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Andrea Electronics SuperBeam earphone line review (video)

 

 

The new SuperBeam earphone/headphone line offers “Boom Free” microphone, HD audio and 3D audio recording

Andrea Electronics recently came out with their SuperBeam earphone line, comprised of a couple of “Boom Free” microphone noise cancellation new gadgets, one an earbud and one a computer headset, both which showcase Andrea’s Array Microphone, HD audio reproduction and 3D audio recording.

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Cost: [amazon_link id=”B005GAW69M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]SB-205[/amazon_link] $129.99 and [amazon_link id=”B005GAW6GA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]SB-405[/amazon_link] $149.99
Where to buy: [amazon_link id=”B005GAW6GA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon[/amazon_link]

The portable headphone market is blistering with popularity due to various media services and devices (YouTube, iTunes, Skype, chat) that require headphones.  This is true for both personal media and business applications. The Andrea SuperBeam line are earphones that works like headsets. Providing easy convenience, these new gadgets eliminate the need to constantly manually position the boom microphone for proper close talking operation.  The mic is built-in, and it works well.

Because the SuperBeams have no mic boom, you can actually multi-task….like have a little snack while you’re talking.  The mics on these babies have exceptional sound quality, making communications and multimedia applications easy to use.

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The initial two models, SuperBeam Buds, an in-ear model ([amazon_link id=”B005GAW69M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]SB-205[/amazon_link], $129.99), and SuperBeam Phones ([amazon_link id=”B005GAW6GA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]SB-405[/amazon_link], $149.99), an over the head on-ear headphone, provide exceptional speaker drivers delivering Hi Fidelity sound output, while also exhibiting excellent passive noise isolation from ambient background noise.  The headsets come with inline volume and microphone mute controls.

The headset cable is terminated with standard 3.5mm audio plugs for connection to the SuperBeam systems’ PureAudio USB audio adapter.  It’s designed for use with computers or any portable media device, such as an iPod, for basic audio listening.

The[amazon_link id=”B005GAW69M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] Andrea SB-205[/amazon_link] is the SuperBeam “Boom Free” computer earbud, designed for hi-fidelity sound quality and compatible with speech recognition software.  The SB-205 features an exclusive bass-reflex ported earphone housing design, which produces rich bass.  The soft comfortable earpiece on the SB-205 gives you a no-pain way of wearing these things all day.

Andrea Electronics SB-205

Andrea SB-205 Features:

  • In the Ear Headset
  • Dual Earpiece
  • Noise & Echo Canceling Microphone
  • USB Connection
  • Lightweight Comfortable Design
  • Earphones Bass Expansion
  • DSDA Adaptive Beam Forming™
  • PureAudio Noise Reduction
  • USB Digital Audio Adapter™
  • Binaural 3D Surround Sound Recording
  • AudioCommander Software
  • Superbeam Earphones
  • Compatible w/ Win XP/Vista/7 & Mac OS9/10

Andrea Electronics SB-405

The [amazon_link id=”B005GAW6GA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Andrea SB405[/amazon_link], the headset version, also carries Hi-Definition sound while providing excellent passive noise isolation.  Andrea’s patented Beam forming technology and digital noise reduction audio software picks up the user’s voice while eliminating the background noise.

Andrea SB405 Features:

  • Over the Head Headset
  • Noise & Echo Canceling Microphone
  • USB Connection
  • Lightweight Comfortable Design
  • Earphones Bass Expansion
  • DSDA Adaptive Beam Forming™
  • PureAudio Noise Reduction
  • USB Digital Audio Adapter™
  • Binaural 3D Surround Sound Recording
  • AudioCommander Software
  • Superbeam Earphones
  • Compatible w/ Win XP/Vista/7 & Mac OS9/10

Both the SB-205 and SB-405 are available at [amazon_link id=”B005GAW6GA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon[/amazon_link].

Andrea SuperBeam headset video demo with Dragon Dictate, and press release below…

Andrea Electronics Ships SuperBeam(TM) “Boom-Free” Computer Headsets

USB Noise Cancellation Headsets offer HD Audio Reproduction and 3D Audio Recording

BOHEMIA, N.Y., Sep 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Andrea Electronics Corporation today announces the availability of its boom-free USB SuperBeam(TM) headsets. More headphone than headset, SuperBeam(TM) stereo USB headsets feature an in-line dedicated USB sound card which bypasses a computer’s built in sound system to ensure superior audio performance and compatibility. Superbeam(TM) headsets feature a ported transducer design for rich deep bass, clear midrange and sparking highs, and are the first to incorporate a separate microphone built into each headphone housing for “boom-free” audio recording.

The dual microphone array works with Andrea’s patented Adaptive Beam Forming technology to focus on the user’s voice while cancelling background noise for unprecedented intelligibility when making VoIP calls, video chatting, multiplayer gaming or using speech recognition software. SuperBeam(TM) headsets can also be used to make stereo 3D surround recordings and are available in two models, SuperBeam(TM) Buds (earbuds) and SuperBeam(TM) Phones (on-ear headphones), which come in black or white and retail for $129.95 and $149.95, respectively. To use your SuperBeam headset on your smart phone, Andrea offers a Mobile Adapter cable ($9.95). SuperBeam headsets are now available online at shop.andreaelectronics.com and coming soon to Adorama, DataVision, J&R, BestBuy.com and TigerDirect.com.

Boom-Free Technology

With full frequency response (20Hz-20kHz) miniature microphones integrated into each earpiece, SuperBeam(TM) Headsets provide a better user experience and performance than traditional single element boom mics, which can produce inconsistent sound when improperly placed. This boom-free design looks more natural during video conferencing use and performs especially well in noisy environments like an office, coffee shops or when travelling.

3D Surround Sound Recording

Technically called binaural recording, SuperBeam(TM) headsets capture sound in the same phase and time as your own two ears, creating lifelike recordings and playback that is truly three dimensional. 3D surround recordings make YouTube videos that much more engaging, and recording GarageBand tracks give listeners the feeling that they are in the same room as the musician. Home movie soundtracks will never be the same!

Take Command with Andrea’s Audio Commander(TM)

SuperBeam(TM) headsets plug into Andrea’s included PureAudio(TM) external HD quality USB sound card that far exceeds the built-in amplifier and digital audio converters found in laptops. Headset settings are made using Andrea’s Audio Commander Software for complete control of your newly upgraded computer audio system. From a simple volume adjustment, to the programmable 10-band graphic EQ, Audio Commander is where you can select a variety of beam forming and noise cancellation settings, as well as make 3D surround recordings. Just hit “record.”

“Earbuds and headphones have become an essential part of our everyday life, and the role they play in computing is shifting with the introduction of our SuperBeam(TM) family,” said Douglas Andrea, president of Andrea Electronics Corporation. “With the growth of VoIP calling, video creation, multiplayer gaming and voice recognition software, listening is only half the equation. With a growing need to communicate over the various applications of our lives, we feel the ability to capture your voice without background noise distractions will soon become a computing essential.”

An American Innovator

SuperBeam(TM) headsets are the latest innovation from Andrea Electronics, an American-owned business since 1934. In the early 50’s, Andrea was among the very first elite U.S. television manufacturers. In the 60’s the company designed the capsule’s intercom communication system used in the first manned Mercury space flight and military intercoms for F16 fighter jets and helicopters. In 1998 Andrea pioneered microphone array technology, which has become a standard for hands free VoIP communication embedding its advanced noise cancellation technology into millions of computers being produced by global manufacturers such as Dell and HP.

About Andrea Electronics

Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications requiring high performance quality voice input. The company’s patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDA(TM)), patented PureAudio(TM) and patented EchoStop(TM) far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics’ website at www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800 442-7787.

This press release contains certain forward looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as the date made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of such statements.

 

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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