The writing is on the wall for the 3.5mm headphone jack; the rumor mill is talking up its demise in Apple’s iPhone 7, but even manufacturers on the other side of the fence are bracing for a new technology. JBL, for instance, is releasing its latest pair of noise cancelling headphones that use a USB Type-C connection instead of the old-fashioned 3.5mm jack. Read more
Over recent weeks I have had the pleasure to use Sennheiser’s Momentum M2 IEG In-Ear headphones. First off, I’d like to mention that these are one of best pairs of headphones I’ve ever tested. No only do the Momentum In-Ear headphones have superior sound quality, they also have a stunning design, a built-in mic, noise cancelling, and quick controls. Unlike the majority of speakers and headphones, the extra functionality that comes with the Momentum In-Ear headphones doesn’t sacrifice sound quality. Sound quality is exceptional, and I would recommend anyone/everyone to take a listen.
If you’ve been in the market for a new pair of headphones, KOAR is offering their Bluetooth Sound Buds for a whopping 77% off. This brings the completely wireless pair of headphones under 25 bucks. Read more
If you are in the market for some wireless over the ear headphones, Motorola is running a special on their Tracks Air by Sol Republic x Motorola device. Normally the headphones run $199.95 retail, but Motorola has marked them all the way down to only $69.95 when purchased through their online store. Read more
A new project on Kickstarter takes a unique approach to measuring biometric data for users engaged in a variety of sporting activities. Most of the efforts we have seen in recent years involve activity trackers worn on the wrist and many companies are incorporating those features into their smartwatch solutions. A few other companies, like FitBit, also produce hardware that can be clipped on the body somewhere to measure things like steps taken. Kuai is currently raising funds to take all of this and put it in the form of headphones. Read more
Another day, another leak. This time it isn’t about a forthcoming smartphone or tablet but rather a set of premium headphones called the HTC Pro. The leak comes courtesy of @upleaks, who also released a picture of the white version of the HTC Pro headset as seen after the break.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, creator of popular devices like the Mi Note and Mi Redmi, will be making its first steps in the United States market. Unfortunately, though, it’s not to bring us any devices from the Mi line.
Instead, US customers will be able to purchase items from Xiaomi’s accessory products, like headphones and its Mi Band wearable fitness tracker. Read more
Samsung announced today a new tech toy for a hands-free communication. Known as the Gear Circle, the tech is said to be both light-weight and sweat resistant. The kicker is this wireless stereo headphone sits around your neck, vibrating when you have an incoming call. There’s more it can do.
Just after announcing an update that inludes support for high-resolution audio, OnePlus have announced a partnership with audio pioneers JBL and are launching the E1+ Earphones tailor-made for the young company’s flagship device. The headphones feature 9mm JBL drivers with PureBass technology and a flat, tangle-resistant cable. Also included is an in-line three-button remote which does everything you’d expect it to, but can also take photos. Read more
Samsung announced today a portfolio of new products for the premium mobile audio market. The new Samsung Level devices include three headphones and a Bluetooth speaker that will work with smartphones and tablets, though Samsung includes easy syncing with their Milk Music service. The devices include the Level Over, the Level On, the Level In, and the Level Box. Read more