Music Sunday – mtbrd and the smoovy beats

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Hailing from Cheshire UK, mtbrd brings R&B infused funk beats compiled altogether in colorful and delicious grooves quite unique in their own soundscape.  There isn’t much literature covered on this musician so we will do the justice by showcasing some of our favorite mtbrd tunes.  The first is Shawts, with Urban […]

The Beoplay E4: Palm Sized, Noise Cancellation

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The Beoplay E4 are a solid pair of earphones, bringing noise canceling capabilities into a more compact form. Bang & Ofulsen started the brand Beoplay in an attempt to market their luxury designs and sound to a younger audience. B&O’s first earbuds; the H3, are the E4’s predecessor — known […]

Music Sunday – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and the Funk

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There is a movement going on in the US and around the world, especially noticeable if you browse Youtube for music.  Some call it “chillhop,” I call it “meditative chill music.”  Another word to loosely categorize these downbeat, somewhat jazzy, electronic tunes is Vaporwave.  They are meditative, because like meditation, they […]

Touché: A New Way To Play

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The Touché midi controller uses touch sensitivity to blur the lines between musical instruments and a musical accessories. The welcome press of a piano key has long been a missing component, and link between midi controllers themselves and traditional instruments. Now Expressive E aims to further fill that void by […]

Music Sunday – Engelwood’s Hotel Wood

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Some may disagree, but the Internet is truly a wonderful place.  If humanity wanted itself to drift apart from each other, it would not have created the Internet.  So we know humanity is coming together and the things created from this giant melting pot are beautiful.  Today we feature Engelwood (Engelwood Facebook). […]

Morph: Nature’s Acoustics

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Taking a very minimalist approach to sound amplification, the Morph team and their acoustic wooden speakers add a more “natural”, and wire-free surround sound to your favorite spaces. These speakers are made from 100% reclaimed wood, giving depth and volume to your iPhone, or any slim android device housing a base speaker vent […]

The Beoplay P2: Elegant, Affordable, Button-Free

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Self-expression is the art of bringing internalized thoughts from your mind to the realm of reality – creating a look and feel that’s not always unique, but is certainty your own. How others interpret what we wish to convey on the other hand, might be a different story – take the Danish […]

Grado: 64 Years of Quality

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There’s something admirable about companies that pioneer change; trend setters carrying the weight of worldwide acclaim in their respective medium. Disney shaped cartoons into works of art — as did Nintendo with modern video games in the late 80’s; yet in a much smaller market around 1989 you could say that […]

Skybuds: Ample Features, Wire Free

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Heads have been turning towards a newer, sleeker design for Bluetooth earbuds this year. Ever since the release of the iPhone 7 models and the Apple Airpods that came with them. One positive innovation that arose from the bold, yet ill-received removal of the iPhone’s audio jack however, would be the technology that followed; […]

Piperoid: A Hint Of Cultural Relevance

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When it comes to popular culture within the last decade or so, all the current running trends seem to be borrowing their roots from the same un-exhausted sources — particularly the ones associated with what one might call “nerd” culture. Generally speaking, these trends tend to have some sort of Asian influence, especially of […]

The Quintessential Multi-Room Party Speaker

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In spite of the condensed super cluster that is the headphone market, you might have seen quite a few heads wearing a pair of logo-less headphones in a variety of solid colors. If that image rings a bell, what you saw was likely a model and coloration of the ever-popular Urbanears […]