Muzik Headphones To Share Music Directly

Muzik Headphones To Share Music Directly

By Lisa Johnston On Jul 30 2013 - 3:17pm

The Muzik headphones will have a $299 price tag when they ship in the fourth qua
The Muzik headphones will have a $299 price tag when they ship in the fourth quarter.


Miami Beach, Fla. — Muzik said it is readying a pair of headphones that will enables users to share music directly from the headphones.

The company also said it plans to unveil a full line of smart audio products, but further details weren’t available. The headphones and audio products are said to be part of the company’s “Social Smartware” intentions, which it described as “the seamless connection of consumer electronic devices, content and social media platforms to make music instantly discoverable and shareable in an effortless way.”

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CAD Audio Offers New Sessions Headphones Color Combos

CAD Audio Offers New Sessions Headphones Color Combos

By John Laposky On May 17 2013 - 3:26pm




Solon, Ohio –– CAD Audio is rolling out new custom color options for its flagship Sessions MH510 headphones.

The company said the new line is in response to "numerous requests from artists, producers and users."

The new Sessions MH510GD headphones in gold/white are now available, and will be followed to market by chrome/white, high-tech gray/white and pink/white color options.

Sessions headphones are currently available in black, white/red, black chrome and black/orange designs.

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Audyssey Develops Headphone Technology For Mobile Devices

Audyssey Develops Headphone Technology For Mobile Devices

By Joseph Palenchar On May 10 2013 - 3:40pm




Los Angeles – Audyssey has developed audio technologies that headphone suppliers can use to optimize the sound output of specific headphone models connected to smartphones and tablets.

The technologies also maintain perceived bass response that would normally be lost at lower listening levels.

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B&O Play Expands Headphones With Fashion-Forward Models

B&O Play Expands Headphones With Fashion-Forward Models

By Lisa Johnston On May 8 2013 - 12:40pm

The H3 over-ear headphones come in tan and black.
The H3 over-ear headphones come in tan and black.


New York — B&O Play, a sister brand of Bang & Olufsen, held a press event on Wednesday to formally announce the U.S. debut of its two newest headphones.

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Sony Adds New X Headphone Model

Sony Adds New X Headphone Model

By John Laposky On Feb 28 2013 - 1:00am

Sony’s new X05 headphones in red and silver
Sony’s new X05 headphones in red and silver


New York -- Sony today began taking preorders for the latest addition to its flagship X headphones line.

The X05 on-ear model features 40mm drivers and neodymium magnets to produce a frequency response of 4 to 24 kHz.

Pressure-relieving urethane foam earpads and a tightly sealed acoustic design offe passive noise cancellation and improved extended bass, the company said.

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Beats Sues Yamaha Over Headphone Design, Patents

Beats Sues Yamaha Over Headphone Design, Patents

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 11 2013 - 10:05am

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Los Angeles – Beats Electronics filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that three Yamaha Pro series headphones infringe on the company’s trade dress and two patents.

 Beats said it had notified Yamaha Corp. of America (YCA) that the Pro headphones violated its patents and trade dress but said Yamaha continued to manufacture and sell the infringing models.

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Plantronics Ships Headset With In-Vehicle Charging

Plantronics Ships Headset With In-Vehicle Charging

By Lisa Johnston On Jan 31 2013 - 2:38pm

The Blacktop 500 is designed for commercial drivers
The Blacktop 500 is designed for commercial drivers


Santa Cruz, Calif. — Plantronics took the wraps off a Bluetooth headset with in-vehicle charging that’s meant for commercial drivers.

The Blacktop 500 is an in-vehicle version of the company’s Blackwire 710 headset. Its in-vehicle charging system is designed for unlimited talk time.

The headset also has road- and engine-noise cancellation, an adjustable headband and multi-device connectivity.

A full charge delivers up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 10 days of standby time. iOS devices can make use of a headset battery meter.

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Hi-Fun Bringing Wearable Tech Line At CES

Hi-Fun Bringing Wearable Tech Line At CES

By John Laposky On Jan 4 2013 - 4:35pm

Users of the Hi-Call Bluetooth talking glove can listen through their thumb and
Users of the Hi-Call Bluetooth talking glove can listen through their thumb and talk through their pinky.


Las Vegas — Hi-Fun USA will be at International CES next week to debut lines of Bluetooth accessories, portable speakers, iPhone and iPad add-ons, headphones and power cables from Italy-based design house Hi-Fun.

The company’s flagship product is the Hi-Call, a pair of knit winter gloves with a Bluetooth speaker and microphone sewn into the thumb and pinky of the left glove. To take or make a call, a user speaks into the thumb and listens through the pinky, without having to remove the glove.

Capacitive technology in the fingertips allows touchscreen use.

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Denon Adds Maniacs & Ravers

Denon Adds Maniacs & Ravers

By Lisa Johnston On Jan 4 2013 - 12:16pm

The new Music Maniac models are the AH-D340 (left) and AH-C250.
The new Music Maniac models are the AH-D340 (left) and AH-C250.


Mahwah, N.J. — Denon added six models to its budding headphones brand this week.

 The new additions, all currently shipping, are designed as lower-priced options for the lifestyle brand, the company said. The additions include two Music Maniac models and four Urban Ravers.

The Music Maniac models include the on-ear AH-D340 ($299 suggested retail) and in-ear AH-C250 ($249). The new Urban Ravers will come in a choice of two new color designs for the on-ear versions ($199), and two new in-ear color designs ($99.99).

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Polk Expands Headphones Selection

Polk Expands Headphones Selection

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 30 2012 - 1:49pm

Polk Audio is expanding its headphone selection to 10 models.
Polk Audio is expanding its headphone selection to 10 models.


Baltimore — Polk Audio is expanding its headphone selection to 10 models with the brand’s first three headphones designed for use with Android smartphones and with a new noise-canceling headphone that adds hands-free microphone and in-line Apple controls.

Each model is available in multiple colors.

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