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Bluetooth is going to get soooo much better featuring Bluetooth SIG Vice President of Marketing Ken Kolderup
Bluetooth LE and the Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) are going to make huge improvements to the Bluetooth standard. This will include hearing aids, broadcast communications, audio sharing, multistream audio and more. We met up with Ken Kolderup at CES 2020 and got the low-down of what’s coming. It’s going to make people’s lives better, and significantly raise the bar of baseline audio coming from Bluetooth in general.
SoundGuys wish list for 2020
2020 arrives, and we’re excited to see what the new year has in store. But we also have a few wishes along the way. Are true wireless earbuds bad, and even harmful? Will Google’s Pixel Buds 2 be great? What about gaming headsets? Will they ever get their stories straight? We’re hopeful, and cautiously optimistic. And we’re breaking it all down and we have a few more surprises along the way in this episode of the SoundGuys podcast!
The headphone jack debate continues…
Lily Katz has this month’s Sound Bite and she has something to say about your precious headphone jack. She doesn’t need a headphone jack in her phone and she lays out her reasons for it. But how can a true “SoundGuy” (well SoundGirl) not care about the best audio possible? Well, she does. But she doesn’t necessarily get it from her phone. Home is where the headphone jack is, after all. Isn’t that how the saying goes?
It’s time to take a stand
There is a problem brewing in the world that has festered for too long. It’s time we all spoke out against this evil that hurts us every day. Of course, we’re talking about hand dryers in the bathroom. What else would we be talking about?
It’s because hand dryers damage our hearing. It was proven by a 13-year old scientist with a decibel meter. Twenty-two out of 23 hand dryers tested produced more noise than health officials recommend. For those even shorter, like children, it’s even worse.
What do your car and your headphones have in common?
When you hop into a modern car and close the door, the outside world just fades away. Great insulation, right? That gets you part of the way, but sound technology similar to what you might already have in your headphones contributes to the serenity in surprising ways. How does a car get so quiet that you can kick back, relax, and enjoy your music? Adam Molina breaks it down for you in this month’s sound bite!
The real reason manufacturers ditched the headphone jack
The headphone jack is controversial, but ditching it means more than just forcing customers to buy new headphones. It’s actually forcing customers to buy your new headphones. Chris Thomas takes a deep dive into why the headphone jack is disappearing on our phones, and it goes a lot deeper than you might think.
We have all that and a few more surprises along the way in this episode of the SoundGuys podcast!
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Really in-depth overview of the current state of audio quality of mobile phones.
Non science-backed conclusions is a problem
After listening to “Is Bluetooth Dangerous?”, while I understand popular media tend to jump to misconstrued conclusions which can lead to misinterpretation, misinformation, and fear-mongering, the authors of this podcast take the approach that because there is too much misinformation out there stating that Bluetooth is dangerous, they take the obstinate stance that this is incorrect and that, in fact, Bluetooth isn’t dangerous. Except for a very basic explanation why Bluetooth isn’t dangerous, they simply rely on a premised assumption that science backs the safety of Bluetooth without actually referencing any articles or textbooks to the fact. Wait, what?? So they are debunking the information (misinformation) out there, but they themselves don’t actually provide any supporting evidence that bluetooth is in fact safe. Debunking hazard myths is is one thing, but drawing a conclusion that because the hazards are incorrect doesn’t automatically mean the opposite is true. This podcast didn’t answer my question about whether or not Bluetooth is safe or dangerous, unfortunately. If they had stated that there simply isn’t enough information or studies out there to support or refute the safety of bluetooth technology, they would have held my attention longer.
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