Headset

Audeze modified its in-ear planar magnetic headphones for VR

July 29, 2017

When Audeze announced it’s iSine in-ear planar magnetic headphones last summer, the company also touted the device’s ability to play nice with the Oculus Rift. Here at CES, Audeze is officially announcing a dedicated VR version of the TIE fighter-esque audio accessory. The iSine VR, as it’s called, will work with the HTC Vive, PlayStation […]

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Sony expands its Extra Bass headphone and speaker line

July 29, 2017

Sony debuted its MDR-1000X high-end wireless noise-canceling headphones back in September, but here at CES the company is adding a truckload of new midrange options to its Extra Bass line. First, there are two wireless models, the MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1, with the key difference being the addition of noise-canceling tech on the N1. Both use […]

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Blue’s first wireless headphones nix the cord, keep the built-in amp

July 29, 2017

Blue is a name most people associate with USB microphones for podcasting and desktop recording. But the brand has a stellar reputation for studio mics as well. Back in 2014, the company released its first set of headphones, Mo-Fi, which featured a built-in amp to drive high-quality sound. At a time when headphone jacks are […]

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Blue’s pricey planar magnetic headphones feature a built-in amp

July 29, 2017

Blue may be a company known more for its studio-grade and USB microphones, but in 2017 it’s taking a deeper dive into headphones. After the 2014 introduction of Mo-Fi, a set of headphones with a built-in amplifier, the company released Lola last year. Although that second set didn’t feature an amp, it did still offer […]

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Klipsch Heritage headphones mix leather, wood and quality sound

July 29, 2017

When it comes to choosing between headphone models, there is a lot of similarity in features and functionality. A lot of times comfort and overall design differentiate one company’s product over another and Klipsch is hoping to do just that with its Heritage line. The headphones use machined copper, leather and wood to give the […]

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Sennheiser’s wireless headphones give Bose some competition

July 29, 2017

When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose is widely regarded as best in class, with its QuietComfort 35s doing a stellar job at blocking out unwanted distractions. Here at CES, Sennheiser has its own wireless model with active noise cancellation: the HD 4.50BTNC. Naturally we wanted to see how the headphones held up in the […]

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How Blue used its microphone know-how to design headphones

July 29, 2017

Blue’s Ella planar magnetic headphones Blue’s USB microphones have been a podcasting staple since the Snowball was introduced in the mid 2000s. Before then, the company had years of experience crafting professional-grade studio mics that became the go-to options for producers and engineers. It’s a reputation that Blue maintains to this day. In 2014, the […]

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Delta removes the guilt from keeping in-flight headphones

July 29, 2017

Delta Starting on this summer, you’ll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in business class with Delta. They’re really not quite like your typically plain onboard headset, with beautiful wooden panels the headphones maker is known for. LSTN has been working with the carrier for the past […]

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The best kids headphones

July 29, 2017

The Wirecutter By Lauren Dragan & Brent Butterworth This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. If you have a kid in […]

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Earin’s latest wireless earbuds tout AirPod-like controls

July 29, 2017

Fancy the subtle tap-based controls of Apple’s AirPods but want something that’s not quite so conspicuous (or conspicuously targeted at iPhone owners)? Earin wants to talk. It’s introducing its second set of wireless earbuds, the M-2, and they promise a taste of AirPod-like control in a subtler design. You only have to tap an earbud […]

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