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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 us...

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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. St...

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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 littl...

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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 typi...

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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 com...

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CanOpener is an excellent app for listening with headphones on iOS

There have been several apps designed to enhance the experience of listening on headphones, using a variety of digital manipulations of the signal. CanOpener is a new entry in the audio app derby, and it's a solid debut. CanOpener is a US$4.99 universal app with an extensive feature set. A Crossfee...

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RHA announces two new premium iOS-compatible earphones

RHA, the Glasgow-based makers of high-quality earphones and over-ear headphones, has added two new, premium earphone models to their in-ear line-up, the MA600i and MA750i (pictured above). TUAW's reviewed RHA's MA150 and MA450 earphones and the SA950i on-ear headphones in the past, and the result...

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Why did nobody tell me that Apple headphones can be used to remotely snap iPhone photos?

I've owned every version of the iPhone starting with the original, three of the four iterations of the iPad and, oh yeah, I write about Apple products almost every day. Despite all that, I still manage to stumble across features on devices such as the iPhone and iPad that I either never learned ab...

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Just Mobile's HeadStand, AluCup and AluFrame: Accessories that organize, protect

As the Northern Hemisphere of the planet wakes up from winter, accessory manufacturers are coming to life with some new or revised products. One of those companies, Just Mobile, has released a crop of accessories that can help to organize your workspace and protect your iPhone 5. There's the Al...

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TUAW Giveaway: Win a set of RHA MA450i in-ear headpones

We've teamed up with RHA, the Glasgow-based audio company who creates and manufactures fantastic, high-quality audio gear, to give away a wonderful set of MA450i noise-isolating in-ear headphones, worth US$49.95. Utilizing RHA's own aerophonics design, the MA450i are machined out of solid alumini...

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Hearing aid maker sues Apple over EarPods, alleges trademark infringement

Late last week, Apple was hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit courtesy of Randolph Divisions, a company that manufactures digital hearing aids. The Next Web reports that the suit, which was filed in Hawaii, alleges that Apple's EarPods headphones infringe upon their own "HearPod" trademar...

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Review: RHA's SA950i headphones with remote and mic

Simply put, I'm not a fan of headphones. For me, they are bulky, unsightly and, more often than not, uncomfortable. Sonically, I've found in-ear earphones provide a much better reproduction of sound, too. You don't need to have the volume as loud and they isolate external noise much more effi...

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All ears: Headphones from V-Moda and Able Planet

Today I'll be reviewing two headphones from two different companies that are targeted at distinct markets. The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 (at right above, US$310) is a noise-isolating over-ear folding headphone targeted at the high-end audiophile crowd, while Able Planet's Musicians' Choice (left, ...

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Review: RHA MA150 low cost, high quality earphones

I use my iPhone a lot to listen to music when I'm out and about. And I have a really great pair of earphones to use for this purpose. However, they are high-end in-ear monitors. And while they sound amazing, they are not always practical for day to day tasks like going for a run or shoving them...

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Win a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP Custom headphones

TUAW and V-Moda have a nice weekend giveaway going on. The headphone and accessory manufacturer has offered to give one TUAW reader a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP Custom headphones worth US$199. What do they mean by custom? Well, you'll have your choice of base color, the color and finish of the...

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