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May, 2018

6 of the best on-ear headphones, according to online reviews

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If bulky over-ear headphones and tiny earbuds had a baby, it’d probably look a lot like a set of on-ear headphones. The good news is that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. That’s because on-ear headphones have the benefit of having speakers large enough to produce hi-fi sound (the way over-ear headphones do) while remaining compact enough to stow away for easy transport (the way earbuds do).

The makers of quality on-ear options can pack the ear cups full of technology, like active noice cancellation and radio frequency technology while ensuring that the headphones are still light weight and produce great audio full of rich bass and crisp mids. On-ear headphones typically have have adjustable headbands to fit all head sizes, plus padded cushions that relieve pressure on the ears, regardless of how expensive or cheap the price. Read more…

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Robb Vices has the fanciest subscription box we’ve ever seen

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Did seeing pictures from The Royal Wedding have you feeling like a damn peasant? Because same.

If you’re trying to be treated like royalty too, up your fancy game big time with a Robb Vices luxury subscription box to give you a monthly dose of that good life. 

If you’re wondering what we mean by “fancy,” just think about that video of Nick Offerman (AKA Ron Swanson) drinking whiskey by a fireplace. The monthly box from Robb Vices is basically that in subscription box form.

We’re talking top shelf alcohol, luxury kitchenware, cigars, leather accessories, artisan food samples, and more — one month’s box had a literal record player and a record. The creators (from Robb Report magazine) refer to these curated items as “vices,” picked especially for you to have a unique experience for whatever type of connoisseur you are. Read more…

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10 of the best earbuds on Amazon, according to customer reviews

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Sure, they’re small, but that doesn’t mean earbuds are a purchase to be taken lightly.

You’ve probably been listening to music on the go since you were about 12. So you know that finding a good pair of earbuds is actually pretty tricky. (I’ve gone through more in my lifetime than I can count.) 

And while picking up a $5 pair in the checkout line is easy enough, you know you’ll just be back again next month (or sooner) for a new pair because they stopped working.

Does that mean all earbuds are crap? No way. It’s simply not true that bass, noise cancellation, and crisp sound can only be found in fancy over-ear headphones. Some of us prefer our headphones to be a little more inconspicuous and portable. Read more…

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