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A pair of headphones has raised more than $720K in five days — because cat ears

A pair of headphones has raised nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on Indiegogo in five days. The reason for this enthusiastic groundswell of support isn’t some sort of newfangled audiophile-pleasing technology. It's cat ears.
Health & Fitness

Beats, Bose battle over brand exposure on NFL broadcasts

Attempting to promote the brand more effectively during NFL broadcasts, a sponsorship deal between Bose and the NFL effectively boots headphone maker Beats off the playing field during broadcasts.

iPhone 6 may come with Lightning jack headphones: Here’s everything we know

A report from 9to5Mac in June revealed specs for manufacturers for the design of two new Lightning-connected headphone models. The plan raises more questions than answers as users eye their headphones' 3.5mm jacks with suspicion ahead of…
Home Theater

Urban Ears Plattan ADV improve on an already wildly popular headphone

After five years of remaining largely unchanged, the popular Urban Ears Plattan have gotten a makeover. Announced at IFA 2014 are the Plattan ADV.
Home Theater

Zipbuds’ new Slide earbuds promise to terminate your tangling woes

Zipbuds' latest creation is a new take on eliminating headphone cable tangling. The Slide use proprietary technology to merge and separate by sliding a small knob up and down along the top fork. The headphones are about halfway to their…

Apple’s billion dollar bid for Beats approved by the EU

Beats Electronics moves one step closer to brandishing the Apple logo, as the $3 billion deal gains approval from the EU. The European Commission looked into both Beats' product lineup, and its music streaming service, finding no…
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A hood made of speaker cloth? Betabrand aims to create the ultimate hoodie for audio geeks

San Francisco-based Betabrand has created a special type of hoodie made of a speaker screen-like fabric that allows headphones to go outside the hood withouth muffling the sound, along with other audio-oriented features.
Home Theater

These headphones will record 1080p video with the tap of an earcup

New York tech startup Soundsight will release a limited run of its video-recording headphones this month. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are able to simultaneously record audio and video with the help of a rotating, 5-megapixel camera…
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With heart monitoring and no cords, FreeWavz might be the ultimate fitness ‘phones

Just because Apple's forthcoming heart rate monitoring ear buds were a hoax, doesn't mean you have to give up on the idea. A new Kickstarter project, FreeWavz, offer a host of biofeedback features, fully wireless connection, environmental…
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Bang & Olufsen kicks off new line of ‘phones with DJ Khaled collaboration

Danish purveyor of audio goods Bang & Olufsen announced last week that its youth-targeted B&O Play imprint has collaborated with up-and-coming artist DJ Khaled and entertainment firm Heads Innovation to create the B&O Play H6 headphone.
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JBL expands Synchros headphone line with lifestyle and sport options

JBL has expanded its Synchros line with two new subcategories: the lifestyle-oriented E-Series and the athlete-ready Reflect, both of which have Bluetooth-enabled options. The company is releasing six total pairs of cans, including…