Tag: earbuds

Rockford Fosgate PP15MM: Put Punch in your Ears

Rockford Fosgate PP15MM In-Ear Monitor Headphones

By Seth Wilde. – Product Specialist

Headphones are all the rage these days.  There are so many different brands and styles; it can sometimes be hard to choose a good pair.  However, One thing is for certain.  The little white earbuds that come in the iPod box are simply not good enough.  For the true music lover, a higher quality set of headphones or earbuds is necessary to fully enjoy the music.  Rockford Fosgate has been making quality audio products for over 30 years.  They have established a legacy of high-end, high fidelity loudspeakers that stand out from the rest of the competition.  Since they entered the headphone industry, they have generated a lot of buzz with their Punch Plugs series of earbuds.

The Rockford Fosgate earbuds have been receiving rave reviews all over the Internet and in shops across the United States. The buzz and reviews are a result of many different reasons.  One reason is simply the fact they are Rockford’s first step into the headphone industry.  Another reason is the quality of the product.  Consider the Rockford Fosgate PP15MM in-ear monitor headphones.  Featuring a 15mm in-ear driver, these earbuds are able to play loud.  While competitor earbuds only have a 8mm or 10mm driver, the 15mm results in enhanced sound quality and deeper bass.  The bass response in these headphones is incredible.  The lows hit hard and are unlike any other headphone available.  While some of the Monster Beats in-ear speakers like the Monster Beats Tour earbuds come close, the PP15MM earbuds produce deeper and louder bass response.  They also feature an impressive 105dB sensitivity rating and a max output rating of 115dB!  Very few earbuds can play that loud and still sound great.  The tangle free cable and protective case is great for those that travel a lot or go to the gym frequently. The Rockford Fosgate PP15MMI are also available and include a in-line microphone for use with iPhones, Blackberries, and other smartphones. Rockford is truly making a statement with their entry piece in the headphone industry!


What Type Of Headphones are Best for Me?

Monster Cable Beats by Dr. Dre

By David D. – Product Specialist

There are many different types of headphones available in today’s audio market. Whether you plan on using them in your home, car, studio, gym, or somewhere else, there is a headphone that is just right for you and what you plan on using them for. There is a variety of styles to choose from such as earbuds, over the head, around the neck, and around the ear with optional ear piece designs like in-ear, on-ear, and enclosed ear. Choose wisely and determine what type of setting you will use them for in order to achieve ultimate comfort and performance.

Kicker 09HP301 (HP301)

If you plan on purchasing headphones for an athletic environment such as jogging, exercising, cycling, or any other extracurricular activity, the best match for you would be a wrap-around, clip on and or portable style headphone with an earbud ear piece design. The clip-on style headphone is equipped with clips that comfortably hook around your ear and provide excellent stability. If you are not satisfied with the clip-on style, you can try the wrap-around type. These usually have a headband unlike the clip-on, but instead of the headband sitting on top of your head, they wrap around the back of your head while being supported by the back of the neck and top of the ears. The Kicker HP301 are an excellent example of active wrap-around headphones. This provides a lot more stability than the over-the-head design.

If you’re a traveler who is on planes, and or trains all the time, the perfect style of headphone for you is a noise cancelling headphone. Noise cancelling headphones eliminate unwanted “outside” noise and are available in 2 types, active and passive noise cancelling. Active noise-canceling headphones are an enclosed ear design and use a petite microphone to pick-up outside noise while filtering it to a microprocessor to alter the sound. Passive noise-canceling headphones, also known as noise-isolating, are an in-ear design that uses foam or plastic earpieces that seal your ear and block all un-wanted noise.

If you are a musician or DJ and need headphones for a studio type environment, you want a set of DJ or Pro Audio headphones. The most recognizable DJ headphones are arguably the Monster Beats by Dre headphones.  Pro Audio headphones are a corded on-ear or enclosed ear design with comfortable soft, spongy ear cushions. This style headphone is usually the most expensive but also provides the best performance. Since they are high quality, you will hear sounds and details in the music that you have never heard before. A new line that we carry here at Sonic Electronix is Grado, they manufacture some of the best sounding high quality Pro Audio headphones out today, check them out.

If you are a home or work listener such as myself, I would suggest an enclosed or on-ear design. The enclosed ear design headphones are perfect for listening to in the office; they are also excellent for your home listening sessions as well. This design also allows you to listen to your headphones without disturbing others around you. Home headphones are available in corded and wireless options and are built for comfort and performance.

No matter what environment or setting you’re in, there is a set of headphones built exclusively to suit your needs.


Woodees Headphones (Earbuds)

The digital music market has been taken over by the digital music players, such as the Apple iPod, Microsoft Zune, and other MP3 players.  The most overlooked accessory to good digital music also happens to be one of the most important.  The headphones that one uses to listen to music can arguably be more important for the music playback than the MP3 player itself.  The quality of the headphones will determine the detail, clarity, and overall listening experience.  Scheduled to be shipping in April of 2009, the new Woodees headphones are making a change in the headphone industry.

Introducing the IES-W100B and the IES-W101B headphones from Woodees.  These headphones are uniquely designed with a wooden structure that produce a naturally rich sound.  The bass is deep and the acoustics are right where they need to be.  Each of these models feature a 10 mm driver for a sound that is just right with the perfect amount of natural deep bass.  The 105 dB sensitivity and the 20-20,000 Hz frequency responses are the results of ideal acoustic engineering.  Woodees are also fully customizable to fit your ear canal.  We all know that there are few things in life that are more annoying than having an ear bud that is too small or too large.  With the Woodees headphones, you will be getting the right fit every time.  A 4-foot cable allows plenty of slack in the cord and plenty of room to move around without having it get tangled or caught up.

The Woodees IES-W100B feature an in-line microphone made specifically for the iPhone or other smart phones.  Answer and end phone calls with the ease simply by pushing the button found on the in-line microphone interface.  When you receive an incoming phone call, you can answer the call and pause the music by squeezing the microphone with two fingers.  After the phone call is over, the music will resume playing.  It is as simple as that.  But that in-line microphone isn’t just for use with MP3 phones.  When an iPod is in its shuffle mode, the in-line controls can pause and skip to the next or previous song.  A perfect feature for listening to music while at the gym or exercising.

No matter what type of music you listen to or how often you listen to music, there is no excuse for using low quality headphones.  Listen to the music the way that the artists want it to be heard.  Hear the bass with a rich and natural sound.  What it really means is that Woodees have gone to nature to get a high quality natural sound.  Next time you think about getting the best buds for your ears, think Woodees.  Wood sounds richer.