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Sennheiser HMEC 26 aviation headset

We're familiar with Sennheiser's high-end headphones when it comes to enjoying music, but the company also has a history in specialist aviation audio gear that stretches back over two decades. One of the latest additions to this range is the 26 series – headsets aimed at commercial pilots which are notable not only for some clever design elements that protect hearing whilst ensuring that the person in charge of getting you to back on the ground safely can hear everything clearly.  Read More

Hollywood's V-MODA brings high fashion to quality audio with the release of the Crossfade ...

Hollywood's V-MODA brings high fashion to quality audio with the release of the Crossfade LP headphones. Users are promised premium audio delivery thanks to an efficient new driver system, a comfortable long-haul experience thanks to memory foam cushioning and a good-looking set of adaptable cans to boot.  Read More

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser (9 May 1912 to 17 May 2010) in front of Laboratory W where he f...

To any who work in audio or communications, the name Sennheiser is synonymous with the absolute top quality in sound; indeed there are many who wouldn't dream of using anything less. So it is with regret that this year the industry loses the founding father of the brand, Fritz Sennheiser, who died on May 17th a few days after his 98th birthday.  Read More

Sleek Audio's SA7 in-ear headphones are built from aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium

Back in August 2007, we told you about Sleek Audio’s SA6 in-ear headphone system. It featured adjustable bass and treble, interchangeable ear tips, replaceable cables... oh yeah, and it cost $US250. Not exactly your $5 drug store system. Well, the SA6 is still around, but it’s about to lose its title of World’s Fanciest Earbud. Later this year, Sleek Audio will be rolling out the carbon fiber/aluminum/titanium SA7.  Read More

Sony's Qlasp headphones are all the colors of a gnarly rainbow

Either my ears provide a tight fit or I’m just not as active as I should be, but I wasn’t aware that earbuds falling out was a major problem. For those that do experience such heartbreak Sony has come up with a solution in the form of its new Qlasp bud headphones. The headphones feature a nifty “qlasp” that clips to the wearer’s earlobes to ensure they stay put even during the most extreme physical activities.  Read More

The Halo Headphones pump out the tunes and soak up the sweat

Like your music on-the-go but equally admire that John McEnroe look? Try the Halo Headphones that come in a headband. The manufacturers say they consist of specially designed high fidelity speakers that can be inserted into a comfortable headband – so comfortable in fact that they say you can wear them while sleeping.  Read More

The Psyko 5.1 gaming headset

Most of us are now familiar with 5.1 surround sound systems that allow us to enjoy (almost) cinematic audio experiences in our living rooms when watching movies or playing games. The Psyko 5.1 gaming headset aims to offer a similar experience by using air tubes to direct sounds to the ears from five speakers fitted in the bridge and subwoofers within each ear cup.  Read More

Noise, what noise? The Sony MDR-RF4000K wireless headphones shut out ambient distractions ...

If you to watch movies or listen to music without ambient noise, but don't want to fork out huge amounts of hard-earned cash on expensive loudspeakers (only to be told to turn them down so the rest of the household can talk to each other), wireless headphones make a great solution. Sony's latest offering - the MDR-RF4000K digital cordless headphones - include a unique new storage and charging dock and an impressive wireless range of 30m (100ft).  Read More

Urbanears' Plattan, Tanto and Medis headphones

There’s this cliche that anything made in Scandinavia is cool, and... it’s true. Think about it; movies, cars, music, furniture, headphones - Yep, that’s right, the latest hip thing to come out of northwestern Europe is headphones. Urbanears is a Stockholm-based company that is turning music-listening into a fashion statement. According to their website, “Urbanears promotes a deeper connection to color, form and people while providing the freedom to transcend individuality and unify the sound experience.” Gosh.  Read More

The individually numbered limited edition Miles Davis Tribute headphones feature a strikin...

If you’re looking for new headphones the path to aural nirvana may be as close as one of the new models announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Monster, in conjunction with Dr Dre, Sean “Diddy” Coombs and Miles Davis Properties introduced the Diddy Beats, Beats Solo HD, Special Edition Beats Solo HD, Beats Spin, and Miles Davis Tribute.  Read More

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