Category: Headphones

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Decibullz Contour: A Perfect Fit, But Imperfect Sound

This is my review of the Decibullz Countour headphones, one of our first startups of the month. I paid $40 for these on Kickstarter, but now they’ll set you back $60. Ordering them In late November of 2013, I came across a cool Kickstarter project that offered custom-fit headphones for $40. I was so thrilled that I named it December’s startup of the month. I...

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Why the Beats Acquisition is Uncharted Territory For Apple

Today, Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion. When I first heard the rumors, I didn’t believe it. The deal didn’t seem to make sense, until you really dug into the core of this complex transaction, and all the value that Beats provides. Let me explain what’s so fascinating about this deal… What’s so different about this acquisition? The Beats acquisition represents entirely new ground...

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Decibullz Affordable Custom-fit Earbuds – December Startup of the Month

December is here, and the holidays are in full swing (our gift guide linked), so I thought I’d focus on a very giftable, consumer-focussed startup this month. December’s startup of the month is Decibullz, one of the two only Kickstarter projects I’ve ever supported,  and one I’m very excited about. * Read about past startups of the month, or recommend your favorite startup in the...

Review: Bose QC 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones

If Bose Audio were a car company, they would be the Rolls Royce. Bose is a trusted, timeless luxury brand of headphones, and the advanced audio technology they’ve developed over their 50 year history (ancient in the audio industry) shows in their incredible QC 15s which I have been happily using for a year now. Side note: Good to see we’re all alive on...

Apple Earpods Review: The Sound Of Apple

Recently Apple “revolutionized the headphone” with the Earpod, or so they said. With Apple, they tend to hype up everything, good, or sometimes bad. So I tested out the new Earpods versus what should have been a comparable pair; my Skullcandy 50/50s which cost around $40-50 (Earpods cost $30 without a new iphone). My rigorous testing included music from Billy Joel, Green Day, Hanz Zimmer, and...