Denon have announced UK availability of the AH-NC732 Noise-Cancelling Headphones, a high-end set which promises up to 99-percent noise reduction. Dual 40mm drivers work with the active cancellation system to adjust the sound pressure balance in front of, and behind, the diaphragm; the result is a "cone of silence".
Sleek Audio stormed the high-end personal audio market with their SA6 in-ear monitor earphones, and now the company is preparing to cut the cord with their imminent Kleer wireless adapter. In an exclusive interview with Mark and Jason Krywko, the father & son team behind Sleek Audio, we discussed the upcoming launch, why Bluetooth just isn't good enough, and some as-yet-unannounced products.
As everybody knows, a woman's ears will blister and burn if exposed to headphones not purposefully designed for them. So thank goodness for Audio-Technica's new headphone ranges "created especially for women", five sets of wired on-ear and in-ear models that will make feminists punch the air in delight. As Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica's Consumer Marketing Manager gushes, "They combine attractive design with outstanding sound quality, portability and value, and come in a variety of appealing colors to match any style – or stand out in the crowd." Blimey.
High-end headphone manufacturer Shure have thrown budget customers another bone, with the announcement of the SE102MPA Sound Isolating Stereo Headset. Priced at $99.99, it bundles the company's newest SE earphones with their Music Phone Adapter, and is being targeted at iPhone and smartphone owners.
We now know a lot more about the Astro A40 gaming headset thanks to a video posted yesterday. In the video Brett Lovelady, the founder of Astro talks about what we can expect from the headset when it’s released.
Since recent California legislation went into effect that bans talking on cell phones while driving, the sale of Bluetooth headsets has significantly increased. And while it’s reassuring that motorists are actually abiding by the law, I’m not sure that Bluetooth will alleviate the problem that is cell phone-yacking drivers swerving all over the road.
Sony Japan have released a new set of stereo Bluetooth headphones intended for use with PMPs, cellphones and notebooks that support the A2DP audio profile. Available in four colors, the DR-BT140QP Bluetooth Stereo Earphones have a 10m range and sufficient battery life for 12hrs playback or 200hrs standby.
I remember back in the day when the name Fatal1ty was just first being heard around the internets. This was some kid that was making a real name for himself in the professional gaming world by dominating in Quake III Arena, and going on to win (or place very well) in dozens of professional tournaments. Nowadays you don't hear much about his victories, but you do see gaming products with is stamp of approval on them. The latest such products is the Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headest.
First, this headset is not going to improve your fragging skills, I don't care who has their name stamped on it. However, I can bet that this guy has spent more time gaming with a headset on than most of us, so he probably knows what he's talking about.