Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact him on twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest in tech, film, and music.

JBL drops a headphone bonanza on the IFA crowd in Berlin

JBL shows off a deluge of new headphones at IFA 2015, including three new series, the Everest, Reflect, and Grip. With everything from customizable noise cancelling, to Bluetooth wireless sharing, and sweat resistant exteriors, there's something for everyone.

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Any source, any room: Philips introduces Izzy multiroom Bluetooth speaker

Philips has unveiled a new kind of multi-room sound solution at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Called Izzy, the system uses Bluetooth to connect multiple speakers together and source music from any music service on your phone or tablet.

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LG’s latest and greatest OLED TVs now stream HDR from Amazon Prime

LG today announced the company's gorgeous top-tier 4K UHD OLED displays will stream High Dynamic Range content from Amazon Prime Instant Video, joining a very elite group of next-gen TVs that support the burgeoning technology.

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Hulu offers a ‘no-commercials’ plan for $12 a month … with some commercials

Hulu has finally unleashed a highly-anticipated commercial free tier to its lineup of services. The new tier will cost $12 per month for the full catalog without commercial interruptions, but select programming will still get tagged with limited ads.

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Exclusive: Sennheiser’s new brain-tricking 3D sound is like replaying reality

As part of Sennheiser's 70-year celebration in London, we got an exclusive look at the company's innovative new 3D surround sound recording format, with none other than Imogen Heap live on the stage.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September, and what’s going away

Here's a complete list of what's new on Netflix for September, and which titles will be removed this month, to help you catch up on all your binging, and make sure you don't miss those titles heading into the ether.

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They may look dainty, but B&W's P5 wireless pack sledgehammer sound

The P5 are a solid new entry into the burgeoning field of premium wireless headphones, but be prepared to take your bass with a punchy sprinkle of spice.

  • Pros: Clear and powerful sound stage , Solid detail in the upper…
  • Cons: Bass can get too heavy , Acoustic instruments sound less…

Here’s what’s new on HBO in September and what’s going away

Whether you're a cable lover or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with HBO. Follow us to find out what's new to the network each month, and what's going away.

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No space? No problem: Check out Yamaha’s epic $1,700 Dolby Atmos surround sound bar

Yamaha's latest sound bar is it's most ambitious effort yet loaded with dozens of the company's sound projection beam drivers, and touting support for Dolby Atmos surround sound, along with all the spoils of the new MusicCast multiroom audio system.

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Yamaha MusicCast is like Sonos, but works with any source and any BT speaker

Yamaha MusicCast that incorporates all the features you'd expect from a Sonos-style multi-room-audio setup, and much more. The system rolls out with 20 pieces, including receivers, speakers, and sound bars.

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Get your skull ready! Aftershokz unveils new bone conduction headphones

Aftershokz has taken to Indiegogo for the company's latest take on bone conduction headphones, the Trekz Titanium, which send music through your skull instead of your ear canal, allowing users to be fully aware of their surroundings while cranking the tunes.

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