Audio

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This limited edition 1:1 scale replica of Iron Man’s Mark XLIII Helmet plays all your favorite music via Bluetooth streaming, USB flash drive, or 3.5mm audio cable. Aside from the fact this is the most bassass Marvel speaker on the market, it’s got a decent set-up with two 40mm 3W midrange drivers and an 82mm 15W woofer.

If you are so bold to get this helmet (it isn’t cheap), please take a video while streaming some Black Sabbath.

Check out more images of the Iron Man speaker after the jump.

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Yes, this really is Stephen Hawking singing Monty Python’s Galaxy Song. It will be released as a 7″ vinyl that will be available only at Record Store Day events on Saturday, April 18th.

The video features some clips from Hawking’s appearance during the Monty Python Live reunion last year—like when Hawking attacked physicist Brian Cox for questioning the tune’s accuracy. There’s also a crazy site set up to promote the song where you can download the tune and play a version of Asteroids where Hawking fires missiles at the Monty Python cast and Brian Cox.

See the Hawking version and the original after the break.

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The beautiful opera scene from Final Fantasy VI featuring the song “Aria di Mezzo Carattere” has been redone by award-winning vocalist Jillian Aversa and renowned cellist Tina Guo. They collaborated to recreate the haunting measures of the song in celebration of Final Fantasy’s 21st anniversary.

The pair are no strangers to the world of gaming, having lent their talents to titles like Halo, Civilization, God of War, and Journey, Diablo III, and Call of Duty Black Ops II, respectively.

Aversa, a fan of Japanese RPG’s and of Nobuo Uematsu’s music (the original composer of the piece) notes:

“The arrangement began as a collaboration with my husband, Andrew Aversa (a.k.a. zircon), for the Final Fantasy VI: Balance & Ruin project he directed on OverClocked ReMix. We added more orchestral elements when I started performing the piece with Video Games Live, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to record with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for our latest album, Video Games Live: Level 4!”

Check out the melodic masterpiece after the break.

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Anime music is more than just background fodder for your favorite shows. It’s evolved over the years thanks to the ever expanding otaku fandom in Japan. And fans deserve the best listening experience for the fast tempos, memorable vocals, and rhythmic electronics. Manufacturer TDK has answered the call with a new line of “neo:n Tune” earbuds.

TDK developed these special ear buds to heighten the listener’s experience in five areas that are the most significant in anime music: Fast tempos, multiple mid-pitched notes, distortion in medium-tones, high-pitched vocals, and  the vast synthesized sound sources.

Check out all the models and colors options after the jump.

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CES brings out all the coolest gadgets, and these wireless speakers from Massive Audio are no exception. They work with an iOS or Android app and can be paired together so you could have a small fleet of Daleks playing your favorite tunes. The design is wonderfully detailed and even includes a glowing blue Dalek eye and a lit TARDIS light.

Even better, there are sound effects so you get 6 TARDIS noises and the Daleks will yell “Obey!” and “Exterminate!” jut like the real deal. There are also two different TARDIS-themed headphones and, if you were at the show, there was a life-size Dalek roaming about the booth blasting tunes.

According to Mashable, Pricing will be $120 for the TARDIS speaker or $150 for the Dalek with a “Dalek Sec” variant that’s black for $120. Headphones will run for $60 wired or $120 wireless. Expect to see them go on sale in late spring.

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You’ll kick your old boring  portable speakers to the curb when you see these adorable Marvel rechargeable speakers. You can choose from Hulk, Iron Man, or Captain America and can even get all three and daisy-chain them together. Each measures 3.5″ x 6.1″ x 6.7″ and recharges via an included micro USB cable. A single charge will give you about 10 hours of listening time.

See the entire lineup after the break…

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It all started with Awesome Mix Volume 1 which was the first movie soundtrack filled with nothing but catalog songs to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. There was also a Volume 2 shown at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, and now director James Gunn has revealed there was also a Volume 0.

Check out the playlist after the break…

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This Bluetooth speaker is designed to look just like the Death Star and it even lights up when in use. It measures 6″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep and comes with a clear acrylic stand. This is an officially licensed Star Wars product and will wirelessly stream music from up to 30 feet away. Sadly it does not come with a working turbolaser.

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Peter Quill’s rocking Awesome Mix Vol. 1 will be released on cassette tape. I can’t think of any format that is more perfect for the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy. The limited edition cassette will hit select stores on November 28th and is exclusive to independent retailers associated with Record Store Day. You can search for participating stores on their site.

Now all you need to do is check your attic for that old Walkman because authentic Star-Lord versions are pretty pricey right now on eBay.

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I can’t even explain the amount of need coursing through my veins when I look at this Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – Deluxe Vinyl LP by Mondo.

First of all, this album on vinyl is a natural fit. Add the incredible screen printed art by Tyler Stout, the fact that they’re going to press it on 180 gram purple Infinity Stone colored vinyl, and the insertion of one of 9 different screen printed collectible handbills and I’m thinking people are going to be dying to indulge their inner Lloyd Dobler for this baby.

You can pre-order now, but keep in mind that they won’t start shipping until the first quarter of 2015.

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