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Razer Seiren Pro Review

Razer Seiren Pro Review

The Razer Seiren Pro is a high-end microphone made for gamers - more specifically aimed at those that stream their gaming live for the masses. What you're going to see here is a microphone that looks and feels like a studio-level piece of equipment. But can it deliver in sound where it delivers in looks? This monster of a microphone is the sort of thing you buy when you get really serious about your online recording art - or when you just feel like tossing a piece of your paycheck at a piece of equipment that'll last you forever. Either way, fine audio, here we come.

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Vine adds audio remixing feature to app

Vine adds audio remixing feature to app

Vine’s latest update makes it possible for users to remix, collaborate, and “reinterpret” audio from existing Vine videos. Vine points toward the habit of remaking popular Vines, resulting in new trends, which is often done using the audio track from whatever Vine inspired the latest spat of remixes. The app makes it easy to do this, reducing the effort to little more than a single button tap.

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Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Spotify has found its business model under attack by some of the biggest artists in the recording industry. In 2014, Taylor Swift refused to allow her album 1989 to be streamed on Spotify. Before that in 2013, Beyonce refused to allow her new album to be on Spotify as well and went exclusive with iTunes. Now word is that Adele may keep her coming album called 25 off Spotify as well.

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Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones boast ultra-long range

Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones boast ultra-long range

Master & Dynamic has launched its new MW60 headphones. Unlike competing wireless headphones, Master & Dynamic says its latest model offers four times the standard range via an external wireless antenna. The design, meanwhile, skews toward the luxury end of the spectrum, including both heavy-grain premium leather and metal components. The MW60 model is up for pre-order now.

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Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

A couple of bits of audio from Star Wars: The Force Awaken's most chrome-ified character Captain Phasma have been released. Straight through the greatest Star Wars toy ever made, BB-8 by Sphero, we're able to hear Gwendoline Christie's stormtrooper elite voice at last. According to an interview with Christie herself in recent weeks, Phasma will be a character as mysterious as Boba Fett was in the original film trilogy. Despite that - we'd still like to hear what she sounds like as soon as possible.

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V-Moda Zn Headphones are for active and mobile audiophiles

V-Moda Zn Headphones are for active and mobile audiophiles

Often when we talk about headphones for audiophiles, we are talking about big and bulky over ear headphones that aren't super portable and certainly weren't made for people who are exercising. V-Moda has rolled out a new set of in-ear headphones that are small and sleek but promise the sound quality audiophiles want and they are called the Zn in-ear headphones.

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Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Nixeus ARC 4.0 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

Music, as with most gadgets and entertainment in one’s life, has become portable, with powerful speakers about the size of soda cans filling the market. They pack a battery, allowing them to run for hours without a wired tether; they connect to your phone or tablet over Bluetooth, eliminating the other wired tether. Many even function as a speakerphone, allowing one to take a call seamlessly, then return to their music. All these things are true of the Nixeus ARC 4.0, a wireless speaker we recently took for a spin.

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New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

New Sennheiser Orpheus flagship headphones will sell for $55K

The German audio specialists Sennheiser have revealed that they're making an updated version of their Orpheus, a set of flagship headphones that were first released in the '90s for $16,000, with only 300 sets produced. The electrostatic headphones were paired with an external tube amplifier, and designed to be the best headphones ever made. Now Sennheiser wants to do it again, this time going crazy with the luxury and premium factors, resulting in a pair of $55,000 cans.

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Sonos update will break Audible playback support

Sonos update will break Audible playback support

Sonos has announced that it will be updating its software next week, and while updates are almost always a good thing, this one will unfortunately come with an unwanted side effect: it will break support for Audible, meaning downloaded Audible audiobooks won’t be playable over Sonos. Says Sonos, “We realize this is frustrating. It frustrates us, too.”

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