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The Google Pixel 2 Headphone Conundrum The phone comes with a dongle that accommodates your existing 3.5mm headphones, which may ease the pain. But lose it and you'll have to pay $9 for another—and that's down from the $20 Google was initially charging. Analog Type-C headphones won't [...]

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Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals As Black Friday approaches, you can give your loved ones the gift of music. Or at least the devices that let them hear their favorite tunes with great sound and wireless convenience. Consumer Reports has highlighted the deals on headphones and speakers [...]

Ars Technica [03/12/18, via Ars Technica]
Eyes-on with the HTC Vive Pro: Not a revolution, but also more than ... AUSTIN, Texas—HTC's VR team was out in full force at this year's South By Southwest festival, mostly due to the upcoming film adaptation of Ready Player One. The top floor of a jam-packed, book-to-film "experience" event included an hour-plus wait to [...]

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No Strings Attached: Wireless Headphones That Do It All The hottest development in consumer electronics these days is as close as your ears. Headphone engineers are using some of the coolest cutting-edge technology to create portable earphones that are totally free of wires (finally!). They've designed some [...]

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2017 Nissan GT-R - Top Speed

said, “The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding driving experience at all times, on any road, for whoever sits in the driver’s seat. At the same time, refinement has been added to take the driving experience to an entirely new level. We’re proud to bring you what we feel is the ultimate GT-R that possesses amazing performance, newfound civility, and a rich racing history. ” That’s right, unlike most refreshed vehicles, Nissan actually managed to squeeze a little more juice out of the GT-R’s 3. 8-liter V-6, and that in itself is worth talking about. So, with that said, let’s dive on into the 2017 GT-R and go over all these new developments that promise to make Nissan’s resident and most desired sports car.


AKG N90Q Headphones Review - Chip Chick

Born from a partnership between iconic musician Quincy Jones and Harman Kardon, the AKG N90Q headphones are not your ordinary pair of headphones. Heck, $1,500 for a pair of headphones is not exactly a common thing. So how does Harman justify the price point for these headphones. Inside the packaging is a beautiful case with a gold cover that matches the headphones’ aesthetics to a T. This case is designed to not only stow the headphones, but to charge them as well. We’ve never been fond of having to charge headphones, but we do very much appreciate that Harman has thrown in an extra battery pack for longer flights or car trips.


[03/21/16, via IT Pro]
iPhone 7 latest news: Does new photo show iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods? According to this image, the antenna bands will now sit on the top and bottom edges ... The device will also use new noise-cancelling tech from Wolfson Microelectronics in its audio system, the source said, and accompanying headphones will feature it ... [...]

[02/29/16, via]
Bluetooth earphones come with in-car charger Shenzhen Imipow Electronic Tech. Co. Ltd’s has launched the model IM-305D Bluetooth earphones attached to an in-car charger. The earphones, which can connect to two devices at the same time, can be easily detached from the USB charger. Handsfree calls ... [...]

[02/19/16, via Live Mint]
All about that bass Bose has been making noise-cancelling ... works best with high-resolution audio files (such as FLAC formats), but since most of us use the variable bit rate MP3 files, they do require some sort of processing to sound good on such powerful headphones. [...]

[01/28/16, via NASDAQ]
Koss Sales and Net Income Increase for Q2 Koss Corporation markets a complete line of high-fidelity headphones, wireless Bluetooth® speakers, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling headphones ... in particular, consumer demand for the Company's and its customers ... [...]

[01/22/16, via WLTZ 38 News]
World Patent Marketing Success Group Launches Soundeffects, an Innovative Noise Cancelling Technology for Outdoor Use! "This industry has grown as demand for premium headphones, such as those with noise cancelling features, surged. I project bigger income for this market as consumer spending continues ... we have to scream at the top of our longs to do so. [...]

Variable Noise-Canceling Headphones Let Some Outside Sounds In— on Purpose

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website.Headphone makers have been striving for years to protect your ears from the distractions of daily life, developing and refining noise-canceling technology that allows you to enjoy every note of your favorite without the intrusion of coffee-shop chatter or construction work in the street outside your home.Our headphone ratings include more than two dozen noise-canceling models. (Find out how noise cancellation works,...

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Kinder, gentler, therapy for back painFor back pain, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend starting with treatments such as acupuncture, massage and yoga, and turning to drugs or surgery only when those more active therapies don't work.Consumer Reports lists nondrug therapies.1. Yoga and Tai Chi. These exercises strengthen the muscles in your abdomen and back that are crucial to supporting your back. They also improve balance and flexibility, and help you become...

Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 2s The Studio 2s wireless headphones are a popular—and heavily discounted—item this holiday season. With their over-the-ear design, these Beats are good at keeping outside noise out, making them great for streetwear and commuting. They also keep the music in, which makes them ideal for dorm rooms or open-plan offices. Although they often retail for $380, you can now buy them for $160 at Target and Best Buy. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 3Target is also discounting...

Top 10 Best Amazon Cyber Week Headphones on Sale

There’s a lot to consider when you go to buy a new pair of headphones. For many shoppers, the decision starts with a budget and type of headphone in mind. For example, you might want to spend less than $150 on a Bluetooth headset or under $50 for a pair of cheap noise-cancelling headphones.If you’re not sure where to begin and could use some extra help narrowing down the options, visit Amazon’s headphone buying guide. You’ll start by answering simple questions, such as whether you’re looking...