Join our team of experts Chris, Adam, and Lily to explore every facet of audio and related technology. Everything you want to know about the science of sound comes to you monthly. We’re going to show you the world as you’ve never heard it. Check out the SoundGuys Podcast on iTunes and be sure to leave a review!

Episode 1

The MP3 Revolution

The .MP3 is arguably one of the most important innovations in digital media. Without MP3s we don’t have iPods, Podcasts, or P2P file sharing. The smartphone looks completely different today if not for the MP3 format. And it all started with a woman in a diner waiting for a cup of coffee.

Join us on the SoundGuys Podcast as we explore the history of the MP3, and discover how the MP3 turned not one, but two entire industries on their heads with the creation of a new file format.

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Episode 2

Smart speakers

Smart Speakers are taking the world by storm, but is that opening up new, legal cans of worms that we’re not prepared to deal with? What happens when your entire life is recorded from within the sanctity of your home? Do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy when your every word is recorded, transcribed and stored? Does this create a constitutional crisis?

Join us on the SoundGuys Podcast as we explore this phenomenon that is seemingly innocuous, but actually potentially sinister. Are you safe in your own home, once you invite Alexa in?

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Episode 3

The State of Smartphone Audio

If you listen to music today, chances are you’re doing it on a smartphone. So, we decided to take a look at smartphone audio and see where it is today. There have been some polarizing changes made to the medium in the last few years – do the changes matter? Can an audiophile still get a great experience even if a smartphone lacks a headphone jack?

Come with us as we explore wired and wireless audio coming from the most important gadget you own, how it’s working today, and how it will be working, tomorrow.

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Episode 4

 What led us to relying on USB Type-C connectors for audio? Why don’t they work very well or at all? The SoundGuys break down the loss of the headphone jack, and the difficulties surrounding USB-C audio with the help of Robert Triggs of Android Authority. Why is this universal standard not universally standard?

It turns out, there are a lot of reasons and we break them all down for you on our fourth episode of the SoundGuys podcast.

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Episode 5

Whether you realize it or not, you deal with technology based on sound every day. From ultrasound machines, to music in your favorite stores, to hovering objects in mid air, the sounds you work with everyday can be subtle, but they make your lives easier and more interesting.

From coffee beans to shopping habits, sound influences the world around you in an astonishing number of ways. Join us as we examine just a few of those.

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Episode 6

Drones are becoming more and more common in today’s society. Consumer products can be seen zipping around our parks. Commercial applications range from civil engineering projects to search and rescue. Drones are enhancing our society every day, at least our human society.

But are we forgetting about those with more than 2 legs? Drones are aptly named since they cause an unmistakable and constant noise that affects creatures great and small. Join the SoundGuys Podcast and special guests as we explore just what this new innovation might be doing to those who can’t tell us if it hurts.

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Episode 7

If you do a Google search for “Is Bluetooth Dangerous?” you are met with page after page of disinformation about the supposed dangers of Bluetooth radiation, and non-ionizing radio frequency radiation. This is part of a campaign by a few organizations to capitalize on your fear, and sell you some worthless trinkets on the side. Don’t be taken in.

This is a two-part crossover podcast with our friends Jonathan Feist and Joe Hindy at the Android Authority podcast discussing the science behind non-ionizing radiation in an effort to clear the air of the myths and rumors surrounding the tech we use every day. Bluetooth is not dangerous, and we tell you what’s up, who’s spreading the lies, the science behind it, and what to do about it.

Be sure to tune in to part 2 for our roundtable discussion on the Android Authority podcast. That episode is linked here.

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