Over-ear design Stories October 15, 2015

It’s not easy to come up with a new headphone design. The whole gamut has pretty much been explored, making it more difficult to stand out from the pack. Instead of focusing on luxury, one company is going the opposite direction. The new Good Smile THP-01 headphones are unique blend of design and function. Think Transformers meets Bose.

Good Smile has collaborated with DJ Joe Hahn of Linkin Park fame under the “Toon Workshop” to crank out one of the cooler headphones we’ve seen in a while. You have to see the video to fully understand…

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Over-ear design Stories August 17, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones $55 shipped (Reg. $90), more

Amazon, as a part of its Gold Box Deal of the Day, offers the Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones for $54.99 shipped. Today’s offering is over 50% off the original listing, $35 better than the regular price, the lowest Amazon has sold them for outside of Black Friday sales, and the best deal we can currently find.

These over-ears are an Amazon favorite, with over 2,000 customers rating these headphones 4.6/5 stars. Sony’s MDRV6 feature 40mm drivers, a 10-foot cable with 1/4 inch adapter included, and a 5Hz-30kHz frequency response.

We also spotted the Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones in black for $99.95 shipped after coupon code EMCAWKV29. Also, still available in white from Dell for $89.95 shipped. Be sure to take a look at Jaybird’s new X2 Bluetooth in-ear headphones as well.

Over-ear design Stories April 3, 2015

expiredV-MODA Crossfade LP2 Limited Edition Over-Ear Headphones $100 shipped (Reg. $160)

The Microsoft Store offers the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 Limited Edition Over-Ear Headphones (matte black) for $99.99 shipped. These originally retailed for $200, today’s offering is $57 better than Amazon, $1 off from Black Friday and the lowest that we can currently find them.

These headphones are rated 4.6/5 stars by over 100 Amazon customers.


  • Type — over-ear circum-aural
  • Drivers — 50mm Dual-Diaphragm High-Fidelity
  • Frequency Response — 5 – 30 kHz
  • Sensitivity — 105dB @ 1kHz 1mW
  • Microphone Sensitivity — 42dB @ 1kHz
  • Impedance — 32Q
  • Weight — 260g (headphone only)
  • Plug — 24k gold-plated 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo, 45 degree strain relief, 1/4″ gold-plated adapter

It includes a hard carrying case, “gunmetal shield kit”, carabiner, cables and 1/4-inch adapter.

We’ve got more headphones deals in our round-up from this morning.

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