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Thinksound On1 Monitor Series Headphones Review

Thinksound On1 Monitor Series Headphones Review

Thinksound has launched its first pair of "big" headphones, the wood-centric On1 supra-aural monitors with 40mm drivers and detachable audio cables. The company has enjoyed widespread success with its various earbuds, and as such the On1 have both company history and buyer expectations to live up to. This product has been a long time coming, and is now available from Thinksound for $299.99 USD. We recently got our hands on a pair of these cans, and we've put them through the acoustical wringer to see if they hold up for those particular about their music. Read our full SlashGear review to see how they fared.

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Singtrix karaoke tech makes your singing voice “sound like a pro”

Singtrix karaoke tech makes your singing voice “sound like a pro”

Karaoke is a fun activity for those who can sing, and is a way to passive-aggressively dole out punishment for those of us who can't hold a tune. Singtrix is a small device from the folks behind Guitar Hero that aims to blur the line between these two types of karaoke singers, and it works by altering an individual's voice in real-time. For those who already sound nice when they sing, Singtrix will reportedly make you sound great. For the rest of us, this device will keep the cats from howling when we step up to the mic.

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Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set brings 74 watts, available now

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set brings 74 watts, available now

Edifier, maker of the Prisma Bluetooth speakers, has announced its newest product, the e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set. As with some of Edifier's other products, the Luna Eclipse speakers have a peculiar eye-catching design, and is accompanied by specifications that make the speakers capable in a variety of situations. The products are available now from Edifier US and Canada.

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TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

The Tronical device called TronicalTune is a robotic accessory that automatically tunes a guitar without need for any sort of in-shop modification to the instrument. What we're seeing this week is the machine hooked up to a set of guitars, activated, and literally listening in and turning the cranks on its own. This machine and its ability to tune so quickly becomes doubly interesting when you find you're able to switch tunings in the middle of a song.

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Skullcandy Air Raid Bluetooth speaker launched with rugged weatherproof design

Skullcandy Air Raid Bluetooth speaker launched with rugged weatherproof design

Skullcandy, purveyor of all things audio related, has announced a new Bluetooth speaker addition to its portable audio lineup: the Skullcandy Air Raid. With the Air Rand comes Bluetooth connectivity and support for several audio devices at once, along with a design promised to be "built like a tank," able to withstand spilled drinks, drops onto a hard surface, rain, and more. The speaker is available now from Skullcandy.

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Xbox Music trial to be included with Xbox One, subscription still required

Xbox Music trial to be included with Xbox One, subscription still required

Earlier this week, Microsoft's head of Product Planning for the Xbox One, Albert Penello, got hopes up with a tweet stating that Microsoft would be making Xbox Music ad-supported, making it a Spotify competitor and nixing the subscription model. Unfortunately, that won't be the case after all, with the subscription model remaining, and Xbox One users getting a free trial.

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YouTube Music Awards goes live tonight at 6PM EST

YouTube Music Awards goes live tonight at 6PM EST

The first-ever YouTube Music Awards are set to go live tonight at 6:00PM EST with a star-studded cast of performers including Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A., and others. Hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts and directed by Spike Jonze, the YTMA are written for laughs, entertainment, and of course kudos for the nominated artists. Nominations were determined by user data.

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Xbox One DLNA streaming in certification while audio CDs a go

Xbox One DLNA streaming in certification while audio CDs a go

In the weeks leading up to the release of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, little tidbits here and there about their abilities have been cropping up, today’s including a bit more information on the media server features on the Microsoft machine. Straight from the folks at Penny Arcade comes word - official word at that - on the streaming features of the Xbox One first and foremost. Then there’s the (hopefully) obvious: this device can also play Audio CDs - classic!

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