“Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind With its utterly singable “do-do-do” chorus and melody, this may be one of the catchiest songs to come out of the 90s–but did you know it was about a struggling meth addict? I certainly didn’t until I sang it at karaoke night in a bowling alley (I mean…something less depressing?) […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on February 4, 2012
If you’ve never heard this version of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” you’re doing yourself a grave disservice by not listening to it now. Stop what you’re doing, press play, and take some deep breaths (song starts at 1:07): I’ll be sobbing in the corner if anyone needs me. -Benevolent Siren
by TheBenevolentSiren on January 31, 2012
If you’re not a Coldplay fan, maybe read one of my other posts instead of this one. I’m about to talk about Coldplay a LOT. In the age of the single, few pop albums are greater than the sum of their tracks. In my humble opinion, though, Coldplay bucks this trend, offering radio-friendly singles alongside brilliantly-crafted […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on January 26, 2012
When I tell non-audiophiles that I work at a subwoofer company, the first question is usually either something like “What is a subwoofer?” or “Why are subwoofers important?” Believe it or not, I love getting these questions, because they give me the opportunity to go on and on about how a subwoofer can fundamentally change […]
by AudiOdysseus on January 24, 2012
A Strange and Wonderful World Called Las Vegas I started off the year with two adventures rolled into one. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, that legendary desert oasis also known as Sin City. So what better time to go than during the city’s largest tradeshow of the year. Of course, you know I’m referring […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on January 20, 2012
Note: You can find this and all my other playlists on Spotify by using the post titles as search terms. Hi there! I’m the Benevolent Siren, and I’m going to be a regular columnist here on Velodyne’s blog. If you want to know more about me, feel free to read my bio. I’m thrilled to be sharing […]
by admin on January 19, 2012
There are a lot of terms to describe different kinds of headphones: Bluetooth, noise canceling, in-ear, earbuds, earphones, on-ear, over-ear, studio…and sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what each of them really mean. That’s why we’ve assembled a short glossary of terms to help you keep them all straight! Without further ado: What […]
by admin on January 12, 2012
For attendees of CES 2012, Velodyne is giving away a set of vPulse in-ear headphones every hour, on the hour (during show hours). The Thursday winners will be announced in this blog post, as well as by text message and on our Twitter feed. Without further ado, today’s winners are: 9am: Patrick Schnepp 10am: Brad Batter 11am: Marc Silver 12pm: John Marshall […]
by admin on January 11, 2012
For those of you lucky enough to be at CES 2012, Velodyne is giving away a set of vPulse earphones every hour of the day (during show hours). The Wednesday winners will be announced in this blog post, as well as on our Twitter feed. So, here are your winners so far: 9am: Sarah Agan […]
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My name is AudiOdysseus. Admittedly, I would never describe myself as a hero of any kind and I tend to get seasick in open water. But I love adventure. There is nothing I appreciate more than exploring new territories and gathering information about the world around me. Those are also the types of posts you can expect from me. I’ll be writing mostly about new gadgets, emerging trends, and my work-related travels to other lands.
I'm passionate about music, a lover of pop-culture, a runner with a mad sweet tooth and an addiction to coffee. Read my musings about life, movie soundtracks and live concerts. If you see me on the freeway I am most likely singing very loudly in my car. Honk and say hi!
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Ace of Bass
Born and bred in the Silicon Valley, I have an innate passion for all things technology. I'll post about home theater, quality sound, apps and much more. If I bump into you, its probably because I'm looking at my iPhone. Sorry!
Owner of vPulse and vFree and curious for the ventures of Velodyne Acoustics, I will be exploring our headphones and what we do next. Stay tuned as I share what I find.
Born and raised in Silicon Valley, I am a student at San Jose State University and Marketing intern at Velodyne Acoustics. I am an avid San Jose Sharks hockey fan and San Francisco 49ers football fan. When I'm not watching sports, I'm listening to music and thinking deep thoughts about sound.