noise-cancelling headphones Stories January 28, 2016

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While it’s widely rumored that the iPhone 7 will drop the headphone jack when it launches later this year, known Apple audio supplier Cirrus Logic may have hinted about how Apple plans to handle this transition. Speaking to analysts and investors during the company’s latest earnings call (via BI), CEO Jason Rhode made a few interesting comments about what might be planned for later this year.

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noise-cancelling headphones Stories January 8, 2015

HARMAN JBL Aware

Harman JBL Reflect Aware left, Philips Fidelio NC1L right

Noise-cancelling headphones are great, but they do have one big drawback: noise-cancellation requires power, giving you yet another device to charge. Harman and Philips have each removed that pain-point, announcing noise-cancelling devices with a Lightning connector instead of a 3.5mm headphone jack, drawing their power from the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The Harman JBL Reflect Aware are earphones aimed at sports use, allowing you to choose the level of noise-cancellation – handy for times when you are on the street and want to retain some awareness of things like traffic noise. They come in at a reasonably wallet-friendly $149. Harman has them at CES, but no word yet on availability …  expand full story

noise-cancelling headphones Stories December 9, 2014

Apple makes great phones, tablets and computers; earphones not so much. The ones that come free with the iPhone look attractive, but they’re pretty much worth what you pay for them when it comes to sound quality.

Great sound, though, doesn’t come cheap, which is why a pair of premium headphones or earphones can make the perfect gift for someone who loves their music but perhaps doesn’t have the budget to really splash out on themselves.

If you’re buying for a musician, check out the more studio-oriented recommendations in our music gift guide. For those who will mostly use their headphones while on the move, read on …  expand full story

noise-cancelling headphones Stories September 3, 2014

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Belkin WeMo home automation 20% off, Audio Technica over-ears $125, iTunes GC 20% off, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Amazon GoldBox: 20% or more off popular Belkin, WeMo, and Linksys home automation products

Audio-Technica QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones (black/silver) $125 shipped (Reg. up to $186), more

$50 iTunes gift card for $40: save 20% on future apps, music, movies, more

Apple Deals:

Small States: This is Ground perfects craftsmanship with a purpose, giveaway worth $450, 15% discount

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  • New! Daily Deals: Dell Laser Printer $50, Klipsch In-Ear Headphones from $35, more
  • New! Games/Apps: 3DS Mario, Animal Crossing & DK titles for $25, iOS freebies, more
  • New! One year mag subs from w/ digital: Macworld $7.50, GQ $5, ESPN $5, more

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noise-cancelling headphones Stories November 8, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air giveaway, Toshiba portable HD 1TB $60/2TB $100, Panasonic Lumix G5 camera $300, more

Take a few minutes out of your lunch to cash in on some incredible deals. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

Weekend update:

  • 2nd Generation AppleTV, perfect for hacking, $80 shipped
  • 1080P LED Monitors: 24-inch AOC: $120 shipped, 27-inch Viewsonic (refurb): $141+ship
  • Headphone Deals up to 82% off: Beats by Dre, Soul by Ludacris, Sony MDR, Pioneer DJ cans, more
  • LG G2 5.2″ 1080P Android 4.2 quad-core phone on Verizon Wireless: Free /w plan

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Giveaway: Apple iPad Air with awesome SlickWraps protective skin

Hard Drive Deals: Toshiba portable 2TB $100/1TB $60, Seagate portable 1TB: $60, WD 3TB desktop: $100

Panasonic Lumix G5 16 MP Compact System Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens: $300

PNY StorEDGE flash memory expansion for MacBooks: 128GB $98, 64GB $40

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noise-cancelling headphones Stories October 7, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: Up to 70% off PNY memory products, Sony noise-canceling headphones $16, iCade controller, games, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Up to 70% off PNY SD Cards, USB sticks and batteries: 32GB starting at $16, 64GB: $29, 128GB: $54

Sony noise-canceling headphones w/ foldable design Black: $16, Silver: $20 (Reg. $50)

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