Headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/headphones/all en-SG CES 2015: 10­-minute pitch - Bragi Dash, the wireless, fitness-tracking earbuds http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-10-minute-pitch-bragi-dash-wireless-fitness-tracking-earbuds/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They&#039;re wireless in-ear headphones that double up as a fitness tracker – are they too good to be true? </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="CES 2015: 10­-minute pitch - Bragi Dash, the wireless, fitness-tracking earbuds" alt="CES 2015: 10­-minute pitch - Bragi Dash, the wireless, fitness-tracking earbuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bragi-dash.jpg?1421372718" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, Stuff jetted off to Las Vegas to play host at the International News Stage at CES 2015 &ndash; the biggest and craziest technology show in the world.</p> <p>We invited Bragi&#39;s Nikolaj Hviid down to pitch his product: Dash, a set of wireless earbuds that promise to cram a heart-rate monitor, step tracker and MP3 player into a tiny, waterproof package.</p> <p>Dash has raised over US$3 million on Kickstarter &ndash; and it sounds like something from Star Trek &ndash; but Bragi insists that it&#39;ll surpass our expectations. We get the lowdown on these cans of the future.</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="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015">All the biggest tech and gadget stories from CES 2015</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/gqvqc92Qe9w" 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/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-10-minute-pitch-bragi-dash-wireless-fitness-tracking-earbuds/feature#comments CES 2015 Headphones Wearable tech Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:54:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1457763 at http://www.stuff.tv Sennheiser grows its Momentum range with the all-new Momentum in-ear headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/momentum/sennheiser-grows-its-momentum-range-all-new-momentum-ear-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get the Momentum sound in its smallest, most compact form </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 grows its Momentum range with the all-new Momentum in-ear headphones " alt="Sennheiser grows its Momentum range with the all-new Momentum in-ear headphones " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/U6hp-LflFznv.jpg?1421134682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sennheiser&rsquo;s fashionable on-ear and over the ear headphones are no strangers to us &ndash; they <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/momentum/sennheiser-momentum/review">sounded as good as they looked in our reviews</a>, and now, the company has expanded its range with the launch of an in-ear headphones model.</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="/sg/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"> Looks aside, is it any good? </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>As for functionality, it doesn&rsquo;t falter either. It features a proprietary transducer technology (newly developed by Sennheiser) that carefully copies the signature sound that is characterised in the Momentum range.</p> <p>Basically, this means you&rsquo;ll get a more powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection in addition to great sound stage. It also boasts a custom-machined stainless steel acoustic pipe and high-quality dynamic speaker system for better sound.</p> <p>The unit&rsquo;s also very compact and durable and features a three-button in-line remote with an integrated mic for controlling music and taking calls. And you won&rsquo;t have to worry about fit because the ear adapters come in several sizes. &nbsp;</p> <p>Sennheiser&rsquo;s Momentum In-Ear headphones are available for purchase from the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and other retailers at S$149. You&rsquo;ve got a choice in pick of one that is made for Apple iOS or Android and Windows smart devices. It also comes with a premium carrying case, as well as a two-year warranty.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-s-new-urbanite-and-urbanite-xl-are-big-bass-deep-detail/news">Sennheiser&#39;s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail&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="Sennheiser grows its Momentum range with the all-new Momentum in-ear headphones " alt="Sennheiser grows its Momentum range with the all-new Momentum in-ear headphones " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/senn2.jpg?1421134682" /> </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/sg/momentum/sennheiser-grows-its-momentum-range-all-new-momentum-ear-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/momentum/sennheiser-grows-its-momentum-range-all-new-momentum-ear-headphones/news#comments Headphones Momentum Sennheiser Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:31:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457484 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips' noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio NCL1 cans can be upgraded with new sound profiles using Apple&#039;s Lightning port </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="CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips&#039; noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible headphones" alt="CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips&#039; noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible head" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-01.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no" target="_blank">Fidelio NCL1</a> noise-cancelling headphones, Philips has ditched the battery &ndash; and the headphone jack.</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="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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>The on-ear cans certainly have a premium feel, as you&#39;d expect given their US$300 price tag; they&#39;re wrapped in leather and sport an attractive diamond-patterned finish. The set we tried out were a prototype model, and we&#39;re told that some of the design elements will change in the finished product &ndash; most notably, the switch on the base of the left-hand earpiece will change, and there&#39;s a 3D printed element that will be replaced with a more polished-looking component.</p> <p>The NCL1s delivered clear highs and a balanced soundscape during our test &ndash; inevitably, the active noise cancellation introduced a more tinny note to the audio, but it still sounded impressive &ndash; and effectively stripped out the simulated aircraft engine noise played during our test. Unfortunately, halfway through our test the Philips stand played host to America&#39;s cheesiest rock band, which &ndash; unsurprisingly - overpowered the NCL1s&#39; noise-cancelling abilities and made it difficult to get a full impression of their abilities. We&#39;ll subject them to a more in-depth test in controlled conditions as soon as we can get a set in the Stuff.tv office for review.</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="You don&#039;t know jack – these cans plug into the iPhone&#039;s Lightning port " alt="You don&#039;t know jack – these cans plug into the iPhone&#039;s Lightning port " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-02.jpg?1420878699" /> </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="This 3D printed element won&#039;t feature on the production model" alt="This 3D printed element won&#039;t feature on the production model" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-06.jpg?1420878699" /> </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>So, without battery power, how much will the NCL1s&#39; active noise cancellation tax your iPhone&#39;s power supply? Not much, Philips tells us; Apple mandates that Lightning-powered devices draw no more than 50mA, which should have a minimal impact on your iPhone&#39;s battery life.</p> <p>Philips showed us a demo app that lets you switch the active noise cancellation feature on and off; the commercial release of the app will also let you switch on an &quot;open-ear&quot; mode, which lets in some ambient noise, and &quot;natural voice&quot; mode, which is calibrated for voice calls. The final version of the app will also feature a widget that will let you control the headphones&#39; ANC feature from the pull-down Notifications menu.</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="Any port in a storm; the NCL1s&#039; Lightning connector" alt="Any port in a storm; the NCL1s&#039; Lightning connector" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-04.jpg?1420878699" /> </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="Philips&#039; demo app – the final version will include a pull-down widget" alt="Philips&#039; demo app – the final version will include a pull-down widget" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-03.jpg?1420878699" /> </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>Perhaps the most interesting feature of the NCL1s is the ability to upgrade them with new sound profiles which are stored on the headphones themselves, using the Lightning cable&#39;s two-way data transfer. One notable omission from the prototype is a remote and mic; we&#39;d expect this to feature on the production model, though.</p> <p>The Philips NCL1 headphones will be available from April in the US, though SG pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed. We&#39;ll keep you posted with the details and a full review as soon as we can get our hands on a final version of the product.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature" target="_blank">All the latest news from CES 2015</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="The Philips NCL1 headphones" alt="The Philips NCL1 headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-05.jpg?1420878699" /> </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/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news#comments CES 2015 Headphones Philips Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:44:27 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457216 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Philips new Lightning-compatible noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin’ battery http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They’ll plug straight into your iPhone or iPad and actively shut out outside noise </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="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" alt="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-nc1l-main.jpg?1420768260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips&rsquo; new Fidelio NC1L headphones are something of a mould-breaker: they&rsquo;re the first active noise-cancelling headphones on this planet that don&rsquo;t require battery power. Instead, they draw power out of your iPhone or iPad.</p> <p>Yep, like last year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud">Fidelio ML2</a> cans, the NC1L ear goggles have a Lightning port and an on-board 24-bit DAC that converts digital audio signals from your Apple device into delicious analogue sound.</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="/sg/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>Philips says the NC1L uses audiophile-quality components all the way, and is keen to highlight the headphones&rsquo; main operating modes: the aforementioned battery-free active noise cancellation, which cuts out bothersome exterior sounds and lets you concentrate on whatever you&rsquo;re listening to; the open-ear design, which lets you hear everything that&rsquo;s going on around you (handy if you need to listen out for the doorbell, perhaps); and natural voice, which utilises the noise cancellation tech to improve audio quality when using the headphones to make phone calls.</p> <p>The Philips Fidelio NC1L will go on sale in the spring, priced at around &euro;299 (&pound;235).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/headphones/top-ten">The 10 best pairs of headphones on sale right now</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-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="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" alt="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-nc1l-side.jpg?1420768260" /> </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/sg/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no#comments CES 2015 Headphones Philips Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:26:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457094 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Razer’s entry-level Nabu X fitness tracker, Marvel’s first Ant-Man trailer, and more Star Wars headphones from 50 Cent http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue/ces-2015/fully-charged-razer-s-entry-level-nabu-x-fitness-tracker-marvel-s-first-ant-man-trailer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news tidbits you might’ve missed after another crazy day of CES </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="Razer Nabu X" alt="Razer Nabu X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-nabu-x.png?1420681569" /> </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="/sg/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"> Razer’s Nabu X cuts the fluff, cost </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 class="p1">The original Nabu <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/razer/ces-2014/part-smartwatch-part-fitness-band-razer-enters-wearables-race-nabu/news">turned heads last year</a> at CES 2014, but then took its sweet time making its way to stores, only shipping about a month ago. But Razer is already back at it with the Nabu X, a simpler and cheaper fitness tracker that has the same intriguing social elements built in.</p> <p class="p1">Unlike the pricier model, the Nabu X lacks an OLED display - instead, it uses vibrations and three small lights to alert you to notifications from a paired iPhone or Android smartphone. It&rsquo;ll also track your steps taken, distance walked, and hours slept, and the one-size-fits-all band (available in white or black) can be easily adjusted to fit your wrist.</p> <p class="p1">But while the Nabu X loses the screen, it still has the ability to communicate with other Nabu devices (of all kinds) - letting you high-five to share social media info, or compare activity stats. And it does so at half the price, as the Nabu X sells for &euro;49.99 (S$79). It&rsquo;ll launch on Razer&rsquo;s website on 13 January (and members of the Insider forum, at least U.S. ones, can get it for just $19.99 (S$27) at first) before becoming widely available later this spring.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/nabu-x">Razer</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/razer/ces-2014/part-smartwatch-part-fitness-band-razer-enters-wearables-race-nabu/news">Part smartwatch, part fitness band: Razer enters the wearables race with the Nabu</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"> Marvel’s Ant-Man trailer </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 class="p1">Paul Rudd starring in a Marvel superhero movie sounds like a rollicking good time, but there&rsquo;s something missing from this first look at the upcoming <em>Ant-Man</em>. No doubt, the absence of original director Edgar Wright - who <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/fully-charged-marvel-s-ant-man-loses-edgar-wright-free-star-wars-game-canceled-and-xbox-on">left after a decade</a> of involvement following creative differences - changes the expected dynamic, but maybe the trailer just doesn&rsquo;t grab the tone of the actual film. Fingers crossed, at least. <em>Ant-Man</em>, directed by Peyton Reed, is set to debut in cinemas on 17 July.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xInh3VhAWs8">YouTube</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-movies-watch-2015/feature">The best movies to watch in 2015</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/xInh3VhAWs8" 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 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"> More Star Wars headphones from 50 Cent </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 class="p1">Last May, 50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio brand issued <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re">four sets of Star Wars-inspired headphones</a> to mark Star Wars Day (&ldquo;May the 4th&hellip;&rdquo;). Well, the Force must have been with that co-branding deal, because it&rsquo;s back for another go-round with even more iconic-looking source subjects for each.</p> <p class="p1">The four new headphones are inspired by the looks of Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and the TIE Fighter, respectively, and each will sell for US$200 (S$268) when they all debut some time in Q2 this year. Any bets on it being a certain day in May again?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re">50 Cent releases Star Wars headphones</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-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="SMS Audio x Star Wars" alt="SMS Audio x Star Wars" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smsaudio-starwars-series2.jpg?1420681569" /> </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"> Philips Hue bulbs sync with 12 Monkeys show </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 class="p1"><em>12 Monkeys</em>, the 1995 sci-fi drama film from Terry Gilliam, has been transformed into a 13-episode television series that premieres on the U.S. SyFy channel next week. That&rsquo;s not why we&rsquo;re covering it in this space. We mention it because SyFy has teamed up with Philips to create custom paired home lighting for the show via the Hue connected bulbs.</p> <p class="p2">The special &ldquo;light track&rdquo; is available via the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/syfy-sync/id450488282?mt=8">SyFy Sync app</a> for iOS, which listens to the show as it plays and triggers changes in colour from the Hue bulbs based on audio cues. Such tracks will be available for all 13 episodes of the season, and since the audio cues are likely baked into the content, it stands to reason that you can probably use the Hue functionality even if you&rsquo;re not watching live on SyFy.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150105006323/en/Syfy-Philips-Pioneer-World-TV-Entertainment-12#.VKzLaIrF8ww">Business Wire</a>]</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-misfit-bolt-lightbulb-will-shine-every-colour-under-sun/news">CES 2015: Misfit Bolt lightbulb will shine every colour under the sun</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/bi4AtvfXlUA" 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/sg/hue/ces-2015/fully-charged-razer-s-entry-level-nabu-x-fitness-tracker-marvel-s-first-ant-man-trailer#comments CES 2015 Film and TV Headphones Health and fitness Hue Philips Razer Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1456988 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Parrot's Zik Sport headphones can tell how good a runner you are http://www.stuff.tv/sg/parrot/ces-2015-parrots-zik-sport-headphones-can-tell-how-good-runner-you-are/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Probably the smartest headphones in the world </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="More than just a pair of &#039;90s headphones" alt="Parrot Zik Sport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-zik-sport-2.jpg?1420433229" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve already seen headphones that can measure your heart rate, but at CES this year, Parrot&#39;s gone several steps further.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Zik Sport headphones not only know how fast your heart&#39;s beating, but how well you&#39;re running, measuring the steps you&#39;re taking, how long your feet are in touch with the ground and your cadence (steps per minute) via a built-in accelerometer.&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="/sg/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</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>There&#39;s something very &#39;90s cassette Walkman about the in-ears-plus-headband look of the lightweight plastic cans, but the tech is entirely 21st century: Bluetooth LE for wireless music streaming, built-in active noise cancelling and an array of microphones that allow the outside world in should you want to hear it.</p> <p>We had a brief play at the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas but didn&#39;t get the chance to listen to the Zik Sports. Regardless of how they good they sound, the concept is intriguing, particularly if the accelerometer can be taught to monitor other forms of exercise.</p> <p>They&#39;re still in prototype stage, so no pricing info yet, but Parrot expects to have them on shelves in 2015. We&#39;ll keep you posted.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015">All of our CES 2015 news so far</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-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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-zik-sport-3.jpg?1420433229" /> </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/sg/parrot/ces-2015-parrots-zik-sport-headphones-can-tell-how-good-runner-you-are/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/parrot/ces-2015-parrots-zik-sport-headphones-can-tell-how-good-runner-you-are/news#comments CES 2015 Headphones Health and fitness Parrot Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:12:12 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456662 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Singapore Readers' Choice - your votes made this the Audio Product of the Year 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audio-product-year-2014-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Only the most audio-centric made the cut, and this made the biggest noise of all according to you </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="3000" height="2250" title="Audio Product of the Year 2014" alt="Audio Product of the Year 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Audio.jpg?1418745781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Audiophiles from all genres of music-appreciation voted in our Readers&rsquo; Choice 2014 awards, and named the top audio gadget that did all the golden ears justification.&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="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is it the Singapore-born Creative Roar or the X-mini Clear that you chose? Or is it another audio gadget that&rsquo;s known to be a more global name &ndash; such as the B&amp;O BeoLab 17, Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3, or Sony MDR-Z7? Enough of the suspense, here&#39;s what&#39;s top of the pops for you.&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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Sennheiser Urbanite XL </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" id="docs-internal-guid-6570b5f2-a140-60cd-abc7-47edcd909d99">Only the most audio-centric made the cut, and the Sennheiser Urbanite XL was a clear winner when it came to the Audio Product of the Year 2014 award. Big on bass and deep in detail, these over-ear headphones are any style-conscious city clicker&rsquo;s choice. Plus, they&rsquo;re pleasing to the ears just as they are to the eyes. And they even fold away for convenience and portability &ndash; double tick!</p> </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"> Shoutout for the shortlisted </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>They might not have received the majority of your votes, but these shortlisted nominees deserve a nod of recognition for being in the running.</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"> 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"> B&amp;O BeoLab 17 </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>Bang &amp; Olufsen has promised to deliver &quot;Immaculate Wireless Sound&quot; with its B&amp;O BeoLab 17 speakers and sub. It may look as bonkers as ever but the speaker brings about all kinds of auralsome. It uses the 5.2-5.8 GHz wireless range and is one of the first speakers with the WISA wireless standard (which supports hi-res 24-bit, 96KHz audio).</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="B&amp;O BeoLab 17" alt="B&amp;O BeoLab 17" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bando.jpg?1418745781" /> </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"> Creative Roar </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 Creative Roar is a portable bluetooth speaker that represents everything that&rsquo;s heading in the right direction for Creative since its fall from grace almost a decade ago. And going by what&rsquo;s mentioned in the industry about this audio tool, the Creative Roar is probably one of the high-performance portable speakers you should part with your cash for.</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="Creative Roar" alt="Creative Roar" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/creative.jpg?1418745781" /> </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"> Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3 </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 Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3 gets you all deejay-ed up and ready to go. The stylish tactile DJ console is made from an aluminium top plate, is portable and provides an authentic mixing and scratching experience. And its Spotify and iTunes integration may impress more than just a few. &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="Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3" alt="Pioneer DDJ-WEGO3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pionee.jpg?1418745781" /> </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"> 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>The Sony MDR-Z7 marks Sony&rsquo;s flagship high-resolution audio headset. It&rsquo;s got class, it&rsquo;s got style, and most importantly, it boasts high-resolution audio. It&rsquo;s got a 70mm HD driver unit that completely covers your ear, meaning it&rsquo;s got massive ear cups, so you&rsquo;ll get to hear all of the deep lows and limpid highs.</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-Z7" alt="Sony MDR-Z7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony_0.jpeg?1418745781" /> </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-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"> X-mini Clear </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>Check out this sexy back &ndash; and get your head out of the gutter, we&rsquo;re talking about the X-mini Clear. Commemorating X-mini&rsquo;s 49th birthday, this 49th product of the company may be partially transparent from its rear&nbsp;but comes with a custom 2.1 audio system and a 70mm active long-throw subwoofer that is enhanced with 3-mode mood lighting.</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="4444" height="3333" title="X-mini Clear" alt="X-mini Clear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1.%20CLEAR_WHITEBG_45FRONTL_KEY_01%20%28Hi%20Res%29.jpg?1418745781" /> </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/sg/audio-product-year-2014-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature#comments Docks and Speakers Headphones Readers' Choice Awards 2014 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452354 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Merging sound and design is what the new on-ear headphones is all about </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="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/H2.jpg?1417663219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>People no longer buy tech just for its sole purpose anymore &ndash; now, it has to also be a fashion accessory that is an extension of a person&rsquo;s personal style. And that&rsquo;s what Bang &amp; Olufsen is offering with its BeoPlay H2 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="/sg/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"> All about the music </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>As for its sound, it features Bang &amp; Olufsen&rsquo;s Signature Sound, which basically lets you get music just the way the artiste intended you to hear it. There&rsquo;s also a Bang &amp; Olufsen 40 mm custom driver inside the headphones, and a bass port for a full music experience.</p> <p>The BeoPlay H2 comes out of the box with a three-button remote and microphone, so you can answer calls, change the songs, or manage the volume right from the cord. From January 2015 the company will launch a variety of cable accessories to suit different uses.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to pick up the BeoPlay H2 for S$348 from the Bang &amp; Olufsen Grand Hyatt showroom from November 21. And be spoilt for choice, there are three colours to pick from &ndash; Carbon Blue, Silver Cloud and Feldspar Green.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsens-wireless-beolab-17-18-and-19-speakers-are-all-kinds-auralsome/news">Bang &amp; Olufsen&#39;s wireless BeoLab 17, 18, and 19 speakers are all kinds of auralsome&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="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/h22.jpg?1417663219" /> </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/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news#comments Headphones Music Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:46:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454616 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Sony MDR EX650APs are our Headphones of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-headphones-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s brass-forged buds walk away on top </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="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Sony MDR EX650APs are our Headphones of the Year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: The Sony MDR EX650APs are our Headphones of the Year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-headphones-sony-MCR-EX650AP-FINAL.jpg?1418297077" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The headphones market is more massive than ever, and that makes your choice of which pair to purchase more perilous than ever. </p> <p>But fear not, for we&rsquo;ve spent the last twelve months jacked into cans of all shapes and sizes, to come up with the shortlist the very best of 2014. </p> <p>It&#39;s Sony&#39;s little brass in-ears that nab the grand prize however. And here&#39;s why:</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="/sg/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</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"> Winner: Sony MDR-EX650AP </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>While they&rsquo;re technically made of brass, the goldish hue of Sony&rsquo;s EX650s is rather apt for the year&rsquo;s podium-topping headphones. Thankfully the brass construction doesn&rsquo;t restrict your choice of tunes to Now That&rsquo;s What I Call Trumpeting but it does provide a weighty home for the 12mm drivers, which pump equally weighty sound into your ears. A brilliant tonal balance, an expansive soundstage and a phone-friendly remote make these buds the ultimate upgrades, plus they&rsquo;re more comfortable than a litter of puppies in a onesie.&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="Sony MDR-EX650AP" alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-Sony-MDR-EX650_0.jpg?1418297077" /> </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"> Runner-up: SoundMagic E10S </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>There&rsquo;s good value, and there&rsquo;s obscenely good value, and these SoundMagic in-ears are the latter. They sound ridiculously good for the money, are good looking and nicely made, and even have a clever switch on the cable for maximum smartphone compatibility. Truly bargain-tastic.&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="1200" height="900" title="SoundMagic E10S" alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-Soundmagic-E10S.jpg?1418297077" /> </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"> Runner-up: AKG Y50 </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>If you&rsquo;re hankering after a pair of headphones with a bit of style about them, AKG probably isn&rsquo;t the first name to spring to mind. But unlike a lot of those other trendy on-ear cans, these Y50s actually sound as good as they look - punchy, weighty and detailed. </p> <p>Don&rsquo;t fancy the red? Go for yellow, blue or black instead.</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="AKG Y50 " alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-akg-y50_0.jpg?1418297077" /> </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"> Runner-up: Philips Fidelio M1 MkII </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>If you&rsquo;re going to spend a big chunk of cash on some new cans you&rsquo;re entitled to expect something a bit classy. That&rsquo;s what the new version of the Philips Fidelio M1s are. Subtle, understated and beautifully built. </p> <p>If you do want to attract a bit of attention you can go for white, blue or the black ones with a flash of orange, but that&rsquo;s not what these on-ears are really about - they&rsquo;re about hi-fi quality tunage on the move.&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="1200" height="900" title=" Philips Fidelio M1 MkII" alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-Philips-Fidelio-M1-MKII_0.jpg?1418297077" /> </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"> Runner-up: Bose QuietComfort 25 </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>Want peace and quiet on that long-haul flight? You could pay for a business class seat, or for a fraction of the cost you could buy these blindingly brill Bose noise-cancellers. </p> <p>They do a great job of blocking out the chattering, snoring and farting of your fellow flyers and replace it with really smooth, fluid audio from your boredom-beating music or movies. Also works with buses, trains and offices.&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="1200" height="900" title="Bose QuietComfort 25" alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-bose-QuietComfort-25_0.jpg?1418297077" /> </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"> Runner-up: Philips Fidelio M2BT </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>You don&rsquo;t have to spend a lot to get wireless headphones, but you do have to spend quite a bit if you want utterly amazing wireless headphones, which is what these Philips Fidelio M2BTs are.</p> <p>Think of them as the M1 MkIIs above but with the cable replaced with audiophile-grade aptX Bluetooth and you&rsquo;re along the right lines. Essentially they&rsquo;re really well made, subtly stylish and sonically superb. <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: These are the best gadgets of the year</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="Philips Fidelio M2BT" alt="The 6 best headphones of 2014 - Stuff Gadget Awards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-headphones-Philips-Fidelio-M2BT_0.jpg?1418297077" /> </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/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-headphones-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-6-best-headphones-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2014 Headphones Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:11:40 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454528 at http://www.stuff.tv Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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"> UPDATED 30/10/14: Fitness fanatics, the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless go on sale from 1 November in Singapore, for S$298 </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?1414633968" /> </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="/sg/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>UPDATED 30/10/14: Fitness fanatics, the Jabra&nbsp;Sport Pulse Wireless go on sale from 1 November in Singapore, for S$298. You&#39;ll be able to pick it up from&nbsp;Apple premium resellers, Challenger, Harvey Norman, Stereo Electronics and other authorised resellers.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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?1414633968" /> </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/sg/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news#comments Headphones Jabra Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:41:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446054 at http://www.stuff.tv Sennheiser’s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-s-new-urbanite-and-urbanite-xl-are-big-bass-deep-detail/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The style-conscious city slicker’s choice of headphones are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the ears </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’s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail" alt="Sennheiser’s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/URBANITE_XL_RAINBOW_SIDE.jpg?1414123855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you thought the Momentum was the last you saw (and heard) of Sennheiser&rsquo;s stylish soundgear, you seriously need to meet the new Urbanite.</p> <p class="p1">Designed for the well, urbanite, Urbanite is perfect for the modern city dweller who loves his tunes bassy, but is discerning enough to desire quality too. Who says you can&rsquo;t have your bass and appreciate the detail too?</p> <p class="p1">But enough of that, on to the main event - the on-ear Urbanite and over-ear Urbanite XL.</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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Loaded with 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>Built to deliver big bass beats, you&rsquo;d expect to have to compromise on clarity. But not with the Urbanite line. You get equal detail across all frequencies, unmuffled by the bass thanks to Sennheiser&rsquo;s audio expertise.&nbsp;While both headphone styles use the same drivers, their earcups will make a difference in the way they sound thanks to passive noise cancellation.</p> <p class="p1">Made with mobile users in mind, both the Urbanite (S$269) and Urbanite XL (S$339) come with a detachable cable featuring the all-important remote control and microphone to cater specifically to both iOS and Android users.&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="567" height="425" title="Loaded with sound" alt="Sennheiser’s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_7369.PNG?1414123855" /> </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"> Oozing with style that lasts </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>With looks like that, the Urbanite line wasn&rsquo;t made to be stashed away in your bag. Aluminium and fabric styling make them as pleasing to the eyes as they are to your ears. The padded headband is even supple enough to be twisted without cracking under the pressure. Trust us, we tried. Talk about enduring style.</p> <p class="p2">And when you want to tuck them away, they fold into themselves for convenience and portability, hitting all the right notes for the perfect pair of travel headphones. Or really, everyday portable headphones that don&#39;t stinge on sound or style.</p> <p class="p2">Watch out for the incoming social media campaign featuring Sup Clothing, a local indie fashion company to put Sennheiser&rsquo;s stamp on sound street style. If you&#39;re all about the bass (and treble), you&#39;ll definitely want to stand the chance to win complete outfits and Urbanite headphones ranging from S$500 to S$700.&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="Oozing with style that lasts" alt="Sennheiser’s new Urbanite and Urbanite XL are big on bass, deep in detail" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/URBANITE_XL_Nation_Collapsed_RGB.jpg?1414123855" /> </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/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-s-new-urbanite-and-urbanite-xl-are-big-bass-deep-detail/news#comments Headphones Sennheiser Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:51:17 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451233 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Picks: Jabra Move Wireless headphones and other gizmos to consider getting your hands on this weekend http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/stuff-picks-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-and-other-gizmos-consider-getting-your-hands-weekend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are some of the latest tech toys to grace the market </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="Stuff Picks: Jabra Move Wireless headphones and other gizmos to consider getting your hands on this weekend" alt="Stuff Picks: Jabra Move Wireless headphones and other gizmos to consider getting" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_5.jpeg?1416100136" /> </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="/sg/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"> Jabra Move Wireless headphones </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>Price:</strong> S$148</p> <p>Audio quality is by far the most important aspect when it comes to picking out a pair of headphones. Nope, you won&#39;t get that when you&rsquo;re picking out a cheaper unit. The Jabra Move Wireless headphones fits the bill on both fronts &ndash; its price won&rsquo;t burn a hole in your pocket and it boasts crystal clear audio and depth to music.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/new-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-all-about-audio-depth-and-quality/news">The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality&nbsp;</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"> Asus Zenbook NX500 </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>Price:</strong> TBA</p> <p>With everything getting smaller, lighter, and thinner these days, why should laptops miss out on it too? The Asus Zenbook NX500 is a 4K/UHD ultrabook that&rsquo;s just that. It&rsquo;s got a lightweight body and a high resolution screen with VisualMaster technology. It also has a IPS touch screen display that enables up to 10 points of multi-touch, a full-HD front-facing web camera, as well as support for Wireless-AC.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/asus/asus-zenbook-nx500-skinny-4k-ultrabook/news">Asus&rsquo; skinny Zenbook NX500 4K ultrabook is ready to slice and dice in Singapore</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="588" height="425" title="Asus Zenbook NX500" alt="Asus Zenbook NX500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_3.jpeg?1416100136" /> </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"> OnePlus One </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>Price: </strong>About S$373</p> <p>Getting a OnePlus One requires an exclusive invite. You beg and grovel from friends who have it. Annoying? Yes. But now, it&rsquo;s opened up the possibility of pre-orders, meaning anyone and everyone is entitled to get their hands on one. Go ahead and make an order from its webpage from 11pm, 27 October.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/one/oneplus-one-pre-orders-open-27th-october/news">OnePlus One pre-orders open on 27th October</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="604" height="453" title="OnePlus One " alt="OnePlus One " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.3.jpeg?1416100136" /> </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"> Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro </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>Price: </strong>S$2667</p> <p>We know some of you are into Yoga, and so is the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Well, not into the exercise form but in terms of all that twists and contortions it&rsquo;s capable of.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s got a watchband hinge and a reduced frame size from its predecessor but that doesn&rsquo;t mean it slacks in specs &ndash; it comprises a gorgeous QHD+ 3200x1800 touch display protected by Gorilla Glass and runs on Intel&#39;s new Broadwell chip.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lenovo/lenovo-s-yoga-3-pro-even-slimmer-and-lighter-thanks-watchband-hinge/news">Lenovo&rsquo;s Yoga 3 Pro is even slimmer and lighter thanks to watchband hinge</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="604" height="453" title="Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro " alt="Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.4.jpeg?1416100136" /> </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"> Parrot Zik 2.0 </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>Price: </strong>S$475</p> <p>If there&rsquo;s a reason to chuck out your old headphones, it could possibly be the Parrot Zik 2.0. One look at these colourful cans will turn heads and its headphones have no fewer than eight microphones. It&rsquo;s also slimmed down from the previous version and its plastic make has been replaced with leathery somethings. What more can you ask for?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/parrot/parrot-zik-20-now-slimmer-and-prettier/news">Parrot Zik 2.0 is now slimmer and prettier&nbsp;</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="567" height="425" title="Parrot Zik 2.0 " alt="Parrot Zik 2.0 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_3.jpeg?1416100136" /> </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/sg/asus/stuff-picks-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-and-other-gizmos-consider-getting-your-hands-weekend#comments Asus Headphones Jabra Laptops Lenovo OnePlus Parrot Smartphones Stuff Picks Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1451153 at http://www.stuff.tv The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/new-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-all-about-audio-depth-and-quality/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new headset lands in Singapore, and costs S$148 </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="The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality" alt="The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9f9O7YERzXFvRt-AhGwPXyUu59XAf.jpg?1413878726" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All you want from your new pair of headphones is crystal clear audio and some depth to the music but yet, you find that many of the units you&rsquo;ve tried are just missing that element?</p> <p>No one said finding the perfect pair of headphones was easy but if that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re looking for, Jabra&rsquo;s new Move Wireless headphones might not only catch your eye, but maybe your ears too.</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="/sg/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"> Audio insanity </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>As it&rsquo;s wireless, it features automatic pairing and voice guidance. But if you&rsquo;re in a situation where you need a wire, such as if you&rsquo;re on a flight or own a non-Bluetooth enabled device, it comes with a detachable 3.5mm audio cable.</p> <p>It also boasts Jabra&rsquo;s signature Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, which basically aims to deliver premium digital sound in crisp and clear mids and highs while embodying clean lines and a minimalist style.</p> <p>The headset will cost you S$148, and you&rsquo;ll be able to pick it up from Apple premium resellers, Challenger, Harvey Norman, as well as other Jabra authorised reseller stores. You&rsquo;ve also got a choice of colours &ndash; between cobalt, cayenne, or coal, so go ahead and pick which suits your personality and lifestyle best.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mo-fis-built-amp-brings-new-sound-definition-your-headphones/news">Mo-Fi&#39;s built in amp brings new sound definition to your headphones&nbsp;</a></p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </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="The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality" alt="The new Jabra Move Wireless headphones is all about audio depth and quality" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_t1tbGD5B1wN5bjJbI5.jpg?1413878726" /> </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/sg/jabra/new-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-all-about-audio-depth-and-quality/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/new-jabra-move-wireless-headphones-all-about-audio-depth-and-quality/news#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones Jabra Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:57:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450966 at http://www.stuff.tv PROMOTED: 5 Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones that will change how you listen to music forever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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?1417364213" /> </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="/sg/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.com.sg/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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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.com.sg/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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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.com.sg/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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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.com.sg/product/xba-a2">Find out more about the XBA-A2 here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sony.com.sg/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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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="https://docs.google.com/a/haymarket.com/forms/d/1MhLgJI5XMSgAbWZkTrWhtSoZBtQOLdwU1xdFX0Ft7xA/viewform">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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </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?1417364213" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/promoted-hi-res-audio-headphones-sony/feature#comments Headphones Hi-Res Audio Promotion Sony Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:11:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1449836 at http://www.stuff.tv These cat ear headphones are an otaku's dream come true http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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 ($317,610).</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="/sg/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 (S$191) 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/sg/these-cat-ear-headphones-are-otakus-dream/news#comments Crowdfunding Geek accessories Headphones Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:49:53 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1449856 at http://www.stuff.tv