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Motion Activated Headphones

Motion Activated Headphones

If buttons bamboozle you, Sony Ericsson’s motion activated MH907 headphones will automatically play when both earbuds are worn; removing one will cause the music to pause.

Siberia Headset V2

Siberia Headset V2

SteelSeries updates their Sibera series; the V2 one features a closed design, larger 50 mm speakers, better frequency response, retractable mic and up to 7.1 USB surround sound.

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Sony MDR-DS7100

Sony MDR-DS7100

Sony’s MDR-DS7100 wireless headphones mean business: they boast 7.1 channel sound, a 50 mm driver, 100 foot range via the 2.4 GHz band and 13 hours of battery life.

Sennheiser PX 100-II/200-II

Sennheiser PX 100-II/200-II

Known for their affordability, portability and premium sound, Sennheiser’s foldable headphones get upgraded: the PX 100-II and 200-II boast better build quality and a 1.2m cable.

Sennheiser RS Headphones

Sennheiser RS Headphones

Sennheiser packs a 1-2-3 punch three wireless headphones: the RS 160, 170 and 180 feature lossless Kleer transmission tech, up to 100 meters range and 18-21k Hz response.

Grado GR8 Headphones

Grado GR8 Headphones

Best known for their over-the-ear cans, Grado’s GR8 is their first foray into the in-ear headphone market; each features a balance moving armature driver and is made in Japan.

Sennheiser MM 400/450

Sennheiser MM 400/450

Designed for travelers, Sennheiser’s MM 400/450 bluetooth headphones feature noise cancellation tech, fold flat, include an airline adapter and can even receive phone calls.

Sennheiser HD 4×8

Sennheiser HD 4×8

Sennheiser’s HD 4×8 headphones are a triple threat; the entry-level HD 428 uses neodymium, while the HD 448 tops out with gold plated plugs and a 16-24,000 Hz frequency response.

Bose QuietComfort 15

Bose QuietComfort 15

The successor to the QC2, Bose’s QuietComfort 15 headphone uses new mics and materials to both actively and passively cancel noise; the QC15 launches 8/20.

Plantronics Discovery 975

Plantronics Discovery 975

Plantronic’s Discovery 975 bluetooth headphones are style oriented, with chrome and pleather alongside dual mics, one-touch controls and a case that also doubles as a charger.

CTS Audio System

CTS Audio System

As slick as the A40 Audio System is, we’ve been hesitating until now: the Cardboard Tube Samurai Edition sports Penny Arcade tags and spearheads Astro Gaming’s Artist Series.

Pick Up Headphones

Pick Up Headphones

As if from a 1980s vision of the future, WeSC’s Pick Up headphones have a plastic and metal that’s at once forward looking and retro; they sport 30 mm drivers with 120 dB sensitivity.

iLuv iEA15 Adapter

iLuv iEA15 Adapter

iLuv’s iA15 adapter lets iPhone and iPod owners use their own headphones; it’s an in-line remote with built-in mic, VoiceOver support for shuffle and Voice Control for iPhone 3GS.

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Klipsch S4i Headset

Klipsch S4i Headset

Klipsch throws its hat into the i-Ring with its S4i in-ear headphones, which include a mic and remote; like Apple’s own earphones, it’ll be compatible with the iPhone 3GS and Shuffle.

Shure SRH Headphones

Shure SRH Headphones

Shure makes their first foray into over-the-ear headphones with the SRH line; it’s a triplet of circumaural earpieces and ranges from the budget SRH240 to the pro-grade SRH840.

Razer Moray+

Razer Moray+

Created for gamers, Razer’s Moray+ in-ear headphones pack an omnidirectional mic; they also includes adapters for the PSP/DS/DSi, thick no-tangle cables and swappable ear-buds.

Alienware TactX Headset

Alienware TactX Headset

Surprisingly tame in design for Alienware, the TactX Headset is a pair no-nonsense gaming cans with closed ear cups, retractable mic, and 3 ft cord with generous 7 ft extension.

Nokia BH-905 Headphones

Nokia BH-905 Headphones

While its “second to none” claim is a bit much, Nokia’s BH-905 headphones are worth a gander with 10 mics that use Wolfson noise cancellation tech, Bluetooth and call/music controls.

Ultrasone Zino Headphones

Ultrasone Zino Headphones

Best known for their uber-expensive cans, Ultrasone goes down-market with these Zino semi-closed headphones; it sports 40mm gold-plated drivers, a chrome trim and a folding design.

HiFiMan HM-801

HiFiMan HM-801

Only audiophiles need apply for HiFiMAN’s HM-801; it’s a souped-up MP3 player with a modular amp bay and a Burr-Brown DAC, good for driving gobs of power to your headphones.

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Eskuché 33 1/3 Headphones

Eskuché 33 1/3 Headphones

Targeted towards DJs, Eskuch√©’s 33 1/3 headphones are vintage-style cans with metallic finishes; spec-wise, you’ll get 40mm drivers and two swappable cords (one with a mic).

Denon AH-NC600

Denon AH-NC600

For those who demand pure sound, Denon’s AH-NC600 earbuds not only reduce ambient noise by 99% but feature a Radial Cascade Damper; it cuts out the noise from touched cables.

LZR Racer Aquabeat

LZR Racer Aquabeat

Iriver’s LZR Racer Aquabeat is an MP3 player that is designed for underwater use; it’s good at up to 3 meters and features 2GB of storage with up to eight hours of continuous playback.

ALP Horn Headphones

ALP Horn Headphones

From cans to blocks: WeSC’s ALP Horn headphones feature funky square earcups; they also sport a convenient dual headband system, with a flexible inner band that fits your head.

Klipsch S2/S4 Earphones

Klipsch S2/S4 Earphones

Klipsch isn’t known for kow-towing to the budget crowd, but their new in-ear S2 and S4 earphones do exactly that: less complex moving coil drivers and a larger enclosure keep costs down.

ColorWare Beats by Dre

ColorWare Beats by Dre

Get a unique pair of Beats by Dre cans courtesy ColorWare; 11 areas and 35 colors are available to customize, as well as your choice of brand new headphones or your own used pair.

Ultrasone Edition 8

Ultrasone Edition 8

Marginally cheaper than the Edition 9s, Ultrasone’s Edition 8 is still a premium headphone, with Ethiopian sheepskin ear cups, Ruthenium plating and MU-metal shielding.

Sony XB Headphones

Sony XB Headphones

Short for “Extra Bass”, Sony’s XB Series headphones pound out ultra-low bass beats; chose between three closed-ear models (XB700, 500, 300) and two in-ear versions (XB20EX, 40EX).

iFrogz NervePipes

iFrogz NervePipes

If your ears perk up for one-of-a-kind gear, iFrogz’ NervePipe headphones come in an amazing 7,260+ color combinations — and that doesn’t include the artwork for earpiece covers.

Tune In Tune Out

Tune In Tune Out

Killing two birds with one stone, GoStereo’s Tune In Tune Out headphones also double as speakers; sound quality is average but it does save you from carrying two devices.

JB-200 BT Headphones

JB-200 BT Headphones

Designed for those with active lifestyles, JayBird’s JB-200 wireless headphones include a tighter fitting earpiece and use Bluetooth to play music as well as handle phone calls.

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