Archive for Headphones

iMuffs deliver sound, not warmth

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2008

iMuffs deliver sound, not warmthSure, the name sounds cozy, but iMuffs are not meant to keep your ears warm, which sucks because it is cold outside. But they will let you listen to your iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Photo, iPod Touch, iPod Mini and all 3rd generation iPods without a cable.

Just attach the iMuffs Bluetooth transmitter to your iPod and you’ll be un-tethered. You can control the volume and playback with the headphones themselves, keeping your device safely in your pocket. The built-in battery can be recharged via USB, and they claim a play time of 16 hours. You can get the iMuffs in black or white for $129.99.

ZAGG introduces audio products line

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on November 21st, 2008

ZAGG Z.buds EarphonesI am familiar with the company ZAGG. It makes some interesting products like the InvisibleSHIELD film that is laser cut to exactly fit gadgets of all sorts form Mac notebooks and the iPhone to various Blackberry devices. In fact, I use their film to protect the screen and body of my iPhone and it works great.

ZAGG has announced a new line of products called ZAGGaudio and the first product from the line is the Z.buds earphones. The earphones retail for $79.99 and feature a microphone built-in to allow users to place and receive phone calls.

Tritton announces AX Pro surround sound headphones for gamers

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on November 12th, 2008

Tritton AX Pro Surround Sound HeadphonesThe first time we heard of Tritton it was for a set of USB powered headphones that offered surround sound without the need for a surround sound card on your PC. The headphones worked fairly well and allow computers without a sound card to get a taste of surround sound gaming.

Tritton is back with another new product called the AX Pro 5.1 Surround Sound Headset. The headphones are true Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound capable and offer in-line volume adjustment. They work with DVDs, PC, Mac, PS2, PS3, Xbox, and any other device with an optical out.

Angel & Devil earphones wage a constant war between your ears

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2008

Angel & Devil earphones wage a constant war between your earsThese new Kawaii headphones from Green House will have you torn between good behavior and bad since they feature an angel and a devil. Instead of one sitting on each shoulder and talking smack to you, they’ll sit in your ear and go directly to your brain.

These in-ear headphones provide a frequency response of 20Hz -20,000Hz, an impedance of 16 Ohms, accept a maximum power input of 5mW, and come with a stand/case so you can have them both where you can see them. They’ll be available at the beginning of November for $31.04.

In-ear headphones for Superheroes & nerds alike

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2008

In-ear headphones for Superheroes & nerds alikeLook, we all know you’ve taken the Superhero thing way too far. Just the other day I saw you ride by on your modified Batman big-wheel and return hours later with your ass kicked. And that wasn’t the first time. It might be better to give your butler a break from tending your wounds and just chill. Listen to some music while you’re living out your fantasies through comic books.

And these are the perfect headphones. This way you can still feel like a hero without suffering the indignity of getting a wedgie from the Joker. These headphones are from the Greenhouse electronics company and clearly inspired by our favorite bat and spider. In fact you can choose from 13 different models, all with a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz, an impedance of 16 ohms, and a maximum input of 3 megawatts.

Thanko earrings/headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2008

Thanko earrings/headphonesWith everyone wearing headphones these days it was only a matter of time before they also became earrings as well. Thanko is rolling out their new Sounds Live Magnetic headphones. They look like earrings, and can be clipped onto the earlobe whenever you want to listen to your favorite tunes.

Would that be comfortable? Each pair has a frequency response of 20Hz-25,000Hz, an impedance of 32Ω, and a sensitivity of 100dB/mW. Each pair will retail for about $19 in Japan.I think they are going to want to up the style on these next time around though, and make them look a bit more like jewelry. Not every one can rock a Panda and a soccer ball ya know.

Skullcandy Metallica headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2008

Skullcandy Metallica headphonesSkullcandy and Metallica have teamed up in order to commemorate the band’s ninth studio album called Death Magnetic. Skullcandy has released special edition Metallica Hesh and Metallica Lowrider models. Great way to show your love for the the most hardcore, music download hating band ever.

“Releasing Death Magnetic is another milestone for us, as is our collaboration with Skullcandy for the Metallica headphones”, drones Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. “This is a great opportunity for us to give our fans a new way of listening to our music.”

Listening to Metallica on headphones is a new way of listening? If you say so Bob. Expect to pay for the privilege, these headphones won’t be cheap. But if you absolutely worship the band go ahead and get yourself a pair.

Retro Space Invaders headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2008

Retro Space Invaders headphones
Who doesn’t love Space Invaders? Answer: Those being invaded of course. Say you’re chillin’ in your room, by the gentle light of your Space Invaders lamp. Just outside your window, the moonlight gently illuminates their latest message to Earth. Soon the invasion will begin. But you don’t need to worry about that. Not after selling out your entire race. You will be spared and given your own island in the Bahamas.

What better way to drown out the sound of human extinction, then by donning a pair of retro Space Invaders headphones. They can be pre-ordered and will ship in mid-late October 2008 for $19.90. They’re free to traitors.

Klipsch launches more affordable Image X5 headphones

Posted in Headphones by Darrin Olson on June 4th, 2008

Klipsch Image X5 headphonesAccording to Klipsch, they had such a great response to the Klipsch Image headphones after the release during CES 2008 that they decided to come back with a slightly larger and less expensive model called the Image X5. The company is renaming the original Image headphones as the Image X10. Klipsch boasted the “X10″ headphones as the “smallest, lightest full-range earphone design” available, and the new X5 model is larger by only about a 2mm diameter and carries a price cut of about $100.

Klipsch says the slightly large design makes the X5 less expensive to manufacture than the original Image headphones, and that lets them make their super-small headphones affordable to more consumers. Aside from the larger overall size, the X5 still has a lot of the great features found in the more expensive X10, including 5 different sizes of the silicon Ear Gels, a balanced full-range armature driver, the tuned bass-reflex system and a pretty cool look.

DigiFi digital Opera wireless headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2008

DigiFi digital Opera wireless headphones
DigiFi has been showing off their new Digital Opera wireless headphones, which combine an over-the-ear headset with an iPod adaptor. Using Kleer’s wireless audio technology, the system includes “point to multi-point” Listen In. That means that up to four people can hear music from one transmitter. Through Kleer’s RF wireless connection, it promises “lossless CD-quality stereo”.

DigiFi claims that you can get in excess of 10hrs of playback through the headset, with a 20HZ to 20KHz frequency range, 86dB signal to noise ratio and less than 0.1-percent distortion. The short-range Kleer wireless has 2.37Mbps bandwidth and a range of up to ten meters. When the Digital Opera set goes on sale in Korea first, then in the US and Japan it’ll cost around $98.

Teknmotion Pulsar SX headphones do Vegas Strip glow on your head

Posted in Headphones by Nino Marchetti on April 17th, 2008

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A company by the name of TekNmotion recently unveiled some new gaming headphones which make your head glow like a searchlight. They are called the Pulsar SX gaming headphones and you’ll find them pricing around $60.

The TekNmotion Pulsar SX headphones do a light show of sorts tied to the game action or music you are listening to. Apart from making you look like a bit of a freak, these headphones have some other interesting features of note. It supports, for example, both 7.1 channel virtual surround sound using a USB 2.0 connector and 2.1 channel stereo sound using a standard 3.5mm audio plug.

Audio-Technica ships new noise-canceling headphones

Posted in Headphones by Nino Marchetti on March 26th, 2008

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3Audio-Technica announced the availability of some new noise-canceling headphones recently. These particular in-ear headphones are known as the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3 and pricing is set at around $170.

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3, according to its maker, blocks up to 85% of outside noise via “patented” technology which uses embedded miniature microphones to detect ambient noise and adjust the sound-canceling signal appropriately. It comes with three sizes of ear tips (small, medium and large) for a customized fit.

New Genius headphones offer surround sound

Posted in Headphones by Nino Marchetti on March 18th, 2008

Genius GHP-05 LiveA brand division of KYE Systems known as Genius introduced today some new headphones which offer surround sound as an option. It is called the Genius GHP-05 Live and it prices at around $60.

The Genius GHP-05 Live offers up a a type of surround sound called DRD True 3d sound. This reportedly enhances bass and dynamic ranges for a better listening experience. It comes outfitted with padded ears which swivel for more comfort.

Sony PFR-V1 headphones do weird speaker sound thing

Posted in Headphones by Nino Marchetti on February 27th, 2008

pfr-v1.jpgSony has created some interesting new headphones it calls “personal field speakers.” Relatively weird descriptor aside, the new PFR-V1 is priced at around $500 and will be available in April.

Sony MDR-NC40 noise canceling headphones

Posted in Headphones by Darrin Olson on February 26th, 2008

Sony MDR-NC40 noise canceling headphones get smaller and cheaperSony has a new set of noise canceling headphones heading for shelves next month, priced a little more affordable than many similar products. Sony says the MDR-NC40 noise canceling headphones are due out in March with a $100 price tag.

It doesn’t look like this set would be the same quality as the $300+ models but for anyone looking to upgrade from a pair of $14.99 earbuds would likely notice quite a difference. The MDR-NC40′s don’t appear to carry quite as much bulk as some of the competitors either, and come with a nice leather bag that the fold up into for easy transport.