audio

iRig 2 now shipping with Android support

Back during CES in January, we got eyes on the new iRig 2 at the show. This is the updated version of the original iRig, which is a mobile guitar interface that allows you use your Android smartphone or tablet as an amplifier for playing on the go. One thing we didn't know about the iRig 2 during CES is exactly when it would ship.

LED Music Effect app gives you shiny lights

A new app update has turned up on Google Play that gives you something shiny to look at while you play your favorite music. The app is called LED Music Effect and requires root access to work. The app creates blinking LED lights with three colors while your music plays.

UAMP portable headphone amp promises hi-fi sound for all

The problem with listening to audio such as music or movies via your smartphone or even your laptop is that often the sound systems in your devices lack the power to product ideal audio. A new headphone amplifier called UAMP has debuted that promises to improve the sound you hear with any headphones in a portable package.

Neoh smart 3D Audio Headphones promise big sound

If you are a movie fan who travels a lot you might be on the lookout for a new set of headphones that gives you better sound quality for your favorite flicks. A new set of headphones has debuted called Neoh that use some interesting tech to create virtual surround sound and provide spatial sound simulation.

Sennheiser progresses in designing Project ARA sound module

Sennheiser recently announced that it was going to dip its considerable audio design and manufacturing clout into the revolution for the first marketable modular phone project, a.k.a. Project ARA. The outfit is globally known for its audio processing technology, and it is now designing one of the first premium sound modules for Project ARA.

Samsung Gear Circle headphone heads to the US

There isn't a shortage of Bluetooth wireless communication devices on the market today that play music and handle phone calls. They have been around for years and most of them share a similar on-ear or in-ear design with earphones that dangle around your neck when not in use. Samsung has a device coming to the US called Gear Circle that will handle hands free communication, but has a different design.

A Soft Murmur helps you focus with ambient sounds

While listening to music as you work oftentimes inspires or energizes you, there are certain moments when you need to push away certain distractions and concentrate on what you're writing or doing. But absolute silence, especially if you're working outside, is impossible (and probably not productive as well). Studies have shown that listening to comforting ambient sounds increases productivity and so there have been several websites and apps that can do this for you. One of them is beautifully called, A Soft Murmur.

OnePlus x JBL smartphone features custom earphones

When it comes to audio, there are a number of companies that make very nice audio gear that audiophiles and fans of music want to own, one of those companies is JBL. JBL and OnePlus have announced a partnership that will see a special JBL branded smartphone hit the market called the OnePlus x JBL.
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