Posts Tagged ‘headphones’

Apple completes $3 billion Beats acquisition

from left to right: Jimmy Iovine, Tim Cook, Dre, Apple’s head of iTunes, Eddy Cue Apple and Beats have finally concluded the deal that sees the headphones and streaming company become the technology giant’s single largest-ever acquisition. The deal, which is worth an initial $2.6 billion (£1.6 billion) with $400 million (£239 million) to follow […]

It’ll sound grand through Oppo PM-1s

It might seem odd to ask if £1,000 ($1,000 in the US) is a fair price for a pair of headphones, but these aren’t just any old headphones, these are … no, they’re not from that shop, they’re Oppo headphones. More specifically, they’re Oppo PM-1s, which use flat planar-magnetic drivers with conductors built into them […]

Dolby’s designs on our ears

Patrick von Sychowski (left), a self-confessed Celluloid Junkie,  was over in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress last week, the lucky chap. Amongst other things, he was looking into Dolby’s ambitions for Atmos beyond the cinema auditorium. With the ongoing development of Dolby’s imaging division and last week’s announcement of the acquisition of digital cinema […]

Get Down Friday: mobile audio vavavoom

If you like to enjoy 192-kHz/24-bit MP3s on your smartphone or tablet you may have already invested in a particularly high-quality pair of headphones. If you’re really serious about sound quality, and you think it makes a big difference, you might also want to make your sonic experience complete by investing in a high-performance portable […]

New Headphone:X components from DTS

When paired with your with your mobile device and a pair of standard stereo headphones the DTS Headphone:X system reproduces 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1 channel virtual surround sound from specially encoded content to create, I am assured, a genuinely immersive listening experience. At the CES in Las Vegas, which opens today, DTS unveiled two more […]