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Incase, a company better known for churning out beautiful bags and cases, is dabbling into the audio game with the Incase Soundesign line of headphones. the line of headphones offers four levels of audio products ranging from in-ear earphones to over-ear headphones. Incase Soundesign line offers Incase custom-tuned audio drivers that promise to deliver natural sound that accurately reproduces the source audio without artificially flavoring the sound. in terms of aesthetic, Soundesign takes a clean, minimalistic approach for its design, while a wide range of adjustment available ensures a personal fit for the users. Continue reading coming soon: Incase Soundesign line of headphones
(credit: Nocs) Nocs NS800 stainless earphones | US$199.00 | nocs.se
if you are in the market for replacement buds for your iOS devices’ stock earphones, here’s one very stylish pair from Sweden-based firm Nocs that you might fancy. dubbed the NS800 Stainless, it is designed for use with your iPhone, iPod as well as iPad. the NS800 boost a gorgeous stainless steel body that houses a dual micro armature driver which means it has a separate tweeter and woofer design packed into a tiny body. it comes with an inline remote and microphone for you to answer calls, control the volume, pause, play and skip thru your music selection. Continue reading Nocs NS800 stainless earphones with remote and mic
(credit: Munitio) Munitio SITi: Nine Millimeter Earphones | from US$159.00 | munitio.com
9mm bullet shell cases are the last thing you will associate with music gear, much less earphones but that’s exactly what the Munitio SITi (Standard Issue Titanium): Nine Millimeter Earphones are. whether you are a firearms aficionado or a person who feel the need for novelty gadgets every now and then, this pair of buds will definitely appeal to you. fashioned after the 9mm ammunition shell cases, these earphones also feature what Munitio dubbed as SiliconeHollowPoints, a soft silicon buds with hollows that ensure both comfort fit and noise isolation. Continue reading cool stuff: Munitio SITi: Nine Millimeter Earphones
(image: B&O) Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i | US$199.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com
the third and the latest earphones from Bang & Olusfen is ready for your taking. dubbed the EarSet i3, it is designed by Anders Hermansen specifically for use with iPhone or iPod. the EarSet features a microphone integrated with controls for answering of calls, and control of music playback. in fact, these are standards in today’s smartphone compatible headset, hence what sets them apart would be the sound, comfort and of course, aesthetic appeal. we won’t know about the former two until an official audition but i can almost certainly say that the 3i certainly has our nod of approval in terms of aesthetic. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3i – sleek, futuristic earbuds
(credit: Jaybird) Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones | US$99.00 | www.jaybirdgear.com
i am not a huge fan of stuffing my ears with buds while working out (if i even work out, that is) but if you are those who need some music to boost your exercise routine, the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones might be a good candidate. introduced earlier this year at CES 2011, it now comes with secure fit earbuds for sports and thanks to the Bluetooth technology, you can now pound on the punching bag to the music of Eye of the Tiger just like Rocky Balboa without being tangled up or worrying the earphones will come loose from your ears. Continue reading Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
this gotta be the coolest buds ever – if it ever get made. designed by Antrepo Design Industry, the Stetheadphone is a pair of earphones fashioned to look like a stethoscope. instead of listening to a patient’s heart beat, the Stetheadphone lets you listen to the music from your iPhone or iPod. i guess you don’t need a medical degree to do so, do you? plus, you are sure going to turn heads with this pair of buds. it will come with remote and mic that enable it to make and receive calls, access voice-control features, as well as listen to and manage music playback of your iPhone or iPod. Continue reading Stetheadphone: earphones disguised as a stethoscope
(credit: Final Audio Design) Piano Forte X-VIII series earphones | from ¥80,000.00 | www.final-audio-design-e.com
how expensive is considered really expensive for a gadget? perhaps, we make the judgement by justifying what goes into the gadget or the size of the gadget? here’s one series of earphones that is going blow your mind with its price tags but thankfully, probably pleasing to your ears. recently unveiled by Japan-based Final Audio Design, is the Piano Forte X-VIII series earphones that is said to deliver “a concert hall-like sound experience.” Continue reading Final Audio Design Piano Forte X-VIII series earphones
(image credit: Monster Cable) Monster Turbine Pearl In-Ear Speakers | U$229.95 | www.monstercable.com
in recent years, headphones have transformed from being a simple personal music gear into a fashion statement. case in point: the new Monster Turbine Pearl In-Ear Speakers with Control Talk. styled in the familiar Monster Turbine design with a pearl-color paint job accented with chrome details, this new Monster Turbine buds features the Monster SuperTips in a series of shapes and sizes to give an ideal fit for your ears. it is not just another silicone bud that goes into your ear, the SuperTips is touted to create a superb acoustic chamber in your ears “that seals your music in and noise out.” Continue reading new Monster Turbine high performance in-ear earphones
(image credit: dB Logic) dB Logic EP-100 SPL2 Earphones | US$29.95 | www.dblogic.com
people who uses earphones will have the tendency of unconsciously rising the volume too loud which could potentially damage their ears over a prolong period of time. dB Logic, an Indiana-based company, has an innovative solution to protect your hearing while still lets you enjoy your music. their latest pair of in-ear headphones, dubbed the EP-100, employs the patent-pending SPL2 (or Sound Pressure Level Limiting) technology that manipulates sound waves and selectively lowers the volume while maintaining the shape of the sound wave curve.
traditionally, volume is limited by truncating the sound wave which limits the volume altogether but dB Logic’s SPL2 technology “intelligently” modifies the sound wave to closely match the original music profile, thus maintaining the overall volume without the harmful effect from the sound pressure which could otherwise damage the wearer’s hearing. SPL2, being a battery-free operation, enables dB Logic to incorporates this wonderful hearing-saving technology into its latest earphones.
the colors (clockwise from top left) quick silver, big apple red, barracuda blue, green shamrock, orange tiger, and pink valentine
the EP-100 is driven by a pair of 9-mm drivers with a frequency range of between 20 Hz to 20 kHz, which promised to deliver “crystal clear, distortion-free sound with a rich, full bass.” as with all in-ear buds, the EP-100 comes with multiple sets of silicone tips to suit different ear sizes. the dB Logic EP-100 in-ear earphones with SPL2 technology comes in a choice of six colors, including one color that is perfectly suited for your love one for this Valentine’s Day. at just $29.95 a pair, EP-100 proves that the goodness of technology need not to be overly priced.
the dB Logic EP-100 in-ear earphones is available at dB Logic web store.
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(image credit: Marshall Headphones) Marshall Headphones Minor | US$59.00 | www.marshallheadphones.com
finally it is here. Marshall Headphones has announced the availability of the long awaited Minor in-ear headphones, along with detailed information and photos. the Minor features a patented EarClick ear buds that touted to “ingeniously secures the earphone into position in your ear.” Continue reading Marshall Headphones announced the long awaited Minor