Skullcandy is making sure gamers have yet another item to put on the holiday wishlist with the official debut of the PLYR2, which is not only the company’s latest gaming headset but also its first effort at a wireless model. It boasts 2.4GHz wireless audio, Skullcandy’s “Supreme Sound” technology, a GMX stereo transmitter for balancing game and voice audio, three different EQ sound modes and an adjustable boom mic that can be flipped up to mute. The PLYR2 is available in black, white and teal for $129.99 and follows the earlier release of a budget-friendly $79.99 SLYR wired headset, while a fancier Dolby Surround Sound-equipped PLYR1 is set to debut in early 2013. Now you can shout expletives in style as you get pwned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 — just what you needed, right?
Ferrari fans that are looking for a new speaker system or set of headphones might be interested in the new Logic 3 Ferrari branded products which have been added to their range this week.
The two new products to be added to the Logic 3 Ferrari range in the United States include the Cavallino T350 Headphones and Scuderia FS1 Bluetooth Speaker Dock which have been inspired by Ferraris GT road cars.
The T350 Headphones are available in black and tan, come with a carrying case and an anti-tangle, in-line remote cable for Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices, and are available to purchase $400.
“The Cavallino T350 and the Scuderia FS1 reflect the luxury of Ferrari by Logic3 audio accessories,” says Ashvin Patel, Logic3, CEO. “We’ve worked meticulously with the world’s leading audio designers and Ferrari’s team to create a brand line-up that celebrates the style and technical excellence of Ferrari.”
The Scuderia FS1 Bluetooth Speaker Dock is equipped with a 2.1 speaker system that is powered by patented Class HD Technology integrated with a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), and is available to purchase for $549.
Source: Logic 3
Asus ha presentato le cuffie ROG Orion Pro e Orion. I progettisti del team ROG hanno optato per l’uso di cuscinetti auricolari da 100 mm con driver acustici in neodimio da 50 mm e rivestimento in pelle traspirante di alta qualità, per favorire un miglior comfort d’uso.
Gli auricolari da 100mm, secondo l’azienda, assicurano l’eliminazione passiva del rumore con 30 dB di isolamento dai suoni ambientali ad alta frequenza, come i rumori di fondo e la voce umana grazie alla perfetta copertura del padiglione auricolare, garantendo ai videogiocatori la massima concentrazione durante le partite più concitate.
Mad Catz has announced that it has launched its latest headphones that fit into the Tritton branded gaming accessories line. The headphones are called the Kunai and this particular set is made specifically for the PS3 and the PS Vita. The headset is offered in white, black, and red colors for approximately $60.
The headphones ship with a 14-foot-long cable for connecting to the PS3 and a three-foot cable for the PS Vita. The headphones use 40 mm drivers and have in-line volume control for voice and audio. The frequency response to the headphones is 25 Hz to 20 kHz.
When connected to the PS3, a USB port powers and amplifier for increased audio quality. The ear cups fold allowing them to be worn flat around the neck and the microphone boom is removable. The headphones are available right now.
If you’re a fan of emcee-endorsed headphones, you’re in luck. SMS Audio — the folks behind the SYNC by 50 line — has just announced another portable audio option that gets the recommendation of Mr. Jackson himself. The Street by 50 moniker now sports a wired, on-ear option to go alongside its current over-ear and in-hear offerings. These cans house 40mm pro-tuned drivers, folding hinges and memory foam cushioning while sporting Shadow Black and Ghost White color schemes. Anxious to snag some? Well, you can pre-order a set now, but they’ll start shipping on October 7th — if you’re willing to shell out the requisite $179.99, of course. As for us, we’re patiently waiting on the Keenan Cahill model.
ASUS annuncia l’imminente disponibilità dell’headset ROG Vulcan PRO, prodotto che nasce sulle linee del modello Vulcan ANC e destinato ai gamers professionisti che cercano il massimo delle performance in fase di gioco. La ROG Vulcan PRO utilizza un processore Audio USB ROG Spitfire, che opera a livello hardware e non richiede alcuna installazione di driver. Il suo design contribuisce a una più veloce installazione in occasione di tornei di gioco, ed è conforme alle esigenze delle manifestazioni più professionali che vietano l ‘installazione di driver aggiuntivi. Il ROG Spitfire è l’unico processore di segnale digitale al mondo presente nella categoria giochi per PC ad offrire il vantaggio dell’assenza di driver.
By now, you’re probably familiar with Apple’s latest earbuds. But are they an improvement over their arguably disposable predecessor, you ask? You bet. Still, they’re not going to win out over high-end or even mid-range audio options. That’s to be expected, though — the EarPods do sound better, and, well, they cost 29 bucks and ship with all of the devices Apple announced today. The attractive white ‘buds are packaged in a plastic case that’s quite similar to the enclosure that Apple introduced with its previous-gen step-up set. They’re very lightweight, not that you had any doubts, and appear to be durable enough. The “one size fits all” design worked well in our ears — it wasn’t a snug fit by any means, but we didn’t fear that they’d fall to the ground with the slightest movement.
You’ll net the best performance in quieter settings, considering that they don’t isolate sound like some other options on the market, and if you’re a frequent air traveler or often find yourself working in noisy environments, you’ll probably want to consider other options. That said, folks who don’t need the absolute best or want to save up for a better solution should find these to be sufficient — we didn’t have a chance to do any in-depth testing and analysis, but expect that to come after we’ve had a chance to digest all of today’s new gadgets. For now, you can take a closer look in the hands-on gallery just below.
Sony has pulled the wraps off the new set of headphones called the Sony X Headphones. Headphones are designed to take on the Beats line of headphones, and have similar style. The headphones are expected to ship later this month and will be promoted during the TV show The X Factor.
The headphones will sell for $299 and they are collaboration with Synco Entertainment. Synco Entertainment is a collaboration between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. The headphones feature a folding design come with a carry case.
The headphones also have a removable cord and the unit ships with two cables. When the cables a standard straight cable for listening to audio and the other has an integrated three-button remote control it works with Apple products such as the iPhone.
Sennheiser, azienda che non necessita di presentazioni quando parliamo di sistemi audio ad alta qualità, amplia il proprio catalogo con le cuffie Momentum, una soluzione pensata per chi non vuole scendere a compromessi per quanto riguarda la qualità del suono, ma allo stesso cerca eleganza, buoni materiali per l’assemblaggio e comfort. Le Cuffie Momentum hanno un desing minimalista che risulta però comunque elegante e piacevole; i padiglioni permettono di avere il massimo comfort grazie al morbido rivestimento in pelle e al particolare archetto in acciaio inox lavorato artigianalmente.
Sometimes at trade shows we see funky-looking Windows 8 devices, other times we see bags filled with a morphing rainbow colors and sometimes we see things whose importance falls somewhere in the middle. That’s the situation ZAGG finds itself in this week, as it tries to win attention at IFA amid dozens of laptop / tablet hybrids and 84-inch TVs. The company is in Berlin as we type this, showing off the new ZAGGkeys Pro and Pro Plus, two Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad. Both have a magnetic closure, but the Pro version adds backlighting. Those will be available at the end of September for $99 and $129, respectively. Additionally, the company announced a trio of Caliber gaming headphones, including the Stealth, a pair optimized for mobile devices, and the Axiom, which works with Macs, PCs, the Xbox and PS3. Both have in-line controls. Rounding out the list, there’s the Vanguard, which offers 7.1 channel audio. Look for these in October, for $60, $90 and $130, respectively. The PR’s embedded after the break, though you won’t find much more detail there, sadly.
Sony has announced its newest set of headphones under the MDR-1 brand here at IFA. Produced in collaboration with artists like Katy B, Method Man and engineers like Naweed Ahmed, the classy cans seem to be aiming straight for the Beats crowd. Coming in Wired (MDR-1R), Bluetooth (MDR-1BT) and Noise-Canceling (MDR-1RNC) editions, the latter two includes a one-touch function that lets you instantly pair your headphones to any NFC-compatible Sony device. All three are available from October this year, with pricing still to be announced.
The writing’s been on the wall for some time now, with this having been considered a done-deal back in March, but now the two parties involved are going public. Beats Electronics, the house that Dre built, is acquiring the MOG music streaming service, adding a little content to its brightly-colored can offerings. No word on cost, but MOG is said to have raised $33 million in funding to date, so that might give you a ballpark figure. It’s also unclear how or whether Beats-investor HTC might be involved in this new relationship, but if recent happenings are any indication, don’t go expecting too much on that front.
If you’re looking for something new to wrap around your noggin this coming season, then put it on your radar that Denon will be bringing 11 new sets of headphones to store shelves this August. That number might seem like quite a lot to digest, but it becomes a lot easier when broken down by category. First is the Exercise Freak lineup, a wrap-around earbud design that sells for $149 and will be available in black, blue and yellow. Beyond that, the company has three additional lineups — the Music Maniac, the Urban Raver and the Globe Cruiser — and each will be available in earbud and over-the-ear form factors. The Music Maniac headphones ($349 and $499) are designed to cater to audio purists with an acoustically flat signature. Most notable about the Music Maniac lineup is the top shelf Artisan model, which rings in at a healthy $1,199 and pits itself against other audiophile mainstays such as the Sennheiser HD800 and Audez’e LCD2. Meanwhile, the Urban Ravers ($249 and $399) place a heavy emphasis on bass, whereas the Globe Cruisers ($179 and $499) feature noise cancellation. As a nice touch, each of the models feature built-in microphones and volume controls.
Monster no longer makes the popular Beats headphones after the split between the partners. Monster is still making headphones though and it has unveiled three new sets at the Monaco Grand Prix. The new headphones include the Diamond Tears, VEKTR, and Inspiration. All three sets promise style and quality sound.
The Inspiration headphones are the first over the ear noise cancellation headphones from Monster. The headphones have interchangeable headbands and you can buy different colors, textures and materials to suit your style. The Diamond Tears headphones have a clear diamond style to the headband and outer ear cups.
Monster says that the headphones also have its ControlTalk remote control and microphone for use with the iPhone. The third set of headphones is the VEKTR designed in conjunction with apparel brand Diesel. The Diesel logo is diamond cut on each ear cup. Pricing and availability are unknown.
V-Mode has launched a new addition to their range in the form of the Crossfade M-80 White Pearl headphones which are now available to purchase for around $230. The V-Mode Crossfade M-80 White Pearl headphones are equipped with 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers, together with BLISS noise isolation technology.
The design of the headphones comprises of a lightweight steal flex headband and steel construction, with military-level quality (MIL-STD-810G), supplied in a exoskeleton hard case for protection when not in use. V-Mode explains:
Audio-Technica has been quiet on the noise-cancelling headphones front for some time, but today it announced a new set of sound-nixing cans, the ATH-ANC9. While earlier ATH models block out 85 percent of outside noise, the new version ups the ante to 95 percent. Also new are three Tri-Level Cancellation modes, each tailored to drowning out sound in a particular environment (airplanes, noisy office and libraries, for example). This over-the-ear set has 40mm drivers and an input sensitivity of 100 dB to make the music you choose to hear sound nice and clear. The ATH-ANC9 comes with two detachable cables, two adapters and an AAA battery. It’s available now for $349.95 on the Audio-Technica website and at other retailers. Get the full details in the presser below.
Were you eying Bowers & Wilkins’ P5 headphones, but put off by the initial $300 (now $250) sticker price and not so inclined to the in-ear C5? Someone at the company heard you, as we’re now getting the P3 for a more affordable $200. What changes when you pocket the extra cash? You’ll get aluminum and other hallmarks of buying the British outlet’s audiophile gear, but the cost trimming brings a special “ultra-light acoustic fabric” instead of sheepskin leather and a more portable folding design instead of the pivoting earcups found on the P5. Bowers & Wilkins is light on performance details, but it promises that the design will be comfortable for long listening sessions, and there are both universal and Apple-friendly in-line remotes to make your phone calls and skip tracks. Black- and white-hued versions of the P3 should be hitting American shops in June.
Dopo l’annuncio delle cuffie SE-MJ591 e SE-NC21M, Pioneer amplia ulteriormente il proprio catalogo con una nuova serie sotto il brand STEEZ; tre i modelli proposti: EFFECTS (SE-MJ7211), 808 (SE-MJ7511) e DUBSTEP (SE-D10MT). Il primo modello presenta un look moderno ed è disponibile nei 4 colori: nero, bianco, rosso e marrone, con archetto regolabile e morbidi auricolari; il prezzo di 69.99 Dollari.
Le Steez 808 sono simili al modello Effects ma presentano una finitura lucida e performance audio leggermente superiori: prezzo di 129.99 Dollari. Il modello Dubstep infine è un headset stile “DJ” con colori nero e bianco con fascia imbottita e regolabile; onboard troveremo anche un microfono per rispondere alle chiamate quando viene utilizzato con lo smartphone. Le cuffie Dubstep sono attualmente disponibili a un prezzo al dettaglio suggerito di 99.99 Dollari.
Barnes & Noble has today unveiled a new addition to their line of products in the surprising form of a new range of headphones in the form of the NOOK Audio OE250, and a new pair of in-ear phones the NOOK Audio IE250.
Earlier in the month rumours were circulating that Barnes & Noble would be entering into the music business, but the release of the new headphone range if definitely a surprise for most.
Currently no information about pricing is mentioned on the Barnes & Noble website, but its thought they are going to be priced around $50 for the headphones and $20 for the in-ear.
Its also rumoured that Branes & Noble are also considering or developing a new audio dock to accompany the range. But nothing has been officially announced as yet. But if we learn anything new we will as always keep you updated.
Source: Barnes & Noble
Pioneer ha rilasciato le cuffie SE-MJ591 e le SE-NC21M, ideali per gli ambienti dove è particolarmente difficile ascoltare musica per i rumori esterni. Il modello SE-MJ591 è progettato per una riproduzione audio ad alta precisione attraverso l’intero spettro, presenta soffici cuscinetti auricolari e un archetto per il massimo comfort durante lunghi periodi di utilizzo. Le I-MJ591 SE sono cuffie leggere e prevedono un elegante e resistente custodia protettiva per una maggiore trasportabilità.
Le cuffie SE-NC21M invece sono ideali per gli ambienti rumorosi visto che riescono a ridurre il “rumore” esterno fino al 90%. Le Pioneer SE-NC21M saranno disponibili a maggio con un prezzo al dettaglio suggerito di 119.00 Dollari; le cuffie MJ591 SE, disponibili da questo mese , hanno un prezzo di 299.00 Dollari.