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.
Home Theater

Buy the Kenzie tube amp for its gorgeous guts, keep it for the golden glow

A tube headphone amp may seem like a mighty specific piece of equipment for music enjoyment, but just a few seconds with Amps and Sounds’ Kenzie will make anyone a believer.
Product Review

Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones Review

Going unplugged only made Marshall's Major II rock harder.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: New Bond, MacGyver reboot, and a Tetris movie?

This week, we're talking about the maddening amount of video games becoming movies, Daniel Craig's exit as James Bond (and who will replace him), reboots galore from MacGyver to Predator, and so much more.

Radiohead B-sides come roaring back to Spotify after disappearing completely

While Radiohead's new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, has yet to make its appearance on Spotify, subscribers can still dig into a cornucopia of classics from the band. Multiple B-side tracks have reappeared on the site after making an exit in…
Movies & TV

Danger Zone! Kenny Loggins meets Obi-Wan in this ‘Star Wars’ mashup

Thirty years ago today, the world was introduced to a testosterone-dosed treat of movie magic called Top Gun. Now, the single that kicked off the movie has been mixed with another unforgettable, high-flying film franchise: Star Wars.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: R-rated Wolverine goes Western, Sons of Anarchy spinoff, and more

This week we're talking about the new R-rated Wolverine flick which will have a "Western tone," the new writer for the much-maligned sequel to Pacific Rim, the creepy new projects involving the Slender Man, and so much more.
Movies & TV

The internet TV you always wanted is finally here, and it sucks

The streaming “revolution” is starting to look a lot like the old format we just abandoned. Here’s what’s wrong, and how to fix it.
Home Theater

No room for a sub? Def Tech's BP9000 series blow up your living room without one

Definitive Technology blows the doors off its bipolar speaker series with the new BP9000, offering clear and powerful sound, intelligent DSP features, and drop and play Dolby Atmos/DTS:X height speakers all at a nice price.

Everything you need to know about the ridiculously affordable Google Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is a puck-like device you plug into your HDTV's HDMI port, one that allows you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Capt. America verdict, internet TV boondoggle, young Han Solo

This week, we're talking about the final verdict on Captain America civil war, the boondoggle that is live internet TV, the new (probable choice) for young Han Solo in, and so much more.
Product Review

Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar Review

Open your ears to the magic of 3D surround sound with Yamaha's YSP-5600
Home Theater

5 outrageous headphones that will blow your mind, and your savings

We’ve rounded up some of the best headphones ever created into a drool-worthy guided tour. With sound that can blow away virtually everything else on the market, these superstar cans will take you to headphone heaven.