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Futuristic looking Astrotec GX40 earphones go on presale in China

May 19, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Chinese headphones brand Astrotec has revealed its new GX40 earphones, which sport a futuristic, angular design and come in an array of colours. The Gundam-esque earphones are fashioned with gemstones in mind, down to the gem-like colour choices. The earphones sport copper-free wiring and are currently available to pre-order for 328 yuan (US$50), a little less than the regular retail price of 419 yuan (US$67). [gallery link="file"] Via imp3

Beats by Dre teams up with German fashionistas MCM for limited edition headphones and Beats Pill

May 14, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

With looks akin to a Louis Vuitton handbag, the new headphones and Beats Pill from Beats by Dre and German fashion house MCM is a limited edition set of style items. These will be available here in July at various prices. The wireless version of the headphones will launch at $599, while the Beats Pill, which comes iwth an MCM backpack, will cost $399. There will also be a pair of Tour earphones for £249. Via harpersbazaar

RHA T20 earphones debut new custom filters and driver

May 8, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

RHA has announced its new RHA T20 headphones, due out this summer. Like last year's HRA T10 and T10i IEMs, the RHA T20 earphones feature interchangeable filters made to let listeners adjust the sound to their liking. The T20s advance the 2014 models with the DualCoil driver comprised of two independent coils - one for treble and upper mids and one for bass and lower mids - a magnet and a diaphragm. The earphones are made from a stainless steel metal injection molding (as featured on the T10s). As before the three filters included are reference, bass and treble. The sensitivity is 90dB and the frequency range is 16Hz - 40kHz and they'll ship with a custom case. Price and exact release date are TBA. Via soundguys

Wireless HD audio with Brainwavz BLU-100 Bluetooth 4.0 aptX earphones

May 8, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Brainwavz has announced its first foray into HD wireless audio. The Brainwavz BLU-100 earphones support Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX for wireless listening without a compromise on quality. Available to preorder now, The BLU-100s have a micro 60mAh battery for four hours of continuous playback and 100 hours standby time, as well as in-line controls for easy use with universal support for iOS, Android and Windows devices. The Bluetooth range is 30ft so they're good for walking around the house or hoovering as well as wireless hard training out on the running trail. They ship with a Brainwavz premium case and Comply S-400 premium foam tips. The BLU-100 earphones are currently available to preorder for $34.50 - $10 less than the regular retail price of $44.50. Here's the tech sp

KEF announces M400 headphones, made for comfort and portability

May 8, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Following on from the KEF M500 headphones that had Memory Foam for comfort and a stylish design, KEF has announced the lighter M400 update. The M400 headphones retain the distinctive design touches of the previous model as well as the Memory Foam pads. At 175g they are a little lighter than the M500s, which weighed 208g, and they fold up neatly for extra portability. Sound comes through 40mm neodymium drivers and there's an in-line mic and remote for calls and control of iOS and Android devices. They'll be out in June at £200 (US $304) and will be available in racing blue, sunset orange, deep black and champagne white variations. Via whathifi  

Pay to see Sony at their best – $2,500 custom-made earphones

May 1, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM, Sony with No Comments.

Sony Japan has announced the Sony XJE-MH1 earphones, which include custom design and audio fine-tuning to fit your specifications. To paraphrase Willie Nelson, if you've got the money, honey, they've got the time. Now, the price tag equates to $2,500 but for those who really care about audio enough to consider paying that price, expertly-tuned headphones to suit your specific tastes custom made by Sony isn't too bad a deal. Advanced orders are currently being taken in Japan, so unless you're based in that country you'll have to front the air fare too. Via ubergizmo

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

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