Speakers and Headphones
For when you’d rather enjoy your music than get “beat” by it.
For if you like your audio portable and mostly in the background.
Noteworthy. Superb. Amazing. Take your pick, because the V-Moda XS headphones are each of those things and quite a bit more. V-Moda blends aggressively gorgeous and ergonomic design with outstanding audio engineering for headphones that look and sound like nothing else out there.
Today is the last day for entries in our first giveaway of the back-to-school season. Have you entered yet? We’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.
Audio company Brainwavz has added a new model to its lineup last month specifically focused on sportier listening. The S5 in-ear headphones offer a flat cable with an over-the-ear design to ensure a better fit, especially during athletic activities. They also feature a high quality driver setup for superior audio.
Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.
If you’re looking for a portable speaker that comes at a fair price, be sure to check out the iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker. I couldn’t ask for better sound quality at this price point; the bass and treble combine for good sound quality in a compact system that’s designed for portability.
“Humlan…is an on-ear headphone for those of you who appreciate fresh laundry as much as you do good sound.” It’s rare I’ll start a review off with a quote from the company’s website, but I had to call attention to that line. I mean, I think I appreciate both, but this is the first time fresh laundry and good sound have applied to the same item. The Urbanears Humlan headphones are, in fact, washable…in part.
I ask not because I’m about to present the answer, but because A-Audio claims to already have the answer, and they say, “Yes.” Their claim that headphones have become little more than a popular fashion accessory can certainly be backed up by watching any sports-related press conference these days, and they’re looking to provide a better balance between fashion and performance with the A-Audio Legacy headphones.
With their Momentum line of on-ear headphones, it seems Sennhesier is looking to create an entire movement, not just a set of quality cans. I think they’re succeeding on both counts. The Momentum on-ear headphones offer excellent audio with a style that’s more about your personal tastes than those of whoever’s logo is on the side.
The new JBL Synchros E-Series headphones—whether in-ear to around-the-ear—combine JBL engineering with innovative features for every way of listening. The JBL Synchros Reflect and JBL Synchros Reflect BT in-ear headphones raise the bar on sport headphones with high-performance audio
Previously available mostly via online retailers, this new partnership between V-Moda and Best Buy’s Magnolia home audio stores gives listeners a chance to try out V-Moda’s slick designs and super sound quality in person. High end headphones are certainly a worthwhile purchase, but it can help to try out something this expensive before you commit.