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CES 2015 - Audio maker Scosche publicly launched its sportCLIP collection of earbuds for athletes and active people. The company showed its sportCLIP BT Bluetooth headset and sportCLIP 3 with tapIT remote and mic during CES 2015.
The earbuds promise good quality sound with integrated controls so wearers can play/pause music, skip tracks and adjust volume directly with controls located on the cable.
The Scosche sportCLIP BT and sportCLIP 3 will be available during Q1 2015 for $79.99 MSRP and $34.99 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Sennheiser has launched its URBANITE XL Wireless headphones during CES 2015, offering the new headphones to deliver high-quality sound.
The headphones make use of the apt-X codec and has Bluetooth and NFC support to mobile users. A touch control panel is located on the right ear cup so wearers can easily adjust volume, skip tracks, and receive and make phone calls. Voice prompts also are available.
With the Sennheiser URBANITE series, we've created a range of headphones that deliver an emotional, powerful club sound on the movie," said Dr. Christian Em, director of product management at Sennheiser. "But the generation of Millennials knows more and demands more. Now we can offer the URBANITE design including wireless freedom."
CES 2015 - Audio company A-Audio has unveiled the Rose Gold Lyric On-Ear Headphones during CES, the first addition to its LUX line.
The headphones have a diamond-quilted leather band and octagonal bezels located on each ear cup. The ear cups have memory foam padding to better isolate sound and still feel comfortable. A-Audio also provided dual jacks so owners can share music with friends, along with 40mm customer drivers and anti-vibration aluminum.
The headphones will be available for early-access in February, sporting a $199 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Optoma announced it acquired NuForce at the end of 2014, and didn't waste any time before adding to the NuForce line, launching the NE750M and NE800M earbuds.
The NE750M are made of an aluminum body that was designed to be comfortable and durable. Owners can answer and disconnect from calls directly through the earbuds, along with navigating their playlist.
The NE800M are made from carbon fiber, promising reduced vibrations that help provide a clearer sound quality. With a frequency response from 10Hz to 40kHz, there is a bit of additional sound quality delivered when compared to the NE750M.
NFC is a fantastic addition to any audio or technology device, unless you own an Apple product. All you've got to do is enable it, tap your phone on the system and you're connected and good to go in a matter of seconds. Don't believe me? Take a look at our overview of the Artic S113BT and see how easy it is on my Samsung Galaxy S4.
Patriot's BeatStreet has this great feature, but you can also connect it to your device through general Bluetooth methods or even a 3.5mm AUX cable, enabling you to listen to your tunes as you please. As with most of these products, it's charged via a microUSB port located at the rear of the device and features the ability to work as a hands-free device for your smartphone.
Daring to be a little different, the Patriot BeatStreet also doubles as a clock, giving you a white light display at the top of the product.
CES 2015 - HDTV and display maker Sceptre has unveiled the SoundBase TV Audio System, a mix between a Bluetooth speaker and sound bar. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0, the SoundBase allows users to connect devices and stream audio wirelessly directly to the unit.
The SoundBase supports HDTVs up to 55-inches and under 65-lbs, with four speakers and subwoofer combing for 75 watts of surround sound audio.
"The SoundBase is a two-in-one speaker with the power to immerse you into a movie and wirelessly stream your favorite songs via your cell phone, tablet or computer," said Cathy Chou, VP of operations of Sceptre. "Our SoundBase gives users the ability to enjoy high-quality sound without having to purchase expensive and unattractive home theater speaker systems."
CES 2015 - Speaker and audio company ECOXGEAR is now working with SunCore, a semiconductor solar-based product company, to develop the ECOXGEAR high-density solar panels. The lure of solar-powered outdoors products isn't necessarily new, but was rather inefficient until recently.
The PV panel technology utilizes a solar panel made with a 3D crystalline structure, so light is captured more efficiently during daylight hours. The SunCore solar panels are more efficient than traditional panels, so ECOXGEAR HD solar panels will be able to save more energy each day.
"By exclusively utilizing SunCore's impressive solar technology, we will be able to give our users an untethered experience like no other," said Greg Fadul, ECOXGEAR co-founder. "Our devices will harness the incredible power of the sun at all times of the day, literally making the brightest star in the galaxy your power plug."
CES 2015 - Set to provide gamers with immersive and deep sound quality, ROCCAT's last installment to their CES 2015 onslaught is the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog headset.
Designed with Noise cancelling technology build into their dual-mode, in-cable remote means full immersion without distraction. ROCCAT proudly states that sound quality is paramount when designing their Kave models, stating that "our tweaks based in part on customer feedback and our own sound engineering goals have catapulted the XTD 5.1 Analog's audio to new heights."
Alongside increased sound performance, ROCCAT claims that 25 percent of the total weight has been taken from this headset, when compared to previous Kave models.
CES 2015 - Using Las Vegas as their platform, Turtle Beach have sent out a press release commenting on their Spring 2015 release of the Stealth 500X and Elite 800X Xbox One compatible gaming headsets.
Featuring DTS 7.1 surround sound and set for retail at the $200 mark, Turtle Beach are wanting to blow away the competition with their new Elite 500X offering. This headset is a world's first, by offering this 7.1 surround sound with Xbox One compatibility.
This release is followed by news of the Elite 800X, bringing even more world firsts to the table. Alongside containing DTS 7.1 surround sound, this headset comes with cool features such as customizable presets, a magnetic charging stand and swappable speaker plates - with Turtle Beach claiming this is the most optioned headset to be available on the market.
CES 2015 - Audio maker Sennheiser has expanded its Momentum headphones line, including new Momentum wireless and Momentum on-ear wireless models. The new models have increased wearing comfort and a new foldable headband design.
Sennheiser included NFC technology so pairing the headset to a mobile device is even easier - with the Apt-X codec helping deliver better sound quality. The wireless headphones also make use of NoiseGard active noise cancellation, with ambient noise monitored and blocked. Calls can be answered directly through the headphones, and music volume control is integrated.
The new Momentum headphones will be available starting in January, with support for Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows devices.