Sennheiser family’s sound plan: brothers as co-CEOs

Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser share the CEO position of the famed audio company that bears their name, founded by their grandfather Fritz back in 1945. But rather than inheriting the family business, the brothers joined Sennheiser only after years studying and working elsewhere. “We had to be ready”, explains Daniel Sennheiser, in Sydney to visit the newly opened Sennheiser flagship […]

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The sound of summer, and cricket’s changing voice

Alison Mitchell’s mother is Australian. So, despite growing up in England, many of Mitchell’s Christmas holidays were spent in Adelaide with her mum’s side of the family. A cricket fan from a young age, Alison would sit cross-legged on the carpet watching Nine’s Wide World of Sports’ fabled coverage of the game. Then she would go into the back garden, […]

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Scientists Reveal How Sound Can Levitate Objects

David Copperfield better watch out, scientists are throwing in a little magic into their experiments. If you’ve ever wondered just how Houdini could do it, then we may have an explanation for you. According to Discover Magazine, scientists are now able to levitate objects solely using sound! Although no magic tricks are required here, sound waves are proving themselves much […]

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Glenn Hoddle: Sound engineer who used CPR says he is ‘no hero’

Media playback is not supported on this device The man who saved Glenn Hoddle’s life after he had a heart attack insists he is “no hero”. Sound engineer Simon Daniels used CPR treatment to keep the former England manager alive after he collapsed at BT Sport’s studios on Saturday. Daniels, who is also a special constable, said his first-aid training […]

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Lakers coach Luke Walton sounds off on inconsistent officiating after OT loss

Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton ripped a perceived inconsistency in officiating after his team's 143-142 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Walton began his postgame news conference by expressing a broad frustration that the Lakers were not drawing fouls despite scoring a high volume of points in the paint. (They outscored the Spurs in the […]

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Sound Mixer Falls To Death In Tragic Accident On Mr. Rogers Biopic Set

Such a shocking tragedy… James Emswiller, an Emmy-winning sound mixer who was working this week on the Mr. Rogers biopic You Are My Friend, has died after what appears to be an accidental fall from the second story of a building during a break from filming. According to local news station WPXI in Pittsburgh, Emswiller died Thursday night after falling from a balcony […]

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Walmart Wants To Eavesdrop On Employees And Customers With New Surveillance Patent

Walmart could start eavesdropping on conversations between you and Walmart employees soon, as the company has patented a new surveillance technology for ‘sound sensors.’ The idle, polite chatter between you and the Walmart employees could soon be surveilled. Why? The company says that in order to increase “cost savings” and “guest satisfaction,” they would like to install a new surveillance […]

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JBL Bar 5.1 review: easy, wireless surround sound for your TV

Getting a good sound solution for your home theatre is a tricky thing, as proper surround setups tend to be expensive, complicated and a pain to set up, while cheaper soundbars offer a simple fix that can't take proper advantage of the multi-channel audio coming from your movies and video games. Hoping to bridge the gap, JBL has released the […]

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Eminem Slams Reports He Used Realistic Gunshot Sound Effects at Show

Clearing the air. After fans slammed Eminem for startling them with a realistic gunshot sound effect during his headlining set at the Bonnaroo music festival, a spokesperson for the 45-year-old rapper is setting the record straight. “Contrary to inaccurate reports, Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show,” the spokesperson told Us Weekly on Monday, June 11, […]

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