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.
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Home Theater

Block out the world and tune into your own with our favorite earbuds

Over-the-ear headphones offer top-flight sound, but they're not so easy to take along. If you're looking to upgrade your portable sound, check out our favorite in-ear headphones with a model for every user -- and every budget.
Product Review

Elac Uni-Fi UB5 Review

We dare you to find a finer $500 pair of speakers than Elac's UB5
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Logan’ finds bloody catharsis, ‘Guardians’ trailer breakdown

This week: Our spoiler-free review of Logan, which set out to turn the entire superhero cinematic model on its head -- and does so brilliantly. In addition, we'll look at a slew of cool new trailers, Netflix's new deal with Martin Scorsese…
Product Review

Master and Dynamic MW50 Review

Go wireless in style with Master & Dynamic’s gorgeous MW50
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Get Out’ blows minds, Han Solo’s new family photo, and more

This week, we'll talk about the genius of Jordan Peele's new genre-bending horror flick, Get Out, predictions for Sunday's Academy Awards, a new Stephen King TV show from JJ Abrams, and more.
Movies & TV

How the studio behind ‘Kubo’ went high tech to make stop-motion look astonishing

Step behind the scenes for a hands-on look at state-of-the-art animation studio, Laika. The studio's mix of 3D-printing, stop motion, and CGI to create the breathtaking film Kubo and the Two Strings garnered two Oscar nods for Sunday's…
Home Theater

We tried IMAX VR, and it left us excited as hell (and weak in the knees)

This week, IMAX unveiled its new plans for the future of VR, the IMAX VR Experience Centre. As part of a potential global rollout, the new facility lets anyone try out VR, with plans for exclusive content and innovative new VR technology.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Star Wars ‘Jedi’ mystery solved, ‘Castlevania’ TV show, and more

This week's show includes a solved mystery for the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VIII -- The Last Jedi, Stranger Things news, Mel Gibson's chance to join the DC cinematic universe, and Amazon's new series from the late Blade…
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Stranger Things 2’ plot leaks, Lego Batman’s glorious return, more

This week, we'll talk about the return of quality popcorn flicks to theaters (finally!) in John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Lego Batman Movie, the latest news from Stranger Things, Netflix's fourth (and final) Defender -- Iron Fist -- and more!
Product Review

Audeze iSine 20 Review

Audeze's iSine 20 put planar magnetic magic in your ears (and sound majestic, too!)
Home Theater

American luxury: Master and Dynamic's MW50 are the Cadillac of wireless headphones

New York-based Master & Dynamic may be new to premium headphones, but it’s new MW50 wireless headphones are already among our favorites.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Batman shake-up, Young Pope review, Scarface reboot

On this week's show, we'll be talking about the odd choices at the box office this weekend, before diving into a ton of other new topics from the week that was, from a Batman shake-up to a Stranger Things star's latest movie, and much more.