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OSSIC X 3D audio headphone dream is no more

OSSIC X 3D audio headphone dream is no more

Crowdfunding is always a risky venture, both for the creators as well as the backers. Being successfully funded, even raising three to five to ten times the goal, is never an assurance that the promised product will be delivered. The bigger the ambition, the bigger the risks and the OSSIC X is definitely a big one. It promised to do for audio what VR is doing for visuals. Sadly, that promise is dead as OSSIC, the startup behind the headphones, reveals it will no longer be able to deliver the remaining headphones as it has completely run out of funds.

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Plantronics has released a new pair of over-ear headphones with a unique feature: a dedicated button that boosts the bass level when pressed. The wireless model is designed for audio enthusiasts of all kinds, offering a way to instantly adjust the audio quality based on what's playing. At only $99.99, the BackBeat GO 600 are fairly inexpensive, but how do they compare to other budget headphones?

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Audeara A-01 headphones review

Audeara A-01 headphones review

Headphones are a dime a plenty, many of them promising the best audio your ears will have the pleasure to ever hear. All of them, however, make one fatal assumption: that we all hear perfectly and in the same way. From a business standpoint, it is understandable. Fine-tuning audio equipment to unique individual capabilities puts a heavy burden on companies.

Last year, Australian startup Audeara came up with an alternative: let the users tune their headphones themselves. And thus the Audeara A-01 rose from the crowdfunding ocean and we put it on our ears to hear that promise come to life.

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Best wireless earphones for running and working out

Best wireless earphones for running and working out

There has never been a better time to be mobile. And not just in the road warrior kind of mobility. It’s almost as if we’ve entered the couch potato counter-culture age, where there is no shortage of incentives, tricks, and devices to get you up and about, from Pokemon GO to gamifying activity tracking. But walking hither and thither is just half the equation. The other half is making sure you’re actually burning that lunch or dinner you just had. When it comes to running, jogging, or exercising, you probably don’t want to do so in silence. Here are some of the best workout companions that won’t tie you down or snag you up while you channel the spirit of Rocky.

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Aventho Wireless headphones hands-on: personalized to your hearing

Aventho Wireless headphones hands-on: personalized to your hearing

Wireless Bluetooth headphones have become more abundant lately thanks to the premature death of the headphone jack but not all of them can be said to offer the best sound quality. And even those that do can’t claim to offer a listening experience that is customized and personalized to each person’s unique hearing capabilities. That is the proposition that beyerdynamics is making with the Aventho wireless headphones. More than just your premium, high-quality headset, the Aventho features technologies that adjust the settings not just to your tastes but to your personal hearing capacity.

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Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

Google Assistant displays, Android Auto, speakers headline CES 2018

CES isn’t usually Google’s time to grab the spotlight but this year, it’s making its presence felt in a rather new way. No, there’s no new Google product or device being announced. Instead, there are dozens of new ones. Confused? You probably will be once you take a load of all the new speakers, headphones, smart displays, and in-car audio systems debuting at CES 2018. Despite hailing from different brands and coming in different forms, they all have one thing in common. They all have Google Assistant inside.

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Beats Studio3 Wireless review: Eliminating the noise

Beats Studio3 Wireless review: Eliminating the noise

Beats, the Apple-owned lineup of audio hardware, has produced what might be their finest headphones to date. The Studio3 Wireless are (as you may have guessed by now) wireless, have noice cancellation and the Beats styling and sound profile many have grown to know and love. It’s not the first time the company has put all these features together in the same package, so how does the latest iteration hold up to scrutiny? We put a pair through their paces.

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Audio-Technica MSR7 Special Edition headphones: better sound and a new design

Audio-Technica MSR7 Special Edition headphones: better sound and a new design

Audio-Technica has introduced a new special edition version of its ATH-MSR7 headphones. Called the MSR7SE, this version of the model sports a new look alongside enhanced audio performance. The audio quality boost is made possible in part thanks to a new diamond-like carbon-coated diaphragm, according to Audio-Technica, which cuts down on distortion while increasing response times.

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If Google Pixel 2 ditches its headphone jack I swear to god

If Google Pixel 2 ditches its headphone jack I swear to god

It is not courageous to ditch one's headphone jack - it's completely bonkers - and I'll tell you why right this minute. When I get in my car, I plug my smartphone in to a power cord and a headphone cord. If I want to listen to music in my car, I need to plug it in this way. If Google follows Apple's lead and decides to get rid of their headphone jack in favor of another converter dongle, I may just lose my marbles.

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Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

Bragi Dash Pro tailored by Starkey is a custom-made ear computer

While many are looking towards virtual, augmented, and mixed realities as the next big wave in computing, there is already one that is also silently making waves in our modern lives.Some have nicknamed it the "Fourth Platform", the contextual computing that permeates virtual personal assistants like Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant. Despite being controlled by voice, these assistants are usually inconveniently found in smartphones that we have to take out or speakers that we can't take with us. That is why Bragi, a leading wireless headphone maker, and Starkey, a leader in the hearing aid business, have banded together to bring the Dash Pro tailored by Starkey, as well as the plain Dash Pro, offering a truly hands-free wireless ear computing experience that can also be personalized to fit your ear.

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Sennheiser HD 1 Pink Floyd headphones are inspired by ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Sennheiser HD 1 Pink Floyd headphones are inspired by ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Sennheiser has unveiled an upcoming rendition of its HD 1 headphones, the collectible 'Dark Side of the Moon' special edition. This model will be released in commemoration of the band and in time for the "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: 'Their Mortal Remains.'" The exhibition went live on Saturday, while the headphones themselves will be arriving for fans to purchase starting the end of next month. Preorders, however, are open now.

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Motorola Dash Cam has your car security needs covered in style

Motorola Dash Cam has your car security needs covered in style

June last year, Motorola licensed its brand to British telecommunications company Binatone to launch a series of mobile accessories under the “Verve” brand. Now the two are at it again, though with a slightly different twist. While the “non-plus” Motorola VerveLoop does fall under your conventional mobile accessory category, the Motorola DASH CAM is more an accessory for your car, recording your trips and potential accidents, all without looking like an out of place action cam.

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