Headphones

iPHONE 7 AND iPHONE 7 PLUS SWOOP IN WITH A LOAD OF NEW SPECS
September 7, 2016 6:35 pm

 

It’s that time of the year again, time for Apple to find a new way to take millions of dollars from the world. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus were announced and everyone is ready to throw these new products in the toilet. No, not because they are terrible, but with a list of new specs and upgrades, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can brave even the roughest of storms.

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The newest and most important updates for both of them are as follows:

1) Water Resistant! If you leave it in a fish tank for a few days, I don’t think it will work but it can withstand a drop in the wiz-palace, the pool or a very rainy day.

2) The new Home Button will no longer be a click or touch base, but a hard touch to better distinguish between brushing over it and actually pressing it.

3) No Headphone Jack! This is a double edged sword. It promotes bluetooth use which is nice…sometimes. New AirPods wirless head phones will be coming in late October, but for now you’ll be using standard Bluetooth or an adapter for the lighting charge port that will allow you to plug in normal headphones.

4) A 12 Mega-Pixel Camera is pretty big to fit on a cell phone, but they do it somehow. Easily beats all other cameras on previous iPhones.

5) The new Black design will be the new fancy color only available for the 128G and 256G models while the other colors upon release will be Rose-Gold, Gold, Silver and Matte Black.

6) The New A10 processor will make your iPhone 5 look like it was from the 90’s.

7) Not an exclusive to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, iOS 10 will be arriving the 13th, so be prepared for a big update for all your other devices.

 

There are a vast amount of other upgrades in it that you can check out here. The iPhone 7 Plus will have a long lasting battery, larger screen and include a second out facing camera that will allow 2x analog zoom (which actually seems pretty awesome).

The iPhone 7 will be priced at $649 with 32G, $749 with 128G, and $849 with 256G of storage. The iPhone 7 Plus is obviously at a higher price because of the extra things: $769 with 32G, $869 with 128G, and $969 with 256G.

Pre-Orders will be available on the 9th and it will be released on the 16th of this month. Are you willing to shell out close to a thousand dollars for the newest, biggest and baddest iPhone? Will you turn in your old one and upgrade it that you’ll still have some money for food and rent this month? Let us know what you’ll be doing at @ATYPICALSOUNDS on Twitter.

JBL EVEREST ELITE 300 HEADPHONES REVIEW
June 7, 2016 2:56 pm

If you have been following the tech industry, you have probably heard of TechCrunch Disrupt. For those who are unfamiliar, Disrupt is an event that brings tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and companies together for a three day expo of competition, networking and fun activities.  

At an event in Brooklyn, New York on MAY 9-11, 2016, TechCrunch Disrupt incorporated item giveaways, where some startup competitors received some pretty legit “swag.” 

One of the items given out by Harman, an audio technology and connected product engineering company, was the JBL Everest Elite 300 Headphones, which are now used regularly by Atypical Beasts Agency founder and ATYPICAL SOUNDS Executive Producer Kimberley Gantz.

The JBL Everest Elite 300 headphones have some slick functions. A Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity option allows you to use the headphones wirelessly, and they can be charged via Micro USB. The built-in microphone is equipped with echo cancellation for voice calls. A sculpted ear cushion makes the headphones comfortable to wear, while delivering studio-quality sound.

“They feel like heaven, they’re so soft and cushion-ey around the ear,” Kim said. 

The headphones can connect to the MY JBL app, in which listeners can use their phones to customize settings for the headphones, and use the NXTGen Active Noise Canceling Technology to adjust how much outside noise they let in. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.  

The headphones are equipped with TruNote Auto Sound Calibration, which can adjust the sound automatically by measuring how the headphones fit the individual user. The headphones come stock with a dynamic frequency response range of 10 – 22 kHz.  

“I used them as studio headphones to mix the audio from our last event, and they were comparable to my $700 Sennheiser Pro studio headphones,” Kim said.

At a price-point of $249.95, the JBL Everest Elite 300 is an affordable, quality option when shopping around for a set of studio headphones. For those concerned about the bulkiness of the over-the-ear design, (as opposed to earbuds), the JBL Everest Elite 300 can fold into a compact case, making them easy to transport and good for frequent travelers. 

Featured image source – HARMAN

5 HOTTEST HEADPHONES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
December 16, 2015 4:44 am

Plica Headphones by Molami Premium headphones

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These are some high fashion headphones for a great price. Sound quality is good too, but their selling point really is their look. These headphones are minimalistic, with very little to their design, which adds to the intrigue. The modern style was designed with an everyday use in mind. The ear caps and headband are wrapped in leather and the wire string is encased by a dark fabric. These headphones come in black and white and go for only $99.

Linea No 1 headphones by Caeden

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These headphones are a highly fashionable pair that won’t go over $200. These headphones have an impressive sound quality with a very original design. A metal finish that is mixed with vegan leather bands in three different designs, each with colors that clash in a very beautiful way make these headphones look amazing. These headphones come in Ceramic and Rose Gold, Carbon and Gold, and Carbon and Goldmetal for $149

45 Sv2 Studio/DJ headphones by Eskuche

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If you want something a little less flashy, then these are the headphones for you. With a performance that will match almost anything that you see out there, these headphones will blow you away with their level of clarity. These headphones are designed with the studio in mind but they are also great for practical purposes. They come in black and in silver and they go for $129.95.

ATH-WS55 by Audio-Technica

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A great pair of headphones with an incredible sound reach due to its frequency response with makes the bass sounds outstanding along with good trebles too. Probably one of the best sounding headphones when it comes to tech out of this list (if you could actually differentiate the sounds), from a company that is renowned for their sound technology. A piece of great technology at $99.95.

Urbanite by Sennheiser

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Urbanite headphones have a beautiful design as well as sound quality. These headphones come with detachable cable microphones specifically accommodating for both Apple and Android devices for the best quality of sound from either type of phone. The headphones are designed with durability in mind and will last for a long time. The Urbanite headphones are also compact and have a folding feature that allows them to be easily stored. Urbanite headphones come in 5 different colors at $99.95