audio-technica - Backband headphone not to ruin your good hair day

New closed-dynamic headphones model - ATH-S600 - will go on sale on July 18th as a new model of the audio-technica's headphones S series.

S series models are entry-level headphones intended for people who buys headphones for the first time.

ATH-S600 features a backband style that allows the user to enjoy music without worrying about ruining his hairstyle. It has φ40mm driver to make tight bass sound, and it adopted aluminum material for the housing to produce clear sound. The ear pads were designed to hug ears nicely to muffle the sound.

  • Color: Black, Gold, Red
  • Frequency: 8~26,000Hz
  • Maximum input: 1,000mW
  • Impedance: 36Ω
  • Weight: 130g
  • Code: 1.2m




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audio-technica is going to release new headphones with fluffy earmuffs - ATH-FW55 - on October 17.

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The item will be produced in limited quantity. 


From audio-technica's headphone "S" series, 5 new models will be out on October 18.

It's a Bluetooth compliant overhead type headphone with a φ40mm driver. It comes with a detachable cord that has a controller & microphone for smartphones. A maximum of 8 devices can be paired up at the same time.

Price: Open price
Color: Black

JVC - 4 new models from the elegant headphone "esnsy" series


JVC Kenwood is going to release 4 kinds of headphones from their stereo headphone series "esnsy".

"esnsy" is JVC Kenwood's elegant-looking headphone brand that has been sold in Europe already.  Finally 4 models will be out in Japan:  Head band type "HA‐SR85S" and "HA‐SR75S", and inner ear sound-isolating type "HA‐FR65S" and "HA‐FX45S"

Sony's new headphones MDR-1ABT is compatible with their newly-developed codec, LDAC, which can transmit information volume 3 times greater than regular SBC/A2DP codecs via Bluetooth. MDR-1ABT will be released for approximately ¥40,000 yen on March 21.
Elecom's new Bluetooth Class 1 headphone (LBT-OH05) allows you to listen to music in a device that is 100 meters away from you.

Lantis, a Japanese music production company specialising in anime, gaming and voice actors and a Bandai Namco subsidiary, collaborated with a popular anime called Love Live! and made a limited edition high-resolution portable headphone amp called Astell&Kern AK10 Love Live! Edition.

Sony is now showing off their new headset device for runners "Smart B-Trainer" at the 2015 International CES. It tracks your body move and even it plays appropriate music for your heart rate and encourages you to speed up and slow down automatically.
From Pioneer's flagship headphone Superior Club Sound series, new premium red color model (SE-MX9-R) will be released in late January.

Yamaha is going to release the stylish headphones HPH-M82 in mid-February. There are 6 colors available: Jewelry Gold, Bordeaux Brown, Urban Navy, Sophis Black, Pure Red and Active White.

It has a square-shaped design and nice vivid color so that you can bring HPH-M82 with you like a fashion accessory.

Driver size: 40mm in diameter
Impedance: 46Ω (1kHz)
Playback frequency: 20Hz~20kHz
Plug: 3.5mm L-shaped stereo mini
Weight: 150g




Yoriko Takahashi - September 25, 2013


JVC Kenwood is going to release the newly developed 40mm driver featuring a flat carbon nanotube diaphragm built-in over-ear stereo headphone "HA-S680" in mid-October.

It features "Dynamic Port" that enhances the reproducibility of bass sound.
102dB/1mW output sound pressure level, 8Hz~26kHz frequency band and 32Ω impedance.

It's a 2-way foldaway headphone (Compact/Flat), which makes it easy to take anywhere. 3 colors are available: black, red and white. The price will be around ¥6,000.


A US-based audio company, SMS Audio, made 4 models of Star Wars character design headphones (STREET by 50 series). In early July, they will be available in Japan for about 21,000 yen by Modernity Co., Ltd., the Japanese audio products distributer.

- Rebel Alliance (Luke Skywalker)
- Storm Trooper
- Galactic Empire (Darth Vader)
- Boba Fett

DAIMAOU - G.G-B - November 28, 2013

LG today announced the newest version of its popular Bluetooth stereo headset, LG TONE ULTRA (HBS-800). This feature-packed model is the worthy successor to the LG TONE (HBS-700/730), a top-seller with more than two million units sold since its introduction in 2010.