Pioneer describes their new Rayz earphones as “Lightning smart” and “The iPhone’s perfect accessory.” After using them since Judie brought me a pair from CES, I would agree with that and add they are “brilliant at noise cancellation” and “among the best deals around.” Priced at just $99.99 and $149.99, they are worth every penny.
With wireless being the way that so many headphones have been going, and with built-in 3.5mm jacks becoming rarer, it might seem, I don’t know, maybe a bit retro to review a pair of wired-only headphones. Even so, the Focal Listen Closed Back Over-Ear Headphones are worth a look.
I recently reviewed the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones; now I’ve got their slightly more upscale brother, the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 SE, in hand. Everything I enjoyed about the BackBeat PRO 2 is present (do check out their review if you haven’t already), but with the PRO 2 SE headphones, there is even more to love.
A successfully crowdfunded product, the Basslet, is the first wearable subwoofer for your body that sits on your wrists. We had the opportunity to check the product, so let’s get right into it.
Jabra is an audio company that is known for their high-performance premium headphones. And a lot is the same with their Jabra Elite Sport earbuds, a competitor in the completely wireless headphone market looking to take down Apple’s Airpods. We had an opportunity to check them out, so let’s see if they can compete with the Dash and Airpods.
At CES 2016, Judie and I had a chance to check out the Plantronics BackBeat FIT. We were impressed and said so in our review last February. (Read the review.) Fast forward a year, and the BackBeat FIT is still going strong. A few things have changed, so we thought we would take a second look.
As a guitar player, I’ve been aware of the quality of Marshall products for most of my life. The fact that they are not just a guitar amp company, but they also make speakers and headphones is great. I recently received the $199 Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones to review. The styling is cool as heck, but what about the sound?
I recently interviewed Jonathan Levine, the founder and CEO of the New York-based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic, about his company and their products. We’ve become big fans of the brand since their 2014 launch, and it was winderful to have a moment to talk to Jonathan about the company.
Scandinavian furniture has clean lines and, too often, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism and style. Sit in such furniture and… you will be pleasantly surprised. The Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones reflect this same Scandinavian design language. The have clean lines and, like the furniture, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism.
V-MODA has consistently created some of my favorite headphones. That includes their over-the-ear, their on-the-ear and their in-the-ear models. It’s no small feat to succeed at all three approaches to headphones and yet V-MODA has done just that. It is no surprise then that I was excited to check out their Forza in-ear headphones. Do the extend V-MODA’s winning record?
Graceful, sensual, sleek, plush, refined, swanky, superlative yet practical and … these aren’t the words I’d usually use to describe a pair of headphones, but the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones deserve those adjectives and more.
Let me get this out of the way up front- I hate Apple EarPods., I don’t like the way they look. I don’t like the way they feel in my ears and, too often, they don’t even stay there. I’m not a fan. Thankfully, for under $60 the Scosche HPL1 earbuds can happily take the place of the EarPods.
Another one my favorite CES visits each year is with Harman. As someone who absolutely loves AKG, JBL and Harman Kardon audio products, time at the Harman display space is like being a kid in a candy store. I missed it, but Judie spent some quality time before heading to see Sting in concert.
One of Judie’s and my favorite stops at CES each year is Plantronics. We love their headsets and appreciate the way each year brings new refinements to already great products. Judie recently reviewed the BackBeat Pro 2 headphones and loved them. (Read Judie’s review.) That’s just one of the headphones they showed her during their CES 2017 meeting.
To be honest, it is increasingly tough to impress Judie and me when it comes to audio products. It’s not that we have such discerning ears (although we do… lol) but that we have been privileged to listen to some amazing headphones and speakers in recent years. That noted, RHA more than impressed Judie during her visit with them.
Audeze, a leader in premium audio products took to Showstoppers this week to announce their iSINE VR headphones.
YEVO Labs took to CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas to announce their YEVO 1, a new generation of smart headphones that are not only wireless, but promise to innovate courtesy of some elite features.
Scosche has announced a partnership with Rockstar Energy at this year’s CES of rugged products optimized for the outdoors and extreme sports arena. The release includes rugged wireless, portable speakers, battery packs, cables, and headphones. These products are perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle from athletes to rock stars.
LucidSound, an innovator in gaming audio hardware finally announced their highly touted flagship headset today at CES 2017 here in Las Vegas.
Braven is one of those brands that when you see the name, you already know you’re going to get your money’s worth. So it’s no surprise the booths at CES 2017 were booming with anticipation about their latest fleet of products.
At $59.99, the IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones are an inexpensive way to cut the cords while keeping the music playing. Available in Black and Red and White and Tan, they are on-ear wireless headphones from the company that knows a thing or two about how important our mobile devices are to us. After all, IFROGZ is now a part of…