Along with the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, Xiaomi also announced two new peripherals at its keynote today. The Mi Box Mini is a smaller version of its Mi Box set-top box, which is essentially an Apple TV-esque device meant for streaming content from your smartphone.
The Mi Box Mini is extremely small and can just plug in straight into a power point. Read more »
Last year, Philips announced the Fidelio M2L headphones designed to work with Apple’s Lightning connector. At CES this year, Philips announced a new model, the Fidelio NC1L that also includes built-in noise cancellation.
Just like the M2L, the NC1L includes its own integrated DAC and amplifier for converting the pure digital signal from the Lightning port into audio signal for the drivers. It also includes four microphone array for the noise canceling feature to work. Read more »
Sennheiser has updated its premium Momentum series of headphones. The current Momentum and Momentum On-Ear now feature improved design for better comfort as well as the ability to fold them for easier transportation.
Along with that, the company also announced two new wireless versions of the Momentum headphones. They feature the design improvements of the second generation models, but cut the cord and go for Bluetooth (aptX) to transfer the data. The headphones feature built-in controls to control your audio playback and calls, as well as NFC for pairing easily with your smartphone or tablet. On top of that, they also feature active noise-cancelation, which is not present in the wired models. Read more »
Phiaton BT 220 NC is the Korean manufacturer’s latest wireless in-ear offering. The noise-canceling Bluetooth 4.0 headset replaces the already stellar Phiaton PS 210 BTNC on top of the company’s in-ear lineup.
In past encounters, I found Phiaton headphones to offer a good balance between design, build quality, sound, and value. Read on to find out if the BT 220 NC matches the standards set by its predecessor! Read more »
The LG Tone Infinim HBS-900 is the top-of-the-line model in LG’s Bluetooth headset lineup. Its highlight are the retractable earbuds, with the cables hiding inside the body of the neck band.
The harmon/kardon insignia is not present here by accident either. This stereo Bluteooth headset has some serious audio credentials to match its premium price tag.
Another selling point in favor of the headset are the LG G3-specific features. LG has made sure that the two devices are a great match. In fact, at the time of writing this review there is a great Christmas deal going on in certain markets (Germany for one) where you get the Tone Infinim for free with each purchase of the LG G3.
Coming from the lower LG Tone Ultra HBS-800 model and using a phone that’s different from the G3, I was curious to see not only how good the HBS-900 is but also whether it actually deserves the 50% price markup over the LG HBS-800. On its own, the Tone Infinim currently sells for about $150/€150 depending on the region.
Join me as I take a brief look at this stereo Bluetooth headset in our latest flash review. Read more »
Announced right before this year’s IFA in Berlin, the RHA T10i in-ear headphones are the British company’s most capable offering to date. The headset features innovative construction that includes injection-moulded stainless steel and interchangeable tuning filters.
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Reid Heath Acoustics has already established itself by offering products, which combine quality sound, premium build, and value for money. Hit past the break to find out it the T10i fits in the same mould! Read more »
Apple and Beats Electronics took the wraps off the Solo2 Wireless headphones. As its name suggests, the headset is a version of the company’s popular on-ear model without the wires.
The Beats Solo2 Wireless headset feature the same design as its wired sibling. Read more »
The House of Marley Liberate headphones sit in the middle of the company’s on-ear lineup. The headset aims to deliver attractive looks, eco-friendly materials, and House of Marley’s signature sound for less than $100.
In past encounters, I found House of Marley headphones to cut a fine balance between style, sonic experience, feel good factor, and price. Let’s find out if the Liberate on-ear model fits into the same mold. Read more »
The Korean manufacturer of high-end headphones Phiaton took the wraps off the BT220NC wireless in-ear headphones with noise-cancelling tech. The headset will replace the Phiaton PS210BTNC in the company’s product lineup.
Phiaton BT220NC feature large 14.3 audio drivers and active noise cancellation that blocks 95% of ambient background noise. Read more »
OnePlus introduced the Silver Bullet Earphones. In line with the Chinese manufacturer’s philosophy behind the OnePlus One, the headphones combine eye-grabbing looks, stellar build quality, and attractive pricing.
The OnePlus Silver Bullet Earphones feature brushed aluminum. Read more »
Apple has slashed the prices of all the Beats products on the online as well as the retail Apple stores. The store has always had Beats products but Apple now has direct control over the pricing since the acquisition of Beats.
The discount is available on the company’s line of headphones, earphones and speakers. The discount is not permanent and will be available only till August 23. Read more »
Want a pair of headphones that pack a biometric optical sensor?
Then keep an eye out for the SMS Audio BioSport earbuds, which help to monitor your heart rate. Read more »
Razer has announced a new series of peripherals called Chroma, which is essentially some of its existing products with a multi-color backlight option.
The first of the lot is the BlackWidow Ultimate Chroma, which is basically identical to the standard BlackWidow Ultimate, except for the backlighting. Whereas the BlackWidow Ultimate has a standard green backlight, the Chroma ups the ante with a multi-color backlight that can display the full RGB spectrum of colors, with 16.8 million possible combinations, if Razer is to be believed. Read more »
Are you a fan of premium headphones, but don’t want to invest in a pair of Beats?
Well then you may want to take a look at Samsung’s upcoming Level series. Read more »
Beats is notorious for getting publicity by giving athletes free pairs of their headphones. During the Olympics, competitors could be seen rocking Beats around their neck, UFC fighters are also usually seen wearing the iconic (and expensive headphones) on their walkouts to fights as well.
It looks like the Beats brand was able to also capitalize on the World Cup even after the games were over: by giving Germany’s team a pair of Gold headphones for its victory. Read more »