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Light up your tunes with Strobe earphones

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Do you sometimes feel lost in a sea of generic earbuds? Noma Strobe earphones are a way to stand out from the crowd. These earphones allow you to enjoy your music, take calls and issue voice commands just like most earphones. Where they stand out is that they also feature electroluminescent cables that light up andRead More…


The new earphones from NuForce are Primo, dude

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

I’ve reviewed a few really good and affordable earphones from NuForce for The Gadgeteer. NuForce is somewhat of a paradox in the audio world. They make quite good (and quite expensive) home audio gear, yet their personal products have been quite affordable – but still quite good. That’s especially true regarding their earphones and headphones.Read More…


Gift ideas – 6 headphones and earphones for music lovers

on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

When Julie asked me to choose five headphones/earphones that would make great gift ideas, I knew this could get interesting. 2013 has been a great year for portable listening, and the holiday choices are better than ever. There are many choices to fit any budget, so there is no excuse this year for putting upRead More…


Torque Audio lets you tune your tunes

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Talk about appropriately named companies. Torque Audio has a masculine aura about it, both in name and looks. Their first product, the t103z in-ear headphones are a gadget lovers dream. They come with three sets of filters – or valves as Torque calls them – that let the user customize – or tune – theRead More…


RHA offers new earphones including the 750/750i with hand-made drivers

on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Scottish audio company RHA has quickly become famous for well-made and very good sounding earphones that are also affordable. Now, RHA has moved up-market with two new earphones in two configurations each: the RHA 600, 600i, 750, and 750i (the ‘i’ simply means an added 3-button remote and microphone for Apple devices). The new 600/600iRead More…


A Golden Ratio for your ears

on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

I would guess that the majority of Gadgeteer readers have never heard of George Cardas. That may be about to change. Cardas Audio is a maker of high-end audio cable, and Mr. Cardas is a respected audiophile. After years of listening to earphones, he decided that he could do it better – so he designedRead More…


Airbudz – Replacement in-ear earphone tips for those times when you need to hear more than your music

on Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Noise canceling earbuds are great for blocking out unwanted noise around us so we can listen to our tunes without distraction. But there are times when no distraction is not a good thing. Like while riding a bike, walking, running, etc. Airbudz, a successfully funded Kickstarter project, can turn your in-ear earphones into earphones thatRead More…


Eargear – Customize your favorite earphones for a perfect fit

on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Earphones are great because they are so portable. But the vast majority of them do not fit right or fall out easily. Eargear is a silicone based polymer that can be molded around your favorite earphones to create a custom fit. Similar to the professionally created ear monitors that your favorite musicians use, Eargear isRead More…


Ultimate Audio From Ultimate Ears

on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Ever since Logitech acquired custom earphone maker Ultimate Ears, they have expanded the lineup to include many popular models of custom and universal-fit earphones, becoming one of the largest makers of earphones in the world. The expansion continues with their first headphones under the combined Logitech UE label, as well as a new universal-fit multi-armature earphone.Read More…

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Harman Kardon Have Invaded Our Personal Space

on Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Harman Kardon has made some of the most visually compelling speakers anywhere. I have owned three SoundSticks speakers through the years and loved them. Nothing looks like them. Now Harman Kardon have entered our personal space with a line of headphones and earphones. The BT wireless over-ear headphones are Bluetooth-equipped with a built-in microphone andRead More…


V-MODA introduces VAMP, an Audio Multitasker for the iPhone 4/4S

on Saturday, June 16th, 2012

V-MODA, maker of the Crossfade M-80 and Crossfade LP headphones, have introduced the VAMP, a headphone amplifier with a dedicated 150mW x 2 amplifier, DAC (Digital-to-Analog convertor), optical audio output and a 2200mAh battery – all integrated into a metal case for the iPhone 4/4S. It’s based on the GO-DAP 4.0 by VentureCraft, but tweakedRead More…

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Universal Earphones: Earphones with Automatic Side and Shared Use Detection

on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Isn’t it a pain when you have to look at your earbuds to work out which one’s left and which one’s right ? Or you find that you’ve had the wrong phone in the wrong ear ? Well the Japan Science and Technology Agency ( JST ) has a solution with their Universal Earphones.  UsingRead More…


House of Marley Introduces Eco-friendly Audio Collection

on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Hey mon, Bob Marley’s family has been busy. With the desire to carry on Bob Marley’s musical message of peace and love, The House of Marley has released a line of audio products. The goal of The House of Marley is to offer a line of headphones, earphones and speaker/docks that are made of sustainableRead More…


Altec Lansing Bliss Earphones Designed for Women

on Monday, August 15th, 2011

Altec Lansing has a line of earphoness that they designed just for women.  They are sized smaller for women’s ears, and they have ” jewel-like detailing and stylish colors” to look almost like jewelry for your ears.  They have three models in the Bliss line, with the Platinum being the top of the line.  The BlissRead More…


Marshall turns it up to 11 in a Major and Minor way

on Thursday, November 18th, 2010

For years, the name Marshall has been synonymous with sound – and lots of it. Now they are moving into the crowded consumer headphone market in a Major, and a Minor, way. This month, Marshall has introduced their first headphone model, the Major in time for holiday buying. It’s design mimics the look of theRead More…


Communicator Earphones Let You Listen to Your Music or Talk on Your Phone

on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The Communicator Earphones have a thick cord that resists tangles and come with 3 earbud tips – in latex or “deep-fit soft foam” – so you can find your best fit.  They minimize ambient noise, and their 10mm drivers reproduce 20-20,000 Hz for full, rich sound.  There’s a built-in microphone so you can use itRead More…


Strap a superhero to your ears

on Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Continuing with the ear-related theme, Coloud headphones announce Marvel Comics and NHL inspired headphones. These headphones have Marvel characters and NHL logos that are printed on 3D rubber patches giving the headphones a unique feel. Marvel characters include: Hulk, Iron Man, Punisher, & X-Men. While NHL teams include: Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins,Read More…


Audéo Perfect Bass Earphones from Phonak

on Friday, June 11th, 2010

Did you know that hearing experts are predicting that 1 in 10 30-year-olds will be wearing a hearing aid by 2020 because of exposure to continuous loud music from earphones?   The new Audéo Perfect Bass earphones from Phonak offer a way to enjoy music with a rich bass end while minimizing hearing damage from excessively loud volumes. Read More…


V-MODA’s Vibe II with Microphone Review

on Friday, August 28th, 2009

V-MODA has recently introduced their newly styled earbuds in their Vibe series, the Vibe II w/microphone. While Vibe II’s are more compact and polished than the original Vibes, the big questions are; how do they sound and function compared to the already saturated earbud market….. These earbuds are definitely tiny and pretty in appearance. V-MODARead More…


Let your ears blink to the music – iBlink

on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

iBlinks are a noise isolating ear buds that have a patented audio-optic technology that causes LED lights on the outside to  flash to the sound output of any device with a 3.5mm jack. The volume level controls the brightness of the flashing lights. The unit comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery with USB charging cable. InterestingRead More…


Artwizz Woodphones Review

on Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Well, I popped my favourite earphones to one side and have been reviewing the ‘Woodphones’ from Artwizz for the last few days. I’ve used a lot of In-Ear Monitors (or IEMs as they are known) in the past, some of which have been stated as being the ‘best’ on the market, incorporating not only an excellentRead More…


AirDrives Interactive Stereo iPhone Earphones

on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

During a typical day at work, I listen to tunes through my iPhone and its stock set of earbuds. Although the earbuds get the job done and sound fair to good, they tend to become uncomfortable after awhile. But I continue to use them because they have the built-in microphone that allows me to interceptRead More…


Future Sonics’ atrio m5 Professional Earphones Review

on Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I travel around the country quite a bit for work and when I am not doing that, take the bus daily to and from the office. I watch a lot of movies during these times and prefer to blockout all of the ambient noise when enjoying my down time. For years I have been usingRead More…