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January 26, 2016 • Reviews

Maroo Audio ICE and GEM Collection Headphones Deliver Fashion-Forward Audio

At CES 2016 we met with Maroo Audio. The company, which makes mobile device accessories, is breaking into the crowded audio market and decided to do so in a big way. It is so crowded that they are initially going after a specific and often underserved market: women. Their ICE and GEM Collections are, in …

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January 26, 2016 • Reviews

They Listened! My Review of Master & Dynamic’s MW60 Wireless Headphones

If you happened to read my review last year about Master & Dynamic’s corded MH40 Headphones last September, you know how much I LOVE the brand, and the only downside being I wanted a Bluetooth option. Well it seems as if they heard me because late last month they sent me over a pair of …

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January 24, 2016 • Reviews

Channel Your Inner DJ with Pioneer’s HRM-7 Headphones

Over the past month or so I’ve had the opportunity to review Pioneer’s HRM-7 Reference Monitor DJ Headphones from their Studio Monitor series, and for a lover in mixing music, or just audio in general, the HRM-7’s are not only unique, but great to wear! As soon as I opened the box and saw the …

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January 18, 2016 • News

Decibullz Cuts the Cord on Their Custom Earphones

We reviewed Decibullz earphones last year and were impressed. The company has found a way to let people create a pair of custom earphones that are molded to their specific ears without having to incur a huge cost or see an audiologist. (Read the review.) Now the company is going wireless with their new Decibullz …

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January 17, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

Jam Transit Micro Sport Buds: Wireless Buds That Work Out

If you like to listen to music while working out, but you don’t like to be wired to your mobile device, then you should invest in a pair of wireless fitness-focused earbuds. But which ones? We’ve covered more than a few on Gear Diary, and the latest under our lens are the Jam Transit Micro …

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January 11, 2016 • News

Our CES 2016 Visit with V-MODA

The other day we published my review of the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. I love those headphones. They are comfortable, sound amazing, and work just as well whether you use them in wired or wireless mode. During CES 2016 we met with Val Kolton, the founder and CEO of the company. Take a look!

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January 10, 2016 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Boomstick Lets Crappy Headphones Sound Better

Sitting on the kitchen table when I returned from CES were a pair of nondescript black earbuds. You know, the free type that reinforce the notion that you get what you pay for. “What are these?” I asked. “I used them for a conference call today,” said Raina. They were the perfect test earbuds for …

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January 10, 2016 • News

Free Yourself from the Bluetooth Collar with Jaybird Freedom Headphones!

You’ve probably tried out bluetooth headphones that either have a collar, or sit over your ear before right? While that might seem practical, but when you’re in the gym, or even casually walking, they bounce around and still don’t solve the problem that plagues bluetooth headphone users. If you’re tired of that problem, you need …

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January 6, 2016 • News

Phiaton Unveils New Headphone Offerings

I’m a big fan of Phiaton’s audio products and have covered many of their various offerings. The company just introduced a fresh new design to its line of premium audio solutions with the BT 460 wireless headphones and MS 300 BA earphones. The two offerings have a new look and new technology. They are updates …

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January 6, 2016 • News

Get a Little Bit More Active with UrbanEars New Headphone Collection!

Are you looking for a pair of sweat proof headphones that will look just as good on your daily commute as they do in the gym? You might be in luck. UrbanEars announced today at CES 2016 their UrbanEars Active collection, featuring their wireless headphone, Hellas, and Ear Buds, Reimer, that will be just as functional …

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January 5, 2016 • Reviews

Blue Lola Sealed Over-Ear High Fidelity Headphones: Experience Music the Way It Was Meant to Be Heard

Last year Dan and I took a look at the Blue Mo-Fi Headphones, and to this day, they are still among my favorites. At $349, the Mo-Fi might be a bit out of grasp for the casual audiophile, though. If you don’t necessarily need the built-in amplifier the Mo-Fi sports, then you should consider the …

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January 4, 2016 • Reviews

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Cuts the Cord Not the Quality

V-MODA headphones have consistently impressed me with their build quality, design, and sound. In fact, V-MODA tends to serve up some of the best, cleanest audio I have ever experienced. Now they have brought that same aesthetic and audio excellence to a pair of wireless headphones. In a word… the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones are …

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November 27, 2015 • Deals, Gift Guides

TRNDlabs Is Offering 20% off Everything Black Friday through Cyber Monday!

TRNDlabs, the guys who brought you the SYEYE Mini Drone and other cool gadgets, are having a 20% off sale site-wide in celebration of Black Friday!  You can finally pick up that limited edition black SYEYE Nano Drone, or even the new SKEYE Hexa Drone, which Gear Diary will be reviewing shortly. Be sure to …

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November 10, 2015 • Reviews

Monster Clarity HD Headphones Review: This Bud’s Not for Me

Monster is synonymous with audio equipment from cables to headphones, and I was very excited to review the new Monster Clarity HD Headphones (there may have been an incident involving a toddler and my previous headphones). The Clarity’s are bud-style wired headphones, and while they look great, we couldn’t find anyone in my house who could …

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November 3, 2015 • Reviews

Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless Headphones Are Light on Your Head, Huge in Your Ears

The other day we reviewed the Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ headphones. I love them but Raina, who likes their sound, found them too big, bulky and heavy on her head. She’s right. Thankfully, I also have a pair of Plantronics Backbeat Sense Wireless Headphones on hand for review. They are light, comfortable and sound great; even …

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October 31, 2015 • Reviews

You Will Love the Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones

The original Backbeat Pro was a thing of beauty. These over-the-ear headphones were comfortable, got a whopping 100 meters of wireless range, offered active noise cancellation, delivered outrageously good battery life of up to 24 hours AND sounded amazing. Now Plantronics has delivered the Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones with HI-FI USB Adapter.

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October 27, 2015 • News

Blue’s New Lola Headphones: 50mm of Sealed Over-Ear Bliss

Blue, a company that has impressed us with their excellent headphones and microphones in the past, has just dropped Lola, their newest high-fidelity headphone.

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October 24, 2015 • Reviews

iClever’s Budget Bluetooth Headphones Review: Affordable and Comfortable

Face it, the summer is over but that doesn’t change the fact that you should still attempt to stay in shape even that it’s getting colder outside. Regardless if you’re hitting the gym or even just walking outside while bundled up, iClever’s Wireless 4.1 Sports Headphones might be for you.

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October 22, 2015 • Reviews

The Monster Limited Edition 24K Rose Gold Over-Ear DJ Headphones Review

I never thought I’d be recommending a pair of rose gold-colored headphones, but here’s the deal: while the Monster Limited Edition 24K Rose Gold Over-Ear DJ Headphones may look like a Mardi Gras parade gone off the rails, they sound pretty darn good. Introverts and people who tend to avoid attention need read no further, obviously.

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October 19, 2015 • Reviews

Audiofly AF78 Premium In-Ear Headphones Offer Comfort That Sounds Amazing

The other day we reviewed the Clublife Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic from Tiesto and Audiofly. Today we jump to the high-end of Audiofly’s in-ear headphone lineup… The AF78. These things are amazing. There are well-built, look great and, most importantly, the sound they offer is nothing short of remarkable. I absolutely love …

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October 16, 2015 • Reviews

Clublife Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic from Tiesto and Audibly

On a train down to Washington a few weeks ago, I pulled out the review sample of the Club Life Adagio Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with Mic that had just arrived. They are one of three pair of headphones from Audibly we will be reviewing. My companion laughed and told me he had just bought a …

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