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Monster and Cristiano Ronaldo team for ROC Live Life Loud headphones

Monster and Cristiano Ronaldo team for ROC Live Life Loud headphones

Americans might not recognize the name Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is a major sports super star in other countries. Ronaldo has teamed up with the folks at Monster to roll out a new line of headphones with three different styles. All of the products are under the ROC Live Life Loud line. There are three products in the line ranging from $170 to $300.

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AQUA lightweight headphone amp ditches the battery

AQUA lightweight headphone amp ditches the battery

If your smartphone can't put out enough volume for your needs or has subpar audio quality, the solution is a headphone amplifier. The weight and bulk of such amplifiers are a problem for many users, though, as it detracts from the portability of a smartphone and earbuds setup. Enter the AQUA headphone amp, a lightweight amp that looks like a large inline control. It is designed to work with headphones and smartphones, and works to improve and amplify the output audio quality.

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VK-1 Classic, Legacy and Carbon headphones are handmade in France

VK-1 Classic, Legacy and Carbon headphones are handmade in France

French company Aedle has introduced its VK-1 luxury headphones in Classic, Legacy, and Carbon iterations. All three versions are handmade (assembled by hand, that is) in France, and feature a minimalist but stylish design that eschews typical plastic elements for things like hand sewn lambskin leather and CNC-milled aluminum. Each version of the VK-1 headphones feature their own colors, but carry over a distinct foundational design that makes them immediately recognizable as part of the company’s product line.

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Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review – Smarter Bluetooth headphones

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review – Smarter Bluetooth headphones

You’re spoiled for choice right now with wireless headphones, but Plantronics is hoping the new BackBeat SENSE can slot in with a mixture of clever tech and everyday flexibility. Lightweight and quietly handsome, they may not have in-your-face branding of some rivals, but they come from a company with a solid track-record both in audio and in wireless devices. Bluetooth offers more than just cutting the cord, mind, and Plantronics claims to be doing more than most with its smart wireless system.

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Zipbud Slide updated earbuds ‘zip’ to prevent tangles

Zipbud Slide updated earbuds ‘zip’ to prevent tangles

Zipbuds, the company that had decided to battle with tangled headphone cords, first introduced its zip-able earbuds around this time last year as a Kickstarter campaign. The design allowed wearers to "zip" the two audio cables together, preventing tangles. The crowdfunding campaign proved successful, and Zipbuds has since launched additional models such as a pair of Zipbuds that glow. This week the company launched its latest product lineup: Zipbuds Slide.

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Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Black Chrome earbuds unveiled

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Black Chrome earbuds unveiled

All has been quiet on Sennheiser's Momentum product front until recently -- the company has introduced a new pair of Momentum In-Ear headphones in Black Chrome. The announcement was made as part of Sennheiser's upcoming IFA 2015 showcasing, and they'll be launching in September to coincide with the event's arrival. The new black chrome version is similar to the black red variant that Sennheiser introduced last September around IFA, but will feature a new sleek design that stands out from the crowd.

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JBL Reflect Mini earbuds are its lightest yet

JBL Reflect Mini earbuds are its lightest yet

JBL has taken the wraps off what it calls its lightest pair of in-ear sport headphones so far, the JBL Reflect Mini. These earbuds are targeted at the athletes among us, though they could find use with a wider range of consumers. The Reflect Mini are designed to be lightweight while holding secure during runs or other strenuous moments. This is an update to the Reflect Sport model bringing with it the lineup's "core characteristics" as well as its own features.

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Samsung debuts LEVEL U, a neckband-based Bluetooth headset

Samsung debuts LEVEL U, a neckband-based Bluetooth headset

Samsung has just announced a new wireless Bluetooth headset, dubbed the LEVEL U, that sports a new ergonomic design, along with functionality not only for listening to music, but for text-to-speech applications as well. Rather than a headset that rests over the top of the head, the LEVEL U has a neckband that rests around collar-level, attached to traditional earbud-style headphones. The whole unit only weighs 33 grams, and the neckband is adjustable with joints made of flexible urethane.

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Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Early last year it was announced that Monster had partnered with Adidas to launch a lineup of headphones, and today it has announced a new product as part of that: the adidas Sport Headphones by Monster. There are two models in the lineup, the adidas Sport Supernova and adidas Sport Response. Adidas describes the first model as “in-ear headphones”, and the latter model as earbuds. They’re targeted at users with differing needs -- those who need noise isolation, and those who are active.

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Cherubs noise-isolating earbuds are made from ceramic

Cherubs noise-isolating earbuds are made from ceramic

Love earbuds but haven’t found the right type for your needs? Cherubs is the latest to join the market, and they are fairly average except for one big reason: they are made from ceramic rather than plastics or other common materials. The use of ceramic is said to improve the earbuds’ audio functions while also serving as a sort of natural noise isolator due to the density of the substance. Silicone earbuds join the ceramic for a tight, isolating fit.

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Jabra Sport Coach earbuds will coach you with an app

Jabra Sport Coach earbuds will coach you with an app

Jabra has launched a new set of wireless earbuds that are called the Jabra Sport Coach. These earbuds are designed for people who like to work out and have features designed with fitness in mind. An app is available with the earbuds called the Jabra Sport Life app that helps you to plan, track, and analyze your cross training workouts.

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V-MODA 3D-prints $40,000 headphones with gold plates

V-MODA 3D-prints $40,000 headphones with gold plates

V-MODA announce their team-up with 3D printers to bring the most uniquely customizable headphones ever to the public. These headphones will have custom-designed shields made of a wide variety of materials, making them anywhere from $200 to $40,000 apiece. While V-MODA have been making laser-engraved shields for their headphones for many years, now they're going the extra mile. Now you're going to have the ability to make some of the strangest designs ever, in full 3D, in materials you'd never otherwise have jammed in a pair of cans.

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