Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

Jaybird is known for classing up headphones and their “SB1 Sportsband” set of Bluetooth headphones are the classiest designs we’ve seen yet from the outfit. They just look perfectly sleek.

The headphones deliver roughly eight hours of stereo music, along with moisture-protected music controls, and can even handle your calls. You’ll be happy to know that they’re shipping now for just $89. Not a bad price for something this good looking that’s also functional. They also appear comfortable.

Kidz Gear wireless car headphones debut

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 18th, 2009

kidzgearwirelessheadphonesWhen my kids were young, we had a car with a DVD player built-in. The car had originally came with wireless headphones so the adults could listen to music while the kids watched a movie. When we bought the car, the headphones were missing and the dealer wanted over a $100 for a single set.

If you have the same problem with broken or missing wireless headphones for your car entertainment system, Kidz Gear has a new set of headphones called the IR68KG02. The headphones are designed to be 100% compatible with any in car entertainment system that uses IR headphones.

Audio-Technica unveils ATH-ANC1 noise-cancelling earphones

Posted in Headphones by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

atanc1-sbI can certainly see the desire to have noise-cancelling earphones with kids around. I can’t work if my son and his friends are playing games in the living room, they are too loud. A nice set of headphones would help me put up with his goofy friends and all their giggling.

Audio-Technica has announced a new set of headphones called the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint active noise-cancelling on-ear headphones. The product name is long enough and they will sell for $129.95 in January.

Ryobi Rugged Water Resistant Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

Ryobi Rugged Water Resistant HeadphonesIf you are in the market for a new pair of rugged headphones that you can use out in the rain and take with you on camping trips etc, you might want to check out the Ryobi RP4530.

These water resistant headphones will deliver up to 24-hours of continuous use per charge and use Electronic Noise Suppression and Voice Amplification Technology that eliminates background noise for crystal clear sound.

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.

Monster Miles Davis high-performance in-ear headphones

Posted in Earbuds by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2009

Monster Miles Davis high-performance in-ear headphonesMonster is best known for high quality audio equipment and so it’s a name you can trust when it comes to audio. They’ve just released the Miles Davis Tribute high-performance in-ear headphones, which come in an individually numbered limited edition.

Aside from that, owners of these new headphones will get a special treat by being able to enjoy the official 50th Anniversary boxed set of the artist’s album Kind of Blue, free of charge. It includes a few music CDs, a DVD and a 24-page booklet. Some other features include a gold/brass finish inspired by Miles Davis’ trumpet.

Elecom LEGO brick headphones

Posted in Earbuds by Conner Flynn on October 8th, 2009

Elecom LEGO brick headphonesWhy must I always repeat myself? What, do ya got bricks in your ears? Oh, you do. Or you will. Very soon. Because Elecom will soon offer these LEGO Soundblock headphones that any Lego freak has to love.

And they retail for just $23. These Brick-buds will make their debut in Japan later this month in shades of black, blue, red, white, pink and mixed colors. Are you Lego fan enough to wear them?

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.”

Monster unveils expensive Turbine Pro headset

Posted in Monster by Shane McGlaun on September 24th, 2009

monsterturbineproMonster is a brand that says two things to me when I hear the name — sound quality and expensive. The company has unveiled a new set of headphones called the Monster Turbine Pro that promises professional level sound, but that promise comes at a steep price.

Monster is asking $299.95 for a set of the turbine Pro headphones alone and $329.95 for the headphones with the Monster ControlTalk headphone cable. For that much loot, you get a set of headphones that are tuned to offer the kind of reference quality professional musician’s demand.

Sony Ericsson MH907 motion activated headphones

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2009

Sony Ericsson MH907 motion activated headphonesSony Ericsson has unveiled the first ever motion activated headphones. The Sony Ericsson MH907 uses the SensMe Control technology to respond without pressing any buttons. The idea is that you have the two headphones in your ears and are listening to music as you normally would.

But if you want to pause the music, you can remove one ear bud to pause it. To start listening to the music again just place it back in your ear. Is it just me or are these the Stupidest headphones ever? When I’m listening to music, my hands are usually busy. It would be very annoying to have to constantly mess with what is already safely in my ear just to do things like pause a track.

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.

iPhone 3GS-controlling Bluetooth headphones

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

iPhone 3GS-controlling Bluetooth headphonesIf you are looking to control your iPhone 3GS via voice control, but don’t want another wire getting in your way, you may be in luck starting next month. That’s when BudsGoBlue will be launching a set of Bluetooth earbuds for the iPhone that will act as headphones and a Bluetooth headset.

Apparently the “memory shaping” ear loops are completely flexible and shape to any ear. It includes voice command, so iPhone 3Gs users will be able to access track commands. They look pretty nice to boot.

Monster offers special edition Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones

Posted in Monster by Shane McGlaun on September 8th, 2009

hearbeatsladygaga-sbThe Monster Beats by Dr. Dre line has several different sets of headphones that are not cheap and are over ear headphones that are very large. Most people, especially the ladies, don’t really want huge headphones to listen to their music with.

Monster has announced its first Artist edition headphones in the Beats line with a set called Heartbeats by Lady Gaga. The headphones meet the strict audio quality requirements of Dr. Dre and monster while being made to a more refined design standard by Gaga.

Sennheiser unveils PC 11 and PC 100 VOIP headsets

Posted in Sennheiser by Shane McGlaun on September 2nd, 2009

sennheiserpc11-sbWhen it comes to using a set of headphones on your computer, you need a set with a mic if you want to take advantage of chat functions in video games or place calls using VOIP. Sennheiser is one of the best brands in the headphone market and the company has announced new headphones for PC users.

The new headphones include the PC 11 and the PC 100. Both have a built-in microphone for voice chats and are built with Sennheiser quality. The PC 11 is a single sided headset that needs only one hand to operate. The PC 100 is a 3-in-1 headset that uses an in-ear design that is similar to the ear buds you wear with an iPod.

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.