Shure has been killing it for years with their line of professional in-ear monitors. In 2010, they turned their attention to full-sized headphones. Does the SRH-940, their latest and greatest closed-back model, earn its keep?
The new Koss Porta Pro KTC headphones aren't exactly new. They're an update to a product that's been a mainstay since the '80s. And now you can get these retro cans with an iOS remote. It's about time.
Earbuds (or good ones, anyway) work like corks for your ears: sealing in music while blocking surrounding sounds. They're fine when you're safe at home, but not so much outside when you need to be aware of your environment.
The 251 candy-colored lights on this MIDI controller are your trippy spiritual guide to the music you're making. Watch the crazy LED test above or this fresh hands-on from the Verge. You gotta experience it, man.
Part of it is branding, to be sure. But in Pitchfork's Resonant Frequency column, Mark Richardson rails not against the quality of the Beats line of headphones and its signature, overloaded bass, but rather argues that they're a viable alternative for a new era of music.
When I was in college a microcassette recorder was the state-of-the-art way to record a lecture. But now, this novelty digital recorder that's only made to look like a microcassette makes me feel terribly old and dated.
The Gibson Firebird X is the first digital guitar that even the most fervent analog luddite won't write off as a gadgetar. Lots of guitar technology claims to offer you infinite sounds and disappoints. This is what infinity feels like.
Chips and ketchup, unicorns and glitter, Beats Electronics and Monster. One of these things just doesn't belong, one of these things is not like the others. After a five-year collaboration, the two companies have terminated their relationship but do hope to remain friends.
With the proliferation of phones and tablets as the primary listen devices for music, some producers go so far as to mix their tracks for tiny mono speakers, *cough*Akon*cough*. Others take the opposite approach, bypassing these tiny tweeters in favour of streaming the tunes to something a bit more robust.
The Sennheiser HD 700s are open-backed audiophile headphones, which — you guessed it — aren't cheap. But if the company's legendary, top-of-the-line HD 800s were always in your sights but out of reach, the HD 700s might be exactly what you're looking for.
I bet you're looking at these ZIK Parrot by Starck cans and thinking how hot they are. Hey! Eyes up here, buddy. Don't be shallow. They're packed tight with some very cool tech, but yes, they are begging to be stroked.