Headphones

RHA_MA750i_10

When a headphone company is primarily known for making products that sound better than other brands more expensive offerings, what happens when they create a premier model that’s not so inexpensive anymore? How much better can it be, especially when compared to their already excellent, but less costly models? Will this new in-ear headphones sound [...]

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8driver1

I used to be an earbuds-kinda guy, because frankly, I was cheap. I didn't want to spend a small fortune on something to listen to my music. So I struggled for years with finding affordable earbuds that wouldn't fall out of my ears with the simple turn of my head, and ended up spending more money on one [...]

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Fit 18

With so many headphones nowadays, I'm really surprised that wireless Bluetooth doesn't come standard in every pair of headphones. When I moved away from the typical corded headphones I never looked back. If I had it my way, it would be wireless or nothing.  When I got the opportunity to review the BackBeat FIT headphones from [...]

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B_W_Headphpones_P5_C5

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 success [...]

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swagu-1

When I go out for a walk around the neighborhood, I always have to have music to listen to. Normally, plugging in my headphones and dropping my iPhone in my pocket works well, but lately I've been using an arm strap instead of my pockets. While it feels better for walking, the cord is starting [...]

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Focal_Spirit_One_S

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 more [...]

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Samsung_Level_1

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 and [...]

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I-MEGO MAZE-1

Listening to music is big business. And judging by the amount of advertising I see, you need the proper listening devices, with the right amount of flash and style to be able to get the best out of your listening experience. At least that's what the high-end headphone market want you to believe. Enter the [...]

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voxoa-9

I'm not normally a fan of over the ear style headphones because they feel a little too isolating and usually aren't that comfortable to me. When the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones were offered to me to review, my first thought was to offer them to Bill H. or the rest of the Gadgeteer team, but [...]

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Focal_Spirit_12

Focal (pronounced foe-kal) may not be a name consumers are familiar with, but they should be. Focal is a French maker of high-end (expensive) speakers. Their award-winning design and sound are famous among the upper-crust audiophile crowd. The Focal Grande Utopia EM speakers look like nothing else and their $180,000 per pair price looks like [...]

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beats-station

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 taking [...]

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Cambridge_dacmagic_XS_2

Whenever I try to explain what a digital audio converter (DAC) does and why it’s a cool thing to have, I almost always get that “deer in headlights” look. Then – if they’re still listening – I tell them the cost of this cool DAC. That's when the look changes to “are you nuts?” Sheesh, [...]

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geeraf2

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 the [...]

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Bowers and Wilkins_P7_10

The release of the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones was a shot across the bow to other headphone makers that the high-end audio industry had woken up and taken notice of a coming trend in personal listening. That trend has now become a wave as other high-end speaker makers have followed B&W’s lead. We are [...]

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SuperTooth Freedom-1

If you are an old timer like myself (allegedly born, not hatched in the 60's) then you probably remember early personal headphones. You know the ones, that were called "cans", I guess because the looked like two cans on your ears. The ones with the coiled cords and the big plugs that went into your phonograph [...]

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klipsch-earbuds-woot-deal

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 that [...]

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VMODA_XS_1

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 XS [...]

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Bragi_Dash_TransparentExplosion

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 Dash [...]

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bluetooth-earmuffs

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 so [...]

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Focal_1

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 portable [...]

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