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Bluetooth headphones on a budget – Mpow Swift earphones

January 30, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Wireless earbuds are touted as the only thing fitness fanatics and runners can use. If you're feeling left out, the Mpow Swift budget wireless Bluetooth headphones  could be a good way into the world of wireless exercise. The Mpow Swifts are a sweatproof set of earbuds that offer 5 hours playback and cost just $35. Playback controls are onboard and they have an inbuilt mic for calls. According to the windowscentral review they're comfortable and deliver good sound, albeit bass-heavy. They come in either green/black, green/white or orange/white options. Via windowscentral

Do the twist: Turn up the bass with IUNI earphones

January 20, 2015 by Tom in Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The new earphones from IUNI go from regular to bass-heavy with the user-controlled twist of an earbud. From switching between N (normal) and B (bass) settings, the boom can be adjusted easily without digital EQ controls. The earphones come in either black or silver alloy and feature in-line controls. They have  a93dB sensitivity and the frequency range runs between 20Hz-20KHz. Via gizchina

Aurisonics Rockets earphones made to stay

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

From Nashville Tennessee, new Aurisonics Rockets earphones are made to last, as they come with an impressive five-year warranty. The American-made earphones feature 5.1mm drivers within titanium earbuds. They are also waterproof to IP65) and can be worn in drop down or over-ear styles with the accompanying accessories. Reviews are great so far and they're available in two models: regular Rockets ($249) or a mic version ($299). Via aurisonics and cnet

Z:ero earphones with built-in DAC and amp

January 19, 2015 by Tom in Amp, Audio, DAC, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Z:ero earphones are trying to slim down the bulk of external headphones amps by putting the DAC and amp on the in-line controls. Rather than using the standard 3.5mm jack port, the Z:ero earphones use an Android devices mini-USB port. The sound is driven through neodymium magnets for high sensitivity pressure levels at 110-120db range. This is touted as offering quicker response time and more vibrant audio. This is a (funded) Indiegogo project and while the retail cost is unknown, early backers can still pick them up for $25. Via trustedreviews

JVC adds to the XTREME XPLOSIVES headphones series

January 15, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

JVC Kenwood has announced the latest models of its chunky and rugged XTREME XPLOSIVES headphones range. Joining the current crop will be the around-ear HA-MR60X headphones, the on-ear HA-SR50X headphones and HA-FR202/HA-FX102 earphones. Both headphones models feature the Dual Extreme Bass ports and pump bass through large drivers: the HA-SR60X model has 50mm drivers, while the HA-SR50X has 40mm drivers. Both feature in-line remote controls and mics compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. The in-ear options also feature Extreme Bass Ports and pack in 11mm drivers with neodymium magnets. They also feature in-line remotes and mics and come in blue, black, red, pink and violet. Via fareastgizmos

Monster iSPORT headphones go for light and bright workout sounds

January 12, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Monster has pitched its flag in 2015 sports headphones with the updated iSPORTS headphones range, which they claim are the thinnest, lightest and most versatile headphones for athletes and fitness. Unveiled at CES 2015, the range is as brightly-coloured as most sportswear and comes in three types: iSPORT Bluetooth Wireless Super Slim ($149.95), iSPORT Bluetooth Wireless ($129.95) and the updated iSPORT Intensity in-ear models: iSPORT Strive and iSPORT Victory. These are all about the washable material, promise no compromise on sound quality and have a 50-foot wireless range. Via monster

Parrot Zik Sport headphones are tech all-rounders with noise cancellation and complete fitness monitoring

January 5, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The prototype model of the Phillippe Starck-designed Parrot Zik Sport Bluetooth headphones and the companion app have been revealed at CES 2015. The noise-cancelling headphones are designed for sport, with a comprehensive status monitor system, five points of contact for comfort and security, and that they weigh in at an impressive 75g. The two black boxes store the battery and circuitry, but dotted around the band are also eight mics - six noise-cancelling, two for calls. The dedicated app monitors heart rate, footsteps, running speed, vertical oscillation and left and right step synchronicity. The health data should also work with other health monitor apps. Price and availability tba, but these look like they could be this year's best buy for heath stats fans. Via engadg

Thanko earphones made for sleep and comfort

December 29, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM, Thanko with No Comments.

Furthering the 24 hour tech lifestyle, earlier this year we saw the SleepPhones audio headband released for bedtime listening. Now Thanko's joined the bedtime party with its earphones made for laying down. The new earphones are made small in order to slot into your ears and allow a normal lying down position. They weigh 8g and are out at 1,280 yen (US $10). Via akihabaranews

Brainwavz Delta with Mic earphones named best in-ear headphones under $40

December 23, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Brainwavz, Delta, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The Brainwavz Delta with Mic earphones have been named 2014's best in-ear headphones under $40 by The Wirecutter. The Wirecutter spent 32 hours researching hundreds of IEMs and the Deltas won out. Check out the full contest write-up at the link below, but here's what they thought of the Deltas: “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." Via thewirecutter  

Audio-Technica previews new SonicPro headphones ahead of CES

December 13, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Audio-Technica has previewed some of its new gear that'll be on show at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Among the items were new SonicPro headphones models, which promise the "world's first" Push-Pull Driver system. They will release SonicSport headphones to keep up with the health kick the tech world's on. There's also going to be the SonicPro ATH-CKR10 earphones, which is the model with the Push-Pull Driver System. As well as them, there's new SonicPro ATH-MSR7 headphones, which will feature the company's True Motion Drivers; and the ATH-W1000Z headphones. Via whathifi

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