The Good Monster’s Heartbeats 2.0 by Lady Gaga have a unique look that improves the design of the original Monster Heartbeats earphones. We also liked the flat, tangle-resistant cord, the integrated mic for making cell phone calls, and its pop-optimized sound. The Bad Sound isn’t terribly detailed, and the ControlTalk mic lacks volume control. The Bottom Line The Heartbeats 2.0 […]

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LAS VEGAS–The $300 headphone market is starting to get pretty crowded, so what’s a company like Monster to do? Go even further upscale with a new pair of “ultra-premium” $550 Genesis headphones. The company says the new model features a “sculpted, patented over-ear design and the most advanced active noise-cancellation technology Monster has ever introduced.” […]

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nding competitor in the iPod speaker market, so it makes sense that the company now produces a variety of headphones, as well. It currently makes three sets of BackBeat earphones: the Titanium 326, Plus 206, and Classic 106. About $10 separates each in price, and while the headphones here list for $79.99, they can be found […]

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Panasonic RP-WF930-S review

  • Jun 30, 2020

The Good Affordable, 900MHz wireless headphones; surround-sound effect; very comfortable; base unit recharges batteries; built-in volume control. The Bad Noise and hiss can intrude on the sound. The Bottom Line Panasonic’s affordable wireless headphones feel comfortable and sound great. Editor’s note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find […]

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Jabra Stone 2 review

  • Jun 30, 2020

he Jabra Stone Bluetooth headset, which was introduced almost a year ago, was one of a few Bluetooth headsets we thought was stylish enough to not trigger too much embarrassment when worn. That is due to its unique and discreet design that stays close to the ear, looking more like modern jewelry than a telemarketer headpiece. The […]

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The Good Discrete 5.1 surround-sound headphones; supports headset chatting; easy to use; detachable microphone; compatible with most PCs, gaming consoles, and any device with an optical audio output. The Bad Included 3-foot optical cable and USB cable won’t get you far; heavy headphones; doesn’t work with the Wii; bass response isn’t great. The Bottom Line The AX 720 […]

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Sony MDR-1R review

  • Jun 30, 2020

The Good The Sony MDR-1R Premium Headphones‘ full-size, over-the-ear design and supple leather earpads lend a luxurious feel to an extraordinarily comfortable pair of headphones you can wear for hours at a time. The Bad They don’t fold flat for compact storage. The Bottom Line It’s true that Sony’s MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if […]

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Kicker EB51 Stereo Earbuds review

  • Jun 30, 2020

The Good The Kicker EB51 earbuds come in a variety of colors, they’re inexpensive, and they fit slightly better than stock earbuds. The Bad The Kicker EB51 earbuds won’t be comfortable for all users, audio quality is not great, and bass response is practically absent. The Bottom Line The Kicker EB51 earbuds are easy on the wallet and […]

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Soul by Ludacris SL300 review

  • Jun 30, 2020

The Good The Soul by Ludacris SL300s competes with other celebrity-endorsed headphones with active noise cancellation, a comfortably padded headband, and a generous array of accessories. The Bad An overbearing bass bump drowns out the clarity of the sonic profile, especially in songs with electronic instruments. The Bottom Line Although they won’t satisfy audiophiles and purists, we prefer the Soul […]

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LAS VEGAS–With its innovative hi-fi docking station, the upcoming Ghost Bee headphones by BeeWi add a new level of versatility to a typically straightforward headphone experience. According to BeeWi, Ghost Bee headphones can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device to support stereo music playback or hands-free communication. Along the edge of one of the earcups are […]

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