Earphones

When I want to listen to music, I prefer over-the-ear headphones, but those are not really a good fit when out and about. I've used both of Apple's earbuds/pods that came with the iPhone's I've owned over the years, plus many others, trying to find that sweet spot of durability, good sound, and sound isolation. [...]

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Phiaton_Bluetooth_Earphones_10

I’ve always liked Phiaton’s earphones and headphones, Their MS 100 BA balanced armature earphones are one of the best bargains available. The Chord MS 530 headphones are a comfortable pair of Bluetooth/Noise canceling headphones that look as good as they sound. Phiaton has adapted the noise canceling tech for their BT 100 NC earphones. Bluetooth [...]

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Audiofly_AF78_3

I'm going to say this right up front. I really like hybrid earphones. I like the warm bass that the dynamic speaker provides. I like the accuracy the armature speaker is able to replicate. And I like that when used together, these two different speaker technologies give the best of both worlds. It's never a [...]

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Trinity_Delta_2

There are earphones with tunable filters and there are earphones with a hybrid (dynamic plus armature speaker) design. But it’s rare to see hybrid combined with filters in the same earphone. And it’s way more rare to see all this in an affordable package! Well, it’s not that rare anymore. The Trinity Delta Hybrid is [...]

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zZounds_1

As much as I like people to read reviews and consider expert opinions on headphones and earphones, this reviewer is not the definitive word on what is the best headphone. No reviewer is. Headphones are only as good as the user thinks they are. So then—if any reviewer (including me) is not the final word, [...]

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Klipsch_X_Series_7

  I have been a fan of Klipsch earphones ever since I bought their S4 model a few years ago. I became a true believer when I got the X10i earphones. They still remain one of my all-time favorite earphones I've reviewed. Rather than rest on this success,  Klipsch has been expanding their model range [...]

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HuahamEarbuds - 2

Earbuds are, for most folks, a commodity item. We find them in bargain bins, as freebies with most hardware, offered for free on some flights, and, I'm sure, probably in cereal boxes. I much prefer full over-the-ear cans personally, but when I'm traveling or walking, I am not a fan of the weight and heat [...]

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RHA_T20_1

Reid Heath Acoustics (RHA) is a an audio company with a problem. They can’t seem to let a new earphone be their signature product for more than a few months before they come up with one that tops that. Don’t these guys ever rest? Apparently not, because their excellent T10 earphone released less than a [...]

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House-of-Marley-XLBT-Liberate-Bluetooth-Headphones-1

I consider myself an average person with an average budget for headphones (around $60 or less) and I've been fairly happy with my purchases. I've shied away from trying out more expensive ones in the stores because I haven't been prepared to spend premium dollars on them and I didn't want to spoil my blissful [...]

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RockJAW_Alfa_Genus_6

Another day, another review of earphones with tunable filters. What was once a rare occurrence isn't uncommon anymore. RHA, Torque and others have jumped on the filter express and it doesn't show any sign of slowing down. British audio company Rock Jaw has now made the filter leap with its Alfa Genus earphone. The Alfa Genus [...]

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Focal_Sphear_3

French company Focal makes some stunning, but outrageously expensive speakers, but they also make way less expensive headphones that not only sound great, but are well built and extremely comfortable. Now Focal has focused on the in-ear market with the new Sphear. Sphear was designed to have Focal’s “Spirit of Sound” signature that’s incorporated into [...]

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Slide-earbuds

Years ago Janet wrote about Zipbuds tangle-free zipper earbuds (they literally looked like a zipper). Now Zipbuds has introduced their Slide tangle-free earbuds in addition to their zipper style earphones. They have a "friction-free" slider that seals the cables together making them tangle-proof and they have ZBXi Ultimate Drivers which "have been precision-tuned to deliver an [...]

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Torque_t096z_t402v_1

When a company has a successful product launch and needs funding for follow-up products, more and more of them are turning to funding sites like Kickstarter. Kickstarter has been responsible for many successful product launches; the most famous probably being Neil Young’s PONO music player. In 2013, I reviewed the Torque t103z in-ear-headphones and was [...]

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Phiaton_MS100BA_12

As earphones become ubiquitous in our daily lives for music on the go, it becomes more important than ever to consider sound quality. Are we getting the best sound for our money? Probably not. Is there better audio available than what we get from our stock ear buds that came free with our smartphones? You [...]

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Pump Audio-1

In today's high-end earphone market everyone tries to have a hook or a gimmick to compete against the perceived king of the hill in headphones and earphones. Pump Audio, a UK company and a fairly new comer to the high-end earphone market, decided to take the market's front-runner head on by comparing their earphones to [...]

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comply-foamtips

I'm locked in a constant struggle with my earbuds--they just fall out of my ears. I've lost count of how many aftermarket earbuds with all sorts of tips I've tried out over the years. Evidently there are others who struggle with similar issues, because Comply Foam Tips makes a variety of earphone tips for people [...]

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Thinksound_Rain2_2

“If the rain comes comes, they run and hide their heads.” When I think of thinksound’s new Rain2 earphones, I always think of the iconic Beatles’ song, “Rain”. I don’t know why, except that the Rain2 earphones serve as a counterpoint to the song—in my head, at least. It means that while the song, “Rain,” [...]

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Decibullz-Custom-Molded-Earphone-Adapters

I have trouble keeping my earphones in my ears while working out and constantly have to reposition them which is indeed an exercise in futility! ;-) Decibullz Custom Molded Earphone Adapters are an elegant, inexpensive solution to this tedious problem. You can replace your standard silicone tips from earphones that have a straight nozzle with [...]

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mpow-petrel-2

I've been searching for a good pair of wireless earbuds for a while now. So far, I've tried two pairs out. They both were OK, but neither were too useful. The first thing that caught my eye with the Mpow Petrel Bluetooth earbuds was the wings used to stabilize the earbuds. My wired Bose headphones [...]

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moshi-clarus-3

When I'm considering a new pair of earphones, I usually skip the in-ear variety because they seem to always fall out of my ears and I don't like the noise isolation feature that they usually possess. When Moshi Audio approached me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing their Clarus earphones, their ear loop [...]

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dunu-titan1-5

For me, buying earphones is as tough as buying a new pair of sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I'm picky about the way they look, the way they fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I'm just as picky about selecting a pair of earphones. Comfort and sound are equally important to me when it comes to choosing [...]

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Audiofly_AF180

Just because you may be north of the equator, that doesn’t mean you’re more knowledgeable or have better taste in the world of audio. Case in point: Audiofly. These chaps from down under (that would be Australia) have been cranking out reasonable priced, yet highly regarded earphones for a few years. Now Audiofly is reaching [...]

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Fideu_A83

It’s pretty fascinating watching the Chinese headphone and earphone market move upscale in both audio and build quality. There are Chinese earphones that now rival anything else available. However, it’s also not surprising, because many of these Chinese companies have been making earphones for other companies for years. Now, they are flexing that knowledge under [...]

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Forte-Impact-Review-01a

Headphones are the type of thing that are very hard to shop for, since there's so much to look into - sound quality, comfort, and price.  I love a bit of bling in my technology and gadgets, so when I saw these Forte Impact earbuds in rose gold, I couldn't resist to review them! Let's take a look. [...]

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strobe-earphones

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 and [...]

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