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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27 and ATH-ANC25 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2010

Audio-Technica has two new sets of noise cancelling headphones that are each under $100. Most Noise Canceling headphones will set you back more than that. The ATH-ANC27 and ATH-ANC25 both have similar features. The ANC27 headphones can block up to 85% of the sound in a room using active noise cancellation and are an over-the-ear design, while the ANC25 are on-ear style and can block 80% of the sound in the room.

Both use active noise cancellation tech and are compatible with Apple products like the iPhone and iPod. And both need an AAA battery for the noise cancellation feature. The ANC27 headphones are $99.95 and the ANC25 sell for $79.95.

Vizio XVTHP200 Wireless Headphones with iPod Docking Station

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2010

Vizio’s Active Noise Canceling High Definition Headphones with Wireless Dock for iPod, otherwise known as the XVTHP200, just got one step closer to getting into your hot little hands as it has just paid a visit to the FCC.

It’s a set of wireless headphones that also features a docking/charging station that supports the iPod/iPhone. It boasts music playback controls, active noise reduction, a mini USB port for charging, SRS audio processing and a 3.5mm input jack for audio input from all of your other devices.

Marshall’s Major headphones and Minor earphones get official

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

Marshall is finally making their debut personal headgear products official. The headliner is called the Major, which are the collapsible headphones shown above. It comes with both 3.5mm and 6.3mm (via an adapter) connectability and “super soft” cushions to keep your ears comfortable. The exterior of the headband is made from the same vinyl Marshall uses on its amplifiers and the price is $99.

The Minor set of in-ear drivers are $59. These boast a tangle-resistant fabric cord with an integrated mic and a patented EarClick system. Too bad they have already sold out.

Marshall teases new headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

We don’t know much about these new headphones from Marshall, but we do know that they’ll be available on November 15 and that they’re apparently perfect for hipster graffiti artists.

Maybe tattoo artists as well. The packaging alone makes these tempting and the name Marshall certainly carries a lot of weight. At any rate, all will be revealed soon. Hopefully the price won’t keep them too far out of reach. We definitely like what we see so far.

Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 10th, 2010

The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones are now available for pre-order. These headphones look nice and retro and feature a couple of 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 10-24 000Hz.

Other features include an adjustable “stick slider” headband and a universal swiveling earcup design to ensure the perfect fit for those long listening sessions or you know, one Pink Floyd album. The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retails for about $102.

Ultrasone Edition 10 headphones are $2,749

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

Ever heard of ruthenium? Me either. Turns out it’s used as an external plating on these luxurious open-back headphones. There are other expensive materials inside, with titanium-plated 40mm drivers, silver-plated copper wires with 99.99 percent purity and kevlar-coated cables.

There is also Ethiopian sheepskin earcup pads. The Ultrasone Edition 10s will cost you $2,745. Crazy, I know. So if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, why not give them a try.

H2O Audio Surge 2 headphones are perfect for swimmers and heavy sweaters

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

It’s too hot 90% of the year in Texas for a lot of outdoor play so we tend to stay near water. Many folks swim to keep in shape and want some music to listen too at the same time. H2O Audio has a line of gear that lets the swimmer listen to music while in the water and will survive folks that sweat profusely as well.

The new headphones from the company are called the Surge 2G and they are waterproof to 12-feet deep. The headphones can also be washed and will survive sweating. Either of those will kill your typical set of headphones. The Surge 2G headphones ship with five sets of elastomer earphones with XS-XL sizes for a custom fit. The elastomer tips in various sizes are to provide a custom fit, block outside noise, and should help keep water out of your ears.

Ultrasone debuts Pro 2900 headphones in two versions

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2010

Ultrasone has been making high-end headphones for a long time. The company has unveiled its latest new headphones called the Pro 2900. For the first time the headphones are being offered in two versions. One of the versions is your common single cable set of headphones.

The other version is a balanced version with two cables made specifically for balanced amplifiers that audiophiles might use for better sound. The Pro 2900 headphones have the same design no matter the version with velvet covered ear pads and 40mm drivers coated in titanium.

Mad Catz Call Of Duty: Spec Ops Limited Edition Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

Those mad cats over at Mad Catz have unveiled their new line of gaming headphones which pay tribute to CoD, the Mad Catz Call Of Duty: Spec Ops headphones. These limited edition headphones will be available for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and of course the PC.

These headphones feature 5.1 Dolby Digital sound and a detachable microphone. The PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 versions are available in true or virtual 5.1 and retail for $249 and $199.

Klipsch launches three new iPhone-compatible headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

Klipsch has introduced three new iPhone-compatible headphones in the Image One, Image S5i Rugged and Image S3. The Klipsch Image One is the company’s first on-ear headphones and features a three-button remote specially made for the iPhone, iPod or iPad.

The Klipsch Image S5i Rugged headphones come with a three button remote that can survive some moisture, but isn’t fully waterproof. Lastly, the Klipsch Image S3 headphones can be used with any device like an iPod or an MP3 player since it features a 3.5mm audio jack.

Philips and O’Neill release new headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Philips and O’Neill have teamed up to develop some new durable headphones. They are so tough that they have been tested on the toughest O’Neill team riders. These super durable headphones are aimed at those who live on the edge.

The Stretch shown above are the toughest of the offerings, inspired by the heavy-duty materials of wetsuits. They are impact and crack-resistant, made from TR55LX, with a surface hardness six-times greater than the polycarbonate in other headphones.

Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Corsair has just announced their new HS1 Gaming Headset with a circumaural closed-back design to help you out during long gaming sessions. With it’s huge 50mm drivers, the HS1 is designed to reduce overloading, that can occur with 40mm headsets and deliver a more accurate sound reproduction.

These babies also have surround sound with Dolby Headphone technology, so you can enjoy multi-channel audio and delve deep into the cinematic experience, even 7.1 channels from Blu-Ray discs.

Kiss Super Bass Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Okay Kiss fans, we know you want to rock and roll all night and party every day. So why not do it with these official headphones? These Kiss headphones feature their signature colors and logo. And they are apparently Gene Simmons approved so you know that you will be adding to his massive wealth.

These headphones also fold up for easy portability. The Kiss Super Bass Headphones retail for $49.95. You supply the make-up and long tongue.

Skullcandy lets you try on headphones using Augmented Reality

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 27th, 2010

You can always buy a pair of headphones online, but sometimes you want to check them out in person to see how they would look and feel on your head and ears in the store. That isn’t always possible since certain styles can’t be found at retailers.

Well Skullcandy is changing that. The Skullcandy Virtual room will let you try on a pair of headphones using augmented reality. You can even record your session and send it over to your friends if you look great.

Sony unveils DR-GA500 and GA200 Gaming Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2010

Sony’s latest headsets are aimed at the gaming sector. The DR-GA500, and the DR-GA200. The DR-GA500 even comes with a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder to process your computer’s audio output into 7.1-channel surround sound, while the DR-GA200 offers similar technical specifications, but without the 7.1-audio magic.

Both offer 40mm drive units for outstanding sound quality, and use Sony’s ‘triple enfolding’ design to make sure that they’re comfortable. Nothing on pricing yet, but both headphones will be bundled with a free copy of the new Medal Of Honor single player game on October 15th.