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Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

These neat desktop gadgets add a splash of color and light anywhere you have sound. Each one of these LED light bars can respond with colorful light show using a built-in microphone and can be set to different color schemes using a smartphone app. We found a variety of these for sale on Amazon and AliExpress.

Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones
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Clear sound and active noise-canceling tech make Skullcandy’s wireless Hesh ANC Headphones a sound buy at a great price. The over-the-ear cans offer the same perks as more expensive competitors, such as 22-hour battery life; Rapid Charge; call, track and volume control; built-in Tile location tech; and popular color options.

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RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones
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RAAL-requisite’s high-end SR1a headphones use an innovative “Earfield” technology for precise and full sound without influence from room acoustics or surface reflections. Their specialized ribbon drivers accurately reproduce sounds from 30Hz to 30kHz, combining a wide-open soundfield with impressive low-end response.

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Canada’s Dum Audio is on a mission to provide high-fidelity analog sound at an accessible price. The system includes a perfectly matched turntable, 100-watt-per-channel amplifier, and stereo speakers, each in a stylish veneered MDF wood enclosure. The components are available individually as well.

LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker

LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker
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LG’s cylindrical speaker projects audio in all directions, enveloping your space with sound. It’s engineered to deliver smooth and consistent frequencies across the spectrum, and it runs for up to 10 hours on a single charge. It’s also got LED mood lighting and can be connected with a second XBOOM 360 for double the output.

Mbeat MB-PT-28 Turntable + Speakers

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Enjoy a complete vinyl listening experience with Mbeat’s turntable system. It has a solid metal platter with resonance damping and a factory-installed cartridge, comes with a pair of 18W speakers, and can also send music wirelessly via Bluetooth. Save an extra 15% with code SAVE15NOV through 11.14.21 in The Awesomer Shop.

EPOS x Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amplifier

EPOS x Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amplifier
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This slick peripheral combines a DAC and a headphone amp. It connects to PCs or Macs via Micro-USB and has 3.5 mm headphone, microphone, and aux jacks. It supports audio sample rates up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, and drives headphones from 16 to 150 ohms. It also has 7.1 surround sound using EPOS’s Binaural Rendering Engine.

The Fart Pedal

The Fart Pedal

Guitarists have all kinds of effects pedals to choose from, adding echo, harmonics, warbles, and other sounds to their music. But as far as we know, this is the first pedal that turns every note you play into a fart. It even lets you adjust the gas output and toggle between wet and dry flatulence.

Marshall Minor III Headphones

Marshall Minor III Headphones
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Marshall applies their signature style and audio expertise to a pair of true wireless headphones. They pack custom-tuned drivers for clean and crisp sound and intuitive touch-based controls. They run for 5 hours per charge and up to 25 hours of recharges with the included charging case.

Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless Earbuds
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Skullcandy has built its brand on reliable audio quality at a budget price. Now they take a bow with their first Active Noise Canceling true wireless earbuds, Indy ANC, the brand’s best performer yet. Up to 19 hours of battery, water-resistance, lag-free connection, ambient listening mode, Tile tracking, and a wireless charging case.

Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall’s mid-size wireless speaker kicks out extraordinary sound, and looks great doing it. It packs two 15W and one 50W Class D amplifier wrapped up in a wooden cabinet with Marshall’s iconic styling. Save 10% with coupon code MARSHALL10 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.

MarsQuest Audio Sunglasses

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These may look like ordinary sunglasses, but their temples pack tiny speakers, a battery, and a microphone, so they double as headphones. They feature polarized lenses with UVA/UVB protection and offer up to 5 hours of talk and music time via a Bluetooth wireless connection.

mbeat PT-18K Bluetooth Turntable

Enjoy the natural sound that only vinyl records can produce with this high-quality turntable. It’s has a metal alloy platter, an adjustable weight tonearm, and a factory-aligned moving magnet cartridge. In addition to wired outputs, it’s got a Bluetooth transmitter and a USB connector for recording to your PC.

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Focal On Wall 300 Speakers

Focal On Wall 300 Speakers
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Premium audio equipment brand Focal makes these elegant wall-mounted speakers for home theater and music listening. The On Wall 301 has two 4″ MidBass drivers and a 1×1″ tweeter, while the On Wall 302 gets twice as many MidBass drivers. Sold individually or in pairs in High Gloss White or Satin Black.

DemerBox Portable Speaker

DemerBox Portable Speaker
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A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a waterproof Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, cranks out powerful bass, and doubles as a carrying case for small items. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge and has a USB charging port inside.

Marshall Mode EQ Wired Headphones

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Marshall’s in-ear headphones produce maximum sound output in minimal space. They’re designed for well-balanced audio and have a built-in EQ switch on their remote for customizing your sound. A tangle-resistant cord and brass-tone metal accents complete the package. Save 45% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.

Heavy Metal Harp

Heavy Metal Harp

Musician Emily Hopkins transformed two of her harps into heavy metal monsters by routing their audio through the Nepenthes guitar effects pedal by Electrofoods. The distortion pedal adds insane amounts of fuzz, and when combined with other pedals, it only gets more bonkers, creating sounds straight out of Hell.

Marvel Sound Effects Machine

Marvel Sound Effects Machine

Avengers fans assemble! This portable gadget features recorded samples of famous sound bites from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Push a button, and it’ll say “Hulk Smash!”, “I am Groot!” or make the sound of Iron Man’s suit being activated. Includes eight sound effects and runs on two AAA batteries.

The Sound of Lava

The Sound of Lava

Volcanic eruptions are known for their visual spectacle. But nature photographer Jakob Vegerfors thinks that sound is just as important as sight. He captured this surprisingly soothing footage during the March 2021 eruption at Geldingadalur, Iceland. We’re putting this on a loop instead of white noise at bedtime.

The Overused Gasp

The Overused Gasp

(PG-13: Language) The Wilhelm Scream is known as one of the most overused sound effects in the history of movies and TV. While this sound effect of an audience gasping has yet to catch up with old Wilhelm, it definitely has been used way too many times. There’s a full list of its uses on the Sound Effects Wiki.

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Skullcandy Hesh Evo Nolan Cooley Headphones

Skullcandy Hesh Evo Nolan Cooley Headphones
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Nolan Cooley is a surfer, skateboarder, and artist who defies preconceived notions about living with autism. Skullcandy commissioned Cooley’s colorful artwork for the “Sound Without Boundaries” program and these limited-edition Hesh Evo Headphones. The wireless cans have Tile finding tech and 36-hour battery life.

Muzen Cybershell Wireless Speaker

Muzen Cybershell Wireless Speaker

From the makers of the awesome Muzen Mini Wild speaker comes a larger, cyberpunk-inspired Bluetooth speaker. It has dual drivers, kicks out deep bass, and has a zinc alloy shell. Full RGB lighting adds to the aesthetics, while a large battery provides up to 13 hours of playtime. Connect two for true stereo sound.

OLLO S4X Reference Headphones

OLLO S4X Reference Headphones
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OLLO’s S4X headphones let you listen to music exactly as it was intended. Used by audio engineers in recording studios, they’re equally good for audio purists looking for a clean, natural sound without artificial tweaks. They’re made from sustainably sourced American walnut, aluminum, leather, and stainless steel.

Abramtek E600 Bluetooth Speaker

Abramtek E600 Bluetooth Speaker
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This floor-standing Bluetooth speaker cranks out 100 watts of power and immersive 360º sound. Abramtek’s Dual-pressure Air Compression tech produces deep bass, and you can connect two speakers wirelessly for stereo sound. Each speaker measures 23.6″ h x 13.4″ across and comes with black or purple mesh.

Leslie Speaker Guitar

Leslie Speaker Guitar

Look Mum No Computer adds to his collection of unusual musical instruments with a custom guitar that has a Leslie Speaker as its body. These vintage performance speakers had a motorized baffle which created a unique analog warble. In a second video, he added a Perspex enclosure and a Doppler effect.

Kube4 Wireless Speaker

Kube4 Wireless Speaker

This large yet portable speaker is designed to provide crisp and punchy audio at high volumes without distortion. Its case is made from marine-grade plywood for substance and sound quality. It runs for up to 40 hours per charge and supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Network multiple Kube4s together for whole-home audio.

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