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ZMF & The New Verite Closed-Back Headphones – RMAF 2019

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , |

ZMF Headphones Verite Closed Back at RMAF 2019.

Running a wide open exhibit every day of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 was ZMF Headphones. “Busy, busy, busy” was the name of the game all weekend for Zach Mehrbach, Owner of ZMF Headphones. So much so, that Zach was often unavailable for comment about his booth during show hours. As with such tragedies, there is usually a silver lining to be found somewhere, and in this case our silver lining had a name: Bevin Mehrbach.

Bevin Mehrbach is often referred to amongst the audiophile press (and industry partners) as “the brains of the operation” over at ZMF Headphones.… Read the full article

Headphones, speakers, and soundbars: the best audio tech we heard at IFA 2019

By | September 7th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

IFA is always a great time to check out the latest in headphones, speakers, soundbars (and just about any other audio gadgets you can think of), and IFA 2019 was no exception. 

We didn't see much in the way of groundbreaking, never-seen-before innovation; instead, the pervading trend at IFA 2019 was for brands big and small to build on their existing technology, making their products better than ever before.

So, without further ado, here's the very best audio technology we saw at Europe's biggest tech show this year. 

The best speaker: Sonos Move

Sonos has everything from soundbars to imposing architectural wireless speakers, but until now, it's never released a portable Bluetooth speaker. 

Having waited this long, Sonos needed to release something really special to fill this gap in its range, and it has – the Sonos Move impressed us with its flexibility, ranging from on-the-go portable playback to being part of an in-the-home multi room set-up.… Read the full article

IFA 2019: DALI drops its first headphones

By | September 7th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

DALI’s first-ever headphones got their first-ever public outing at IFA 2019 in Berlin, with DALI’s booth in Hall 1.2 positively loaded with demonstration pairs of these over-ear wireless headphones in their two finish options of an attractive ‘Caramel/White’ combo or more purposeful Iron Black, with memory foam earcushions and headshells with an unusual level of fit adjustment. 

These are, in fact, DALI’s first- and second-ever headphones, since there are two models, the iO-6, which has noise-cancelling onboard including a transparent ‘pass-through’ mode, and the iO-4, which seems to be physically identical but without the noise-cancelling and its controls. Read the full article

Audeze Introduce Limited Edition LCD-24 Flagship Headphones

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

There’s way back at Audeze LLC, especially in the form of the company’s foundations. Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson, Audeze’s founders, connected with Pete Uka and Dragoslav “Dr.C” Colich aorund 2008 and the rest, as they say, is history.

The LCD-1 was born soon after, followed by the LCD-2, LCD-3, LCD-X, etc. And today, Audeze announce a new ubër-limited edition, made-to-order flagship-level model dubbed the LCD-24. The $3,499 USD open back, over-ear planar-magnetic ships with a hard travel case and Audeze premium silver-plated copper LCD series cable.… Read the full article

The new Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones are (almost) impossible to lose

By | September 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The latest iteration of the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones are here, after an IFA 2019 announcement that showed off the new smart features and voice assistant capability for the premium audio kit – as well as a built-in Tile tracker to stop you misplacing the headphones by accident.

The 2018 model was a near-perfect combination of style and sound, only let down by its high price and slightly fiddly button inputs. Now, however, the power button is gone entirely, replaced with an automatic on/off function that can tell when you fold up or unfold the headphones.… Read the full article

Adidas has two new wireless headphones that can improve your 100m dash

By | September 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Adidas has announced that its releasing two new wireless headphone models in collaboration with Zound Industries, the audio technology developer behind Urbanears and Marshall Headphones. 

Comprising a pair of wireless earbuds and wireless over-ear headphones, the new Bluetooth-enabled range is designed with athletes in mind, with a focus on "movement and durability" according to the sports brand. 

Adidas says that the design and sound of the new wireless headphones is made to support everyday athletes "every step of the way from warm-up, to workout, right through [to] recovery". 

Comfort in mind

First, let's take a look at the wireless in-ears, the FWD-01s.… Read the full article

Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Headphones: Over-Ear, On the Go

By | September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Just a few years back, if you wanted (BT) headphones equipped with noise-canceling (NC), a feature combo especially desired by frequent flyers, you pretty much had only one place to go: Bose and one of its Quiet Comfort models. Over the last couple of years, though, an increasing number of manufacturers have solved the vexing battery life issues that combining the two power-hungry features presented, with a surge of nearly a dozen models introduced in 2019 alone. Suddenly, traveling audiophiles have a wide variety of fit, feature, ergonomic, noise-canceling, and audio quality options in the BT-plus-NC headphones category, with battery life ranging from 11 to 36 hours (20 hours is average) and prices ranging from $100-$400.
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Face-Off: 8 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

By | September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We put eight noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones to the test to find out which are the best.
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Human Headphones Look Strange, but Packed with Features

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Over ear cans without the headband?

I’ve come across some interesting things on the Internet when it comes to personal audio, but when I saw this form-fitted wireless headphone design, I have to say I was more intrigued than dismissive of them.

The plastic and fabric slide-over-your-ear-and-encapsulate-them chassis/driver housing is unlike anything I’ve seen before, and the company manufacturing them – Human Headphones – describes them as a 3-in-1 design that “includes over-the-ear quality with the convenience of earbuds that snaps into a portable Bluetooth speaker.”

The $399 USD ($259 USD introductory price) Humans weigh-in at 104 grams, feature USB-C charging, a Cirrus seven-core DSP processor, Airoha AB1528 chipset, dual 30mm dynamic drivers with a listed 20Hz~20KHz frequency response, Bluetooth 4.2 (claimed 100-foot plus range), four beamforming microphones for more accurate voice recognition and allowing outside sounds to be relayed incrementally for ambient awareness – think at an airport or while out running or cycling – (“Blend mode activates the external microphones letting you listen to both your music and amplify the world around you.”) Capacitive touch/gesture-sensitive control via the outer casement for media, telephone or digital-assistant control is also included.… Read the full article

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Bag a bargain Samsung Galaxy S10e deal with wireless headphones and 100GB data

By | August 27th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

For the music fanatics and big data streamers of the world, we have just stumbled across the ideal phone contract for you. A Samsung Galaxy S10e deal packed with a boat load of data and an impressive audio freebie to entice you in.

Let us break down this offer for you. Directly from Three, you're getting Samsung's impressive Galaxy S10e packed with 100GB of data for just £28 a month and £29 upfront.

While that alone is a stellar deal, it gets better.… Read the full article

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