Sony 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.
Klipsch, a purveyor of fine audio products, turned a lot of heads at CES this week by unveiling what it calls the “world’s smallest, lightest headphones” now available. This new product is the Image and it’s been priced at around $350.
Klipsch said the Image headphones, available for purchase now, use a special type of ear gel which is “anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal.” Each Image comes with three different sized ear gels for a better fit.
You can get more details on the Klipsch Image headphones after the jump.
JVC has some new ear buds set to launch sometime early in February that employ a little more natural materials than most with the housing made out of real wood. Birch wood, to be exact, was the material of choice for the designers of these $130+ ear buds. After all, real wood wood works well to encase larger speakers so why not use it for really tiny ones too?
The HP-FX500 ear buds don’t skimp on performance either, according to JVC. The buds use hybrid drivers, a damping gel inside to reduce jittering and help with noise cancellation, and they have a sound range from 8Hz up to 25kHz. Also, like most ear buds, they come packaged with a carrying case and multiple sized rubber tips to fit different sized ears.
AKG, a brand of the well respected Harman Consumer Group, announced today some new wireless headphones which look stylish quite comfortable. The AKG K 930 headphones appear as if they will be sold only overseas for the moment, retailing at EUR 149.
The AKG K 930 wireless headphones come in white or black colors and have a wireless range of up to 100 meters. This includes through walls and ceilings, thus making these headphones not require line of site from the transmitter attached to the audio source. The transmitter also acts as a storage base and recharger for the headphones’ battery.
Now that everyone you know has an iPod you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Enter V-Moda with its pricey but pretty Vibe Duo earbuds, the best way to stand out from the other members of the pod crowd.
The best feature about the Vibe Duo is the ability for the earbuds to act as a headset too. That’s right: no more need to tug out your bud from an ear to take that call, now all you need to do is toggle over on the headset. The 24k gold plated connector jack fits any standard opening including – of course – Apple’s iPhone.
You also get a top-made headphone that employs noise canceling technology and V-MASQUE drivers to deliver deep bass and clear sound into your audio canal. You can pick up a pair for $99 in …