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March 5, 2016 • Reviews

The Best Headset for Your Gaming System is Now Only $99

Full disclosure: All winter I’ve attempted to stay in the house as much as possible and do as much gaming as I possibly could. Over the Christmas holiday I ended up receiving an Xbox One bundle set with Madden 2016 included, and the only thing Microsoft did not include in the package was a headset. …

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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Want a Pair of Planar Headphones? Check Out HiFiMAN’ S HE400S Headphones

Over the past few weeks I’ve been testing out the HIFIMAN HE400s Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones, after talking to a friend at CES about what company is set to take over the headphone market, and the first name they mentioned was, you guessed it, HiFiMAN. So let’s get into it! If you’re not familiar …

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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Listen and Travel in Quiet Luxury with the AKG N60NC On-Ear Headphones with NC

When AKG says the AKG N60NC Noise Cancelling Headphones deliver, “First class noise cancelling headphones fine-tuned for travelling” they aren’t using hyperbole. No, they are describing their newest on-ear headphones with NC. I used them for a weekend trip to Atlanta and they were nothing short of terrific. They sound great, are comfortable, and the …

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February 22, 2016 • Reviews

JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Canceling: A Traveler’s Dream

I logged over a third of 2015 in travel, and 2016 is shaping up to be more of the same. International flights are the worst, as I have a terrible time trying to sleep between the engine noise and cabin chatter. The obvious solution is a pair of noise-canceling headphones, and that’s why I love …

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February 19, 2016 • Reviews

The Bragi Dash Is Only Fast at One Thing: Dying

Typically when you spend $299 on a pair of earphones, you’re expecting quality, but you’re also expecting some flaws. Well, that’s exactly the case with the Bragi Dash. So let’s get right into it. I originally backed the Bragi Dash February 23rd, 2014 after scouring Kickstarter for $199 (early bird pricing) with expectations of getting …

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February 15, 2016 • Reviews

Monster ClarityHD Wireless Headphones Review

I am not a big fan of the Apple earbuds that came with my phone, so I am always searching for replacements. Monster is looking to replacing your earbuds with the $79.95 ClarityHD High-Performance Wireless Earbuds. Not only is Monster looking to improve earbud performance, but to also cut the cord with this Bluetooth option. Let’s …

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February 10, 2016 • News

Have Uber Bring You & Your Valentine Some Master & Dynamic Headphones Today!

If you happen to be a fan of Master & Dynamic headphones like I am, live in the New York or San Francisco area, and possibly are considering ordering yourself a pair of their headphones, you’ll be happy to know that you can have them delivered to you courtesy of UberRush!

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February 3, 2016 • Reviews

Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones Review

Just when I thought that I’d seen almost everything with regard to high-end headphones, along come the Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones to show me that I know nothing, Jon Snow.

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February 2, 2016 • News

Master & Dynamic Announces Their Palladium ME05 Earphones

Most of our readers already know my love of Master & Dynamics products. Well it seems as if they just continue putting out some great products as earlier this week they announced their Palladium ME05 Earphones. The new earphones will retail at $199. Made of solid brass and then coated with the rare and durable …

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February 1, 2016 • News

M-Edge TrueWireless Headphones Truly Cut the Cord

While at CES 2016 we had a chance to check out the upcoming TrueWireless Ear Buds from M-Edge. These are wireless ear buds with a difference. They not only cut the cord to your device but they cut the cord between ears! For $149.99 you’ll get two separate ear buds that work in tandem. Here’s …

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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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