earbuds

Apple’s new EarPods get teardown treatment from iFixit

Apple’s new EarPods get teardown treatment from iFixit

Apple's new EarPods certainly look like they'll offer an improvement over the older earbuds, but just how much of an improvement is there? That's what the folks at iFixit are determined to find out, putting the EarPods in the spotlight as the subject of its latest teardown. Using an exacto knife, a metal spudger, and an iFixit-branded guitar pick, the iFixit gang pried and pulled apart the redesigned EarPods to see if they really can boast significant improvements over Earbuds of the past.

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Street by 50 in-ear Wired Headphones from SMS Audio Review

Street by 50 in-ear Wired Headphones from SMS Audio Review

This week we've got our hands on the two-toned plastic earbud entry into the Street by 50 lineup for SMS Audio. These little buds are the most mobile-minded companion to the Bluetooth headphones we reviewed several weeks ago (Sync by 50), and the whole SMS Audio lineup with 50 Cent's name on them appear and sound rather alike. Thusly what we'll do here is let you know the differences between the headphones and the earbuds as well as discussing the sound quality as we did with that set before - get ready for more blue cables, zippers, and logos than you can handle!

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Griffin WoodTones Earbuds debut with Reclaimed Wood

Griffin WoodTones Earbuds debut with Reclaimed Wood

This week the folks at Griffin have dropped a brain new pair of high-quality earbuds on the world called WoodTones. These earbuds are made with wood reclaimed from other manufacturing processes and will make you feel super green as you pump hot beats into your brain from your smartphone. Each pair of WoodTones is unique as the harvested wood used to create each bud is really, truly made of a completely one-of-a-kind piece of wood.

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Logitech Ulimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors unveiled

Logitech Ulimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors unveiled

The folks at Logitech have announced the newest pair of custom-tuned earbuds on the market with Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors. With customized earbuds being all the rage amongst those looking to slam audio directly into their brains in as precise a way as possible, these $1999 Ultimate Ears brand monitors have been set up quite high on the pedestal. Each set of Personal Reference Monitors is brought up to the exact set of specifications that your ears want and need with a "Personal Reference Tuning Box" so you know you'll have no less than an impressive journey even before the buds are blasting your skull contents.

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Plantronics M55 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics M55 Bluetooth Headset Review

We've got a brand new Bluetooth earpiece on the review bench today by the name of Plantronics M55, ladies and gentlemen, and this little beast is rather well put together. This is one of many reviews we've done of Plantronics Bluetooth devices, this certainly not the least of the pack - the M55, in other words, is a perfect example of how well Plantronics is evolving in the Bluetooth headset game, taking here a stylish minimalistic form and pairing it up with next-level abilities and a rather inexpensive price point.

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Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

What we've got here today is a pair of earbuds that do not plug into your smartphone - they connect entirely with Bluetooth. This unit is the BackBeat GO from Plantronics, a pair of earbuds which act wirelessly in every way, containing their own rechargeable battery unit inside their nearly weightless body and connecting, again, with Bluetooth to any Bluetooth-enabled device you have on hand. Not one for frills, Plantronics has created a pair of earbuds that sound fabulous and have such a low profile that your only worry will be misplacing them because they're so tiny!

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Apple wants to create unibody earbuds using ultrasonic bonding

Apple wants to create unibody earbuds using ultrasonic bonding

The earbuds Apple ships with the iPhone and iPods aren't that great looking. Most people upgrade those earbuds to something that offers better sound and a better appearance. I've always thought it was interesting that as much effort and time that Apple puts into designing phones and other gadgets that look good, its earbuds always looked mundane to me.

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Logitech unveils BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds optimized for business

Logitech unveils BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds optimized for business

Logitech today unveiled the first set of earbuds qualified as Optimized for Microsoft Lync, which is a clear indicator that the product means business. Indeed, the Logitech BH320 USB Stereo Earbuds are designed specifically for the business user, providing subtle style and a full set of in-line controls for those requiring a comfortable headset for voice or video calls on their PCs.

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id America Spark In-Ear Headphones Review

id America Spark In-Ear Headphones Review

When you look for a quality pair of earbuds for your day to day activities like riding the bus, sitting in the commons at your school listening to some tunes at lunchtime, or just walking to and from your vehicle at the office, you want a few things specifically. One of those things is for the audio to sound great. The next thing, and this is two for two so far with the Spark, is for the phones to either have a high or low-profile look to them. Lucky you, Spark can come in either black as night or bright as the sun shines in the noon time.

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