Earphones

Fanny_Wang_7

In the world of headphones, there are many, many choices that range in price from a few bucks to a price requiring a second mortgage on your house. It’s that wide of a margin. And let’s face it, most mortals wouldn’t dream of spending over a couple hundred dollars to get the sound we want [...]

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TFT_Accoustics_4

I have written in previous reviews that I tend to prefer neutrality and accuracy over sound that is enhanced or “colored” in headphones/earphones. That being said, I do enjoy bass when it doesn’t interfere with or overpower the mids or highs, which can so often happen. Some brands accentuate bass to attract a younger crowd [...]

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Earjax_lyrics_1

When you think of consumer earphones, what companies come to mind? Sony? Monster? Skullcandy? Truth is, there are a LOT of companies out there making earphones for your MP3 player - with many of them producing pretty good products. It’s a huge market, so the choices are in the buyer’s favor. As reviewer, one of [...]

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meelectronics-m6-earbuds-1

I’ve mentioned in earlier reviews that I tend to find many earbuds uncomfortable, especially the hard, standard earbuds from Apple.  Although I’ve found a few earphones that are comfortable and sound good, I’m always willing to try out another pair.  When Julie offered the MEElectronics M6 earphones for review, I asked to give them a [...]

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Back Camera

Last July was an eventful month for this reviewer. I got to see firsthand how custom earphones are made by craftspeople who are experts in what they do. And I got to take delivery of my own pair of custom Jerry Harvey JH/13 PROs.  But before I delve into this review, a little history is [...]

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MarshallMajor_1

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 the [...]

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wickedaudio-littlebuds-1

Lately, I have been reviewing some really, really expensive earphones and will continue to do so. I do it mainly because I want to educate people about how much more enjoyment can be had from their music with an investment in quality earphones or headphones. That said, there is a huge market for less expensive [...]

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Tunz2

While some earphones/headphones available for the iPhone/iPod/iPad are great, most fall into the pretty good category.  But all of them are light years better than the earbuds that come standard with your device. The difference is that noticeable. This is not a review for you who are still using earbuds, unless you KNOW how awful [...]

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communicator-earbuds

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 it [...]

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jhaudio_jh5-frontoffice

I have had the opportunity to try many high-end headphones and earbuds over the years; from the Bose QuietComfort 2/3 headphones to Future Sonics’ atrio m5 professional earphones. I have become increasingly finicky and judgmental about which earbuds I use to listen to my music. My current favorites are the Etymotic Research hf5 High-Fidelity earphones; [...]

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marvel-headphones

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, [...]

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audeo-perfect-bass-earphones

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.  [...]

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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-MODA [...]

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iblink

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. Interesting [...]

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headphones2

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 excellent [...]

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airdrives-1

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 intercept [...]

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futuresonic_atrio-1

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 using [...]

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