While some people don’t mind maxing their budget for the best audio quality possible, others are content to get the best bang-for-their-buck. Sometimes, that’s a little easier said than done, considering the different qualities one would want: fit, audio quality, and appearance, to name a few. Some of the best, budget-friendly audio options are ones that are inexpensive, yet don’t come off as cheap. That’s the key point right there.
FIFA has decided to ban the use of Beats headphones in the World Cup 2014 stadium since the event’s headphones sponsor is Sony, not Beats. Certain soccer players have been seen wearing Beats headphones at the arena, and at least one has appeared in an advertisement for the company. Since Beats is not officially connected to the event, apparently FIFA doesn’t like seeing them around.
After weeks of speculation, the true reason and vision behind Apple’s acquisition of Beats could be at hand. A recent article by Forbes theorizes that Apple may have intentions to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from its devices. If this prediction turns out to be true, then Apple users everywhere will be forced to replace their current headphones with compatible ones. What would be the first and most widely-available brand of upgrade? That’s right. Beats.
Attention Parrotheads: MTX Audio is now shipping all models of its MTX Margaritaville Audio on-ear and in-ear headphones so you can, in the company’s words, “listen to the Sound of Paradise.”
We all know wearables are the hot products right now, whether you like it or not. LG is entering the fitness wearables market with two new products, the LG Lifeband Touch and the LG Heart Rate Earphones to help users meet their technological fitness needs.
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.