If you’re an avid gamer, or one who likes to enjoy movies in the quiet comfort of headphones, then 3D Sound Labs has what can be your best unbirthday present ever. Ever. The company has just opened up pre-orders for their NEOH smart 3D headphones on Kickstarter, with deliveries anticipated to commence this summer.
While attending CES 2015, I made a point to visit as many audio-related booths as I could. While floating through the upper floors in the Venetian, I happened to pop into the suite for High Resolution Technologies. Why? Because they were playing some fun music loud enough to lure me in (unlike almost half of the other suites on those three floors).
2015 is definitely starting to look like the year set for colors and styles. If you read the second half of my 2015 CES wrap-up, you’d know that when it comes to personal audio, black is outsold by color options. Now, black will always have a place in my heart and on my tech, but it’s nice to own other gear with some lively pop.
Holophonic sound has been around for some time, but only recently harnessed in a small, portable form. The Theatre Box completed its Kickstarter funding goal only a few months ago, and is now available for new customer orders.
Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of the drones. CES 2015 had an area dedicated to drones, and the enthusiasm was neither lacking nor diluted.
The next time you’re drinking with your buds, why not bring the noise and the booze in the same package? That’s what Kube, a new product we spotted at CES, proposes.
When it comes to products that are mega, there are some pretty badass options out there. First, you’ve got yourself Mega Man. Then there’s also the Nerf N-Strike Mega Centurion. Heck, even the kiddies have Mega Bloks. So when you’re Ultimate Ears and want to juice up one of your best-ever inventions, you go mega.
The Liberate BT is smaller than expected, but it doesn’t take away from how cool it looks and feels. There’s something about naked fabric, wood, and metal.
One of my favorite, most awesome things to feel is the vibrations that come from deep, resonating bass. The bigger the better. Even your standard floor-standing subwoofer is good enough to thunder out sound with that kind of power. You just need the right placement and volume, of course.
New products don’t always hit it out of the park the first time up to bat. Sometimes a second round is required to get that groove and impress upon the masses. When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, this means big business. The market is saturated with options, and manufacturers are vying to draw consumers to their niches.
If you’ve ever shopped around for an ultra-portable, highly-affordable Bluetooth wireless speaker, it’s very likely you’ve seen at least one from X-mini. These guys have been making pocket- and keychain-sized speakers for quite some time – enough to garner excellent ratings of their entire product lineup in the thousands. They come in a variety of great colors and the price point can’t be beat.
No matter how much you like listening to your favorite band through headphones or speakers, nothing quite compares to a live experience. I take every possible opportunity to see great performances at local venues whenever artists I follow pass through. I love my music loud, and they deliver.