Looking for a fresh pair of headphones? LSTN has a pair that might peak your interest. Besides helping restore hearing through Starkey Hearing Foundation, each pair of the Movember x LSTN collaboration headphones ($150) donates $50 directly to Movember. Each pair has glossy, gray finish and features the Movember logo engraved in both sides of the reclaimed wood cups. Listen to good music, save lives.
If you are unwilling to let anything but the finest lamb skin touch your ears, then look no further than the Aedle VK-1 Headphones ($325+). Finally, a pair of gorgeous headphones to rival Beats by Dr. Dre and anything Apple has ever made. After two years of design, these headphones are borderline works of art with genuine lambskin leather cushions and aircraft grade aluminum on the cups. Oh yeah, and they sound amazing too.
Another day, another successfully funded Kickstarter campaign: Jamboo Headphones ($30) are an easy upgrade from the standard white earbuds that came with your iPhone. These bamboo wood headphones have colorful hand-woven threads wrapping the cord, making you stand out and giving you the comfort of knowing that you won’t have to spend 20 minutes untangling next time you want to hear some jams.
With all of the amazing bluetooth enabled gadgets coming out, we wonder why we even use wires anymore. The Lowdi Speaker (~$130) is the latest affordable bluetooth speaker to hit the market. With two built-in 3 watt speakers, this sound box can hit up to 80 decibals and its rechargeable battery last up to 8 hours. Awesome carrying pouch included (shown above).
It’s tough to win break dance battles when you are still rocking a ghetto blaster from the 90’s. Improve your b-boy stance and your sound quality with the TDK 3 Speaker Boombox Audio System ($375). This modernized version of the classic boombox comes with a high-excursion dedicated 6-inch subwoofer and two 6-inch coaxial drivers for the highs. Plug in your iPod, put on some Wu-Tang, and show ’em what you got. (via)
Jeff Staple is no stranger to collaboration, which is why we were excited to hear that Staple Design is teaming up with Beats by Dr. Dre to issue these limited edition Staple x Beats By Dre Studio Headphones ($350, in-store only). With only 500 units made world-wide, these headphones don the distinctive Staple Designs Pigeon. Available at the Beats SoHo store and at Reed Space in NYC.
Skullcandy has introduced their next generation of over-ear mid-range headphones. The Hesh 2 Headphones ($60 – $70) come equipped with Skullcandy’s Supreme Sound technology, with attacking bass, natural vocals and precision highs. Available with or without a mic, these headphones are in the upper echelon of over-ear headphones without the lofty price point.
The coolest bluetooth enabled portable speaker we have found, Jambox, just got a cooler younger brother. The Jawbone Big Jambox ($300) weighs in at a whopping 2.7lbs and sits at 10in long. Precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators work in concert to produce amazingly clear, full audio at any volume, and the built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours. The bluetooth wireless range reaches up to 33 feet, so whether its a deck party, beach party, or house party, you can keep the party going night long.
If you want minimum desk space and maximum sound, then the La Boite LD120 Hi-Fi Soundsystem Laptop Desk ($1,680) will suit you well. Developed by Paris-based La Boite Concept and CC LAB, this 22.5″ w x 20.5″ d laptop desk is packed with enough audio power to crank up your jams while you crank out some work. It has a built-in DAC (digital to analogue converter) sound card that translates the digital audio of the laptop via USB into a much higher quality analogue sound card. The signal is fed to two 25 watts and one 70 watt amp, and then to seven speakers developed exclusively for La Boite: two tweeters, two full range, two mid and one woofer. The desk also has a built-in sensor that reverts the system to standby when the speakers haven’t been used for 15 minutes. Just try not to keep the neighbors up when you are working late.
Every so often we come across a product on Etsy that we need to tell the world about. This Wooden Earbud Holder ($27) is one of those products. Made of East Indian Rosewood, this pocket companion is a must-have if you are an avid earbud user. Your cord rolls up like a yo-yo, making it easier to store your buds without creating a messy knot.