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Jaybird Tarah Pro: Athlete-inspired Bluetooth Headphones Designed for the Long Haul

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Go big or stay home is my version of that common saying. If you’re going to go for a hike, make it epic. If it’s a run, make it a marathon. Bike ride? Better be a century. Ultra is in and you need gear that’s up for the challenge. If your legs can take a 14-hour run, why can’t your headphones?
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Review: Jaybird’s Athlete-Inspired Tarah Pro Bluetooth Headphones

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Go big or stay home is my version of that common saying. If you’re going to go for a hike, make it epic. If it’s a run, make it a marathon. Bike ride? Better be a century. Ultra is in and you need gear that’s up for the challenge. If your legs can take a 14-hour run, why can’t your headphones?
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Bose Frames combine headphones, sunglasses and… augmented reality?

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: TechRadar|

Bose is making the first pair of smart sunglasses that focus, as you might expect, on audio. They’re called the Bose Frames, and while its open-ear design will surprise you, that’s actually the least shocking part of the announcement.

The most surprising part is that the Frames are the first component of the Bose audio AR platform, which offers an alternative to the visual AR systems like Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens

Bose didn’t provide an example of exactly how Bose AR will work, but the company noted that the tech "knows where you are and what you’re facing using a 9-axis head motion sensor and the GPS from your iOS or Android device — and automatically adds a layer of audio, connecting that place and time to endless possibilities for travel, learning, entertainment, gaming, and more.” 

On paper, that sounds awfully intriguing — these smart sunglasses could give you a guided museum tour, for example, or help you navigate a new city with step-by-step directions without pulling out your phone, or provide information at the tap of a button.… Read the full article

Impressions:  The Ayon Audio HA-3 SET Headphone Amplifier and the Focal Utopia Headphones

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

High-end headphones and Personal Fi. I’ve evaluated a goodly handful of ‘phones and headphone amps over many years, with some excellent results. Some were large cost-no-object designs, built for home, listening room, or office use only; others were compact and portable, for the music lover on the go. (I do a fair amount of flying, and appreciate good portable gear.) I also have some great headphones and headphone amps for stay-at-home. Either way, I’m well served.

As a result, over the years I’ve built up a collection of reference headphones, of various types.… Read the full article

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Astell&Kern launch T5p 2nd Generation over-ear and Jerry Harvey-Designed Diana IEM Headphones

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Companies releasing limited-edition headphones are seemingly starting to follow the idea of cachet that high-end sneaker manufacturers have been monopolizing for years when it comes to rarity and street cred.

It’s an interesting sales model and one that creates intense hype and buzz within a close-knit community like those that both sneaker freakers and hardcore headphone lovers share.

Who hasn’t seen hundreds of teens and twenty-somethings (and the odd mid-40s collector) patiently (but expectantly) standing in a line winding around a city block at 7 a.m.… Read the full article

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Puro Sound’s Latest Kid-Safe Headphones Boast Active Noise Cancellation

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Puro Sound Labs, the San Diego-based company “dedicated to fighting the growing epidemic of noise-induced hearing loss,” today expanded its line of volume-limited headphones for kids with a wireless over-ear model featuring active noise cancellation (ANC).
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Sennheiser HD 569 Headphones Review

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Build Quality
Comfort
Value

PRICE $149


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Lightweight yet rugged design
Smooth overall sound balance
Two-year warranty

Minus

Isolation from external noise could be better


THE VERDICT

Audiophiles on a budget need look no further than Sennheiser’s HD 569 headphones.


My long-running fascination with Sennheiser headphones dates back to the first ones that I bought in 1972: the HD 414 with canary yellow ear pads. I can’t remember how or why they vanished from my collection decades back, so I recently bought an ancient pair of HD 414s on eBay, and the sound was even better than I remembered.

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Astell&Kern Introduces High-End Headphones, In-Ear Monitors

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Hi-res audio specialist Astell&Kern has announced limited-edition headphones developed in partnership with Beyerdynamic and a set of universal-fit in-ear monitors (IEM) designed by IEM pioneer Jerry Harvey.
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Astell&Kern Launches New Headphones and In-Ear Monitors

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Astell&Kern Launches New Headphones and In-Ear Monitors

The following is a press release issued by Astell&Kern. Irvine, CA | November 27, 2018 – Astell&Kern, a global leader in portable high-resolution audio players and accessories, announces a new headphone, the AK T5p 2nd Generation, produced in partnership with world-famous headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic and Diana, a new universal fit In-Ear Monitor designed by world-renown IEM manufacturer Jerry Harvey Audio. Astell&Kern AK T5p 2nd Generation The AK T5p 2nd Gen headphone is produced for Astell&Kern by Beyerdynamic and has been tuned for Astell&Kern players, and shows off the best-in-class details, clarity and supreme bass for listeners.… Read the full article

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ESS 422H Headphones – A Quick Take

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

David Williamson, with additional comments from David W. Robinson

ESS 422H Headphones

Some days it’s tough being the source for headphone recommendations among my friend group.

First, there’s an overwhelming amount of digital advertisements for “premium” and “cutting-edge” headphones crowding everyone’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that one must contend with. Every social-media-derived question seems to be about a product that has never been peer-reviewed, cannot be procured from a reputable seller, and can only be ordered on a mobile device from a website that only accepts bitcoins.… Read the full article

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