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Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

Forget Apple AirPods: properly smart headphones should be able to stream your music all by themselves, not to mention throw in Amazon Alexa and act as personal DJ depending on what you're doing. That's the promise of Vinci, anyway, cutting the cord - physical or metaphorical - with your phone and instead using voice control and onboard smarts to stream from Spotify and other services. I tried a set out to see if headphones, not watches or eyepieces, really are the next big thing in wearables.

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Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones boast 30+ hours of playback

Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones boast 30+ hours of playback

Marshall has launched a new pair of wireless headphones, the Marshall Mid Bluetooth model. The new offering looks very similar to the Major II headphones the company released a while ago, but with some notable differences, namely a new hinge and ear cup design. The previous model's best feature is still here, though: crazy long battery life. Marshall says you'll get at least 30 hours of playback per charge with the Mid Bluetooth.

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Boomphones Re-Up are headphones and a portable speaker in one

Boomphones Re-Up are headphones and a portable speaker in one

Typically if you want headphones for private listening and a portable speaker to share the music with a group, you need two devices. The new Boomphones Re-Up that have turned up on Kickstarter allow you to have both private and group listening with one device. Re-Up can be turned from headphones into a portable speaker at the press of a button.

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Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones pack bass you hear and feel

Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones pack bass you hear and feel

Wireless headphone users looking for an over the ear set with big bass have a new option from Skullcandy called the Crusher Wireless. The headphones connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth and are made using premium materials and promise an immersive audio experience. The headphones have integrated Crusher Technology and stereo sound.

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2016’s 21 best earbuds and headphones for those on a budget

2016’s 21 best earbuds and headphones for those on a budget

A good pair of headphones doesn't have to be an expensive pair of headphones. In the same way an expensive model may have subpar quality for the price, it's possible to find inexpensive offerings with quality far above what you paid. Knowing where to look is half the battle, but we’ve done the hard work for you: here are a variety of inexpensive headphones to satisfy every user type, including athletes, children, and the frequent commuter.

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Will.i.am’s Buttons Bluetooth earbuds promise ‘immersive’ sound

Will.i.am’s Buttons Bluetooth earbuds promise ‘immersive’ sound

Will.i.am has a new pair of earbuds called “Buttons,” and they come with a giant rounded look generally atypical amongst in-ear headphones. The Buttons are a wireless Bluetooth offering that, says i.am+, offer ‘immersive’ sound alongside a larger premium nature. The design is said to be inspired by vinyl records, though form seems to get precedence over functionality, as the battery offers as little as six hours of playback per charge.

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V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda has unveiled a new series of headphones that are all in-ear style called the Forza series. The line includes three products including the Forza, Forza Metallo, and Forza Metallo Wireless. All of the headphones share some of the same features including 5.8mm micro dynamic drivers and Hi-Res audio certifications from Japan Audio Society.

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Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic has unveiled its latest audio device called the MW50 On-Ear Headphones and they are wireless and meant for use anywhere you want to hear music. The MW50 have an industrial design and are made with premium materials. The bulk of the headphones are made from stainless steel and machined aluminum.

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Sol Republic Amps Air wireless headphones charge your mobile on the go

Sol Republic Amps Air wireless headphones charge your mobile on the go

Sol Republic has unveiled a new set of wireless earphones that have a neat trick. Not only do the Amps Air wireless headphones come with a case with a 2200mAh internal battery to charge themselves on the go, that case can also be used to charge your smartphone away from an outlet. These headphones use Bluetooth tech to connect with your smartphone and promise robust sound.

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Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones won’t fall out with heavy activity

Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones won’t fall out with heavy activity

Jaybird has rolled out a new set of wireless earbuds aimed directly at the active users out there who want a headset that won't fall out of their ears no matter what they are doing. Jaybird thinks it has just what these users are looking for and it is called the Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones. The X3 headphones are sweat proof and use Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity.

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Beats Powerbeats 3 wireless earbuds arrive: four key features

Beats Powerbeats 3 wireless earbuds arrive: four key features

Beats has launched the new Powerbeats 3, a pair of wireless earbuds designed for those who plan to wear them rain or shine. This newest Beats model is both sweat and water-resistant, meaning you can wear them while exercising or during a light drizzle. They're also wireless, removing the cable tether, but with a design meant to keep them firmly in your ears. Deliveries start November 1.

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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review: Sub-$200 Bose rival

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review: Sub-$200 Bose rival

Plantronics cut the cord on active noise cancelling headphones two years ago, and now it's back with the BackBeat PRO 2 to cut the price, too. Follow-up to the well received BackBeat PRO of 2014, the revamped model slims down the hit on your wallet and the space occupied in your bag. That's while still promising superlative wireless performance and enough battery life for back-to-back transatlantic flights with juice to spare.

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