Happy Velodyne’s Day, everyone! We’re still celebrating with an extra-special promo: [promotion] Head on over to Velodyne.com, add 2 sets of vPulse to your cart, enter the promo code BEMYVELODYNE, and [promotion]. Tomorrow’s the last day for this event, so don’t miss out if you’ve been eyeing these in-ear headphones. Admin note: This promotion is no […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on February 13, 2012
Not only were the 2012 Grammys a grab-bag of entertaining and/or boring and/or cringe-inducing moments, they were also a learning experience for me. Choice nuggets of wisdom: Not everyone knows who Paul McCartney is. (HOW?) Someone on the planet has a more intense combover than Donald Trump. (It’s Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Full […]
by admin on February 9, 2012
Love is in the air at Velodyne! To celebrate the most romantic of holidays, Velodyne.com is offering two sets of vPulse in-ear headphones for the price of one–so you’ll have a pair for yourself and one for someone you love. Just put two units of vPulse in your cart (any colors), go to your shopping […]
by AudiOdysseus on February 9, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I landed in Amsterdam a few days prior to ISE 2012. I felt confident I was mentally and physically prepared following the exquisite chaos called CES. But how would it go down with the added stress of frigid weather and jet lag? I can report I was pleasantly […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on February 8, 2012
Note: You can find this and all my other playlists on Spotify by using the post titles as search terms. It’s Hump Day! Are you dragging? Need some RADICAL TUNES to pump you up and get you through the rest of the week? Here’s a list of jams that are currently putting a pep in […]
by TheBenevolentSiren on February 7, 2012
“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 […]
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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.