Harman has just unleashed a new portable gaming headset, the AKG GHS-1, for a truly immersive gaming experience. The headset promises high-output digital sound reproduction such that grenade explosions and rumbling jet engines will feel like they're happening in your very own room.
CES is just about wrapping up and we stopped by the BlueAnt booth to see what they have planned for 2011. BlueAnt always impresses, and it looks like their 2011 lineup will be no different bringing many new Bluetooth products to market. The first set we got to test was the Q2 Platinum which is the new finish for the Q2.
When we first spotted the Bose Bluetooth Headset last month, we said it would have to do a lot in order to live up to both the $150 price tag and the PR hyperbole. It seems Bose took that as a challenge, since as of today the headset is fresh to the SlashGear test bench. Check out our first-impressions after the cut.
A new set of in-ear earphones are available for pre-order and should ship in time for Christmas. The new headset is aimed at gamers looking for style and good sound and are called the A*Star in-ear headset. The headset has in-line volume controls and has a mic for use with mobile phones.
Jabra has outed its latest Bluetooth headset, an update to the distinctive - some would say plain odd - STONE. The Jabra STONE2 gets an updated, glossy finish but, more usefully, a new voice-control system that allows you to initiate calls, answer them and reject them all with spoken commands. However, throw in Jabra's selected third-party apps and there's a whole lot more functionality to play with.
Sony's PS3 went from chubby to slim; isn't it about time the companion Bluetooth headset lost some of its tubbiness too? A Kotaku tipster spotted a promo sleeve for what looks to be the second-gen Sony PS3 Bluetooth earpiece, with a $49.99 price-tag and what looks to be simpler fascia controls.
In the world of earphones, there are some obvious tiers: the bundled earbuds that came with your PMP or cellphone and should probably be dumped straight away; their mainstream replacements; off-the-shelf in-ear monitors (IEMs); and then custom-molded IEMs. There's also a less publicized hierarchy, of the audio craftsmen behind the IEMs themselves. Ask an audiophile their opinion of Jerry Harvey, and you can probably expect an hour or two of hero-worship; having tested out the new JHAudio JH16 Pro custom IEMs, we now know why. Check out the full review after the cut.
Bose has unveiled its first single-ear Bluetooth headset, and while the name might be uninspired - it's simply called the Bose Bluetooth headset - the functionality does at least promise some marvels. According to Bose, the headset is packed full with their Bose TriPort acoustic headphone structure, that works in tandem with Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology to automatically adjust background noise cancellation depending on the ambient environment.
It wasn't just phones that Motorola had to show us; the company also has three new Bluetooth devices, including a pair of headsets - the CommandOne and Finiti - and an in-car speakerphone called the Motorola Roadster. Clipping to your sun visor, the Roadster has dual-microphones, noise reduction, an FM transmitter for piping calls and music through your car stereo, and - when used with an Android 2.2 phone - MotoSpeak for text-to-speech and speech-to-text.