“To hear a full frequency of a recording, you don’t even have to turn it up loud!”
-Kool Kojak, multi-platinum songwriter who produced Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Katy Perry
Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with the team at Munitio, a precision sound brand specializing in lifestyle electronic accessories. Pronounced “Muni-she-yo,” as in the Latin word for fortification and defense, Munitio audio gear embodies strength, authenticity, and style. Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I must admit, I wasn’t familiar with this small San Diego-based company. Now that I am, I am excited to tell you more about it and share my review of one of its flagship products, the new SV earphones.
The Munitio SV earphones are one of the most balanced pairs of earphones I’ve had the pleasure of trying out. To say I was very impressed with their exquisite, crystalline sound delivery would be an understatement. Listening to music through the SVs was a surreal experience. The complexity and clearly delineated layers of acoustics the SVs pumped out would impress even the most discerning audiophile.
The SVs captured my attention on so many levels. On the one hand, it was easy to get lost in the pristine sound quality of whatever I happened to be listening to; On the other hand, I found myself in auditory awe at all of the details and nuances I was able to hear using these precision earphones. In some instances, songs I’m very familiar with felt like I had never heard songs, which in actuality, I was very familiar with.
“More consumers are realizing it’s better to have headphones that sound good based on personal listening tastes, rather than just buying what everyone else has,” said MUNITIO co-founder Danny Massaro. “Appearance is obviously important too, so we’ve created headphones with unique style and sound identities that appeal to certain lifestyles and listening preferences and allow people to hear their music like never before.”
Their latest addition to an already stellar line up continues in the tradition of excellence! Regarding the SVs, MUNITIO co-founder, Danny Massaro had this to say, “Acoustically, each MUNITIO product is designed with its own unique sound identity that appeals to an individual’s personal listening preference. For instance, the SV is defined by an ultra-smooth frequency response curve through the mids and highs, exceptional vocal clarity and fast, accurate crossover transitions between instrumentals. Stylistically, MUNITIO products take their cues from a variety of different sources, but always with studio-grade performance, rugged industrial design and tactical functionality at the core. Some of the SVs design heritage comes from the world of high performance racing. You can see that reflected with the flat, tangle-free ribbon cable and the slotted bass port and curves of the aluminum housing earpiece.”
With so many great headphones and earphones out there to choose from, it can be a true challenge for any one company to break away from the pack and gain recognition. Add to that, that I am particularly critical of headphones and speakers and weigh my words carefully when offering my reviews of audio equipment, being raised the son of an audiophile myself. With the SVs, the detail-oriented team of professionals at Munitio have succeeded in not only impressing me, but also in taking high-end audio engineering to a whole new level.
The Munitio SVs may be some of the pricier earphones the company has to offer, but if $130.00 isn’t in your budget, do yourself a favor and check out their high quality Billets that will only cost you $70.00 and I’d say that even these lower priced models perform better than 75% of the earphones on the market today. On the other hand, if you are looking for some of the best earphones money can buy, be sure to take a gander at Munitio’s Nines ($170.00), which are their top of the line, premium sonic experience earphones.
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Eliseo and the Creature with the Blue Fur
Enter into the magical world of Eliseo where fantasy and reality merge in a wonderful adventure in enchanted forests with mysterious creatures. Set in the beautiful scenery of the Fiemme Valley Eliseo is grappling with a bumbling magician to who can only be saved by drinking a magic potion. In this ebook you will find interactive creatures, beautiful illustrations original music and fantastic sound effects for an unforgettable adventure. Kwit, quit smoking is a gameHave you recently quit smoking, or been wanting to quit? Kwit is exactly what you need!Kwit uses game design techniques, game thinking and game mechanics to encourage people to quit smoking. WordBoxerDiscover better words than your opponents.What will be your strategy? Defend or attack?Feel the adrenaline rush when you discover that knockout word.Fight yourself to a top ranking in your Boxing Club! Good Luck Everyone!! Have any questions? Email Chris [at] iphonelife.com
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If you are an iPad or iPhone stylus user, this is the Ferrari of the artificial finger set. It comes with two different sized tips attached to a machined aluminum body that feels like a pencil in hand. There are two magnets that affix the stylus to Apple SmartCover or to the side of the new iPad and the iPad 2. It keeps your screen smudge free by minimizing contact and gives you precise control over your touch screen device vs. your finger.
PKE Meter Ghost Hunter
PKE Meter Ghost Hunter lets you take Egon Spengler’s psychokinetic energy meter with you wherever you go! The app lets you manually scan areas of a room or building, or can automatically scan a room for you. This is the only iOS PKE meter with functional wings, just like the one made famous by Egon, Peter, Winston and Ray!
Ringtone DJ Pro – Create Unlimited Custom Free Sounds: MP3 Ringtones, Tones, Alerts!
Ringtone DJ is the first and only app that allows you to make UNLIMITED ringtones and alert tones from any song in your iTunes music library and … make it 100% unique by applying professional DJ sound effects. All you need to do is to choose the song you like, set the Start Time, Duration and press Save. That’s all, it can’t be easier! Want to make your ringtone outstanding? – Sure, just grab additional DJ sound effects and feel the power of DJing. UnitXpert – The Conversion ExpertUnitXpert is an expert app for unit conversion. Converting Units now is a delightful experience with UnitXpert. Convert area, mass, length, temperature, currencies and much more in an easy and intuitive way. Good Luck Everyone!
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