After Beats by Dr. Dre sold out to Apple, a lot of people felt badly for Monster, the company that originally invented Beats and got royally screwed, locked out of the financial windfall by a bad contract. Well, now Monster, which never met a lawsuit it didn’t like, is taking the whole sordid mess to court.
Although Head Monster, Noel Lee, was unable to attend the hyped Monster Press Conference at CES 2015, the press conference made up for it with exciting celebrity guests and new products. Guests included television host, Nick Cannon; athlete Blake Leeper; and professional basketball player, Shaq (which you know I was excited about).
If you take a moment to think about it, headphones meant for physical activity are still kind of limiting. Sure, most of them connect wirelessly via Bluetooth and some may even be sweat-proof too. But these ones are really meant for your basic, “tame” routines of jogging/running, cycling, or sometimes swimming.
I’ve been using the Yamaha EPH-M100 and M200 for about a week now, switching back and forth attempting to discern a difference in the sound quality. Both sets are meant to offer a deeper bass experience, but the M200 offers an even crisper sound for the true audiophile. The difference in sound is subtle but more »
Most people love music. Most people also love keeping in touch with social media. However, there doesn’t seem to be enough sharing of music through social media. I know that I’m always on the lookout for new hits or hidden gems.
Wireless anything is big business right now. The rise of smartphones and tablets over the past few years have spurred on the boom of cloud storage, media streaming services, and Bluetooth audio products. Especially Bluetooth audio products. You can find the latest wireless speakers and headphones in practically every size, shape, and color.
After Apple acquired Beats Electronics, we’ve all been anxiously waiting to see what new products would come after the acquisition. Now, we have our first in the form of the Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones. Of course, they just had to use an exponent in the product name to make our lives just a little more difficult.
Icon Q’s Boundless bluetooth earbuds are unexpectedly neat. I’ve been walking around with them around my neck for two weeks now– not solely because I constantly forget they’re there– and I’m feeling myself becoming increasingly obsessed with them. I’m not an MP3 person. I got my first MP3 player when I was in 6th grade and more »
While there are many audio products available to choose from, not all are created equally. One can spend a lot of time digging in and sorting through all the options to find that right speaker or set of headphones. If you have or are currently experiencing such indecision, read on to see why Plantronics’s latest headphones may be the right choice!
Yamaha recently announced the introduction of the company’s new EPH-M200 earphones made with beta-titanium material. But if you’re asking what that means, we’re more alike than I thought. Apparently, this allows the earphones to conform to the shape of the user’s ear canals for superior comfort. And while I hate the phrase “ear canal,” I fully support a headphones that cares about ear canal comfort (shudders). However, if the price point is too much for you, Yamaha is also releasing the EPH-M100 earphones for a more affordable price point, along with special ear tips with two types of silicone.
Most people I know love music and audio products, yet are loathe to overspend. They’re perfectly fine with the basic earbuds that come with today’s new smartphones. However, as soon as I let them listen to a pair of Sennheiser or V-Moda headphones, minds are quickly changed. They absolutely love the richer sound, that is, until they see the sticker price.
The holidays are right around the corner, and either you or someone you love deserves something amazing. But maybe more you than them, right? Especially if you expect to do some traveling. Whether or not you expect to spend some time in a car or a plane, you should do so in total audio comfort and bliss.