Tag: In-Ear Headphones

Top 5 In-Ear Headphones

Earbuds are great for just about any application; from going to the gym, on the plane or at the office, there’s a pair of earbuds that will match your needs. The biggest appeal of in-ear headphones is their size. While on-ear and over-ear headphones can be bulky and heavy, a pair of earbuds takes up next to no space and weighs even less. This makes them great travel companions. Despite their size, earbuds rarely sacrifice sound quality in comparison to their on-ear and over-ear counterparts and can even outperform them. Finding the right pair for you can be a tricky proposition, so we’ve created this list of our 5 favorite in-ear headphones.

1Westone W40

Westone W40

  • 4-way quad balanced armature driver in-ear monitors
  • Unique detachable cable design
  • Outstanding sound quality
  • Lightweight earpiece design for maximum comfort
  • Comes with secondary cable with in-line controls for iOS devices
  • Current Price: $499.99


Expert Review
“Westone’s W40 offer supreme clarity, ravishing detail, and astonishing dynamic expression, placing them in meager company within the hi-fi landscape. – Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
Westone W40

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2Phiaton BT 220 NC

Phiaton BT 220 NC

  • Bluetooth 4.0 in-ear headphones with aptX and NFC
  • Built-in active noise cancelling
  • Full in-line controls with microphone
  • Clear Voice Capture for crystal clear hands-free phone calls
  • Everplay-X technology allows for listening to music after the battery dies
  • Current Price: $159.00


Expert Review
“For the price, the BT 220 NC delivers a quality level of noise cancellation that is better than expected.” – Tim Gideon, PC Mag
Phiaton BT 220 NC

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3SMS Audio BioSport

SMS Audio BioSport

  • In-ear athletic headphones
  • Biometric heart rate monitor tracks your workout
  • Compatible with most leading fitness apps through your smartphone
  • IPX sweat and water resistance rating perfect for gym use
  • Powered by your phone; no batteries required
  • Current Price: $149.95


Expert Review
“If heart-rate monitoring is important to you, SMS Audio’s BioSport earbuds are more convenient than you might think. Not only do you not have to wear something on your wrist or around your chest, but you also don’t have to worry about running out of batteries.” – Sarah Purewal, Techhive.com
SMS Audio BioSport

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  • Premium in-ear monitors
  • Large 11mm high fidelity drivers produce outstanding sound quality
  • Unique pivoting eartips for comfortable fit for any ear type
  • Three dimensional audio reproduction for the ultimate listening experience
  • Coated cable for convenient tangle-free operation
  • Current Price: $39.99


Expert Review
“Vocals have a great sound to them having a clean sound that’s placed well in the soundstage being center but not too forward. Guitars sound clean as well with every string able to be heard separately.” – Keanex, User Review – Head-Fi.org

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5Sennheiser IE 80

Sennheiser IE 80

  • Luxurious wired in-ear headphone monitors
  • Special neodymium magnets ensure outstanding sound quality
  • Unique bass tuning screws allow you to precisely adjust the bass in each earpiece
  • Sleek design for both comfort and durability
  • Excellent sound isolation
  • Current Price: $329.99


Expert Reviews
“The iE80s have excellent separation and clarity. They dig out a serious amount of detail, which you’d arguably be expecting at this kind of money; Arcade Fire’s Ready To Start ticks along nicely with rhythmic, punchy drum kicks and zingy guitar, while the very natural-sounding vocals shine through.What Hi-Fi?
Sennheiser IE 80

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Top 3 Bluetooth Headphones for Running

Top Headphones for Runners

If you are a runner, it’s probably important to you to be able to have your music with you while you run. And the best way to listen to your music while you exercise is, of course, with Bluetooth technology. When it comes to sport headphones, Bluetooth headphones are the best choice and provide a couple benefits that non-Bluetooth headphones don’t offer. Since they connect wirelessly, you can be sure that you will always be connected without having to worry about tangled cables or the cable coming out of your device. In addition, most Bluetooth headphones provide easily accessible controls. This means that you wont have to fumble with your device anymore to change the music or to take a phone call.

Sport headphones, such as those listed below, were specially designed with the athlete in mind. With features such as water resistance, sweat proofing, and reflective cables (for those of you who love to run at night), these are 2015’s top three headphones for running – as well as for other athletic activities you may enjoy.

1Jaybird Bluebuds X

JayBird BlueBuds X

The Jaybird Bluebuds X sport headphones, available in Black or White, are incredible earphones for running. These in-ear headphones feature Bluetooth 2.1 and were definitely created with the athlete in mind. They feature secure fit ear hooks which ensure the earbuds stay in your ears during rigorous activity.

  • In-Line Mic with Volume and Phone Controls
  • Signal Plus technology for Skip Free Music
  • Jenna™ Voice Prompts for Ease of Use
  • Fully Sweat and Water Resistant

2SMS Audio SYNC Sport by 50 Cent

SMS Audio SYNC Sport by 50 Cent

The second top Bluetooth headphones for running are the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 Cent sport edition Bluetooth earbuds. These in ear headphones are perfect for running and other athletic activities while providing high fidelity audio, full bass response, and vocal clarity. Available in Blue and Yellow, their nano coating technology provides maximum resistance against sweat and water.

  • Ear Hook Design Keeps the Headphones Secure
  • Integrated Microphone with Adjustable Volume Controls
  • Compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Smartphones
  • Professionally Tuned 6mm Micro Drivers

3JBL Synchros Reflect BT

JBL Reflect BT

Last but not least are the JBL Synchros Reflect Bluetooth Wireless in ear sports headphones. These headphones are the ultimate workout partner and combine cutting-edge style with innovation. With a workout-ready design, JBL-quality sound, and Bluetooth connectivity, these headphones are incredible running headphones. They are available in Blue or Red.

  • Integrated Microphone with Adjustable Volume Controls
  • Reflective Cable for Running at Night
  • Stay-Put Ear Buds
  • 5 Hours of Bluetooth®-Enabled Connectivity

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Tis The Season To Be Shopping

Sony MDR-ZX100

Sony MDR-ZX100

Gift shopping can always be a very difficult thing to do, especially when you have no clue what to get for your loved ones and friends. Waiting in long lines at stores, rushing from place to place to get different brands of gifts, and not to forget how heavy some of things get once carrying them around. Well at Sonic Electronix we say, why not just sit somewhere in the comfort of your home, get yourself some snacks and some to quench your thirst, and shop online with our awesome Black Friday Deals and Specials. This year Sonic Electronix has sales on hundreds of your favorite brands from amplifiers and speakers to guitars and headphones.



When shopping from all of those Pro Audio lovers you can definitely get the job done super easily right here on our website. For stocking stuffers or nice and inexpensive gifts, Sonic has some great deals on Sony MDR-ZX100/WHI On-Ear Headphones and JVC HAFX1X In-Ear Headphones. The Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones are lightweight and have a comfortable design that allows users to use them for an extended period of time with minimal fatigue. They also have thickly padded ear cups that isolate noise and deliver quality focused sounds. The JVC HAFX1X headphones feature a 10mm diaphragm with neodymium magnet and extreme deep bass ports the deliver great sound. Their superior sound isolation is achieved by including three different size silicone ear pieces to provide a comfortable fit for all users.

Marathon DCM-2000MKII

Marathon DCM-2000MKII

Looking for the ultimate gift that will put the biggest smile possible on any Pro Audio users face? Well you should definitely check out the Marathon DCM-2000MKII and the Beat Kangz Beat Thang. The Marathon DCM-2000MKII dual CD player and mixer with pre-amp is an all-in-one convenient, compact and rugged unit. Easy to read and well laid out controls; make this CD/mixer combination the perfect choice for the seasoned professional and novice alike. The Beat Kangz Beat Thang fuses sequencing, sampling, and a massive sound bank with a very user-friendly interface. It’s all packed in a rugged yet portable all-metal chassis, making it one of the most versatile music production instruments on the earth.

Beat Kangz Beat Thang

Beat Kangz Beat Thang

Make sure you check out all of the other awesome Black Friday deals and specials here at Sonic Electronix, and shop from the comfort at your home. There are tons of sales available on car audio, car security, DJ pro audio, musical instruments, headphones, and so much more. If you have an questions regarding our sales and products feel free to call our customer service line, and we will make sure to help you out on your purchases or any questions you may have on any products we have available.


“Made Right Here” Sweepstakes and Limited Edition Westone In-Ear Headphones Review

All Limited Edition In-Ear Headphones Include Case and Interchangeable Tips

Just ahead of Independence day celebrations, Westone announced on June 1st, 2012, the opening of their much anticipated “Made Right Here” sweepstakes. Winners of the sweepstakes will receive anything from Westone apparel to a Grand Prize including round-trip airfare and accommodations to visit the Westone headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a list of stuff too long to list here (click on any of the links in this paragraph for more info).  While no purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, each Westone has released special edition red, white, and blue versions of their popular UM1, UM2, and UM3x each with the chance to win.

Proudly crafted in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Westone in-ear headphones are among the finest in audio reproduction. With all the excitement surrounding the sweepstakes aside, this is a great opportunity to evaluate exactly what sets the UM1, UM2, and UM3x apart.

Westone UM1 Review

UM1 in Blue

the Limited Edition UM1 is available in the complete array of patriotic colors and featured in red, white, and blue. The construction of these headphones is lightweight and the package includes enough ear-tips to give users a wide selection as well as the possibility of finding the best fit. Part of the reason these in-ear monitors are so light is because they utilize a micro balanced armature driver.

In terms of sound signature, the Westone UM1 are well balanced and neutral making it an ideal in-ear headphone for critical listeners or for use as a reference headphone. As the entry level model, the UM1 is quite impressive. While the transparency of the UM1 is certain to be regarded as a highly desirable quality from audio purists and recording artists, it is likely to leave mainstream users accustomed to heavy coloration, particularly in the lower frequencies, craving a little more drama. Nonetheless, whether you are a recording artist, an analytical listener, or  just venturing into high-end audio, the UM1 is a great in-ear monitor on a budget.

Westone UM2 Review

UM2 in Red with Attached Cord

The Limited Edition UM2 is offered with a removable cord in White and Blue or with the attached cable in Red and White.  Like just about every Westone In-Ear model, the UM2 are extremely comfortable and include a broad selection of eartips. The UM2 are also extremely light weight and are physically non-fatiguing making them ideal for long listening sessions.

In terms of hardware, the UM2 feature two micro balanced armature drivers with passive crossover that separates high and low frequencies, sending them to the corresponding driver. Having high and low frequencies played by dedicated drivers gives the UM2 the its famed sound stage. Unlike many in-ear headphones, the UM2 feature a convincing sound stage with accurate vertical and horizontal placement as well as perceivable depth.

The sound signature of the UM2 benefits greatly from the separation of high and low frequencies. The UM2 delivers bass that is accurate and noticeably separate from the higher frequencies. As a result, bass and treble coexist in pleasant harmony without muddying each other or robbing one another of texture and nuance. Overall, the UM2 is a remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable in-ear headphone

Westone UM3x Review

UM3x with Attached Cord

The UM3x is available in either White or Blue with a removable cord or in Red and White with the attached cord. The UM3x is a supercharged version of the UM2. By integrating a third micro balanced armature driver, the UM3x features a passive crossover network that effectively separates the incoming signal and directs it to the high, mid, and woofer drivers. This results in greater articulation of specific frequencies. The UM3x offers a broad sound stage in which high, mids, and bass are each separately detailed and delivered with utmost clarity. Do not expect to find even a hint of muddling with this in-ear monitor. For the ultimate experience, there are very few in-ear monitors that deliver such an immersive experience as the UM3x.


The “Made Right Here” series of special edition in-ear headphones offers a model for every level. Whether you are just launching into new aural adventures or are an experienced and seasoned musician with high demands, Westone offers something patriotic and efficient. Make sure not to miss out on the excellent prizes and give-aways by entering the “Made Right Here” sweepstakes.

Click Here for Sweepstakes Entry Form and Details, Contest Ends July 31st, 2012


AKG Quincy Jones Series Headphones

Q460 Green
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones has teamed up with the folks at Harman AKG to release a Signature Line of headphones. Quincy Jones views music as his livelihood and has focused this passion on releasing a quality product that can demonstrate his pride. The AKG Quincy Jones Signature Line of headphones certainly does live up to these expectations. When you listen to this spectacular lineup of In-Ear and On-Ear headphones, painstakingly approved by Quincy Jones you’ll definitely know – It’s personal.

With all of the portable MP3 devices and smart phones around today, In-Ear headphones, or ear buds are very popular to consider. The drivers in the AKG Q350 In-Ear headphones are designed for durability and high output. They feature precise, unfiltered acoustics that have made AKG headphones the studio standard for more than 60 years. They also feature an In-line Mic and Remote Control for better use with smart phones and MP3 players.  The weight of the drivers without the cable is 3 grams, perfect for jamming to your music without feeling restricted, or hurting your ears. These ear buds are perfect for the gym, air travel, or a run due to their light weight and stylish design. You can find the AKG Q350 ear buds in three different colors, Green, White, and Black.

Q460 Black

The Q460 On-Ear Headphones feature a detachable cord and collapsible cups for increased storage and portability

The AKG Q460 is a great alternative for those looking for an On-Ear headphone option. These Signature Edition mini headphones are designed for long hours of comfortable use, and also fold flat for increased portability and feature a detachable cable. Quincy Jones demanding career has him traveling all over the world and he has stated that “These are the headphones I want with me” during those travels. You can also find these headphones in Green, White, and Black.