Earphones

RealLoud earphone tech promises big sound without hearing damage

RealLoud earphone tech promises big sound without hearing damage

There are a wide range of ear buds and headphones on the market today that deliver high quality sound and deep bass for music fans. The problem with many of those earphones is that they are capable of delivering sound levels that can damage hearing over time. A new set of earphones has debuted using tech called RealLoud Technology.

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OnePlus and JBL unveil E1+ earphones, JBL-branded OnePlus One

OnePlus and JBL unveil E1+ earphones, JBL-branded OnePlus One

The company that took on the mantra of "Never Settle" wants to show that the same philosophy applies even to accessories, especially one that can drastically improve or ruin the smartphone experience. That is why the Chinese startup OnePlus has made an unusual partnership with audio experts JBL to reveal two new products. Actually one new and one just slightly redesigned. OnePlus fans can now vie for a new JBL E1+ earphones or, alternatively, go for a special edition OnePlus One that has JBL's logo as well as the earphones in a bundle.

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FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

FreeWavz brings untethered music/fitness tracking to your workout

Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds.

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Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out whether or not this one is a winner or not.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones release tapped officially (no Secret needed)

LG Heart Rate Earphones release tapped officially (no Secret needed)

Two entries into the wearables universe have been re-revealed today by LG for release in the United States. In addition to the Lifeband Touch, the LG Heart Rate Earphones were given the hands-on treatment earlier this year at CES 2014. There we discovered that not only were heart rate-tracking earbuds real, but that LG had a pair ready to go at the start of this season.

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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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