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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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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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Sennheiser introduces the Momentum “Mini” On-Ears

Sennheiser introduces the Momentum “Mini” On-Ears

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late last year, Sennheiser made a statement with the introduction of the Momentum series: “we care about style too!” In these days of headphones-for-fashion, Sennheiser realizes there is a market out there for simply great looking AND sounding headphones. Instead of going crazy with it (not that I expected them to), they decided to keep […]

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Razer Hammerhead series IEMs shipping in August

Razer Hammerhead series IEMs shipping in August

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gaming hardware company Razer is no newcomer to the headphone market, already boasting seven full-size headphone series. But as we all know, there is a movement towards mobile gaming, and Razer is right there at the forefront with their Razer Blade laptops and Razer Edge tablets. So in the spirit of mobile gaming, Razer has […]

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Yamaha debuts the HPH-MT120 and HPH-MT220 studio monitors

Yamaha debuts the HPH-MT120 and HPH-MT220 studio monitors

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two new Yamaha headphones hit shelves early last month: the HPH-MT120/220. Both are mid- to high- end studio monitors (priced at $299 and $399 respectively) that look to be a perfect companion for any studio setup. Photos and specs below. HPH-MT120 ($299) Design Over-ear, closed back Driver Type Dynamic Driver Unit 40 mm (1-5/8”) Impedance […]

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Westone announces Adventure Series Alpha IEMs

Westone announces Adventure Series Alpha IEMs

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Westone, a leader in the IEM market, is bringing some versatility to the table with a new sports-style earphone. Announced earlier last month, the Adventure Series Alpha (ADV for short) comes priced in at $200 and aims to be your “do-it-all” headphone. The main features are as follows: Magnesium uni-body construction IPX-3 water resistance Reflective […]

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