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Bowers & Wilkins debut significant improvements to two headphones

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

The cool thing about top-of-the-line products and patience is that one benefits the other. Case in point: The new Bowers & Wilkins Series 2 P5 headphone and C5 earphone. Patience is rewarded because B&W has incorporated elements from their P7 headphone into the less expensive P5, improving just about every internal component. The P7’s successRead More…

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Get in the Spirit with Focal

on Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A few months ago, I reviewed the very good Focal Spirit Classic and even better Spirit Pro headphones. Focal he now released a newer – and less expensive – version of the original portable Spirit One headphone, the Spirit One S. The Spirit One S – which will replace the Spirit One –  is moreRead More…

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Samsung on the Level about beating Beats

on Friday, July 25th, 2014

It appears that Samsung has come out swinging in the “Let’s beat Beats” game. Say what you will about Beats audio quality (I do), you cannot argue with their marketing genius. They hold about 60% of the headphone market – which makes them a prime target. Samsung has released two new headphones, an earphone andRead More…

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A stand for your headphones and phone

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Beats Station from iSkelter is a display stand to hold your headphones safely off your desk until you need them.  It also has a slot to hold your iPhone or iPod.  The stand is handmade in the USA of bamboo, so it’s eco-friendly.  It will begin shipping on June 30, and iSkelter is takingRead More…

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Let geeRaf tame your headphone cables

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We’ve all been there, we stick our earbuds in our ears, turn on our favorite music, start enjoying the tunes and then an earbud falls out of your ear just when the song was at the best part. Headphones falling out of ears at the worst moment isn’t a new problem, but a new solution to that problem is theRead More…

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Klipsch Image S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones at a 65% discount for a limited time

on Sunday, April 27th, 2014

If you’re in the market for some rugged yet quality earbuds, Woot! has the deal for you.  You can get a pair of Klipsch Image S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones in blue, yellow, orange, or red for $34.99 (MSRP $99.99) until April 28 at 9am CT.  The S4i earbuds have a all-weather ruggedized design with rubber moldings thatRead More…

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V-Moda becomes even more fashion conscience headphone with the XS headphone

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

I have reviewed every V-MODA headphone beginning with the original Crossfade LP and each one has been a significant improvement over the previous version. The new V-MODA XS will replace the now-discontinued on-ear Crossfade M-80. The XS betters the M-80 with improved sound, military-spec (MIL-STD-810G) build quality and V–MODA’s  famous, patented CliqFold Hinge. The XSRead More…

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You’ll be a smash wearing The Dash wireless smart in-ear headphones

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

We are constantly seeing the evolution of the headphone! We have gone from big to small, from wired to wireless, and from over the ear to in the ear. Now Bragi wants to bring you the next evolution of head phone with The Dash, wireless smart in-ear headphones as an active Kickstarter project. The DashRead More…

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Listen to music without getting frost-bitten ears

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

This winter has been the pits.  It’s cold and snowy, and I’m ready for it to be over.  There’s still several weeks to suffer through before spring, and Hammacher Schlemmer has some Bluetooth earbuds that will keep your ears warm while we’re waiting.  The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers have integrated speakers and a microphone soRead More…

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A Classic and Professional direction from Focal

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014

A couple of years ago, Focal  – known for high-end speakers – came out with their first headphone, the Spirit One and it became an instant hit with the headphone crowd. While the Spirit One wasn’t cheap, it was portable, well made and sounded great. Focal has upped the ante with two new not-so portableRead More…

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Champagne headphones on a beer budget

on Friday, January 31st, 2014

If you’re a fan of those mega-popular headphones that are endorsed by mega-stars, understand that you are adding mega-bucks to their mega-bank accounts. They aren’t lending their names to promote a headphone for free and the headphone company certainly isn’t paying for it; you are. It’s hidden in the cost. Okay then, what if youRead More…

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This beanie replaces the propeller with a set of headphones

on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Some of our readers may be too young to remember those beanie hats with propellers, but you may all be interested in a beanie with something more useful than a plastic propeller.  The Tooks Headphone Beanies have built-in 20-20,000 Hz headphones inside that can be removed when the hat needs cleaning.  The above image showsRead More…

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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…

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You can now make calls with your HoodieBuddie jacket

on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

We’ve told you about HoodieBuddie jackets in the past (see related links at the end of this article).  They are zip-up hoodies in adult and kids sizes with headphones built in to the drawstrings, and best of all, they are washable without removing the headphones first.  Their newest hoodie, the hb Standard Issue with hbRead More…

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Vive la France, vive la Aëdle

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

One of the cool things about the internet is we can now easily discover new products from around the world without leaving our house. Being an audio junkie, I’m always searching for new and interesting gear. One search led me to France where audio company Aëdle (pronounced ā-duhl) hand-assembles a beautiful and minimalist designed headphone. It’sRead More…

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Onkyo gets personal with new headphones

on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

You could say that it seems like every audio company is getting into the headphones business. Everywhere you turn, some speaker company has entered the fray, which can only make everyone better. And headphones have improved significantly in the last 5 years. A case in point is Japan’s Onkyo. This old and respected brand haveRead More…

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Phiaton goes light, goes wireless, goes silent

on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

In October, Phiaton will be introducing two new headphone designs just in time for holiday shopping. Each headphone has its own appeal depending on what your needs are. For the fan of going portable, the carbon-fiber Moderna Series Fusion MS 430 is a lightweight over the ear design with full-sized drivers for better sound. It’sRead More…

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Bowers & Wilkins surround your ears with the new P7 headphones

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013

First, there was the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones later followed by the P3. Both are on-ear designs that are uber comfortable and sound as good as they look. Now, B&W want to surround you in their signature sound with the new P7 over-ear headphones – a first for them. The P7 has the sameRead More…

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LadyBuds are high-performance earbuds in a necklace

on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

These earbuds from Handcandy are just for girls and women.  Hand-beaded from wood, shell, or plastic beads or  faux pearls, these LadyBuds earbuds look like a necklace.  A magnetic clasp hold them around your neck, and a 27″ extender cable lets you keep your phone or MP3 player safely in your purse or pocket whileRead More…

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Hear your music and ambient sounds with the Fuser

on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Listening to music with headphones or earbuds provides you with entertainment but isolates you from the world.  If you’re relaxing safely at home, a little isolation might be a welcome thing, but it’s not a good idea when walking or exercising outdoors or when working.  If you plug the Fuser from Olens Technology between yourRead More…

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Use a Sprng to keep your EarPods in their place

on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Do you own an iPhone 5, a 7th generation iPod nano, or a 5th generation iPod touch? If so, then you probably also own a pair of Apple EarPods. If you’re like me, you like the sound of the EarPods but hate the fact that they don’t always stay in your ear. The Sprng mayRead More…

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No need to join the Army to see these Privates by Outdoor Tech

on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Wired or wireless? That is the dilemma we often face when trying to choose the right pair of headphones for our listening pleasure. The Privates from Outdoor Tech have solved that problem and more. Expected to be available in late July, 2013, the Privates offer a stylish yet rugged take on the everyday headphones. TheRead More…

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Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones can block out the world… or not. Your choice.

on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Over the years, Bose has had their detractors, but they have also made some darn good products, such as the QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones and the SoundDock speakers. They have just introduced the new QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. These are Bose’s first in-ear headphones with active noise canceling. Bose says these can lockRead More…

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ZAGG’s Animatone Earbuds and Headphones protect your child’s hearing

on Monday, April 8th, 2013

ZAGG may be more known for their protective device skins, but they’ve long offered their ifrogz line of earbuds and headphones.  They now have some Animatone products that are designed just for children.  As you know, the loud volumes produced by earphones and headphones can damage hearing.  Some devices include maximum-volume settings for their audioRead More…

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Show your Game of Thrones allegiance with the Gear4 on-ear headphones

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Now that the new Game of Thrones season has started up, I am seeing Stark vs. Lannister items pop up in different stores. My favorite is the Game of Thrones Stark and Lannister on-ear headphones by Gear4. The Stark headphones are all white with a direwolf sigil on each ear, while the Lannister headphones areRead More…