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Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones review: A spectacularly designed but pricey wireless headphone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Master and Dynamic MW60 wireless Bluetooth headphone is constructed out of premium materials and has excellent build quality along with strong sound for a Bluetooth headphone. It folds up and comes with a decent carrying case and a cable for wired listening. Battery life (16 hours) was …

Consumer Tech

This Colorblind Man Hears Color With An Antenna

With the help of a brain implant and an insect-like antenna, Neil Harbisson perceives colors as sounds inside his head. Harbisson is a colorblind …

This 3,000-Watt Speaker Is About to Change How You Listen to Music

The acclaimed French audio brand, Devialet, announces an expansion into America.<p>Soon after launching in 2007, Devialet CEO Quentin Sannié got a visit from Sting at the audio brand's Paris headquarters.<p>"He said, 'I want people listening to my music on this, because I spend so much time and money on …

Review: Nyne Rock portable Bluetooth boombox

Design & Connectivity<p>The Nyne Rock Bluetooth speaker is the kind that you carry with two hands. Or at least a full-finger grip using the built-in …

Audiophile

Sony’s futuristic Concept N headphones don’t touch your ears

Headphones you wear on your neck<p>Sony's newly formed R&D outfit, Future Lab, is here at SXSW to show off its first concept prototype: a pair of headphones worn around the neck that direct audio upwards so only you can hear it. Codenamed Concept N, the Bluetooth device takes the design of those …

Wearing headphones at a concert is music to your ears with this app

It might seem strange to cover your ears at a live concert, but Peeble could solve the problems of awful acoustics -- not to mention the guy in front of you who won't shut up.<p>I love live music. Hearing music played by talented musicians is...wow, I wish that guy in front of me would stop talking. …

Concerts

Recording Academy President on Why Music Is ‘Much More Inclusive’ in Diversity

Compared to the mercurial Michael Greene, whom he replaced as president of the Recording Academy in 2002, Neil Portnow is a portrait of calm and …

Music

This Invasion Day Stream Andras Fox and Lewis Fidock’s ‘Coloured Stones’ Mix

From desert reggae, to 90s house, and stomping rock, listen to a celebration of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples music.<p>While many Australians spend January 26th eating, drinking, listening to the Triple J Hottest 100 and ‘celebrating’ Australia’s history since …

Audio Alchemy: Transforming Emotions into Music

Depression is a real and dastardly beast that haunts people of all sorts. But the musician/artist has always had a very interesting relationship with …

8 great turntables for beginners and audiophiles alike

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Driven largely by millennials, vinyl is in the middle of a Renaissance; in 2015 vinyl record sales increased for the tenth straight …

Fiio launches the X7, an Android-based hi-res digital audio player

Fiio, the company involved in the manufacture of audio amplifiers, DACs, cables and desktop converters, has launched their flagship Digital Audio …

Audiophile

Austrian audiophile company designing new reel-to-reel player

<b>Is reel-to-reel tape the new vinyl?</b><p>Austrian audiophile company <b>Horch House</b> is trying to help resurrect the last frontier in obsolete audio players: …

Joanna Newsom review – unadulterated magic at Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House A virtuoso on both piano and harp, the singer brings an electric charge to a stormy Sydney night<p>“Time” is the central theme of Joanna Newsom’s latest album, Divers, and it is almost six years to the day since she last serenaded us from this very Sydney Opera House stage.<p>On that …

Sydney Opera House

Tour a Designer’s Airy, Live-Work Williamsburg Loft

Shanan Campanaro founded her business, Eskayel, in 2008, and now in her second live-work space, she continues her business model, which includes …

Interior Design

Inspiring Office Meeting Rooms Reveal Their Playful Designs

Meetings are not exactly something to look forward to when you work in an office, although this is a relative situation. Creating a pleasant meeting …

New Start: 21 Ways to Refresh Your Home for 2016

Even as you embark on a new year, the past might still lurk in your home in the form of outdated fixtures, unsightly clutter, and ill-arranged …

Automotive Industry

From Spotify to Apple Music: Charting the rise and rise of digital audio | M&M Global

<b>From the rise of Spotify to the arrival of Apple, digital audio is rapidly becoming a major media channel. Anna Dobbie explores the landscape in</b> …

Sennheisser’s $55,000 Headphones May Be the Best in the World

Marble housing and innovative vacuum tubes create frequencies beyond what is perceptible to humans…<p>This morning, the applause of audiophiles …

Sony's sleek turntable converts vinyl into hi-res digital audio files

LAS VEGAS — Sony didn't have many new products to announce during its CES press conference this year.<p>There was a 4K camcorder (meh) and a couple of …

The Audiophiliac asks the experts: Do digital audio connections sound different?

Opinions vary: Do USB, optical and coaxial digital audio connections sound different, and if so, why?<p>For as long as I can remember audiophiles have struggled to find the best sounding digital connections. The CD debuted back in 1982 and computer audio is now fully entrenched, but even so, we still …

Audiophile

David Bowie: An Innovator Who Understood The Power Of Business As Much As Pop Culture

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” There are so many quotes that encapsulate the astonishing creativity of David Bowie, pop music’s greatest polymath, but for the purposes of this tribute that’s a perfect start.<p>His death Sunday at the age of 69 from cancer, …

David Bowie

The Architect Who Did a Gut Job on Her Already-Renovated Apartment

When architect Winka Dubbeldam bought an apartment in One Brooklyn Bridge Park, she thought that she had it made — no reno required. Then she thought …

Bedrooms

How Soviet Hipsters Saved Rock ‘N’ Roll With X-Ray Records

Part samizdata, part radiography, the bone music of the U.S.S.R. kept rock ‘n’ roll alive in Russia during the Khrushchev years.<p>Hipsters aren’t anything new. Under Stalin, even the U.S.S.R. had them. They were called <i>stilyagi</i>. Whereas today’s hipsters are obsessed with skinny jeans and fixed-gear …

How To Grow A Deer-Tolerant Garden

Do you find that your garden has become a feeding center for deer and other wildlife? Many home owners residing in rural areas are often struggling …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits global all-time Top 10

Worldwide takings top $1.1bn as space opera reboot also heads for highest-grossing film of all time in the US<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken the Batman, Transformers and Lord of the Rings sagas to enter the all-time top 10 at the global box office in record time.<p>With $1.161bn in takings, …

Star Wars

Carrie Fisher blasts Star Wars body shamers

The actor and writer says her male co-stars from original trilogy have faced little criticism on social media for their appearance in The Force Awakens<p>Carrie Fisher has hit out at social media trolls who have criticised her appearance in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.<p>Posting on Twitter …

Box Office

Second World War sea forts could become luxury hotel

Second World War forts off the coast of Kent built to defend the UK against a Nazi invasion could be turned into luxury suites.<p>The Red Sands forts, otherwise known as the Maunsell Forts after their designer Guy Maunsell, have long been on the minds of developers and conservation groups, with plans …

Luxury Lifestyle