iPod Headphones and Earbuds
Blue Microphones has always done a fantastic job of getting audio from its source to your computer or whatnot, but now it seems they’re aiming to deliver that audio back to you. They’ve begun the tease for the Mo-Fi headphones, which they state offer “true mobile high fidelity.” We don’t know much more than that, but we’ve signed up to learn more, and so can you.
The K845 over-ear headphones from Harman International’s AKG brand are the best headphones I’ve tried out in recent memory. They’re huge, covering the user’s ears and a lot more, but they provide first-rate sound without hurting the ears.
The Wren V5 achieves a unique goal. It blends a beautiful, organic design with high-end technology to produce a speaker that looks every bit as good as it sounds. With built-in AirPlay compatibility and a host of wired input options, the V5AP offers great sound for virtually any music device.
Monster is expanding their iSport line of headphones with the iSport Freedom. These are Monster’s first-ever on-ear wireless sport headphones. That’s right, they’re Bluetooth headphones powered by Pure Monster Sound. They can handle everything from playing your music with extreme clarity, tight articulation, and deep pounding bass to taking phone calls, and they’re durable and water-resistant enough to keep up with you through your workouts.
With the forthcoming release of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, many customers will be joining the Apple family for the first time. You’re sure to love your new device, but if you’re anything like me (and pretty much everybody I know)—you’ll be disappointed by the Apple EarPods included with the iPhone. Thankfully, companies such as AKG are here to help us out with their new in-ear and over-ear headphones.
Munitio has launched their new studio-grade Pro 40 headphones. Previously consisting purely of in-ear headphones, Munitio’s lineup now includes some serious over-ear headphones. During a quick listen at CE Week, the Pro40 were surprising not only because they delivered intensely driving bass, but were also as light as a pair of more diminutive on-ear cans.
JBL’s recently-announced WR2.4 wireless headphones offer freedom from cords and an alternative to Bluetooth overload. Utilizing a 2.4Ghz radio frequency instead of the more trendy Bluetooth gives these headphones a greater range, and can be useful if you’ve already got too many Bluetooth devices to keep track of.
As a rule, I don’t recommend people insert 9 mm bullets in their ears. But MUNITIO has crafted a pair of exceptional speakers with a provocative design and name based on nine millimeter bullets/catridges, and it’s easy to recommend you stuff these in your ears. That’s because the sound is amazing and the fit options are superb. So, unlike a projectile, the NINES will do nothing more than pump some great sound.
Ferrari by Logic3 lets you experience a sonic rush while displaying your Ferrari brand spirit. The R100i is the top-of-the line in-ear headphone in the Scuderia Ferrari collection (which is inspired by the racing team), and these headphones deliver a sonic punch that rivals the adrenaline rush of flooring one of Ferrari’s race cars.
The CE Week line shows are over, the exhibitors have packed in their gear, and we’re left wondering how to make sense of all the gadgety goodness on display. Personal audio is undergoing a minor renaissance, with lots of very talented audio engineers launching headphone brands with models that mix up great sound quality and fashionable design. Here are a few of the best headphones AppleTell found on the show floor.
As a frequent flyer and daily commuter, I’m the perfect candidate for noise-canceling headphones. So, you can imagine my joy when the I-MEGO Walker Junior noise canceling found their way to my cubicle. I have to admit, I’ve felt left out around my office since all my coworkers sport cool headphones, but I think with these bad boys decorating my ears I’ll be inducted into the cool headphones club.
E3 and WWDC 2013 have come and gone, but our Street by 50 on-ear headphones giveaway continues until Saturday night at midnight PDT. The Street by 50s from SMS Audio are valued at $179.95, so don’t miss this chance to get a great new set of cans to hear all that game and app audio in its full glory.