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I love Sennheiser’s very expensive, very handsome wireless headphones. But, unfortunately, I can’t use my Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headset unless I plug in a cord. This is a big problem for wireless headphones — big enough that the company has now stopped shipping the product.
Running is one of the best things you can do for your health. In fact, a recent study found that running for just a few minutes a day lowers the risk of an untimely demise by 30 percent. That said, there is a good way to run and a better way to run. So make the most of your run with these cool and new technologies.
It may be on its way out of Apple’s MacBook line, but the spirit of the magnetic MagSafe connection could live on thanks to a Kickstarter project called Magzet.
Wires are annoying, and listening to the world around you when you’re trying to concentrate on music is annoying. If you’re a modern smartphone or tablet user, the Holy Grail of headphones is a pair that combine good sound quality with portability, wireless connectivity and ambient noise cancelling. Sony’s MDR-ZX750BN headphones will set you back $279, but pack that crucial commuting combo of noise cancellation and Bluetooth.
Video: These Fostex TH900 headphones run for $US1300, which is completely silly and ridiculous and insane, until you watch how they get made. The amount of detail put into each part, the careful consideration of each step, it’s all pretty impressive. I know I would never spend that much money on headphones but I can’t say they’re not worth it.
Throughout the 20th century, radio nerds were trying to figure out how to build the perfect headphones. Over-the-ear varieties could get hot and sweaty. In-ear varieties would fall out. And then there were these clamp-ons from 1927, which looked like the least comfortable of the bunch — despite what the manufacturers insisted.
Gaming headphones are a weird breed; they’re made for extended listening, voice chat and for daily harsh treatment. Gamers play on a wide range of different devices, but Astro’s mid-range A38 is made for the gamers out there that don’t have a console — if you’re on PC, or more likely on tablet and smartphone, this is the headset for you.
Sensors are everywhere — in our phones, watches, and shoes. And now our earphones, too. The SMS BioSport heart rate-sensing earbuds aim to be the audio companion of choice for all you marathon runners, mountain bikers, and other hardcore athlete types who need to know your beats per minute on a daily basis.