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Hearing the Difference with Able Planet Headphones

Clear Harmony Able Planet
We recently visited Able Planet at CES, and were able to hear the difference when using their headphones. Their Linx Technology was the focus of the event and it was certainly an improvement for higher frequencies when jamming to your headphones.

Now when purchasing Able Planet headphones, some really cool gifts are included. Each of the Able Planet headphone lineup all has an Apple iPod to allow you to keep enjoying your music on a portable device capable of high-fidelity audio playback.

Clear Harmony with iPod TouchThe top of the line Able Planet Clear Harmony 1100B over-ear, noise-canceling headphones are a great option to consider for audiophiles who want to get the best out of their music. The Linx Technology can also help when trying to really juice out the high frequencies in your music. You don’t have to be obsessed with your music quality to appreciate these headphones either – their noise reduction makes them great for travelers. They’re also durable enough to be an option for a DJ and any music lover can really appreciate how these sound. Their gift is an iPod Touch, which is the ultimate portable multimedia device. Now you can take whatever entertainment you want on the go and enjoy the sounds with Able Planet headphones.

Sound Clarity Able PlanetAlso a favorite is the Sound Clarity NC500SC over-ear headphones by Able Planet. These headphones are comparable to the Clear Harmony series, except the drivers aren’t as large so they cannot attain the same output you find on the Clear Harmony. The Sound Clarity, however, is a great series to consider for the same type of listener, just a better budget option. This also includes an iPod Nano as a gift to help you keep your music on the go.

Finally, the True Fidelity NC300B headphones are the perfect option for those looking to try out their first high-grade set of headphones. Also great for those on a budget, these feature the Linx technology found on other high-end Able Planet headphones. They also feature active noise cancellation. You’ll get an iPod Shuffle when you go with these True Fidelity headphones.


Able Planet Headphone Test & Linx Audio Demo at CES 2012

Able Planet Hear the Difference ChallengeWe made a break for the Able Planet booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 being held at the Las Vegas Convention center. Why? So we could let our ears try out some sweet gear. Able Planet scheduled us to arrive at noon for a presentation that they were keeping hush hush so we were a little scared at first. They had us sit in a chair with two signs pointing at us that said “Hear the Difference Challenge”, at this point we relaxed and let excitement take over. We were the first to get to participate in the “A or B” headphone listening test they had setup which would let us fully understand how their Linx Audio technology sounds in action.

Linx Audio bumps up the high frequency harmonics which bring out the clarity in music, especially difficult to hear words and syllables. A great side effect of this is that your perception of loudness increases when in fact the loudness is not increasing at all leaving you with crisp audio even at lower volumes. Able Planet described it like the difference you hear when you play a “C” note on a piano, as opposed to a “C” Chord. The “C” Chord demonstrates the impact of adding harmonics to the audio signal.If that isn’t good enough for you, Linx Audio also removes distortion and undesirable sound to further increase the clarity of your music. The real question here was, “Does it actually work well?”, and we had just the method to find out.

Hear the Difference Challenge

Let the test begin! They had two pairs of headphones, one A and one B, and one of them was packed with Linx Audio. Every 10 seconds they switched the headphones on us and we were not allowed to look. Both headphones sounded great at first, but after a few more swaps we started noticing a subtle but large difference in sound. It was apparent in the test that the Linx Audio technology really bumped up the sound quality, especially with Carlos Santanna behind the strings of his guitar in the recorded track we were listening too. Linx Audio technology has won numerous Innovation Awards and we understand why: Great Sound Quality.