Good Deed Audio is based in New Hampshire, the birthplace of Yankee ingenuity. These guys are clever, upcycling cedar cigar boxes into high-quality desktop speaker sets. They reinforce and refinish the boxes then add aluminum cone, 2.5” drivers, internal 10W amps, and controls to bump stereo sounds through the warmth of wood.
Long, stressful days spent plugged into the matrix can make it almost impossible to unwind and fall asleep. Soothing music or nature sounds played as you summon the sandman can help. Bedphones are ultra light, wafer-thin, on-ear headphones made specifically for those quiet intervals between wake and sleep. Choose your own lullaby.
This ultra-slim home audio system from Sony does everything is should. All types of playback, sweet stereo surround sound, ample jacks. So, what’s rad about it? Well, you can hang this thing on the wall. That seems like a much better place to spread out the warm sounds of your favorite music, doesn’t it? We think so. Available September 2011.
Simple and clean, the one-piece home speaker systems from Libratone spit 150 watts of full-range stereo sound. Unlike bulky two-speaker systems, these take up almost no space yet fill the whole room with audio goodness. Stream music wirelessly from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone or plug it into your TV for theater style surround sound.
For years, V-Moda’s V80 headphone has been a top choice for DJs and fans of studio-quality, over-the-ear headphones. Now, they’re releasing a collab model with the hit cable-TV series True Blood. Unlike the sexed-up, bloodthirsty stars of this show, these headphones don’t suck.
Most people in the office know better than to cruise by your desk for idle chatter. Put this speaker-radio unit that looks like a homemade bomb in your workspace and even the interns and that annoying IT guy will stay a safe distance away. It’s got an audio jack, SD Card slot, built-in USB port and other connections making it look a lot like the real thing. Works great with your “psycho eyes” look.
You know your cellphone is a farm for bacteria & germs, but have you ever considered what microorganisms might be living on your earbuds? Yeah, don’t. Maybe just buy these washable buds from Pioneer and live in ignorance. Do you really wanna know about human ear mites? Didn’t think so. Waterproof up to one meter, so just hit ‘em with soap & water.
Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page—the greatest guitar players in rock-n-roll history all plugged into a giant wall of Marshall amps to rock the crowd. Now, the iconic brand makes headphones bringing that huge sound straight into your earholes. The Major is a classic over-the-ear ’phone with the power to melt your brain like a Hendrix solo.
What makes Q Speakers so special? Well, they give you wood. Oak, maple or walnut to be specific. Their minimalist docking speaker systems boast a super-clean design with big sound. A 90-Watt tri-amped, Class D amp delivers the thump, while internal mid-high speakers spit full-spectrum stereo sound.
The headset. If you’re gonna go there, it’s a toss up between what’s wackier: the wireless nub in your ear or the I’m-A-1980s-Air-Traffic-Controller look. This sweet little number from Bang & Olufsen could be your solution. Designed specifically for iPhone, it offers superior sound as well as comfort. It makes hands-free conversations sound better and look better, too.