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B&O Play Earset gives classic headphones a Bluetooth reboot

B&O Play Earset gives classic headphones a Bluetooth reboot

Bang & Olufsen is giving its iconic Earset headphones and wireless update, with the new B&O Play Earset Bluetooth promising to cut the cord to your smartphone. Based on the original design for the wired version, created in the 90s by B&O's Anders Hermansen, the new model eschews a 3.5mm plug for Bluetooth streaming instead.

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Koss Porta Pro Bluetooth edition detailed: The classic goes wireless

Koss Porta Pro Bluetooth edition detailed: The classic goes wireless

Koss brought personal headphones to the world in 1958, then released their most popular headset, the Porta Pro, in 1984. Fast forward to 2018 and they've created a Bluetooth edition of the Porta Pro, spanning the decades into the future of high-fidelity personal audio earphones. To be clear, this isn't the first Koss Bluetooth headset - it's just the return of their most popular model, this time with Bluetooth in tow.

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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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Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones have a Bass Boost button

Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones have a Bass Boost button

Plantronics has unveiled the BackBeat GO 600 Series, a new lineup of over-the-ear headphones that come with two equalization modes: "Balanced" and "Bass Boost." The modes are designed to appeal to each user's listening preference -- those who like even audio and those who prefer to heavily emphasize the bass. The model is wireless with a 33ft range and great battery life for ultra-long listening sessions.

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Urbanears Jakan magnetic earbuds are minimalist with single control knob

Urbanears Jakan magnetic earbuds are minimalist with single control knob

Urbanears has announced Jakan, a new pair of earbuds featuring a magnetic, minimalist design. A key part of Jakan's design is a single control knob for controlling all aspects of the listening process, including skipping tracks, adjusting volume, and answering calls. Also notable are the model's magnetic plates, which improve portability by making it easy to carry Jakan when they're not in use.

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TicPods Free: an AirPods Android alternative with touch controls

TicPods Free: an AirPods Android alternative with touch controls

A new pair of truly wireless earbuds will hopefully hit the market soon, and they're called TicPods Free. The somewhat unfortunate name aside, TicPods are an attractive alternative to AirPods for Android owners, promising interactive functionality that includes taps for answering calls. The model boast both noise isolation and noise-cancelling tech, in-ear detection, and more.

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Sennheiser 300 Pro headphones, headsets emphasize comfort

Sennheiser 300 Pro headphones, headsets emphasize comfort

Sennheiser is offering professionals a new set of headphones and headsets that promise a mix of high-end audio and comfort that persists over hours of use. The series, which doesn't launch until August, will include the HMD 300 Pro and single-sided HMD 301 Pro headsets, as well as the HD 300 Pro and HD 300 PROtect monitoring headphones. All models boast enhanced comfort.

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Mid ANC noise canceling headphones are a game changer for Marshall

Mid ANC noise canceling headphones are a game changer for Marshall

Marshall has launched a new pair of Bluetooth headphones, the Mid ANC. Unlike its previous models, the Mid ANC sports active noise cancelation, a first for the company. Despite that feature, the Mid ANC still manages to offer excellent battery life alongside the promise of "superior wireless audio." As with the company's other headphones and audio products, the Mid ANC sports the classic design Marshall is known for.

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Master & Dynamic’s Leica-inspired 0.95 headphones go silver

Master & Dynamic’s Leica-inspired 0.95 headphones go silver

A little under a year ago, Master & Dynamic announced a new team up with Leica. This partnership saw Master & Dynamic create a new series of headphones under the brand 0.95, which was an call out to the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, with two pairs of headphones and a pair of earbuds initially leading the way with this new line. Fast forward to today and Master & Dynamic is ready to reveal the next products inspired by Leica's lens.

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Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds bring on pro noise cancellation

Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds bring on pro noise cancellation

This week the folks at Jabra revealed the Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds. These earbuds are connected to one-another with a wire that runs along the back of the neck of the wearer. With this new pair of earbuds, users are able to take advantage of ANC, Active Noise Cancellation, "providing two levels of noise cancellation" so that you'll never have to hear the gym play Steve Winwood again.

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Audeze Mobius gaming headphones promise smarter 3D sound

Audeze Mobius gaming headphones promise smarter 3D sound

Audeze has revealed a new set of gaming headphones, with its new Mobius set promising 3D sound that bakes in head tracking for a more convincing surround effect. The company is better known for its audiophile-friendly headphones for music, with these new Mobius headphones the first time it has specifically targeted gamers.

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Every phone should come with this dongle

Every phone should come with this dongle

This week Sony revealed an accessory that SHOULD come with every new smartphone by default. The device is called USB Type-C 2-in-1 Cable EC270, and it's rather simple. This dongle has a USB-C jack on one side, and both a headphone jack and a USB-C port on the other. Can't it be when it was all so simple?

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