After a bargain pair of headphones? With Prime Day 2019 down to its final hours there are still many headphone bargains to choose from, including models from Bose, Beats, Jabra, Sennheiser, and other top brands. See also The absolute best Prime Day deals Every Amazon device on sale now: Echo, Kindle, Fire TV and more Prime Day brings out wave of protests and activism against Amazon Things to keep in mind We'll collect all of the Prime Day headphone deals here.We'll keep an eye on pricing and availability, and note when certain items sell out.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Bose SoundSport Free: $139 Save $60 Bose Bose's totally wireless earphones, the SoundSport Free, are comfortable to wear and deliver very good sound for true wireless. They have a few small downsides (both the buds and carrying case are a bit big), but they have a secure fit, work reliably and are waterproof. Note that Bose … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best headphones deals (final hours)
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Just when you thought the high-end headphone market peaked, along comes another mind-bending 'phone! This new one's from Focal, France's best-selling speaker brand, and while they've been making perfectly fine headphones for years, the Focal Utopia is in a very different league.The Utopia digs deeper into the sound of music than other headphones, so as I listened to Miles Davis and Gil Evans' big band recordings I could more clearly follow each instrument within the orchestra. Davis and the other players' subtle shifts and shadings in dynamics were revealed like never before. That quality makes recordings closer to the sound of live music, which is a big part of what makes the Utopia such a remarkable headphone. The best Sennheiser, Hifiman, Grado, Beyerdynamic and Audeze headphones can't match the Focal Utopia on that score. Yo La Tengo's album "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out," a record I've played many times, had more textural detailing and three-dimensional body over the … [Read more...] about The world’s best headphone?
OK, let's be honest: A lot of people won't have fond memories of 2018. Even from a technology perspective, this year was dominated by privacy scandals and security breaches, to name just two of the more ignominious issues of the past 12 months. But in terms of the actual consumer products that were released, 2018 was actually a pretty great year. Yes, it was more about small refinements of existing categories and technology rather than big breakthroughs, but from a consumer perspective, that's actually a pretty good deal. And while the trend towards $1,000 phones -- and pricier -- continued unabated at the high end, that same amount of money got you a gorgeous 65-inch TV too. A bargain. Right, let's get to the good stuff. These were the absolute best phones, TVs, laptops, tablets and smart home gadgets and appliances that we reviewed this year.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Now playing: … [Read more...] about CNET’s best of 2018
Audeze came out of nowhere in 2009. Its very first headphone, the LCD-2, put establishment brands like AKG, Beyerdynamic, Grado, Sennheiser and Stax on notice. Nine years later, the LCD-2 is still in the line, and it still makes most other brands' full-size headphones sound rather puny. They all lack the LCD-2's visceral bass and shockingly wide dynamic range. In short, the LCD-2 is a rock fan's dream headphone. It plays other genres with verve, but there's real synergy between rock music and the LCD-2.In addition to the current LCD-2 which runs $995 in the US, £1,099 in the UK, and AU$1,399 in Australia, Audeze now offers a range of full-size over-the-ear, on-ear and in-ear headphones. The subject of today's review is the LCD2 Classic (aka LCD2C) that sells for $799 in the US, £899 in the UK and AU$999 in Australia. The new headphone comes with a lightweight suspension headband, and crystal-infused nylon ring ear cups. Best of all, it features Audeze's huge 106mm … [Read more...] about The Audeze LCD2C will ruin your taste for other audiophile headphones
After hundreds of nominations, and with around 25% of your almost 5000 votes, Nike’s Pegasus is your favorite men’s running shoe. Before you run out and buy a pair though, read on. There are numerous factors that go into finding the perfect running shoe for you, including your experience level and anatomy. If you’re serious about running, it’s worth your time to head into a trustworthy establishment and get fitted by a pro (and we advise that for very few product categories). That being said, the Pegasus is a classic, cushioned, neutral shoe, and according to Runner’s World, “For $100, there are few, if any, better shoes on shelves.” If you’re in the market, it’s also absolutely worth your time to dig into the two previous posts in this series and check out the wealth of recommendations and first-hand accounts from your fellows readers. It’s also a great way to discover great brands you may not have heard of. More Fitness … [Read more...] about Your Pick For The Best Men’s Running Shoes: Nike Pegasus