Apparently, there have been older iterations of this clever idea, but what it does, it does astoundingly well. That is: boost the bass, improve the treble and make even the smallest device sound like you’re in the recording studio with the artists. What it does, I’m told, is retrieve and restore audio cues that are buried within the original source audio, so you hear the things that many music players and speakers simply can’t unearth on their own. The i-Wow offers three-dimensional sound that feels like you’re simply “there” with the music.
Plug one end into your music device, the other into your headphones. When you’re ready to go “WOW!” press the button in the middle of the i-Wow and immediately hear the difference. With simple earphones and an iPod, the sound is remarkably better, but with really great earphones, the sound difference will make you go, WOW!
1. The premium iWOW-3DHFmodel Includes: iWOW 3D audio adaptor, 5 interchangeable color faceplates, high-quality in-ear earbuds
2. The premium iWOW-3DFmodel Includes: iWOW 3D audio adaptor, 5 interchangeable color faceplates,
3. The base iWOW-3D model Includes: iWOW 3D audio adaptor
The colorful faceplates won’t make the sound any better, but they do look special, and will entice, especially for younger people who long to be the trendiest kid on the block. As to the iWow itself, it’s a bit akward, but once you hear the difference in the sound your device makes, you’ll never want to be without it.
There is also a downloadable app for i-wow through iTunes that lets you choose between headphones, speakers, or the speakers on your notebook computer. That makes things even easier, with more options. You can choose the type of music you are listening to (e.g. blues, country, rock, classical) and the software automatically adjusts to the most ideal balance for that genre. The free downloadable app helps you adjust audio settings such as bass, treble or surround, and lets you select speaker settings for headphones, car or external speakers. Whether you’re using the downloadable version of I-Wow or the actual, physical gadget you plug into your iPod, you’ll be amazed. While I’m not an audiophile and can’t really tell you about all the specs on this wonderful i-Wow, I DO know great sound when I hear it. I truly, honestly went “WOW!” the first time I heard the difference. One thing: to make or take a call on an iPhone you have to remove the physical iWow gadget from your phone.
Cost for the basic i-WOW hardware is about $50.00. Visit the SRS Labs web site to see all the options and order your i-Wow.
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