Audio gear

Electrohome Kingston 7-in-1 Record Player review

REVIEW – Over the past few years, my younger son has developed an interest in jazz, both as a musician and as an enthusiast. He has been collecting vinyl records and has been, in his words, “slumming it” with my vintage turntable and a dedicated phonographic amp and Bluetooth transmitter (I keep trying to explain …

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Creative BT-W3 USB-C Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Transmitter review – Add Bluetooth to your Switch

REVIEW – It’s amazing to me that new consoles have no included ability to pair Bluetooth headsets. The Creative BT-W3 Bluetooth Audio Transmitter could be the missing link you’ve been waiting for. What is it? The Creative BT-W3 is a USB-C Bluetooth audio transmitter that supports 4 different codecs — aptX LL, aptX HD, aptX, …

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The Samson MBA Microphone Boom Arm puts your mic safely within your reach!!

NEWS – Over the past few weeks, I wrote a couple of news stories about the gear that I use for my Podcast. The devices that I mentioned so far include the Rode PodMic and the Rode RODECaster Pro. Today I am featuring another piece of gear that I use. It is the Samson MBA38 …

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RodeCaster Pro is a feature packed broadcasting mixer for streaming and podcasts

NEWS – I recently wrote a news story about wanting to finally start my own Podcast, and my quest to find the right feature-packed equipment that would not break the bank. In that story, I focused on the Rode PodMic that is an incredible value for the price. As I continued my search, I started …

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If you are ready to start your own Podcast, checkout the Rode PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone

NEWS – These days in many parts of the world, the Covid-19 world pandemic has many of us quarantined in our homes. One major result of this event is that many people are now teleworking, and it looks like we will be in this mode for some time. For quite some time, I have wanted …

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Hooke Audio Hooke Verse review

REVIEW – Recording my kids’ performances has always been important to me. However, those recordings were always lackluster because the sound captured by my phone was always a fraction of what my real-life experience had been. Hooke Verse by Hooke Audio aims to rectify the issue. The Hooke Verse headset records binaural (2-channel) audio giving …

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FlyTunes lets you share audio with your sweetie on your next flight

NEWS – Scosche has introduced a new audio gadget today called FlyTunes. FlyTunes is a wireless audio transmitter that pairs with up to two Bluetooth devices at once and comes in a handy travel sized package. The adapter has been designed so it works with any model of aircraft and features two folding 3.5mm prongs …

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Shure RMCE-BT2 High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable review

REVIEW – Recently, I was invited to Chicago—a trip that allowed me and other tech writers/reviewers a chance to be the first to try out a new and updated Bluetooth cable from Shure—the RMCE-BT2 High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable. What is it? This mouthful of a named cable is a simple device that can …

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There’s a new Bluetooth product from Chicago – for Shure!

ARTICLE – It’s always fun to be invited to a press introduction of a new product, especially when it is as useful as this: The Shure High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 Earphone Communication Cable—or the Shure RMCE-BT2 cable. Shure wanted a way to allow owners of their detachable SE Sound Isolating Earphones to go wireless without having …

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Archeer Vinyl Turntable Record Player Review

REVIEW – As an audiophile, I have long had a love/hate relationship with turntables because while I love the unique sound of vinyl, I hate how much it costs to buy an audiophile turntable that is built with the right technology and materials to compliment the other components of even a mid-range audiophile system. And since the …

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V-MODA permanently cuts prices on award-winning products

NEWS – One of the frustrating parts of reviewing and recommending audio gear is that the price usually reflects the quality. With rare exceptions, that means the cost is more than many are willing to pay. However, as time passes, prices drop simply because great tech trickles down into more affordable gear or the same …

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The Zoom F1 Field Recorder seems to be another Zoom success

Some time ago I wrote a news story on the Zoom H6 audio field recorder, which is my favorite portable audio recorder. Zoom makes great audio recorders, with the only caveat being their proprietary microphones for direct attachment. Over the years I have purchased both Shure and Sony Lavalier microphones (with base units), and while …

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LectroFan sound and white noise machine review

There are many people that need some noise to help fall asleep. They need something for their mind to process to help unwind from the day. The LectroFan Sound and White Noise machine is the perfect solution. What is it? The LectroFan is a sound machine that produces ten variations of white, pink and brown …

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