Tagged With earphones

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Video: I love seeing the folks of Inspire to Make do their thing because they take small little objects and creatively turn them into something else entirely. First they transformed a nail into a tiny sword and now they have done the always popular DIY project of turning a pair of pistol bullet casings into a pair of headphones.

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Bose has never been an especially fashionable brand for headphones. They're usually serious, finished in blacks and bright silver. The new FreeStyle, though, is a more modern, more stylish take on some high quality earphones from one of the world's most iconic headphone companies.

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James Harrison is a graduate IT & Systems Officer currently completing his Masters in Business Process Management. Over the course of a day, he's constantly confronted by noisy people, places and/or devices. He's also the final winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. James has had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now — and this is his road test experience at drowning out distractions, without actually drowning someone...

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Sam O'Brien works for a software company in a consulting role. Though based in Sydney, he frequently travels around the Asia Pacific region and spends a lot of time participating in phone or Webex sessions — often in noisy cafes, busy airport terminals and chatty offices. Sam was a worthy and ideal winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He's had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience...

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Warren King works for a national motorsport organisation, travels frequently, and is an avid gym-goer. Safe to say he spends a lot of time with earbuds securely fastened to his lobes, attempting to isolate himself from the outside world. Warren is also one of three winners in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He's had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience...

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For the past week or so, I've been kindling a passionate new relationship with a decidedly old technology: A2DP stereo Bluetooth. Sure, we've flirted with eachother a few times over the years, but the spark was never there. But like many relationships that begin with a booze-fuelled encounter, maybe our relationship needed a catalyst to get us going. The catalyst that seems to be working this time are the new Plantronics BackBeat 903+ earphones.

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I've never been a fan of earphones. I prefer my personal audio speakers to have a padded cushions that either sit on, or over, my ears. But when I first put on the Atomic Floyd AirJax earphones, I was so impressed by the comfort and audio quality that I was ready to leave my old headphones behind. Then they broke - both my heart, and literally.