At CES, what interested me most about the 808 Audio Performer BT headphones was their ear cup design. It’s different, and it felt pretty good for a quick fit. As a value-oriented entry into the headphone market, these headphones deserve a deeper listen. Design & Connectivity Compared to the abundance of headphones out there that more »
SMS Audio announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with Marvel to produce on-ear wired headphones based on Marvel characters. The four-model line will be augmented by “key global marketing initiatives and event support.” SMS is the headphone brand owned and endorsed by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The announcement came ahead of the more »
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Despite the abundance of quality earpieces, I’ll still see someone having a conversation with a huge phone or tablet up to their face. It’s still ridiculous, even if they may just be singing along to playing music. Everyone should own a good Bluetooth earpiece. They work better than the built in microphones and speakers of more »
Whether you’re a road/air warrior in need of a quality set of cans, or someone who loves to take advantage of fantastic deals, I’ve got one for you today. But only if you act quickly! Amazon’s Deal of the Day is slashing half off the price of brand new Sony noise canceling headphones, models MDR-10RNC more »
Computers from HP are going to leave behind Beats Audio in favor of Bang & Olufsen. The Spectre, Omen, and Envy product lines are all being switched to audio components from Bang & Olufsen. Some tablets and Pavilion computers are going to use B&O’s Play Label. HP has not mentioned how it is going to more »
I totally missed them them at CES 2015, so I was thrilled to pass through the Audio Technica booth at SXSW 2015 (disclosure: my wonderful trip to SXSW sponsored by Capital One). And I have this compulsion to stop and put on headphones whenever I pass some by. Even if I’ve experienced them before, as has been the case with some other brands. It’s weird but, hey, whatever, I’m in Austin. Keepin’ it weird.
There’s almost no shortage of on-ear headphones between the $100 and $150 price bracket. But what’s common with so many is the amount of plastic you get in bowing headbands. While I don’t have anything against plastic construction, I greatly appreciate flexible and stylish designs. If a headband is going to circle over my head more »
It can be very tempting to get caught up in the craze of audio upgrading. The latest speakers look great, can come in a variety of colors, and almost always have Bluetooth wireless. If you have an older system, it’s that last feature that feels the most missed. Today’s mobile lifestyle, with variety of sources to stream music, practically necessitates wireless connectivity.
It’s no secret that those with deep passions will go through great lengths to pursue them. But sometimes having that ‘eye on the prize’ also gives you tunnel vision, making you less aware of anything else except reaching the goal. Unfortunately, this opens up opportunities for predatory marketing.
If you’re an avid gamer, or one who likes to enjoy movies in the quiet comfort of headphones, then 3D Sound Labs has what can be your best unbirthday present ever. Ever. The company has just opened up pre-orders for their NEOH smart 3D headphones on Kickstarter, with deliveries anticipated to commence this summer.
While attending CES 2015, I made a point to visit as many audio-related booths as I could. While floating through the upper floors in the Venetian, I happened to pop into the suite for High Resolution Technologies. Why? Because they were playing some fun music loud enough to lure me in (unlike almost half of the other suites on those three floors).