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Sony announces new h.ear hi-res headphones range to combine fashion with top quality audio

September 3, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM, Sony with 1 Comment.

For a while now the most fashionable headphones have forced a compromise on sound, but now Sony's announced its new h.ear range of headphones the gap may be closed for some who like the looks of these new IEMs and cans. At launch the Sony h.ear range will comprise an set of on-ear headphones and a pair of earphones, all available in a number of colours. The h.ear headphone will come in a choice of pink, orange, red, lime green, turquoise, red and black. All of them (except black) are striking and bold.   The foldable headphones have a 40mm HD driver unit that ranges up to 60kHz and is backed by by CCAW voice coils for top response to highs, as well as sporting titanium-coated diaphragms. The earphones feature a 9mm high sensitivity driver unit that reproduces up to 40

Phaiton announces PS 202 NC active noise cancellation earphones

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

Promising to block 95% of ambient background noise is the new Phaiton PS 202 NC active noise cancellation earphones. The PS 202 NCs have an interesting rounded rectangular design that's suitable for those who like something chunky. Sound pumps through 14.3mm drivers and the inclusion of everplay-x lets the music play on when the batteries run out (minus the active noise cancelling, of course). This set is out now at $109. Via tweaktown

Onkyo announces three new audio products – Bluetooth speaker, headphones and earphones

August 29, 2015 by Tom in Amp, Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

…but sadly still no further word on the Iron Maiden headphones.   What we have learned about, however, are the X9 HRA Bluetooth speaker, the H500M headphones and the E700M earphones. These are all produced around the Onkyo HF Player app, which is their dedicated system for getting the best out of 192kHz / 24-bit audio.   The X9 is – according to Onkyo – “the world’s first high-resolution Bluetooth speaker. The aluminium unit has four mid-bass drivers, two tweeters and two passive radiators. Sounds like it means business. On top of that it offers 10 hours playback and will cost $400 on release.   Also on the way is the H500M headphones, which come in black or white and feature an in-line mic and control. Their frequency range is 7Hz – 40

Beats By Dre puts out limited edition Straight Outta Compton headphones

August 26, 2015 by Tom in Apple, Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

  To celebrate the biopic about the tech-boss rapper’s old group, Beats By Dre has put out a limited edition set of Straight Outta Compton branded headphones. The black cans are available from the Beats website and cost $379.95.   Rather than going all-out with a bling pair, these are a jet black model with just the Straight Outta Compton logo on the top and a white interior.   Via hiphopdx    

Astell & Kern launching world’s first Tesla tech earphones in association with Beyerdynamic

August 26, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

When looking for your new set of headphones, you’ll soon have the option of Tesla tech to consider. Astell & Kern has revealed its AK Ti8e earphones, which incorporate Beyerdynamic Tesla driver technology, which uses a tiny but powerful ring magnet alongside a moving coil "so filigree it is barely visible", says Beyerdynamic. The Ti8e will debut at IFA in Berlin but ahead of the show Beyerdynamic added: "Tesla technology transmits the entire audible frequency spectrum with a single driver. From deep bass to the highest trebles, the AK Ti8e sounds like an integrated whole." This single driver system will eliminate phasing as they’ll be no crossover filters in play.   They are optimised for A&K high-res audio players (AK380 is the reference) and they s

RHA to release entry-level S500i earphones in October

August 21, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The sleek and compact RHA S500i entry-level in-ear headphones will launch in October. The earphones pack in compact model 140.1 dynamic driver housed in an aluminium alloy housing, and sport a 1.35m cable with a three-button remote and mic designed for use with Apple devices. The cable is made of Thermoplastic Elastomer and tangle-free fabric braiding. They'll ship with seven pairs of silicone ear tips, a carry case and clip. Their main selling point is being small and compact, and they'll sell first through Apple in October, after which the standard S500 model without the Apple-specific remote. via whathifi

Aftershokz bone-conducting headphones get titanium upgrade

August 21, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The Aftershokz bone-conducting headphones that have been touted by the company as a safer solution for listening to music while cycling will get a titanium upgrade, tricking out the existing Bluez2 model with a stronger spine. The new Trekz Titanium model carry over the Bluez2's Premium Pitch technology, six hours battery life and Bluetooth technology for calls and audio but this time around the original plastic is swapped out for a strong titanium frame. They are available to pre-order for $99 ($129 for the special edition pack). The Trekz will launch proper in January 2016. [gallery link="file"] Via engadget  

RHA turns attention to India with launch of T20 earphones with DualCoil driver technology

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

  RHA, in association with Ferrari Video's Headphone Zone, has put out the T20 earphones - the first to feature the company's DualCoil driver system.   DualCoil uses two independently powered voice coils sat in concentric formation around an annular magnet, which work to manipulate a specially engineered diaphragm - the outer coil making upper-mids and treble, and the inner coil responsible for low-mids and bass.   The T20s are made of injection-moulded stainless steel and use a 1.35m oxygen-free copper cable and patent pending mouldable over-ear hooks.   They ship with ten ear tips and cost 18,999 rupees (US$290). Via dnaindia

Jaybird puts out X2 wireless Bluetooth earphones

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

  Jaybird has updated its BlueBuds X Sports earphones with the new X2 wireless model. A complete reworking, these are said to be an improvement in both build quality and sound. These ship with three sizes of Comply Sport memory foam tips and now pack Jaybird's SignalPlus technology that eliminates Bluetooth signal inference. As a sports set, these are of course sweat-resistant and offer eight hours charge. Jaybird has also designed its own audio streaming codec, which they call Shift Premium Bluetooth Audio, which they say rivals the sound of wired headphones. The X2s are available in a number of variants - Storm (white), Charge (neon green), Midnight (black), Ice (blue) and Alpha (green). Each costs $179.95 are are available online and in US Best Buy st

Trinity Audio back on Kickstarter to raise funds for two new sports earphones

August 13, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Trinity Audio continues on its Kickstarter path after successful campaigns to launch the Trinity Deltas and more. Now they're looking to launch two sets of sports earphones - the ATLAS Hybrid Sport and HELIOS Sport. The ATLAS Hybrid Sport set have the same 8mm drivers as their current model but they add the ability to swap out the tuning filters as well as the cable. The mmxc connector allows the 1.2m cable to be swapped for a 0.6m cable with remote and mic, as well as the multi-braided cable of the Deltas, which will be for non-sport use. These are going to retail for $250 but cost $156 for early supporters on Kickstarter. The second model, the HELIOS Sport, are another in-ear set and feature five interchangeable tuning filters. They are the same as the ATLAS earphones

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