We checked out the 808 Audio HPA89WHG and HPA89BKMBT headphones and liked what we heard.
At CES 2014, I stopped by the Life n Soul booth in a very unlikely place – the Gold Pavillion. Such a booth and all the displayed audio products would have been better suited somewhere in the South Hall. Nonetheless, I took a listen to a few of their headphones, which sounded pretty good. But since this was in the mid-afternoon on the last day of CES, I couldn’t stay long.
In the world of wearable technology, headsets are king. My first headset came to me when I was the ripe old age of two and a half and I’ve been headset-attached ever since. Earbuds, headphones, bone audio conductors and even audio hats have come in and out of my life for traveling, sleeping, exercising and, most importantly, gaming!
A couple decades ago, when CD music and players were in their prime, listening to audio was fairly straightforward. You just switched on the player, inserted the CD, and that was it. Maybe you activated the shuffle feature if you were feeling adventurous. Fast-forward to present-day trends, and one can see how the listening landscape has changed.
The objects we own and the clothes we wear say a bit of something about who we are, or at least who we want people to think we are. That’s just how fashion and accessories go these days. With technology quickly spreading into the realm of wearables, like an octopus needing a good after-nap stretch, appearances are starting to matter more.
It’s well understood that we as humans love music, each to our own degree. Whether it’s for relaxing or evoking emotion during a tense movie scene, music draws from us in ways that very little else can. You say you love your music, but would you pick it over human interaction for a day? How about choosing it over a meal instead? You might, especially if you’re a millennial.
If you asked my mom what’s at the top of my wishlist, she’d admit that I have been hounding her for a cool, leather jacket. “BUT MOM! ALL THE COOL KIDS HAVE THEM!” I guess I’m not persuasive enough. However, after the A Audio Legacy ANC Elite HD on-ear headphones arrived at my desk, I realized I had it all wrong. What’s the point of a leather jacket? It can’t even do anything! Meanwhile, the A Audio headphones look far cooler than a leather jacket, and their audio capabilities are unmatched.
If you’ve been circling your local headphones retailer looking for new in-ear headphones, this news is for you. Klipsch has added two new in-ear headphones to its Reference line, the Reference R6 and the Reference R6i. These are in addition to the existing Reference home theater speakers.
I’m always interested in the latest speakers and audio technology that comes about. Nothing expensive, though, but just in the typical consumer price bracket. What can I say, except that I have a budget for the equipment to create the soundtrack for my life.v
If you’re looking to customize your headphones, manufacturer Velodyne has some ideas for you. The company has introduced its Designer Skins for use with its vFree and vLeve headphones.
Denon Electronics has announced two new additions to its popular Denon Music Maniac headphone line. The new additions come in the form of two in-ear headphones, the AH-C50 and the AH-C120. The in-ear headphones are set to hit the market in April at select Denon dealers and online.
Looking for ideas on how to personalize your headphones? Here are 12 videos that will give you some.