Archive for Headphones

Three new noise canceling headphones from Sony

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2009

Three new noise canceling headphones from SonySony announced three new headphones this morning. The MDR-NC300D, MDR-NC33, and MDR-N600D. The Sony MDR-NC300D is a noise canceling in ears headphone with three different modes for Noise Canceling. There’s General Mode and Movie, Airplane Mode and Train, Bus, Car, Office. It is capable of suppressing up to 98.4% of the undesired noises around you.

The Sony MDR-NC33 is capable of suppressing up to 90% of noises. The Sony MDR-N600D is an “over-head” pair of headphones capable of canceling 99% of noises.

Skullcandy Decibel Collection launched

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2009

Skullcandy Decibel Collection launched Obviously Skullcandy likes for their headphones to look loud as well as sound loud. The company has just launched its Decibel Collection, a range of wildly styled, Limited Edition “high performance” headphones that kick up the designs about as loud as they can go.

Customizable lines include Big Slick, Vibe, Dream Team, Lurker, Catfight, Audiophile, and Illustrative. You will definitely be noticed wearing these. People around you will wonder if they’ve been transported back to the 80s.

Sony outs two new Bluetooth headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2009

Sony outs two new Bluetooth headphonesSony has released a few new Bluetooth 2.1 headphones to delight your ears and hearts. They come with echo and noise cancellation technologies for a better experience. The duo in question consists of the Sony DR-BT100CX and DR-BT101.

They come with controls for volume, play and skipping tracks and of course you can either accept or reject incoming calls. The DR-BT100CX has USB charging with 8 hours of playback and silicon ear buds, while the DR-BT101 has a 30mm neodymium driver and 12 hours of non-stop audio playback.

Shure ES115 headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2009

Shure ES115 headphonesShure’s latest headphones, the ES115 will block all outside noise when in use, while at the same time keeping you looking good in blue, pink, red and black colors. They sport noise blocking technology, featuring Shure’s latest Dynamic MicroSpeaker II driver which will give you improved bass response without taking up too much space, so they will fit nicely in your ears.

They also feature three sizes of sleeves that will keep the ES115 in place. If you like bass and pretty colors, you can either play your tunes from a skittles bag or pick up the ES115 for $99.99.

6-Channel Surround Sound headphones make you look like Lobot

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on April 2nd, 2009

6-Channel Surround Sound headphonesThe Zalman ZM-RS6F+M 6-Channel Surround Sound Headphones + Microphone is as close as you will ever get to being that Lobot guy from Empire Strikes Back. I always wondered what that guy’s deal was. It was surround sound!

It’s from Brando. These Real Surround Sound Headphones produce a real surround field that is said to be comparable to a complete multi-channel speaker system as it will enhance directional, spatial, and realistic effects. Only $57.00 and you can be that guy! Now be honest fellow geeks, how many of you actually knew that character’s name?

Audio-Technica’s PSP & DSi friendly headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2009

Audio-Technica's PSP & DSi friendly headphonesDo you use stock headphones instead of a high quality pair when you play on your portable? If you are looking for a high quality pair, Audio Technica has introduced a new series of 4 headphones specially designed for portables, specifically the PSP and DS/DSi.

The ATH-EQ300G, ATH-C100G, ATH-C500G and ATH-CK300G will allow you to control the volume from the headphones themselves instead of using hardware or software controls. They also have a unique and hopefully comfortable shape. We don’t have a price yet, but they’ll be available in April in Japan.

Antler Headphones will get you shot in the woods

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2009

Antler Headphones will get you shot in the woodsHere’s a great redneck way to listen to your favorite tunes. Preferably outdoors, where you aren’t poking holes in the wall. But if you have to sit in the woods while rocking out, be careful that some hunter doesn’t take a shot at you, otherwise you and your headphones will end up on his trophy wall looking like the lovechild of Bambi and Elton John.

More likely you’ll just wear these around town at night and it will lead to reports of strange sightings of a new man-beast with antlers.

Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2009

Ultrasone Edition 8 headphonesUltrasone has rolled out it’s new Edition 8 headphones, offering the highest quality acoustic output and transparency. This special edition headphones uses the company’s S-Logic Plus technology for an “impartial acoustic feeling that allows the listener even more of a spacious tonal perception.”

These headphones are all about luxury. It comes in elegant black and silver colors with each ear cup covered in soft Ethiopian sheepskin. Because sheepskin from anywhere else just won’t cut it apparently. The headphones will set you back $1,499, but if it’s any consolation they come with a leather bag.

LoveTrainer, for those who aren’t doing it right

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2009

LoveTrainer, for those who aren’t doing it rightUPDATE: Turns out this is a hoax.

Is your girlfriend telling you that you are not up to the challenge in the bedroom? Do you need some kind of lovemaking coach? This completely ridiculous product wants to train you in the art of love. The LoveTrainer, from Sega (which looks incredibly similar to the FiTrainer from iTami) is basically a set of headphones that you and your awkward lover wear in the bedroom. It plays music and helps you along with such inspirational statements as “The foreplay, will now begin!” and “You are making love, at a very good pace!”

Look, if you need this device, you should never ever touch a fellow human being, because you are some sort of human abomination, in the bedroom and out. That goes for you and your lame lover. Seriously, the pair of you should just invest in some old fashioned porn. If that still doesn’t teach you, then please stop trying to reproduce.

Bluetribe Bluetooth 2.1 headphones

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

Bluetribe Bluetooth 2.1 headphonesBluetribe is a new pair of Bluetooth 2.1 headphones with a distinctly unique look from Sigma-Apo of Japan. It will sell with ear pads designed to fit most ears. Fans of Battlestar Galactica will like these right away, as the hexagon shape looks straight from the show. We’re not sure whether these will appeal to non BSG geeks or not, but they are different and retro.

The headphones can operate wirelessly with your iPod for up to 8 hours. They should be available at the end of this month for about 9,980 yen or $112. Looks like these may be a Japan-only deal though.

Space Invaders headphones now available

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2008

Space Invaders headphones now availableThe wait is finally over. The much anticipated Space Invaders headphones have been released! The black model comes with a single white-pixel Invader and the original logo imprinted on each headphone, while the pink version is decorated with the Space Invaders logo and two miniature Invaders on the top and bottom of the text.

The Space Invaders headphones also feature an adjustable headband so you can adjust it to fit your big human head. The Space Invaders Headphones retail for $25.90 each and are your next logical purchase.

Turtle Beach unveils PS3 headphones for gamers

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 23rd, 2008

Turtle Beach PX1 HeadphonesHeadphones can be a gamer’s best friend. They let you play your games as loud as you want, at night, without waking up other people in the house. Many gamers are also able to hear better with headphones and pick up positional audio cues not heard with external speakers.

Turtle Beach makes headphones for just about everything and the firm has announced a new set of headphones for PS3 gamers called the Ear Force PX1. These headphones include a USB sound card and a 16-foot cable to allow the gamer to sit farther away from the console.

Daily Deal: Soyo Freestyler Wireless Headphones

Posted in Headphones by dillyeo on December 12th, 2008

Soyo FreeStyler HS11s
The Soyo FreeStyler HS11 wireless headphones are dope pretty much any way you slice it. The first and most important bit is that I would describe the aesthetic as “presidential,” “fresh and clean,” or “straight G’d out.” They are wireless from 80-300(though we reported closer to 80-100) and work with the iPhone 3G. The HS11s are also compatible with Bluetooth capable cell phones and laptops.

The Soyo Freestyler HS11s come with 5-6 hours of battery life, a built in microphone, and are Skype friendly. It’s a relief to know that I can now avoid the annoyance of shoving my headphones in pockets and tangling the wires last minute or digging into my pocket to pause my music as a friend or coworker is trying to speak to me. I can just hit the pause button on the earpiece, respond accordingly, and press play again. Oh the psychological burdens of wires and pocket-digging.

Ultimate Ears introduces hella expensive TripleFi 10vi earphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 10th, 2008

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10viMy iPhone came with a junky pair of Apple earphones that were not only uncomfortable, but didn’t sound very good to boot. This is true of most all earphones included with music phones and MP3 players, which is why the aftermarket for earphones is rather large.

Typically I think earphones are expensive if they push into the $50 price range, though I have tried sets that run into the hundred dollar range before. Ultimate Ears has announced a new set of earphones called the TripleFi 10vi that carries a price more expensive than your iPhone.

Able Planet gaming headphones prevent hearing loss

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2008

Able Planet LogoWhen it comes to gaming, headphones are often the choice for gamers for many reasons. One being that no one complains about the constant explosions and another is that many gamers like the sound you get form headphones. The catch is that many gamers run the headphones at volume levels too high and can be causing hearing damage.

Able Planet has announced a new set of gaming headphones called the PS500MM that promises to help gamers save their hearing by integrating LINX AUDIO technology to allow gamers to use lower volume levels and still get full and rich sound.