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Monster back with Adidas for new noise-cancelling sports headphones

April 25, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The new Adidas Sport earphones by Monster are the latest pairing of the two companies and another focus on exercise audio. This is the Adidas Sport Supernova model adds total noise isolation is your outing. For road running, there is also a Response model, which isn't quite so sound-sucking. Sound is modeled by Pure Monster Sound technology, which can also be found in the Monster DNA earphones. As they're sporty they're obviously sweat-proof, and they come with Monster's SportClip for fuss-free running and the ControlTak in-line mic. The Adidas Sport range will be out in May. The Response will launch at £39.95 basic/£59.95 with mic. The noise-cancelling Supernova will be out at £89.95. Via t3

Tiger Woods swings with Sol Republic for signature special edition headphones

April 24, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Sol Republic has teamed up with Tiger Woods to release the special edition Shadow Wireless Tiger Woods earphones. This set offers a "natural fit collar", eight hours battery life, a wireless range of 30ft and cults-device connectivity. They come in 2-tone black and oxblood red and also feature a built-in mic for hands-free calls (on the course, naturally). They're available to pre-order now for US $119.99 and ship 29 April. Via solrepublic

Cube readies CBH30 HD Bluetooth earphones

April 20, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Cube, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Popular Chinese tablet manufacturer Cube has announced its CBH30 Bluetooth headphones, which sport striking looks and HD audio at a very nice price. The CBH30 Bluetooth earphones support iOS and Android devices (at the same time with 2-link technology) and NFC Bluetooth 4.1 for streaming high definition audio with APT-X. There's also support for 96kHz DAD and HD calls through the onboard mic. They also have CVC6.0 digital noise reduction and EasyClick support smart app support that feeds back info on the headset, including battery life and stats. For the sporty types there is also IPX2 water- and sweat-proofing, and the button life is set to last more than 10,000 clicks. On a full charge they offer eight hours playback and standby time is a huge 180 hours. The pre-relea

Denon AH-GC20 wireless noise-cancelling headphones with big battery

April 16, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The new noise-cancelling wireless Denon AH-GX20 headphones offer 20 hours playback from full charge. Their full title is the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser and they're aimed at frequent fliers, with Denon dubbing them "the perfect travel companion". They feature 40mm drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Mode connectivity, active noise-cancelling circuitry and come with a carry case and USB Micro-B charging cable. The headphones will be out this month and will cost £249 (US $369). Via pocket-lint

Soul Electric Run Free Pro Bluetooth earphones promise to stay where you need them

April 16, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The new Run Free Pro earbuds come with a strong promise from Soul Electronics: they'll not fall out your ears while you exercise. The Run Free Pros aim for a fit snug with the option of three sizes - small, medium and large - and extra interchangeable ear locks that can fit all ears. As they're for sport and it's 2015, they are of course wireless and use Bluetooth 4.0 so with the right source you can get a high quality music stream on the go. Battery life is eight hours and they have a sweat-proof guarantee. Also onboard is a wireless mic for calls. They come in storm black or electric blue and cost US$129. Via soundguys

Three futuristic neo:n earphone models from TDK Life on Record

April 2, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

April 13 will see the launch of three new sets of cool futuristic-looking earphones from the TDK Life on Record brand. Launching in Japan, the neo:n 01, neo:n 02 and neo:n 03 headphones are designed to fit three themes - future, hero and robot - and cost a nice $13-24, a price worth paying for a neat looking second pair. The neo:n 01 IEMs are the cheapest at ¥1,580 (~$13) and feature 5.5mm drivers, a 20Hz~20kHz frequency band and a 16? impedance.   The neo:n 02 earphones are a little more expensive at ¥1,980 (~$17) but pack in 10mm drivers and have a 15Hz~20kHz frequency band. Finally the neo:n 03s are the priciest at ¥2,980 ($24). They also have 10mm drivers and sport a frequency band of 10Hz~22kHz. Via akihabaranews

Forbes names Brainwavz Delta earphones best in-ear headphones under $40

March 31, 2015 by Tom in Brainwavz, Delta, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Forbes has named the Brainwavz Delta with Mic earphones the best in-ear headphones under $40. The Wirecutter division of Forbes picked from 179 models and the 68 testers whittled down the shortlist over 32 hours and the $23 budget earphones came out at number 1. Read the full write up here or just check out this summary: “These are the only headphones under $25 that don’t sound like cheap headphones.” The highs are clear with good detail, the bass is well formed (with a slight bump in just the right area to add a lively kick to the beat), and the mids have a richness or lush, non-tinny aspect to the sound and a sense of depth of space that is uncommon in this price range. Translation: every kind of music sounds good on them. Also, while most headphones around this

Xiaomi updates the popular Piston earphones

March 27, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The Xiaomi Pistons (...sounds a bit like a Chinese baseball team) earphones have been upgraded. Sticking with the 99 yuan (US $15) price tag, the third incarnation of metal alloy Pistons. The updates feature copper wiring, a gold-plated 3.5mm plug and a 20-20,000hz frequency range. Launching alongside the regular Piston 3s is a Crystal Edition with Swarovski bits and pieces. Via gizchina

Microsoft and Coloud make Hoop headphones for Lumia Smartphones

March 27, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Microsoft has released a set of cheap and cheerful headphones, produced in collaboration with Swedish company Coloud for the Lumia smartphone. The headphones come in three colour options: black, green and orange, and cost 29 euros (US $31). These headphones are aimed at the active, which was hammered home at the launch event at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, Wales. Famous athletes darted about with them in to highlight the sport-friendliness of the headphones. They weigh 20.5g, have a 120cm reflective cord, sport in-line controls and are dust, sweat and splash resistant. The Hoops are out now. Via softpedia

Sol Republic launches Shadow Wireless earphones

March 27, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Sol Republic has launched its Shadow Wireless headphones, an in-ear set designed to be lightweight for workouts. The battery life is touted to be eight hours and they are water- and sweat-resistant. Three-button playback and volume controls are set into the collar section and they also feature a built-in mic for hands-free calling. They use Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX for high resolution audio streaming and can pair with two devices at once up to a range of 30m. The Shadow Wireless headphones have launched as a Best Buy exclusive at $99 and come in either black or grey with rose gold options. Via soundguys

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