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I-MEGO Maze headphones review

on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Headphones, Reviews

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 theRead More…

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VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones review

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

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, butRead More…

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Focal Spirit Classic and Professional headphones review

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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 likeRead More…

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A stand for your headphones and phone

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Headphones, News

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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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amp review

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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,Read 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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Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphone review

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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 areRead More…

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SuperTooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset review

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

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 phonographRead 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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LSTN The Troubadours headphone review

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Recently, I had fun reviewing two very different headphones made primarily of wood: the premium Meze 73 Classics and the budget Griffin WoodTones. Each had their pros and cons, and it was hard to tell if the wood — as cool as it is — had any real effect on the sound. As I saidRead More…

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Phiaton Bridge MS 500 headphones review

on Saturday, December 28th, 2013

It seems that many (not all) headphones fall into two categories; those that look fashionable and sound not so great and those that sound great, but you’d wouldn’t want to be seen in public wearing them. Then there is Phiaton. Their headphones and earphones are pure eye candy. Nothing looks like them, and while someRead 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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Velodyne vFree On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones review

on Sunday, November 24th, 2013

As our society becomes more and more mobile – and wireless – headphone makers are stepping up and providing consumers with choices. Some of those choices are a new breed of Bluetooth headphones that provide a freedom that could only be imagined just a few years ago. Velodyne – famous for subwoofers – now offersRead 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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Griffin Technology WoodTones headphone review

on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The Griffin Technology’s WoodTones headphones remind me of our local weatherman. How’s that for a comparison? Seriously, I have been reviewing many headphones in many price ranges, with the sweet spot at about $100-150. Expensive enough to sound good, yet not so expensive that you have to mortgage the house. And therein lies the problem. SoRead More…

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Meze 73 Classics headphone review

on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Over the past few months, I’ve been using and testing the Meze 73 Classics headphones. Meze is a relatively new company, and they have a niche that a few – but not many –  headphone makers have: their headphones are made out of wood. While that’s becoming more common, Meze strictly uses ebony wood, whichRead 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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NuForce NE-700M Headset earphones review

on Saturday, October 5th, 2013

I’ve been a little unfair to NuForce regarding their NE-700M Headset earphones. You see, I received them last spring, and I haven’t done a review until now. One of the reasons is that other headphone and earphone companies have been releasing whiz-bang models almost weekly, and NuForce just kinda got pushed aside. Released a few monthsRead 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…