headphones

CES 2014: The New Mo-Fi Headphones from Blue [VIDEO]

In this video, Larry Becker, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Blue Microphones about their upcoming line of Mo-Fi headphones. The new headphones are not revealed in the video, but their concept is explained.

Stylish Hi-Fi: Headphones that Look as Cool as They Sound

In recent years, a growing trend has hit the headphone market. In addition to having to provide quality sound, many consumers view headphones as an integral fashion statement whose appearance helps reflect the wearer’s sense of style as well as personality. To that end, we have seen a rise in headphone designs ranging from '70’s retro to futuristic modern art.

Block Background Interference with Noise-Canceling Headphones

Due to the advent of portable music players like smartphones, tablets, and iPods, personal music listening has truly become a part of everyday life. Whether you're rushing to work on the bus, working out at the gym, or lounging on an airplane headed for Hawaii, chances are you've got your portable device pumping your favorite music into a pair of headphones or earbuds.

First Class for the Eardrums: Premium Sennheiser Headphones

Audiophile-grade headphones are an odd and intriguing topic. They’re a newer product class that has just begun to carve out a distinct relevance in the audio marketplace. As an audiophile and professional listener, I find that only a select few manufacturers are able to back up claims of incredible, accurate sound in a pair of headphones.

The Ultrabook™-Based Portable Recording Studio

In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: New Products from Akai, M-Audio and Alesis

This year at NAMM, three industry heavyweights released full product lines of fresh gear. Akai, M-Audio and Alesis have all come forth with new and interesting products for 2013, ranging from a tiny 2-channel USB interface to full-featured electronic drum sets and microphones.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: Hot New Products

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, it’s not uncommon for the old and the new to cross paths. For more than a century, NAMM has been the place to showcase the latest innovations in music-related products. In 2013, we witnessed the rebirth of a synthesizer that was originally released in the late 1970s, and we were also introduced to a new kind of interface.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: Blurring the Line between Project and Professional

The annual NAMM show just wrapped up in Anaheim, California, and as they have every year at this time, musicians and gear-heads alike experience an influx of new and exciting products. NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, and their shows are the place where gear and musical-instrument manufacturers, big and small alike, come to show off their new wares.

Holiday 2012: Key Accessories for Keyboards

If you decide to take up horseback riding, a few key accessories will be required when you arrive home with your newly acquired thoroughbred. Besides a saddle, you’ll also need horseshoes, a stable, bales of hay and a trough from which your new horse can drink.

Hands-On Review: Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones

Whether you work professionally in sound or you’re just a music fan, headphones are essential items that you use every day, and when a product is so central in your life, every single detail about its design and performance is important. If any aspect of your headphones fails to satisfy, you’ll encounter it again and again, and it will be a constant bother.

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