Sony has unveiled a new set of headphones that are called the MDR-AS600BT Splash-proof Bluetooth NFC in-Ear Headphones. The headphones are offered in several colors including white, black, orange, and blue. The blue set looks more like teal to me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are hoards of music apps out there for Android users. One of them is an app called 8tracks, rather than being a music service like most, this app is a place for music fans to come and find playlists curated by other users of the app. The app promises playlists with all sorts of musical genres.
There are times when you want to listen to some music on the go, but you don’t want to mess with headphones. For these times, a portable speaker is the perfect option. Sol Republic has announced a new portable wireless speaker called the Punk.
Admit it or not, your smartphone doesn’t always play audio at high volume. Sometimes, playing a media file would require the user to adjust volume manually to achieve optimum speaker performance. But as people would always say, “There’s an app for that.”
With the ability to carry hundreds or even thousands of songs or use streaming music apps on smartphones, many people use their smartphone as the source for music at parties or get togethers. If you like the idea of mixing your own music from two sources Openmix will allow you to do that. The sources can be two smartphones, a smartphone and an MP3 player, or any other devices that use standard 3.5mm headphone jacks.
Beats by Dre, one of the most popular and fashionable audio accessories in the market, has finally come up with their first ever wireless earphones, the Powerbeats2 Wireless. Athletes, fashionable people, and us ordinary folks who are not fond of both headphones and wired audio accessories will welcome this newest product from Beats.