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Shure launches new iPhone/iPod headset with mic

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on October 22nd, 2009

shureiphone-sgIf you are a music fan that uses an iPhone for your mobile phone and music device you really need to get yourself a decent set of headphones. The problem is that most of the good sets of headphones on the market lack a mic for making voice calls. Shure has announced a new headset specifically for the iPhone and iPod that has a mic and great sound.

The headset is called the SE115m+ and it combines a noise-reducing headset with a mic and remote control for music. On the right earpiece cable the mic and three button remote is found. The remote allows full control over all music player functions.

Elecom launches new headphones for fashionistas

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2009

Elecom launches new headphones for fashionistasElecom is hitting the headphones market with a colorful one-two punch with the release of the EHP-OH100 series otherwise known as “Sundries Contrast”. They are available in a variety of 7 different colors, are of questionable fashion and feature a 30mm driver unit, a 30 Ohm impedance, an output of 104dB/1mW and works on a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency.

They’ll cost you around $56. You can just see the meeting that birthed these. “Colors. People love colors. Yeah and what if they fold? Users love to fold stuff. Who doesn’t like to fold? Play up the fashion angle.”

Griffin thinks of the children, intros kid-friendly MyPhones headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2009

Griffin thinks of the children, intros kid-friendly MyPhones headphonesGriffin knows that if a child’s ears go bad today, that child won’t be listening to their headphones as an adult. So they’ve decided to protect their potential future buyers by announcing MyPhones, a set of over-the-ear headphones for kids.

MyPhones are designed for children age 3 to 12 and are smaller than normal headphones. They also include a built-in volume limiter that prevents the headphones from producing audio higher than 85 decibels, which is the recommended maximum volume to avoid hearing damage.

Headphile makes your headphones works of art

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 30th, 2009

Headphile makes your headphones works of artOver the ear headphones have always been the victim of some pretty boring design for the most part. Now there’s a company doing something about it. Headphile will take your high end headphones and turn them into works of art. They do custom headphone mods using fine and exotic woods.

Don’t worry, you won’t lose any functionality. They also create custom headphone stands to match the designs on the headphones if you like. They will also improve on the original headphones by upgrading the wiring, adding better cables, or new speaker grills or wooden enclosures.

Tritton offers two sets of headphones for Best Buy

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on August 28th, 2009

tritton-logoAt some point every gamer or music fan out there needs a good set of headphones. The gamer needs headphones so they can play without bothering everyone else nearby. The Music fan needs headphones so they can hear all the nuances of their music.

Tritton makes some nice headphones for gaming and music and the company has announced two new sets of headphones for Best Buy called the AX 180 and the AX 720. The AX 720 headphones are Dolby 5.1 surround headphones that work with the Xbox, PS3, and PC for simulated 3D audio.

Jabra Halo now shipping

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on August 25th, 2009

jabrahalo-sbI like the idea of wireless Bluetooth headphones for my iPhone. I would love to be able to listen to music and play games without having wires holding me back. The only part I don’t like is that most Bluetooth headphones are the on ear of over ear type rather than the earbud style I prefer.

We have talked about the Jabra Halo headphones before. Jabra first announced the Halo back in April. The company has now announced that the headphones will be sold exclusively through Best Buy stores.

Tangle-free headphones zip together like a ziplock

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2009

Necessity is the mother of invention. This one was sorely needed. How many times have you had to deal with tangled headphones? I hear ya, too many. Lee Washington was sick of tangled headphone wires, so he did something about it.

He created a way for the two wires to stick to each other when not in use, sort of like how a ziplock bag works. When the headphones are not in use, you can just zip them together. It’s the little things like this that make our lives so much easier.

Paul Frank Skullcandy headphones and earphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2009

Paul Frank Skullcandy headphones and earphonesIf you have a Paul Frank iPod case, you might want to think about matching it up with a pair of these Paul Frank headphones and earphones. The way we see it, there’s either Paul Frank and his monkey, or Hello Kitty. Which side are you on?

Paul Frank and Skullcandy have teamed up for this artists series of headphones and earphones featuring Paul Frank’s Julius and Scruvy characters. They are available in different funky colors and shapes. The prices range from $21.95 to $54.95.

iHome iHMP5 Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2009

iHome iHMP5 HeadphonesiHome proves that over the ear headphones are alive and well with their iHMP5 headphones. iHome even went the extra mile and put an in-line amplifier in them, so if your ears start to hurt, you can take them off and they are instant portable speakers.

The iHMP5 also comes with a louder battery-powered amplifier as well so that when users want to set it up in speaker-mode, the power is reduced in private normal mode. 2 inch drivers bring the sound, and it has an extra volume clip for more control.

Audio-Technica announces new noise canceling headphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on July 30th, 2009

ath_anc7b-sbWhen I was in college the big problem I had with studying wasn’t that it was too noisy to do it. The big problem for me was that I didn’t give a crap and didn’t like to study. If you are set to go to college this year and fear your dorm mate might be loud, Audio-Technica has new headphones for you.

The company has announced a set of over-the-ear and in-ear headphones that are designed to block 85% of external noise. The headphones use high-power driver magnets and promise clear sound. The headphones aren’t cheap though.

Blinx Sound Responsive LED Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 23rd, 2009

Blinx Sound Responsive LED HeadphonesIf you love a good rave, why not shell out £24.95 for this pair of Blinx Sound Responsive LED Earphones? Each pair comes with a trio of LEDs that will pulse in time with the music currently being played. It accomplishes this with an inline LED equipped control box, that will work with any device that has a 3.5mm jack.

Who doesn’t want others to see their rockin’ tunes? We aren’t sure if the batteries are replaceable or not. We only know that people will see you coming at night. And when you arrive…Party time.

Microcassette tape rewinds your headphone cord

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2009

Microcassette tape rewinds your headphone cordYou know what’s annoying? All of that excess cord you have when you wear your headphones. What can you do? Well, you can hide that spare cord and add a little retro flair to your look with this little gadget. It was designed by Jason Amendolara for Fred & Friends and is called the »REW cord caddy.

It looks like an old-school cassette tape and lets you conceal all of that extra wire inside. No info on pricing or a release date yet. Hopefully it will be available soon so you can get rid of that extra cord.

Audio-Technica announces updated ATH-ANC7b headphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on July 9th, 2009

audiotechnicaheadphones-sbThere are a number of noise cancelling headphones and earphones on the market that remove noise from an environment by active or passive means. The headphones come in especially handy when trying to work or rest in noisy environments like on an airline flight.

Audio-Technica has announced an improved set of active noise-canceling headphones called the ATH-ANC7b headphones that promise to eliminate 85% of external sound from your environment. The headphones also feature removable cables in two lengths — 1.6 meter and 1.0 meter.

Razer Megalodon headphones with 7.1 surround

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2009

Razer Megalodon headphones with 7.1 surroundRazer’s new Megaladon headphones must be awesome since they are named after an extinct humongous shark. They are. Headphones this badass have to be named for a monster. These babies actually emulate a 7.1 surround sound system.

They also come with a remote for adjusting the volume and a mouthpiece to use while gaming, which is what they are made for. They go on sale for $150 tomorrow. If you’re in the market for serious headphones, these are worth a serious look.

Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2009

Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905Nokia just announced the brand new Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905, which they are hailing as “the best headset ever made”. I don’t know about that, but the BH-905 allows users to either make calls or listen to music, “with virtually any compatible phone or music device.”

It also features active noise cancellation technology from Wolfson Microelectronics (along with a switch for turning it on/off), 10 microphones (8 for canceling noise and 2 for capturing speech), a dedicated multifunction key for call management, and music/volume controls.