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Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones get sporty in the wireless age

Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones get sporty in the wireless age

This week the folks at Plantronics have gone to the wireless side with a collection of active/sport oriented earbuds and headphones. Their new lineup includes the BackBeat FIT 300 Series, the BackBeat FIT 500 Series, the BackBeat FIT Training Edition, and the BackBeat FIT Boost Edition. The BackBeat FIT 300 Series will be available starting today in four lovely colors, while the other three series will be made available "in early October."

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Belkin just fixed Apple’s big headphone jack problem

Belkin just fixed Apple’s big headphone jack problem

There's a dongle/adapter out there made by Belkin, a piece of equipment that's ready to engage with all the iPhones. This device is called the "3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar", and it comes with its own way to correct and/or fix the feature many headphone-wearing fans of Apple struggled to wrap their mind around since this time last year. This Belkin accessory plugs into the iPhone and allows the user to plug in both a charging USB and a standard pair of headphones.

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Shure kicks off Bluetooth earbuds line with SE112 and SE215

Shure kicks off Bluetooth earbuds line with SE112 and SE215

Audio company Shure has announced a new line of Bluetooth earbuds, and getting it off the ground are the Wireless SE112 and SE215. Both models sport Bluetooth 4.1 and feature a tethered-cable design rather than the plastic neckband design that some companies use. These models are built upon the foundation Shure set with its SE Sound Isolating Earphones, offering a wireless option for those looking for an upgrade.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones leak with Google Assistant

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones leak with Google Assistant

Ahead of Google's phone event early next month, a leak has surfaced showing the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones with Google Assistant baked in. The original leak has been rounded out with a later one that includes photos of a retail box supposedly belonging to the headphones -- the box confirms the Google Assistant inclusion.

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Jaybird RUN earbuds ditch the wires completely

Jaybird RUN earbuds ditch the wires completely

Like it or not, Apple is partly responsible for the rise in focus on Bluetooth headphones, especially the two-piece earbud kind. While wireless headsets are nothing new in the market, having two separate earbuds that can work together as well as independently is a harder trick to pull off. Which is why it is no surprise that Jaybird is quite proud of what it has accomplished in its new RUN headset, its first true wireless headset that was designed from start to finish with runners in mind.

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Apple urBeats3 earphones show AirPods aren’t the only way

Apple urBeats3 earphones show AirPods aren’t the only way

Budget not already blown by the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and everything else Apple just announced? Don't forget to set aside a little of your credit limit - assuming Equifax hasn't destroyed it inadvertently - to pick up Apple's newest headphones, the urBeats3. They're targeting those who aren't quite ready to cut the cord completely.

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Urbanears Fall/Winter 2017 Collection taps minerals for inspiration

Urbanears Fall/Winter 2017 Collection taps minerals for inspiration

Audio company Urbanears has taken the wraps off its latest collection, the Fall/Winter 17 lineup. This collection features some strong colors, not the least of which is an Emerald Green shade that goes well with the earthy tones of autumn. The company will be releasing three headphones models with this collection's colors, including the Plattan 2, the Plattan ADV Wireless, and the Sumpan.

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Beats Studio 3 headphones bring a new kind of noise cancellation

Beats Studio 3 headphones bring a new kind of noise cancellation

Sony is perhaps the outlier in that it wants to actually harmoniously mix your music with ambient noise. Almost all headphone makers want to cancel out those external sounds instead. Apple-owned Beats is no exception and has already introduced noise cancellation in its previous gen Studio 2 headphones. With the new Beats Studio 3, however, it is taking that technology to a new and different direction. Beats calls it Pure ANC, for Pure Adaptive Noise Cancellation.

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Sennheiser CX 7.00BT wireless earbuds target casual music enthusiasts

Sennheiser CX 7.00BT wireless earbuds target casual music enthusiasts

If Sennheiser's new earbuds for audiophiles are too far outside of your budget, the company has a new, cheaper alternative: the CX 7.00BT. These Bluetooth earbuds are designed for everyday listening, according to the company, which went with a neckband design for this model. Among the model's many notable features is the inclusion of NFC for single-touch device pairing.

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Sennheiser IE 80 S earbuds are designed for audiophiles

Sennheiser IE 80 S earbuds are designed for audiophiles

Joining its new pair of HD1 Free earbuds comes Sennheiser's newly unveiled IE 80 S, a model the company says it made for 'the discerning music enthusiast.' Though the company didn't ignore the aesthetic aspects of these earphones, the primary focus seems to have been on the audio quality; the company promises this pair gives listeners 'outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity.'

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Sennheiser HD1 Free wireless earbuds: stainless steel and a leather case

Sennheiser HD1 Free wireless earbuds: stainless steel and a leather case

Sennheiser has introduced its new HD1 Free, a pair of wireless earbuds in the maker's HD1 lineup. The HD1 Free feature a 'traditional' Bluetooth earbuds design -- that is, they're a pair of ear pieces connected by a cable rather than the less popular plastic neckband design. Though the model features a lower battery life rating than some of its newest competitors at 6 hours, it does bring with it a stylish design that stands out from the crowd.

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Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones leave your ears exposed

Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones leave your ears exposed

Earbuds are your best option when out and about, but what about the times you need your ears exposed? Jogging near a street, for example, is a bad time to have earbuds packed in your ears, obscuring your ability to hear nearby cars. The solution? Aftershokz Trekz bone conduction 'headphones' that deliver music through your skull.

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