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Marshall Major White FX iPhone Headphones

Marshall Major White FX iPhone Headphones

I really like Marshall’s line of headphones, and now they’ve updated the Major White to Major White FX, meaning it comes armed with a fully iPod/iPhone/iPad compatible microphone and remote.

As the previous versions it’s fully collapsible and sports a headband made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall’s classic amps.

Marshall Major White FX Product Page

Marshall Major White FX iPhone Headphones

Marshall Major White FX iPhone Headphones

Posted by TG March 15th 2012 | Link to this post

Nixon RPM DJ Headphones

Nixon RPM over-ear DJ Headphones

Nixon, one of my all-time fav makers of watches, just launched the RPM Over-Ear DJ Headphones available in white, black/silver and black/gold. These phones come with 40mm drivers tuned for DJ monitoring, articulating joints, gel filled ear cushions and an interlocking 2m coiled cable as well as an additional iPhone compatible cable (1.3m and braided) with a remote and microphone if you want to use it while commuting instead. Oh, and a molded travel case.

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Nixon RPM over-ear DJ Headphones

Posted by TG November 23rd 2011 | Link to this post

Marshall Major White Headphones

Marshall Headphones Major White

Marshall Headphones just announced a nice addition to their line of headphones, the Major White (it’s available in black too if that’s more you). The exterior of the headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall’s classic amplifiers and sports the original Marshall texture, of course.

Other features include a standard 3.5mm plug, mic and remote and a fully collapsible construction.

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Marshall Headphones Major White

Posted by TG October 17th 2011 | Link to this post

Nixon The Trooper 3 Button Headphones

Here’s The Trooper 3 Button, a pair of really good looking headphones by Nixon, makers of awesome watches – among other things. The 3 button model comes with a mic and volume buttons, but there’s a cheaper model without them as well. It doesn’t really show on the pictures, but there’s a big ring on the side of one of the earpieces you can turn to adjust the volume. The band is foldable for easy storage as well.

Another feature worth mentioning is the fact that you can disconnect the cord from the earpiece, so if it would break you can always exchange it, or just be able to store it more safely in a bag.

The Trooper 3 Button is available in white and matte black and you can find it for about $50 on Amazon ($60 on Nixon’s site) Headphones (From $60.00)
Amazon: Nixon The Trooper (From $50.00)

Posted by TG January 14th 2011 | Link to this post

Frends Headphones

Frends Headphones

Tired of wearing the same white earbuds as everyone else? Frends, a group of friends that started out as a snowboard crew that expanded to a company, has launched a collection of headphones with a whole lot more unique style to them, dubbed the Classic, Alli, Coupe and Clip. It’s not all the available colors shown below so head over to their website to check them all out. Besides the colors I’m a big fan of the fabric cord to alleviate tangle, small detail that makes a difference.

There’s no word on pricing yet though.

Frends: Product overview

The Classic:
Frends Headphones: The Classic

The Alli:
Frends Headphones: The Alli

The Coupe:
Frends Headphones: The Coupe

The Clip:
Frends Headphones: The Clip

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Posted by TG October 30th 2010 | Link to this post

Marshall Headphones

Marshall, makers of the world’s most famous guitar amps, has teamed up with Swedish Zound Industries to create their own line of hi-fi headphones to be launched November 15th.

Marshall is keeping a lid on until the launch so there’s not much info to go on, but the line will consist of two models: Major, which uses the same kind of vinyl as the Marshall amps and Minor, inspired by those classic amp knobs. Also, both models will feature Earclick, a patented technique to make sure the headphones sit just right.

There’s no word on pricing yet though.



Posted by TG October 22nd 2010 | Link to this post

Review: i-Mego Retro Headphones

i-Mego Retro Headphones Classic

Freshpilot reviews: I’m a big fan of retro headphones and i-Mego goes way back with the Retro Headphones, resembling the old Shure microphones Elvis used back in the 50’s. Now, before i-Mego sent me a pair to review I’ve got to admit I thought they’d might be more style over substance, but I changed my mind as soon as I unboxed them and felt the weight of them. No flimsy plastic here.

The Retro headphones are i-Mego’s range-topping line (sold for about $70) currently consisting of two models: Classic (chrome/white) mainly meant for human, vocal, new age and classical music and Heavy Beats (brown/gun metal) meant for R&B, Hip hop and rock.

I’ve compared the Classic model to my pair of Sennheiser HD 205’s and PX-100’s and considering the product description I thought the Classic might risk being a bit too weak on the bass for my music taste, but they handled well. Well indeed. I haven’t been able to compare the Classic to the brown Heavy Beats model, but style matters here at Freshpilot, and I’m enjoying some fine Groove Armada and Mumford & Sons bass in them as I write this.

It wasn’t much of a surprise to find that they treated spoken word and jazz well, but I was glad to hear that they continued to deal well with pretty much anything I threw at them, ranging from modern rock to folk to metal, drum&bass, 8-bit retro bitpop and a whole lot of skate punk. I’ve got an unholy playlist for these things.

On the tech side you get two high performance 40mm drivers with 20Hz-20kHz frequency response, 32ohms impedance and 106±5db sensitivity. The top of the 3.5mm jack is encased in metal and the cable is pretty short (about 1m), which I’m all for. Besides the chromed metal you get a whole lot of padded white faux leather, softening it up.

I’d be happy to use the Retro Classics as my standard at-home headphones. I’m saying “At-home” since while the design is excellent these phones might be a bit too much for me to pull off in public. But they look good, real good. Stylish enough not to be hidden when you’re not using them. I’m no audiophile by any means, but the sound suits me with its warmth, allowing enough bass while I don’t feel like I’m losing anything in the higher frequencies. I’ve got a pretty big head (my Sennheiser HD 205’s felt really tight when I got them) and these fit great right from the start. Not too tight, not too loose.

Shortly put, it’s a well-built pair of headphones that sure stands out from the crowd, I’d buy ’em. Official Page
i-Mego Store: Retro Classic (Silver/white, $69.90)
i-Mego Store: Retro Heavy Beats (Brown, $69.90)

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Heavy Beats

Posted by TG October 13th 2010 | Link to this post

M-AUDIO Studiophile Q40 Headphones

M-AUDIO Studiophile Q40 Headphones

Here’s M-AUDIO Studiophile Q40, a stylish pair of headphones offering heavy bass (40mm drivers, neodymium magnets), a lightweight and collapsible frame, a cord that can be both removed and replaced, and sealed backings to improve sonic isolation (meaning more detail even with low volume). Studiophile Q40 ($180.00)
Amazon: Studiophile Q40 Headphones (From $122.00)

Posted by TG December 5th 2007 | Link to this post

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