Koss Corporation today introduced its latest creation in the form of the STRIVA TAP in-ear headphones. Known as the world’s first Wi-Fi headphone system to receive music directly from the internet, these in-ear headphones enable you to enjoy your favorite Internet radio stations while in the hotspot area.
The STRIVA TAP comes equipped with the CAP (Content Access Point), which provides the Wi-Fi access when a router or hotspot isn’t available. You can also use them just like standard headphones by plugging them into any stereo device using the included audio cable.
The Koss STRIVA TAP allows you to control your listening experience using innovative capacitive touch controls on the face of the device. No word on pricing at this moment. [Koss]
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]
Etymotic has this week unveiled their newly revamped ETY-Kids3 in-ear headphones, which have been specifically designed with children in mind. The ETY-Kids3 have been created to provide children with a safe way to listen to Apple devices and are fitted with volume limiters to protect children’s ear drums.
The ETY-Kids3 earphones also block background noise, and provide high-definition sound quality. Mark Karnes managing director of consumer products for Etymotic explains:
“Most parents understand that earphones can pose a real threat to hearing health, but are unsure how to manage their kids’ listening time or material,” – “Our goal is to provide a peace-of-mind solution for concerned parents who want to establish good listening habits while children are young.”
The ETY-Kids3 is also equipped with a three-button control and a mic designed for use with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new ETY-Kids3 are expected to arrive in stores and online towards the end of the month for around $80.
HTC has today officially announced the arrival of their new HTC Sensation XE complete with Beats Audio, which was leaked earlier this month. The HTC Sensation XE is the first HTC smartphone to be equipped with the new Beats Audio following the recent partnership between HTC and Beats Audio.
The new HTC Sensation XE is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, supported by the same 768MB of RAM included in the original Sensation.The Smartphone will come supplied running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and HTC user interface version 3.0 installed over the top.
The HTC Sensation XE is also equipped with a larger battery together with either a 8GB or 16GB microSD card to store your tunes on. As well as a FM radio, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, 4.3-inch nHD S-LCD display with Connectivity provided via quad-band GSM, dual-band 3G with HSPA support, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0.
The Sensation XE is slated to launch in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East sometime this month, though price and a possible North America launch date remain unclear. Scurry past the break for more details in the full press release, along with an extra shot of Dre’s in-ear headphones.
Ecko is looking to add six new earbuds headphone designs to its range next month with the launch of the Zone, Chaos II, Stomp, Lace, Zip, and Chain headphones ranging from $12.99 to $39.99 in price.
The most intriguing of the range will be the Zip styled earbud headphones that combine a traditional functioning clothing zip within the headphone design, as the image below reveals.
Steve Kops Mizco’s Vice President of Sales for the *ecko Division explains:
“For the first time in the headphone category’s history, Fashion & Function are major influences on product development. As a result, retailers have a brand new opportunity to merchandise headphones not just on their sonic quality, but now on the fashion likes of their consumers. Traditional, all black headphones are being replaced with vibrant colors, unique silhouettes, and superior technology to their predecessors.”
The Zip earbud headphones featuring a functioning zipper cord, are available in red, gold, blue, white, pink and purple, for $29.99.
Source: Crazy Engineers
V-Moda has announced the True Blood Maker limited edition in-ear headphones that feature 8mm V-MASQUE drivers for a consistent sound experience with vibrant bass, vivid mid-range and high. Limited to just 400 units, these headphones are sculpted from Zinc Metal construction and feature a Kevlar-reinforced cable, a 45-degree flexible 24K gold plated plug, and four sizes of BLISS 3.0 (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicon) ear tips to insure a comfortable fit. $150 is all you need to bring home these high-quality headphones.
Via - [V-Moda]
Klipsch is now preparing the release of its first headphones specifically targeted for use with Android devices, the Image S4A in-ear phones. This new audio offering works with Android 2.1+ and will make good use of the Klipsch Control App which will be a free download on the Android Market.
The S4A features 8.5mm dynamic moving coil micro speakers, a noise-isolating design, removable, oval ear tips, a frequency response of 10Hz to 19KHz, an impedance of 18 Ohms, a 3.5mm jack, and in-line controls.
Klipsch’s Android-friendly headphones are bundled with a protective carrying case and are supposed to cost $100.
It was first showcased at the CES 2011 in January and Sennheiser has finally decided to start selling its new CXC 700 Noise-cancelling in-ear Headphones which utilizes the NoiseGard / digital system by offering three noise-cancelling modes that were optimized to reduce low, medium and high frequency noise.
According to the company it is capable of active noise cancellation up to 23dB, however one triple A (AAA) battery is needed for the experience. They come with a 1.4-meter long cable, there is a control box attached to the cable, a frequency response of 20 to 21,000 Hz, it has the TalkThrough function which enables users to communicate without removing the phone, plus it features a sleek design enhanced with metalized components.
The CXC 700 Headphones also comes bundled with three sets of ear adapters, an in-flight adapter, a 6.35mm jack plug adapter, a small carrying case, a diaphragm protector, a AAA battery and a cleaning tool for the price of $319.95 but you can get it on Amazon for only $229.95.
The new Monster Jamz Control Talk in-ear headphones are virtually indestructible with a heavy weight design. Solid precision-machined single-billet metal housing cancels unwanted vibrations for the purest sound. These headphones feature a hard chrome finish, an adjustable ear hooks that keeps earphones in place comfortably for active lifestyles, a built-in remote control & mic for music hands-free use, and a cable management system that controls cable with slider and cable management clip. The Monster Jamz Control Talk in-ear headphones are priced at $119.00.[Product Page]
The new Audio Technica ATH-CKS90i in-ear earphones are currently available in Japan via GeekStuff4U. Designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad, these headphones feature an inline remote control, a built-in microphone, and a 3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug. The Audio-Technica ATH-CKS90i comes with a couple of 13mm drivers, which offer a frequency response of between 5Hz to 25,000Hz, and a 16-Ohm of impedance. Folks in Japan are able to buy these high quality in-ear headphones for $223.
Via - techfresh