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TECH
Caeden Linea N° 1 Headphones
While there are plenty of cleanly designed headphones out there, NYC's Caeden has just launched the Linea N° 1 and it's beyond attractive. We found, while testing out the Convex Carbon and Gunmetal colorway, that there's far more to it than good...
STYLE
Steezys Charms for Headphone Cords
Cartoonish and made to capture the playfully-minded tween inside each of us, Steezys headphone cord charms are just that—and while they aren't exactly life essentials, they are damn cute. Whether you wear them in bunches or simply as a single statement...
TECH
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
TECH
Marshall Stanmore Speaker
Any audio brand worth its weight in buzz is making a Bluetooth speaker these days—and most sound pretty decent. Though the majority linger in the same design space somewhere along the lines of, "If we were Apple, what would we do?" Marshall is taking...
TECH
Master & Dynamic's MH40 Headphones
As offices grow evermore headphone-friendly and creative co-working spaces surge in popularity, the market has opened up even further for reliable, attractive headphone options that get real loud—but keep all that sound contained in the ear-pad...
TECH
Wearhaus Arc
Though some still hold on to the days of gathering around a record player and listening to tunes, the act of consuming music is becoming less social by the day. In the face of this stands high quality Bluetooth systems and socially minded providers...
DESIGN
Bose SoundTrue Headphones
We've tried countless pairs of headphones over the past 11 years at Cool Hunting, and some have stood out for impeccable audio quality, while others were more packable or comfortable on the ear. Headphones are, for most people, an essential part...
TECH
AIAIAI + Stones Throw: TMA-1
Collaborations between like-minded creators often produce the best results, when the combination is just right. Luckily the team at Copenhagen's "no bullshit" audio design company AIAIAI and Los Angeles independent record label Stones Throw (known...
TECH
Ora Ïto Mobility Collection
While navigating the endless aisles of tech brands—both young and old—at CES last week, we came across Ora Ïto, a design-driven accessory brand we first noticed back in 2006. Led by celebrated French industrial designer Ita Morabito (aka Ora Ïto...
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6
Advertorial content: Since our recent round-up, we've been on the quest to find the Holy Grail of leather-covered headphones—and Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay H6 headphones come pretty close to matching all of the requirements on our wishlist. We wouldn...
TECH
Three Leather Headphones
While earbuds are often best for discretely listening to music on the way to and from work, at the office over-ear headphones reign supreme. Whether you've got a deadline to hit or the office playlist is having an off day, few materials make wearing...
TECH
Torque Audio Z Series Headphones
In a very crowded, celebrity-saturated area of the music accessory market, Torque Audio is carving out a place in the grounds of in-ear audio innovation. Their Zoom Series t103z earbuds come equipped with the usual high-end standards—a remote...
TECH
Bose QuietComfort 20
Today Bose gave new application to the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out" by announcing the QuietComfort 20—a pair of snug-fitting, noise-canceling earbuds with an ultra-convenient new feature. The earbuds not only allow you to completely disconnect...
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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
Originally released in the fall of 2012, the Momentum headphone from German audio masters Sennheiser was recently updated with black leather and finished with red stitching. Much like the elegant P5 from Bowers & Wilkins—a staple at CH HQ—the Momentum...
DESIGN
The Ganzfeld EP
For their 20th anniversary as both musical and romantic partners, M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel—a duo better known as Matmos—are releasing an evocative new EP that dives deep into the psyche. Dubbed "The Ganzfeld," the intriguing three...
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The Turtle Shell
After first catching our attention with a pair of low-profile Bluetooth headphones a few months back, Outdoor Technology has us once again fixated on another wireless device. This time around it's the Turtle Shell, a brazenly designed, Bluetooth...
TECH
Logitech UE
Ultimate Ears knows high-end. The audio company practically made the market for custom-fit monitor earphones, commanding the rapt attention of audiophiles and musicians everywhere. Since their acquisition by Logitech in 2008, the Logitech UE line...
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EarTop Flow
Aiming to free you up from pesky cordage, EarTop Flow is an after-market bluetooth gizmo that attaches to headphones for wireless streaming. The device, currently fitted for Bose and Beats by Dre headphones, utilizes advanced Bluetooth 2.1, EDR...
TECH
Mobile Audio
Summer is here, and it's time to get the hell out of Dodge. As frequent travelers we can best survive a road trip, long-distance flight or lengthy train ride with easy access to good tunes, and we like our gear to match form for function. So, with...
TECH
Five Headphones
Whether you put them on for pure musical escape or simply to tune out the daily grind, headphones are an essential accessory for all walks of life. We’ve sifted through the most recent releases to short list a handful of standouts from a wide...
CULTURE
The Sound of Your City
Advertorial content: Even fans of urbanization don't usually talk about the cacophony of crowded sidewalks and highly-trafficked thoroughfares. What if all you really want to do is sleep in the city that never sleeps? But we're always ready to obsess...
TECH
Ultimate Ears UE18
In the ongoing quest for the perfect earphones, I gladly accepted Ultimate Ears' offer to try their custom program recently. The resulting UE18 earphones are by far the best-fitting and sounding pair I've experienced so far. Like any bespoke earphones...
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Headphones for Every Occassion
Even audiophiles will tell you that sourcing the ultimate headphones is a hunt for the Holiest of Grails. Rather than look for an all-purpose solution, we surveyed the latest models to come up with the following favorite pairs tailored for different...
TECH
Denon N7
Denon has long been a player in the high end audio market. Any company that can weather 100 years in such a competitive industry—one that has witnessed the massive paradigm shift from analog to digital—must be doing something right. While...
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