Headphones

  • Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation on Friday sued Beats Electronics over patented technology for cancelling noise in earphones. The suit filed in federal court in the US state of Delaware pits the 50-year-old firm against an Internet Age youngster being bought by Apple in a deal valued at $3...
  • Here's how to keep your earphones from tangling July 7, 2014

    London: The best way to keep your headphones from tangling is to join the ends together, creating a loop, scientists have found. Researchers at Aston University in the UK set out to investigate the 'Murphy's Law of String' - that is, 'if string can get into knots, it will do'. Building...
  • Your iPhone earplugs may not work with other devices in future June 12, 2014

    Washington: You will not be able to use your iPhone earplugs with other devices in the near future. Apple has modified the "Made for iPhone" (MFi) standard to include headphones that connect to iOS devices via the "Lightning" port instead of the headphone jack, according to media reports. Currently, the Apple-made EarPods...
  • Apple likely to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion: Report May 9, 2014

    Apple is close to buying headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the Financial Times reported. The purchase of Beats, which also runs a streaming music service, would be Apple's largest ever acquisition, the newspaper reported. It said the deal could be announced as early as next week. Founded by rapper Dr....
  • Happy Holidays: Headphones, speakers top gift lists December 24, 2013

    Atlanta: Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans. Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 per cent of the $8 billion in consumer electronics sales between November 24 and December 7, according to research firm...
  • Sony launches 3-in-1 device that works as music player, speaker, headphone October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony launched three headphones, targeting the youth segment using smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Enthused by over three-fold growth in the headphone market every quarter in India, Sony launched MDR 1, MDR-10R and NWZ-WH303 loaded with advanced features. NWZ-WH303, priced at Rs 8,990,...
  • People going deaf by blaring music from headphones July 13, 2013

    New York: More people in the US are facing hearing problems due to blaring music from headphones of their mobile phones and MP3 players, a new study has warned. Prolonged exposure to loud sounds can cause irreversible damage to the inner ear, resulting in tinnitus, hearing loss, or both, researchers...
  • A pair of solar headphones that can charge your mobile devices July 10, 2013

    London: A pair of headphones that can harness solar power to charge mobile devices when you are on the move has been designed in the UK. Andrew Anderson, a Glasgow-based designer, launched the OnBeat headphones on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and hopes to have them on sale by early next year. ...
  • Skullcandy's new headphones, earphones October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Skull Candy, a Utah-based company, has introduced a new range of headphones and earphones in the Indian market, which includes Aviator, Uprock, Fix and Heavy Medal models. The headphones look stylish and are claimed to deliver quality sound. Designed specifically to rest comfortably in various positions in the ear,...
  • Jabra Halo Stereo bluetooth headset launched April 2, 2009

    GN Netcom has announced the Jabra Halo, a wireless Bluetooth stereo headset, featuring A2DP technology. The Halo gives users the ability to seamlessly connect to any Bluetooth music-playing device - and all 3.5 mm music-playing devices - including mobile phones, Mp3 players, laptops, and TVs. In addition, ensuring that users...
  • Sony launches noise-cancelling headphones February 27, 2009

    Sony has launched MDR-NC7 noise canceling headphones that feature a foldable and swivel design. Claiming a battery life of approximately 50 hours, the haedphones have a dual-use capability that gives users the option to listen to music with or without the noise cancellation feature. The 30mm driver (Neodymium magnet), and an...
  • Caution: Headphones can interfere with heart devices November 10, 2008

    New York: Headphones from iPods or other digital music players may damage hearing, but music lovers who have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator are better off keeping them in their ears. A small, new study revealed that placing the ubiquitous ear buds or other headphones too close to the...