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 to wear our hoods over …
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 tend not to do that …
The first thing you notice about the Beats Solo 2 is how good they look, which is something we’ve come to expect from Beats. However, once you put them on, you realise the sound has greatly improved from the Beats Solo HD too – they’re so soundproof, in fact, that I almost got run over while first wearing them on …
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 great for a child with attitude.
It's about the style as much as the tech with Urbanz – whose mission statement is to bring colour to the black and grey headsets gripping the ears of the music-listening public. Headphones come in blue & black and khaki & brown this year.
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 part of sports ‘phones.
The words functionality over form springs to mind when taking a look at these hot orange headphones, as they’re designed to be useful pieces of kit rather than super stylish accessories, But hey, they’re sports phones, and what really matters here is that they can cope with my semi-strenuous workout schedule (and general disregard for headphone care). I like how they rest across the back of the head, as this means they’re very secure when running, and the plastic band rests very comfortably and doesn’t chafe. They’re also designed to be swear and water resistant and seem to stand up to prolonged workouts well.
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 ears will probably be suffering.
My life is one battle after another with headphones that can’t cope with my strenuous workouts. I’ve had them fit snugly for five minutes then fall at the first hint of sweat, and I’ve almost given up hope I’ll ever find a suitable pair.
Sennheiser have just released news of FIVE new headphones that bring an orange beacon of hope to my exercise attainments.
These are the world’s smallest headphones with enough power to produce the biggest sound… in the world – well that’s according to Klipsh (the words pinch and salt spring to mind). According to more than a few sources, the headphones also have fantastic noise isolation technology (remember to be vigilant). For $350 USD, they’d better be good (they’re hardly Dr Dre’s Beats) because they sure don’t look worth it. In fact for that much I want the headphones to perform magic tricks and provide verbal companionship me when I’m feeling lonely.