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Phiaton launches PS 202 NC active noise cancellation earphones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Audio company Phiaton has launched its PS 202 NC earphones, an audio product featuring active noise cancellation designed to block 95 percent of ambient background noise.

 

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The earphones also have a half in-ear design, and should deliver additional listening time. The 14.3mm drivers provide an adequate level of optimized vibration, and includes everplay-x so owners can keep listening even if battery power runs out. For those of you interested in using the earphones while connected to a smartphone, it's possible to use the in-line remote and microphone to manage a playlist and answer phone calls.

 

The Phiaton PS 202 NC earphones are currently available for $109.

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Turtle Beach shows off Star Wars Battlefront-themed headphones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

Audio company Turtle Beach has announced the Star Wars-themed Sandtrooper gaming headset on the same day Star Wars Battlefront will be released to gamers.

 

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The Sandtrooper headset has an over-ear design, high-sensitivity boom mic, 50mm speakers, and pair of removable speaker plates.

 

"With as many Star Wars fanatics as we have at Turtle Beach, it's been hard to not let the droid out of the bag about this unique gaming headset," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "Our top-quality gaming headsets allow us to work with the biggest brands in the world, and we're very happy to continue our ongoing collaboration with Lucasfilm and EA to support Star Wars Battlefront."

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Scosche launches the boomBOTTLE+ waterproof Bluetooth speaker

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

Scosche has launched the boomBOTTLE+ Bluetooth speaker, a waterproof audio device designed to withstand being taken into nature.

 

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The speaker has 55mm drivers and two passive radiators that provide 360-degree immersive audio. It features a 6000mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and 15 hours of playtime, while also being able to charge mobile devices. BoomBOTTLE+ also supports an Outdoor/Indoor EQ function, so music listeners are able to adjust sound based on physical location.

 

The Scosche boomBOTTLE+ is available for $179.99 MSRP.

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CM Storm launches the Pitch Pro in-ear headset with aluminum body

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 1 week ago

For those looking at a set of earphones that will last just a bit longer, CM Storm has announced and released its Pitch Pro series of earphones - sporting 10mm neodymium drivers and an aluminum headset body.

 

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Further featuring a myriad of accessories including three different sizes rubber ear grommets in total, a snap-lock carry pouch, a splitter cable (turns one 3-ring 3.5mm into two 2-ring 3.5mm plugs) and even an airplane adapter, CM Storm's $40 (34,9 Euro) release price certainly doesn't skimp on optional extras.

 

Targeted towards all users looking to game and listen to music on the go, check out our own pre-release review of the Pitch Pro here.

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Hands on with the fully modular Plantronics RIG 500 series headsets

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 1, 2015 12:45 am

Recently I headed down to the Surprise Attack PR agency in Victoria, Australia to check out exactly what Plantronics are looking at releasing in the near future. From stellar beginnings including "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" being broadcasted through the help of a Plantronics product, this audio company is looking to help step up the gaming scene with its new RIG 500 series of fully modular headsets.

 

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Mainly pictured in this article is the RIG 500e. Coming in as the top of the range model with the most options, expect it to he hitting retail shelves soon for a MSRP of $149 ($199 AU in Australia). The 500e is endorsed by the ESL and is known as the eSports edition. Coming jam-packed with features, included in the package is a fully modular design, a closed-earcup with soft leatherette padding, an open-earcup with cloth padding and an in-line extension unit which includes a 24-bit Dolby 7.1 surround-sound USB sound card.

 

All headsets across the range include fully modular design, a microphone that mutes when flipped up and the ability to mix and match your accessories later in life. The standard RIG 500 headset will set you back $59 ($99 AU in Australia), with the middle option 500HD costing $99 ($129 in Australia), but if you're wanting to add the extra ear cups, 7.1 support or change your headband to something awesome in the future when your finances permit - you will be able to log on to the Plantronics website and pick and chose parts as you see fit.

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Turtle Beach launches EAR FORCE Stealth 420X Xbox One gaming headset

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 11:36 am

Audio maker Turtle Beach has launched the EAR FORCE Stealth 420X headset for the Microsoft Xbox One game console. Turtle Beach announced the headset earlier this month, available for $149.95 MSRP.

 

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The EAR FORCE Stealth 420X headset is fully wireless, and is easily installable via USB connection, active mic monitoring, and 15 hours of rechargeable battery life.

 

"As the market leader, we continuously challenge ourselves to innovate and create new headsets with unique offerings for each segment of the gaming audience," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "Our third fully wireless Xbox One headset, the Stealth 420X, delivers the perfect mix of best-in-class features and functionality from its Elite 800X and Stealth 500X siblings for a more immersive and comfortable gaming experience at a great price."

LEPA unveils an outdoorsy BT02 wireless Bluetooth speaker

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 14, 2015 11:29 am

Providing 360-degree sound to all whom will listen, this IP54 rated speaker is water resistant and even fits snug within a pushbike water bottle holder.

 

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For those who are always running out of power, there's the capacity to use this product as a power bank and the rubber coating will ensure clumsy users don't smash their speakers on the first drop.

 

Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, LEPA claims to offer immersive sound and a passive radiator for "rich, deep bass." TweakTown has been supplied with a review unit of this beauty and we shall report back our findings very soon.

 

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Turtle Beach opens pre-orders for a wireless headset called the 420X

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 6, 2015 7:31 am

We're not quite sure if the name of this headset is meant to be a joke aimed at the constant memes and Snoop Dogg 420 references, but either way Turtle Beach has released its 420X Xbox One headset for pre-order.

 

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Set up with a 100% wireless design, this headset features a USB connection to the Xbox One (wireless sender), separated game and voice chat volume controls, an adjustable microphone boom, an over-ear headset design and audio presents with voice prompts.

 

Set for release on July 18 at a recommended price of $179.95, Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark claims this product "will feature our renowned audio and mic quality in a comfortable headset designed to give gamers the most immersive and enjoyable gaming experience."

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Bluetooth headsets are serious business as LG marks 10 million sold

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 6, 2015 1:33 am

As reported in a recently issued press release from LG, NPD Group has announced LG's continued reign over the US Bluetooth headset market since May 2012 - owning a massive 40% market share. Said to be mostly thanks to the TONE headset, LG further bragged that many spin-off copies are currently being made of the TONE globally.

 

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With the 10 millionth TONE headset sold since October 2010, this product has been designed by LG in collaboration with Harman/Kardon and JBL in order to provide a claimed "highest level of sound quality."

 

It seems that LG didn't expect this headset to travel so well at first, with LG Electronics' vice president for Innovate Personal Devices, Seo Young-jae, commenting "Initially we were quite surprised by the enthusiasm of the feedback we received from people who said that TONE was the most comfortable wireless headset they've ever used." He then went on to congratulate LG's R&D department, stating "We stuck to what worked well and improved upon TONE over the years and we're absolutely delighted by the positive reception we've gotten."

BRAVEN launches Balance, a Bluetooth speaker for active folks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 24, 2015 9:38 pm

Audio manufacturer BRAVEN has announced that the Balance portable Bluetooth speaker is now shipping, a new product aimed at consumers with active lifestyles.

 

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The speaker supports up to 18 hours of playtime, powered by its built-in 4000mAh battery that can also charge mobile devices. You can use the hands-free speakerphone and built-in noise-canceling microphone to answer calls. The Balance also has an anti-slip exterior and will survive accidental drops or spilled liquid.

 

The BRAVEN Balance is now available for $129.99 MSRP in six colors: Raven, Alpine, Raspberry, Electric, Sunset, and Periwinkle.

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