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Roland TR-808 successor teased: attempting to top the original

Roland TR-808 successor teased: attempting to top the original

The original Roland TR-808 is one of the most influential electronic sound-making devices made in our collective human history, so when inventor Atsushi Hoshiai suggests it's time for a successor, it's time to listen up. When the TR-808 was invented, there was no such thing as electronic music. This beat machine wasn't the only device to help originate our modern music scene, but it was certainly one of the most major players, and here, 34 years after its invention, Roland is preparing a next-generation for the original, one called AIRA.

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SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

Coming completely out of left field with a release of Star Wars headphones - officially licensed and everything - was 50 Cent and SMS Audio. It’s difficult to describe the way this new cross-section of Star Wars headphones looks and feels without being there with them in your own hands, as it were. It’s almost as if they’re made to look like they’re made for children, but continue to impose the possibility of high-end sound - an interesting market to be going after, for sure.

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Braven Mira Bluetooth speaker with kickstand debuts at CES

Braven Mira Bluetooth speaker with kickstand debuts at CES

Braven, maker of all sorts of speakers, has introduced its latest Bluetooth offering at CES 2014, the Mira. The Braven Mira is a small portable speaker that is being aimed at the "music connoisseur", bringing with it a variety of features, among them chiefly being a water resistant body for use in atypical situations -- out in the rain, or near the pool without having to worry about an accident dive to the depths of electronics destruction.

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Sennheiser HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, HD8 DJ hands-on: pro-performance in black

Sennheiser HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, HD8 DJ hands-on: pro-performance in black

This week Sennheiser has brought a collection of headphones to the public, rolling out earbuds, a brand new color for their classic headsets, and three pairs of new DJ-aimed headphones. This new range comes with a common look througout, but each unit works with a slightly different sound delivery. They’re also in any color you like - so long as it’s black with blue accents.

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