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Blue Microphones breaks the headphone mold with Mo-Fi

TUAW readers know the love many of our bloggers and editors feel for products from Blue Microphones. The company has been making amazing mics for recording music and podcasts for years, but the latest Blue product isn't a microphone -- it's a pair of headphones. And not just headphones, but ones...

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V-Moda XS On-Ear Headphones provide comfort, incredible sound

With apologies to the folks at Apple-owned Beats, I think V-Moda makes some pretty nice headphones. I've been using a pair of custom Crossfade LPs for years, and the sound quality and comfort of the 'phones always makes me glad I've got 'em. Today I tried out a pair of the company's new XS On-Ear...

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LilGadgets Untangled Pro Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are a great option for careful kids

Headphones are a challenging purchase for parents. Most are sized for adults and don't fit children properly. Those that are styled for kids are sometimes pricey and often poorly made. This is a niche that LilGadgets hopes to address with their Untangled Pro Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (US$49)....

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Apple isn't going to abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack

There's been some wild speculation by a certain business journal lately that Apple might abandon the standard 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with Lightning connector headphones that would allow for 48kHz digital sound for the first time. Before we get started lets make one thing abundantly...

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Listen to Soundgarden in DTS 11.1 sound on your headphones

A while back I talked about the new SRS system for improving audio on Macs and iOS devices. DTS has now jumped into the sound improvement fray with the first Rock album released in DTS Headphone: X format, which claims to recreate an 11.1 channel system on standard headphones and speakers. The...

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Beyer T 51 i headphones are a sonic treat for your iOS device

Beyer has a long engineering tradition going back to 1924. Its well-regarded headphones are used by consumer and professionals in recording studios. The German company sent a pair of its Beyerdyamic T 51 i iOS compatible headphones, and the sound was terrific. Specifications Transmission type...

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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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RHA MA600i in-ear headphones offer quality finish and sound at sub $100

The MA600i (US$89.95) noise isolating in-ear headphones are Glasgow-based RHA's upper mid-range offering. The premium top-end MA750i headphones ($129.95), which I reviewed last year, have become my everyday headphones and are an absolute pleasure to use. I've been truly thrilled by them, so trying...

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The SteelSeries H Wireless headset is the jack of all trades, and the master of them, too

Wireless gaming headsets are a product category with a lot of players and very few superstars. Some headsets make syncing a simple affair only to produce subpar audio, while others trade battery life for good looks. In short, there are very few products that hit half of the high notes, much less...

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The Phiaton Fusion MS 430 headphones are great for the traveling music lover

Travel headphones need to be two things: loud enough to be a stand-in for your at-home headphones, and portable. The Phiaton Fusion MS 430 on-ear headphones are one of the company's more compact offerings, but it brings the same big-time sound and high-quality components of Phiaton's over-ear...

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Blue intros Mo-Fi headphones at CES 2014

When you think of Blue, you think of the company's microphones and audio tools that have been amazing musicians and podcasters since 1995. The company's CEO, John Maier, realized that classic hi-fi headphones are incompatible with the low power requirements of mobile devices, so most headphones...

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The best headphones: JBL Synchros S700

I grew up with my dad instilling in me an appreciation for sounds. Maybe it was the Iron Butterfly while in the womb, or the vinyl records or the high-end audio gear, but I wound up with perfect pitch and a golden ear. Like any audiophile, I think listening to heavily compressed music is a drag....

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Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth headphones: A joy to wear and listen to

Bluetooth headsets are becoming much more popular for iOS and Mac users. There's no cable to get tangled around, and they're usually quite lightweight and comfortable. Phiaton has released its new Chord MS 530 Bluetooth 4.0 Noise Cancelling Headphones (US$299.99 MSRP, available online for as...

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TruEnergy headphones are designed for women, full of vibrance and color

It's not everyday I get sent a review request for an iOS accessory specifically for women, but TruEnergy got in touch with a range of in-ear headphones with just that in mind. The headphones come in three different models, each model in three different variety of colors. It's certainly not your...

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Review: RHA's new MA750i in-ear, noise isolating headphones

A few weeks ago, RHA announced its new MA750i headphones (US$129.95). Last week I received a sample unit and have been testing them since. Having previously been really impressed with the MA150 and MA450i earphones and the SA950i on-ear headphones, I had high expectations for the Glasgow-based...

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