News & Reviews

Here’s Why $2K Custom In-Ear Headphones Are Totally Worth It

Back in March, I extolled the benefits of spending $449 on Audeze SINE with Lightning cable headphones and upgrading your portable music experience. I argued that for fans searching for more from their music, upgrading to premium headphones would provide more detail in sound compared to out-of-the-box white Apple Earpods. I still stand by that story.But many readers pointed out that SINE are traditional on-ear headphones that are not as conducive to commuting as say a pair of Apple Earpods....

Hearing loss increasingly a reality for people of all ages

Though hearing loss is synonymous with aging, medical breakthroughs aim to halt that process in the future.Cutting-edge technology is also helping young people retain their hearing even while they’re bombarded with earbud, headphone and surround-sound clamor.Though still in its infancy, research by biotech companies centers around experimental drugs, gene therapy and stem-cell remedies to regrow the part of the cochlea that gets damaged naturally as people age.The idea is for these...

Etymotic ER4XR In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Etymotic Research didn't jump on the headphone bandwagon. Rather, the company helped hitch up the horses and get the wagon rolling. With roots in acoustic research and hearing aid design, Etymotic developed its first high-performance, noise-isolating earphone, the ER4, back in 1991. The company currently offers a variety of earphones at lower price points, but various iterations of the ER4 have remained the flagship offering. In its latest update, Etymotic has introduced two versions: the...

EarTech Music Dual Driver Custom Molded In Ear Musician Monitors Headphones

"A Diamond In The Rough, Great Build Quality, Awsome Sound at a great price" Pros - Affordable, Balanced sound, A+ Customer ServiceCons - They don't advertise other then that for the price I can't find any.EarTech Music -- Have you ever heard of them or Ear Technology Corporation? Well, me neither. This review is for EarTech Music Dual driver custom in-ear monitor. I ran upon this company one day while I was actually doing a search for "Ear Werks," and I must have typed something...