Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
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Available today, the BackBeat Pro features Advanced Bluetooth, active noise cancellation, and 24-hour battery life.
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
Bose well-liked Around-Ear headphone has a new name and new colors, but not much else has changed.
Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.
While not exactly new, the company has introduced new versions of its on-ear, around-the-ear, and in-ear models under its new SoundTrue and Freestyle brands.
With Bose creating the new SoundTrue brand for its OE2 and AE2 lines, you can get discounts on "old" models that look and sound the same.
Monoprice's Noise Canceling Headphones are about 70 percent as good as the Bose QC15s for a little more than a third of the price.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.
Except for Galaxy compatibility, the Samsung Level On doesn't offer anything you won't find in other, better on-ear headphones for the same price.