Archive for Headphones

Scosche launches new line of headphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on May 5th, 2010

Scosche is big in the accessory market for the iPhone and iPad along with lots of other devices. The company makes all sorts of wares and we first caught wind of a new line of earphones back during CES.

That new line of headphones is now available from Scosche and includes the IDR655m, IDR355m, IDR355md, and IDR305m. All of the earphones have the tapLINE II Remote and Mic for controlling tracks and making phone calls.

Psyko Audio ships 5.1 surround sound headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2010

Psyko Audio first introduced these headphones at CES in 2009, and the first sets are now shipping. to consumers in North America. The price? An insane $299.99. So what do you get for the price?

You get “precise 3D sound that drastically heightens awareness of your gaming surroundings,” of course. So it must be worth it. Plus you get to look all Sci-Fi like.

$400 Red Sox Beats headphones

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

Dr. Dre and the Boston Red Sox have teamed up for a branded Red Sox version of the popular Beats headphones. At $400, these are about $100 more than a typical Beats.

You could have a whole day at the ballpark for less than that. You’re paying for the logo of course. These should at least come with a ticket to one of their games. Red Sox fans probably won’t mind the price though.

Sony MDR-RF4000K Digital Cordless Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2010

Sony has released the very sexy looking MDR-RF4000K digital cordless headphones, which are designed to blend in perfectly in your living room, thanks to the new storage and charging dock that keeps it all wire-free. The headphones feature a 40mm long-stroke diaphragm to produce crystal clear sound quality.

The wireless headphones also come with a NiMH battery that will delievr up to 7 hours of listening time. You can also use a single AAA Alkaline battery which will increase the usage by up to ten hours. We love the design and they would look right at home with all of our other gear.

Astro A30 Headset for your PC, consoles and phone

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2010

The Astro A40 headset is designed for professional gamers and costs $250. The A30′s will only cost you $149, which is still way too expensive for a pair of gaming headphones, but closer to what we can all afford. The A30 has features like a detachable mic so you can use them as normal headphones after your gaming.

But it doesn’t ditch the amp and cords setup that made using the A40′s with the Xbox such a chore. Maybe that doesn’t bother you and if so, these look like they’re worth checking out if you have the scratch.

Marvel Coloud Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2010

Just the other day we showed you the Star Wars Coloud headphones and now here are some Marvel headphones from Coloud. The Marvel Coloud Headphones are specially designed for all the Marvel Comics nerds.

These Marvel-themed headphones feature several Marvel superheroes like Iron Man, The Hulk, The Punisher, Wolverine and The X-men. You can pre-order the Marvel Coloud headphones for $39.99 right now.

Coloud Star Wars Headphones

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

When you think Star Wars headphones you probably think of headphones that are giant Yoda ears or Princess Leia hair buns, which would be cool, but these are more down to Earth. Coloud has made three pairs of headphones that feature Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance, and the Star Wars Logo.

Each is also styled to look like the name or imagery on it. The Darth Vader pair looks really awesome in red and black. The headphones feature 40mm power drivers, padded earcups that look like they pivot, a coil cord, 3.5mm plug, 32 OHMs, and they are one size fits all.

Street Headphones let you customize text on the headband

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

You don’t see this kind of design on headphones everyday. It’s called the Street Headphone. It has a laser sintered polyamide outer shell, which is created using the rapid manufacturing process. That means you can personalize your own outer shell with something custom etched.

It can be lyrics, your name, or whatever you want others to read. The only problem is the price. The headphones will cost you about €833 (or $1,140). Some people don’t spend that much on a TV. But if you are in love with the idea, then go for it. Hopefully they last longer than most headphones for that price.

Zumreed Dreams Square Headphones

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

Zumreed Dreams Square headphones feature a frequency response of 20-20,000Hz with 32Ohm of impedance, and a 3.5mm gold-plated stereo mini plug, plus they look nice and retro, even if they are square. They weigh 210grams, combining a simple leather headband with square earpads.

They come in six different colors for just $69.99. If you are looking for smething different in a pair of headphones, the Zumreed Dreams Square headphones are worth a shot for casual listening.

Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft wireless headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2010

World of Warcraft is the biggest game ever. It’s like crack. Players log hours that amount to huge stretches of their life, so it’s no surprise that they buy WoW branded accessories to go along with it. This Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is the latest. It delivers all the sounds, without the wires.

The ear cups have two interchangeable panels that show your love for either the Alliance or HordeTHX. TruStudio PC sound technologies deliver quality depth of sound with virtual speakers surrounding the listener and VoiceFX lets you change your voice whenever you want through a standalone service like Ventrilo. The glowing side panels can also be programmed to display different colors, with over 16 million colors to choose from.

Ultrasone Edition 8 Palladium headphones are massively expensive

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on January 13th, 2010

I am a fan of headphones that sound good for watching movies and playing games on my PC. Good sound is also nice for the few occasions when I want to listen to some music. I am far from an audiophile though and stick to reasonably priced headphones.

If you are an audiophile of the type that will pay big money for a great set of headphones Ultrasone has unveiled its new Edition 8 Palladium Edition headphones. The things feature natural S-Logic surround sound and have 30-ohm impedance.

Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

Jaybird is known for classing up headphones and their “SB1 Sportsband” set of Bluetooth headphones are the classiest designs we’ve seen yet from the outfit. They just look perfectly sleek.

The headphones deliver roughly eight hours of stereo music, along with moisture-protected music controls, and can even handle your calls. You’ll be happy to know that they’re shipping now for just $89. Not a bad price for something this good looking that’s also functional. They also appear comfortable.

Kidz Gear wireless car headphones debut

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 18th, 2009

kidzgearwirelessheadphonesWhen my kids were young, we had a car with a DVD player built-in. The car had originally came with wireless headphones so the adults could listen to music while the kids watched a movie. When we bought the car, the headphones were missing and the dealer wanted over a $100 for a single set.

If you have the same problem with broken or missing wireless headphones for your car entertainment system, Kidz Gear has a new set of headphones called the IR68KG02. The headphones are designed to be 100% compatible with any in car entertainment system that uses IR headphones.

Audio-Technica unveils ATH-ANC1 noise-cancelling earphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

atanc1-sbI can certainly see the desire to have noise-cancelling earphones with kids around. I can’t work if my son and his friends are playing games in the living room, they are too loud. A nice set of headphones would help me put up with his goofy friends and all their giggling.

Audio-Technica has announced a new set of headphones called the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The product name is long enough and they will sell for $129.95 in January.

Ryobi Rugged Water Resistant Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

Ryobi Rugged Water Resistant HeadphonesIf you are in the market for a new pair of rugged headphones that you can use out in the rain and take with you on camping trips etc, you might want to check out the Ryobi RP4530.

These water resistant headphones will deliver up to 24-hours of continuous use per charge and use Electronic Noise Suppression and Voice Amplification Technology that eliminates background noise for crystal clear sound.