• Dash Smart Headphones Play Your Music While Tracking Your Health And Vitals

    Dash Smart Headphones Play Your Music While Tracking Your Health And Vitals

    Just like everyone reaches a certain age where they think about settling down and having kids, everyone reaches a certain age where they feel like walking around with music blaring on their headphones is just all sorts of unnecessary. If you haven’t reached that age yet, you might want to trade in your Fitbit Force for the Dash, the “world’s first wireless smart in-ear headphones.” You can use them much like regular headphones, streaming music from a smartphone over Bluetooth. [...]

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  • Hands-Free Bluetooth Beanie Lets You Tune Out The World Discreetly

    Hands-Free Bluetooth Beanie Lets You Tune Out The World Discreetly

    Sometimes, you just want to shut the world out and wearing a quality of pair of headphones is usually enough to drown out everyone else’s noise. But sometimes, putting on headphones can be construed as just plain rude and antisocial. And you never want to make that impression. The Hands-Free Bluetooth Beanie offers an alternative. A beanie with integrated Bluetooth headphones, it lets you close your ears to the world in discreet fashion. Boring conversations at a party? Listen to [...]

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  • Numark Redphone Is A Single-Can DJ Monitor Headphone

    Numark Redphone Is A Single-Can DJ Monitor Headphone

    When picking up a pair of DJ headphones, it usually means one thing — the ear cups can be swiveled upward, so the DJ can keep one ear on the live sound and another on the cue up tracks.  That may change soon with the Numark Redphone, a one-cup monitoring headphone designed to minimize the rig hanging around your head. Unlike most monitoring headphones, it dispenses of the traditional headphone design, limiting its placement to just one side of your [...]

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  • Aftershokz Headphones Leave Your Ears Open

    Aftershokz Headphones Leave Your Ears Open

    You’ve spent the last few years pumping loud music in your ear via bass-thumping headphones.  And your eardrums can look forward to even more years of abuse.  That is, unless you trade in your favorite pair of ear cans for AfterShokz headphones. Unlike your standard over-ear and in-ear listening gear, the new headphones don’t blare loud sounds into your soundholes.  Instead, they use bone conduction technology, sending vibrations directly instead of discernible audio.  As a result, your eardrums are spared [...]

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  • DIY Tank Headphones Are A Blank Canvas For Your Art

    DIY Tank Headphones Are A Blank Canvas For Your Art

    Your favorite pair of Beats headphones are cool, but it could be way better.  Like, if it actually sounded as good as a Sennheiser, cleaned your ear while you listened to music, and allowed you to customize its look drastically, you’ll like it a lot more.  While the DIY Tank Headphones can’t do anything about the first two, it should be able to help you out with the latter. Made by Aerial 7, it sports a unique customizable design that [...]

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  • Koss Striva Headphones Bring Built-In WiFi, Direct Play Of Online Content

    Koss Striva Headphones Bring Built-In WiFi, Direct Play Of Online Content

    Everything comes with WiFi these days — your phone, your laptop, your camera.  And now, your headphones can come packing WiFi, too, with the Koss Striva. Instead of piping tunes over Bluetooth, all signals are passed over WiFi.  That way, you can get your music straight from the internet with no middleman device needed, provided you’ve got an active WiFi connection within range.  It can only play stations from Koss’ MyKoss online portal, though, although their offering should be as [...]

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  • Koss Porta Pro KTC: Classic Headphones Get Modern Update

    Koss Porta Pro KTC: Classic Headphones Get Modern Update

    The year was 1984:  Ray Parker Jr. was dialing the Ghostbusters, Cyndi Lauper just wanted to have fun and George Michael was asking what everyone thought was a girl to “wake me up before you go-go.” And the discerning young’uns of the time listened to all this music on a Sony Walkman with a pair of Koss Porta Pro headphones plugged into it. This year, those classic folding cans are finally getting a slight update in the form of the [...]

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  • Zik Parrot Blue Tooth Touch Sensitive Headphones By Starck Are Sweet

    Zik Parrot Blue Tooth Touch Sensitive Headphones By Starck Are Sweet

    With every fresh gadget imaginable on the floor, rarely do headphones draw so much attention at CES.  The Zik Parrot by Starck, however, isn’t just any ordinary pair of cans — it’s one gorgeous piece of tech both inside and out. Designed by Philippe Starck, it’s one striking piece of gear, with its eye-catching shape, brushed metal head rails and leather-like pads.  Made for comfortable wear, it uses memory foam inside of the earpads, ensuring it conforms to your ear [...]

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  • Thunderpants, A DIY Headphone Kit For Audiophiles

    Thunderpants, A DIY Headphone Kit For Audiophiles

    Even if I can afford them, I’d punch myself in the face before buying real audiophile headphones.  But I’m far from being an audio nerd, unlike the folks who inhabit online audiophile forums talking about sound equipment like it’s a religious experience.  Audio enthusiasts who can’t fork out the thousand-dollar price tags for high-grade pairs of cans now have a cheaper option: the Thunderpants. Made by Gary Butcher (online handle Smeggy), the headphones aren’t built from scratch.  Instead, they’re modified [...]

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  • Razer Tiamat 7.1 Puts 10 Drivers Over Your Ears

    Razer Tiamat 7.1 Puts 10 Drivers Over Your Ears

    If you look around, you’ll see a lot of headphones bandying 7.1 surround sound powers.  So far, though, all of them generally fake it using virtual means.  That’s not the case with Razer Tiamat 7.1, which bills itself as the “first true 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.” With each can packing five discrete drivers, Razer claims this will deliver the most lifelike positional audio you can get from a pair of gaming ear cups, allowing you to pinpoint enemy positions [...]

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  • Bedphones Are For Music-Loving Bedheads

    Bedphones Are For Music-Loving Bedheads

    You like having music on when you go to sleep.  Except the spouse doesn’t.  So you wear headphones.  Except wearing headphones when going to bed turns out to be seriously uncomfortable.  Unless, of course, you’re using Bedphones. Designed specifically for use while sleeping, these headphones exert the least amount of pressure on the ears, so you’ll barely feel them while tossing and turning around in bed.  Since they’re extra slim (less than 0.25 inches), you can sleep on the side [...]

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  • Why Not?  Blindingly Shiny Swarovski DJ Headphones

    Why Not? Blindingly Shiny Swarovski DJ Headphones

    Girls like shiny things.  If you’re going to get them stuff, might as well pick one that has the capacity to blind them when put under bright light.  These Swarovski DJ Headphones will definitely accomplish that. Designed to facilitate private audio enjoyment in lavish style, the entire exposed part of the headphone’s body is decked in an innumerable amount of Swarovski crystals.  Sure, it looks unnecessarily extravagant, but when did the last sensible gift you gave left anyone thrilled?  That’s [...]

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  • Elecom Actrail Is A “Wireless” Headphone For The iPod Shuffle

    Elecom Actrail Is A “Wireless” Headphone For The iPod Shuffle

    Wireless headphones are nothing new, unless the wireless function works on a device that supports no wireless connectivity at all.  Huh?!?  That’s exactly what they did with the Elecom Actrail, a clever “wireless” headphone for the iPod Shuffle. How does it create a connection when there’s no wireless protocol involved?  That’s the clever part.  Since the Shuffle is so small, they figured you can attach it to your headphones without adding much in terms of weight.  So, instead of having [...]

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  • Sony Qlasp Earphones Clips To Your Lobes For A Tight Hold

    Sony Qlasp Earphones Clips To Your Lobes For A Tight Hold

    The more earbuds change, the more they keep falling off. That probably ends now with the Sony Qlasp, a stylish pair of in-ear headphones designed to stay in place through even the most intense activities. How? By integrating a clip that tacks firmly on your ear lobe, essentially putting an end to earphones slipping out, regardless of what position you find yourself in. Hanging from a tree by your legs? It won’t fall off. Wrasslin’ with a bear? Unless the [...]

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  • Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headphones Puts A 5.1-Channel Setup In Your Head

    Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headphones Puts A 5.1-Channel Setup In Your Head

    We’ve seen gaming headsets deliver 5.1-channel surround sound before, but none of them have done it quite like the Psyko 5.1, which literally mimics the conditions of a 5.1 speaker setup in compact form. Instead of digitally processing the audio for delivery to the ear cups, it removes the speakers from the chambers, choosing to put all five channels along the headband. The sound then travels down tubes, on its way to being delivered right into the cans. Since the [...]

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  • Halo Headphones Pumps Music, Keeps Your Face Dry

    Halo Headphones Pumps Music, Keeps Your Face Dry

    Does hot music make you sweat? It’s probably a medical condition, but we’ll be happy to pretend it’s not. Instead, you can try to remedy it with the Halo Headphones, a pair of high-fidelity earphones housed inside a sweat-absorbing headband. Designed for listening to music while working out, the sweat band wears securely around your head, all while holding the listening device comfortably over your ears. With no stuff falling out of your lugholes or cables getting in your way, [...]

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  • Sleek Audio SA7 Headphones Will Last You A Lifetime

    Sleek Audio SA7 Headphones Will Last You A Lifetime

    Sad to say, but most people do spend more money on a case for their iPod than a good pair of headphones. The Sleek Audio SA7′s $400 price tag might sound excessive to those used to $10 cans, but if you want headphones that’s supposed to last you a lifetime, it’s exactly the kind of purchase you should be looking at. One of the most rugged headphone designs we’ve ever laid eyes on, the new music accessory doesn’t do plastic [...]

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