head as large as mine. Those who do, however, know the feeling of having on-ear or over-ear headphones squeezing your head for hours at a time. It’s not a pleasant, but more »

The Singtrix is a karaoke dream

Karaoke machines just don’t cut it and I hate having to select from the limited available tracks that come with the CDs. So, when the VOXX Electronics Singtrix appeared on my desk touting itself as “the most advanced karaoke system ever”, I was weary to trust it.

TechnologyTell Review: Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones

When it comes to wearable personal audio, I tend to prefer on- and over-ear headphones. Not so much earphones, even though I’ve experienced some really great products for sound and/or features. For me, in-ear devices are all about the comfort and how well they can hold up to my binge-listening on a daily basis. If more »

Trinity Audio opens pre-orders for affordable audiophile IEMs

What’s better than a successful Kickstarter campaign? One that also has a team who communicates, updates, and delivers. Just last month, Trinity Audio Engineering wrapped up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for their high-end in-ear headphones. Today, they’re making the final preparations before shipping out all backer rewards. And this means you can visit their more »

Ultimate Ears ditches speaker mold, launches the UE Roll

It’s crazy how there are so many speakers out there, yet manufacturers continually find new ways to surprise and delight. And when it comes to bold colors and sound to match, who better to do so than Ultimate Ears?

Ready & available for summer? Braven’s rugged, modular BRV-PRO speaker is

Braven had quite the lineup of speakers to showcase at CES 2015, but the one that drew the most attention was probably the Braven BRV-PRO. And just in time for summer, the BRV-PRO is now available to order on Braven’s website.

TechnologyTell Review: Plantronics Blackwire C725 headset

Many of the headphones reviews on TechnologyTell are for audio enthusiasts and not much for the office environment. But since I like to review all sorts of products and mix it up once in awhile, I present to you one of the latest productivity-centric headsets from Plantronics.

Want custom sound? Ditch equalizer apps, pick up Torque headphones

To some, headphones or pairs of earbuds are just that. They’re things one puts on to direct music into ears. But, to me, that’s like saying a fast-food ‘burger’ is just as good as anything a master chef can whip up, since it’s just food that goes in the mouth. If you want a real burger, you’re going to skip the chains (especially ones that have a drive-through). And if you really love your music, you’re going to pony up for a quality listening device.

Want to customize, transform your audio environment? These buds do it.

One little gadget that I almost always have with me when I go out is the Doppler Labs DUBS filters. Whether it’s deciding, on a whim, to hit up a local venue for a live performance, or if I want to quiet the street noise while sitting and working at a coffee shop, my DUBS filters are there. It’s one of the best things you can get for $25. But now they’ve gone and outdone themselves.

Xiaomi Mi Store ready for US and European launches with accessories in tow

Though merely founded half a decade ago, Xiaomi has quickly gained a reputation as one of the mobile décor’s fastest risers. The world’s third largest smartphone distributor, according to some market analysts, a solid top ten contender, based on other research, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro architects rose to fame chiefly on thriving domestic popularity.

Party all the time? This portable speaker boasts 50 hours on a single charge

Despite market saturation, portable Bluetooth speakers are still a big deal. Chalk it up to advancements in design, features, style, or a combination of those, but consumers are still snapping up what manufacturers are producing. There’s no such thing as too much choice when it comes to accessorizing to one’s personal tastes.