HEADPHONES

  • Bose, Beats agree to settle headphone patent dispute October 11, 2014

    A high-profile patent spat over noise cancelling headphones between Bose and Beats Electronics ended on Friday with the two sides settling the case out of court. The terms of the settlement were not being disclosed, a spokeswoman for Bose said in an email, adding only that the dispute had been "resolved." Bose,...
  • Blue MoFi: This pair of headphones comes with a builtin amplifier to give users audio results they would get from a home sound system August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Foraying into a new product category, Blue Microphones has launched the MoFi headphones that is claimed to give users the kind of highfidelity audio they would get from a home sound system. MoFi is said to be the first headphone that combines a builtin audiophile amplifier and quality...
  • Sony launches new headphones at Rs 790 onwards August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sony announced the launch of three new products in its audio range, including two new headphones in the bass rich MDRXB range 450 and 250, as well as MDRAS200, an earphone. The Sony MDRXB450 headphone is said to be for those who enjoy listening to music with extra...
  • Bose sues Beats over headphone noisecancellation patents July 26, 2014

    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 50yearold 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 Applemade 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 topselling 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 3in1 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 threefold growth in the headphone market every quarter in India, Sony launched MDR 1, MDR10R and NWZWH303 loaded with advanced features. NWZWH303, 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 Glasgowbased designer, launched the OnBeat headphones on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and hopes to have them on sale by early next year. ...
  • Watch out, headphones may cost you your life January 17, 2012

    London: Researchers have found a dramatic rise in injuries to people using headphones while walking on the streets and have warned of serious accidents involving pedestrians using electronic devices, such as iPods and mobile phones. There is rising concern about the near trancelike state people can apparently enter while using mobile...
  • Dr Dre, Oscar de la Renta under fire from PETA January 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hip hop star Dr Dre and designer Oscar de la Renta have come under fire from animal rights group PETA for making a set of headphones with fox fur. The limited edition headphones, designed in collaboration by Dre and Oscar, are a part of the former's collection Beats...
  • Skullcandy's new headphones, earphones October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Skull Candy, a Utahbased 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 musicplaying device and all 3.5 mm musicplaying devices including mobile phones, Mp3 players, laptops, and TVs. In addition, ensuring that users...
  • Sony launches noisecancelling headphones February 27, 2009

    Sony has launched MDRNC7 noise canceling headphones that feature a foldable and swivel design. Claiming a battery life of approximately 50 hours, the haedphones have a dualuse 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...