By Christian Zibreg on Jul 28, 2015
Motorola held ‘A Better Mobile Relationship’ press event this morning to announce some new hardware, including the third-generation Moto G handset, a second Moto X called the Moto X Play and its brand new flagship, the Moto X Style.
In addition to the new smartphones, the handset maker has released a pair of new wireless headphones: the $59.99 Moto pulse on-ear headphones and the $69.99 Moto surround in-ear earbuds.
Both are Bluetooth 4.1-compatible and use Motorola’ companion iOS app called Motorola Connect for battery management, easy pairing, Find My iPhone-like functionality and other perks. Read More
By iDB Deals on May 18, 2015
A studio-quality listening experience doesn’t have to mean huge headphones. These Earjax Lyrics earbuds deliver big sound in a small package—and right now, you can get them for $34.95 at iDownloadBlog Deals.
By Christian Zibreg on May 12, 2015
Tuesday, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a new patent grant which covers the overall design of the Beats Mixr over-ear headphone.
As you know, the Cupertino company acquired Beats, the audio hardware maker and the streaming-music provider, back in 2014 in a transaction valued at $3 billion.
Officially titled “Audio listening system”, the patent covers the ornamental design for an audio listening system. As shown and described, it specifically details a design feature allowing users to rotate each driver up and behind their ear, a prominent feature valued mostly by DJs. Read More
By Jim Gresham on May 3, 2015
While wearing my Apple Watch on week one, I kept feeling like something was missing. After listening to this week’s Let’s Talk iOS, Jeff clued me in. I was missing the music capability. It is somewhat surprising that Apple precluded Apple Watch from playing music through the speaker. Most likely, it is a move to conserve battery power and prevent a poor listening experience on such a small speaker.
Enter a renewed need or desire to have a good set of Bluetooth headphones. Coincidentally, I was contacted by Phiaton to review their Chord MS 530 headphones and happily accepted. The M-series headphones are known for bold styling with a modern appeal and high build quality. Having previously reviewed the Bridge MS 500 wired headphones, I was happy to take a look at the more robust, wireless and noise canceling older brother. Read More
By iDB Deals on Apr 30, 2015
We had a ton of great deals in April. As the month comes to an end, we’ve rounded up our four most popular deals of the month for you – check out our best deals below. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 25, 2015
If you’re wanting to listen to music privately, directly from your Apple Watch, you’re going to need a pair of Bluetooth headphones. So for those of you who picked up a Watch this weekend, and don’t already own Bluetooth headphones, we’ve put together a list of some we think are worth checking out.
The list contains 10 options, ordered from cheapest to most expensive, and it features various styles and price points for all tastes and budgets. It’s also been curated to only include headphones that have received positive reviews from well-respected publications, or customers on websites like Amazon. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Apr 19, 2015
When I reviewed the RHA MA-750i earphones a couple of months ago, I wrote about how they made me enjoy music again, and I stand by that to this day. When I wrote that review in February the MA-750i earphones were the best I had ever used.
They’re not anymore. Read More
By iDB Deals on Apr 16, 2015
Enjoy portable sound with these ultra-lightweight earbuds. Listen to music, take calls and more with the Wireless Feather Bluetooth Earbuds. With our sale at iDownloadBlog Deals, you can get them for just $25 including free US shipping, or $29 with free international shipping. But the deal ends Friday, so you need to act now. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 10, 2015
Apple’s Beats Electronics announced new colorways for its popular Solo2 wireless headphone line on Friday. The 3 new colors are Gold, Silver, and Space Gray— the same offered on iPhones, iPads and the just-launched ultra slim MacBook.
While Solo2s already came in a variety of colors, these new options will allow customers to buy headphones to match their favorite Apple devices. Other than that, however, these new headphones are identical to other Solo2 wireless models. Read More
By iDB Deals on Mar 31, 2015
One of our most popular products from iDownloadBlog Deals, the Cloud Buds wireless Bluetooth headphones are only available for $25 through Wednesday, April 1. They’re also available internationally for $30, and both US and international versions include free shipping. But after Wednesday, both prices will be increasing, so act now if you’re looking for a great pair of Bluetooth buds on a budget. Read More
By iDB Deals on Mar 27, 2015
If you like to listen to music while exercising, on the move, or just in comfort at your desk, this pair of portable headphones might be for you. Lightweight, comfortable, ergonomic and stylish, the Active Wrap headphones are a great budget option for bluetooth headphones. Get them for just $24 at iDB Deals, with free US and International shipping. Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 20, 2015
Following a report last month, Japan-based blog Macotakara was able to snag a look at the kit Apple Store employees will use to allow customers to try-on in-ear headphones before making a purchase.
The urBeats, Beats Tour, and PowerBeats 2 Wireless, all made by the Apple-owned Beats Electronics, and the RHA MA450i, JayBird BlueBuds X, and the Bose QC20, are seen in the kit that Apple Store employees will use to help present to customers. Read More
By iDB Deals on Mar 16, 2015
Enjoy premium quality sound without the hassle of wires with the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones, now 53% off at iDownloadBlog Deals. If you’ve been looking for a great pair of over-ear wireless headphones but don’t want to break the bank, this is the deal for you: they’re just $69.99. Read More
By iDB Deals on Mar 12, 2015
Never be a slave to cables again with the sleek Bluetooth Cloud Buds. These stylish and contemporary headphones provide a clear listening experience, free of tangles and annoying trip-ups.
As well as offering a great way to listen to your favorite music, the noise canceling earbuds include a built-in microphone and remote, allowing you to take calls and stay in touch wherever you may be. They come with optional ear hooks and a choice of different sized and shaped earbuds, ensuring maximum comfort with minimum disruption for your ear shape. They have also been completely re-engineered from previous models to provide a stronger, fuller sound with lighter – but no less durable – hardware. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Feb 23, 2015
Music can be a very personal choice, and the same goes for the hardware that we use to enjoy it.
Just take a look at the sheer number of options on the table when looking to buy a new set of earphones. Taking price out of the equation for now, it’s clear that everyone has different tastes based on what they are looking for from earphones. Do they want the best sound quality that money can buy, or do they want something with a logo on the side that is going to make them look cool in front of their mates? What about design – do they want bright colors and patterns or do they want something understated?
Since choosing earphones isn’t simply a case of picking the best sounding option at a price you can afford, just browsing the myriad of earphones on Amazon can be daunting to say the least, with many simply resorting to choosing something with a name they know or the best looking specifications. What they need is a good, solid recommendation.
So before we go any further, here it is. Buy the RHA MA750i. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2015
Ever since the iPod’s heyday a decade ago, I was been wondering whether Apple in its pursue of miniaturization might eventually come around engineering an iPod shuffle of sorts that would be entirely embedded inside the firm’s In-Ear Headphones.
But as Apple hit the brake on iPod innovation amid rise of the iPhone, my dreams have remained mere wishful thinking — up until now. A German company called Bragi has created a tiny earbuds that contain an embedded MP3 player, a comprehensive fitness tracker and a host of other features. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 8, 2015
As The Verge reported Thursday, Consumer electronics maker Philips took the wraps off its new on-ear headphones that don’t have a built-in battery, instead drawing power from the Lightning port of an iOS device.
The Fidelio NC1L features noise-cancelling technology which uses four different microphones to suppress background noise. Audio quality is improved further thanks to the use of Philips’s own integrated 24-bit digital-to-analog converter instead of the one built into iOS devices. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 22, 2014
Although this has been running for a couple days now, it’s worth noting that Apple-owned Beats is running a nice holiday promotion that offers discounts on select headphones and speakers and free next-day shipping on all in-stock items at the Apple Online Store.
As Bryan Wolfe of AppAdvice writes, the special promotion offers the Solo2 headsets for $179.95 instead of the regular $199.95 price point. As for the latest Studio Wireless headsets, they are available for $341.95, normally a $379.95 value. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Dec 8, 2014
Headphones are one of those device categories where more money does not necessarily equate to a better quality product. Many branded, read “designer,” headphones cost extra simply because they have a celebrity backing them. There is a single branded headphone line that gets most of the attention and offer a high price tag for entry.
There are ways to more intelligently choose a pair of cans. Make sure the sound is superior quality. Of course, pay attention to build quality, but sound is paramount when purchasing headphones. Start with plastic. If the entire headphone is plastic, start second guessing your purchase. Pulling the Phiaton Bridge MS 500‘s from the box was quite a rewarding experience, complete with machined aluminum, perforated leather, and red stitching. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2014
In addition to a new iPhone 6 television commercial featuring Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and voice messaging in iOS 8’s Messages app, Apple and Beats (which got snapped up by the iPhone maker for $3 billion earlier this year) kicked off a new #SoloSelfie thingy.
In a nutshell, it’s a campaign that promotes the Solo2, ”the world’s best-selling headphone.” Like other Beats campaigns, #SoloSelfie includes more than a dozen celebrities including Kendall, Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Kenan Thompson and a bunch more who can be seen snapping selfies while wearing the high-end headphones. Read More