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Making Noises And Sounds Like A Foley Artist Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

None of the mics are actually plugged in and this video is an ad for COS by Lernert & Sander, but it sure makes the job of a foley artist look like a lot of fun. Rushing to recreate noises by creatively manufacturing sounds, choreographing moves to heighten the senses, it looks like a band performing with ridiculous instruments.


Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To An iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we’d soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad’s digital Lightning port, instead of the analogue headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new Lightning-friendly Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS devices.


Monster Now Has Three Wireless Speakers To Pump Your Tunes

Monster has announced three new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers at IFA. The S1, S2 and S3 — all of incrementally increasing size — offer “extreme clarity, tight articulation and deep pounding bass”. Apparently.


Sennheiser Takes A Crack At Beats With Beefy 'Urbanite' Headphones

Storied headphone brand Sennheiser has spent the last few years trying to evolve its design to capitalise on the huge market created by the Beats By Dre juggernaut. The company’s new Urbanite headphones are its most direct shot yet.


Roam Ropes Are Necklace Headphones You Won't Lose

Beats By Dre co-founder Steven Lamar is launching a new brand of lifestyle-oriented headphones today called Roam. Its first product will be Ropes, a set of earbuds that you wear around like necklace when they’re not in use. Well, that’s one solution to the earbuds you’re always losing.


Bose's Classic Noise-Cancelling Cans Just Got A Colourful Redesign

Bose’s noise-cancelling headphones are an iconic staple worn by balding dudes in business classes everywhere. Finally, the company is updating its classic QuietComfort 15 headphones and ditching that stale grey design for something a little more attractive.


Sony Walkman A17: A Hot, Tiny Music Player For High-Resolution Audio

Today, Sony is expanding its high-resolution audio push with a no-frills Walkman. The slight little music player weighs just 65g, making Neil Young’s chunky Pono player look like a brick. High-resolution audio might be a little suspect, but there’s no doubt this petite music player is a beauty.


Sonos Just Fixed Its Most Annoying Feature

Completely wireless music in your house is the future, and Sonos did it right first. We’ve been fond of the company for years, because the system is painless to setup, easy to use and reliable (not to mention the sound). Today, Sonos gets even simpler by killing the final wire between you and your music.


Blue Mo-Fi Review: Great-Sounding Headphones That Aren't Quite Great

Blue Microphones is best known for, uh, microphones. And not just any mics; they specialize in the expensive studio kind, well-regarded forsound and design, not the beaters you used in your high school garage band. But while Blue’s headphones pop, they’re not much for getting around.


This Death Star Of A Speaker Actually Floats Midair

Bluetooth speakers are ubiquitous these days, so it’s no surprise to see some companies going out on a limb to set themselves apart. OM Audio, however, is venturing beyond that limb into thin air with its new OM/One floating speaker. Not only is levitation a neat gimmick, but it supposedly also helps the sound travel better. Even if it doesn’t, at least it looks cool.


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