Sennheiser Momentum


Sennheiser jumps aboard the fashionable headphone bus with their latest headphone, the Momentum. The brand's dynamic drivers have been matched with a leather handband and earpads from English tannery Pittards which is not only breathable, but also sweat and water resistant. Price $TBD, Sennheiser. Link

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Sony MDR-1 Headphones


Dubstep aficionados are going to want to take note of Sony's new MDR-1 range of headphones, the headphones were designed from the ground up for bassheads, in fact, they worked with Katy B and Magnetic Man to get that low-end just right. Sony addressed this with specially designed 40mm drivers that deliver a wide frequency response of 4 - 80,000 Hz. The MDRs will be available in three models: standard, noise-cancelling, and Bluetooth. And if you happen to have a Sony Xperia phone, the Bluetooth headphones have a neat little trick that uses the Near Field Communications technology to automatically enable a wireless connection when the phone touches the headphones. Price $TBD, Available October. Link

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Logitech UE 900 Headphones


Logitech is also releasing a new high-end set of in-ear headphones that boast a "quad-armature" design which means you get four drivers in each ear to individually handle the low range, mid range, and highs for deeper, crisper sound. $400, Logitech. Link

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Klipsch X7i


Klipsch goes ceramic with its latest pair of buds, the X7i. The new headphones feature ceramic construction for long lasting durability and full armature drivers deliver crisp sound over a wide frequency range of 10Hz - 19kHz for a deep, colorful soundstage. $200, Klipsch. Link

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Audio-Technica ATH-DWL3300 Digital Wireless Headphone System


If over the head wireless headphone systems seem a bit clunky and cumbersome Audio-Technica has got a more compact solution with their new in-ear Wireless Headphone system. The ATH-DWL3300 features a set of 14.5mm driver headphones which plug into a remote to deliver wireless 7.1 surround sound. And right out of the box the unit will decode a variety of Dolby and DTS formats so expect to hear every nuance of the world exploding again and again without ever waking up the entire complex. $500, Audiocubes. Link

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Urbanears Zinken


Urbanears gets behind the turntable with their latest monochromatic headphones, the Zinken. Designed from the ground up for DJs, the Zinken ($140) features 40mm dual diaphragm drivers, a dual-sided, "TurnCable" which features a sturdy kevlar core and a convenient design that has a 3.5mm tip for on one end and a 6.3mm tip when its time to spin. The Zinkens also feature a universal in-line mic, swiveling ear cups, and a collapsible design for stowing. Link

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Nocs NS800 Monitors Giveaway


Acquire is teaming up with the very design savvy audio experts over at Nocs to giveaway four pairs of their top of the line NS800 Monitors in-ear headphones. Designed in Stockholm, Sweden the NS800 Monitors ($199) carry an elegantly minimalist design that features a sleek, bullet-like stainless steel housing and kevlar reinforced cables. Acoustics are powered by a balanced armature driver that help produce a warmer, more natural sound with accurate mids and deeper bass across a wide frequency range.

One pair of headphones will be given away each week and to enter all you have to do is Like Nocs on their Facebook Page. The contest starts today and ends on August 13th. Winners will be randomly selected and announced shortly after. Good Luck! Open to readers worldwide.


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Phiaton PS 210 Bluetooth Noise Canceling Earphones


If you've been looking for a travel-friendly headphone that can do it all, Phiaton's PS 210 ($129) earphones just might be your best bet. The headphones use Bluetooth 3.0 for wireless music streaming and phone calls and Active Noise Cancellation technology gets rid of 95% of background noise. When you're on the plane and can't go wireless, you can still use the headphones and the noise canceling feature with the included headphone cable. As for specs, the headphones feature 14.3mm drivers, a frequency range of 15 Hz to 25 kHz, and a battery life of up to 12 hours for talk time and 14 hours for music playback. Link

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Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors


Can't seem to find the perfect pair of headphones? Your search might just be over. Ultimate Ears is releasing their Personal Reference Monitors ($2,000) which are specially tuned to fit and sound exactly how you want them to. Sound is personalized using Ultimate Ears' Personalized Tuning Box which can create a customized sound signature based on your specific musical tastes. Source

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Denon AH-NCW500BK Globe Cruiser


Denon is also releasing what might just be the most impressive pair of noise-cancelling headphones we've seen yet, the AH-NCW500BK Globe Cruiser ($500). The headphones feature wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 3.0 for music and phone calls (a standard audio cable is included for air travel), an integrated amplifier, dual microphones for phone calls, and of course, noise cancelling powered by a built-in battery which should last for about 10 hours of playback. The headphones also have a control wheel on the earcup that that rotates to adjust volume and has buttons for answering phone calls and controlling music playback. Available September. Link

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