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Colourful sporty LG TONE Active Bluetooth headphones out by the end of the month

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

The LG TONE Active Bluetooth headphones will launch imminently in North America and South Korea, with other countries getting them before the end of the year. Designed for sporty types, the LG TONE Active Bluetooth headset is all about durability - you can sweat hard into them and they'll shrug it off. Also on the sports specs they're wireless and light, and for storage the earbuds retract into the band to avoid accidental damage to your dangly bits. The first wave of colours with be lime, orange, blue and pink. They'll launch at $129. On your marks, get set, go! Via androidauthority

Helix earphones want to kickstart your earphones out of your pockets and onto your wrist

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

Earphones storage is irritating, despite the best efforts of winders and smart cases - sometime bundling them up and shoving them in a pocket is the only way to make it to the bus. Worse than untangling them before you get stuck into listening is forgetting them altogether. New Kickstarter project The Helix is a set of Bluetooth earphones than neatly pack away into a bracelet / wristband, which could put an end to some of those woes. Designed by fashion company Ashley Chloe, The Helix earphones were developed by former Nokia designed Mika Nenonen and pack away into an aluminum bracelet when not in use. Charge on the headphones is just three hours and it's not known how fiddly they'll be to pack away when the real-life models emerge. Still, if it's your thing you

Sennheiser Momentum Black Chrome earphones coming September

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

Sennheiser will extend its Momentum headphones range in September with the Momentum In-Ear Black Chrome headphones. Last year in the Fall Sennheiser put out a "black red" version of their Momentums, so it looks like we can expect a new variation every year. The Black Chromes feature stainless steel components and a flash of chrome on the detail. They also have the same elliptical tangle-free cable that also carries a three-button in-line remote and mic optimized for either iOS, or Windows and Android devices. These earphones also pack in Sennheiser's latest transducer technology for big bass and detailed highs. Price and actual date TBA. Via slashgear

Get comfy, it’s the Focal Sphear in-ear headphones

July 3, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Focal has focused on in-ear comfort for two years while developing its new Sphear headphones - driven by the belief that earphones are currently too uncomfortable. The Sphear headphones are set to "redefine the approach towards the ear canal", they say. So... how? They answer comes in the form of two memory foam tips and an extended housing, designed to relieve the ear canal of too loud sound and a weighty pull. The Sphears pack in 10.8mm drivers, tweaked to deliver a clear sound with a rich mid-range. These earphones will launch this July at £100 (US$156) Via whathifi

Xiaomi Piston earphones get new lease of life with fresh colour options

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

No, Xiaomi’s not released a Pistons range in rainbow colours, they’ve gone for a subtle palette, within which options include lilac, cherry pink and glacier blue. The earphones remain the budget price of 49 yuan (US$15) and are still built to last with their reinforced Kevlar fibers in the flat cord. Also still onboard is the in-line mic, which is a nice bonus for a budget set. For a deeper look inside, check out the exploded view below. [gallery link="file"] Via soundguys

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds are a mini personal trainer

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

The Jabra Sport Coach wireless earphones want to be your new personal trainer. The earbuds double as a cross training coach and recognise 40 different workouts, as well as the intelligent feedback previously found on Jabra Pulse model. Working with Jabra's Sport Life app, the Sport Coach earphones know which workout you're on and records data accordingly, giving super-accurate analysis of every push-up, lunge or star-jump. They also count reps. The earbuds are IP55 water- and dust-resistant, and play music from either the app itself or other sources such as Spotify. Music is transmitted in Dolby Sound over A2DP Bluetooth. They'll be out at the end of June and will cost $120. [gallery link="file"] Via pocket-lint

Powerbeats 2 earphones expand palette to match Apple Watch colours

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

You know how it is: you've got your new Apple Watch and want to show it off but your damn headphones don't match. Worry not, Apple's taken care of that - the Powerbeats 2 earphones have been updated in Apple Watch colours to make sure all outfits look fabulous, darling. The wireless earphones, which are designed for sports use, remain $200 but come in a number of different colours. To use their official titles, they are: black sport, white sport, pink sport, blue sport and green sport. They are IPX3 water- and sweat-resistant and feature a clip for eradicating flapping. Battery life is six hours, which should be more than enough for a workout. Via soundguys

Astrotec launches BX50 Bluetooth earphones

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

The latest in the wireless Bluetooth BX series is the Astrotec BX50 earphones - a lightweight set with Bluetooth 4.0 support with a range of 10 meters. The BX50s support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP and APTX codecs - price and release date TBA.   Via imp3

Future Sonics announces Spectrum Series model G10 IEM earphones

June 10, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Aimed at the pro user, the Future Sonics Spectrum Series model G10 IEM earphones are designed for use in live situations, as well as in the studio and broadcasting. They feature Future Sonics' unique voice coil and dynamic transducer technologies, designed to create a smooth, natural HD audio signature. Their workings are based on a new proprietary 32 Ohm 10mm system and they're created to be comfortable and tactile, with thumb-placement guides on each earpiece to keep them easy to use. They also feature a braided cable, ComfortFit foam and EarFills silicone sleeves (including child-size pieces). Also onboard is the company's H.E.A.R. technology, which offers a full range at low volume. They're available now for $219. Via sonicstate

PSB Speakers announce M4U 4 in-ear headphones – out by the end of June

June 6, 2015 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

PSB Speakers has announced its new M4U 4 earphone will be out by the end of the month. The M4U 4s feature a two-way hybrid design and a moving coil dynamic low-frequency driver. A balanced armature driver is in place for detail and good highs, along with a wave guide to drive sound to the moving coil dynamic woofer. The woofer has three separate chambers to keep the bass balanced and clear. PSB Speakers also packs in its "RoomFeel" system, which apparently gives the experience of loudspeakers rather than the usual IEM experience. They come in black or white options and will cost $299 when they're released at the end of June. Via electronichouse

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