Part of the problem of a set of over-the-ear headphones is the bulkiness factor. With the Zik Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones, Parrot seeks to correct that problem with some of the most compact full-sized headphones you’ll ever own. Zik Headphones also allow you to load software directly to your smartphone and work all the controls from there. Noise cancellation, volume control, updating firmware, and checking battery life, are all things you can do with just a swipe here and a button-push there. And speaking of battery life, you’ll get more than five hours with these babies without having to make a single Read More
There’s just something about a set of quality over-ear headphones that is far preferable to earbuds. They soothe and comfort the entire ear while locking out outside noise. They immerse you in the world of the sound and keep your focus where it needs to be. With the Crossfade LP2 Special Edition Matte Black Metal headphones, you get a sleek looking contribution to the over-ear market, wrapped in gun metal for extra durability and cushioned by replaceable memory foam. Ears stay comfortable, sound stays in. And the steel flex headband fits a wide range of melons. Definitely can’t hurt its Read More
The Classic – or CL for short – on-ear headphones by Harman Kardon are designed to blend “sophistication and simplicity.” And it appears they’ve succeeded. They don’t just look great and fit comfortably, but also pack a serious technological punch too, offering unrivaled sound quality. They feature high-performance drivers that produce an excellent frequency response and a unique baffle extends low frequencies to provide better bass response – something not all headphones offer, even in the same class. The over-ear headbands on the CL come in two sizes, allowing for the perfect fit that has been “crafted to maximize user comfort.” You won’t find Read More
If you’re after a set of sleek but unquestionably functional headphones, the P3 model by Bowers & Wilkins will be music to your ears, literally. They’ve been designed from the ground up to give the best sound possible from what are still small and manageable headphones. With features that we’ll never truly understand, like a unique damping system and a repositioning of the terminals to optimize airflow around the drive units, we can at least appreciate the incredible result. As they point out, the material used to cover the pads is an acoustic fabric that also looks good, not the Read More
It’s amazing how much technology can advance in even the smallest, most seemingly simple products. Like the new IE 800 earphones by Sennheiser. These German-designed bad boys feature ground-breaking technological advancements that we’ll never fully understand, but we can sure appreciate. There’s the extra wide band (XWB) transducer system, which with a diameter of only 7 mm, makes it the smallest extra wide-band sound transducer available in dynamic ear canal phones. And to the layman, this means incredible, distortion-free sound quality. The IE 800’s also feature other significant improvements over previous models including state-of-the-art dampened two chamber absorbers (D2CA) and Read More
Known more for their in-ear headphones, Nocs is now targeting professional DJs with their new NS700 Phaser Headphones. The Nocs NS700 Phaser Headphones are tuned by a team of musicians, producers and DJs, and come equipped with a soft rubber lining and leather ear cushions for maximum comfort and noise reduction. Other features include a TR90 Nylon headband, Kevlar reinforced cables, and a high-quality microphone with 3-button Apple control. Durable headphones with full detail and deep bass.
V-Moda’s M-80s combine the three most important properties of a good set of headphones: great sound, noise isolation, and military grade durability. That’s right, military grade. As in, actually designed and tested by active and former military personnel as well as sound engineers. So you could listen to “Ride of the Valkyries” in crystal clear quality while you charge into battle, and not only would you not hear the shots being fired at you, your headphones might just stop the bullets. Their biggest in class 40mm dual diaphragm drivers are finely tuned by musicians and Grammy-winning music producers to create Read More
You’re in the jungle. Trees overhead block most of the sun’s light. You hear footsteps behind you…crunch…crunch…crunch. A gun cocks – you flick your thumbstick around to see the soldier in front of you, who happens to be your buddy next to you on the couch. You hold that trigger button down until he crumples into a heap and fades away. The only reason you’re still alive and he respawned elsewhere? You heard him coming thanks to the 7.1 digital surround sound in Sony’s new official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset. The headset features a retractable mic with volume and mic Read More