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Harman x Quirky: inventor-made headphones of the future

Harman x Quirky: inventor-made headphones of the future

The creator outreach company known as Quirky is the latest to collaborate with Harman on audio products, this time coming to the public with an interesting proposition. The program they're creating and going on to curate goes by the name "The Headphones Of Tomorrow," and like Quirky's normal M.O., they're seeking out inventors from the general public. With Harman onboard for this project starting soon, the final product will have Quirky "work with Harman to make it the next big thing in audio."

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Aivvy Q smart headphones learn your music preferences

Aivvy Q smart headphones learn your music preferences

Wireless headphones are convenient, but the overall listening experience isn't quite as streamlined as it could be -- making playlists, finding songs, downloading albums, and similar things all distract from the music listening experience. The Aivvy Q headphones are bid as a way to remove those hassles without suffering for it, and that is thanks to integrated smart technology. The Aivvy Q headphones learns the listener's music preferences over time and takes over the experience, including allowing the user to listen to music offline without setting up a local library.

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Break free from tethered headphones with Magzet magnetic audio jack

Break free from tethered headphones with Magzet magnetic audio jack

The Magzet is a magnetic audio quick connection that wants to change the way you use audio jacks on all your devices. Instead of being tethered to your laptop, tablet, or smartphone by your headphones, the Magzet is a breakaway connector that can connect headphones to any audio jack. It's designed to work with all audio devices from those ubiquitous Beats headphones to Apple's generic earbuds. After 18 months of product development, the team behind the invention is launching a Kickstarter to crowdfund their magnetic connector.

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Denon AH-GC20 wireless headphones arrive next month

Denon AH-GC20 wireless headphones arrive next month

Denon has announced the upcoming launch of a new pair of wireless headphones, the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser Wireless Headphones. These headphones feature an over-the-ear design with round ear cups and a cushioned headband, aluminum metal components, and optional audio wires for those times wireless usage isn't an option. The headphones will not be launching until some time next month, but Denon has detailed all the features and other particulars ahead of time, among them being active noise cancellation technology for blocking ambient nuisances.

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Mask headphones have integrated display in headband

Mask headphones have integrated display in headband

As with music, viewing movies and TV shows has become a portable activity, thanks largely in part to the existence of smartphones. Viewing content on your phone isn't always ideal, however, perhaps due to glaring light or the screen size being too small. Enter Mask, a pair of headphones from Dashbon with an integrated display in the headband. The idea is that you wear them like headphones when listening to music, and slip them forward over your eyes to watch video when needed.

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Dysonics touts 3D audio with RAPPR app, RondoMotion sensor

Dysonics touts 3D audio with RAPPR app, RondoMotion sensor

Since it seems that mobile display technology is starting to slow down a bit, with 2K screens on smartphones these days, developers, manufacturers, and even users are starting to turn their attention to the next area of immersive multiimedia experience: audio. Some, like Sony, are already banking on what is being billed hi-res quality, but sometimes higher quality just isn't enough on mobile. There is still that distinct lack of "spatial audio" that you experience out in the open. And that is exactly the problem that Dysonics is trying to address with its RAPPR software and RondoMotion headphone sensor duo.

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Huawei’s TalkBand N1 wants desperately to be fashionable

Huawei’s TalkBand N1 wants desperately to be fashionable

Huawei has a new set of Bluetooth headphones that also serve as a fitness tracker, and it’s hoping you’ll like it so much that you’ll wear it as a necklace even when you’re not working out. The Huawei TalkBand N1 isn’t the first paid of Bluetooth headphones we’ve ever seen, but they’re certainly some of the smallest: just 18g despite including active noise cancelation and a nifty magnetic clasp which holds the earbuds together around your neck when they’re not in your ears.

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MPOW Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Foldable Headphones Review

MPOW Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Foldable Headphones Review

If you’re in the market for a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you’ve likely heard about MPOW’s foldable Bluetooth pair. Though no longer a new offering, the headphones have managed to catch the public’s eye over the past year or so and have since found a dedicated fan base hawking the headphones to others. MPOW’s foldable headphones are relatively inexpensive at $30 to $35 (depending on where you get them), and they offer some appealing features like headset functionality and ultra-long battery life. Are they worth getting, though? Read our full review to find out!

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Marshall Major II returns in Brown, Pitch Black, and White

Marshall Major II returns in Brown, Pitch Black, and White

Back in 2012 we had our first listen on the Marshall headphones line with the original Major. Now comes not only the Major II, but the Major II in several new colors. This collection of headphones is bringing on a Pitch Black color - like the original, as well as one in Brown, and another in White. These headphones aim to take the already-impressive sounds delivered with the 2012 model up a notch with a number of improvements in physical shape and high-definition audio.

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NEOH headphones promise theater-quality 3D surround sound

NEOH headphones promise theater-quality 3D surround sound

Speakers offering 360-degree "3D" sound quality are becoming increasingly common, and so it isn't surprising that a company has decided to bring the tech to headphones. Enter the NEOH, which is bid as the "first smart 3D audio headphones", giving audiophiles and general music lovers alike a spatial sound experience more realistic than what you get with an ordinary pair of headphones, at least according to the maker. It's not surprising, then, that the NEOH is being referred to as a "wearable home theater system".

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