Earphones

Samsung Glass: prepare for simplicity

Samsung Glass: prepare for simplicity

There’s been no shortage of Google Glass parodies and straight-up copies since Google released their heads-up display in 2012. While Google’s design has stuck to its guns since the developer edition - aka the Explorer Edition - has been released, there’ve been several iterations in competing camps since that year. One example is Samsung, whose latest patent for such a product reveals an ultra-simple solution.

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Westone Elite Series in-ear earphones aim at musicians and audiophiles

Westone Elite Series in-ear earphones aim at musicians and audiophiles

Westone is a company that specializes in producing high performance audio and in ear earphones. The company has announced a new line of Elite series high performance in-ear monitors that are aimed at professional musicians and audiophiles. The E-Series earphones include several models.

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Westone W-Series earphones feature interchangeable cable and faceplates

Westone W-Series earphones feature interchangeable cable and faceplates

Audio company Westone has announced the launch of the new W-series earphone design. The W-series are aimed music fans and audiophiles alike with some interesting features. The W-series includes the 10, 20, 30, and 40. All of the earphones use a proprietary balanced armature driver and advance crossover design.

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Muzik smart headphones let audiophiles share on Facebook and Twitter

Muzik smart headphones let audiophiles share on Facebook and Twitter

Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, yet offer more or less the same functionality. The folks behind Muzik aim to change this, announcing the soon-to-be-available smart headphones that allow users to natively share the song they're listening to on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. This is the first of what will be a line of different wearable technology devices, says the company's vice chairman John Cawley.

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Beats Studio next generation headphones slated for launch in August

Beats Studio next generation headphones slated for launch in August

Beats Electronics has rolled out the carpet for its next-generation Beats Studio headphones, announcing that they will be available for purchase in August with a price tag of $299 USD. With the latest version comes a promise of improvements across quality and design, as well as a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, something the original lacked.

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Sennheiser unveils “fashionable” MOMENTUM on-ear headphones

Sennheiser unveils “fashionable” MOMENTUM on-ear headphones

Sennheiser has announced some new additions to its MOMENTUM line of on-ear headphones, this time with pastel colors rather than the black headphones it currently offers. The redesign is aimed at those seeking fashionable accessories, and has been launched in conjunction to images taken by photographer Alexander Gnädinger and three fashion bloggers.

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Jabra launches new REVO and VOX headphones

Jabra launches new REVO and VOX headphones

Jabra has just announced its next series of headsets that should appeal to both the casual music listener as well as audiophiles everywhere. There are 3 new products in Jabra's line-up: The Jabra REVO headphones, the Jabra REVO wireless headphones, and the Jabra VOX in-ear earphones. All offer great portability without sacrificing good quality music.

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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Review

V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Review

This week we've had a look (or a listen, rather) to the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones, the newest in a line of hardcore solutions from the team that brought you some of the best ear-blasting sound machines we've got in our review archives. This newest design is what the company calls "crowdsourced" as they've made the creation process one where more people were involved than on any previous project in the company - audiophiles, producers, editors, and DJs alike. The end product is a pair of headphones that sound just as good or better than the Limited Edition LP2s we saw last year (and the original LPs back in 2010) in a slightly more compact setup - a win win!

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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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Apple EarPods headphones hands-on

Apple EarPods headphones hands-on

Iconic and underwhelming: that's been the recipe for Apple's bundled earbuds with the iPod and iPhone so far, but the EarPods are here to hopefully change that. Packaged with the new iPhone 5, 5th-gen iPod touch and 7th-gen iPod nano, and also available for anyone with $29 to spare, the EarPods promise an affordable step up, but do they deliver? Check out our hands-on after the cut.

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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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iPhone 5 gets revamped earphones in new video

iPhone 5 gets revamped earphones in new video

When Apple unveils the iPhone 5 at that rumored September 12 event, it will apparently be doing so with a new set of earphones. A video showing off these new earphones has popped up on Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn, giving us a look at what may come packaged with the next generation iPhone. If this is the real deal, then it would appear that Apple's earbuds have undergone a pretty big redesign.

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