Sony Concept N Headphones

Sony shows off futuristic Concept N headphones designed to be worn around your neck

By on March 14, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

Sony shows off futuristic Concept N headphones designed to be worn around your neck

Thanks to Future Lab, Sony’s new R&D offshoot, the Tokyo-based company took some time at South by Southwest this past weekend to unveil an interesting new headphone design that may not be as crazy as it appears at first glance.

Sony calls its new pair of headphones Concept N, and it’s an interesting concept to say the least. The headphones are designed to wrap around a user’s neck, which admittedly isn’t something we haven’t seen before. But what makes Concept N unique and arguably intriguing is a specially designed speaker system that promises to direct sounds upwards towards a listener’s ears. As a result, the headphones promise to let wearers enjoy whatever they happen to be listening to without missing out on sounds from the surrounding environment.

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How to Improve Headphone Sound Quality

How to optimize your headphones for the best possible sound quality

By on February 9, 2016 at 7:40 PM.

How to optimize your headphones for the best possible sound quality

In the 21st century, leaving home without a pair of headphones simply isn’t an option. I know this isn’t true for everyone, but I end up kicking myself if I forget my headphones on the way out, even if I’m just walking down the street to grab some groceries. Whether it’s podcasts or music, I need something other than the sound of traffic in my ears.

Whether you’re as obsessive with your headphone habits as I am or not, you might be surprised to learn that there are several simple ways to improve the sound quality of your headphones without spending a cent. More →

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Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones

Save 57% on Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon

By on September 30, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

Save 57% on Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones on Amazon

Hear ye! Hear ye! And hear your music better with Etekcity RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth Headphones, on sale on for 57% off regular price on Amazon.com. For $37.99 and free shipping, you’ll enjoy every beat with up to 10 hours of playback, have no trouble on phone calls, and forget about tangled wires thanks to a 33-foot wireless range. More →

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sennheiser momentum sale

Crank the volume up to 11 with 69% off a pair of Sennheiser headphones

By on September 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

Crank the volume up to 11 with 69% off a pair of Sennheiser headphones

If you have been looking for a solid pair of headphones, the latest deal that the BGR team has uncovered is perfect for you. You can grab the momentum on ear headphones by Sennheiser for 69% off. The only downside to this deal is that you can only buy these headphones in a unique green color. More →

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sony headphones

At 50% off, you’d be crazy not to check out the Sony MDRV6 headphones on Amazon

By on August 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

At 50% off, you’d be crazy not to check out the Sony MDRV6 headphones on Amazon

Amazon doesn’t just have one deal of the day, it also has a bonus deal each day… and today’s bonus deal is most certainly a good one. You can grab a truly solid pair of headphones for a great price in the bonus deal. We are talking about the Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones, and they are up for grabs at 50% off the full retail price with free Prime shipping. More →

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Beats Headphones Teardown

New teardown reveals the truth about Beats headphones

By on July 13, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

New teardown reveals the truth about Beats headphones

The relatively successful launch of the Beats 1 radio station isn’t the only reason Dr. Dre’s brand has been in the headlines recently. Nearly a month ago, Bolt prototype engineer Avery Louie popped open a pair of Beats headphones only to discover that the so-called luxury equipment was no more technologically advanced than headphones listed for half the price.

The article reached every corner of the Internet within days, but once the story began to receive some scrutiny, it became clear that the pair of headphones Louie examined was in fact a counterfeit product. But that doesn’t mean Beats is in the clear. More →

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Beats By Dre Headphones

How Beats Fools You Into Thinking Its Headphones Are High-End And Luxurious

By on June 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

How Beats Fools You Into Thinking Its Headphones Are High-End And Luxurious

Even before Apple acquired Beats, there existed a loud contingent of audiophiles who were quick to dismiss Beats by Dre Headphones as overpriced pieces of junk with mediocre sound, at best. The popularity of Beats, they often argued, was nothing more than clever marketing ably masking a run of the mill product.

Marketing, as it turns out, was the one thing most everyone could agree Beats did exceedingly well. By getting its headphones into the hands of well-known sports stars and music personalities, Beats successfully crafted a brand image that conveyed luxury with a splash of street cred. But once we get past the Beats branding and look at the actual product itself, it turns out that Beats headphones aren’t quite as luxurious as you may have initially thought.

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Normal 3D-Printed Headphones

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

By on July 8, 2014 at 1:18 PM.

These 3D printed earphones are tailor-made for your ears

It’s almost impossible to find the right pair of earphones. They’re either too large, too small or just an odd fit, but Normal wants to change all that. With Normal’s 3D printed earphones, you can buy a product that contours perfectly to your weird ears, no matter the size or shape. Simply download the Normal app (available on Android and iOS), take pictures of your ears, customize your Normals and press send. More →

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SRS iWOW 3D: The iPhone gets a swift kick in the buds

By on March 29, 2011 at 1:04 PM.

SRS iWOW 3D: The iPhone gets a swift kick in the buds

If you had asked me a few weeks ago, I would have insisted that no ear buds in the sub-$1,000 price range sound better than my trusty Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10vi headset. I would have been wrong. I still insist that no buds I’ve tried sound better than my 10vi buds — and I have tried many, many pairs — but now I add the caveat, “when coupled with the iWOW 3D.” More →

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Klipsch Image ONE headphones giveaway!

By on December 13, 2010 at 3:40 PM.

Klipsch Image ONE headphones giveaway!

Hollywood Style Awards sponsor Klipsch hit us up and dropped us a pair of its brand new Image ONE stereo headphones to give away. Klipsch’s Image ONE headphones bring the company’s unique high-performance sound quality to an on-ear form factor for the first time. The cans are also among the first on-ears to feature an in-line remote and mic for use with Apple’s iPhone, iPad or iPod lines.

Here’s how you can enter:

  • Just drop a comment below in the comments section of this post and you’ll automatically be entered to win
  • We’ll run the contest for a week, until December 19th at 11:59PM
  • The contest is open worldwide, but you must be at least 18 years or older
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook if you’d like!
  • Remember, one comment per person — if you comment more than once, you’ll be disqualified

Good luck!

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Apple awards iPhone headphones contract to Hon Hai, Cheng Uei

By on November 26, 2010 at 6:04 PM.

Apple awards iPhone headphones contract to Hon Hai, Cheng Uei

Apple has shifted a major manufacturing contract from Japan-based FOSTER to two Taiwanese companies, Taiwan Economic Times reported earlier this week. Taiwan-based manufacturers Hon Hai and Cheng Uei have been tasked with building the OEM headphones that ship with Apple’s iPhone — a contract likely worth over $300 million. FOSTER loses the business after a stretch as the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone headphones, and the job will now be split between two Taiwanese companies. Cheng Uei will build the cords, speakers and control switches while Hon Hai will insert the wires and assemble the earbuds. Cheng Uei also manufacturers the chargers that ship with Apple’s iPad, and is in the process of expanding its facilities to increase output. More →

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Sony Ericsson announces the motion-activated MH907 headphones

By on September 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM.

Sony Ericsson announces the motion-activated MH907 headphones

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September 15th: Sony Ericsson claims, “the way you listen to music changes forever” on September 21st. September 21st: Sony Ericsson announces the MH907 motion-controlled headphones and 99.999999999999% of the world will continue listening to music the same old way. Don’t get us wrong — the new “SensMe” technology SE introduced today is kind of nifty. Basically, it allows you to control music playback and call handling by removing and replacing one of your ear buds. Ok that’s cool we suppose, but it begs the question: Is removing and replacing an ear bud to control your headset more or less convenient than simply tapping a button? We’re going to go with less. The novelty factor is certainly there though, so if you have a Sony Ericsson phone — yes, this headset will only work with SE phones — at least you have something interesting to look forward to. No pricing or release information has been made available.

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BGR gets down with iHarmonix stereo headsets for iPhone and BlackBerry

By on March 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM.

BGR gets down with iHarmonix stereo headsets for iPhone and BlackBerry

We’re pretty big fans of music here at BGR, so we can become a little scrutinizing when it comes to the headsets we use on a daily basis. What we’re looking for is a headset that can deliver clear, clean and crisp sound at all volumes (there is nothing worse than getting garbled noise when you crank it up). Sure we have a few pairs laying around HQ that we’ve grown fond of but we can still check out some new ones from time to time, right? We’ve been testing out the Platinum i-Series and the Pro i-Series buds from iHarmonix over the past week or so and to be honest, we weren’t expecting much from these mid-range buds. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover though, so hit the jump for the skinny.

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