Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is a multi-year veteran of the digital media industry, a lover of all things tech, audio, and TV, and a recovering audio engineer and musician. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan studied music composition at the University of Montana, audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Arizona, and did a stint in Nashville before transitioning to A/V and Entertainment coverage. When he’s not on the road for the latest speaker, TV, or headphone event, he makes his home in Portland, OR.

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Disney+ Review: Clunky, buggy, and you’ll want it anyway

Disney+ arrived on time and loaded with Disney's best films and shows. But is the app up to snuff? We go deep to suss out the good and the bad of Disney's new streamer.
Buying Guides

The best HDTV antennas for 2019

When transitioning away from cable and satellite, finding the best HDTV antenna for your area can be tricky. To aid in your cord-cutting quest, we've compiled our picks of the best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy.
Home Theater

HDR TV: What it is and why you’ll want one

So what is HDR TV? In a nutshell, it’s the best thing to happen to TV since the arrival of 4K. Here's everything you need to know about the technology, including what it can do and why it’s a must-have.

How to play FLAC files on all of your iOS devices for the best lossless sound

Whether for lossless CD-quality or for hi-res audio, FLAC files are ideal. But what if you’re an iOS user? Here's what you need to know about FLAC files, and how to use them on Apple devices.
Home Theater

Apple’s new AirPods Pro are awesome wireless earbuds — but for how long?

Apple's new AirPods Pro are a smash hit and stand among the most well-appointed wireless earbuds on the market. But are they destined for the trash heap too soon?
Product Review

Beats Powerbeats Pro review: Great design, with a flaw

Beats’ first true wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats Pro, borrow tech from Apple in a pair of waterproof earbuds with 9 hours of battery life. Unfortunately, an intermittent connection issue has us pumping the brakes on these Beats…