CES innovations and trends: Headphones

It only took 5 minutes of exploring CES to realize that the iOS market is OVERSATURATED. For those of you who slept through economics 101 what I'm trying to say is, everyone and their mom is selling an iPhone/iPad  app or accessory. Finding the truly innovative products is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Fortunately for you, our dear reader, I have tirelessly searched the endless sea of products to find the innovations and trends that are going to change your life in 2011 and beyond. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

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Today's subject: Headphones

Along with speakers, headphone's are one of the most ubiquitus items displayed at CES. Every vendor, no matter what they sell, seems to also have a line of headphones. Having looked through (and listened to) hundreds of headphones, here a few of the most innovative ones I found:

Westone 4

Over two years in the making Westone launched their new line of headphones at CES. These are the first in ear headphones with four drivers. These are the pinacle of in ear headphones and a must have for audiofiles. However at $450 though they cost more than my iPhone. The headphones come with a range of listening tips to ensure that listening experience is not on clear but also comfortable


Yurbuds are designed for the by a marathon runner for athletes. They have a unique shape designed to prevent the buds from falling out of your ear. The Yurbuds are also sweatproof. These headphones are very comfortable and have a surprisingly nice bass. At $50 they are a very good value. If the headphones don't fit just right, You can send in a photo of your ear and Yurbuds will custom make a pair of headphones for you.

Skunk Juice

Skunk juice has designed a unique magnetic system that allows users to easily connect up to 4 headphones to the same device without losing sound quality. This is a great solution for people who want to listen together music or audiobooks together. Skunk Juice sells two connecting headphones for $29. The sound quality is surprisingly good for such a low price.

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David Averbach is the CEO and Publisher of iPhone Life and Android Life magazine and winner of FOLIO magazine's 2014 media industry's innovators 20 in Their 20's. David has an obsession with all things Apple. He grew up on Macs and now has a MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad, and an Apple TV. David enjoys traveling and Ultimate Frisbee. He has been to over 20 countries.

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