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Noise Cancelling headphones are a dime a dozen, with most boasting similar technology. And most of them look the same; have varying degrees of noise-cancelling effectiveness and features. So, what makes the ZVOX AV50 Noise Cancelling Headphones with AccuVoice Technology unique? It’s their AccuVoice Technology, which promises to highlight vocals while reducing ambient noise. Read our full review to find out.

Frank Schramm, with editorial assistance by Harris Fogel, Posted 11/25/2019

We’ve been dedicated SleepPhones® aficionados for a few years now, making them a part of our nightly bedtime routine. The original version of the comfy headband with small, slim-profile speakers inside can be plugged into or paired with personal devices or smart speakers to provide whatever sound the listener prefers to hear while falling off to dreamland. So when we had the opportunity to check out their new SleepPhones® ASMR Edition, we sleepily jumped at the chance. See how they can help guide you toward better rest or relaxation.

Nancy Burlan, posted 11/24/2019

From John Mulhern III's perspective, the end of 2019 is a time to re-examine technology categories that have quietly improved over the last few years.

He's got four suggestions for investigation of potential upgrades in this holiday season: multi-function printers, noise-cancelling headphones, mesh networks, and considering a new iPad.

John Mulhern III, posted 11/24/2019

Fans of Harry Nilsson are excited about a recently completed collection of his final tracks. “Losst and Founnd” by Harry Nilsson, released by Omnivore Recordings, and produced by Mark Hudson, comes 25 year after Nilsson’s death in 1994. How does it measure up to the rest of the maestro’s catalog? Guest Critic, Adam Sohmer, is known far and wide as a rabid Harry fan, so read his full review of this important new release from reissue experts Omnivore Recordings.

Adam Sohmer, posted 11/23/2019

In Part One of our review of the HIFIMAN Jade II Electrostatic Headphones, we started by describing the headphones, amplifier and power supply. In Part Two, we explore using True Balanced™ Premier SE Analog Interconnects by Pangea Audio to connect the analog output of the Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ to inputs of the Jade II amplifier, and some tips on achieving the best fit and performance, using Delkoni Audio Nuggets. We review a lot of audio gear at Mac Edition Radio, but few pieces of equipment attracted more interest than the new Jade II Electrostatic headphones and Amplifier. Read on for our full review.

Harris Fogel, with Nancy Burlan, posted 11/19/2019

Are you looking for the perfect small practice amp for your dorm room, apartment, or bedroom? One that has a wide-range of audio signatures and modeling? Do you want it to be small, portable, and able to operate on batteries or AC power? If you want a small amp that can model a large range of amps, from a Marshall stack to a Fender Blues Deluxe, all controlled by your phone, then look no further. As readers know, we are fans of the iRig product line, so we were curious how their new iRig Micro amplifier performed. To answer that question, read our review of the iRig Micro amplifier, by ace guitarist and college student, Jonathan Fogel.

Jonathan Fogel, Posted 11/1/2019

On October 7th, Apple released macOS 10.15 Catalina. John Mulhern III suggests that readers refrain from upgrading until they are confident they have no 32-bit applications that will be affected. Could this requirement affect you? Read John's report to find out.

John Mulhern III, posted 10/7/2019

As members of the tech, animation, computer graphics, gaming, software, and hardware developers expected, the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference proved to be an energetic gathering for global innovation in computer graphics, animation, VR, gaming, and emerging technologies. This annual summer event returned from Vancouver to Los Angeles, its more regular site, and although the number of exhibitor booths seemed lower than in previous years, the innovation level continued its upward trend and overall attendance of 18,700 global professionals was at its highest since 2014.

Nancy Burlan and Harris Fogel, posted 8/12/19

In this guest post, professional photographic retoucher and post-production artist Amber L. Kirlyak takes a serious look at the recently introduced Wacom Cintiq 16-inch Creative Pen Display. Billed by Wacom as “The Most Universal Tablet for your Budget”, it provides an affordable entry into the use of Creative Pen Displays. How did it perform for Amber, a no-compromise post-production expert? Read her review to find out!

Amber L. Kirylak, with editorial assistance by Nancy Burlan and Harris Fogel, Posted 7/16/2019

The middle of the summer is usually a quiet time at Apple. However, the last few weeks have been unusually busy. John Mulhern III analyzes the current changes within Cupertino and attempts to read some tea leaves regarding the future.

John Mulhern III, posted 7/7/2019