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Headphone Wranglers


Let’s be honest with ourselves. Wrapping headphones around a phone or iPod keeps them organized for exactly 4.26 seconds. Ok so we’re exaggerating — but you get the point. If you’d prefer not to waste another minute of your day untangling headphone cords, then dig into that coin collection and buy a pair of BudTrap…

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Can stand it

Sieveking Sound Omega Headphone Stand

Those headphones you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on deserve more than a place on your end table or desk. Steam molded from a single piece of wood shaped into the shape of an omega symbol the Sieveking Sound Omega Headphone Stand ($179) is offered in 4 different veneers (walnut, zebrano, cherry and maple), and coated…

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Gift Guide 2010: The Technophile

As men, we’ll always be suckers for shiny things. There’s no point in fighting it. Particularly when they can help do things like battle our inbox(s), catch up on missed episodes of the shows we’re too busy to watch, or single-handedly sway the tide of battles using just our thumbs. This gift list is a…

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Zippidy Do Da

Zipbuds Tangle-Resistant Earbuds By DGA

Solving the earbud cord rat’s nest every morning is a daily ritual we see far too often at the gym or morning commutes. Of course, if everyone had Zipbuds ($40) that might be a different case. The zipbuds use a clever integrated zipper wire system that’s made from durable, Kevlar reinforced cabling. Long story short,…

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Da Bomb

Atomic Floyd MiniDarts Heaphones

There are plenty of great headphone companies out there hoping you’ll choose their ear buds when you finally develop the will power to give those old Gameboy headphones a merciful death. Many however aren’t phone friendly due to the lack of an integrated mic. Atomic Floyd’s MiniDarts Heaphones ($240) certainly aren’t cheap, but for the…

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Solid Wood Performance

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

The sealed-back Denon AH-D5000 headphones have been long known for their performance with a signature warm, lush mid-range and fantastic bass. The real mahogany wood-back ear cups are rare in the metal/plastic laden world of headphones (though we’ve seen some great alternatives exist). It’s a headphone befitting of the 100-year old Japanese audio company and…

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Drop Dead Gorges! (and Gorgeous too)

Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones

Gym rats who prefer the comfort of over the ear headphone comfort, listen up. The Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Headphones ($80) are the sleekest looking gym approved headphones we’ve come across, and less than you’d think. Capable of playing up-to eight hours of stereo music via glorious wire-free Bluetooth, the SB1’s are perfect for everything from…

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Bose Quality. Wal-Mart Price.

Bose In-Ear Headphones

There are two types of people in this world, audiophiles, and well… people who don’t know what that word means. In a world where the quality of bass in a pair of headphones in more important then your mother’s upcoming birthday, headphones and earphones can get very, very expensive. The innovators at Bose have successfully…

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Créme De La Sound

AKG K702 Headphones

When it comes to headphones, you may know of the “S” brands: Sennheiser, Sony, and Shure, but audiophiles have long been listening to Austrian-made AKG Acoustics. As a long time user of AKG headphones, we felt it worth our (and your) time to introduce you to a set that might not necessarily fly on your…

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Blast Baddies And Your Eardrums At The Same Time

Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones

The Ear Force X4 Wireless Surround Sound Headphones are the absolute best solution for bringing the room-filling sound of your favorite Xbox 360 games straight to your brain. With the X4 from Turtle Beach you can play without disturbing anyone – and without sacrificing sound quality.

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The V-Moda Vibe, Part Deux

V-Moda Vibe II Headphone/Headset

One month with the V-MODA Vibe II headphone/headset has proven two things: There is a decent combination headphone/headset solution for iPods and media players. You don’t have to compromise weight for functionality and sound quality. The V-Moda Vibe II’s are successors to the popular Vibe headphones, which a couple of the guys here at Gear…

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Shure SE102 Headphones

Sure About The Shure SE102’s Having procured an Apple 3G iPhone not long ago, I realized that 1: the earphones were outrageously miserable and 2:, I needed earphones that had a built-in mic to make calls and listen to music. Time for a solution. Taking a recommendation, I looked into a set of Shure headphones….

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Klipsch Image Headphones | Editor’s Choice

[click on image to enlarge] Tempted as you may be to associate the Klipsch Image headphones with the tattered original headphones currently strangling to your ipod; one listen to these copper beauties and you’ll know these are a class apart. Touted as the smallest and lightest headphones in production, we put these miniscule tubes through…

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Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphone

If you’re like us, those pesky iPod headphone wires are always in the way. Rid yourself of the hassle these Bluetooth 2.0 based wireless headphones. The wireless receiver attaches to any 3.5mm headphone jack instantly giving you freedom of movement without interruption of music. The headphones feature: Integrated controls: Volume controls and Bass Boost put…