audio

Qualcomm AllPlay now allows re-streaming over Bluetooth and WiFi

Ever wanted to stream your music to multiple speakers all at once? I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind once or twice. The problem with Bluetooth streaming – that is, streaming whatever media is playing on your device to a dedicated Bluetooth headset or speaker – is that it is a one-to-one deal all of the time, which limits your streaming power to one receiver. Qualcomm’s new features for their AllPlay platform now involves WiFi re-streaming, which already sounds wonderful.

Cynaps Bluetooth bone conduction speaker hat

There are plenty of ways for you to listen to music from your smartphone and take calls without having to pull your device out of your pocket or purse. A wide range of headphones and earbuds are out there with or without wires. What they all have in common is that you have to put something on or in your ears to listen to tunes or talk on the phone.

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.
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