Archive for the Earphones IEM Category

So, are they AKG? Subtley not strongpoint of AKG Y50 headphones

June 15, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

If you want everyone to know what brand your headphones are, the forthcoming AKG y50 headphones are for you. Part of the new Y series, the lightweight cans feature 40mm drivers, a 1.2 metre cable and a remote and mic combo. Also on the way is the AKG Y40 model and the wireless Bluetooth AKG Y45 BT, which have eight hours charge and earcup-mounted controls. They are expected to start at around $150 and will be available at the end of the month. Via elecronista

Tangled earphones explained! Extreme agitation in your pocket

June 15, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM, Hardware News, Other, Uncategorized with No Comments.

Tangled headphone cables are a cause of extreme agitation; they're also caused by the cord being agitated, which causes pocket tangling within seconds. A study at the University of California, titled Spontaneous Knotting of Agitated String, sheds light on the universal conundrum. Cable less than 18 inches in length is immune to spontaneous knotting. Who knew? Sadly that doesn't help, given the average earphone cable length is more than that. 59 inches produces the maximum possible probability of a swift tangle. Apple's standard earphones are 54.7 inches long - they're prime tanglers. But as far as a solution goes, little has been offered. If you've a clear pocket or a tidy bag, you're still not safe - it's just a natural reaction of "agitated" cable. If you've the patience, get

Beats by Dre go Bluetooth with Powerbeats 2 Wireless

June 15, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The latest Beats by Dre earphones are the Powerbeats 2 Wireless - they connect wirelessly to devices but haven't discarded the past completely - they're joined together with a trusty old cable. Designed for sports use (or just tangle-free listening), the Powerbeats 2 Wireless earphones are sweat and water resistant and have six hours of battery life. That's more than enough for a workout. They also have controls on the linking cable, an improved ergonomic shape from the original Powerbeats  and come in two colour options: black and red, and white and grey. They're out this month for $199.95. Via slashgear

Audio-Tecnica SonicFuel AX headphones: many colours and phone-specific model

June 12, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

SonicFuel AX, Audio-Technica's latest headphones offerings, come in plenty of colour options and include the smartphone-ready iS model. The iS option come with a built-in microphone for calls and a cord-mounted remote for app/function control. The standard ATH-AX3 model has a 40mm driver and flat cables. The phone-ready ATH-AX1iS has a slightly smaller driver at 36mm. Check out the pic for the colour options. Both sets will be available in all colours at the end of July. Via pcquest

Blue EarSonics S-EM6 earphones available for a limited time

June 11, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

The latest incarnation of the French EarSonics S-EM6 IEMs is the Blue Edition, available now. The blue design and extra Comply foam tips are the only things that distinguish these from the other S-EM6 editions, which all boast 3-way, 6-driver output (two lows, two mediums, two highs). The sensitivity is 124 dB/mW, they have a frequency response of 10 Hz - 20kHz and the impedance is 60 ohms. Via headphonelist and Earsonics

Lovepalz Ladobi porn-specific 6-way earphones

June 3, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Lovepalz makes motion-sensor tech for men and women to enjoy long-distance action. Now they've put out moan-sensitive Ladobi 6-way intimate IEMs, which promise a "4D experience". So, whether it's a late-night Skype or some 'arty adult movies', the Ladobis have got your back. They are "an earphone that overturns your taste toward film," and lets you "feel like someone is just next to you", according to the website. They promise 360 degree surround sound, a "no pressure ear-cushion design". The first run is limited to 1000 and they cost $39. Via metro

Beats by Dre Solo2 headphones scale back the bass

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

Hey! Have you heard Apple has bought... oh, I guess you have. Hot on the heels of the two-week news story is the news that the Beats by Dre Solo headphones have been revamped under the name Solo2. The foldable Solo2 look similar and work the same but have cut out some of the booming bass Dre headphones are known for. Typical Beats by Dre bass follows the "oh, that's huge!" trial in the shop to, "this isn't good for music" once the novelty's worn off. Addressing this, they've scaled down the boom to sound, well, better. Apple haven't had a hand in these but it'll be interesting to see what influence they assert now the deal is done. Via gizmodo

Ted Baker sets sail with headphones and Bluetooth speaker

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

Ted Baker has launched a range of fashion headphones and a Bluetooth speaker, the names of which are inspired by The Shipping Forecast. Reports suggest that they've hit the balance between good looks and good sounds, mixing bass and clarity well, rather than hitting the regular tinny or bass-and-nothing-else points that fashion hardware is known for. The Rockall headphones (£179) are folding over-ear models with a brushed metal finish and reportedly inspired by the cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire airplane. They have a detachable cable and come in brown leather, black and silver or white and gold. the IEMs are named Dover (£59) and share the same aesthetic options. The Fastnet Bluetooth speaker (£199) has a 5cm full-range driver and doubles as a speakerphone. It a

For Reference: Klipsch R6 and R6i earphones

May 27, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

Klipsch is replacing its Image S4 and S4i earphones with the new Reference R6 and iPhone-friend R6i models. The IEMs are made of aluminium, and elastomer, to offer a lightweight, durable and comfortable listening experience. They've flat cables for strength and "resistance against tangles" (no cable, no matter how flat, can resist tangling - it's in their blood). Both models are available in black or white and the iPhone-specific R6is sport a mic and three-button remote. Both come with a selection of tips and a case. Via hardwarezone

Drink up: MTX Audio Margaritaville headphones released

May 23, 2014 by Tom in Audio, Earphones IEM with No Comments.

  They've been bubbling under for a while but the MTX Audio range of Margaritaville headphones have finally been released. The colourful sets are out in on-hear and IEM versions. They MIX1 on-ears feature 40mm drivers for pushing bass through the brightly-coloured cans and have daisy-chain capability for sharing sounds with friends. They're also targeting a specific market, with their "made-for-Apple" cables with built-in mic and remote. The IEMS are the US$99 MACAW models, available in black and multicolour versions. Via technologytell

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