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Batband headphones: an “ear-free” audio headband

Batband headphones: an “ear-free” audio headband

Personal music sessions in public places often happen with one earbud in and one earbud out -- this way you can hear others nearby and your music at the same time. That Batband is a far more attractive alternative, though it might get you a few sideways glances -- it uses bone conductivity rather than traditional speakers, making it a so-called "ear-free" pair of headphones.

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Jabra Sport Pace wireless earbuds mix sports, premium audio

Jabra Sport Pace wireless earbuds mix sports, premium audio

Jabra has introduced a new pair of wireless earbuds for athletes and sports enthusiasts who are also particular about the quality of their music. The Jabra Sport Pace wireless sports earbuds are touted as offering “premium audio” alongside the features we’ve come to expect in such headphones, including a wireless design that doesn’t get in the way and earbuds that hold tightly in place, even if you’re out jogging or jumping around.

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V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

V-MODA Crossfade headphones: wired and wireless “virtually identical”

The folks at V-MODA have revealed a set of over-ear headphones which they suggest will have virtually identical sound whether wired or wireless. These headphones work with Bluetooth for wireless listening up to 33-feet (10 meters) away from the sound device, while wired listening is provided by a high-quality audio cord included in the box. These headphones have been "rigorously tested and tuned" with an antenna for smartwatch Bluetooth performance with Apple Watch and Android Watches of all sorts.

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Parrot Zik 3 headphones add wireless charging to touch control, Bluetooth

Parrot Zik 3 headphones add wireless charging to touch control, Bluetooth

At IFA 2015 in Berlin, Parrot has announced the latest iteration of their upscale, high-tech headphones, the Zik 3. While the new model looks almost identical to last year's Zik 2, right down to the bright orange color option, the Zik 3 adds wireless charging to features list. Also sticking around are the impressive touch panel controls on the right side, noise cancellation, and wireless audio playback via Bluetooth. New colors and overstitch designs are introduced, adding to the headphones' premium look and feel.

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Sennheiser HD 400 headphones series expanded at IFA 2015

Sennheiser HD 400 headphones series expanded at IFA 2015

Sennheiser has updated its HD 400 product lineup with new headphone models: the HD 451, HD 461, and HD 471. All three models isolate the listener from ambient noises, but retain a lightweight and closed-back design. Likewise, all three of the models are made with neodymium magnets; the two higher end headphones, the HD 461 and HD 471, offer superior sound quality, with the HD 461 being tailored toward the bass-lovers among us, while the HD 471 is more neutral and balanced.

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Harman unveils slew of new headphones, speakers

Harman unveils slew of new headphones, speakers

A slew of new JBL and Harman Kardon speakers and headphones were unveiled at IFA 2015 today, including portable speakers, loudspeakers for televisions, earbuds, noise canceling headphones, and more. The headphones will be released at different points over the coming weeks, and obviously will sit at different price points. Chief among them all, though, is the new JBL Everest series, including its flagship model, the JBL Everest ELITE 700.

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Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Bluetooth headset and earbud maker Jabra has unveiled a new trio of wireless options at IFA 2015. The new offerings span the range of sports focused to traditional one-ear headsets, each with a roster of features, including clear audio for calls and music, and incredibly light weights. The new models are the Sport Pace wireless earbuds, the Halo Fusion Wireless headset, and the Eclipse headset.

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Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose has introduced its new SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, a pair of cans the maker says offers both the best wireless audio quality available and a host of new features, included among them being 15 hours of run time on a charge. In addition to the longer battery life, the new SoundLink headphones can connect two devices, feature NFC for fast pairing, voice prompts, and more. The headphones became available for purchase today in both white/gold and black/blue editions.

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Harman AKG N60 NC luxury headphones feature real leather

Harman AKG N60 NC luxury headphones feature real leather

Harman has introduced a new pair of on-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones, the AKG N60 NC. The maker describes these as an ultra compact pair of headphones suitable for traveling, among other things, whether by train, bus or airplane. Aside from being small enough to fit in your bag, the headphones feature what is promised to be a luxurious design, including a headband that is made with real leather and ear cups made of aluminum paired with memory foam.

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Logitech debuts G933, G633 premium gaming headsets

Logitech debuts G933, G633 premium gaming headsets

Logitech's gaming division has just announced two new premium headsets that are not just compatible with consoles and PCs, but home theater setups and mobiles devices as well. Dubbed the G633 and G933 Artemis Spectrum, the headphones feature Pro-G audio drivers and 7.1 Dolby surround sound, and aim to combine the sound from premium headphones adored by music lovers with gaming-specific functions and customization.

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Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction headphones leave your ears open

Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction headphones leave your ears open

The problem with lots of headphones and ear buds on the market today is that they block your ability to hear what is going on around you. Without the ability to hear what is going on when you are running, walking, or cycling, you can get into some serious trouble in traffic. A new set of earphones that is designed to deliver your favorite audio content while leaving your ability to hear what is going on around you has debuted called the Trekz Titanium.

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Samsung debuts Level On Wireless Pro headphones with ambient sound feature

Samsung debuts Level On Wireless Pro headphones with ambient sound feature

With large, over-ear style wireless headphones being the hot accessory for smartphones these days, Samsung is jumping in with their own new premium offering. Their just announced Level On Wireless Pro headphones boast of offering incredibly high quality audio, something that usually requires a wired connection. Dubbed "Ultra High Quality Audio," which Samsung says is better than the sound quality of a CD. There's a couple of other neat features as well, including the option to hear surrounding ambient sounds alongside music.

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