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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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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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Audio Technica refreshes their “AD” open-air series: AD500x, AD700x, AD900x, AD1000x, AD2000x

Audio Technica refreshes their “AD” open-air series: AD500x, AD700x, AD900x, AD1000x, AD2000x

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Audio Technica announced several new headphones at last year’s FujiyaAVIC Autumn Tokyo Headphone Festival, a clear highlight being the revision of their “AD” open-air (non-isolating, intended for home listening) series. The AD500 is now the AD500x, the AD700 is now the AD700x, and so on.   Interestingly, all the new AD headphones use the same […]

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TEKST + JLabs Collaboration: Limited Edition Bambora headphones

TEKST + JLabs Collaboration: Limited Edition Bambora headphones

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

JLab Audio partnered with TEKSTartist this month to release a limited edition of their Bambora over-ear headphones! The artwork comes from the anonymous artist whose 2012 project is intriguing to say the least. He calls it a “Daily Art Piece” project, but there is a twist: each day, the price of the new artwork goes up […]

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