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SOUNDSIGHT has solved all life’s problems with camera headphones

When cameras began to be built into our phones, we thought that was it. Where else did a camera need to be placed to make it any more convenient? Well, it turns out our headphones, that’s where! SOUNDSIGHT has released a pair of headphones with an on-board camera that instantly captures video and audio, meaning…

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Hayley MinnSOUNDSIGHT has solved all life’s problems with camera headphones
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Wireless earphones from FreeWavz also track your fitness

Regular readers of shinyshiny will know that we recently covered a story about OwnPhones' 3D printed earbuds, and now there's another exciting Kickstarter project underway: FreeWavz wireless, fitness-tracking earphones. As the first 100% wire-free smart earphones with built-in fitness monitoring, they are useful for all forms of exercise. With runners' complaints in mind, the smart earphones have…

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Sadie HaleWireless earphones from FreeWavz also track your fitness
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The ‘Audio Engineers Hoodie’ means you can listen to music, even with your hood up!

We've all seen products, allowing us to carry a million devices on us at the same time, from the Ayegear to the ScotteVest. These also let you seamlessly thread your headphone cable around the hood and into your ears, which is great for in-ear headphones but kind of leaves over-ear enthusiasts out in the cold when we want…

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Craig FoxThe ‘Audio Engineers Hoodie’ means you can listen to music, even with your hood up!
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Musos, take note: wireless video streaming headphones are coming

Most of us are plugged in to our headphones a lot of the time (what did we do before we always had our music and podcasts on the go, actually spend time alone with our thoughts? Ew). But aside from cancelling out our neuroses and a bit (or a lot) of external noise, our headphones…

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Diane ShipleyMusos, take note: wireless video streaming headphones are coming

Headphone round up: Sennheiser RS 160s, Goldring NS-1000s and Beyerdynamic DTX 101s

Since the rise of the iPod, smartphones and tablets, the popularity of headphones has sky-rocketed - and so too has the number of sets on the market. We know that the amount of models out there can be overwhelming, so here is a group that we think you should check out. Beyerdynamic DTX 101s If…

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Hayley MinnHeadphone round up: Sennheiser RS 160s, Goldring NS-1000s and Beyerdynamic DTX 101s

Creative unveils Evo ZX PS4 friendly headset

The recent launch of Sony's PS4 has spawned an announcement of new, compatible headsets from Creative. They include the Sound Blaster Evo series and Sound Blaster Tactic3D Fury and Rage USB. Sound Blaster Evo series Creative's Evo ZXR is the most expensive and powerful of the range, sporting a SB-Axx1 sound chip for enhancing sound…

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NicholasFearnCreative unveils Evo ZX PS4 friendly headset

OrigAudio's innovative Epishock speakers – Video

This year's Gadget Show was chocka with companies selling headphones and speakers. None were quite as noisy though as US firm OrigAudio. It displayed a range of personalised headphones, costing between £40 and £50 - think everything from Union Jacks to pics of your cat - as well some fun £35-£40 mini speakers called the…

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Ashley NorrisOrigAudio's innovative Epishock speakers – Video

Do you like the look of the world's first recyclable designer headphones?

All kinds of brands are increasingly pioneering recyclable products, we particularly love the efforts from shoe companies like Urshuz, but we haven't seen much recyclable tech in the past few years that really impresses us. Well today we came across these lovely headphones on Springwise and couldn't believe that they're recyclable and look good too.…

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Becca CaddyDo you like the look of the world's first recyclable designer headphones?

REVIEW: Atomic Floyd SuperDarts the ultimate headphones for music lovers

A lot of headphones claim to bring us good quality sound that'll rival anything we've ever tried before. Most of them are good, but don't really stand out in a sea of similar products that all deliver in terms of sound and look good too. However, we were sent a pair of Atomic Floyd SuperDarts…

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Becca CaddyREVIEW: Atomic Floyd SuperDarts the ultimate headphones for music lovers

Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones that are also speakers

These may look like regular headphones, but the clever Zumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones actually double up as speakers too. When you're using them as headphones they offer high quality sound and the cushioned cups eliminate any outside noise. However, when you want to share your music with other people (at parties and things please NOT…

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Becca CaddyZumreed X2 Hybrid Headphones that are also speakers

5 Cool and colourful earbuds to see in winter: Urbanears, Hed Kandi and Skullcandy

Although we may be experiencing an 'Indian summer' at the moment, the cold, dreary and dull days of winter aren't too far away. If you can't afford bright and shiny new gadgets to lift your mood, try a set of colourful and affordable earbuds instead. Here are five pairs that are guaranteed to add a…

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Becca Caddy5 Cool and colourful earbuds to see in winter: Urbanears, Hed Kandi and Skullcandy

REVIEW: Ministry of Sound Headphones MOS004

We had a quick try-out with the Ministry of Sound Headphones - the MOS004s - selling for £19.99 on the Ministry website. They boast: "Stereo headphones with single sided cable, soft-touch and detailed logo. These distinctive headphones pack a punch with 40mm drivers that deliver the purest sounds. High grade leatherette pads give complete comfort…

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Anna LeachREVIEW: Ministry of Sound Headphones MOS004

Gym bunny alert: Testing sports headphones from Philips

Despite once being a regular gym-goer, I'm no longer the biggest exercise fan in the land. My workouts these days tend to involve lifting cakes out of the oven. But having received a sample of the Philips SHQ1000 sports headphones - which are not only sweat and rain proof but are injected with an antibacterial…

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katebaxterGym bunny alert: Testing sports headphones from Philips

Urbanears – colourful Scandinavian headphones

If you like to make a statement with your headphones you should definitely check out the urbanears range of slender colourful fashion headsets. If you prefer chunky, hard-wearing headphones, these might be a little too fragile for you, but apparently the sound is good and they do look a treat. If you've a got signature…

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Anna LeachUrbanears – colourful Scandinavian headphones

Stylish 80s headphones from AiAiAi

Bring some bright 80s chic to your ears with these Tracks headphones modelled on old Walkman headphones. They have the same one piece brace and separate ear cups as the old Sony originals, pictured below: AiAiAi is a Danish design house that specialises in audio technology and so the sound specifications are good too: the…

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Anna LeachStylish 80s headphones from AiAiAi

Urbanz DJ-ing kit for kids

Get the kids launched on their international DJing career early, by giving them some trinkets from Urbanz this Christmas. Well not a load of vinyl and a set of decks - but perhaps the small but loud USB speaker Rockstar and some serious block headphones. They're leather, they come in different colours - they'd be…

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Anna LeachUrbanz DJ-ing kit for kids

Lady Gaga launches Heartbeat headphones with help from Monster

Now I'm not really one for celebrity technology but I had to mention these new headphones, launched by pop starlet Lady Gaga. Following in the steps of Dr Dre who launched a similar product a while back, Heartbeats, which have been made by Monster are said to be engineered to deliver the music as 'the…

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Andrea PetrouLady Gaga launches Heartbeat headphones with help from Monster

Shiny Headphone review: Sennheiser PMX 80 Sport II

Way back in March I told you all about 5 new sporty models from Sennhesier and I've been dutifully putting the PMX 80 Sport 11 through its paces to see if it can stand up to the rough and ready confines of my gym bag plus the large amount of acidic sweat that's an inevitable…

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Zara RabinowiczShiny Headphone review: Sennheiser PMX 80 Sport II

Ministry of Sound team up with ACS to offer hifidelity earplugs

If you spent a large portion of your youth moving from one dingy warehouse to another whilst waving glow sticks, you'll know the pain of ravaged eardrums at the end of a night. Add to that the everyday acoustic stress you receive and having to deal with your housemates attempts at learning drums, and your…

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Zara RabinowiczMinistry of Sound team up with ACS to offer hifidelity earplugs