Headphones

Audioquest_Nighthawk_1

Even though the current headphone market is saturated with product—both innovative and me-too stuff—cable maker AudioQuest has decided they can do even better with their first headphone, the NightHawk. The NightHawk was designed by Skylar Gray and takes advantage of AudioQuest’s experience as a maker of audio/video cables and the wonderful DragonFly DAC (digital-to-analog converter).  The NightHawk combines [...]

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Focal_Spirit_One_S_10

When an audio company has a verified headphone hit on their hands, what can they do to improve it—fix something that isn’t really broken? If you’re Focal, you look forward—not back. So they decided to make their popular Spirit One headphone better by improving components and further tweaking the sound. Then they thought long and hard [...]

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marblue-headfoams-pro

We recently told you about the MarBlue HeadFoams headphones for children that can stand up to the punishment kids dish out and keep functioning.  Well, kids aren't the only ones who are hard on their headphones, so MarBlue is introducing some HeadFoams designed for adults.  HeadFoams Pro are larger to fit most head sizes from [...]

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A_Audio_1

You may not be familiar with A-Audio brand, but that just means that this Miami, FL based company is trying extra heard to win listeners over with their new line of headphones: On-ear Lyric, Over-ear Legacy and the newest Bluetooth wireless Icon. A-Audio has recently been named an honoree winner in the 2015 CES Innovation [...]

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Atomic_Floyd_SuperDarts_Titanium_1

2 years ago, I reviewed Atomic Floyd’s SuperDarts hybrid in-ear headphones. I liked them then and I like them now. I often still use them despite how many earphones I’ve reviewed or have yet to review. I like the sound signature and I really like the hybrid speaker design—an armature and a dynamic speaker working [...]

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marblue-headfoams-headphones

When she was younger, my daughter was the monster all the mother headphones used to scare their little headphones into being good.  Rachel could kill a pair of headphones or earbuds in no time, and then she'd come asking to borrow mine!  If the MarBlue HeadFoams had been around then, I might have gotten to [...]

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RHA_MA600i_2

It’s no secret that RHA has been busy. This Scottish company seemed to come from nowhere a couple of years ago and now offer five different models (4 with or without mics) of in-ear headphones. I’ve been consistently impressed with the sound and build quality of their models, but the most impressive part is the [...]

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Parrot_Zik2_01

Parrot may be famous for their drones, but they also make one of the most interesting headphones available anywhere: the Parrot Zik. These Phillipe Stark designed headphones combined stunning looks with equally impressive tech. But that was two years ago. Today Parrot has released the re-imagined Zik 2.0 headphone. Rather than make minor improvements with slight [...]

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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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