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ROAM Ropes wireless Bluetooth headphones let you live the untethered lifestyle

Listening to your favorite music can be done in many different ways and methods, and depending on one’s personality, one might just prefer to settle for a regular speaker system, while others would want to enjoy something that is more personal to the tune of a pair of headphones. When we enter headphone territory, there will also be many different choices to pick from – some of us would not mind getting a wired model simply because we believe that it delivers better sound, while others would want to enjoy the freedom of a wireless pair. ROAM caters for the latter group, where their ROAM Ropes happens to be a premium, mobile audio platform that reproduces sound that is true to the artist’s intention.

ROAM Ropes happen to be wireless and Bluetooth-enabled, where it will come with an audio equalizer which can be personalized thanks to the ROAM mobile app which is known as ROAM EQ, allowing users to be freed from a “one sound fits all” listening experience. As users are given the freedom to adjust the audio frequencies in their Ropes, ROAM EQ will then empower listeners to customize their own sound based on the type of music they listen to as well as how they would like to enjoy it. Not only that, ROAM EQ will also come with pre-sets for various music genres, offering a fast, convenient path to audio customization.

Majority of the listeners out there would say that an artist’s studio rendition is the ultimate listening experience, and with this in mind, ROAM will partner with both new and established artists to create a unique collection of ROAM Sound Signatures. Out later this coming summer, ROAM users will be able to download from a library of artist Sound Signatures directly to their ROAM EQ app, which would then connect them to the artist and their recordings in a groundbreaking new way for the music industry.

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New versions of Razer Hammerhead Pro announced

gallery-razer-hammerhead-pro-v2When it comes to headsets and earphones, there are many different kinds of models to choose from, and it all depends on what you are going to use it for. For gamers who would need something that works in a crystal clear manner without any kind of compromise so that they can know what is going on in-game, then the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones would be able to do the trick quite well, taking into consideration Razer’s prowess when it comes to gaming peripherals that they have released over the years. .

The all new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 and Razer Hammerhead V2 will both arrive with an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft-grade aluminum, while flat-style cables make them ideal for mobile gaming and music use. Specially engineered for improved acoustic clarity as well as more powerful bass for which the Razer Hammerhead series is famous for, the in-ear headset and headphone will also come equipped with extra-large 10mm dynamic drivers, which would be a 20 percent increase compared to the earlier generation.

The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 will boast of a trio of quick-action control buttons on the in-line microphone, which will play nice with both iOS and Android devices. There is also a trio of ear tip sizes to choose from and an optional bi-flange attachment that delivers superior sound isolation, in addition to customizable comfort for increased versatility. Not only that, an included splitter cable enables it to be connected to devices with dedicated audio and microphone jacks.

As for the Razer Hammerhead V2 which was developed for users who want a streamlined mobile audio solution, it will come with all the features of the Pro V2, although it would miss out on the in-line mic and controls. Expect the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 to go for $69.99 a pop while the Razer Hammerhead V2 would retail for $49.99 each as they both arrive next month.

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Audiofly AF240 over-ear headphones more than a decent attempt

audiofly-AF240There is always a first for everyone and all companies, otherwise progress would never be made. Having said that, Audiofly’s maiden attempt at a pair of over-ear headphones has resulted in the Audiofly AF240 that claims to be able to blend the elements of sound, style and comfort into a masterful manner. I would suppose that words alone are unable to do justice to the Audiofly AF240, as one will definitely need to spend some time with it before it actually grows on you, but let us take a look at the hardware specifications in the extended post, shall we?

Specially designed with superior sound and absolute comfort in mind, Audiofly’s AF240 claims to be able to meet audio enthusiasts’ critical standards – and more importantly in these economically trying times for many people, also to target the value-conscious music fans’ budgetary needs. Originally announced at CES earlier this year (boy, how fast has time flown, right?), the Audiofly AF240 boasts of honest sound thanks to its 40mm neodymium drivers, which ensures a detailed and faithful reproduction of the artists’ music, the way that the artist would originally have wanted it to sound.

Audiofly claims that the AF240 brings together a perfect combination of function and form thanks to its beautiful, minimal, low-profile design, where the headphone itself is constructed with a polycarbonate body and sports alloy arms for a lightweight feel. It has been designed with a self-adjusting headband and memory foam ear cups that delivers ultimate comfort, paving the way for users to listen for extended periods of time without experiencing any listening fatigue, and the custom fit isolates up to 20dB of outside noise without needing to compromise on the sound, hence letting it tune out unnecessary noises in planes, commuting and other noisy environments.

The AF240 will arrive in black or vintage white shades for $249.99 a pop.

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Urbanears Sumpan earphones could help you out in a mess

Urbanears-SumpanWhen it comes to earphones and headphones, you can be pretty darn sure that the likes of Urbanears are definitely an old hand in the industry, having had its fair share of offerings in the past which will surely have impressed you from time to time. Well, this time around, Urbanears has come up with something that is slightly off the cuff in the form of the Sumpan earphones which are touted to help you organize your stuff – and inadvertently, your life.

While the Sumpan earphones might be minimal in its appearance, this is a lightweight semi-earbud that certainly packs in its fair bit of personality. Of course, boring is not part of the equation, as the Sumpan will boast of a colorful palette, a flexible on-the-go attitude, and unexpected features such as a behind-the-neck hook function, as well as easy to wash earbuds (that are also replaceable, just in case you were wondering) which will be able to deliver the full range audio performance with a deep base and clear sound.

Apart from that, Sumpan will also be accompanied by a range of handy features which will make life just a little bit easier. For instance, you will be able to hook up Sumpan right behind your neck whenever you are not making use of them with the handy hook solution. Similar to the other Urbanears headphones that have been released in the past, Sumpan will be accompanied by a fabric cord which will help to reduce distortion which is caused via friction and a mic and remote that are compatible with both iPhone and Android.

Those who are interested in picking up the Urbanears Sumpan will be able to do so without having to break the bank, as it comes with an asking price of $35 a pop. Any takers who would want something that will help ease their life?

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Skullcandy Sport Performance range gets two new earbuds

skullcandy-xtpyloSkullcandy is a name that many of us are familiar with when it comes to trendsetting headphones, where they have even come up with a Women’s headphones and earbuds collection in the past. Having said that, the company does not look as though they are going to relent anytime soon when it comes to the rolling out of new devices, and their Sport Performance range is now on the receiving end of a couple of earbuds – namely the XTfree wireless and XTplyo earbuds (which you can see above) which will target both genders, meaning the men are not left out of the equation this time around.

Skullcandy came up with the innovative XTfree and XTplyo in order to meet the demands of high intensity interval training, which is a common kind of training methodology that is shared across Skullcandy’s diverse roster of athletes. The end result would be products which are more than capable of enhancing even the most intense training sessions thanks to category leading durability, stability and leading audio quality.

It does not matter if you are a weekend warrior who is preparing for your first 10K running race or if you constantly make world records fall like a pack of dominos, the XTfree and XTplyo products have been specially built in order to perform during the high intensity workouts – regardless of whether you are a world beater or not. Should the world class athletes be satisfied with the performance of either, then there really is no reason left for the ordinary man on the street to complain about the hardware that Skullcandy pushes out.

The XTfree will also debut Skullcandy’s MicroSport Tech with Bluetooth functionality, where it tips the scales at less than 16 grams, making it one of the lowest profile and lightest earbuds in the market. These high-performance wireless sport earbuds will also feature an OnBoard microphone and remote which enables the user to take calls, adjust volume and control their music while working out, sporting a half dozen hours’ worth of battery life to boot.

The $99.99 XTfree is Skullcandy’s lightest and most secure wireless sport earbuds, while the $49.99 XTplyo earbuds deliver a secure and sweat resistant fit that can survive your most intense workouts.

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Sony VPL‑W5000ES brings 4K goodness to the home projector market

sony-vpl-vw5000esProjectors – those are dime a dozen in the market, and with so many different models to choose from, just which particular one do you think you need to settle for? It really depends on the kind of budget that you have, as well as the movies you love to indulge yourself in and amount of space that you have to play with. Cramped homes would do extremely well with short throw projectors due to the lack of space, while larger boardroom settings and lecture halls would benefit from a full fledged projector – even better yet if you are one who simply cannot live without more than high definition images – case in point, the Sony VPL‑W5000ES projector.

The Sony VPL‑W5000ES projector happens to be a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRDTM laser light source projector, and it also holds court as Sony’s new reference-quality unit which is the first projector designed specifically for home cinema use that boasts of 4K resolution and will be powered by a laser light engine that delivers a whopping 5,000 lumens of brightness. Not only that, it is also compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), as it emulates the new BT.2020 color gamut, and covers the full DCI color space.

If you are looking for projectors that are made specifically for the home theater market that provides full 4K resolution imagers, then there are no other names in the market apart from Sony that does so. With Sony’s advanced SXRD panels which have been designed to produce outstanding native device contrast, they will work well with the laser light engine in order to deliver an infinite dynamic contrast ratio and 5,000 lumens of color light output.

Sony’s Advanced Motionflow feature will also help to reduce blur and maintain brightness, while the VPL-VW5000ES’ extremely fast imagers enable viewing of fast action content, this even more so at sporting events, with great smoothness, even with 4K signals. There will be an HDMI input that is HDCP 2.2 compatible, where this input has enough bandwidth to accept 4K 60p signals up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit. You can place a pre-order for the Sony VPL-VW5000ES now as it is tipped to ship next spring for a jaw-dropping $60,000 a pop.

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V-MODA, reveals their Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear headphones

V-MODA is always at the forefront of technology over the years, and one of their achievements would be to offer the first 3D printed personalized wearable technology just earlier in the middle of this year. This time around, however, V-MODA has slightly different plans by offering their spanking new Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear headphones which claim to offer the “best of both worlds”, where you will be able to enjoy not only wireless, but also wired modes for hybrid listening.

V-MODA’s acoustics development team intended to improve V-MODA’s renowned signature sound for virtually identical analog and wireless playback, and this meant that the Crossfade Wireless had to go through years of precise engineering as well as design, where they tuned wireless electronics while keeping the iconic V-MODA materials and shapes. Sporting a patent pending dual-diaphragm 50mm driver, this delivers a speaker consistency that is unrivaled which has been “hand-tuned” so that it can complement the human hearing limit variance (+/- 2dB).

Additional skills were also made use to make sure the air flow mechanics and acoustic tuning materials were perfectly balanced. Not only that, it will refrain from the use of a powered EQ, making sure that it delivers a pure audio experience while avoiding unacceptable latency issues when it comes to videos, gaming and DJs. As a result, the refined and improved Crossfade M-100 sound can be experienced in both wired and wireless modes.

It does not matter whether you would want to rock out while being plugged in or cord-free, all that you need to do is to pair your Crossfade Wireless to your Bluetooth device, and voila! You will be able to enjoy your headphones up to a range of 33 feet. The antenna itself has been specially tuned to work with smartwatches’ built-in Bluetooth music players, now how about that? In addition, there is a built-in hidden microphone which has been specially tuned and optimized for phone calls and voice recognition. V-MODA also threw in the rugged Kevlar-reinforced 1-Button SpeakEasy cable for wired use.

Expect the new V-MODA Crossfade Wireless to arrive in a quartet of colors that have been optimized for personalization – Gunmetal Black, White Silver, Rouge and Phantom Chrome, where it will retail for $299 a pop.

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Phiaton PS 202 NC earphones offer peace and quiet for those seeking it

phiatonA pair of earphones or headphones can be a very personal thing – after all, some of us prefer the sports type which will remain in place no matter the kind of vigorous activity which we are involved in, while others are more than happy with a premium pair that while they are not waterproof, let alone sweatproof, they will be able to exude a quality of audio unlike any other your ears have been treated to before. Having said that, there is a myriad of earphones out there to choose from, and it can get rather tricky trying to hunt down the perfect one. With the Phiaton PS 202 NC earphones, this particular set has been specially designed to target the avid traveler, business commuter or just about anyone else who is seeking for a wee bit of peace and quiet.

What does the PS 202 NC earphones come with that makes it desirable for folks who would like to have a little bit of solitude? Well, it will feature a sleek, brushed metal design that comes along with a wide-range of features, where among them include the newly developed 14.3 mm drivers, active noise-cancellation of up to 95% of ambient background noise, and an inline mic and remote. Being able to block out 95% of ambient background noise is certainly something, so this is one pair of earphones that we would advise you against getting if you’re thinking of going jogging with this, as that might prove dangerous or even fatal for you since you would be unable to hear what kind of vehicle is right behind you.

The newly developed 14.3mm drivers will also boast of an optimized vibration system that adds extra emphasis on high frequency clarity and rich commanding bass, while the half in-ear design is more than capable of providing hours of comfortable listening time. With Everplay-X, you can even continue to listen even if the battery runs out, now how about that? The PS 202 NC earphones will come with an asking price of $109 a pop.

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Samsung R5, R3 and R1 wireless audio 360 speakers set to rock your world

samsung-360It looks like Samsung Electronics are not going to just sit there and watch the world go by – as they make and take the effort to spruce up the Wireless Audio 360 speaker range by introducing three new models at IFA 2015. The three new speakers would be the R5, R3 and R1 models, where they are all of the omni-directional variety that feature a new built-in tap-and-swipe user interface in addition to an improved Multiroom app for customers’ smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. I guess the world of wireless speakers have just become all the more interesting with the release of yet another three more models to join in the fray. This just goes to show that Samsung is not all about large screen TVs and high end smartphones only, but they seem to encompass a whole slew of consumer electronics, too.

It looks as though the R5, R3 and R1 models will tread the same path which the R7 and R6 speakers took, where the latter picked up their fair share of bouquets along the way as well. True to form, this new trio of speakers will be able to deliver a similar high-quality, balanced sound, and premium table-top design which should be able to see them fit into just about any home without any issue.

The R5, R3 and R1 models will also stand out with one stark difference – they boast of new physical control options that offer a hassle-free and intuitive user experience. This means you are now able to change the volume, play, pause, or select a different music source all with a gentle touch, tap or swipe on top of the speaker. Expect these new models to arrive Stateside as well as in European markets in the last quarter of this year, where pricing will start from $199 and go all the way to $399.

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Onanoff and their BuddyPhones are set to kick off

Children are like a sponge when it comes to absorbing knowledge and learning, and you can be sure that they are also pretty avid followers of their parents. If you were to wear a pair of headphones many a time you head out for your morning jog, or would like to tune in to your favorite music with some privacy, chances are your little ones, too, would like to enjoy a pair of headphones by themselves. Well, there are not too many kid-friendly headphones out there in the market, which is why Onanoff have kicked off their BuddyPhones, which is part of the “Color Your Music” series.

The BuddyPhones happen to be kid-friendly headphones that will sport new customizable color-in sticker packs. In other words, the kids themselves will get to choose just how they would like to design their headphones and color directly onto the stickers using a set of crayons or markers, before sticking them on the BuddyPhones for a fresh and unique look.

Not only that, in order to ensure that your children will still grow up listening to you – not because they are obedient, but because their hearing is preserved, the “Color Your Music” series sports BuddyPhones will come with volume-limiting technology that is perfect for safe listening, in addition to a bendable and flexible headband and a BuddyCable audio splitter so that up to four friends are able to listen to one device at the same time. The base colors which one can pick from will include Yellow, Blue, Pink, Purple, Green and Orange.

The “Color Your Music” series would be the perfect foil when it comes to helping your kids unleash their creativity as they draw, stick and play. Not only that, the included BuddyCable will give assurance to the little ones that they do not need to fight over time with the iPad, and the asking price of $24.99 a pop is definitely something that is extremely affordable for all of your budding artists or musicians.
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