• Jaybird’s Freedom headphones bring Bluetooth earbuds a step closer to mainstream

    Jaybird’s Freedom headphones bring Bluetooth earbuds a step closer to mainstream

    And as rumors continue to swirl around the end of the headphone jack as we know it, such a play couldn’t come at a more opportune time for Jaybird. The company is arguably as well positioned as anyone to be the first Bluetooth earbud to the masses. But will the Freedom be the set to put the company over the top? Read More

  • Shure announces new "DJ" headphones

    Shure makes many different kinds of headphones, but this may be their first style aimed specifically at the DJ set. The new cans sport special 50mm drivers, and a sound reducing ear cup to cut out the excess noise that can be a problem when mixing in a club. Read More

  • Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour In-Ears outed

    I’m not really sure how I feel about these in-ear Beats by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable. The Turbines that were announced last month were so-so compared to other in-ears at the same price point and for $150 I’d probably recommend a pair of Shures, Etymotics or Ultimate Ears over these ones. But the over-the-ear Beats are actually pretty good headphones, so I’ll have to wait and… Read More

  • ButterFly FMP3 Player: Non-crappy product from Thanko?

    Thanko today announced a new gadget that might not be as crappy as their other ones. The infamous Japanese gadget maker is now selling a headphone, which features a built-in MP3 player, an FM radio, a USB 2.0 port and 2GB of internal memory. The so-called ButterFly FMP3 Player is compatible to sound in MP3 and WMA and costs $50 in Japan. Expect it to be listed in Thanko’s English online… Read More

  • Audio-Technica releases triple driver-equipped earphones

    Hot on the heals of new high-end headphones, Audio Technica is also releasing the triple driver ATH-CK100 earphones. Allegedly, these are the smallest such earphones on the market and are housed within a titanium case. Hopefully the 20Hz-18kHz at 23Ω specs justify the ¥56,700 ($561 USD) price though. Too rich for your blood? Me too. Read More

  • Audio Technica spins out two new high-end headphones

    Audio Technica is dropping a pair of high-end headphones aimed at audiophiles critical ears. The ATH-A1000X (left) sports a 53mm driver with a frequency response of 5Hz-42kHz at an impedance of 42Ω. The slightly high-end ATH-A2000X (right) share a similar aluminum housing and a 53mm driver, but carries not only a higher price tag, but also a frequency response range of 5Hz-45kHz. The… Read More

  • Sony unleashes a barrage of new headphones

    Nice, Sony. Five new snazzy sets of headphones? We’ll take ’em!  Details after the jump. Read More

  • HeadRoom Total BitHead Mobile Headphone Amp Hands On

    One of the greatest audio-related inventions of the last 20 years has been the portable headphone amp. If you’ve got butt-kickin’ headphones from companies like AKG, Grado, Etymotic, Sennheiser, Shure, or Ultimate Ears (to name a few), you should seriously listen up: HeadRoom’s Total BitHead (just reduced to $149!) beefs up the sound from any audio source in a way that used… Read More