The Samson Meteorite is a tiny, affordable USB microphone that promises to significantly increase the quality of your audio recordings compared to the built-in microphones found on many laptops and tablets. Read on for our full review to find out if the Meteorite should join your audio setup.
Users running media software on recent versions of Windows may have encountered a strange occurrence: the volume of their media apps is automatically lowered when they run certain games or programs, like Skype. Here’s why this happens and how you can stop it.
The Vanatoo Transparent One speakers, the first from the company, pack incredible sound quality into a relatively small package. Read on for our full review.
Many Mac users may never need to adjust their Mac’s audio device input and output settings. But for the power users, podcasters, and editors who manage dozens of audio devices each day, the constant trips to OS X’s Audio MIDI Setup utility can be a pain. Thankfully, there’s AudioMate, a neat little app that puts all of your Mac’s audio device controls in a handy Menu Bar utility.
The Surface tablet is versatile and powerful, but its speakers leave much to be desired, especially in large and loud environments. But a new Kickstarter campaign hopes to improve Surface audio volume by reflecting the sound from the tablet’s side-firing speakers directly at the user, resulting in louder volume of up to 10db.
The new LSTN Fillmores are beautiful headphones made in part from handcrafted reclaimed wood. They offer a great comfortable design with above average sound quality and a built-in microphone and media controller. Read on for our full review.
Apple has long included many subtle features as part of OS X. One of the most useful is a built-in audio converter in Finder. Here’s how to convert your audio files to Apple-friendly AAC using just two clicks.
The introduction of 4K televisions has increased the demands of today’s interface specifications, and the HDMI Licensing Organization has responded by releasing HDMI 2.0, a new specification that supports 4K video at up to 60 Hz, along with 32 channels of audio and a much higher overall bandwidth.
The built-in speakers in Apple’s laptops and all-in-one Macs have never been bad but, as the company moves towards thinner and thinner designs, the sound quality has never been great either. There’s only so much that audio processing can do to enhance small, shallow speaker drivers. While Mac owners have always had the option of using a set of external speakers or quality headphones, neither are a perfect solution. External speakers can be bulky and require several additional cables –…
Bluetooth accessory firm Jawbone announced a firmware update for its Big Jambox speaker Wednesday, adding a number of significant features including higher quality audio and longer battery life. The update is available as a free download for existing users from Jawbone’s MyTALK service.