Earphones

Phiaton unveils new PS 210 BTNC noise canceling earphones

Phiaton unveils new PS 210 BTNC noise canceling earphones

More often than not, when we are talking about noise canceling headphones were talking about big over the ear designs. Phiaton has announced a new set of noise canceling earphones that have an impressively small design and other interesting features that will make these appealing to some users. The PS 210 BTNC earphones certainly aren't the first in-ear noise canceling earphones, but these are impressively full-featured.

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Monster headphones hands-on: Diamond Tears, VEKTR and Inspiration

Monster headphones hands-on: Diamond Tears, VEKTR and Inspiration

Monster announced its 2012 headphone line-up back in May, including cans borrowing style from the Stealth Fighter and some seriously ostentatious models even Lady Gaga might blanch at, and we grabbed some hands-on time today. Most eye-catching - though we're not sure we'd actually wear them - are the Monster Diamond Tears, as faceted and light-catching as the name would suggest.

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Regal picks Sony Smart Glasses

Regal picks Sony Smart Glasses

This week the folks at Regal have chosen Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses to help them move forward with entertaining hearing and sight-impaired patrons in ways they've never been able before. These glasses have been in production for quite a while now - as far back as a half a year since they were first revealed in fact, but it's just now that Sony has received a contract to have them distributed to this line of theaters. The real-live use of these glasses, which work with headphones to either bring descriptive audio to a patron or closed-captions directly in front of their eyes, will come at a time when such exciting concepts as Google's Project Glass come to light.

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Sennheiser IE 800 earphones hands-on

Sennheiser IE 800 earphones hands-on

Sennheiser caters for just about all price points in the earphones market, but the new IE 800's will resolutely target the high-end with their €599 sticker when they arrive this summer. We grabbed some ears-on time with the distinctive buds - notable for their double-flare of bass tubes protruding from curvaceous ceramic casings - today, to see whether the audio lives up to the hype.

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Sennheiser outs IE 800 earphones and HDVD 800 headphone amp

Sennheiser outs IE 800 earphones and HDVD 800 headphone amp

Sennheiser has revealed its latest high-end headphones, the IE 800, along with its first headphone amplifier, the HDVD 800, each expected to go on sale this summer. Each slotting in at the pinnacle of Sennheiser's range, the IE 800's bring newly-miniaturized drivers and styling that should make your ears the envy of audiophiles, while the HDVD 800 has been designed as the ideal foil for the company's more expensive models.

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RHA SA-850, SA-500 and MA-350 Review

RHA SA-850, SA-500 and MA-350 Review

For years, canny music-lovers have known that to get the best from their PMP it's sensible to junk the bundled earphones and invest in some after-market alternatives. That can be an expensive route to take, however, especially if you've just splashed out on the latest iPod touch, and so the entry- to mid-range headphone market has flourished. Into that fray steps RHA, with three models - the SA-850 and SA-500 headphones, and MA-350 earphones - that claim to deliver audiophile-pleasing sound without maiming your wallet. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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