Headphones

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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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Recently, I received a set of Blue Skullcandy Grind Headphones (MSRP $59.99 USD) for review. Skullcandy is a well-known manufacturer of headphones and ear buds that cater to the younger, active consumer. These headphones have a classical on ear design, with a detachable cable that features a simple to use, one button control for answering [...]

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Axel_Soundscape_1

There are many factors that go into why one headphone is chosen over another: sound quality, comfort, looks or fashion—whatever. There are as many reasons as headphones to choose from. Recently, one company has designed a headphone that can be customized to a particular sound preference. Axel Audio has developed a system of taking a [...]

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RHA_T10i_2

Every time I write about Reid Heath Acoustic’s (RHA) in-ear headphones, it’s always about their “next big thing.” Each model seems to trump the previous one in interesting ways. Nice to see that nothing’s changed with RHA. Their new flagship earphone, the T10i (the i denotes a mic) certainly trumps everything before it. But this [...]

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To celebrate May the Fourth be With You Day (5/4) comes an announcement about the second edition Star Wars inspired headphone collection from SMS Audio. This collection includes four different pairs of headphones designed after popular Star Wars characters and icons. You can choose from R2-D2, Chewbacca, Tie Fighter or Darth Vader. These are on-ear [...]

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Aiaiai_TMA2_2

Have you ever looked at a headphone website and thought, “I like the looks of this headphone, but the ear pads of this one are more comfortable and yet this one sounds better. If I could just mix and match…” Well, now you can—sort of. Aiaiai is known for their minimalist styling with choices of [...]

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Frends_2

Everyone knows what headphones are and that they are usually not the most fashionable things  you can wear. As headphones become an everyday accessory for many, the company Frends decided to cater to the female half of society with headphones that pay as much attention to fashion as they do to audio. Frends has a [...]

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Blue_Mo_Fi_1

While unboxing the Blue Mo-Fi headphones, I was reminded of the door hinges on my wife's 1997 Lexus SC300 sports coupe. See, the Lexus hinges are not your everyday hinge—they're over-engineered so the large doors open and slide a bit forward which helps in tight parking spaces. Lexus reportedly spent over a million bucks developing [...]

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audio-trapper-hat

Winter's not quite over yet, and you can count on the Audio Trapper Hat to keep your ears warm.  You can also count on the hat to keep the tunes flowing, because it has built-in speakers in the ear flaps.  It has a retractable audio cable that will work with any device with a 3.5mm [...]

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Master_Dynamics_MH40_2

To say that we are in the golden age of headphones is an understatement. There’s never been a better time to find excellent sounding headphones in almost every price range, especially the higher-priced headphones. When you include the countless names entering the market, you have a recipe for awesomeness. Adding to this aural soup-de-jour is [...]

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I have a strong preference for over-the-ear headphones, rather than earbuds or on-ear models. I also tend to get so involved in whatever I'm listening to that I tend to walk away from the source without disconnecting. This is not good for cables or lighter music sources that are not attached to my person. So, [...]

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Thinksound_On1_9

Let me state right up-front that I am not an eco-warrior or anything close. I own 3 chainsaws and don’t hesitate to use them on my 2 acres. That said, I do appreciate companies who use recycled materials where possible. Thinksound is such a company—and then some. They go out of their way to be [...]

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harmankardon_soho-1

I am an earbud kind of guy, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I prefer a small, compact, transportable form-factor. However recently, I have been noticing many folks wearing on-ear headphones and I wondered if I was missing something. After searching awhile, the [...]

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Not only do the Knockout On-Ear Headphones for Women have a feminine look that will appeal to many women, Skullcandy says they are designed specifically for women.  They say these headphones have "female-specific tuning built from the ground up to produce cleaner, deeper bass and natural sounding vocals."  The headband and ear cups are also [...]

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B&O_H6_H8

Bang & Olufsen has always been about style as well as sound. Nothing else looks like a B&O product—nothing. You can spot them a mile away. As we transition into a world of personal listening, nothing has changed the B&O philosophy—to evoke senses (their words). The B&O H6 and H8 headphones certainly do that. They are simply [...]

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If you're tired of having to switch between headphones when you need to keep a quiet environment to speakers when a group will be listening, just buy a pair of Convertible Headphone Speakers.  They look like normal over-the-ear, wired headphones, and they have soft, memory foam-padded ear cups for comfort.  The over-the-ear design helps block [...]

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Phaz_1

Picture this: You’re cruising down the street plugged into your smartphone but the power is beginning to run low. You want to keep listening, but you’re afraid of draining the battery completely if you do. Now, picture this: You just keep listening anyway because the headphone is charging your smartphone. You read that right. In [...]

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Pendulumic_2

I’ve taken my shots at Bluetooth over the years, but even I have to admit, it’s getting better all the time. As Bluetooth matures and improves, so do the speakers and headphones that incorporate it. Pendulumic (say that fast five times) makes wireless Bluetooth headphones exclusively. And since they do only that, Pendulumic claims that [...]

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphones are deja-vu all over again. In my review of the original P5 headphones, I said that they could handle anything I had been able to throw at them. That was four-years ago and now B&W wants even more thrown at their new P5 Series 2 [...]

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What would the world look like without music? Much less happy I would guess. Music is a vital part of our lives, however, it is not always appropriate to share that music with those around you (like at work) making earbuds or headphones a necessity. The Arctic P614 BT (for Bluetooth) headphones are one of [...]

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