In this new series, John Watkinson discusses loudspeakers from several aspects including; how they work, the way they are perceived by the listener, the psychoacoustics of speakers. We’ll conclude this multi-part series by considering the psychology of selling and owning them. As with any technology, myths abound. If, in
Virtually everyone working in pro audio needs to monitor sound on headphones in the field. Sometimes the task is difficult if the right kind of headphone amplifier is not available. Presonus has addressed the issue with its new HP2, a small pocket-sized headphone amplifier that offers both good quality and
Pliant Technologies, the newly launched professional arm of CoachComm, will make its first appearance at the IBC with a brand new product range. The SmartBoom LITE headsets joins the existing SmartBoom PRO series of products and other intercom systems that now come under the Pliant brand.
Sennheiser and Neumann will jointly show their new audio products at IBC 2016, including an AMBEO virtual-reality microphone, a special microphone for action cameras and the new 27 series broadcast headsets.
It is always annoying when manufacturers change a well-established technical standard that works well for something different — especially when it is billed as “new and improved.” Now, a threatened shake-up of headphone connectors on smartphones and personal computers could have ramifications for professional gear as well.
AKG’s new professional headphones feature 40mm drivers that offer high sensitivity for greater output, wide frequency response and low impedance for compatibility with a wide range of gear — from professional audio components to portable music players.