Sennheiser unveils two Adidas-branded earphones at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Also noted are some plans for an iPhone-compatible earphone/headset. Continue reading for details and information on pricing.
The iPhone is an outstanding multimedia tool, but it’s not perfect. One of the most noteworthy problems is its lack of stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility. If you want to listen to music and talk, you end up with a clunky solution. Enter the Etymotic HF2 Noise-Isolating Headset + Earphones. The quality of music and the effectiveness of the built-in mic make it a powerful solution.
Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are a crowd favorite for upper-end audio at an high cost. Monster now is making an in-ear earphone under the Beats label listed as “Beats by Dr. Dre Tour” or simply “Dr. Dre Tour”. While the style of these is unmistakable and the label of Dr. Dre is appealing, these tout the same premium price like its bigger brother. If you are looking for a premium set of earphones, is this the one you should bite on?
The Sennheiser PMX80s are great headphones for those of you that run with music. These stay in place no matter how hard you run and they actually sound decent. The neck band does keep the earphones in place, but resting the back of your head on a bench at the gym could jostle these around. These seem to hold up fine to sweat and are also water resistant, so a light washing/cleaning works fine with these.
For most non-audiophiles, their only request is to have more bass. These things deliver for both kinds of people. The mids and highs are wonderful. You must get a good seal when wearing these; I suggest the foam pads. Take the time to decide which tip fits you best: it will pay off. With a good seal, the sound isolation is phenomenal. I cannot hear a thing with these in.
Etymotic Research is known for their high quality products and the MC5 is ER’s response to user complaints about their bass. I had very high expectations for these earphones and Etymotic Research did impress me with these mid/upper-priced earphones.
Today at CES 2011, Sennheiser launched a new addition to its noise-canceling earphone and headphone line. The CXC 700 ear-canal phone is armed with the same noise reduction technology—Sennheiser’s NoiseGard digital system—that previous noise reduction headphones from the manufacturer have utilized.