headphones

  • Bluetooth Headphones Hooke Have 3D Audio Recorders Built-In

    Bluetooth Headphones Hooke Have 3D Audio Recorders Built-In

    Hooke is a pair of Bluetooth headphones that also double as binaural, or 3D, recorders. The project is currently entering its final day on Kickstarter, having raised $154,000 over its $100,000 goal, and is scheduled to ship in June 2015. Read More

  • Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: Bose Pads Its Lead In Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Bose QuietComfort 25 Review: Bose Pads Its Lead In Noise-Cancelling Headphones

    Bose has long-held the title of the maker of the best active noise-cancelling headphones available, per reviewers of a wide variety of publications and from a range of backgrounds. The QuietComfort 15 over-ear headphones really were the apex if you wanted decent sound, along with noise isolation that made even noisy airplane cabins silent enough to sleep in. The QuietComfort 25 headphones… Read More

  • Alpine’s Slick New Headphones Make You Feel Your Beats

    Alpine’s Slick New Headphones Make You Feel Your Beats

    I’ve spent the better part of today playing with the new Alpine Headphones, a $299 pair of cans that promise to make you feel your music with the company’s “Full Frequency Immersion” technology. An Alpine spokesperson told me that the product is “targeted to millennials,” which I assume means that they’re designed to give the “oh my god my… Read More

  • Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

    Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

    Samsung is trying to add some additional cachet to its brand with a self-produced line of high-end audio accessories, dubbed “Level” by the Korean electronics giant. The Level series includes three different types of headphones, including an in-ear model, an on-ear version and an over-ear variety. The Level In, Level On and Level Over each offer a different experience, but they… Read More

  • Samsung Launching Its Premium Headphones In The U.S.

    Samsung Launching Its Premium Headphones In The U.S.

    With sales of its premium smartphones failing to live up to expectations, Samsung is moving into another potentially high-margin business: premium headphones. Tomorrow the South Korean electronics giant will launch its Samsung Level line of headphones (and a wireless speaker) on premium goods retailer Gilt, whose members will have exclusive early access to buy a pair before they become more… Read More

  • Beats Solo 2 Review: Great Looks, Now With Better Sound

    Beats Solo 2 Review: Great Looks, Now With Better Sound

    Dr. Dre’s headphone company is now Apple’s headphone company, but the Beats Solo 2 were unveiled just after the acquisition and clearly developed long before Apple became involved. Still, the sequel to Beats’ flagship product is more than just a footnote to the acquisition story – they’re a huge improvement on the originals and a good reason why the latter-day… Read More

  • Apple Patents Power Efficient, Sensor-Filled Noise Cancelling Earbuds

    Apple Patents Power Efficient, Sensor-Filled Noise Cancelling Earbuds

    Apple has a couple of new patent applications (via AppleInsider) for headset tech that could drastically reduce the power consumption of noise cancelling earbuds, which could also stop or start music automatically based on whether they’re in or out of your ear. The two applications cover different aspects, but all use sensors embedded in earbuds to make more efficient use of… Read More

  • Apple Buys Beats Electronics For $3B

    Apple Buys Beats Electronics For $3B

    Apple has indeed purchased Beats, which includes both Beats Audio hardware and Beats Music, the streaming radio service that was founded by rapper Dr. Dre and longtime music industry exec Jimmy Iovine. The deal was reported to be in the works earlier this month, and was said to be worth an estimated $3.2 billion at the time, though a recent New York Post report said it was cut to $3 billion… Read More

  • Star Wars STREET By 50 Review: These Are The Headphones You’re Looking For

    Star Wars STREET By 50 Review: These Are The Headphones You’re Looking For

    Today is a day of celebration: It’s Star Wars Day, and that means on onslaught of Star Wars-themed gadgets – like these special edition STREET by 50 headphones I got to test out, which feature the badging of the greatest freedom movement the galaxy has ever borne witness to. But do they honor the Alliance Starbird and all that it stands for, or do they fall… Read More

  • A Week With Panasonic’s BTD10 Bluetooth Headphones

    A Week With Panasonic’s BTD10 Bluetooth Headphones

    In the heyday of consumer electronics, the words “premium audio” and “Panasonic” wouldn’t have seemed so incongruous. However, with the rise of boutique audio hardware and the contraction of the CE market as a whole, the world we live in is a world where it’s surprising that Panasonic can actually make good headphones. And, thankfully, they’ve done… Read More

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