earphones

 
  • Now in more colors: Pig-shaped earphones

    Now in more colors: Pig-shaped earphones

    Some Japanese gadget freaks do have a penchant for weird earphones, that's for sure, meaning these things actually seem to sell. I doubt that otherwise, Tokyo-based accessory maker Greenhouse would have updated the buta (piggy) earphones they gave us in June 2008. It's not a technical update but the same earphones are available in purple and orange now (see the picture above). Read More

  • These "Crazy Earphones" sure deserve their name

    These "Crazy Earphones" sure deserve their name

    Tokyo-based Solid Alliance is slowly but surely evolving into a serious competitor for Thanko in the wacky gadget department. So far, the company gave us a USB Ninja knife, a USB Terminator 4 skull and a spectacle-shaped USB stick. And now this: The aptly named "Crazy Earphones" [JP] (that's their official name). Read More

  • Behold the future of headphones – TODAY!

    Behold the future of headphones – TODAY!

    EXCITING TIMES, MY FRIENDS! Meritline just dropped a headphone bomb of awesome-tastic proportions with these – WAIT FOR IT – double-sided earbuds! One side is a cruddy, cheap earbud like you’d find included with a cruddy, cheap MP3 player while the other side is a fancy earbud that goes into the deepest depths of your ear for the ultimate in fancy sound, just like all the cool kids from… Read More

  • Review: AKG K 340 in-canal headphones

    Review: AKG K 340 in-canal headphones

    Mid- and high-end headphones are everywhere these days. AKG, previously known for recording and broadcast equipment, just added to the bunch by outing a slew of headphones, including these totally acceptable $119 K 340 in-canal buds. I’ve spent some good listening time with them, and I have to say that they are solid performers once you get over the somewhat awkward design. Read More

  • Thanko strikes again: Catgirl Earphones

    Thanko strikes again: Catgirl Earphones

    Tokyo-based crap gadget specialist Thanko is usually known for selling USB stuff nobody needs. Their newest hit product doesn't feature a USB port, but the target group for their Catgirl Earphones [JP] should be quite small, too. Marketed as a gadget for the Cosplay crowd, the earphones are supposed to turn your girlfriend into a cute catgirl. Read More

  • Hey, ladies, the JBL Roxy 'phones are now available

    Hey, ladies, the JBL Roxy 'phones are now available

    We just wanted to pass along a quick note to all three of our female readers. (hi, Mom!) The Roxy-branded JBL headphones are now available in three different flavors: over-the-ear for $59.99, earphones for $39.99, and earbuds for $19.99. All of ‘em are done up in the urban surfer wannabe style. You know you want ‘em. Read More

  • Contest: Radius Atomic Bass earphones for your iPhone or whatever else has a 3.5mm port

    Contest: Radius Atomic Bass earphones for your iPhone or whatever else has a 3.5mm port

    Ok, kids, here’s your chance to get a free pair of Radius Atomic Bass earphones. It’ll work with any mobile phone that has a 3.5mm port, but, like everyone else, Radius thinks that iPhone owners are the only ones that listen to music on their mobile. Check out the review for the non-iPhone model of the Atomic Bass if you care to know how they perform. So here’s how you can win. Read More

  • Review: Radius Atomic Bass Earphones

    Review: Radius Atomic Bass Earphones

    Call me a snob for liking my $150+ Ultimate Ears, Shure and Etymotic earphones, but they sound fantastic and fit perfectly. Oh, uh, excuse me while I remove the egg off my face. I’d never heard of Radius until I received a pair of Atomic Bass earphones a couple weeks back. I figured a pair of $40 earphones would sound like a $40 pair, but no, I was wrong. I don’t particular think the drivers… Read More

  • Etymotic now offering ACS custom molding on the hf2 earphones

    Etymotic now offering ACS custom molding on the hf2 earphones

    A prominent sound engineer once told me that Etymotic was one of three headphone manufacturers in existence today that actually produces high fidelity in-ear ‘phones worth buying. That’s a pretty bold statement, but an accurate one. Of all the Etymotic earphones that I’ve tried, I’ve never had issue with the tree tips since they provide more than adequate noise-isolation, but custom tips… Read More

  • Roxy and JBL team up on portable music products

    Roxy and JBL team up on portable music products

    Surfer girls take notice: the Roxy-branded headphones that are coming out shortly are made by JBL and should sound great. Generally, when a fashion brand launches random electronics, they are of the low quality, but Roxy seems to have bucked that trend thankfully. No word on pricing or what exactly the line will include just yet. Read More