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Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo Headphones

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

The latest Stereo headphones from Sony come in the form of the MDR-ZX100. These are available in red, blue, black, white, pink and gray and provide a frequency response of 12 – 22,000Hz, a 30mm diameter driver unit, 24-Ohm of impedance, 100dB/mW output sound-pressure and a 3.5mm gold mini-jack (L type).

These headphones are affordable and also lightweight. If you like what you see in the Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo headphones, they are priced at 3,980 Yen or about $48.95.

Apple buys Wi-Gear to build stereo Bluetooth headphones

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

We’ve seen more than our share of third-party Bluetooth devices being offered for Apple’s devices, so it would make sense for Apple to make their own. So it is no surprise that Apple might want in on the Bluetooth accessory game business.

Apple has just acquired Wi-Gear, a company that made a stereo headset called iMuffs. One of the company’s co-founders now lists himself as an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple and it looks like Wi-Gear has ceased operations.

Marshall teases new headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

We don’t know much about these new headphones from Marshall, but we do know that they’ll be available on November 15 and that they’re apparently perfect for hipster graffiti artists.

Maybe tattoo artists as well. The packaging alone makes these tempting and the name Marshall certainly carries a lot of weight. At any rate, all will be revealed soon. Hopefully the price won’t keep them too far out of reach. We definitely like what we see so far.

Pioneer outs $209 Limited Edition HDJ-1000 headphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2010

Pioneer really got the design right for their HDJ-1000 headphones. There really wasn’t much room for improvement, making it hard to justify an update. So they have done what you might expect. These cans are getting rehashed in limited edition.

It’s all gold and black. The extrovert gold you see above and an understated all-black look. These are limited so the price bumps up to $209.

Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones

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

The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones are now available for pre-order. These headphones look nice and retro and feature a couple of 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 10-24 000Hz.

Other features include an adjustable “stick slider” headband and a universal swiveling earcup design to ensure the perfect fit for those long listening sessions or you know, one Pink Floyd album. The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retails for about $102.

Ultrasone Edition 10 headphones are $2,749

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

Ever heard of ruthenium? Me either. Turns out it’s used as an external plating on these luxurious open-back headphones. There are other expensive materials inside, with titanium-plated 40mm drivers, silver-plated copper wires with 99.99 percent purity and kevlar-coated cables.

There is also Ethiopian sheepskin earcup pads. The Ultrasone Edition 10s will cost you $2,745. Crazy, I know. So if you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, why not give them a try.

H2O Audio Surge 2 headphones are perfect for swimmers and heavy sweaters

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

It’s too hot 90% of the year in Texas for a lot of outdoor play so we tend to stay near water. Many folks swim to keep in shape and want some music to listen too at the same time. H2O Audio has a line of gear that lets the swimmer listen to music while in the water and will survive folks that sweat profusely as well.

The new headphones from the company are called the Surge 2G and they are waterproof to 12-feet deep. The headphones can also be washed and will survive sweating. Either of those will kill your typical set of headphones. The Surge 2G headphones ship with five sets of elastomer earphones with XS-XL sizes for a custom fit. The elastomer tips in various sizes are to provide a custom fit, block outside noise, and should help keep water out of your ears.

Logitech debuts F540 headphones for gamers

Posted in Logitech by Shane McGlaun on September 28th, 2010

Logitech has unveiled a new set of headphones called the F540. The new headphones are designed for gamers and will work with different game systems. You can use the headphones on a PC, PS3, or Xbox console.

The headphones connect with a 2.4GHz USB adapter with a wireless range that will let you play from across the room. The headphones support chat in games and they use 40mm tuned drivers for good sound quality.

Ultrasone debuts Pro 2900 headphones in two versions

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2010

Ultrasone has been making high-end headphones for a long time. The company has unveiled its latest new headphones called the Pro 2900. For the first time the headphones are being offered in two versions. One of the versions is your common single cable set of headphones.

The other version is a balanced version with two cables made specifically for balanced amplifiers that audiophiles might use for better sound. The Pro 2900 headphones have the same design no matter the version with velvet covered ear pads and 40mm drivers coated in titanium.

Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

Pioneer’s latest DJ headphones look ready to rock in red. They almost look like a Ferrari item. The HDJ-500 was specially made for comfort and performance. The main body is made out of magnesium alloy so it is lightweight and strong, with a rotating arm design that lets you twist the right earpiece backwards and forwards up to 60 degrees.

So get spinning and mixing and look good with these headphones. The Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones will go on sale in January 2011 for $125.

Mad Catz Call Of Duty: Spec Ops Limited Edition Headphones

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

Those mad cats over at Mad Catz have unveiled their new line of gaming headphones which pay tribute to CoD, the Mad Catz Call Of Duty: Spec Ops headphones. These limited edition headphones will be available for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and of course the PC.

These headphones feature 5.1 Dolby Digital sound and a detachable microphone. The PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 versions are available in true or virtual 5.1 and retail for $249 and $199.

Klipsch launches three new iPhone-compatible headphones

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

Klipsch has introduced three new iPhone-compatible headphones in the Image One, Image S5i Rugged and Image S3. The Klipsch Image One is the company’s first on-ear headphones and features a three-button remote specially made for the iPhone, iPod or iPad.

The Klipsch Image S5i Rugged headphones come with a three button remote that can survive some moisture, but isn’t fully waterproof. Lastly, the Klipsch Image S3 headphones can be used with any device like an iPod or an MP3 player since it features a 3.5mm audio jack.

Sennheiser 500 Series High-end Headphones

Posted in Sennheiser by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

Sennheiser has just announced its latest high-end range of headphones, the 500 series. These headphones feature EAR (Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement) technology and use neodymium magnets and duofol diaphragms, along with a gold-plated 6.3mm audio jack and a frequency response of 12Hz to 38,500Hz.

The 500 Series includes the HD598 which is padded and has a compressed cellulose fleece and is capable of 38,500Hz. The HD558 has soft velor ear pads and is capable of 28,000Hz, while the HD518 features an anthracite finish and up to 26,000Hz.

Panasonic launches New iPod/iPhone certified headphones

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Panasonic has launched its new HJC120 and HSC200 headphones. Both are certified for Apple’s iPod and iPhone and both models offer a built-in microphone and remote. They can also access the VoiceOver function of the iPod shuffle, which is nice.

The remote control is water resistant for extra protection. The HJC120 is a canal type of headphone with an ergonomic design and a 90mm OctaRib speaker, while the HSC200 has a water resistant speaker housing with 12.4mm speakers for more dynamic sound.

Philips and O’Neill release new headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Philips and O’Neill have teamed up to develop some new durable headphones. They are so tough that they have been tested on the toughest O’Neill team riders. These super durable headphones are aimed at those who live on the edge.

The Stretch shown above are the toughest of the offerings, inspired by the heavy-duty materials of wetsuits. They are impact and crack-resistant, made from TR55LX, with a surface hardness six-times greater than the polycarbonate in other headphones.