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Be Our Velodyne! vPulse special at Velodyne.com


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 cart, and enter promo code BEMYVELODYNE before checkout to take advantage of this event. Unlike true love, this promotion won’t last forever; the promo code expires after February 15th.

 

Selected promo details (see promotion detail page for more):

Limit one free pair of vPulse per household.

Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers; this promotion only applies to vPulse headphones purchased at full retail price.

Offer valid only on orders placed February 6th through February 15th (PST).

 

Admin note: This promotion is no longer in effect. Please visit Velodyne.com to learn about current promotions.

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The Perfect Hump Day Playlist

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 my proverbial step.

 

  1. “Big Machine” by the Goo Goo Dolls
  2. “People, Running” by Jack’s Mannequin
  3. “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon
  4. “Paradise” by Coldplay
  5. “Baba O’Riley” by The Who
  6. “Mad Season” by Matchbox Twenty
  7. “This Love” by Maroon 5
  8. “Shake it Out” by Florence + the Machine
  9. “Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp
  10. “Sail” by AWOLNATION
  11. “Sing Out” by The Grand Magnolias

And if you need a new pair of in-ear headphones to rock out at work, there’s a 2-for-1 sale on vPulse at Velodyne.com in celebration of Valentine’s Day with promo code BEMYVELODYNE (1 per household; see promotion details). Because if there’s one thing I love more than music, it’s free stuff.

 

-Benevolent Siren

 

Admin note: This promotion is no longer in effect. Please visit Velodyne.com to learn about current promotions.

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The Perfect 30-Minute Cardio Workout Playlist

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 my thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams with all you Velodyne fans. (Actually, it’ll be mostly music/audio talk, but I’ll probably slip a few hopes and dreams in there now and again.)

Now that we’ve been introduced, I’d like to share my formula for the PERFECT playlist for a 30-minute cardio workout. Assuming each song is about 3-4 minutes long, it’ll take about 10 perfectly-chosen songs to guide you through your workout without missing a beat. After all, pushing yourself is all about mind over matter, and as long as there’s music on your mind, fatigue won’t matter!

Songs 1-2: Upbeat, Dance-y and Cheerful (Sample song: I Like It Like That by Hot Chelle Rae): Welcome to your workout! The first few songs in your playlist should ease you in with a fun and bouncy track, reminding you that exercise can be fun even before your endorphins kick in. Warm up with a pop song with a catchy melody, like Hot Chelle Rae’s “I Like It Like That,” and before you know it you’re dancing down the track (or treadmill, or trail, or whatever).

Songs 3-5: Badass and Bass-Heavy (Sample songs: SexyBack by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland, How We Do by The Game): Now that you’re warmed up, it’s time to start taking yourself—and your workout—seriously. You’ve taken the time out to do something great for yourself, and you deserve to feel like a freaking badass doing it! Dominate your workout with pumped up, ego-boosting songs like SexyBack by Justin Timberlake or How We Do by The Game. Make sure songs 3-5 hit hard with the bass, so the music resonates throughout your whole body and keeps you going strong. A good rule of thumb: the more the bass kicks, the more you’ll kick ass!

Songs 6-8: Motivational and Fast-Paced (Sample songs: My Body by Young The Giant, Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO)

LMFAO works out--and if you do too, they've got some sweet tracks to keep you moving.

Getting tired? Must be time for songs 6-8. Any good workout will have its tough moments, and that’s when you need your tunes to take over and push you through with flying colors. Pay attention to the lyrics when selecting these songs; the right track can act as your personal trainer singing motivation right into your ear. For example, “My body tells me “NO”//But I won’t quit//’Cause I want more” (My Body, Young the Giant) or “I wanna see you move” (Chris Cox Britney Spears Megamix) or “I work out!” (Sexy & I Know It, LMFAO).

Song 9: Your Favorite, Fastest-Paced Song! (Sample song: Drop by the Ying Yang Twins, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana)

Now that you’re nearing the end of your workout, it’s time to pull out all the stops and throw your blood, sweat and tears into the next three minutes. This is the last song before cool-down, so dig deep and enjoy the endorphins you’ve worked so hard for. This is the place for your most motivational, fastest-paced, hardcore-to-the-max song, and I’m betting you already know what it is. For me, it’s Magic by B.O.B. feat. Rivers Cuomo, because by this time in my run I’ve proved to myself once again that I do, in fact, have the magic in me. Some other great choices are Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, Till The World Ends by Britney Spears, or Bangarang by Skrillex feat. Sirah.

Song 10: Moderately-Paced and Feel-Good (Sample song: Good Feeling by Flo Rida)

Good job! You’ve made it to the cool-down, but the workout’s not over yet, and neither is your playlist. You owe it to yourself to finish your workout on a high note, so choose a track that makes you feel amazing about yourself and your accomplishments. That said, this song should be a little mellower than your previous tracks. Bring your heart-rate down with a laid-back hip hop song like Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z if that’s your jam, or choose something more literal like Good Feeling by Flo Rida. Either way, ride that “good feeling” all the way to the end.

Phew! I pumped myself up writing this, so I’m going to go work out some energy on a run. Here’s the playlist I just made for myself following these guidelines, and I can’t wait to pop in my vPulse earphones and test it out. It’s about 37 minutes long, which gives me leeway to skip a song or two in my 30-minute run if I’m not feeling a particular track at the moment it comes on. Feel free to borrow from it:

1. Tonight, Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae
2. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
3. I’m Really Hot by Missy Elliot
4. SexyBack by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland
5. Drop by the Ying Yang Twins
6. Chris Cox Britney Spears Megamix
7. Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
8. My Body by Young The Giant
9. Magic by B.O.B. feat. River Cuomo
10. Young, Wild and Free by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg

 

Happy workout!

-Benevolent Siren

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Types of Headphones: An Overview

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 is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that connects portable devices using short-length radio waves.

Bluetooth headphones are often used with stereo Bluetooth-ready phones & computers. Bluetooth is a relatively short-range transmission method, allowing connection between devices up to about 30 feet apart. Some wireless headphones, however, can transmit longer distances and can be used anywhere in the home or office.

In-Ear or Ear Bud Headphones

The vPulse in-ear headphones from Velodyne are compatible with most iDevices, allowing you to easily switch between calls and music.

In-ear headphones offer great sound in a small, lightweight, and portable package. They are excellent for on-the-go cell phone and music listening.

In-ear headphones (also called in-ear monitors, IEM, earphones, ear canal headphones, ear buds, and canal-phones) are small earphones that fit into and seal the ear canal. In-ear headphones are commonly used by pro performers to monitor sound mixes; this prevents possible feedback from stage monitors and isolates the artist from audience noise.

The Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones fit snug in the ear canal and thus provide the best isolation and reduction of ambient noise. In-ear headphones help to ensure safe listening levels since they block ambient sounds so thoroughly you won’t have to turn the music up loud just to overcome noisy environments. The vPulse come with a variety of different sizes / types of eartip sleeves; it’s important to experiment to find the tip that works best for you. To get solid bass from in-ear headphones it is CRITICAL that you have a securely tight eartip seal within your ear canal. The Velodyne in-ear headphones, like most in-ear headphones, are efficient enough to work well directly out of an iPod or portable player without necessitating a headphone amp.

About Studio Headphones

Studio headphones fit comfortably over your ear for an immersive listening experience.

Studio headphones are full size headphones which fit completely around the ear for a rich and sensual sound experience.

Full size headphones may be open-back, closed, wireless or noise-canceling types. Generally speaking, full size headphones are the most comfortable to wear for listening around the home or office, but they are often too large for portable use.  Some are easily powered and will reach satisfactory volume and sound quality direct from an iPod/iPhone, computer or portable player without the need for a headphone amp. Studio headphones will typically fit all the way around the ear (circumaural) and work best with home stereo equipment and/or headphone amps. All professional, high-end and audiophile full size headphones should be driven with a dedicated headphone amplifier for best acoustic performance.

What are Closed Headphones?

Closed headphones, aka sealed or closed-back headphones, have an enclosed, non-vented earpiece to most effectively block out ambient noise.  Closed headphones are often used by DJs.

Closed headphones, also known as sealed headphones, have a solid-backed earcup construction preventing noise from leaking into or out of the headphone. Closed headphones block ambient noise and also prevent those nearby from hearing your music. Closed-back designs may be either full size (circumaural) or earpad (supra-aural) types, and all noise canceling headphones are also closed-back.  Audio professionals such as DJs and location recordists – and also portable listeners — will often choose closed headphones. The sound quality of closed cans has continuously improved in recent years and some can now compete directly with the top open-back headphones.

About On-Ear Headphones

Also known as ‘supra-aural’ headphones, on-ear headphones have earpieces that will gently rest on the earlobes.

Earpad — or ‘on-ear’ — headphones are available in open, closed, and noise canceling types, and can vary greatly in size.    On-ear headphones come in both open and closed-back earcup designs.  They usually have a standard over-the-head headband (some fold for compact transport or storage), but earpad headphones can also be behind the neck or clip-on types as well. Closed back or sealed earpad headphones can isolate from some mild ambient noise, but typically not as well as closed-back studio, full size headphones.

The Headset

This Bluetooth headset allows you to talk hands-free.

Headset headphones let you  talk while you listen with a built-in microphone.  Compatible with iPhones & other cell phones, headsets include all types of headphones including Bluetooth, wired, full-size, and earbud style.

Headsets are designed to let you listen AND talk, and are commonly used with cell phones. There are many different types of headsets: wired mono (one earpiece) and stereo (two earpieces) headsets, earpad headsets, in-ear headsets, full size closed headsets, Bluetooth headsets, USB headsets and more. You can also turn any pair of headphones into a headset by adding a headset adapter with a microphone.

Noise Canceling Headphones and How They Work

Noise canceling headphones are designed to insulate you from outside noise by using ‘active’ battery-powered electronics.

Noise canceling headphones use tiny built-in microphones in the earpieces to sense ambient noise around the headphones with an active (battery powered) electronic circuit that amplifies and inverts those signals, then adds them into the music signal to ‘cancel’ the acoustic noise pressure present at the earpieces. Noise canceling headphones are designed primarily to block airline/train cabin noise during travel and usually isolate sound better than a basic closed headphone.

Clip-On or Wing-Style Headphones for Activity

Clip-on headphones, or ear-clip headphones, are designed to stay in place during physical activity.

Clip-on headphones and wing adaptions stay secure on the ear for listening while you are in motion. They are lightweight and compact, and you’ll be able to stay aware of your surroundings while running or walking.  Waterproof styles are available for swimming.  The clip-on style headphones will usually fit under a skateboard or bicycle helmet.

Now that you’re armed with knowledge, you can make an informed decision about which headphone type is perfect for you. Happy listening!

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CES vPulse giveaway: Thursday Winners

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

1pm: Jessica Breshears

2pm: Randall

3pm: Jim

4pm: Aaron Calvano

Winners can claim their prizes in Velodyne’s suite, Venetian suite 29-118, any time during regular show hours before 4 pm this Friday. If you’re at CES, you can enter in our suite during regular show hours.

Congrats to the winners!

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CES vPulse giveaway: Wednesday Winners

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

10am: Willem de Moor

11am: TC Parks

12pm: EJ Karcher

1pm: Dylan Scott

2pm: Kieth Chu

3pm: Cecelia Eag

4pm: Kevin Beck

5pm: Alan Taffel

6pm: Shirleen Turko

Winners can claim their prizes in Velodyne’s suite, Venetian suite 29-118, any time during regular show hours before 4 pm this Friday. If you’re at CES, you can enter in our suite during regular show hours.

Congrats to the winners!

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CES vPulse Giveaway: Tuesday winners!

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 Tuesday winners will be announced in this blog post, as well as on our Twitter feed. So, here are your winners so far:

11am: Connie Koch

12pm: Janel Martinez

1pm: Kathy Turnage

2pm: Murali Dharan

3pm: Kurt Kenobbie

4pm: Walter Liederman

5pm: Tony Staffer

Winners can claim their prizes in Velodyne’s suite, Venetian suite 29-118, any time during regular show hours before 4 pm this Friday. If you’re at CES, you can enter in our suite during regular show hours.

Congrats to the winners!

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CONTEST: “Show Off and Win!”

Do you belong to the elite group of audiophiles that own a Velodyne subwoofer? Do you like to brag about your killer home sound system? Are you excited about the new vPulse in-ear headphones from Velodyne? If so, you’re in luck!

You could win a pair of vPulse earphones!

For the month of December, we’re accepting entries for the “Show Off and Win!” contest. The first ten entrants will win a Velodyne laptop bag, and the best entry (as chosen by us) will also win a pair of the new vPulse in-ear headphones! To enter, take a picture of your home sound system (which must clearly feature a Velodyne product) and submit it to contests@velodyne.com with the subject line “Show Off and Win!”, along with your answers to the following questions:

  1. Which Velodyne model do you own, and how long have you had it?
  2. What do you like most about your Velodyne product? Any drawbacks?
  3. Do you usually listen to music, watch movies, or play games with your system? What is your favorite kind of media to listen to with your Velodyne product?
  4. If you could own any Velodyne subwoofer, which would you pick?
Entries should be between 75 and 200 words. We will notify the winners by email and announce the top entry via this blog and our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please include your name and shipping address; we will not publish this information.

 

The first ten people to enter will receive a Velodyne laptop bag!

By submitting your entry, you authorize Velodyne to disseminate your photo and answers in any and all channels, including on our blog, on our web site, on any and all social media sites, and in other promotional materials. We reserve the right to correct grammar, spelling and organization of entries, but will not alter the content in any way.
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Bring the Bass: Introducing vPulse in-ear headphones!

We’re thrilled to introduce the new vPulse in-ear headphones from Velodyne! The vPulse is our first product in a new line of high-performance in-ear headphones. The world of portable sound is exciting new territory for us, and we’re confident the vPulse in-ear headphones are the perfect pocket audio system for anywhere you want to take them.

The vPulse in-ear headphone in Velodyne electric blue.

The vPulse in-ear headphones offer high definition sound thanks to the aluminum driver housing and 10 mm driver, which combine to produce precise, low-distortion bass and superb sound quality.

The sleek design significantly reduces outside noise interference, allowing listeners to enjoy music and movies with more clarity and detail.

vPulse in-ear headphones are connected to music and video content via their durable, flat tangle-resistant cable. They also feature a control unit for managing playback, volume, tracks and answering phone calls.

 

The new vPulse by Velodyne is available in both Velodyne electric blue and classic black.

As a thank-you to our online community, we’re excited to offer the vPulse at a discounted rate for pre-order on our web site until December 1st; they will ship around December 10th.

Admin note: This promotion is no longer in effect. Please visit Velodyne.com to learn about current promotions.

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