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.
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Home Theater

The $55,000 Orpheus aren't just the best headphones ever, they're a legal high

After months of waiting, pages of hype, and thousands of miles travelled, we finally got the chance to hear Sennheiser’s $55,000 Orpheus to find out if they truly are the greatest headphones in the world.
Music

Terrorists attack Paris, over 100 may have been killed at Eagles of Death Metal show

As many as 100 people have been killed at Paris' Bataclan stadium tonight where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing a show on their European tour. The attack is one of several staged attacks on Paris, including bombings and shootings at…
Home Theater

Playstation Vue brings live TV to Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV stick

Sony's bid for Internet TV just got more appealing, as the service has moved to Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV streaming stick. Sony has also announced that the service will make its way to iOS devices on Chromecast in the near future.
Movies & TV

Liam Neeson and Diane Lane team up in new spy thriller about Deep Throat

Liam Neeson and Diane Lane have signed on to Peter Landseman's new film, Felt, which will dig into the personal struggles of FBI Agent Mark Felt, who came out in 2005 as the Watergate informant Deep Throat.
Home Theater

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tells TV networks how to beat him

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spells out how TV content providers like Disney, Viacom, Fox and others can compete with the burgeoning world of streaming. He says improving TV Everywhere apps is the key, but doesn't believe that will happen…
Home Theater

The Internet TV wars heat up as Playstation Vue picks up Disney, ESPN, and ABC

Things are looking up for Sony's nascent Internet TV offering, Playstation Vue, as the service has inked a new deal with Disney that will see ESPN, Disney Channel, and ABC affiliates added to its expansive channel list.
Home Theater

Vizio’s flagship Reference Series are the ultra-yachts of 4K TVs, and you can buy them now

Vizio unleashes its new Reference Series TVs in stores today. The flagship Ultra HD series becomes available at Magnolia Design Centers for order starting today, at 65-inches and 120-inches, topping out at $120,000 for the big one.
Movies & TV

Hilarious trailer reimagines Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Wes Anderson

Mock trailers on YouTube are a dime a dozen, but this latest reimagining of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is an impressive mix. Adding Wes Anderson/Quentin Tarantino style to J.J. Abrams' gorgeous shots creates…
Home Theater

At $50K, Sennheiser’s Orpheus are the world’s most expensive headphones

Sennheiser's much-hyped mystery headphones were finally unveiled today. Carrying the same name as Sennheiser's legendary Orpheus headphones from the '90s, the new Orpheus come with a Carrara marble stand, vacuum amplification, and a $55,000…
Home Theater

Sling TV lands on Chromecast, offers free device or two free months

Google’s new Chromecast debuted last September with a new design and a brand new app, as well as a promise: Sling TV is coming. Today the device made good on that promise, adding Chromecast support for Sling TV on Android and iOS devices.
Home Theater

Take a ride with KEF’s stylish new M400 headphones 1:56

KEF brings the bass and the style to the forefront in the company's latest pair of headphones, the M400. Offered in a slimmer profile than the M500, with an ample variety of color patterns, the new M400 bring KEF's classic styling…