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Sennheiser launches Momentum limited edition headphones inspired by David Bowie

By Stefano on March 18th, 2013

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Rock star endorsed hardware has been a huge trend over the late few years, from Dr Dre’s Beats through to Motorhead’s goes louder than eleven audio range, every influential musician seems to be getting in on the act.

Now Sennheiser has landed one of the coolest collaborations of all. It is offering a limited edition (500 copies only) pair of Momentum headphones that commemorate its recent venture with David Bowie.

Sennheiser are one of the sponsors of the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition which opens on 23rd March at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. To commemorate this it is launching £329.99 Momentum headphones  inspired by the Dame, which it claims are a real ‘collectible for all Bowie and music fans.’

They don’t say a great deal about the Bowie branding. So let’s concentrate on the cans which come with a 3.5 mm stereo jack and an additional cable that has a smart remote and microphone so users can make and receive calls while the phones are connected to their phone.

They are a closed design and come with a luxurious and tough breathable leather headband for optimum sweat and water resistance

If you fancy a pair you need to go here to register your interest.



Accessories, Gadgets

CES 2013 – Onkyo debuts its first ever headphones range

By Stefano on January 7th, 2013

Japanese company Onkyo has always been big in home cinema and hi-fi and it has rustled up a pretty impressive iPhone dock or two.

Now it is having a crack at a new market – headphones. At CES it took the wraps off a new range designed to be paired up with smartphones and take personal listenting to a new level

Coming first in March are two closed-back on-ear models the £179 Onkyo ES-HF300 which features an audiophile-grade cable and the £149 Onkyo ES-FC300, which is available in three colour options and is packaged with a tangle-free flat profile elastomer cable

The phones sport two wide-range 40 mm titanium drivers and come with Onkyo’s unique ported bass sub-chambers, which apparently help define a deep, muscular bottom-end response. The aluminum driver housing (shaped to resemble the volume control on Onkyo’s hi-fi and A/V components) and single aluminum hanger presents a clean, understated profile.

The ES-FC300 is available in three finishes: black with red cable, white with white cable, and violet with violet cable. It features an elastomer cable with a flattened cross-section to minimise tangles.

There are also aluminum in-ear models due in April – the £129.99 Onkyo IE-HF300 and £99 Onkyo IE-FC300. Powered by a 14.3 mm dynamic transducer, Onkyo claims that these in-ear headphones balance silky bass with an open and natural mid range. The IE-HF300 is packaged with the audiophile-grade 6N copper cable, while the IE-FC300 comes with red, violet, or white tangle-free elastomer cable.



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Review: Retro Infinity Gold Headphones

By Laura on October 31st, 2011

Over the past few weeks I have been testing out i-Mego Retro Infinity Gold headphones.
i-Mego are relatively new to the audio market, but have been making a name for themselves as producers of high quality designer headphones, earphones and core audio accessories.

The Retro Infinity headphones, feature genuine leather headbands, with signature i-Mego stitching and in-line microphone and adaptor cables compatible with all mobile phone models, including iPhone, Sony-Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung. The headphones combine a vintage design with leading-edge audio technology, creating stylish audio gear that delivers clear and heavy sounds.

When I first saw them I was quite impressed by their appearance, but wondered whether they would be all looks. I could not have been more wrong. These headphones deliver great sound, block out background noise, and are probably some of the most comfortable headphones I have worn. Overall if you are looking for a fun looking pair of headphones with great sound – make sure to check these out.

To promote the headphones, iMego are running a competition in association with legendary Dubstep DJ, DJ Hatcha, called The DecksFactor. You can enter the competition on i-Mego’s facebook page by submitting your top five floor-filling tracks and win a one-to-one coaching session with DJ Hatcha in his studio. If that wasn’t enough you will get the chance to join him at a London club night.

Its an absolutely great opportunity for any budding DJ’s or anyone else who just loves clubbing and fancies a shot at DJing.

For you audio types find the i-Mego Retro Infinity Gold specs below.
Driver Diameter: 40 mm
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 102 ± 3dB
Impedance: 32 ohms
Weight: 230g
Cable: 1.2 or 2 m in length
Connector: 3.5mm stereo plug



Lifestyle & Gadgets

Wear your art on your ears: WESC’s artful headphones

By Colin Chapman on February 13th, 2009

WESC_headphones.jpgHeadphones are essential to life in London. How else can you survive bus journeys wedged in beside heavy breathing Giant Haystacks or avoid the life history of the mobile phone pest behind you?

Now your headphones can match not only your outfit but also that glorious podcast you’re listening to now that music is essentially free. I’m loving these nautical themed blue headphones (a collaboration between Brooklyn scenester Amy Gunther and artist Dennis Mcnett) by WESC who seem to have cornered the market in cute Fisher-Price looking headphones.

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Accessories

Fashion with function: Parra x The Perfect Unison headphones

By Jonathan Smith on December 3rd, 2008

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Of late your seeing more and more functional and fashionable accessories, in particular signature headphones. Doing the rounds this week are the Parra x The Perfect Unison headphones designed and made using the same techniques as David Burel’s skate boards. Made from Finnish birch and only coming out at 1.2mm thick these headphones are flexible and lightweight all without any reduction in sound quality with the outter band of birch adorned in Parra’s trademark style.

Available from some very select dealers such as The Lazy Dog, Paris.

Jump through for more pics.

[Via glltn.com]

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