Normal | Custom 3D Printed Earphones


You all know how much of a crapshoot it can be when purchasing a pair of earphones. Most of them aren't made well and most are poorly made and are of a low quality. Your only real solution is to get a custom pair made and that can be quite costly and involve a bit of effort and time to get made.

Normal is a new company that not only simplifies the process but makes it affordable to get your very own, custom-tailored headphones. The process is easy. Download the app which is available for iOS or Android and follow the instructions to have a photo of your ear taken, you then customize the look of your buds, and then that's sent to Normal where they 3D print your earphone. In about 48 hours you get a fully customized pair designed to perfectly fit your ear.

$199, Normal

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Vifa Copenhagen


One look at the Vifa Copenhagen and you'll agree with us that we should put all electronic design into the hands of the Danish. Draped in custom Kvadrat textile that wraps around a one-piece aluminum frame, the Copenhagen is beautiful Danish furniture that just so happens to be a very capable speaker.

Beyond its good looks, the Copenhagen is a powerful speaker. It features Force Balanced Woofers and Digital Amplifiers to bring you big, clear sound and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you stream your music wirelessly with Airplay or DLNA-compatible devices. It is also completely wireless as the Copenhagen features a built-in Lithium Ion battery for room-filling sound no matter where you are in your home.


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Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2


Stockholm's Nocs updates one of the sleekest wireless speakers on the market, the Airplay-enabled NS2 Air Monitor, with a brand new version that adds in Bluetooth and Spotify Connect for wireless music streaming from all your Bluetooth-enabled and Spotify-compatible devices.

The NS2 Monitors keep their beautiful and minimal hand-built designs that are housed in rubber-coated cabinets. The speakers feature 3-inch Kevlar woofers with dual magnets, 3/4 inch silk dome tweeters, a Class D amp, and 80 watts of power. The speakers will come in a variety of colors and our new favorite colorway, a limited edition "Faded Green" (above) that will be available worldwide on August 11th.

$399, Nocs

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Denon HEOS


Denon might be a little late to the wireless audio space, but given their heritage, experience and expertise in building great speakers,it's one product launch we just can't ignore.

Denon's new system is called HEOS and it's launching with three different speaker sizes perfect for smaller and larger rooms, and multi-room audio setups. HEOS will feature "Audiophile-Grade" synchronization, DSP optimization by MaxxAudio, and dual-band, high-speed 802.11n WiFi connectivity. The system is controlled by Denon's own iOS and Android app and is compatible with all the popular streaming services. They are also releasing a Wi-Fi extender designed just for the HEOS to maintain a healthy connection between your speakers.

$329-$699, Denon

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Schiit Lyr 2


If you want to get the most out of those HiFi cans you're going to want some serious hardware to power them. Schiit's got some of the most impresive headphone amps out there and they've just launched the second generation of one of their best, the Lyr 2.

The Lyr 2 is a high power headphone amp that has been overhauled from the previous model with higher performance and versatility in mind. Schiit has put in a gain switch so you can use all sorts of headphones from orthodynamic to in-ears and active monitors. They also added five regulated power supplies to reduce noise, automatically muted preamp outputs, and an improved output stage.

$449, Schiit

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Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds


Being plugged into your phone with your headphones while you're working out isn't exactly ideal and Beats has taken that into mind with the second generation of their sport headphones, the Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earbuds.

The in-ear headphones are powered by a dual-driver setup and Bluetooth connectivity gives you six hours of wireless playback from a single charge. Most importantly the headphones are IPX4 sweat and water resistant from the earbud right down to the cable and the cable is coated so you have extra grip while you use the inline remote to navigate through your music or answer a call.

$200, Beats

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Moto Stream


There have a been quite a few Bluetooth adapters for existing speakers on the market, but this new polygonal "jewel" from Motorola might be the most interesting we've seen lately. The Moto Stream brings wireless capability to any set of speakers and is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Phones connect to the Stream via Bluetooth 3.0 and can also be instantly paired to any NFC-compatible device with just a tap. Five devices can be connected to the Stream at anytime and it since there's virtually no setup, if anyone wants to play their tracks they can just use the device's Heist mode to jump in and play their music instantly.

$50, Motorola

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Ojas x Saturdays Speakers


Saturdays marks the one year anniversary of its store in Kobe, Japan with a series of limited edition products in collaboration with Ojas, started by Devon Turnbull, formerly of Nom de Guerre. The collection includes everything from leather desert boots to tees and our favorite, the massive, wooden Altec Lansing floorstanding speakers.

$12,000, Saturdays

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Linn Exakt Systems


Linn aims to give you the purest sound from your digital sources with their new Exakt hi-fi systems. The system puts the source right into the speaker, reducing any noise and distortion by keeping the signal digital for as long as possible keeping your lossless files, lossless and as accurate as possible.Exakt is available in their Klimax and Akurate systems and is compatible with virtually all your devices from game consoles to set-tops and more.


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Audeze x Barton Perreira


Barton Perreira and hi-fi audio specialist think a great pair of headphones and sunglasses go hand in hand and we could not agree more. The unique pairing is the brainchild of Barton Perreira President, Tim Cadiente, who quickly became a fan of Audeze headphones after experiencing them through his extensive photography work in the music industry. The set includes Audeze LCD-XC headphones, a matching pair of aviators, and an exclusive carrying case from London Bridge Trading company. The limited edition set is available exclusive at BP's Nashville and Aspen retail stores.

$3,499, Barton Perreira

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