Archive for Headphones

Sennheiser PC-163D & PC-333D Gaming Headphones arrive in September

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

Sennheiser knows gaming. They’ve released plenty of headphones in the past for the gaming market. And now they have officially announced the PC-163D and PC-333D gaming headphones.

These headphones are great for both the casual and hardcore gamer who want to immerse themselves in the gaming world. Both headsets feature 7.1 surround sound, an adjustable mic boom and standard noise cancellation.

Razer Orca Gaming and Music Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

Razer has introduced this pair of Orca gaming and music headphones that certainly are green. They feature a comfortable ergonomic design with quality sound in a venomous green color. The Razer Orca comes with a shorter, standard braided cable for listening to music on the go, but you also get a braided 2 meter extension cable for home use and desktop gaming.

It also offers enhanced drivers to optimize your game sounds and the bass in your music.Great for games, great for music, so you are covered either way.

Monster Tron Legacy T3 & T1 Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 30th, 2010

People are getting pretty excited about the new Tron movie. That’s a good enough reason for Monster Cable to team up with Disney to bring us several Tron Legacy products like these T1 headphones, T3 in-ear headphones, the Monster Tron Powerstation and the ID Disc Dock.

These T1 headphones will come with Monster’s ControlTalk, and they look pretty awesome. As if they came straight out of the movie. If you are a Tron fan, then you’d better start saving some dough. You have a lot to buy.

Audio-Technica ATH-XS7 and ATH-XS5 headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

Audio-Technica has introduced not one but two new headphones for the mass market today. They sport an interesting design, almost retro and apparently come in several colors.

The ATH-XS7 and ATH-XS5 both come equipped with a “Wide Back Band” headband, a 110dB/mW output and a 47-Ohm impedance. Sadly we have no info on pricing or availability yet, but hopefully we will know more soon. Then we can buy them and hopefully it will be music to our ears.

Funko releases Star Wars Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2010

Apparently Funko is now in the headphone business. Their Funko-Tronics division hasn’t wasted any time, as they have just launched 5 different pairs of headphones, designed after Star Wars characters. You have Darth Vader, a Clone Trooper, a Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, and the Rebel Alliance.

Sensgard ZEM headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

Sensgard has rolled out its ZEM headphones. They come with a simple amplifier that will reproduce purer sound and cancel background noise using a proprietary technique from acoustic researcher Dr. Jozef Zwislocki. The noise cancellation doesn’t require any power, instead using a physics-based sound filter which reduces noise in low and high frequency ranges.

Since there is no electronic gear involved with that, the cost and weight of the headphones are reduced. A few small, electro-magnetic receivers work as electro-mechanical amplifiers, delivering a frequency response between 20Hz and 20,000Hz and a sensitivity of 110.5dB at 1,500Hz.

Denon AH-NC800 Noise Canceling Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

The Denon AH-NC800 headphones feature solid aluminum housing with dual noise-canceling technology to reduce ambient noise by about 99%, which gives you a higher level of quiet for your music enjoyment. These are priced at 48,000 Yen (or about $542).

The AH-NC800 supports Denon’s audio-enhancing Compressed Audio Restoror technology, which restores musical nuances and subtleties, again for a higher level of sound quality. Some other features include high-quality 40mm drivers, OFC cables with a gold-plated plug connector and a carrying case.

Audio Technica ATH-BT03 Bluetooth headphones

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

If you are in the market for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, you might want to check out the ATH-BT03 from Audio-Technica Japan. It supports Bluetooth 2.1 EDR profile with a range of up to 10-meter and SRS WOW for realistic surround sound.

The ATH-BT03 is powered from a Lithium Polymer battery that provides enough juice for up to 6-hours of use. These are available in three different colors.

Jaybird Sportsband SB2 now available in an assortment of candy colors

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2010

The Jaybird Sportsband has received a paint job and a bit of a redesign and are now being called the Jaybird Sportsband SB2. These are available in 9 different colors, from pink, red, blue, and more. Jaybird is also selling two adapters.

The iSport Bluetooth Adapter enables apt-x CD quality music on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. While the uSport Bluetooth Adapter will allow you to use your Sportsband with any device that has a headphone jack, allowing bluetooth to work on any non-Bluetooth device.

JayBird SP2 Sportsband headphones debut

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

JayBird has been making wireless Bluetooth headphones for a while now. The company has announced its latest set called the SB2 Sportsband headphones. They promise CD quality audio with Bluetooth streaming for active types not wanting wires.

The headphones are offered in nine different colors with some specifically for the ladies. Audio is tuned for deep bass and for good all around sound according to JayBird. The new headphones promise better call and audio quality than previous generations from the company.

TDK releases three new Sport Headphones in Japan

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 28th, 2010

Whether you spend your time running or in the gym, you’ll want a good pair of sport headphones so you can sweat to your tunes. To that end TDK has recently introduced three new sport headphones for the Japanese market.

The TDK TH-SB22YG and TDK TH-SB20YG produce a sound pressure level of 104dB/mW with 16 Ohm of impedance, while the TDK TH-SB21YG provides a sound pressure level of 97dB with 32 Ohm of impedance. The headphones will be released this summer in Japan for around 2,000 Yen (or $22).

Monster Clarity HD Modular in-ear headphones

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

Monster Cable has announced the upcoming Clarity HD Modular In-Ear Headphones, which look good. These are available in a black/red version or a chrome/red version. Both are made with a solid-metal construction and the headphones are apparently ideal for listening to high quality/uncompressed content from your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

They come packaged with 10 pairs of Monster’s SuperTip eartips in the composite foam version, and SuperHooks to make the headphones more secure for joggers. The new Monster Clarity HD In-Ear Headphones also sport ControlTalk for making phone calls.

Metal Gear Solid Astro A30 Headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

Check this out MGS fans. The Astro A30 cross gaming headset is now available and as you can see, they are branded with Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has been available in Japan for about two weeks and is now available in North America. It will hit Europe within 10 days.

These headphones have been getting great reviews from gaming sites and they even come with three different adapters that will allow you to connect them to almost any game console including the Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo DS, PSP, PC and even your iPhone.

Roc Nation and Skullcandy team up for Aviator Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2010

If you’re looking for something a bit different in a pair of headphones, Roc Nation has teamed up with Skullcandy to release the Roc Nation Aviator headphones. They come packing a 40mm full-range enhanced audio driver and retro good looks.

The Aviator headphones also sport a foldable design for portability and feature a 20-20kHz frequency response, 65-Ohms impedance, 40mW of input power, 100mW of output power and a 3.5mm gold plated plug.

Teac T 50 p headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2010

Teac has announced a somehwhat retro new pair of headphones that incorporates Germany’s beyerdynamic technology. The T 50 p headphones feature sealed ear-cups and the headband is metal. The design is sort of simple and understated.

The enclosed housing will block external noise even in a crowded market place. It has a 1.2 meter long cable and a standard 3.5mm plug with 6.5mm adapters provided. Expect it to hit stores in June for 30,000 Yen (or $324).