Archive for Headphones

Music-Phone Headphone Adapter for iPhone

Posted in Headphones,Headsets,iPhone Accessories by Chris Weber on July 25th, 2007

Shure music phone adapter for headphones works with the iPhoneThis little Music Phone Adapter extension cord lets you keep your normal headphones on while taking a call with the iPhone. When you plug in a normal set of headphones and listen to your iTunes tunes you can receive a phone call that you’ll have no problem hearing them but they won’t be able to hear you.

This adapter plugs into your headphone jack and your headphones plug into it. It then has a a button and microphone right inline on the cord that lets you switch between listening to music and having a two-way interactive call with someone, without having to unplug your headphones or take them off.

The Music Phone Adapter won’t work with any phone model but currently Shure has 3 versions in the works, one of them of course being for the Apple iPhone. The adapter …

New High-End JVC Noise Canceling Headphones

Posted in Headphones,JVC by Nino Marchetti on July 13th, 2007

JVC HA-NC250JVC has added another model to its line of noise canceling headphones. This time around the company has unveiled the top-end HA-NC250, priced at around $200.

The HA-NC250 headphones from JVC will debut early next month. It has a number of noise blocking features, such as feedback technology, to eliminate a reported 85 percent of outside sounds. These headphones further back up these claims by employing a double housing structure and memory foam built into the ear pads to further isolate undesired sounds.

iFreePlay Headphones for the iPod shuffle

Posted in Headphones,iPod Accessories,Monster by Chris Weber on May 23rd, 2007

iFreePlay headphones have a dock for the iPod shuffle without wires.These iFreePlay headphones rid the need for that pesky cord from your pocket or where ever your iPod shuffle is clipped, up to your headphones.

The headphones have a dock built right into the left earpiece where the shuffles’ headphone jack can connect directly without the need for any wires. The iFreePlay headphones and shuffle combined are light enough so that both can rest on your head while you go about your day without the problem of getting your hand caught in the headphone cord.

They also have no need for Bluetooth or any type of wireless technology since it connects directly to the shuffle, and the $49.95 price seems to reflect this. Most wireless Bluetooth headphones you find are considerably more expensive and will still require you to have the player in your pocket.

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iWalk or Run, It’s Your Choice

Posted in Headphones,iPod by Chetz on April 11th, 2007

iWalk iPod HeadphonesNow that Apple has sold 100 million iPods the third party market for this consumer base will show no sign of slowing down. Witness the latest fashion statement/iPod accessory that you can now own: collapsible iPod headphones.

Novac is bringing these 150 gram babies to market and they come in a choice of white or black (sorry, your red/blue/green nano gets left out.) Slide your first or second gen iPod into the iWalk (yes, that’s it name) and you’re good to go. You can access the scroll wheel easily since that section of the iWalk is left open.

A second iWalk headset can also be connected to yours just in case a friend would like to listen to your tunes but they better not walk too far behind you, right? Also, the iWalk is compatible with other MP3 players or your PC via the …

Sennheiser PXC 450s Noise Exterminators

Posted in Headphones,music by Reuben Drake on March 5th, 2007

Sennheiser Noise canceling HeadphonesGoodness knows how many times you’ve missed your favorite of part of the song because of some loud noise or distraction. Thankfully, the invention of noise canceling headphones has come to our aid.

Recently released by Sennheiser is a brand new line of noise canceling headphones called the PXC 450s. Said to provide a ‘cloak of silence’, this high tech gadget will block out 90% of all that annoying noise around you, allowing you fully concentrate on whatever you may be listening to. The PXC 450s will run off of AAA batteries.

A neat little feature that is included is a TalkThrough button. Basically, you push the button so that you can hear what is being said, speak you mind, press the button and return to your music. In fact, it’s just a fancy way of saying a pause button isn’t it?

There new pair of …

Best Earphones Ever

Posted in Headphones,iPod,music,Review by Chris Weber on February 3rd, 2007

M Audio IE 20 XB Reference Earphones headphonesIn a twist on the Comic Book Guy’s famous catch phrase, we are giving praise to some of the best, if not the best, earplug style headphones that we have seen lately. The M-Audio IE-20 XB Reference Earphones are professional grade in-ear style earphones, but they are more than that. They have a large bass driver that makes these earphones really stand out.

Usually earphones lack the low end oomph that larger head phones have. This is not the case with the IE-20 XB, however, as they deliver great bass performance, as well as high-end and mid-range. The XB stands for Extended Bass and M-Audio means it. The IE-20 XB has two dedicated speakers built in, one for low frequencies and one for mid-range and high frequencies. The earphones themselves are …

Ultrasone iCans

Posted in Headphones,iPod by Chris Weber on January 29th, 2007

ultrasone icans headphones for ipodAre you in the market for headphones for your iPod or any portable device really? Do ear-plug like headphones bother you? Do you want something that looks good and is portable? Well, I may have the headphones for you. The Ultrasone iCans are designed to give big sound to little players.

The iCans feature Ultrasone’s S-Logic technology. S-Logic is Ultrasone’s speaker technology. What makes S-Logic unique is that allows headphones to direct sound to the outer ear instead of the inner ear. But don’t you want music to go into your ears? Yes you do, but if you’ve experienced most headphones, especially the ones meant to fit inside your ears you know that sometimes the sound can be a little too close….

exGear ezEars SX50 Earphones

Posted in Headphones by Quagmire on December 26th, 2006

ezEars SX50These are the ezEars SX50 earphones from iPod accessory maker ezGear. The ezEars are inexpensive and make for a great backup or even a replacement set of earphones to replace the set that came with your iPod.

The ezEars SX50s use in-ear technology with soft rubber earpieces to provide a custom fit and extra comfort. The kit includes three different pairs of earpieces in various sizes to accommodate all ear sizes. The sound drivers of the in-ear earbuds provide good clean sound for a great listening experience.

The exEars also function well as earplugs to cancel out outside noise. The ezEars ship in black or white and are a great value at $29.98.

ezEars SX50 [exGear]

Creative SE2300 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Posted in Creative,Headphones by Quagmire on December 20th, 2006

Creative SE2300 Creative has announced the availability of the Wireless Headphones SE2300 – portable Bluetooth headphones that keep you detached from your music player. The 6mm thin transmitter hides unassumingly in your pocket to give you a listening distance of up to 10 meters.

Creative SE2300The SE2300 is a great set of headphones for the wired-phobic or anyone interested in flexibility and portability. The headphones feature a lightweight design that clips over your ear and won’t mess up your hair.

The main benefit of the headphones is the ability to listen to your music wirelessly via Bluetooth. This will give you the freedom to enjoy unfettered movement in a range of up to 10 meters. You can also adjust the volume with the built-in volume control while you cut a rug.

The SE2300 gives you up to 8 hours of pure wireless …

Motorola O ROKR Bluetooth Sunglasses

Posted in Apparel,Bluetooth,Headphones,Motorola by Darrin Olson on November 11th, 2006

Motorola O ROKR

Oakley and Motorola teamed up to make these O ROKR sunglasses / headset. The sunglasses are made from light weight “O Matter” weighing about 54 grams so that they can be comfortable for extended periods of time. The lenses are interchangeable (comes with one set) and they are made from Plutonite to filter 100% of all UV rays.

What makes this a cool gadget is the fact that the O ROKR glasses double as a Bluetooth wireless headset. You can use the dual ear pieces attached to the sunglasses to listen to a Bluetooth enabled phone or a music player with Bluetooth or a Bluetooth adapter. You can also take calls from your phone on the O ROKR glasses like you would with a normal Bluetooth headset.

The glasses have functionality built into them to remotely operate the playing devices. You can control volume, answer …

iLuv i202 Bluetooth Headphones

Posted in Bluetooth,Headphones,iLuv by Quagmire on November 10th, 2006

iLuv i202The iLuv i202 is a versatile set of headphones that allow you to both listen to your music and take or make phone calls wirelessly with Bluetooth technology. The audio-adapter dongle lets you connect the headset to devices without Bluetooth, thus converting most any audio device into a wireless device.

The swivel and ear-clip design secures the perfect comfortable fit around your ear and feels much like a natural extension of them.

The headset features integrated control functions for Play, Pause, Skip, and Volume. The built-in rechargeable battery allows you to enjoy continuous listening time up to 14 hours, continuous talking time up to 13 hours, and standby time up to 200 hours. The communication range is up to 33ft.

iLuv i202

Get in the Game with Motorola Gaming Headset X205

Posted in Headphones,Motorola by Quagmire on October 25th, 2006

Motorola Gaming HeadsetInspired by the NFL Coaches Headset, The Motorola Gaming Headset X205, blends enhanced capabilities such as voice command technology and genuine NFL design to re-define the football video gaming experience and hopefully inspire you to coaching greatness. Based on the actual headset worn by NFL coaches, this version has been modified for the ultimate online gaming experience with high-quality microphone and materials to give the user clear voice communication and gaming voice commands.

The Gaming Headset X205 lets gamers call the shots with voice recognition technology that allows you to pause or call plays; just state a command and receive real time results as if you were coaching from the sideline. Other features include inline mute and volume controls for seamless sound management.

“We are thrilled to step into the gaming space with this unique experience for football video game enthusiasts,” said

80KHZ Frequency Response with Sony Altus Headphones

Posted in Headphones,Sony by Paul Patterson on October 11th, 2006

Sony AltusToday Sony announced the upcoming Altus portable stereo headphones. These new headphones are designed to give those finicky listeners the high-fidelity audio they demand in a portable headset that can be used at home, in the office or on the go.

The high-definition driver units on this headset deliver up to 80 kilohertz frequency response, which enables the Altus headphones to deliver pristine, high-quality sound previously unavailable in a portable headphone.

“We named this product Altus to represent the incredibly high frequencies and natural-sounding audio the headphones deliver,” said Jim Leahey, Sony’s general manager for peripherals and enhancements.

The Altus headphones will be available in November and will retail for about $150. You can pre-order the headphones at sonystyle.

Altus Headphones [Sony]

Freedom with Helium Digital Bluetooth Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Paul Patterson on September 25th, 2006

Helium HDBT-700

As someone who wears headphones several hours each day I can appreciate what a wonderful thing wireless headphones can be. Now my headset options just got a little better as Helium Digital, a Canadian company specializing in trend-forward accessories, has announced the launch of their new HDBT-700 and HDBT-750 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.

Helium has launched two models in its new line of Bluetooth headphones, both of which are Bluetooth-enabled devices. The HDBT-700 is a stand alone Bluetooth headset and the HDBT-750 is essentially the same headphones – with the addition of a Bluetooth stereo transmitter.

The HDBT-700 is slightly larger than a typical wired headset and weighs in at a svelte 50 grams. The headset operates on a rechargeable lithium ion battery which provides 6.5 hours Battery Life and has a working distance of approximately 15 meters, allowing you to remain untethered from your …

Sony Fontopia Headphones

Posted in Headphones,Sony by Chetz on September 22nd, 2006

Sony MDR-EX71SL Fontopia HeadphonesThe popular Sony MDR-EX71SL/WK headphones are an easy to remember, roll-off-the-tongue type of name that should make them easy to find on the internet.

Since you did happen to run across them here, these are some pretty high quality ear-bud style headphones. They provide some nice base sounds with 3 sizes of buds for different sizes of ears and an extension cord.

They only come in colors of black (pictured here) and white. They are a nice-fitting light-weight solution for headphones for almost any activity and come with a hard case to store them in which is nice because it will help keel them clean and help them last longer, and for me that is important when I spend around $50 on headphones.

MDREX71SL [SonyStyle]