Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ludacris Gives Obama Custom SOUL Headphones

Since it seems like everyone is getting custom CelebHeadphones these days, why not the most important man in the world? Ludacris didn't show up empty handed when he appeared as a special guest at President Barack Obama's recent fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia. Maybe to help swag out the incumbent for the 2012 election campaign or as a "Thank you, Mr.President" - what better gift to bring than a custom pair of CelebHeadphones? Ludacris showed up to the event with a pair of his SOUL Headphones complete presidential seal and the mandatory red, white and blue color scheme. Be on the lookout for a new accessory in the next presidential address. Check out the pics below..

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Twitter Giveaway

Giveaway Time!! We're giving away a Velodyne vPulse Headphone to one of our Twitter followers!

All you need to do to enter is follow @CelebHeadphones on Twitter and Retweet our last tweet:

@CelebHeapdhones: "We are giving away @VelodyneAudio vPulse Headphones to 1 lucky follower! All you have to do 2 enter is follow us & RT this tweet. #GIVEAWAY"

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Monday, March 19, 2012

AfterShokz Bone Conduction Sport Headphones

Unlike any other audio company, AfterShokz offers a completely different audio experience because of their patented Bone Conduction technology. AfterShokz has invested time and research into creating a new type of in-ear headphone, one that doesn't sit inside the ear canal.

AfterShokz headphones have a unique design because the earbuds rest on the bone that is located right next to your ear--not inside your ear like most headphone styles. Since the earbuds are never in contact with your ear canal, it decreases the likelihood of potential damage from listening to loud music and eliminates the risk of ear infections.  This headphone style is made for someone who runs and bikes in a city and wants to not only listen to music, but also be fully aware of his or her environment.

The first time you put on the AfterShokz headphones is definitely a strange experience--you feel as though you are putting them on wrong. The fit of the headphones feels awkward because it seems unnatural to have the earbuds on the outside of the ear; however, many people report that the headphones get more comfortable after using them a couple of times. It definitely will take awhile to get used to listening to music and having a conversation at the same time. One minor gripe I have with the AfterShokz Headphones is that they need to be charged with a USB cable to function. After charging the headphones for 3 hours, they will last an average of 15 hours. Sound quality isn't nearly at the same level as other headphones, but since its design is focused on comfort during physical activity, this should be the least of your concerns. 

Overall, the AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones are a good option for the active person who wants to listen to music while still be alert of his or her surroundings.

Price: $60

  • New Technology
  • Great for Bikers & Runners
  • Sanitary
  • Need To Be Charged
  • Not Extremely Comfortable
  • Sound Quality

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Friday, March 9, 2012

Velodyne vPulse In-Ear Headphones

Velodyne Acoustics made its mark in the audio industry through the creation of its superb subwoofers. After the success of the company's subwoofers, Velodyne Acoustics preceded to enter the headphone market. At the 2012 CES showcase, Velodyne introduced a new in-ear headphone: the vPulse.

Velodyne's vPulse headphones separate itself from others on the market because of its incredibly stylish design. The headphones are available in two color options: Black and Electric Blue. While the black is subtler, the electric blue is bold and sleek. Velodyne has given the vPulse an aluminum driver housing, along with a flat tangle-free rubber cord. One of the best characteristics of the vPulse is that the earbuds themselves are curved, which prevents you from having to jam the earbuds down your ear canal to get that snug fit. Velodyne provides a wide array of ear-tips in order to make sure you can customize the fit to your liking. While it did take a while to find the best fit, once I did, the headphones were very comfortable. At the end of the day, the only minor problem that I have with the design of the headphones is that they are heavier than I would like them to be.

With Velodyne's reputation as one of the best subwoofer manufacturers, I had high expectations for vPulse's bass. Velodyne definitely lived up to its name because I was extremely impressed. I would say they they have one of the best bass qualities of any in-ear headphone that I have reviewed. So if your someone who likes strong bass, these are a great option, especially for the low price. The sound quality doesn't disappoint either--every song I listened to sounded crisp and accurate, with little to no distortion.

As I was reviewing Velodyne's first headphones, they reminded me a ton of the Beats by Dre In-Ear Tour Headphones. Although the vPulse Headphones don't have the same name recognition as the Beats, they are better in every category--including build quality, price, and comfort. Overall, the Velodyne vPulse In-Ear Headphones are one of the best in-ear headphones that I have reviewed.

Price: $89.99
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  • Bass Quality
  • Affordable
  • Better than Beats by Dre Tour's
  • Heavy
  • Hard to Find Right Ear-Tip

Overall Rating: 9/10

Friday, March 2, 2012

RF3 LIVE Headphones by Joseph Vincent

Joseph Vincent is an up-and-coming artist known for his laid-back musical style, similar to Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz, and his RF3 LIVE In-Ear Headphones emulate that style with their minimalist and elegant style.  Overall, the LIVE's try to revolutionize earbuds with new technologies while still keeping a minimalist and elegant style.

Being designed and inspired by Joseph Vincent, they had to have that simple, yet elegant look to them. RF3 has done a nice job incorporating a real wood look and feel with the earbuds. This design gives it that elegant touch that I enjoy. Besides the wood, the headphones look completely different from any you will have ever seen because of the incorporation of RF3's "Aircom Technology."

RF3 Headset's patented Aircom Technology is designed to reproduce your music in the most naturally balanced way possible. RF3 promises it will not only soothe your ears, but your whole body. I'm not ready to say that, but they did sound pretty darn good. Although they don't provide much bass, every song I listened to sounded crisp and accurate.

Besides the patented Aircom Technology, the unique feature that separates these headphones is the science behind them. Keeping in line with the organic, healthy lifestyle, RF3 claims that all of its products block dangerous RF energy and EMF's-electromagnetic fields that may transmit to your brain. Since I'm not scientist, I can't attest to the the technology behind this, but it can't hurt, right? As of today, there is no sufficient proof that headphones can cause any type of cancer, so therefore I'm not sure how successful or useful RF3's "technology" will be, but kudos to them for trying.

If you are not the type of person fearful of the radio waves transmitted by cel phones and headsets, there are some drawbacks to the technology that may not be worth the trouble to you. Since the air tubes are thicker and heavier than your average cord, it makes them less mobile and harder to walk with. In addition, it can have the strange appearance of earrings hanging from your ears when worn. In regard to comfort, they took a while to find the right ear tip, but once I did, I felt no discomfort.

Although there are certainly some pros to the RF3 LIVE's like the natural look and natural sound, the design flaws associated with the new technologies can't be overlooked.

Price: $70
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  • Wood Earbuds
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Air Tubes Look Strange
  • No Backup to Claims About Blocking Dangerous Rays
  • Price
Overall Rating: 6/10