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Hands On: Edifier H650 On-Ear Headphones

11/12, 1:35pm

Compact, tangle-free on-ear headphones for those who don't love in-ear

If you've ever traveled with headphones, you know how much of a pain it tends to be. Sure, you could snag a pair of in-ear earbuds, but if you prefer on-ear headphones, that's probably not much of a compromise. Fortunately, Edifier has stepped up to the plate to create their on-ear, travel-friendly H650 headphones, and we wanted to see how they'd stack up to our bulkier, not-so-travel-friendly headphones.


One More Thing podcast episode 007: The name's Thing.

10/08, 8:17am

One More Thing rolls on for its seventh episode

Nobody has ever thought this before when they typed a filename ending in 007. Nobody. Please join the roguishly handsome William Gallagher –– oh, you're never going to check –– and suave Malcolm Owen as they get down into OS X El Capitan in earnest. Then there is the sheer sea of news from Adobe that Malcolm's going to explain and Tim Cook's visibility award that he, William and you are going to applaud.


Hands On: Kitsound Manhattan Headphones

10/08, 7:24am

Neat, deft and good-sounding Bluetooth on-ear headphones

There are people at MacNN who can pop headphones into the lab, and scan them over with a sonic screwdriver to get every last pixel of specification tested, shaken up and tested again. Then there's me. If you want to tell me that the rose gold Kitsound Manhattan Headphones don't sound as good as some $1,000 professional gear, then we'll believe you because it's you. We'll still be a bit surprised, though, as we like this pair a lot.


Hands On: Andrew Johnson Sleep Headphones

06/18, 10:46am

Shut out the world, sleep like a log

This is a kind of sequel to a previous hit Hands On about Meditate Plus, in that it's about headphones from the same company, and you can use them with that app. You can actually use these with anything at all, but they're designed to help relax you. Andrew Johnson Sleep Headphones are like a headband, or perhaps a bandana, which feature built-in earpieces.


Briefly: Bastille to play WWDC, retractable headphone iPhone case

06/04, 8:42pm

English rock band Bastille to play tomorrow's WWDC Bash

Apple has revealed that its annual party thrown in conjunction with WWDC, Bash, will feature a performance from English rock band Bastille. Held at the Yuerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, Apple is additionally giving invited developers promotional codes for two free Bastille downloads on the iTunes Store. Bastille is best known for their current hit, "Pompeii."


Briefly: New iPad Air cases from Acase, Autodesk adds guided capture

11/16, 12:35pm

Acase releases Tip Top and F1 cases for iPad Air

Acase, a designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories, has announced the availability of two lightweight iPad Air cases: the TipTop, which emphasizes functionality, and the F1 Case, that focuses on style. The TipTop can prop the tablet in six distinct angles, and includes a hand strap for preventing drops while holding it. The F1 provides users with a cover that also can prop the tablet for adequate typing usage, and sports a black and red aesthetic that likens itself to an Italian race car. Both cases are made of premium leather, and feature magnetic covers that automatically turn the iPad on or off. Available on Amazon, the F1 Case and TipTop are each regularly priced at $40 and currently on sale for $25 and $20 respectively.


Briefly: New Dash7 portable speaker, Jabra's wireless headphones

11/12, 8:21pm

Soundmatters' wireless, 'pocketable' speaker DASH7 now available

Audio accessory maker Soundmatters has announced the availability of its wireless pocket-portable speaker, the Dash7. The new Daah7 is three-quarters of an inch thick, and offers omnidirectional sound in a size that fits in a slim bag or pocket. Featuring extended Bluetooth range, the Dash7 can also be used as a noise-cancelling speakerphone. Available in red, white and black, it can be purchase for $250 through various online retailers, and the Soundmatters website.


Briefly: JLab's 'Intro' budget headphones, Moshi launches battery pack

10/03, 8:00am

JLab's headphones feature tangle-free cord, fully rotational cups

JLab has released its new product, the Intro On-Ear Headphone, as quality budget choice for audio listening. Priced at $25, Intro is equipped with 40mm drivers and foam ear cups. Its tangle-free cable is flat, and features a gold-plated jack, universal mic and built-in track control. Fully rotational cups with custom hinges allow the user to wear, adjust and store the headphones with ease and flexibility. Buyers can purchase JLab's Intro On-Ear Headphones, available in black and white, on JLab's online store.


Briefly: RHA premium headphones, Pyle Audio debut waterproof case

08/09, 1:45pm

Latest RHA products use unique airflow design

British headphone specialist RHA announced earlier this week the upcoming launch of two premium in-ear headphones. The MA750i and the MA600i have a three-button remote and microphone, compatible with Apple devices. RHA describes their headphones as having a 'aerophonic design', meaning that it is designed to allow air flowing from the driver to be less obstructed than traditional headphones shapes, to encourage a smoother sound. The MA750i has a handmade 560.1 driver, and contains 303F-grade stainless steel in its construction. Aircraft grade aluminum is used for MA600i, with a 320.1 driver. Complete with a carrying case and ear tip selection as well as a three-year warranty, the MA750i and MA600i are to be available in the US market August 28, and will be priced at $130 and $90 respectively.


Vox Amphones use headphones as guitar amplifier

09/18, 3:28pm

Headset includes chorus, reverb, delay effects

Vox Amplification and Audio-Technica have worked together to create a pair of headphones built for guitarists. Called Amphones, the headsets can be used conventionally, but also contain a built-in guitar or bass amplifier. The included amp allows a guitar to be played and listened to by the musician at times where noise is an issue, such as when others are sleeping.


BlueAnt wired Embrace headset now shipping

07/22, 12:00am

Designed for iOS devices, includes mic, control

BlueAnt, better known for its Bluetooth-based single-ear headsets for mobile devices, is now shipping the wired, traditional over-ear style headphones it calls the Embrace, a unit that offers high-quality stereo sound normally associated with headphones, but also includes the integrated mic and control mechanism familiar to owners of iPhones and other smartphones. The Embrace is the company's first hard-wired product.


Monster ships Diddybeats in-ear headphones

05/24, 5:10pm

Latest addition to Beats by Dr. Dre series

Monster has announced that its Diddybeats in-ear headphones are now available from Best Buy's online store and retail locations. The headphones are the latest addition to the company's Beats by Dr. Dre series, created through collaboration with Sean "Diddy" Combs. The design is produced from aluminum with colored accents.


DealNN: Skullcandy Chops, LaCie hard drives, more

08/21, 3:20pm

DealNN: Skullcandy Chops

Today's featured deal of the day from DealNN is on the Skullcandy Chops headphones. They were priced at $19.99, but have been reduced by $15 to $4.99, making these the lowest priced Skull Candy headphones we have seen anywhere. The Skullcandy Chops feature an over-the-ear design which helps keep the earbuds in place.


Genius launches GHP-05 headphones

03/18, 11:25am

Genius GHP-05 headphones

Genius released a premium headphone set Tuesday which reportedly offers a more 'live' listening experience thanks to a new 3D surround technology. The GHP-05 Live features an integrated DRD True 3D surround sound system said to enhance bass and dynamic range. According to Genius, the technology allows for pronounced low bass while delivering high treble levels along with well-defined vocals.



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