Friday, March 24th, 2017

August 16, 2016, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—A group of experts talked about the changes in capabilities and characteristics that computer systems will need as consumer devices increasingly move to voice-activated interfaces. Users expect greater personal mobility when not tethered to their devices even if the user interface devices are wireless. Most audio interfaces to [...]

June 2016 – At E3 2016 Kingston released their long awaited professional gaming headset for the Xbox One platform. Following the success of the HyperX Cloud II headphones for the PC, the new HyperX CloudX Headphones bring that performance and comfort to the Xbox One. The HyperX Cloud II is one of the mainstays of [...]

January 2016 – At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Shure showed off two products that have been in development for a long time the first Dualdyne handheld vocal microphone the KSM8 and the first functional portable in-ear electrostatic monitors and amplifier the kse1500. Most microphones have sweet spot for pickup on a standard single [...]

November 11. 2015, ARM Techcon, Santa Clara,CA—Cole Li from DSP Concepts presented information on advanced microphone processing on ARM processors. The growing number of devices that include microphones requires better understanding of mike characteristics and how to process their signals. Mikes are not only in phones and tablets, but are moving into automotive and IoT [...]

January 2014, At Winter NAMM in Anaheim, the MXL division of Marshall Electronics rolled out a line of 20th anniversary microphones and new products for the mobile marketplace. Working with their distribution partner, Muscian’s Friend, they introduced 3 new anniversary edition microphones. These models, to be sold exclusively through Muscian’s Friend, are identified by their [...]

January 2013 – Entering the headphone marketplace with a high performance rocker targeted audience is the Motorheadphone products. The product line with several full over the ear models and several in-ear models was shown at CES with an introduction by the front-man of the band for whom the products are named – Lemmy Kilmister of [...]

September 2012 – With video conferencing and Voice based interfaces & VOIP communication, we continued our reviews of several easy to use USB microphones targeted at this market. The unit we just finished testing was from MXL and was the AC-404 which is a commercial level performance targeted product for the office environment. This table [...]

September 2012 – As a result of the rise of video conferencing and VOIP based communication, we decided to review several easy to use USB microphones targeted at this market. The reference unit we tested first was from MXL and was the AC-406. This table use microphone is actually a speaker phone that has a [...]

 June 2012 – We met with the CEO and the VP of Design at Fanny Wang headphones at their design office in the SF Bay Area. The visit was to highlight their new 3000 series active noise cancelling headphone product. The design uses standard commercially available semiconductors and electrical components with a high efficiency and [...]

 January 2012. Anaheim, CA – a major component of the NAMM show was the expansion of home and personal studio recording and playback technology. The prevalence os distributed computing (in smart phones, tablets, laptops and embedded in devices) has now brought the location of these recording devices from the dedicated studio to the home, local [...]