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Audiofly targets high-end market with four “Performance Series” IEMs

Audiofly targets high-end market with four “Performance Series” IEMs

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two years ago at CES, Australian company Audiofly kicked off their product line with four affordable in-ear headphones. This year, they stayed on a similar path, releasing four more IEMs, this time targeting the high-end market. The new universal-fit IEMs are as follows: AF120 ($249):  Hybrid dual drivers (1 dynamic, 1 balanced armature) AF140 ($349): Hybrid […]

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Sennheiser announces three over-ear DJ headphones at CES

Sennheiser announces three over-ear DJ headphones at CES

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three new over-ear DJ headphones are soon to be released from the headphone giant, Sennheiser. The HD8 DJ ($389), HD7 DJ ($329), and HD6 MIX ($280) all look very similar, but have slight differences. Namely, the HD8 and HD7 have swivels for folding up and one-ear listening, while the HD6 does not. Also, the HD8 […]

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Sennheiser releases HD-25 Aluminum and HD-26 Pro

Sennheiser releases HD-25 Aluminum and HD-26 Pro

| January 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sennheiser has quietly released two new mid-range headphones that, based on reviews, seem to be real winners. First, following the discontinuation of the Amperior, the company has released the “true successor” to the long-running HD-25-1 II DJ headphones: the HD-25 Aluminum. While the Amperior was designed as a portable, consumer-oriented version of the DJ headphones, […]

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Schiit preparing new flagships: Ragnarok Amp, Yggdrasil DAC

Schiit preparing new flagships: Ragnarok Amp, Yggdrasil DAC

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

American personal audio company Schiit has new flagship products in the pipeline: the Ragnarok universal amplifier and the Yggdrasil bit-perfect DAC. From the Preliminary Press Release: RAGNAROK: “Ragnarok is the world’s first universal amplifier, fully capable of powering everything from ultra-sensitive IEMs to loudspeakers. With 100WPC RMS into 4 ohms, 3 selectable gains, a relay-switched […]

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Pre-order the Brainwavz HM9, available mid-August

Pre-order the Brainwavz HM9, available mid-August

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, Brainwavz has quietly been releasing some of the best bang-for-your-buck headphones on the market. And there seems to be no stopping. Today, Brainwavz announced the HM9, an on-ear portable headphone that aims to be a do-it-all headphone for the average consumer. The features advertised are as follows: Punchy, accurate bass […]

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Beats revamps the Dre Studios: similar look, upgraded components

Beats revamps the Dre Studios: similar look, upgraded components

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beats by Dr. Dre have been at the forefront of the celebrity and fashion headphones movement, and as we all know, technology goes out of fashion real quick these days. With that in mind, the company has announced that their first and most popular headphone is getting a refresh. The 2013 iteration of the Beats by […]

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Plantronics upgrades the BackBeat Go: multi-device pairing, six-month standby

Plantronics upgrades the BackBeat Go: multi-device pairing, six-month standby

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A little over a year ago, Plantronics introduced the BackBeat Go, a pair of wireless in-ear headphones with a daring new form factor. Today, we see the introduction of the BackBeat Go 2 which sports several significant upgrades yet a lower price tag than the original had at launch ($80 down from $100). The most […]

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Nokia announces three budget headphones to hit shelves this September

Nokia announces three budget headphones to hit shelves this September

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In partnership with Zound Industries (the fashion-minded makers of Marshall, Urbanears, Molami, and Coloud headphones), Nokia has announced that all three Coloud headphones will be released in Nokia-exclusive colors: cyan, red, and yellow. In the spirit of onomatopoeia, the headphones are named The Boom, The Knock, and The Pop and all include an in-line microphone […]

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Sennheiser discontinues the Amperior

Sennheiser discontinues the Amperior

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just last year, Sennheiser released a successor to the long-running HD-25-1 II: the Amperior. The new additions were aluminum earcups (which improve the resonance), an in-line mic/remote, and new color options (blue and silver). All that sounds great, but the big problem was the price increase: $350 up from $200, which apparently didn’t fare well […]

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Kickstart TurtleCell, an iPhone case with retractable headphones

Kickstart TurtleCell, an iPhone case with retractable headphones

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the funnier tweets I have seen recently: “How to tangle your headphones: Step 1) Put in pocket Step 2) Wait 5 minutes”. Funny cause it’s true! TurtleCell, a Kickstarter project from two University of Michigan engineering students, aims to solve this problem. Instead of wrapping your headphones around your phone (which is not good for […]

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