Category: Audio

NightHawk: AudioQuest unveils first headphones with mass-produced 3D printed parts

NightHawk first headphones with mass-produced 3D-printed parts

AudioQuest, leaders in producing high-quality analog and digital cables and audio accessories have unveiled their first headphone which features a small 3D printed component to enhance the sound quality of the device. Dubbed NightHawk, the high-quality headphones is the first mass-produced headphone to include a 3D-printed part in its design. Equipped with a complex biomimetic grille in the semi-open-back design, it is based on a butterfly wing structure that diffuses sound with its intricate lattice construction. A grille like NightHawk’s, with its complex diamond cubic latticework couldn’t have been possible with traditional manufacturing methods, that’s why AudioQuest turned to advanced 3D printing technology.
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Designer invents speaker system that emits color, light and scent according to the music

Mood of Music speaker system by Joris Petterson

Mood of Music speaker system by Joris Petterson

Over time, our music listening habits have gone through a radical change. Now a days, music is not listened as a primary activity but more often as a background thing while performing other actions. That’s why Joris Petterson, a young designer specializing in design research and product design has developed an advanced speaker system. A 2014 graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Joris points out that music is more than just sound, it is an experience and it’s like an atmosphere. Shaped like an old-fashioned gramophone, the Mood of Music transparent speaker system not only produces sound, but also emits color, light and scent in accordance with the selected tunes and theme. The device enhances the music experience by stimulating various senses of the listener.
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Prizm: Learning device that adapts to your music taste

Prizm: Music taste learning device

Ubithings, a French startup founded in 2013 have developed a creative and a learning device that adapts to your music taste and plays the perfect music on your speakers. Called Prizm, it adapts, predicts and the plays music based on the people in the room and the context. Whether you are alone at home, partying with friends or with family, Prizm plays music accordingly to the environment and mood. Streaming music directly from the Cloud, it frees you from the hassle of playing music using your phone, computer or any other device. Thus, by pressing a single button, you can discover and enjoy a whole new variety of music.
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Earity voice-controlled wireless earbuds, because we need them

Earity Voice Controlled Wireless Earbud

Music lovers hate bulky headphones and tangled cables, as they kill all the mood of listening to their favorite music. Well, the misery is finally over as the first voice controlled wireless earbud is here. Christened Earity, the lightweight wireless earphones comes with a long lasting battery, incredible voice commands and crystal clear audio. Designed to deliver freedom of movement, unparalleled sound quality and comfort, Earity wireless earphones won’t let anything come between you and your music. Not only that, the voice controlled wireless earbud easily pairs with a smartphone and offers destruction free conversations. The technology was designed in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents and injuries caused due to the use of cell phones while driving.
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Magnat LZR 980 by Pininfarina headphones will burn a hole in your pocket

Magnat LZR 980 by Pininfarina headphones

Magnat LZR 980 by Pininfarina headphones

Magnat with more than 40 years of experience in development of high-end speaker systems has collaborated with Pininfarina to come up with the Magnat LZR 980 by Pininfarina over-ear headphones. Designed to look like a futuristic ear-pod, the headphones are in a class of their own as they have a very profound curvy lines that run through the entire headband. Keeping in mind the comfort level, these headphones have a formfitting shape of the ear cups which quite frankly is not seen in any other headphones that I have come across so far.
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Chibatman spotted on Tokyo roads riding his homemade batpod

Chibatman spotted on Tokyo

Hollywood superhero costumes and replicas keep coming across as we surf through the World Wide Web, but the Chibatman is somewhat special. Not much information is available about this guy’s identity, but he could be often seen driving on the roads of Chiba, east Tokyo. Read More…

OM Audio launches world’s first levitating bluetooth speaker

OM audio’s OMOne levitating speaker

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There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers in the market today, but I can assure you neither of them can be as cool as the OM/One floating speakers. The Bluetooth speakers are developed by OM Audio which have already produced some smart audio accessories such as the Inearpeace earphones and Mantra speakers in the past. OM/One levitating speaker floats and spins in mid-air bringing your favorite music to you. The levitation surely looks like a cool stunt, but according to the company besides providing a delightful sight it also helps the sound to travel better and allow the speaker to consume less power.
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ORB is a meditation gizmo that puts you in state of trance

Orb by Bold design meditation gadget

ORB meditation gadget by Bold-Design

Anything that puts you into a meditative, trance like state is of the highest priority in this pressure filled competitive world. You release all your tense muscles in the body and mind to start afresh for the next big challenge. That is how life goes on, as one strives for improving on their skill resource. To do this you either set up a peaceful and ambient environment or listen to some meditative music in your alone time. Bringing the very essence of meditation and peace of mind into a modern day gadget, ORB sphere designed by Bold-Design is your tool for the ultimate nirvana.
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Sony ZX1: Walkman makes a comeback

Sony Walkman ZX1

The original Walkman which was introduced by Sony back in 1979 is getting a new life after 35 years with the launch of Walkman ZX1. However, if you are wondering I’d like to tell you that it won’t be playing any cassettes like the original one. Unlike the Apple’s iPod which is light weight and sports a slim design, the new Sony NWZ-ZX1 comes with voluminous dimensions and pretty heavy weight. Besides that, it comes with a whopping price tag of $700 which three times more expensive than the Apple’s iPod.
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SoundSight HD headphones offers audio as well as video recording

SoundSight HD headphones

Sound Sight Technologies have unveiled a revolutionary pair of headphones to the delight of all you audiophiles out there. Besides offering you high quality music, these Bluetooth headphones allow you to record audio & video, edit and mix music; and also lets you connect to your smart device to share content with the world. Designed by the team of Stephen Chase, WoodenShark and Design House Idem Finland Oy; the SoundSight HD headphones promises to deliver unmatched experience by blending perfect combination of sound and visuals.
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