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Klipsch Reference R6i headphones: A sound stocking stuffer

Your holiday gift-giving might include an iPhone or iPod touch for your favorite person, but do you really want them to listen to music through the standard Apple earbuds? Klipsch has been making speakers since 1946 - when I was in college back in the 1970s, it was a sign of pride to have a pair of ...

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PureGear unleashes a torrent of accessories; we're giving them away

Every once in a while TUAW will receive a boxful of accessories from a manufacturer. That presents a dilemma for a writer -- do you break the box out into a bunch of single posts, or write one über-post that covers all of the items? The latter path is what I decided to follow for a bunch of g...

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10 ways to control your iPhone with your Apple earbuds

Longtime Apple enthusiasts sometimes forget that the company is still gaining new fans every day. Apple sold 43,719,000 iPhones in the second quarter of 2014 alone. That's a lot of people who may not know all of the capabilities of their devices, let alone how to make the most of the earbuds that ...

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NuForce NE-600X earbuds improve the sound of your tunes (Updated)

With iPhones being used more frequently than iPods for listening to music, people have begun to look at ways to improve on the EarPods included in every iPhone box. NuForce is a small California company that has a rather complete line of audio equipment, from pre-amps and amplifiers for home stereo...

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Incipio's f80 Hi-Fi Stereo Earbuds keep you knee-deep in clear sound for a budget price

For most Apple users, the standard EarPods that come with your iPhone or iPod are a perfectly serviceable music/podcast delivery system. That is until they get misplaced, leaving you walking around on the streets actually interacting with society without the warm embrace of music around you. Event...

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These $14.5k gold earbuds will go great with your gold iPhone 5s

So you stood outside all night to be the first person in line at your local Apple Store just to get your hands on a gold iPhone 5s. Or maybe you dropped upwards of a thousand dollars on eBay because you couldn't track down a gilded Apple smartphone yourself. Either way, these 18-carat gold earbuds...

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Elroy wants to hang with you

If you saw my post earlier today about Klingg, you might think that a new Kickstarter project -- Elroy -- is similar. Both hold onto your clothing, both have something to do with earbuds. But that's where the similarity stops. Elroy is a tiny Bluetooth device that's meant to do away with long e...

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NYC mayor kicks off anti-earbud hearing safety campaign

As if supersized sodas weren't a big enough target, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new target in his quest to improve the health of New Yorkers -- the earbud. As reported in the New York Post, Bloomberg is kicking off an educational campaign to warn city dwellers about the dangers of pumping...

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Daily Update for March 11, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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RHA MA450i noise isolating earphones a great alternative to new EarPods

To be sure, I'm not an audiophile, but I am discerning enough to know what headphones sound better than the ones I'm used to. I'm not a big fan of the new EarPods Apple released last month. While they are an improvement over the old earbuds, I've recently found a pair of earphones I like a lot ...

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Test-driving AIRBudz, the sensible antidote to "earbud zombies"

You've seen earbud zombies before -- they're the people who are walking or riding around with noise-isolating earphones plugged into their ears, totally oblivious to traffic noise, people talking or yelling at them, or the sound of screeching tires just before they get hit by a car. A few weeks...

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AIRbudz: A safer way to listen to your tunes

While the world seems to be beating a path to the door of manufacturers of noise-canceling earphones, inventor Tammy Erdel has a much better idea that could save some lives. AIRbudz replace the removable earbuds on your favorite set of earphones and allow the sound around you to mix with the ...

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Wicked Audio Metallics Earbuds Giveaway

Sometimes we don't even need a reason to do a giveaway of some fun swag. Our friends at Wicked Audio were in the giving mood, so we teamed up with them to give away three pairs of their new Metallics earbuds. The Metallics (US$12.99) are noise-isolating earbuds that are extremely lightweight ...

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Apple wins appeal over iPod hearing loss

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a 2008 ruling dismissing a 2006 case brought against Apple, which claimed that the iPod music player caused hearing loss. In the original suit, a Louisiana man had claimed that the iPod had the potential to cause irreparable hearing loss, citing the...

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Earbud speakers from 4 business cards?

I happened to catch this interesting hack on core77 and tried it for myself. You take four business cards, cut them up to interlock, leaving enough space for your earbuds to nestle inside, pop it open a bit and voila -- instant speaker cones for the tiny music makers. My MacBook Pro's headphone p...

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