The Gadget Show - Ultimate Headphones
Headphones are the cornerstone for any music fans gadget arsenal and most importantly, they’ve got to be comfortable and sound amazing. So, just for you we’ve rounded up some of the latest and greatest that will set your music world on fire! Watch the video below to see the Gadget Show’s very own Dionne South tell you all about them, and then scroll down this very page to for links to all the headphones.
The Gadget Show – Ultimate Headphones
Atomic floyd SuperDarts
These bass heavy headphones offer an edgy high-end design and top of the line audio.
The SuperDarts have doubled up on dual speaker drivers adding supercharged deep bass tones which, together with its dynamic sound offer comprehensive sound in either ear, with well textured tones, allowing you to hear the subtly differences between instrumental layers and musical levels. And the noise isolating silicone gives a comfortable fit that feels reassuring in the ear.
All of this adds to create one of the finest pairs of in-ear headphones we’ve had the pleasure to listen to. They come with a high price tag, but if music quality is something that’s important to you, and you’re after in-ear headphones – these are a must.
Pick up a pair of the SuperDarts right here
Ferrari by Logic3
Logic3 and Ferrari have just joined forces to launch a collection of high-end headphones which sound just as brilliant as they look.
Following a well received CES 2012 reveal they have just a released the series of headphones comprising of two separate collections, the Scuderia Ferrari Collection and the Ferrari Cavallino Collection. The Logic3 Ferrari range features a selection of in-ear and over-ear headphones that are branded with the Ferrari F1 logo, as well as others styled in the memory of the company’s timeless GT road car classics.
And thankfully it’s not just a brand cash in, these headphones ooze with quality, from the amazing attention to detail to the simply stunning sound quality, with a rich, warm and clear sound which we’ve only heard before on headphones and speakers from the likes of Bose and B&W. They perfectly combine premium audio with high end styling, and for the quality, at a reasonable price.
See the full range right here
CES 2012 also saw the reveal of these headphones – the Parrot Zik.
These are fully loaded with every high tech headphone trick in the book, with the sound quality to boot, making them an audiophiles dream.
They are NFC, noise cancelling and Bluetooth enabled for phone calls and wireless music play, and they even have the ability to control your music directly form the headphones via swipe gesture controls.
There is even an App you can download for you iPhone or Android phone where you can disable the noise cancellation, try the various concert hall effects and tinker with the equalizer.
The only down side seems to be the battery, it is fixed and can’t be changed, so can be frustrating on long journeys. However, if you’re into having all the bell and whistles in one set of headphones, with a decent sound to match, these more that live up to any music fans needs.
Find out more or buy them here
The AfterShokz sports are definitely not the finest sounding pair of headphones, but what they lack in sound quality, they more than make up for in originality.
They are fitness headphones that don’t even go inside your ears. These headphones instead rest just outside your ear canal, on your jawbone, and deliver music to your brain using bone-conduction technology. The orange pads play music into your ear canal with vibration, bypassing your ear. This means you can listen to music and still hear everything around you, making them perfect for joggers. The vibration is powered by a rechargeable battery and basic controls feature on its in-line control. There is still some work to be done with quality of the sound that gets to you, but if you still need to have awareness around you and get lost in your music, these could be perfect!
Buy a pair right here
And finally we’ve got The Sennheiser Amperiors, they are far from cheap, but you truly do get what you pay for. With superb audio quality, and a great styling, they are definitely worth considering if you want to get the best performance from your portable music device.
The sound quality is crystal clear, and bass comes through with a rich and smooth feeling to complement perfectly any genre of music. They don’t come with all the tricks of the Parrots, as Sennheiser just want to concentrate on one thing – the sound, and thankfully its something they’ve pretty much perfected.
The Amperior’s offer great sound quality and are comfortable to wear. If you’ve got the cash, these are a fine set of headphones that will last for years.
Get a pair for yourself here
Are there any headphones you love? Tell us in the comments below…
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