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Can these crazy Kickstarter headphones possibly be comfy? We tried a pair

The Vie Shair buck conventional headphone designs in an effort to provide a more comfortable listening experience for the user. But can a completely open headphone really work?

This crazy new wearable uses 'neurostimulation' to prime your brain and body for exercise

Halo Neuroscience has released Halo Sport, the first headphones for athletes that make the brain more receptive to training. The idea is that sending gentle targeted signals to the brain boosts motor unit recruitment, which leads to faster…
Virtual Reality

Palmer Luckey wants you to give Oculus Rift’s built-in headphones a chance

Some faithful Internet users took to Reddit their disdain with the Oculus Rift's $600 price tag by blaming the built-in headphones. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, on the other hand, says they're wrong.
Cool Tech

These sensor-studded headphones can sense when you’re in deep sleep, trigger lucid dreams

It's certainly not the first gizmo designed to help you lucid dream, but the accelerometer/headphones approach has the potential to be far more effective than anything we've seen before
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Sony gets stylish with new h.ear on Bluetooth ANC headphones 0:53

Sony gets stylish with its new h.ear on headphones, which claim to allow for "hi res" playback even via Bluetooth thanks to Sony's Bluetooth upscaling engine, but the big selling point here might very well be the splashy design.
Home Theater

BoomStick is an affordable alternative to portable DACs, promises better audio for $99

Portable digital audio converters (DACs) allow you to hear high-resolution music through your normal headphones – at a cost. The BoomStick aims to be an affordable, lightweight alternative that improves the sound that emanates from your…
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DT Giveaway: Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 headphones

Massdrop and legendary headphone maker Fostex has teamed up to release the limited-edition TH-X100, and with the first round gone, this DT Giveaway is your best shot at scoring a pair.

Report: Apple will kill the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7

A Japanese blog cites a source who says Apple intends to do away with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for the iPhone 7 and require users to hook up their cans via a Lightning connector or Bluetooth.
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The $55,000 Orpheus aren't just the best headphones ever, they're a legal high

After months of waiting, pages of hype, and thousands of miles travelled, we finally got the chance to hear Sennheiser’s $55,000 Orpheus to find out if they truly are the greatest headphones in the world.
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At $50K, Sennheiser’s Orpheus are the world’s most expensive headphones

Sennheiser's much-hyped mystery headphones were finally unveiled today. Carrying the same name as Sennheiser's legendary Orpheus headphones from the '90s, the new Orpheus come with a Carrara marble stand, vacuum amplification, and a $55,000…