It’s an interesting time for the headphone industry, which over the past few years has seen the entry of a handful of upstarts and various partnerships between musicians and firms. Dr. Dre backed Beats appears to be positioning itself to not only serve as a one-stop shop (recently acquiring music streaming service MOG) but expand
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Worth it For: While the price of these California-made headphones might induce a moment of sticker shock, hardcore audiophiles know that the comfort, lush sound quality, detailed bass impact and chic design provided by the latest incarnation of the Audeze LCDs are all well-worth the financial investment.
Available at Audeze.com
The tech industry has seen various collaborations between firms in the audio space. The latest is between Nokia, best known for their cellular devices, and Monster, the audio specialists who were half of the duo behind Beats (no longer affiliated, however). The Purity Pro Wireless head
Simon Cowell is the latest celebrity to enter the lucrative high-end headphone industry, stamping his name on a line of headphones. In development with Sony, Cowell’s X Headphones are priced to compete with Dr. Dre’s Beats line ($299). The headphones will undergo an advertisement blitz on
Calling all gamers! These are the headphones for you. I had the privilege to test out the brand new Playstation Pulse Elite Edition headphones and to say that they lived up to the hype would be an understatement. I first tested out the headphones playing t
With the release of the iPhone 5, Apple has finally revamped the standard earbuds that have been a staple with previous generations of the iPod and iPhone. The new headphones, EarPods, feature a better fit and sound quality. The previous earbuds were, at best, a decent temporary substitute, prone to slipping out
Noel Lee, the head of Monster, said, "We're excited about what we have accomplished with next generation sound with Monster DNA. It's the evolution of what a headphone can look and sound like. Sonically, they completely kick ass yet still have refined sound qualities that all music lovers can appre
Lasonic is a consumer electronics firm that was known for its portable audio business in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, mainly in the form of the iconic shoulder boom boxes that were prevalent during the rise of rap music. Going back to these roots, the firm has created the Lasonic Bluetooth Boombox, which has a resemblance to the traditional boombox but offers a
Worth it For: These German-made full-size, around-the- ear headphone provide highly effective isolation, making them useful for on the go listening, a feature that makes the fact that they can be driven by an iPhone without sacrificing sound quality even more useful. The ultra-comfortable T5P’s also match well to higher performance drivers.
Available at beyerdynamic.com
iDJ Live is the easiest way to become a DJ with your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The iDJ Live system works with your iPad, iPod or iPhone and enables you to DJ parties using the music that is already on your iPod via Algoriddim's