World's Largest Music Box Plays the Harry Potter Theme (Also Tchaikovsky and Liszt)

Do you like those tiny automatic musical instruments you can wind up and listen to their adorable jingling tunes? Or your grandma’s dancing ballerina music box? Or the wooden cable car model you have got from your uncle, playing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”? If so, this overgrown hybrid of a music box and a… »11/18/15 2:00pm11/18/15 2:00pm

All of Google's Confusing, Intertwined Music Services Explained

Last week, Google launched YouTube Music to a few cheers, a few groans, and a lot of “don’t they already have a music service?” In fact, they have several: Google Play Music and YouTube Red, for starters. But don’t be fooled—they seem separate, but they actually complement one another. »11/18/15 12:40pm11/18/15 12:40pm

Should Doctors Be Allowed to Listen to Music During Surgery?

If you’ve had surgery under anesthesia in the last couple of decades, your doctor was probably listening to her favorite music while operating. There’s growing debate in the medical field about whether music in the operating room really helps surgeons focus or creates a potentially dangerous distraction. »11/13/15 6:00pm11/13/15 6:00pm

Roland Boutique Series Review: Retro Synth Sound for Modern Day Dial Turners

With software these days you can recreate almost any sound you want. The hulking equipment that used to produce electronic music is long gone. And yet, people have a desire to touch buttons and turn knobs. The Roland Boutique Series is a middle-ground between the digital age of music making and the classic synths of… »11/12/15 11:04am11/12/15 11:04am

I Listened to Sennheiser's Absurd $55,000 Orpheus Headphones

I’m one of the first people in the world to listen to Sennheiser’s new $55,000 Orpheus headphone system. The new hardware’s 20 years in the making. Real, real serious shit. I’m trying hard to concentrate on the music–trying to give this crazy thing the severe attention I think it deserves. But I keep laughing my ass… »11/11/15 2:15pm11/11/15 2:15pm