Headphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/headphones/features en-MY PROMOTED: 5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music forever http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/promoted-hi-res-audio-headphones-sony/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hi-Res Audio is the next big thing - fact. See why with Sony&#039;s Hi-Res Audio headphones and a competition that will equip you with 20 free Hi-Res Audio downloads... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony%20hi-res%20audio%20main.jpg?1414016615" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Sony&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">High-Resolution Audio range</a> is all about sound quality only a musician would settle for and genius design. Their headphones are no exception.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">First up? It has to be the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkLIDr0Kdk">MDR-Z7</a>...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Sony MDR-Z7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Designed for <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a>, Sony&rsquo;s flagship <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/MDR-Z7">MDR-Z7</a> headphones come with a 70mm HD driver to give a far more consistent sound across the entire frequency range, even sub-bass frequencies and the crystalline highs.</p> <p dir="ltr">Built in Japan with bespoke precision, the shape of every component is completely refined to reproduce every detail of music &mdash; exactly how musicians and artists intended. They eliminate unwanted vibration energy with their Aluminium-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm.</p> <p dir="ltr">Did we mention they are ridiculously comfortable and look the part, too?</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/MDR-Z7" target="_blank">Find out more about the Sony MDR-Z7 here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-Z7" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to musi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-Z7.jpg?1414016615" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-Z7" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-Z7%20lifestyle.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WHAT&#039;S HI-RES AUDIO, WE HEAR YOU ASK? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/04VWhzBp_1E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a>&nbsp;files are processed at a much higher rate than standard MP3 files and CDs. The sheer quality of Hi-Res Audio means you can truly immerse yourself in every single instrument, bass note and hi-hat.</p> <p dir="ltr">Listen to Hi-Res Audio files with Hi-Res Audio headphones and a Hi-Res Audio Walkman and you&rsquo;ll never listen to music the same way again.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s crystal clear clarity to make you feel like you&rsquo;re listening to music from speakers in a recording studio.&nbsp;Learn about Hi-Res Audio players such as Sony&rsquo;s Walkman NWZ-A10 Series in the second part of this Hi-Res Audio feature, which will appear in the December issue of Stuff Singapore.</p> <p><a href="http://sony-asia.com/hiresaudio">F</a><a href="http://sony-asia.com/hiresaudio">ind out more about Hi-Res Audio here</a>&nbsp;and enter the <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/haymarket.com/forms/d/1zKXJiSRM1XmmL_xRo37mUXZFOcqoOUuvofxHaJG6biI/viewform">competition to win 20 free Hi-Res Audio downloads</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Sony XBA-Z5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The ultimate in-ear headphones. The <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/XBA-Z5">XBA-Z5</a> use a hybrid three-way driver system and an aluminium coated diaphragm for pitch-perfect precision. A favourite with the audio pros.</p> <p dir="ltr">Like the MDR-Z7, the XBZ-Z5 is crafted in Japan, so you&rsquo;re assured of its build quality and performance. Don&#39;t take our word for it, put it on, feel the air move as the ear buds pump sweet music to your ears.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/XBA-Z5" target="_blank">Find out more about the Sony XBA-Z5 here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony XBA-Z5" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20XBA-Z5.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sony XBA-Z5" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/XBA-Z5_B__Xperia%2CPHA3_Balance__Situation_Image-1200.gif?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Sony MDR-1ADAC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Their built-in USB DAC amp takes the digital output of your device and converts the signal to an analogue output for amplification.</p> <p dir="ltr">The result is enhanced sound. So good, you won&#39;t want to take them off when the music stops. That is a testament to the comfort that the Sony <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/MDR-1ADAC">MDR-1ADAC</a> brings to your ears.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/MDR-1ADAC" target="_blank">Find out more about the Sony MDR-1ADAC here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-1ADAC" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-1ADAC.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-1ADAC" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-1ADAC%20lifestyle.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Sony MDR-10R </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Ideal for perfectly balanced <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a> while looking great, these are designed with your comfort in mind, which you can feel as much as the nuances in the music.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">That&#39;s not to say the specs aren&#39;t top class too - the 40mm Driver unit delivers the most accurate mid-to-high range sound reproduction.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/mdr-10r" target="_blank">Find out more about the MDR-10R here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-10R" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-10R.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sony MDR-10R" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20MDR-10R%20lifestyle.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Sony XBA-A2/A3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Last but not least, the tiny and portable <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/xba-a2">XBA-A2</a> and <a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/XBA-A3">XBA-A3</a> are your go-to earphones for portability and audio clarity.</p> <p dir="ltr">With three-way driver systems of HD tweeters, Linear Drive Balanced Armature drivers and Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragms, these are crafted to deliver a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a>&nbsp;punch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/xba-a2">Find out more about the XBA-A2 here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/product/XBA-A3">XBA-A3 here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony XBA-A2/A3" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Web-Image_0.gif?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Sony XBA-A2/A3" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20XBA-A3%20lifestyle.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to download Hi-Res Audio files? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Can&rsquo;t wait to give your ears a treat? Have a peek at these&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a>&nbsp;collections, available for purchase and download from the following sites:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li><a href="http://www.hifitrack.com/zh-hant">HifiTrack</a> - Mando Pop, Classics, Misc</li> <li><a href="https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l/release/genre">2L Music Store</a> - Classical, Choral, Opera, Art Music</li> <li><a href="http://www.linnrecords.com/">Linn Records </a>- Classical, Non Classical</li> <li><a href="http://www.naimlabel.com/">Naim Label</a> - Jazz, Acoustic, Classical</li> <li><a href="http://www.bugs.co.kr/">Bugs</a> - K Pop</li> <li><a href="http://bluecoastrecords.com/">Blue Coast Records</a> - Misc, Alternative, Classical, Folk, Pop</li> <li><a href="http://music.naver.com/hd/index.nhn">Naver</a> - Pop, Rock, Classica, K-Pop</li> <li><a href="https://shop.klicktrack.com/2l" target="_blank">Klicktrack</a>&nbsp;- Instrumental, Classical, New Age</li> <li><a href="http://www.prostudiomasters.com" target="_blank">Prostudiomasters</a>&nbsp;- music from all genres</li> <li><a href="http://www.hdtracks.com" target="_blank">HDtracks</a>&nbsp;- Pop, Rock, Classical, and Jazz</li> <li><a href="http://www.itrax.com" target="_blank">iTrax</a>&nbsp;- Blues, Acoustic, R&amp;B and Classical</li> <li><a href="http://www.pristineclassical.com" target="_blank">Pristine Classical</a>&nbsp;- Classical</li> <li><a href="http://www.atmaclassique.com/en" target="_blank">Atma Classique</a>&nbsp;- Classical</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NOW WIN HI-RES AUDIO D/L CARDS! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">To get you started in the world of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sony-asia.com/hiresaudio/">Hi-Res Audio</a>, Sony is giving 100 lucky Stuff readers Hi-Res Audio download cards that entitle you to 20 free Hi-Res Audio downloads.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/win-20-free-hi-res-music-download-sony-100-winners/news">Simply visit the competition page</a>, answer a really easy question, cross your fingers and get ready to experience music like never before.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="657" height="425" title="Sony Hi-Res Audio download card" alt="5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Hi-Res%20Audio%20download%20card.jpg?1414016612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PROMOTED: Ahead of the game in Hi-Res </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 Sony headphones that will change how you listen to music forever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/Sony%20hi-res%20audio%20main.jpg?1414016615" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20hi-res%20audio%20main.jpg?1414016615" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/promoted-hi-res-audio-headphones-sony/feature#comments Headphones Hi-Res Audio Sony Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:52:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1450543 at http://www.stuff.tv These cat ear headphones are an otaku's dream come true http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cat ears that light up with LEDs? We&#039;re sold </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" alt="These cat ear headphones are an otaku&#039;s dream" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/catears.jpg?1412996008" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cat ear headphones. First question is why someone hasn&#39;t thought of this first? No matter, Axent Wear, a tiny startup by two Berkley students are now on Indiegogo with a project that&#39;s basically made some people just go &quot;Shut up and take my money!&quot;</p> <p>Proof? It&#39;s only been the third day of the campaign and it&#39;s already fully-funded, nearly doubling its funding goal of US$250,000 (RM812,462).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cat lover, otaku or perhaps Deadmau5 fan magnet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now, lest you think these headphones are just cat ears stuck on top of headphones, you get a lot more for your money. The headphones themselves can either be wired or wireless, with a removable cord as well as a USB charging port.</p> <p>As to the sound driver, the Axent Wear headphones use a 40mm driver with a 20Hz to 20KhZ range, which is a pretty decent standard with the 40mm giving you access to the lower-end of tunes.</p> <p>The cat ears are also not just for show. They&#39;re actually functional speakers, albeit cute ones. Basically you have the kind of headphones that will glow even in the dark with funky coloured lights - red, blue, green or purple, depending on which colour accent you choose. The purple headphones seem to be the most popular at the moment of all the Indiegogo campaign picks.</p> <p>How much for a pair? Considering that the price includes shipping and tax all over the world, US$150 (RM488) does not seem quite a bad deal. But just a caveat, this being a crowdfunding effort, the element of risk is there. So crowdfund only if you dare.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/what-your-headphones-say-about-you/feature">What do your headphones say about you?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axent-wear-cat-ear-headphones" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UJugaD6rs2g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Headphones Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:49:53 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449854 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot Zik 2.0 is now slimmer and prettier http://www.stuff.tv/my/parrot/parrot-zik-20-now-slimmer-and-prettier/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But looks will only get you so far in this game, you mark our words </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main_4.jpg?1412929326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;ve already got some decent headphones. Why should I get these? </strong><br />Oh yeah, stick with what you&rsquo;ve got. What do any of us really need, anyway? Food in our bellies, a roof over our heads and a job in order to pay the taxman. Maybe a Nokia 3210 for those times when a written letter is just a little too slow to tell her that you&rsquo;re running late for your date. Bit of Snake for entertainment on special occasions. Perfect, yes?</p> <p><strong>Oh. One of those days, is it? </strong><br />Well, the cloud of dismissiveness in which you live is poisonous to us. Just look at these colourful cans! Don&rsquo;t they just make you think, before hearing anything about their capabilities, that they&rsquo;ll bring incremental gains to your pursuit of happiness just by being on your noggin?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The previous <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news" target="_blank">Ziks</a> were rather austere, weren&rsquo;t they?</strong><br />Apart from the latter-day <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news" target="_blank">gold</a> versions, yes. And a little chunky, too. But that&rsquo;s been refined for the 2.0s. Philippe Starck is still involved in the overall design, but they&rsquo;ve slimmed down from 325g to a more lug-load compliant 270g. The soft-touch plastic has been replaced by a leathery something, and the cups have been made more comfortable. But it&rsquo;s not all colour and cosiness, the new versions are yet more capable of conjuring up a capital cacophony.</p> <p><strong>Well, that&rsquo;s good to hear.</strong><br />The headphones have no fewer than eight microphones for measuring ambient noise levels, as well as a bone conduction microphone for better voice clarity during handsfree calls. There&rsquo;s a better DAC onboard, and an improved Android/iOS app that lets you muck about with the equaliser and noise cancellation levels. That is, unless you&rsquo;ve downloaded your favourite band&rsquo;s custom EQ &ndash; a original Zik feature that continues with the new version. The swipy touch-sensitive music controls on the headphones also remain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_13.jpg?1412929326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_17.jpg?1412929326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, lots going on. Does that mean poor battery life? </strong><br />Well, kind of. Bluetooth 3.0 is your wireless option, and with that going on you&rsquo;re only looking at six hours of playback. But you can plug in the bundled audio cable and listen for up to 18 hours, without sacrificing the app features or noise cancellation. Hooray!</p> <p><strong>Have you cheered up a bit now? </strong><br />Yep! Consider the air well and truly cleared and gadget joy levels restored. The only cloud is that the Zik 2.0 won&rsquo;t be available until November. But at least the &pound;230 (RM1205) price tag is on the money for big tech drum-bumpers like these.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/vertu/vertu-breaks-new-ground-hp-1v-headphones/news" target="_blank">Vertu breaks new ground with HP-1V headphones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_13.jpg?1412929326" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/parrot/parrot-zik-20-now-slimmer-and-prettier/news#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones Hot Stuff Parrot Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:53:38 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449831 at http://www.stuff.tv Vertu breaks new ground with HP-1V headphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/vertu/vertu-breaks-new-ground-hp-1v-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vertu has taken a break from making absurdly expensive telephones to making slightly-less-absurdly expensive ear goggles – Stuff goes ears-on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vertu breaks new ground with HP-1V headphones" alt="Vertu breaks new ground with HP-1V headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vertu-headphones-hot-stuff.jpg?1411433965" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Vertu? That&rsquo;s the company that makes the RM32,000 smartphones with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/constellation/vertu-constellation-how-build-rm21500-smartphone/feature">dedicated concierge buttons</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vertu/vertus-6750-android-phone-gets-you-all-best-clubs/news">exclusive access to members&#39; clubs</a>, right?</strong><br />Correct. But now it&rsquo;s branching into audio with these HP-1V on-ear headphones.</p> <p><strong>Do they cost RM32,000, becau&ndash;</strong><br />Let me stop you there, pal. These are &pound;490 (RM2610) which &ndash;&nbsp;while hardly pocket-change &ndash;&nbsp;isn&rsquo;t out of this world pricey. Especially as they&rsquo;re made in conjunction with none other than Danish mavens of tasteful audiovisual brilliance Bang &amp; Olufsen.</p> <p><strong>B&amp;O, eh? So they sound good?</strong><br />Well, they do sound better than a lot of headphones &ndash; but at the same time you can doubtless get superior performance from cheaper cans. B&amp;O&rsquo;s involvement adds some audiophile cachet &ndash;&nbsp;though dedicated vinyl-botherers will doubtless grumble about &quot;paying for design&quot;. Vertu used their own design team (B&amp;O only collaborated on the audio), but these do look&nbsp;really, really nice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So, not like Vertu&rsquo;s phones then?</strong><br />Well, we&rsquo;d rather be seen wearing these than waltzing around town talking on a Vertu Constellation wrapped in&nbsp;blue lizard skin. There&rsquo;s aircraft-grade aluminium and lamb&#39;s leather in the band, while the cups are made from a comfortable memory foam covered in soft, hand-stitched lamb&rsquo;s leather. They&rsquo;re a lot more understated and stylish than some of Vertu&#39;s previous handsets, in other words. And they&rsquo;re made in England, so you&rsquo;d be supporting local business by buying them over some cheaper cans made in, say, Shenzhen.</p> <p><strong>They do look a bit bulky, though</strong><br />They&rsquo;re actually surprisingly light: just 230g. And they come in a lovely quilted magnetic carrying pouch, so you can put them in your bag without having to worry about a stray set of keys scratching them up.</p> <p><strong>Are they phone compatible?</strong><br />Of course, Vertu being first and foremost a phone manufacturer. Two cables are supplied &ndash; you can choose between audio only or audio with volume controls and in-line microphone.</p> <p><strong>And is there a button on the cable that calls a concierge for me?</strong><br />Now you&rsquo;re just being daft. If you fancy shelling out for a pair, you can buy them from a Vertu boutique (find your nearest one <a href="http://www.vertu.com/en/contact-a-boutique" target="_blank">here</a>).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Two kinds of leather and aircraft-grade aluminium? Yes please" alt="Two kinds of leather and aircraft-grade aluminium? Yes please" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vertu-headphones-2.jpg?1411433965" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hands-on with the HP-1V </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vertu&#39;s new cans look expensive, in an understated way; a hefty arc of aluminium, with anodized black earpieces and buttery-soft lamb&#39;s leather cushions to cosset your lugholes. They even smell pricey, too; like a leather armchair or the interior of a sports car. Pop them on your head and they have a satisfyingly weighty feel; the memory foam cushions are comfy and block outside noise effectively, though the band is quite tricky to adjust when they&#39;re on your head.</p> <p>But how do they sound? Perfectly good, actually. Noise isolation is effective, the bass is punchy&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but not overwhelming&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and there&#39;s plenty of crisp detail in the mid-range. There is a catch, though; they don&#39;t sound RM1000 better than premium on-ears from other manufacturers like B&amp;O. Sure, you&#39;re probably not looking at these for audio quality alone; and the build quality of the cans is certainly impressive. Though the flimsy-feeling plastic 3-button remote lets the side down, rather; if you&#39;re not planning to use it for calls, probably best to pop off the magnetic ear cushion and swap it out for a standard cable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/vertu/vertu-breaks-new-ground-hp-1v-headphones/news#comments Headphones Hot Stuff Vertu Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:34:16 +0000 Elissa Loi 1448329 at http://www.stuff.tv Mo-Fi's built-in amp brings new sound definition to your headphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/mo-fis-built-amp-brings-new-sound-definition-your-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sure, portable tiny amps are easily available but the Mo-Fi lets you plug right into the music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mo-Fi&#039;s built-in amp brings new sound definition to your headphones" alt="Mo-Fi&#039;s built-in amp brings new sound definition to your headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mo-fi.jpg?1410851976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Those look a lot like headphones. They look rather big.</strong><br />They are. But they&#39;re also kinda great. Blue Microphone&#39;s Mo-Fi, to be exact.</p> <p><strong>Blue Microphones? Huh?</strong><br />Mo-Fi is the brainchild of Blue Microphones, more known for their range of USB microphones that offer great sound recording in a tiny package. Great for the at-home podcaster or aspiring home studio musician. The company&#39;s taken its audio expertise and decided to design the kind of headphones they would want with a cute tagline to boot: &quot;Join the rebellion against headphone convention.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s great about them?</strong><br />If you&#39;re an audiophile, you&#39;ve probably seen the little amps you can connect to your headphones. With dedicated over-ear headphones being bulky enough to begin with, adding more wires to the mix might annoy some but for them, the Mo-Fi might just fix things.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Like I said before, they look a bit big.</strong><br />To be sure the headphones aren&#39;t light, weighing nearly half a kg at 466g.</p> <p><strong>How sensitive are these cans?</strong><br />As to frequency range, the Mo-Fi has a respectable 15Hz-20kHz. But the heart of it is its built-in amplifier and what Blue calls its &#39;premium drivers&#39;. What the Mo-Fi aims for you to experience is like having a Hi-Fi strapped right to your head. Minus all those messy cables, of course.</p> <p><strong>How much tweaking to the sound can I do? </strong><br />Its inbuilt amp has three modes to choose from with what Mo-Fi promises to have no DSP tricks, it&#39;s all purely analog.</p> <p><strong>Are they comfortable?</strong><br />Design-wise, Blue took inspiration from a Formula One race car&#39;s suspension by making the Mo-Fi multi-jointed with ear-shaped ear cups. There is even an adjustable tension knob to fine-tune your comfort while wearing the Mo-Fi. Blue promises that the headphone&#39;s design will deliver a real seal for noise isolation, bass response and less sound bleeding.</p> <p><strong>Anything I need to know in case, I, hypothetically spend money on these?</strong><br />Unfortunately all that tech needs extra juice so the headphones also come with a battery that lasts around 12 hours, while taking three-to-four hours to charge. Even when the battery is low, though, the Mo-Fi can still run but on passive mode.</p> <p><strong>How much then?</strong><br />US$350 (RM895). Around the price you&#39;d expect for premium headphones.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" alt="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mo-fi%202.jpg?1410851976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" alt="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mo-fi%203.jpg?1410851976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" alt="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mo-fi%204.jpg?1410851976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="567" height="425" title="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" alt="Blue Microphones Mo-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mofi%205.jpg?1410851976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/mo-fis-built-amp-brings-new-sound-definition-your-headphones/news#comments Headphones Hot Stuff Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:18:22 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447774 at http://www.stuff.tv Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious http://www.stuff.tv/my/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the world’s first that comes with an integrated heart rate monitor and a companion app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="446" title="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" alt="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/M7a8gQlFL.jpg?1409212761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More people are using earphones for fitness purposes and Jabra&rsquo;s banking on that trend for its newly launched Sport Pulse Wireless earphones that feature an integrated heart rate monitor and affiliated Sport Life app.</p> <p>According to the wireless and corded headsets maker, the earphones are the world&rsquo;s first stereo earbuds that come with these health-related features, making it an all in one solution meant for sports training purposes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hot does it work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What the Android and iOS compatible Sport Life app does is helps you plan, track, and measure your workout &ndash; so providing you with the usual calorie, distance, and time statistics &ndash; as well as testing your fitness and aerobic capacities.</p> <p>In addition to that, you can set personalised audio coaching and feedback tips to be barked over the music at key intervals of your workout.</p> <p>The earphones are also IP55 rated for water (so they&rsquo;re sweat- and storm-proof), dust, and drop resistance and feature Ergonomic Audio Response Science&nbsp;technology to provide you with a lightweight, comfortable fit. &nbsp;</p> <p>Fitness fanatics, the Jabra&nbsp;Sport Pulse Wireless go on sale in October for US$199.99 (about RM630). Details for Malaysia will be announced at a later date, and we&rsquo;ll update you as soon as we get wind of it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news">Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy&#39;s Method headphones won&#39;t fall out when you jog &nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" alt="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hps.jpg?1409212761" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news#comments Headphones Jabra Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:41:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446055 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: SMS Audio debuts heart rate-sensing earbuds, Tom Hanks’ surprising iPad app, and Samsung’s big smart home acquisition http://www.stuff.tv/my/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start Saturday off right by catching up with the latest tech happenings around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" alt="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sms-biosport.png?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel and SMS Audio team for biometric earbuds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio announced yesterday that it will release biometric, heart rate-sensing earbuds this autumn in collaboration with Intel, which first premiered the tech back at CES this year. The BioSport In-Ear Headphones pull power straight from the standard headphone jack, meaning you don&rsquo;t need to charge anything before use; they&rsquo;re effectively plug-and-play.</p> <p>Granted, you&rsquo;ll need the RunKeeper app at launch to actually access the heart rate data, although additional apps will be supported over time. The earbuds are also sweat and water resistant with an IPX4 rating, and come with three sizes of ear gels and hooks for optimum comfort. No word on price just yet, but multiple colour options will launch in Q4.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/08/14/intel-and-sms-audio-to-supercharge-fitness-wearables">Intel</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my-gadget-life-–-50-cent/news">My Gadget Life - 50 Cent</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Hanks made a typewriter app for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tom Hanks: actor, seemingly all-around good guy, and productivity app maker? That&rsquo;s the surprising news this week following yesterday&rsquo;s launch of Hanx Writer for iPad.</p> <p>Published by Hitcents, the app was designed under the direction of Hanks, who is an avid fan of classic typewriters and once had a collection of 200 such machines. The free app recreates the look of typewriter keys and the loud sound effects, and offers additional virtual typewriters to wield via in-app purchases.</p> <p>&ldquo;I suppose some people who get the app may just be looking for a different sound, but really it&#39;s for people searching for a more personalized experience when writing on an iPad,&rdquo; said Hanks to USA Today, before charmingly adding, &quot;There&#39;s also the opportunity here to take your iPad to a coffee house and be really obnoxious with all the clickety-clacking.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/14/tom-hanks-hanx-writer-typewriter-app/13580367/?csp=tech">USA Today</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6002055/hanx-writer-ipad-app-released-by-tom-hanks">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8">Tom Hanks turns video game developer with Electric City</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hanx Writer" alt="Hanx Writer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hanx-writer.PNG?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung acquires SmartThings for US$200 million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung made a big splash in the smart home market on Thursday by purchasing SmartThings, a company that specializes in connected home controllers that allow appliances and devices using different standards to communicate with each other. SmartThings began as a Kickstarter success story before raising millions more in funding, and Recode pegs the Samsung acquisition at US$200 million (about &pound;120 million).</p> <p>Despite now being under a rather large corporate umbrella, SmartThings says it will continue to run independently and maintain its open platform for taming various Internet of Things devices. Even so, this gives Samsung a suddenly large stake in the burgeoning smart home field, just weeks after joining Nest and others to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442191%2523node-1442191">form the Thread standard</a>&nbsp;for such things.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.smartthings.com/news/smartthings-updates/smartthings-samsung-open-platform/">SmartThings</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/14/internet-of-bling-samsung-buys-smartthings-for-200-million/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/project-make-your-house-smart-home-future/feature">Project - make your house a smart home of the future</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="SmartThings" alt="SmartThings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartthings-devices.jpg?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa#comments Connected home Headphones Intel iOS apps Samsung Wearable tech Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444974 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen's limited edition BeoPlay H6 headphones add +10 style to your ears http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;O&#039;s latest high-end cans bring a splash of colour to your head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="We like the middle one." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen&#039;s limited edition BeoPlay H6 headphones add +10 style to your ear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bando-h6-colours.jpg?1407559700" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bang &amp; Olufsen has announced new limited editions of its high-end BeoPlay H6 headphones, and they&#39;re dressed to impress with three new colours.</p> <p>The words Blue Stone, Bronzed Hazel and Graphite Blush mean very little on their own (we&#39;re a little disappointed that there isn&#39;t a potassium permanganate throw into the mix for good measure), but you should be able to figure out which one is which from the photo above.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news#comments B&O Headphones Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:48:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444399 at http://www.stuff.tv 24-carat gold and platinum iPhone 6, OnePlus smartwatch and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-and-platinum-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ring in mid-week with our quick-hit news round-up from the past seven days </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="426" title="The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold and platinum, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold and platinum, and all the other news you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone1.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are too many hot gadgets (or soon to be launched hot gadgets) out there that we&rsquo;re begging to just take our money. And over the past week, many of such eye-grabbing and jaw-dropping devices have been flooding our site. So we&rsquo;ve rounded up the top five that made headlines.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 6 is yet to be official, but souped up versions of it are. US-based designer and luxury accessories vendor, Brikk, has put up and opened for pre-order the unannounced flagship in 24-carat gold, pink gold, and platinum on its website. Called the Lux iPhone 6, the range also gives us a glimpse at what the phone will actually look like. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-or-platinum/news">The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold or platinum</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up" alt="There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone2.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a> smartphone is touted to be one of the most spectacular mobile devices out in the market. Now, its maker could be making a smartwatch. It&rsquo;s said to land with a circular sapphire glass display, looking similar to the Moto 360. Considering it&rsquo;s a budget electronics vendor, we&rsquo;re wondering if the smartwatch will be an affordable option.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news">Look out Moto 360, the OnePlus One Watch is just around the corner</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch" alt="Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oneplus.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since Motorola revealed that the Moto 360 will feature a rounded smartwatch face, many vendors have been pursuing the same design. Uncovered patent filings show Samsung&rsquo;s working on multiple designs for a rounder looking smartwatch face. The same patent filings suggest that it could be powered by Samsung&rsquo;s own Tizen operating system.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news">Samsung&rsquo;s rounded smartwatches revealed in patent filings</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too" alt="Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung_0.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Uh-oh, Verizon&rsquo;s leaked on its own website an image of the Windows Phone HTC One (M8), which leads us to believe the device is very likely in the works. It&rsquo;s still unknown if the smartphone will carry over all the hardware features of its Android counterpart but word&rsquo;s out on the street that it would launch by end September. Plus, an announcement date on 19 August has been rumoured so we&rsquo;ll most likely know then. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/here-first-photo-htc-one-m8-windows/news">Here is the first photo of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real " alt="The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc.png?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skullcandy&rsquo;s got a new set of in-ear headphones that promise to stay in your ears regardless of the physical activity you&rsquo;re embarking on. How you ask? By using a Sticky Gel technology that doesn&rsquo;t let the earphones travel beyond your ear. Oh, it also has a Pureclean anit-germ technology that lets you go without having to clean it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news">Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy&rsquo;s Method headphones won&rsquo;t fall out when you jog</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in" alt="Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skullcandy.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-and-platinum-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Headphones HTC iPhone 6 OnePlus Round-up Wednesday Samsung Skullcandy Smartphones Smartwatch Windows Phone Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:02:33 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444133 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio M1BT Bluetooth headphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Philips Fidelio M1BTs are the best Bluetooth headphones we’ve heard, and they look good, too. It’s time to cut those cords. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_2.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&rsquo;t like wires. Wires are rubbish. But sometimes they&rsquo;re a necessary evil, at least with audio, because going without tends to affect the sound quality.</p> <p>So when somebody tells us our music can sound its best without wires, we listen. And today, Philips has our ears with the Fidelio M1BTs.&nbsp;Of course, there&rsquo;s plenty of competition. Let&#39;s see (hear) if they can manage it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,199.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/philips/m1bt/review </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good looks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Neatly integrated controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some rivals are more portable </div> <div class="field-item even"> No noise-cancelling </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones for adults </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tired of garish plastic cans? Then you&rsquo;ll love the Philips approach. The dark blue-grey colour scheme is understated and grown-up, and if you <em>are</em> a grown-up that&rsquo;s probably a good thing.</p> <p>You get lovely leather on the headband and what feels like faux-leather on the ear pads, while the frame is mostly aluminium. There&rsquo;s a small amount of textured plastic on the back of the ear cups.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The styling is classy and understated rather than in your face. We like." alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_1.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchy, feely, swivelly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The leather feels very soft, and complements the memory foam in the ear pads. Short of having a pillow wrapped around your head, this is about as much comfort as you&rsquo;ll get when wearing something on your ears.</p> <p>Build quality is strong. After a week of being shoved into (and yanked out of) a bag, these still looks and feel pristine. The ear cups swivel 90 degrees to lie flat, and there&rsquo;s a cloth bag for storage.</p> <p>Admittedly, they&rsquo;re not as portable as a model such as the Sennheiser MM 450-X, but those look a little too much like the sort of headphones you get on an airplane. The Philips, meanwhile, look executive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1440" height="900" title="These don&#039;t fold down, but the materials an swivel design make for a really comfortable fit" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_4.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right on the button </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, you may not notice the controls on the right ear cup. See that crescent shape? That whole panel is the play/pause button.</p> <p>That means no more fumbling to find an arrow-shaped key: you can literally slap yourself on the side of the head and still get play/pause control with relative accuracy.</p> <p>Hold the crescent to power up or down, or hold longer to pair Bluetooth. That happens in seconds. The little ring is another switch. Flick it up and down to change the volume, or push it in to change tracks (once to advance, twice to rewind).</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a comprehensive set of controls, and fairly subtle &ndash; and there&#39;s no sticky-out Bluetooth module like the one on the Bose AE2w headphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/why-you-should-be-pumped-about-and-just-bit-sceptical-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Why you should be pumped about (and just a little sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The buttons are cleverly disguised but still easy to use" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_5.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty insides </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Under the surface, each ear cup contains 40mm drivers. Philips says the speakers are angled inwards slightly in the hope that they&rsquo;ll fire straight down your ear canals. How thoughtful.</p> <p>There are two microphones, so you can use the M1BTs as a hands-free headset. Our phone calls were plenty audible both in and out of the office.</p> <p>Battery life is quoted as about 10 hours. It does depend on how much you use them and how loud you go, but we think they last long enough. Charging takes around three hours from flat, and if you can&rsquo;t wait that long, you can revert to the bundled 1.2m cable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lovely sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These sound really good. It&rsquo;s a rich, full-bodied sound, with lots of weight and bass. That being said, the tonal balance is mostly neutral, with no part of the frequency hogging the spotlight. There&rsquo;s plenty of detail from top to bottom, while vocals are especially clean and clear.</p> <p>These headphones support aptX Bluetooth, which offers significantly better quality if your phone (or whatever you&rsquo;re playing music on) supports it. With an Apt-X connection, we got a lot more detail and stronger, punchier dynamics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to fault the Philips Fidelio M1BTs. They look good, they&rsquo;re comfy to wear, they&rsquo;re easy to use, and the sound is lovely.</p> <p>If we had to nitpick, we&rsquo;d bemoan the absence of noise-cancellation, but that&rsquo;s splitting hairs. If you want to untangle yourself from music while maintaining the quality, this is the way to go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips M1BT review verdict" alt="Philips M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_3.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cut the cords with style and substance: these are the best Bluetooth headphones around</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go Bluetooth and cut the cords </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_2.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones M1BT Philips Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443702 at http://www.stuff.tv Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy's Method headphones won't fall out when you jog http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These in-ear cans promise to stay in and has self-cleaning technology without cleaning out your wallet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" alt="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/method%20earphone%2001.jpg?1406775975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some call Skullcandy headphones the poor man&#39;s Dr Dre&#39;s. But they just might be a runner&#39;s choice if the company&#39;s new Method in-ear headphones do what they claim - to stay put without causing hurt or discomfort.</p> <p>Anyone who runs will know the audience of getting your game on, hitting the asphalt hard and then having earbuds pop out and ruin your concentration. Or you don&#39;t lose your concentration and realise, a few kilometres later, you lost your headphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These headsets aren&#039;t going anywhere beyond your ear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides the sticky factor, Skullcandy also has the company&#39;s Off Axis and Fix Tech, the first time the two techs were used together in a headset. Off-Axis is about creating a more suitable angle of entry while Fix Tech helps fit your ear bud to you ear canal for better fit.</p> <p>The Method earpieces are also coated with hydrophobic nano coatings to protect the more fiddly bits without being too bulky. Skullcandy boasts the Method&#39;s lightweight construction is still durable as well as sweat-resistent.</p> <p>Oh, and apparently it has Pureclean technology that functions as an anti-germ environment &quot;whether you clean these buds, your ears or neither&quot;. Eww, sounds like the best gift for those sweaty gym-types who toss their headphones into their bags and forget about them.</p> <p>But how do they sound? Skullcandy says its Supreme Sound technology gives a nice balance of bass and precision highs for the more discerning listener. Sadly Skullcandy didn&#39;t exactly stipulate the exact sensitivity of its headphones but seeing how these aren&#39;t very pricey in the first place don&#39;t be expecting super high-end sound.</p> <p>Another nice extra is the Remote 1 that offers slip-free grip and sweat-proof constructions.</p> <p>All in all, not a bad featureset for headphones that cost US$30 (RM96).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/beats-drdre/beauty-and-beats-best-and-worst-headphone-design-dr-dre/feature">The best of Beauty and the Beats: Dr Dre</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.skullcandy.com/method" target="_blank">Skullcandy</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" alt="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skullcandy%2002.jpg?1406775975" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news#comments Headphones Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:49:20 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443636 at http://www.stuff.tv SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans http://www.stuff.tv/my/soundsight-headphones-put-camera-your-cans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think 1080p-recording cans are as useful as a solar-powered torch? Think again... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans" alt="SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/soundsight-main.jpg?1405905916" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Video? Not what you look for in a pair of headphones, surely?</strong><br />Not normally. Sound quality, comfort, style: yes. The ability to record 1080p video? We&#39;d never even considered it until SoundSight rolled out these camera-equipped cans. But if you think about it, it makes a kind of sense: say you&#39;re DJing a gig, and you wanted to share it with friends and fans. These headphones make it possible to live stream exactly what&#39;s going on around you.</p> <p><strong>How would my adoring fans be able to see it?</strong><br />The wireless hi-tech headphones feature audio- and video-recording capabilities thanks to five microphones and a 1080p HD rotating camera mounted to the outside of the ear cups. That allows you to share the moment right here, right now. You can even add a SoundTrack when they join your live stream, right from your headphones.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What if I want to edit my videos before sharing them?</strong><br />With Bluetooth built in, SoundSight comes with a companion app for Android and iOS that lets you record directly to your camera roll &ndash; where you can edit those videos. No need to worry about whether the sound quality matches the image, either, as you can add different music clips. Simple.</p> <p><strong>Wireless? The battery life must be worse than an iPhone</strong><br />The company claims that, with all the features activated, you can expect around four hours of action from the 800mAh battery. With just the active noise cancellation switched on, this is increased to 18 hours. What&#39;s more, by using these headphones you&#39;d be using your smartphone less &ndash; meaning that it should last longer too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Show off your sweet MMA skills to the world" alt="Show off your sweet MMA skills to the world" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/soundsight-lifestyle.jpg?1405905916" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much would I have to fork out?</strong><br />At the moment, you can pre-order a pair of SoundSight headphones for US$349 (around RM1110). However, a retail pair will cost $499 (RM1600), so pre-ordering them will save you a solid wedge when they&#39;re officially launched next spring. Will they take off? We&#39;re not sure, but they&#39;re bound to be of use to some, and we&#39;ve seen more bizarre gadgets. It&#39;s innovation, really.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://soundsightheadphones.com/#headphones" target="_blank">SoundSight</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">LISTEN UP &ndash; HERE&#39;S MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qwopvmhQA2g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/soundsight-headphones-put-camera-your-cans/news#comments Headphones Hot Stuff Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:25:12 +0000 Elissa Loi 1442683 at http://www.stuff.tv Normal's customised 3D-printed earphones are anything but ordinary http://www.stuff.tv/my/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s a better buy than Beats? Earphones custom-made to every curve of your ear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Normal&#039;s custom earphones are anything but ordinary" alt="Normal&#039;s custom earphones are anything but ordinary" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/normal%20earphones.jpg?1405337094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;ve been wanting a pair of earphones and eyeing pricey names like Beats, you know what? Save your money.</p> <p>Normal has a better suggestion: 3D-printed earphones that are tailored to your ears for maximum comfort, even to the point of having different left and right earpieces. Because even your own ears will differ widely from each other, besides the obvious side they face.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D-printed earphones anyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <dl> <dt>Specs-wise, the earpieces are pretty decent with 14 mm Neodymium Dynamic drivers, 109 dB/mW sensitivity, a frequency response range of 20 Hz &mdash; 20 kHz and a 32 Ohms impedance. In other words, these aren&#39;t your run-of-the-mill 20 buck earphones.</dt> <dt>&nbsp;</dt> <dt>What you first need to do to get a Normal custom set of earphones is download a free app. The app will then take pictures of your ears and from there you can choose to customise your earphones. You can change colours, length of cord or tweak the hardware. How much will it cost you? US$199.99. That might sound like a lot but considering high-end earphones already cost that much, why not splurge on custom-fit ones instead? They also come with a carrying case.</dt> </dl> <p>How are the earphones made? They&#39;re all assembled via ten Fortus 250 3D printers at Normal&#39;s headquarters in Chelsea. The first products will start shipping on August 8th, also the day that Normal opens a showroom in New York city.</p> <p>Besides earphones, Normal just might get into other product lines including Bluetooth headsets and perhaps hearing aids. Kaufman also said that she doesn&#39;t see Normal as being limited to devices related to hearing.</p> <p>Try out the apps at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nrml/id888518405?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.normal" target="_blank">Google Play </a>in case you feel you could be in the market for US$200 custom headphones.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2014/07/08/these-custom-3-d-printed-headphones-offer-antidote-to-apples-beats/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social" target="_blank">Forbes</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8tmhdOfIEqU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news#comments Headphones Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:51:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1442001 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A newly-awarded patent describes how gas-filled speakers and headphones could offer higher sound quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" alt="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-earpods.jpg?1404352125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has been awarded a patent that may hint at the future of its speakers and headphones &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a real gas.</p> <p>We mean that quite literally. The document describes how a light gas like helium could be sealed behind a speaker&rsquo;s cone; when the gas pressure changes, the cone vibrates and makes sound. Usually, outside air is used to vibrate the cone, but using a specific gas instead can result in more precise, more faithful sound reproduction.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s a concept which already exists in some &ldquo;plasma speakers&rdquo;, but these have to be installed in such a way that the movement of the gas can be tightly controlled by alterations in barometric pressure. Apple&rsquo;s idea differs in that it can be used in portable speakers and even headphones. A vented cavity allows outside air to compress the gas through a barrier, keeping the gas sealed inside.</p> <p>As with all patent stories, we&rsquo;d urge you not to get too excited. Even if Apple does release a product packing this tech, such a day is probably years away &ndash; and there&rsquo;s no guarantee that the company will use its patent at all. However, given Apple&rsquo;s recent efforts at boosting its audio reputation (mainly through the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">purchase of headphone maker Beats</a>), we reckon there&rsquo;s a decent chance of some gassy iPhone headphones popping up in the not-too-distant future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/01/apple-gains-patent-for-high-fidelity-new-gas-filled-speaker-design">AppleInsider</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" alt="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-gas-speaker.jpg?1404352125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news#comments Apple Headphones iPhone & iPad Music Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:17:18 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440822 at http://www.stuff.tv Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/my/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t seem to make yourself heard in a call? You could add a Sennheiser-made microphone to your future modular smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone " alt="Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/senn.jpg?1404207870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fancy a Sennheiser microphone in your smartphone? It&#39;s going to be possible since the German microphone and headphones maker&nbsp;has joined the&nbsp;<a href="https://phonebloks.com/en" target="_blank">Phonebloks alliance</a>, which is behind the concept of modular smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In reality, Phonebloks is actually an independent organisation that encourages the manufacturing of devices that produce less electronic waste.</p> <p>When a component of a device is damaged, it could potentially brick the whole unit and render it useless. What Phonebloks is working towards, is making smart devices more modular &ndash; so we can just replace the broken or damaged component and still have our devices function.</p> <p>And it will be one device that lasts for eons, as long as the parts are still available.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/here-comes-green-apple/news">Want a green Apple? Be part of their recycling program</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AFTwthNrL_w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news#comments Headphones Sennheiser Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:34:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440619 at http://www.stuff.tv