If you are searching for a new high-quality over-ear headphones, then check out the Focal Spirit One. Designed to be used on-the-go, these headphones feature a pair of 40mm drivers with a passive sound isolation, an adjustable headband and a detachable cable. There is also an in-line three-button remote and microphone, which is compatible with iOS devices.
The Focal Spirit One over-ear headphones are priced at $279. Each purchase comes equipped with an airline adapter, a soft travel bag, a jack adapter cord and a hard storage case. [iLounge]
While earbuds undoubtedly have the ability to offer up audiophile quality sounds (think Shure SE535), the type of sound offered and the comfort will no doubt differ from headphones. This has led to some users purchasing both headphones and earbuds to suit their needs, but if you don’t think you have the money for high-end headphones and earbuds, this Ear Adapter by designer JC Karich might be worth checking out.
As the name itself has probably implied, the Ear Adapter allows users to fit their earbuds into slots on a headphone-like structure (which includes cushioning for the ears), thus providing users with the comfort and styling of headphones. We have to admit that this is a pretty clever idea and while we can’t speak for the quality of the audio after it has been adapted into the Ear Adapter, its design is currently available on Thingiverse and can be printed out on a 3D printer if you have access to one. In the mean time you can check out the video below to see the Ear Adapter in action.
Bowers & Wilkins is ready to release the P3 on-ear headphones. Available in a white or a black version, these headphones feature a pair of 30mm Neodymium drivers that produce a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz with a 34-Ohm of impedance.
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 on-ear headphones also have a custom-made, ultra-light acoustic fabric on the ear pad covers to improve the sound quality. These on-ear headphones also feature a foldable design, allowing you to slip them in your jacket pocket, or stow them away in their own hard-shell carry case.
The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones will be available in June 2012 for $199.99.[Bowers & Wilkins]
Most of us would associate denim with the material that we wear when we put on a pair of jeans. You know, the hardy material that looks good even as it ages, and you need not wash them too often – even better when you are wearing a pair of black jeans. I also remember denim being used elsewhere – like for my pair of Levi’s glasses, the case itself was wrapped in denim. Enter the Plattan Denim headphones from Urbanears, and from the name alone, you can tell just what kind of material encases the outside – denim, of course!
The Plattan Denim is said to be the latest staple in the Urbanears collection, where it was specially designed to fit like your favorite pair of jeans, and will be part of the second model which rolled out recently as part of the Urbanears Editions range, which is actually a special line of headphones that was designed to offer a little bit of extra oomph whenever you wear it out.
Fashionistas will definitely be able to appreciate the Plattan Denim, as it comes with a raw denim finish which will gently age over time. Not only that, brass accents and indigo colored ear cushions as well as a fabric cord will complete the cool look, and one thing is guaranteed – you should never, ever send the Plattan Denim for a wash, since it is not designed to be water-resistant, let alone waterproof.
For those who are interested in picking up a pair of the Plattan Denim Edition, it was already pre-launched over at Apple Stores and Apple.com in the US a couple of days ago, and will be available worldwide at Urbanears retailers as well as through online channels this coming May 23rd. The asking price? Well, it really depends on which side of the pond you live in, and even then, the local denomination will differ, although the numeral figure remains the same. Time to whip out those calculators and ask a friend from the US to send one over, no? After all, we are looking at price points of $80, 80€, £80, 800 kr and 800 dkk.
The Sony MDR-ZX600 over-the-ear headphones are now available for purchase in the Japanese market via GeekStuff4U. Priced at $120.90, these headphones feature a pair of 40mm drivers that produce a frequency response of 6Hz~25,000Hz with a 40-Ohm of impedance and a maximum input of 1,000mW.
The Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones also feature a 1.2 meter Y-type cable and a 3.5mm gold-plated audio jack.
ou have been tired of tangled headphone cords in your pocket? Of course, you can use an extra cord organizer, or the following CordCruncher tangle free headphones.
The CordCruncher is an innovative, tangle-free headphones designed by Jay Johnson. As we can see from the images, the CordCruncher headphones feature a unique elastic sleeve as an integratedheadphone cord organizer that can not only organize the headphone cords, but also give you complete control of the cord length from 16 inches to 3.5 feet. You even can wrap your CordCruncher headphones around your wrist as a bracelet for easy access. Moreover, each speaker driver measures 10mm in diameter, and features 16Ohm impedance, 104db sensitivity and 20Hz-20,000Hz frequency response in order to offer you nice sound for your favorite music.
At present, the designer of the tangle-free headphones is raising fund on Kickstarter. Pledge $20 will let you own a limited-edition CordCruncher headphone. If you’re interested, jump to Kickstarter official site for more details or check out the following demo video first.
Amazon has started offering the Monster Gratitude in-ear headphones. Priced at just $199, these headphones feature a premium rose gold finish, a high-performance Monster cable for astounding sound quality and a specially engineered noise isolation architecture that blocks unwanted noise. The Monster Gratitude in-ear headphones also have the Monster ControlTalk for on-cable iPhone and iPod playback control and iPhone/music phone hands-free calling. Each purchase comes equipped with a protective carrying case.[Product Page]
Sony has recently announced two new pairs of XBA Balance Armature headphones in Japan – the high-end XBA-2VP and the more affordable XBA-1VP. The XBA-2VP is expected to retail at ¥19,800 (~$240) while the XBA-1VP will go for ¥8,715 (~$106). Both headphones are expected to work with iOS and Android devices and will come with a dedicated microphone and remote control.
Both headphones will feature a double-layered housing that will reportedly block off ambient noise and prevent sound leakage. The XBA-1VP will sport a Liquid Crystal Polymer and one full range driver unit, while the more expensive XBA-2VP will feature magnesium inner lining housing with a woofer that will help deliver better bass. Both headphones are expected to be made available in the Asia Pacific region come May, but only pricing for Japan is available at the moment.
Slim and compact designed, the newly released Pioneer SE-MJ541 Headphones is also available up to four colors to choose including Gold, Black, White, and Red. The SE-MJ541 is great choice for customers those who want to outdoor entertainment or on traveling.
The Pioneer SE-MJ541 Headphones is easy to use for your ears that thanks to its Low-resistance urethane leather ear pads. Features a 9Hz~30,000Hz frequency response, 105dB/mW sensitivity, support for maximum input at 1,200mW and up to 1.2m of cable length for easy to connect to media player devices. $105.40 reasonable price.