This short documentary takes us inside of Footsteps Studio, a unique post-production studio in the countryside of Ontario, Canada, where a group of talented foley artists spends their days creating sound effects for movies, TV, and video games. We love how every room in the house has been wired for recording sound.
Bang & Olufsen’s cylindrical Bluetooth speaker looks kind of like a soup can to us. The rugged portable speaker is dust-proof, waterproof, and scratch-resistant, and with a run time of up to 27 hours per charge, it’s ready for all your outdoor adventures. Available in black, grey, or green.
Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.
Inspired by a Tech Ingredients video that claimed that a couple of pieces of foam board and inexpensive audio exciters were the “World’s Best Speakers,” AmplifyDIY decided to put the design to the test. It’s hard to know how they sound in person, but he certainly was impressed at the audio that $60 worth of parts can produce.
Belkin’s handy accessory can add any set of speakers, receiver, or amplifier to your Wi-Fi network, enabling AirPlay 2 remote streaming from Apple devices. The box has digital optical and a 3.5mm audio connectors, and outputs CD-quality audio. Pre-order now for the June 2021 release.
Naim presents a headphone-optimized version of its Uniti Atom music streaming system. The standalone unit requires no computer or outside audio source, streaming music directly via Spotify, Chromecast, TIDAL, AirPlay 2, Internet radio, and more. It doubles as a pre-amp for powered speakers or an external amp.
Ideal for smaller spaces, Wrensilva’s elegant audio cabinet is made from walnut wood with an ebonized oak grille and packs an audiophile-grade turntable, pre-amp, a Bang & Olufsen ICEpower class D amplifier, and 2-way bass-reflex speakers. In addition to playing vinyl, it can play music via Sonos wi-fi streaming and Bluetooth.
Samsung’s premium soundbar provides truly immersive home theater audio with its virtual 11.1.4 channel surround sound. It has up-firing, side-firing, and front wide-firing drivers, and automatically configures to your space. It also has Q-Symphony, which keeps compatible Samsung TV’s speakers on to expand the soundstage.
Bang & Olufsen’s slimline speaker can fit between books, in the corner, or anywhere you have limited shelf space. It has a 4″ woofer, 1.45″ mid-range, and a 0.6″ tweeter, and 120-watts of total power. It’s made from materials like oak, Kvadrat textiles, and aluminum. Available with or without Google Assistant. Drops 10.2021.
Enjoy big and bold sounds without wires with Raycon’s premium E50 Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds. These in-ear headphones are great for workouts and for lovers of bass. They run for up to five hours per charge and come with a charging case that can juice them up five times. Save 45% in The Awesomer Shop.
These wireless headphones from JBL crank out immersive sounds with plentiful bass. The lightweight over-ear design and soft ear cushions are built for comfort. They run for up to 27 hours on a charge and can also be used in a wired mode with the included detachable audio cable.
UK audio gear maker Naim packs 450-watts of power and six high-end speaker drivers into this beautiful light wood audio system. Its sound is crystal clear, natural, and expansive, and it can play music or movies via AirPlay 2, Chromecast, HDMI, digital, or analog sources. Read our full review of the Mu-so Wood Edition on Technabob.
During the creation of Halo Infinite the audio team at 343 Industries turned to an unusual method to make some of the game’s sounds. Instead of just playing this piano, they used a hammer, baseball bat, and other tools to demolish it, making some truly dissonant sounds. That dry ice on metal is especially disturbing.
This portable gadget turns any hollow surface into a Bluetooth speaker. Set it on top of a cardboard box, stick it on a hollow-core door, or even a hard-shell suitcase, and it sends mechanical vibrations through the object, resulting in surprisingly loud sound from a pocket-sized device. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
Elgato’s modular acoustic panels are designed to eliminate unwanted reverberations when recording audio. They’re perfect for podcasters and live streamers, and double as modern wall art. They install with snap-together frames and removable adhesive strips. The starter set includes six hexagonal panels.
These compact and minimal Bluetooth earbuds offer clean sound for a bargain price. They support Bluetooth 5.0 for static-free wireless listening, and have touch-based controls for pause/play and skip/back functions. They run for up to 3 hours per charge, then can recharge for up to 30 hours in their charging case.
Soundbars are fine, but if you want truly immersive home theater sound, a component system like the Onkyo OHTS3900 is best. This 5.1 surround sound system decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and has four HDMI ports that support 4K/60 Hz and HDR content. Save $100 off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
This 2-in-1 device combines Roku’s excellent streaming apps with a 14″ wide, 4-driver speaker that can upgrade the sound on your TV set without taking up a bunch of space. It offers Bluetooth and AirPlay2 wireless connectivity, along with Alexa, Google voice assistant, Spotify Connect, and Dolby Audio support.
This clock radio is a beautiful tribute to retro technology. It combines a clock, an AM/FM radio, and a high-quality Bluetooth speaker in one. Each handmade radio is built with warmly-glowing vintage nixie tubes to display the time and an American black walnut enclosure with a 360 brass bezel and knurled knobs.
These high-end closed-back cans from Focal have 1-5/8″ aluminum-magnesium drivers for clean sounds, deep bass and crisp highs and mids. Their luxe build features semi-aniline leather earpads, a sturdy aluminum yoke, a comfy leather-microfiber headband, and stainless steel, copper, and leather on the ear cups.
Based on the revered Fostex T50RP MKIII, these over-the-ear cans offer exceptional sound thanks to their planar-magnetic drivers, and have Dekoni Elite Hybrid ear pads which help reduce fatigue, extend bass response, and are made from high-density memory foam. This special price is available from Drop for a limited time.
These ski/snowboarding goggles let you listen to your tunes as you zoom down the slopes. They feature open-air drivers and noise cancellation, and a single-ear mode when you need to hear your surroundings. Available with swappable double-layer lenses in Aurora Blue, Arctic Silver, and Sunrise Pink.
This substantial wood speaker looks like something from a high-end audio line, but it’s actually the result of a DIY build. King Minhvuong walks us through their process of recycling pallet wood into this beautiful portable audio system. If you’re feeling inspired, there’s a full parts list in the video’s description on YouTube.
Arranging blocks of wood, foam, or fabric can help break up echoes in a room. These geometric acoustic panels from Shepit Workshop also double as a cool piece of modern wall art. They can be made in sizes from 25″ x 15″ up to 60″ x 40″, and in either stained or painted wood.
Relaxing sounds and music can help overcome insomnia, reduce stress, and improve your state of mind. The Relax Melodies app provides a library of soothing sounds, bedtime stories, meditations, and more to help you unwind and get some rest. Grab a deal on a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.
Motorola Escape 500 ANC Headphones let you tune out the world with noise cancellation, or connect with Alexa, Siri, and Google voice assistants. The Bluetooth-enabled, over-ear wireless headphones provide 12 hours of playtime, and pair with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app for extra perks.