Archive for the Earphones IEM Category

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

Sol Republic RELAYS SPORT earphones for active listening

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

Sol Republic has announced its new earphones aimed at the active, the Sol Republic RELAYS SPORT. The earphones use the Sol Republic FreeFlex technology for light and comfortable use as it creates a secure fit that adjusts to any ear size. The headphones also feature a remote and mic for calls, as well as the I5 Sound Engine designed to "bring out the best in any type of music," according to Sol Republic's Kevin Lee. They are also water- and sweat-resistant, and they have a cable clip to keep it neat and out the way while running etc. They're out now for $49.99. Via ubergizmo  

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

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