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​Puro Sound Junior Jams: Volume-Safe Kids Headphones

Posted on 08 December 2017

Puro Sound labs leave everyone stunned with an amazing idea. They have launched, Puro Sound JuniorJams headphones, specifically designed for children. Since the concept is dedicated to kids entirely, these headphones feature limited volume, compact design, improved battery life, daisy-chain audio sharing, and children-friendly colors.

The regular headphones aren’t ear-safe for kids and usually come without limited volume options, which make them threatening to their growing ears. The JuniorJams headphones are the smart and safe option. They feature interesting daisy-chain which is two pairs of headphones. They enable two kids, or one adult and a child to enjoy the same sound together. This option makes these headphones sibling-friendly.

According to a survey of World Health Organization, hazardous audio gadgets put around 1.1 billion children and teenagers at the risk of hearing loss. The Puro Sound JuniorJams headphones are nothing less than a blessing in such case.

The finest quality of the aluminum material is used in the design that promises durability. Since the JuniorJams are for children, they are lightweight. The design is space efficient as the ear cups close flat and inwards, makes it a travel-friendly device as well.

The device also offers Bluetooth Wireless 4.2 and wired connections. The JuniorJams have the volume limiting option available for both wired and wireless use. Thanks to AptX codec that allows CD-quality sound when you listen via Bluetooth. It is noteworthy that a high sensitivity microphone is also built in the headphones.

The company has come up with the idea that will prevent risks of hearing loss that cause by loud noises. The JuniorJams are not just suitable for sensitive ears of children, but these are the best in quality as well. These headphones come in pink, green, blue, and purple and can become a surprising gift for your children this holiday season.

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Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones ​Sony WH-1000XM2

Posted on 05 December 2017

Have you ever looked for headphones that provide surround sound without background noise? Sony has launched a pair of headphones that feature noise-cancellation. The company’s latest release Sony WH-1000XM2 is an enhanced version of MDR-1000X which was tagged as last year’s flawless gadget. It had an impressive design and was comfortable to wear. Sony WH-1000XM2 is designed to provide quality sound with comfort, and its spectacular performance is creating buzz.

Specifications

This pair of headphones features a 1.57-inch driver which delivers an unbelievable frequency response of 4Hz to 40kHz. The WH-1000XM2 features multiple Bluetooth codecs including aptX, AAC, and SBC. It is noteworthy that these headphones weigh 9.7 ounces only which makes them easy and comfortable to wear. Moreover, the company has done a great job on battery performance. You can play the sound continuously for 30 hours with noise cancellation on and for 38 hours with noise cancellation off.

Noise Cancellation Feature

It is extremely annoying when you are listening to your favorite music, but background noises keep interrupting. Sony has smartly altered this inconvenience. Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancellation has top-notch performance. It may give tough competition to its rival brands.

With this pair of headphones, noise controlling in on your fingertips. The application offers many modes to limit the noise. You can even select “focus on voice” in each mode, and it will stop background noise within seconds.

Now, you can listen to music in the noisiest environments including cafes, NY subway and even in the busy streets of New York. With these headphones, you are now not forced to hear unwanted conversations in trains or airplanes. Simply put on the pair of Sony WH-1000XM2 and enjoy the pure bliss of traveling. The company has taken a step ahead with Sony WH-1000XM2 and made it a brilliant performer.

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​Beats Studio3 Wireless: Noise Cancelling Headphones

Posted on 30 November 2017

Beats is the market leader when it comes to wireless headphones. The brand recently introduced an upgrade of its best wireless headphones, the Studio3. Available for $350 in red, the headphones offer a marked improvement over its predecessors.

What’s New

The main factor Beats has focused on in the new Studio3 is improving performance. You get a better audio quality. Also, the headphones are better at cancelling out noise as well. You will enjoy a pleasurable aural experience, regardless of the purpose for which you are using the headphones.

The battery life of the headphones has also been upgraded to provide longer performance, so that you don’t have to worry about the battery draining out when you are playing video games or binge watching your favorite show.

You can use the Studio3 Wireless as a headset for making calls when connected to your phone. You can easily connect the headphones to any Apple device, thanks to the W1 chip. You don’t have to wait even a few minutes in order to get the headphones to connect to your iPhone or iPad.

What’s Not New

The design of the headphones is the same as the previous model, and that’s not a good feature. Customers have complained of the headphones being rigid and same is the case with the new iteration as well. You cannot fold the headphones and carrying them in the case that comes in the package can be a hassle. That said, the headphones are sturdy and durable and will last you a long time without hassle.

Verdict

There is no doubt that the Beats Studio3 Wireless is an upgrade on its predecessor. A good thing the company has done is focusing on performance rather than design, which gives this device a clear edge on other headphones in its category.

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​Plantronics Backbeat Fit 300 Could Be Your Workout Buddy

Posted on 24 November 2017

It takes a decent amount of time to convince you for a workout as the chance of de-motivation stays atop. It is essential to stay organized while planning to go gym or for any outdoor activity. During the workout, a person is not just moving but get extremely exhausted, and it becomes unable to manage extra stuff that he/she carries. And headphones are one of them. Listening to music helps a person throughout the workout session, but it gets annoying when headphones create disruption. Plantronics have solved the problem with its BackBeat Fit 300 wireless earbuds. You will not believe it, but an unstoppable workout routine is possible now.

Different Functionality

What makes them different and how they can become your workout buddy have become possible due to their different functions. Also, the company has taken a total diverse approach this time in earbud’s design to nurture its clients who are willing to go to the gym. They are tethered together, but the cord has made with fabric-esque material for the BackBeat Fit 300. Along with military grade nano-coating and IPX5 rating, it is guaranteed that you can do any posture wearing them in the gym or as well as outside.

The earbuds get snuggled in the ear and stay still in the same place due to accompanying wings designed in it. Due to this formation, you can stay focused on the task as they block all the noises around you. In case of head movement, a clip has been attached to the chord to give additional support to the earbuds and keep them secure in one place while you are wearing them. The whole idea was generated while observing exercises postures.

Variety in Fitness Category

You may have seen variety in clothing or exercise machines. But Plantronics has taken a step further as they are creating technical varieties in the fitness category. The newest launched Plantronics Fit 300 is the extremely lightweight that they are offering whereas Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 has been created for fitness junkies who like to go for on-the-ear style. The BackBeat Fit 300 suits those who want inside ear – earbuds. No matter which one you go for, they are convenient and a smart choice for gym-goers.

Battery Life

The foremost question that arises for any gadget or device is about its battery life. Upon hearing prolonged battery duration, people start considering buying it. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 go straight for 6 hours which is more than enough for a fitness device. First, you can go easily for 3-4 hours and second you don’t have to worry about the battery for good six hours once you charged it right.

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​AfterShokz Trekz Air Review: Bone Conduction Headphones

Posted on 09 November 2017

You may have heard about cordless headphones, speakers, chargers and other devices. As if these gadgets were not enough to surprise us, AfterShokz Trekz Air has released a bone-conduction headphone.

It is worth learning that what bone-conduction headphones are and how they function? It is basically a headphone emits sound not through your ear but via your cheekbones! How awesome is that!?

For fitness junkies, the Trekz Air could become their next fitness buddy. There is no question how smooth and fun your workout session will become with these babies. This headphone is not just cordless, but it is quite moderate in size and design that it would not disrupt you during your regimen and would not get tangled in your clothes either. It is a product designed to provide you with a streamlined exercise experience.

Out-Side Sound

Traditional headphones block background noises enabling you to stay focused on your task. It has its own benefits; you can stay focused and all that external noise will not annoy you. It has its disadvantages as well. You may miss out anything essential or you may remain unaware of any danger ahead of you. To avoid all these possible issues, this bone-conduction headphone is here to keep you safe.

You can wear the Trekz Air like traditional headphones. It sits on cheekbones without covering the ears. It does not look like traditional headphones. The Trekz Air is not just an interesting invention, but a useful one too. This headphone may attract people who prefer listening to music during a workout or any other outdoor activity.

Features and performance

Earlier, the company debuted their flagship headphones – the Trekz Titanium, which had failed to impress users due to low sound quality and it was uncomfortable to wear. However, these new headphones have become a massive hit! They are 20 percent lighter than the previous model and weighs 29.5 grams only. If you talk about frequency response and talk/play time, it is similar to Titanium frequency 20Hz ~ 20 KHz and six hours of talk/play time. Also, the new device has 4.2 Bluetooth support.

The device also comes with a built-in microphone to attend calls. The left earpiece is lined with Also, on all the buttons to let you control the volume and playback and you can accept or drop calls. These buttons are almost invisible.

Plus, this headphone is comparatively comfortable to wear than the Trekz Titanium. It is worth noting that the headset is IP55 water resistant as well.

Photo by: AfterShokz

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​Plantronics BackBeat Fit 300 Review: Wireless, Sweatproof, Sport Earbuds

Posted on 20 October 2017

Plantronics has introduced a new set of headphones called the BackBeat Fit 300, which they claim that it is the world’s lightest Bluetooth headphones ever. According to them, you can easily use them during your fitness routines and when you are done with it you can enjoy them much like any other headphones.

Features

The BackBeat Fit 300 headphones are design simple and plain with integrated loops and are a bit oval in shape, to perfectly fit your ear canals. The fit is quite snug and firm, which means you can easily perform your morning cycling or jogging routine and not worry about having to continuously adjust the headphones.

They are designed to isolate the noise in a way that it covers the ear canal. I tested them during my normal and tough fitness exercises and I found them to be really secure, they didn’t come off the ears easily.

The headphones have a pretty nice sound, the bass quality is above-par and the music you listen to is delivery with clarity and zero-distortion. The brand can easily compete with Beats X, which is more pricier than the BackBeat Fit 300. The battery life on the headphones is reasonable enough, it can last up to six hours, which is not great, but not bad either. I really didn’t like the inline remote; its slightly bulky and takes away the feeling of being an ultra-light headphone set. The inline remote contains the battery and USB charging port.

The inline microphone won’t disappoint you either. While jogging I answered few calls and the receiver did not complain of any background noise even though I was jogging in a rather crowded park.

I think the BackBeat Fit 300 is good for recreational use. It does somehow cancels ambient noises, providing you with a much clearer and crisp sound experience.

Verdict

If you are really on a tight budget, but want to enjoy a crisp and bass-riddles music listening experience, it is a good idea to opt for the BackBeat Fit 300. You can get them under $80.

Photo by: Plantronics

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​Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II Review

Posted on 02 October 2017

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are not a new gadget, but a rather update to previous one. It was already a cool gadget to have, but now it just gets better.

Features

Bose QuietComfort 35 II now sports a new action button on the left ear which lets you connect your “Google Assistant.” You can access without touching any button, just download the app on your IOS or Android device, connect these headphones and start giving commands to Google Assistant. Aside from the new action button, all remains similar. Same design with comfy fit and out-of-the-box noise cancellation capability. You can use it on Siri was well with 20 hours of battery life with noise cancellation active. If you run out of battery you use it in passive mode by connecting it to the cord, this may sacrifice some sound quality, but with more than 20 hours of continuous playback, I think it’s more to ask for.

Sound wise, Bose QuietComfort 35 II is as good as it previously was. You can expect the same level of sound quality with clear and crisp sound. I played some music and was glad that they didn’t change anything at all. The experience as similar as it was before. I could hear the sounds of background music and people chatting which is a nice touch. Noise Cancellation does work as most people think it’s just a gimmick. When driving in busy traffic I was able to get good sound quality, all I heard was my music sounds not the sound of beeping horns.

Verdict

Overall, you can consider purchasing this handy gadget. The product will deliver good-quality sound, and you will be able to enjoy your favorite music, movies, and games, or any other purpose for which you might use the headphones.

Photo by: Bose

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