Leslie Shapiro

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Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Stages Audio has just released The Hero noise-canceling headphones with 25 patents that take noise-cancellation to a whole new, personalized, level.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  1 comments
The Hi-Res Audio Initiative just announced two exciting items at their Update press conference. The first was the new “Stream The Studio” awareness campaign. Second was the announcement that Napster will be streaming Hi-Res audio by this spring. In addition, Pandora and HD Tracks will be involved in Hi-Res streaming, along with Tidal.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
It seems that over-the-ear headphones have become more than just a fashion statement. iFROGZ new Impulse wireless headphones combine the comfort of headphones with the convenience of Bluetooth wireless capabilities.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  1 comments
Phazon has announced a one-size-fits-all earbud with characteristics normally reserved for custom earbuds - they’ll stay in no matter what. They also have a waterproof rating of IP68, suitable for up to 1 meter.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments
Noel Lee, the always-energetic CEO of Monster, kicked off the Monster 2017 press conference with a bevy of sport and fitness celebrities, clearly showing where the company is focused moving into the new year.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Dec 26, 2016  |  0 comments
2016 is wrapping up and it was a tough year for music. We lost so many influential musicians: David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard and most recently, George Michael. Throughout the year, though, we’ve also had some wonderful musical moments that remind us of why we love music. It makes us laugh, it inspires us, it brings us together. Thankfully, most of my favorite musical moments of the year were captured on YouTube videos, so continuing in the spirit of Christmas, I give you my Top 4 Musical Moments of 2016. Enjoy!

Leslie Shapiro  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments
Amid the glitz and glamour of the 2016 Art Basel show in Miami, Florida, Sennheiser, the historic headphone and microphone manufacturer was showcasing for the glitterati in attendance a display of their AMBEO technology with a concert recording utilizing over 120 microphones in a 3D array played back over a 9.1 system featuring Neumann speakers. They were also auditioning the stunning $55,000 HE 1 headphone and amplifier, with a solid Carrerra marble chassis and vacuum tubes that dramatically rise up out of the unit as they warm up. Sound & Vision sat down with the delightful co-CEO’s of Sennheiser, Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser to talk about where they see the company founded by their grandfather 75 years ago heading into the future.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Nov 14, 2016  |  2 comments
This morning we can take a break from the post-election fallout and concentrate on a news item that is less contentious, and certainly more interesting. Electronics powerhouse Samsung is set to acquire Harman International for approximately $8 billion when the sale closes in mid-2017. While we at Sound&Vision know Harman from their home audio brands, the bulk of their business has been in the automotive world. Samsung sees the future of connected cars and this acquisition is their foot in the proverbial car door. This is the biggest acquisition in Samsung history, and one that marks a concerted effort to grab a huge piece of the automotive industry.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Oct 24, 2016  |  0 comments
It’s that time of year. Nope, not Halloween, and even though Christmas decorations showed up in stores weeks ago, it’s not that either. It’s election time! No, no, not that election. It’s time to vote in the first round for the 59th Grammy Awards. Voting members of the Recording Academy just received their ballots for the first round of voting—the nomination phase.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  0 comments
There’s a little-known corner of the audio world—one filled with drama and fantasy, science fiction and nonfiction. A world where anything is possible, and where many audiophiles rarely tread. It’s the world of audiobooks. And while the music industry may be struggling financially, the audiobook is exploding.

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