Nocs NS500

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Nocs continues to refined and perfect their headphone design and their latest is one of their most beautiful yet. The NS500 features a CNC-machined, chamfered-cut, sand-blasted aluminum housing that surrounds a 8mm dynamic driver with a titanium coated diaphragm. It also has tangle-free kevlar cables, a three-button remote, and a MEMS microphone.

$80, Nocs

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HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Dynamic Headphones

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HiFiMAN releases an upgrade to its audiophile-caliber HE-500 with the new HE-560 Planar Dynamic Headphones. 30% lighter than the previous model, the cans feature genuine wooden ear cups, a new headband and beveled earcup design for comfort, and most importantly, updates to the headphone's Planar magnetic drivers to improve efficiency.

$899, AC Gears

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McIntosh MHA100

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McIntosh finally announces its first dedicated headphone amp, the MHA100. Built for just about any headphone, the amp features their Autoformer tech which handles impedance ranges of 8-40, 40-150 and 150-600 ohms and a Headphone Crossfeed Director that takes high-quality aaudio files and images its sound like conventional speakers inside your headphones. It also includes digital inputs and 50-watt stereo speaker outputs.

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Audio-Technica ATH-CKR10

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Audio-Technica's ATH-CKR10 is their latest flagship in-ear featuring high-strength titanium housing and what they're calling a world's first: Dual Phase Push Pull Drivers. These 13mm drivers have been specially engineered to move independently to better reproduce sound and reduce distortion.

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Grain Audio PBS

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Grain Audio releases their PBS (Passive Bookshelf System), a set of speakers housed in FSC certified solid walnut to achieve perfect and consistent acoustics. The speaker can handle 25-75 watts of power and features a 5.25 midbass woofer with neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils, and a bass reflex enclosure.

$799, Grain Audio

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Bowers & Wilkins 2014 600 Series

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Bowers & Wilkins launches a new and improves 600 Series bringing new technology and improved sound with versatile range of speakers. The six new models include everything from center units for home theater setups to their floorstanders for huge sound in a slim package. The speakers feature Double Dome Tweeters from their higher-end CM10 models, anti-resonance plugs for lower bass distortion, Kevlar cones for accurate mids, and new Dual Layer aluminum bass drivers and tweeter decoupling technology to improve sound imaging and and sound clarity.

$450-$1650, Bowers & Wilkins

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NudeAudio Studio 5

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After launching a series of mobile speakers, San Francisco's NudeAudio takes it into the home with their new Studio 5. Designed to not only sound good, but look good, the asymmetric housing of the speaker is wrapped in fabric and soft touch materials which hides a powerful 2.1 sound system with a 3" subwoofer and two neodymium-drivers. It also features a Lightning dock for the latest iOS devices and Bluetooth audio for wireless audio streaming no matter what device you use.

$179, Grand St.

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WeSC Cap Speaker

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In an endless crowd of Bluetooth speakers, WeSC brings something a little different to the market with their Cap Speakers. The spray cap-shaped speakers will be available in multiple colors and in two sizes. No word on exact availability just yet, but it will hit stores sometime this year.

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M-Audio HDH50

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M-Audio announces its latest studio-grade headphone, the HDH50. Gunmetal and steel construction wraps around big 50mm drivers that is capable of delivering big, detailed sound in an isolating, closed-back design that prevents sound leakage and is designed for hours of comfort.

$199, M-Audio

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Audio-Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP

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Audio-Technica has a new headphone coming out that'll help you get the most out of your portable music. The SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP has a built-in amp to help you get bigger and better sound from your music and it only requires one AAA battery which will get you 20-35 hours of playback depending on the type of battery you use.

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