Benefits of Listening to music while working out

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Many people have the habit of listening to music while working out or jogging which is not a habit, it is a trick to overcome the stress and to increase the efficiency of working out. And for your information listening to music while exercising does more than distract you from the pain of a training session.
Studies show that listening to music reduces your perception of how hard you are training by as much as 10%. It may also take the boredom away from your routines to keep you from tiring out. As a result, you may feel that you can run farther and faster. In addition, music is also known to improve a person’s mood so it can definitely work as an effective performance tool that can help you get into a better state of mind before and during a race.

  • The kinds of music you listen also impact your results
  • A good beat can help you keep pace
  • Music elevates your mood
  • Listen to anything you like
  • Select the songs that mirror your heart rate, depending on the level of exercise
  • Slower songs are recommended when you are warming up or cooling downSo now it is time to choose the right headsets for working outs
    All headphones are not suitable for working out or running. So there are some models, which are specially designed for sports use. These might be little expensive than the regular ones but one should not compromise with price. There are headphones for swimming, which are water-resistant up to certain depth.

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    Now the question is how can you choose the perfect pair for your sports?

    Here are few tips that you may need to consider:

    • Adjusting and readjusting your earphones while working out is difficult and irritating so choose one that stays in place no matter how you move
      • Pick comfortable headphones, which are light in weight and which fit comfortably on the earpic1

      • It is advised to pick a moisture resistant headphones as you sweat a lot, that could withstand excessive moisture
      • You need a pair of headphones that helps you keep in touch with your environment. You need to know what’s happening around you at all times. So picking complete noise cancelling headphones is not a good idea
    • It is better to choose a wireless headphone like neck-band/behind the neck headphones

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Launching Stelle Audio from California!!!

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What comes to your mind, when you think or talk fashion?
Couture!!
In the world of fashion, Couture (referred as Haute Couture) art of fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques .

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Presenting  Stelle Audio , the company leading and the ultimate blend of high-end design and exceptional sound quality!

Stellé pronounced STEL-LAY is taken from the Italian word meaning “stars.”

With four exceptional products, Stellé Audio Couture® has been recognized across the industry for its vision and for breaking rules, including the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree (2014 CES).

With a successful presence & huge fan following across the European & American markets, Stelle has now embarked on the journey of enticing the luxury lovers of the Asia Pacific region through its strategic tie up with Arkarise Global, a global business development consulting firm will operate as its brand partner for India.

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The Winners of Grammy Awards 2015

The most popular and prestigious music awards of 2015 are out!!

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And the Winners of 57th Grammy are:

Record of the year : Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

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Song of the Year : Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

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Album of the Year: Beck – Morning Phase

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Best New Artist :  Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live)” – Pharrell Williams

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something” – A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera

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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Cheek to Cheek” – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

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Best Pop Vocal Album: “In The Lonely Hour” – Sam Smith

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Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

Best Dance/Electronic Album: “Syro” – Aphex Twin

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Bass & Mandolin” – Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer Jr.

Best Rock Performance: “Lazaretto” – Jack White

Best Metal Performance: “The Last in Line” – Tenacious D

Best Rock Song: “Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore (Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters)

Best Rock Album: “Morning Phase” – Beck

Best Alternative Music Album: “St. Vincent” – St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance: “Drunk in Love” – Beyonce featuring Jay Z

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Jesus Children” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Best R&B Song: “Drunk in Love” – Beyonce featuring Jay Z

Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Girl” – Pharrell Williams

Best R&B Album: “Love, Marriage & Divorce” – Toni Braxton & Babyface

Best Rap Performance: “I” – Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna

Best Rap Song: “I” – Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album: “The Marshall Mathers LP2” – Eminem

Best Country Solo Performance: “Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Gentle on My Mind” – The Band Perry

Best Country Song: “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell

Best New Age Album: “Winds of Samsara” – Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Fingerprints” – Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album: “Beautiful Life” – Dianne Reeves

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: “Trilogy” – Chick Corea Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “Life in the Bubble” – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Best Latin Jazz Album: “The Offense of the Drum” – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Messengers” – Lecrae featuring For King & Country

Best Gospel Album: “Help” – Erica Campbell

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” – For King & Country

Best Roots Gospel Album: “Shine For All the People” – Mike Farris

Best Latin Pop Album: “Tangos” – Ruben Blades

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: “Multiviral” – Calle 13

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): “Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernandez” – Vicente Fernandez

Best Tropical Latin Album: “Mas + Corazon Profundo” – Carlos Vives

Best American Roots Performance: “A Feather’s Not a Bird” – Rosanne Cash

Best American Roots Song: “A Feather’s Not a Bird” – Rosanne Cash

Best Americana Album: “The River & The Thread” – Rosanne Cash

Best Bluegrass Album: “The Earls of Leicester” – The Earls of Leicester

Best Blues Album: “Step Back” – Johnny Winter

Best Folk Album: “Remedy” – Old Crow Medicine Show

Best Regional Roots Music Album: “The Legacy” – Jo-El Sonnier

Best Reggae Album: “Fly Rasta” – Ziggy Marley

Best World Music Album: “Eve” – Angelique Kidjo

Best Children’s Album: “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World (Malala Yousafzai)” – Neela Vaswani

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): “Diary of a Mad Diva” – Joan Rivers

Best Comedy Album: “Mandatory Fun” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Musical Theater Album: “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” – Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Frozen” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel

Best Instrumental Composition: “The Book Thief” – John Williams, composer

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella: “Daft Punk” – Pentatonix

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: “New York Tendaberry” Billy Childs featuring Renee Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma (Billy Childs, arranger)

Best Recording Package: “Lightning Bolt” – Pearl Jam (Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors)

Best Boxed or Special Edition Limited Edition Package: “The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)” – Various Artists

Best Album Notes: “Offering: Live At Temple University” – John Coltrane (Ashley Kahn, album notes writer)

Best Historical Album: “The Garden Spot Programs, 1950” – Hank Williams

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: “Morning Phase” – Beck

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)” – John Legend (Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer)

Best Surround Sound Album: “Beyonce” – Beyonce

Best Engineered Album, Classical: “Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending”

Best Orchestral Performance: “Adams, John: City Noir” – St. Louis Symphony (David Robertson, conductor)

Best Opera Recording: “Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphee Aux Enfers” – Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble

Best Choral Performance: “The Sacred Spirit of Russia” – Conspirare (Craig Hella Johnson, conductor)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “In 27 Pieces – The Hilary Hahn Encores” – Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Play” – Jason Vieaux

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: “Douce France” – Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit

Best Classical Compendium: “Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances” – Partch

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean” – Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony

Best Music Video: “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film: “20 Feet From Stardom” – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

 

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 – CHOTA PACKET BADAA DHAMAKA! (Small size – Big Bang)

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 review by http://www.theaudiophile.net/

Have been truly impressed by the Cambridge audio minx 100, in the very short span of time that’s its been with me. It’s a pretty compact speaker that enables one to wirelessly stream music via blue tooth or airplay enabled devices & avail of music services such as spotify, without requiring a separate mobile app.

Unboxing:

The Air 100 came well packed (double box packing), with all the accessories neatly ensconced in nicely cut out thermocol that holds the Air 100 firmly in place within the box as well as neatly tucking in the accessories in it. The accessories include:
1) Quick start owner’s manual in various languages (separate booklets having info related to hooking up the Air 100 via Wi-Fi networks
2) Three Types of power cords (CU, EU & UK Plug Terminated)
3) One Card type remote with its battery cell
4) Ethernet Cable

Packing Quality: 5 Stars

Appearance:

The Air 100 is a very well put together piece of equipment, nicely finished in curved glossy piano white casing with a matt silver band around the speaker grill. The unit is pretty heavy & feels solid when held in hand, with a conveniently placed slot for ones hand to secure holding it. The speaker grill is a fixed type & is slightly shiny grey in colour which neither looks bland nor flashy, pretty understated & functional. The top side of the unit as 5 rubberised buttons on the left side numbered 1-5 to store the preset internet radio channels. The top right side has another 5 rubberised buttons which operate the following: Bluetooth, Analog Input, Volume – /+ & Power.
The buttons are nicely textured to touch & a breeze to operate. The card remote is a little compact piece with all the features of the buttons on the main unit with the addition of being able to switch between 10 preset channels & an addition of a mute button. Adjusting the bass level is also possible with the presence of -/+ buttons. All the buttons are not back lit like the ones on the main unit. I doubt that the remote would see much use as most end users would use their mobile devices to control the Air 100 or end up using the buttons on the unit itself. The remote build quality though sticks out as a sore thumb in comparison to the main units high build quality.
The back panel of the Air 100 houses the following in a little recessed area of the back:
Power Cord Port
Ethernet Cable Slot
LED which flashes orange/green when in use
Bass Level Knob
A micro USB port for servicing the unit
3.5 mm auxiliary pin slot
Stereo RCA Input
The Air 100 is essentially a ported cab design with the port being cleverly integrated into the hand grab recess.
Overall the look of the Air 100 is simple & understated.

Build Quality: 5 Stars

Bluetooth/Air Play Pairing:
Bluetooth pairing was effortless & quick. One can start playing music pretty much instantly from ones mobile devices, which is always good for one who is wanting a fuss free operation.
When you power on the Minx Air, an LED on the back flashes orange and green. To set up AirPlay, you have to connect to the Minx Air’s temporary Wi-Fi hotspot. Once you do, you type 192.168.1.1 into your browser, select your Wi-Fi network’s SSID from the list, and type in your password and click Apply. The Minx Air will save the configuration, and your own PC will see the Minx Air hotspot disappear, meaning that it should automatically reconnect to your existing home network. If all is well, you’ll be able to select the Minx Air from your iOS device. This setup is functional, Cambridge Audio makes available a free Minx Air iOS app, which I tested using an iPhone 5. The app lets you control the device as if the iPhone were a remote, as well as find and store Internet radio stations from a selection of over 20,000. It also includes something you can’t get via the front panel or hardware remote: 10 DSP presets for modifying the speaker’s frequency response curve.
Connecting via the RCA inputs does take about 30 seconds for the music to play but that’s pretty much acceptable for one to sit back & enjoy the music.

Listening Impressions:

Straight out of the box, one is impressed with the big sound coming from its size. It goes pretty loud as well without distorting itself out of breath. It does get a little uncomfortable to hear at high volumes but is still acceptable when one keeps the size of it in mind. What it does tell you pretty much instantly is that it will show up a poor recording rather tellingly. I played a variety of formats (flac, wav, mp3) & it kept revealing the good, bad & ugly in all the formats pretty consistently.
The feature of adjusting of bass levels is pretty much useless as when preset to centre position of the knob, it gives more than enough bass, infact it can sometimes feel a bit overpowering the mids, so vocals do sound a little recessed in comparison to the lows & highs. The vocals do sound coming from dead centre of the unit, but overall the sound is localized. Having said that, I think it’s a pretty decent performer that one can happily live with if one is looking for A) Convenience, B) Style Quotient & C) Portability (wherever there’s an electricity socket).
Sound Quality: 3.5 Stars

Final Word:
A commendable effort from Cambridge Audio, to make a very well designed product, one that will be useful for many, though if you can spend a little more, then I would whole heartedly recommend its bigger brother, the Minx Air200. Stay tuned for its review being readied shortly.

Retail Price: Rs.29900/-

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/produc…eakers/air-100

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 – Awaken a Beast!

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 – Awaken a Beast!
Review by http://www.theaudiophile.net/

 

Having reviewed the Cambridge Audio Minx 100 already, I was thinking how much further can the Cambridge Audio Minx 200 improve upon it. To say quite a bit is shocking in the very least! While it does everything that the Cambridge Audio Minx 100 does, it just goes deeper performance wise.

Unboxing:

The Air 200 came well packed (double box packing), with all the accessories neatly ensconced in nicely cut out thermocol that holds the Air 200 firmly in place within the box as well as neatly tucking in the accessories in it. The accessories include:

1) Quick start owner’s manual in various languages (separate booklets having info related to hooking up the Air 200 via Wi-Fi networks
2) Three types of power cords (CU, EU & UK Plug Terminated)
3) One Card type remote with its battery cell
4) Ethernet Cable

Packing Quality: 5 Stars







Appearance:

The Air 200 is a very well put together piece of equipment, nicely finished in glossy piano white casing with a matt silver band around the speaker grill. The unit is slightly bigger than tha Air 100, pretty heavy & feels solid when held by ones hand, with a conveniently placed slot for ones hand to secure holding it. The speaker grill is a fixed type & is slightly shiny grey in colour which neither looks bland nor flashy, pretty understated & functional. The top side of the curved unit has 5 rubberised buttons on the left side numbered 1-5 to store the preset internet radio channels. The top right side has another 5 rubberised buttons which operate the following: Bluetooth, Analog Input, Volume – /+ & Power.
The buttons are nicely textured to touch & a breeze to operate. The card remote is a little compact piece with all the features of the buttons on the main unit with the addition of being able to switch between 10 preset channels & an addition of a mute button. Adjusting the bass level is also possible with the presence of -/+ buttons. All the buttons are not back lit like the ones on the main unit. I doubt that the remote would see much use as most end users would use their mobile devices to control the Air 100 or end up using the buttons on the unit itself. The remote build quality though sticks out as a sore thumb in comparison to the main units high build quality. But then the remote wont be used as much as one would be using ones mobile device to do the needful, hence its going to be pretty much unused.







The back panel of the Air 200 houses the following in a little recessed area of the back:

Power Cord Port
Ethernet Cable Slot
LED which flashes orange/green when in use
Bass Level Knob
A micro USB port for servicing the unit
3.5 mm auxiliary pin slot
Stereo RCA Input

The Air 200 is essentially a ported cab design with the port being cleverly integrated into the hand grab recess.




Overall the look of the Air 200 is simple & understated.

Build Quality: 5 Stars

Bluetooth/Air Play Pairing:

Bluetooth pairing was effortless & quick. One can start playing music pretty much instantly from ones mobile devices, which is always good for one who is wanting a fuss free operation.
When you power on the Minx Air, an LED on the back flashes orange and green. To set up AirPlay, you have to connect to the Minx Air’s temporary Wi-Fi hotspot. Once you do, you type 192.168.1.1 into your browser, select your Wi-Fi network’s SSID from the list, and type in your password and click Apply. The Minx Air will save the configuration, and your own PC will see the Minx Air hotspot disappear, meaning that it should automatically reconnect to your existing home network. If all is well, you’ll be able to select the Minx Air from your iOS device. This setup is functional, Cambridge Audio makes available a free Minx Air iOS app, which I tested using an iPhone 5. The app lets you control the device as if the iPhone were a remote, as well as find and store Internet radio stations from a selection of over 20,000. It also includes something you can’t get via the front panel or hardware remote: 10 DSP presets for modifying the speaker’s frequency response curve.
Connecting via the RCA inputs does take about 30 seconds for the music to play but that’s pretty much acceptable for one to sit back & enjoy the music.

Listening Impressions:

Straight out of the box, one is impressed with the big sound coming from its size. It goes pretty loud as well without distorting itself out of breath. Unlike the Air 100, it does not get uncomfortable to hear at high volumes but makes you pump the volume further up. A big sound is delivered pretty much effortlessly & you start enjoying the music at higher SPL’s like crazy.

The addition of a 6.5” woofer does the trick here in giving the 2 X 4” BMR drivers breathing space & letting the bigger woofer do the muscle work in regard to reproducing the LF’s. It digs deeper with the bass but also gives the mids enough space to shine. The highs are decent but not fully extended. It aids in allowing one to hear music fatigue free, for longer duration of time. What surprises one is the bass from these speakers, especially when we heard ‘The Robots’ by Kraftwerk & ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk. One can further pump up the Bass with the help of the bass level knob at the back of the unit, but I found it to perform best with the level at 12 o’clock position. Bass freaks can pump it up further to their liking. The kick Drum in ‘Jump’ by Van Halen was well fleshed out & tight, giving a feel of good depth is always rewarding experience. The guitar tone of Stevie Ray Vaughn was captured rather well along with the tight bass line & SRV’s vocals came out rather nicely to boot. Devin Townsend’s ‘Daddy’ sounded layered with a perfect blend of the guitars & vocals with the background fader coming through clearly. The Air 200 clearly shines in revealing details in the recordings.

The sound stage is wider than the Air100 & sense of space is better achieved over the Air 100, which sounds a little congested in comparison to the Air200. The Air 200 belts out music at high volumes rather well & keeps going at full tilt without breaking into a sweat. Like the Air 100, the Air 200 rewards when well recorded music is played, poor recordings get exposed but not as brutally as in the case of Air 100.
Plug in an external source CD/DVD/BDP via the RCA Inputs, stream your music/internet radio via your mobile device wifi or wired through the ethernet port from a desk top & you are ready to rock! Playing at high volumes is the Air 200’s forte, as it just begs to be played LOUD!! I just love the Air200 for what it does, its a beast!


Sound Quality: 4.5 Stars

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/produc…eakers/air-100

Verdict:

Given a choice, I’d go with the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 over the 100 & am sure most would too if they don’t feel the pinch of coughing up the additional 10K difference between the two models.   for the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200. The only fly in the ointment being its price

Retail Price: Rs.39900/- (OUCH!!!)