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…Marshall’s new headphones are a Major win?

Marshall Headphones

Marshall is a company known for their guitar amps, but with the release of their new Major Headphones, that could all change, as these things rock.

The Major are simple yet stylish, with an all black exterior made of the same vinyl as Marshall amps, super soft (and square!) ear cushions, and a fully collapsible design. They also include a 6.3mm adapter for you to plug directly into an amp, stereo or any other sound source that needs the big plug.

[Marshall – Major]

…It’s Things Thursday: Sennheiser HD 800?

Sennheiser HD 800

When Sennheiser says that they have redefined what reference-level audio is all about, you better believe them.

That’s because their new HD 800 headphones, which are the result of Sennheiser’s 60+ years of headphone engineering, utilize their most advanced driver technology ever produced, creating open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones that “will form an altogether new height of sonic perspective as you experience a high-fidelity natural hearing experience”.

With a price tag of nearly $1,400, you better believe there’s also going to be plenty of audio mumbo-jumbo involved that you’ll probably never notice when plugging them in to the receiving end of an iPhone.

Premium parts have gone into their production – the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel; ear pads are made of special high-quality Japanese Alcantara; while the headband and headphone mounting utilizes the most advanced development from the aerospace industry. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilize specially designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation.

Plug them into a high dollar audio system however, and the 56mm drivers, vibration reducing stainless steel gauze and silver-plated, low-oxygen copper wires that are shielded from electromagnetic interference will come together to produce a staggering frequency response of 6 to 51,000Hz.

If you simply can’t have anything but the best, than look no further than the Sennheiser HD 800s.

[Sennheiser – HD 800]

[Via: Acquire]

…Nixon is making headphones?

Nixon Headphones

Nixon has long been known for their unique line of affordable luxury watches, but now they’re taking their eye for design and branching out into the world of headphones.

Available styles include the Master Blaster, which is an over-ear, studio quality headphone designed for the audio aficionado, the Nomadic, which is an on-ear, collapsible headphone that’s perfect for the frequent traveler, and the Wire, an in-ear headphone that is available with a mic as an alternative to the iBuds for iPhone users interested in moving away from the standard Apple offerings.

Each style is available in a number of different colors and fabrics, and all are sure to set you apart from the crowd.

[Nixon – Headphones]

…The iPod is better than the Zune?

iPod VS Zune

When Microsoft released the Zune, they had plenty of time to learn from Apple’s mistakes and eat the iPod’s lunch by designing a superior product that fixed any of the iPod’s faults; right?

Apparently not, as Crave’s Molly Wood shows (in great detail) with the five reasons her Zune is dead to her.

From poor software and music categorization to tangled headphones, worthless wireless, and the unforgivable “erase all of her server-stored music” feature, it’s a must read for anyone that’s thinking of breaking rank and going with the ‘soft’s player.

Hello, again, little iPod buddy.

[Crave – 5 Reasons My Zune Is Dead To Me]

…Mu-Bot is cute?

Mu-Bot

The Mu-Bot is a cute little character with earbud arms that clips onto your shirt and lets you enjoy your music after you rip his arms out of his body and shove them into your ears. Sounds cute, huh?

[Mu-Bot]

[Via: Gizmodo]