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A company that raised over $3 million through crowdfunding has shut down, and nearly everyone who paid for its $200 headphones lost their money

Kickstarter<p><b>A high-tech headphone company called Ossic raised over $3 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to build headphones with surround sound.</b>• <b><br>It</b> …

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones $199

Audio-Technica has this week announced it will be making available its new ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones during July 2018 priced at …

AirMod adapter transforms your wired Bose headphones into Bluetooth headphones

Sometimes you come across a product and instantly wonder how you ever lived without it. If you own a pair of wired Bose headphones, you’re about to …

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds WF-SP700N Launch For $180

Sony has this month announced the availability of a new pair of splash proof wireless earbuds which take the form of the Sony WF-SP700N, and are now …

Consumer Tech

CES 2018: 1More Triple-Driver Over-Ear Headphones

I first bumped into 1More at the 2016 Newport show. They've been focussed primarily delivering high-value with low-cost in-ear headphones for a …

Headphones

Audio-Technica’s QuietPoint Headphones Offer Pleasant Finale to CES

CES is a crazy, hectic week of running around from press conference to manufacturer’s booths, meetings and deadlines. When Audio-Technica offered …

Audiophile

Beats by Dre Taps the World’s Top Winter Athletes For “Above the Noise” Campaign

After tapping Serena Williams, Kris Wu, and more for its global “Above the Noise” campaign, Beats by Dre presents its latest installment, this time …

Headphones

CES 2018: Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro Affordable Sealed Headphones

Like most manufacturers, I find Beyerdynamic's more expensive offerings a bit hit and miss; but unlike most manufacturers I'm pretty consistently …

Audiophile

The coolest audio gadgets of CES 2018

There are gobs of grounded consumer products at CES that are affordable, practical, and can incrementally improve your daily life. We’re talking …

CES 2018 Show Highlight: Sonarworks Headphone Correction Equalizing Software

I got the call a couple weeks before CES. A familiar Public Relations firm wanted me to meet up with a new client. I resisted initially...too many …

Headphones

Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset Review

Binaural recordings are tracks that are created with two microphones and a mannequin head and are often touted as the “ultimate realism test” for use …

Audiophile

Hands On with the New Sennheiser HD 820 Headphones

Sennheiser attempts to bring together the best of both worlds with closed-back headphones that sound as good as open.<p>Luxury audio debuts were few and …

Audiophile

Review: Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC

Commuting in larger cities like Boston has its perks. I haven’t needed a car in nearly a decade thanks to the fleets of busses and subway trains that …

HyperX’s Cloud Flight wireless headset drops the cord but keeps the quality

HyperX is at a point where when it announces a new gaming peripheral, people pay attention. It started with its excellent Cloud headset, and it continues with the company’s long-awaited move into wireless audio with the Cloud Flight. Kingston’s gaming division debuted the Cloud Flight at the …

Like Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, but Speakers

We recently saw the best price ever on your favorite Bluetooth speaker, the Anker SoundCore- $24, as well as the best price ever on Anker’s step-up …

Batteries

Bluetooth Audio Receiver with NFC | Mashable Shop

Make your favorite sound system or speaker go totally wireless by plugging into this receiver with NFC! No need to plug your device into the speaker …

Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound

If you crave uber clarity you've come to the right place: the Astell & Kern Kann will take your music to the next level. The company has dominated the high-quality portable music player market for years, and when you hold the Kann in your hands you'll start to understand why. Measuring a tidy 1 by …

Audiophile

This beanie doubles as a pair of Bluetooth earbuds and is our new reason for living

Now that Jack Frost season is in full force, going through a process of intricate layering to save yourself from freezing your head off is basically …

Seven genius smartphone photo hacks

It should be easier than ever to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos right from your smartphone, right? That’s what Apple’s giant “Shot on iPhone” …

After bragging about beating AirPods to market, Bragi delays Headphone, offers PDF to leave under tree

Accessory maker Bragi has announced delays for its upcoming cord-free earbud product called “The Headphone.”<p>Part of Germany-based Bragi’s story has always been that it was one of the first to market with a truly wireless, cord-free earbud, The Dash. That product didn’t receive glowing reviews over …

Bragi's 'Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods

Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every wire, but boasted a slew of fitness-tracking features, all wrapped in a superslick design.<p>Bragi delivered on …

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

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A friend of mine scored two tickets for a pop-up at the Ramen Shop by Osamu Tomita, King of Ramen in Japan. They say that the <i>Rich Tonkotsu Gyokai</i> …

How to make your headphones sound better than ever

I know it might seem pretty straightforward -- put on headphones, play music - and that's all there is to it. Sure, that works, but with a decent set of headphones you can hear deep <i>inside</i> the music, <i>if</i> you do it right. Much more so than you ever will with a Bluetooth speaker, or even a very decent …

Consumer Tech

Here's how one photographer makes his iPhone photos so beautiful on Instagram

Unlike some pro photographers, Barbin doesn't overload his Instagram with slick, out-of-place-looking DSLR images. He also isn't devoting hours to teasing perfect shots out of limited equipment.<p>Barbin's Instagram is a stream of consciousness — a collage of beautiful things he sees and happy moments …

The story behind Master & Dynamic's mix of sound and design

Master & Dynamic's latest headphones, the wireless over-ear MW60s, may have been announced ahead of CES, but that didn't stop me from getting the story behind the excellent aesthetics. I sat down with CEO Jonathan Levine to find out why design is so important to him and what the results are like …

Straight outta Texas: The Apex Teton headphone amplifier

The Apex Teton was designed and built by Pete Millett, a man with a long history of making awesome-sounding headphone amplifiers. His Web site is chock full of DIY audio projects and experiments for folks handy with a soldering iron. Millett sees himself as "a lifetime electronics geek, I got a ham …

Audiophile

How Apple stays on top of the tech world

For a long time, Microsoft held Windows up as the center of its universe, ruthlessly killing any project that might decrease people's reliance on its cash cow operating system.<p>In the short term, Microsoft enjoyed a solid decade and a half of massive success and became to a lot of people synonymous …

A quick-fire guide to better iPhone photography - Standard Issue

Sick of your phone’s photo album being full of selfies and missed opportunities (“No, if you squint, you can totally see it’s a heron mid-flight”)? …

Marantz unveils its sexy new HD-DAC1 premium headphone amp

Marantz has unveiled another piece of mouth-watering gear to add to your hi-fi collection, this time in the form of its new HD-DAC1 headphone …