Items tagged with headphones

It should be common sense that electronic devices can cause interference with other electronic devices (remember the old pacemaker / microwave problem?). After all, an earlier study about RFID tags interfering with medical devices has been released, and a new study released on Sunday shows that headphones might throw off pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) when placed within an inch of the medical devices. The presentation, titled Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) of Implanted Cardiac Devices by MP3 Player Headphones was shown at the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in New Orleans on Sunday. It took a look at the possible interaction between the... Read more...
Here comes a set of headphones that readily lets you know if your kids have raised the volume to an unsafe level (most likely this product will go over like a lead balloon with teens). The Guardian HA-31 headphones, by Hamilton Electronics, has red and green LEDs on the earcup. If you can't guess, red means "too loud". Hamilton Electronics, a leader in electronics for the education market since 1933, is now introducing The Guardian Wired Headphone with SLM (Sound Level Monitor) technology. The Guardian has green and red LED lights so parents can visually monitor listening levels. A green light indicates a safe listening volume and a red light indicates that the sound... Read more...
Any gamer or audio enthusiast will tell you that Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones and audio equipment around. The Sennheiser HD 435 features a detachable, single-sided cable that has an integrated volume control. You can use this headset at home with a mini hi-fi system, on your PC, and even with portable players.Sennheiser is a name most are familiar with even if you don't own any of their products. I know I've seen more than my fair share of people recommending their headphones on various forums as well as countless positive reviews of Sennheiser products as well. Since I'm apparently one of the few people who doesn't own a pair of Sennheiser headphones of my own, I was eager to... Read more...
Hardware Zone has posted an article in which they preview Sennheiser's 2006 line of consumer headphones. Given the amount of money enthusiasts spend on the latest graphics cards, processors, and sound cards to improve their overall gaming experience it seems easy to justify spending a few extra dollars on a quality set of headphones. For those looking for pure audio bliss and realism from a set of headphones, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Sennheiser for the price. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser focuses on microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, headphone transducer technology, and most... Read more...
Penstarsys has published a review of the Icemat Audio Siberia Headphones. Given the success Icemat has had with their mousepad business, there seems to be a good chance that these headphones are a quality product. Let's just hope listening to music through these headphones sounds better than the product's name.Now I'll tell you what I really think of the Siberias. They are excellent and that's basically all I have to say. They are comfortable, have some unique styling (I walked over to Ace's Hardware a few days back and the guy working the counter said something to the effect of "What the hell are those? Oh, headphones, cool."), sound excellent on most any material you throw their way, and almost... Read more...
These things aren't cheap, but according to techFEAR, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headphones are a nice set of heaphones. They're geared towards gamers, so you comfort and sound quality should be excellent for the $140-$100 asking price."Gamers' headphones require three things to compete: Long-term comfort, impeccable sound, and a quality microphone. The SteelSound 5H headphones may have addressed all three. Read on to find out."... Read more...
CrossFire! You'll get caught up in the... CrossFire! Yeah, I know some of you remember that game:) Today is different though, as it's ATI's CrossFire we're talking about. The reviews are in, and HotHardware's own Marco Chiappetta takes a look at ATI's answer to SLI. Check back later tonight for some CrossFire coverage in our news post. Thermaltake Bigwater SE Water Cooling Kit Review @ Tweaknews.net "Some time ago, Thermaltake entered this market with a complete system they called Bigwater. Recently, Thermaltake introduced their next generation successor to the Bigwater liquid cooling system. Dubbed the Bigwater SE (I assume this means Second Edition), Thermaltake has added/subtracted/changed... Read more...
For those of you not watching football at the moment, I ask you to take a look below at our latest news offerings. I'm going to get straight to it since I'll be off shortly to watch my beloved Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers. Enjoy! Gigabyte GA-81915P Duo Pro-A @ Club Overclocker "This board gives you the flexibility to keep your DDR and your AGP video card with the option to later upgrade to DDR2 and PCI Express. This sounds perfect for the person that wants to gradually upgrade their system. I know that upgrading your CPU and board can be a little expensive, but at least now you don't have to upgrade the RAM and the video card at the same time." LTB USB Pro 5.1 Headphone Set... Read more...
Hey everyone! So here I am, posting the news on a friday night. Nerd, or dedicated news jockey? A little bit of both actually ;) Seriously though, I'm heading out in a few minutes so I've got to do this fast. Let's get it on! Mentor HSMT-UD headphones @ Legit Reviews "I first listened to music and then watched a couple of action DVD movies with the Mentor HSMT-UD headphones and thought they sounded great. I really noticed the difference when I used them to play games. I first tried them with Battlefield 1942 and found it much easier to tell which direction I was taking fire from..." Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Review @ EXTREME Overclocking "When you get to the point where... Read more...
Good morning all!  There is a lot going on today in the computer hardware world.  My e-mail was loaded with a broad array of hardware reviews from primo headphones to the Dothan from Intel.  So get comfortable as we take a journey through today's hardware tid-bits... The Tech Zone takes a look at Altec Lansing's top of the line AHS-602 headset: "SRS Headphone technology is an audio enhancement technology that provides a realistic and spacious listening experience through standard headphones. Based on the same psychoacoustic research as the patented, Sound Retrieval System (SRS) and further refined for use with headphones. This technology uses the spatial information from recordings... Read more...
Hey gang.  It looks like this is a sleepy Friday with little happenings in the hardware world.  We've got a few items for you and hopefully more will roll in later.  This will be my last post for a few weeks.  By this time next week I hope to be moving in to my new place in North Carolina.  My focus will be to get up and running as quickly as possible, so I should see you back here in the first week of May.  I'll see ya then! Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Real Surround Headphones Review @ myWORLD Hardware: "The Zalman ZM-RS6F Theatre 6 Real Surround Sound headphones was designed with interesting intentions, that is to provide real multichannel audio over headphones.... Read more...
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