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Honest, true audio quality is not cheap. But be careful. Simply choosing the more expensive pair of headphones won’t necessarily get you far, either. When R&D money is spent on flashy celebrity endorsements, things go south pretty quick. What you’re left with is a fancy shell and little soul. We’ve heard it happen time and time again. And yet manufacturers never learn. When Incipio contacted us about their f08 in-ear phones, we were a bit skeptical. Pricing characteristics and celebrity influence aside, $24.99 is an incredibly attractive price point. That said, it’s also a very restrictive price point. Quite simply,…

Another day, another gaming headset. We’re becoming quite the gaming headset encyclopedia over here (and we’re definitely not complaining). That said, after several other competitors gave us some of their best products to test, Coolermaster piped up, showing us their Sirus 5.1 offering. Let’s see how it compares and if you should drop your hard earned greenbacks on a pair. Design, Comfort & Build Quality From a design perspective, we really like the Sirus headset. It’s subdued and reserved in appearance — something we like. While overly flashy graphics and lights (like the SteelSeries Diablo headset) can be done well,…

Today we set off on a quest, an audible quest with a pair of A-Jays Four in-ear phones. Are they worth your time? Should you return yours (if you bought them but haven’t tried them out yet)? Do they at least look good. All good questions to which we have the answers. The Design We requested a white pair seeing as how we have a white iPhone. Matching accessory colors is a pretty big thing for us as odd as it may sound. There’s nothing uglier than say a white iPhone in a black battery case. And yet we’ve done…

Urbanears is a fashion conscious headphone manufacturer that looks to make the experience of listening to and wearing headphones more colorful and fun. The outward variations in color immediately signal this. Though, what about the sound quality? Fit? Value? Hardware & Fit The Plattan are supra-aural (sit on the ears) headphones. What we quickly found (and didn’t like) is that the pressure of the headband isn’t high enough. The end result is that in order to get decent sound you have to adjust and literally push them onto your ears until they somewhat hold their position. In their stock form,…