Review: Jabra Evolve 75 open office headphone

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Almost every over-the-ear headphone I’ve ever reviewed has been primarily designed for music or video games but if needed could also be used to take calls. This time, we spin things around looking at the new Jabra Evolve 75 wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones optimized to suit the noisy call centre or with the open office in mind .

The Evolve 75 is lightweight and designed to be worn all day. With its spring-loaded extension headband and padded faux-leather ear cups, it fits comfortably over your ears without completely covering them. They also pivot on an angle allowing them to flatten for storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones boast 30 hour battery

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The name Marshall has been around since the 1960s and has been synonymous with sound-blasting guitar amps, but just this week the company unveiled the Marshall Monitor Bluetooth, their first wireless over-ear high-fidelity premium headphones.

At first glance you’ll immediately recognize the classic Marshall black vinyl and Marshall signature script. It also features a padded headband, brass inlays, heavy duty cast metal hinges and the ergonomic ear cups designed to provide enhanced noise isolation. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Jabra unveils Halo Smart Wireless earphones

JabraAccording to a survey commissioned by Jabra, almost 80% of respondents offered that they would prefer to have a single set of headphones for both calls and music, but often found call quality lacked on those devices designed for music. So Jabra came up with their Jabra Halo Smart wireless headphones that give both voice and call, top priority.

The Halo Smart is a rubberized in-ear headphone that wraps around behind the neck. To enhance call quality, they incorporated a high-end mic with integrated wind noise protection. In addition, to make sure you don’t miss a call they added subtle vibrations in the neckband of the unit to alert you when the phone rings. Read More at CanoeTech Blog.

Review: Kidz Gear Bluetooth Headphones with Boom Mic

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When you think of headphones for Kids, you’d likely think- cheap in terms of both price and build quality, often candy-coloured and fairly vanilla in terms of features. But one company doesn’t totally believe in that philosophy. In fact they are quite adamant, touting their latest offering the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Boom Mic as being an adult product built for kids.

They’ve taken this direction, it seems, based on their assumptions that with kids being kids, they also want the same things that adults have. So to that end, the company introduced a fully featured wireless headset with detachable omnidirectional boom mic, ideal for use at home for gaming, on-line chatting and listening to tunes but also suitable for serious school work including activities like language learning.  Read Full Review at G4TV Canada.

 

Winter Inspired Holiday Headphones

Let’s face it, we take our music seriously and take it everywhere – rain, shine or even in the dead of cold. So with the holiday season right around the corner here are a few winter inspired holiday headphone gift ideas, ideal for keeping the tunes streaming and some to take and make calls when the temperature drops below zero.


Wireless Earwarmers

At first glance, the 180s Earwarmers look like simple earmuffs, but under that insulated poly-spandex shell with polyester lining is a Bluetooth enabled set of wireless headphones, so you’re just as likely to find them in a place that sells gadgets as one that offers outdoor wear.

They don’t have a lot of bells and whistles but they also don’t add a lot of bulk to your winter attire. But don’t let that fool you. Under the padding are high definition speakers plus they are Siri and Google Now friendly so your hands can keep more time in their mitts. They are also designed to sit behind your head than over the top so you could call them “toque-compatible”. The headband is adjustable plus they fold down for quick storage.  SEE FULL POST at G4TV Canada.

Hi-Tech holiday headphone roundup

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Not all headphones are created equal so if you’re looking for some really hi-tech headphones to pop under the tree this year, then here are a few ideas that you just might find sound pretty good – pardon the pun.

Mo-Fi Powered Hi-Fi Headphones

To start off, for the devout gamer, musician or the discerning audiophile, the Blue Mo-Fi Powered Hi-Fi Headphones with built-in amplifier marries todays hi-tech with tried and true old-school technology.

At first glance they look like they would be right at home as part of a Transformer, but the robotic like look is purposeful; the formed ear cups, the multi-hinged design and adjustable headband allows the headphones to be adjusted for any head or comfort level while staying completely parallel so you block outside sound and hear the music as you are supposed to.

In fact, there’s no digital signal processing on this puppy. It has a built-in 240mW amplifier and it’s totally analog, baby! It also has three bass modes to choose from, so you can decide between passive, active or enhanced bass.  Read about all Holiday Hi-Tech Headphones at Canoe Tech Blog.

BuddyPhones kid-safe volume-limiting bendable headphones

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Whether it’s toys, clothes or electronics, let’s face it; kids are really hard on whatever they get their hands on. So Onanoff has come up with BuddyPhones, a pair of kid-friendly headphones that are not only flexible and bendable, they have volume-limiting circuitry that keeps the sound pressure down to avoid damaging their fine little ears.

BuddyPhones are designed to bend and should withstand the wrath of most children. They are fully adjustable and adorned with sturdy, yet comfortable cushion ear pads made of synthetic leather.  Read Full Post at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: Sound Blaster JAM Budget Bluetooth Headphones

1 SoundBlaster JamFinding a pair of budget headphones that has both a recognized brand name and wireless is not always the easiest thing. So when I discovered the Creative Sound Blaster JAM is Bluetooth enabled, supports NFC  (near field communications) and retails for under $50 U.S., it certainly piqued my curiosity.

Sound Blaster Jam looks like a typical set of charcoal grey pre-millennium on-ear headphones fitted with a pair of traditional foam cushions except without wires.  They have an operating range of up to 15 m, a little less than typical Bluetooth, but then again, the further you stray from your music source, the more breakup you’ll probably get.  READ Full Review at G4TV Canada.

 

REVIEW SA950i headphones from UK based RHA

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With Sir Paul McCartney gracing the stage of Rexall Place in Edmonton in less than 24 hours, I thought it would be cool to review a new set of headphones by RHA, a small British audio company and a division of Reid-Heath Ltd., who recently launched their products in Canada.

Read more… AT CANOE TECH

Wicked Audio Solus DJ headphones make a loud statement

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Headphones have become somewhat of a piece of apparel and sometimes it’s not only how they sound and what they do that’s important but also how they look. Wicked Audio has taken all of these things into account and created theSOLUS DJ Headphones. Solus is Latin for “be yourself” and wearing these will no doubt make a personal statement.

Read more…AT CANOE TECH BLOG