Microphone maker Blue brings you Mo-Fi headphones, giving any device audiophile-quality sound. First off, they engineered the fit for optimal head-to-headphone interface. Secondly, they equipped the headphone can itself with a high-quality amplifier featuring 3 manual modes enabling you to customize the sound to suit your needs.
Modeled after the iconic OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson in the 70s, this omni-directional wireless 100-watt cube delivers premium sound, and streams via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using AirPlay—it can even read your Twitter feed with its built-in voice synthesizer.
These speakers are handmade in the USA using genuine cedar cigar boxes containing a 2.5” aluminum cone speaker tuned with a ¾” port tube to produce smoking sound through a compact 10-watt amp & connect with a standard headphone jack. The speaker boxes have been treated with a satin lacquer and reinforced internally to improve performance.
A portable bluetooth speaker is not a hard thing to find but one this nice kind of is. The Infinity One is water-resistant and features passive radiators that give it better bass & punchier mids. It will also recharge your other devices using a 5V2.1A output that can charge your fully-depleted smartphone in less than 2 hours.
The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
It takes a musician’s ear to discern between the warm, fuzzy analog synthesizer sound of say Kraftwerk or the Pet Shop Boys & today’s high-tech digital synths. But the team behind the Modulus 002 has that ear & used it to create this next-gen polysynth; combining new technology with that old analog magic, it produces 12 polyphonic voices & more than 50 different waveforms for classic tones in a modern package.
In terms of sound quality, it wouldn’t take much for Samsung’s new Level headphones to beat Beats. The Level line ranges from the luxury, studio-style over-ear wireless model to a compact pair of buds; all similar in style & price to what Beats is peddling but obviously a welcome alternative for music fans who actually care about sound.
With Soundsight headphones, you’re basically wearing a studio on your head. These premium Bluetooth headphones allow you to record 1080p HD video, edit, and mix your music through the SS app.
Toughness is a trait that’s all too rare when it comes to wireless portable speakers but the Tough Speaker from Fugoo looks ready for battle. The body is made of fiber-reinforced resin and aluminum. A rubberized slide-on jacket makes it shock resistant & dustproof as well as waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to half-an-hour. The design also offers 360º sound & a 40-hour battery.