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Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support

Sennheiser launches CX Sport Bluetooth in-ears with fast charging support

By Max Langridge

German audio brand Sennheiser has announced the CX Sport, it's latest pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, which as the name suggests are designed for those who like to move.  7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the... Read more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more

By Elyse Betters

Google and its partners have announced that support for Google Assistant is coming to many wireless headphones.Before now, the only stand-out headphones optimised for Google Assistant were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Google's own Pixel Buds. Now,... Read more

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot

By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price

OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds take on Beats X for half the price

By Rik Henderson

OnePlus is known for making rival devices to flagship products yet charging less and it has entered the wireless headphones market with a similar philosophy.Announced during its London launch event for the OnePlus 6 smartphone, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless... Read more

Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures

Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures

By Elyse Betters

Google just updated its Pixel Buds so that they respond to more gestures.When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel phone, or any other Android device with the Assistant, you can touch and hold the right earbud to ask for your favourite playlist, make a... Read more

B&O Play revives the Earset design, retains adjustable fit and B&O signature sound

B&O Play revives the Earset design, retains adjustable fit and B&O signature sound

By Max Langridge

B&O Play has today announced the Earset, a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones that take design inspiration from the 1990s, when Bang & Olufsen first introduced its take on the over-ear hook design. Bang & Olufsen at 92: A closer look at how the luxury... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT review: A digital future for high-end headphones?
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Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT review: A digital future for high-end headphones?

By Mike Lowe

How can audio progress in today's market? With digital streaming, the proliferation of Hi-Res Audio slowly making inroads, and the advancement of wireless technologies, there's increasing demand for quality.Audio-Technica's answer is the ATH-DSR9BT: the... Read more

7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym

7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym

By Cam Bunton

When looking for the best running headphones or for the gym, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best headphones for casual listening.Headphones for exercise need to be comfortable and secure fitting as well as being sweat... Read more

Brainwavz B400 review: Affordable earphones with premium sound
4.5 stars

Brainwavz B400 review: Affordable earphones with premium sound

By Cam Bunton

Brainwavz may not be a brand you're all that familiar with, but if you're looking for a pair of affordable earphones that offer you the best sound possible for the money, it's a savvy choice indeed (as we found out with our first pair, the B200, last... Read more

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears, and now available in pink

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears, and now available in pink

By Max Langridge

Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, B&O Play, has added a new power pink colour way to its Beoplay E8 wire-free in-ear headphones. B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound The E8 are the company's first completely wireless... Read more

OnePlus might launch 'Bullet Wireless' earbuds with OnePlus 6

OnePlus might launch 'Bullet Wireless' earbuds with OnePlus 6

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus is working on a pair of wireless earbuds, according to a listing on a Bluetooth certification site.The listing, discovered by Nashville Chatter, reveals a yet-to-be-announced product called the OnePlus Bullets Wireless. Bear in mind OnePlus already... Read more

Marshall Mid ANC review: Classic rock style meets modern noise-cancelling tech
4.0 stars

Marshall Mid ANC review: Classic rock style meets modern noise-cancelling tech

By Cam Bunton

When Marshall-branded headphones first started appearing on the market, sceptics would undoubtedly see it as an crude effort to milk the Marshall brand's strength. Surely a pair of headphones could never be as brilliant as the amplifiers used by the world's... Read more

Audeze Mobius gaming headphones track your head movements for immersive audio

Audeze Mobius gaming headphones track your head movements for immersive audio

By Max Langridge

Audeze, purveyor of high-end portable music players and headphones has announced Mobius, its first ever pair of gaming headphones. They're not your run of the mill gaming headphones though, as Audeze has used its audio expertise and employed some intuitive... Read more

Apple's next set of AirPods may feature noise cancellation

Apple's next set of AirPods may feature noise cancellation

By Max Langridge

Apple may release a new set of AirPods in 2019 with noise-cancelling, at least that's according to Barclays analysts. New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year The company's latest report says Apple will use physical analogue methods, as... Read more

More evidence of Apple's premium over-ear headphones surfaces

More evidence of Apple's premium over-ear headphones surfaces

By Elyse Betters

Apple has been rumoured to be developing a high-end pair of headphones, and a new report may add some weight to that speculation.Apple's premium pair of noise-canceling, over-ear headphones could launch by the end of this year and will be able to compete... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation

By Chris Hall

Taking music on the move presents a particular problem when you're in busy places. On one hand there's the school of thought that noise cancelling is the way forward - removing the external noise, so it's just you and your music. On the other hand you... Read more

Apple could launch own-branded over-ear headphones this year, as well as Beats

Apple could launch own-branded over-ear headphones this year, as well as Beats

By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce its own wireless over-ear headphones this year, not just those that are Beats branded.Industry analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI, is often on the ball when it comes to all things Apple, and he predicts that the Cupertino... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Duo gets official launch, available from May

Sony Xperia Ear Duo gets official launch, available from May

By Max Langridge

A year after showing off a prototype model, Sony Mobile has officially unveiled the Xperia Ear Duo at Mobile World Congress 2018. The Xperia Ear Duo is an intuitive wireless stereo headset that allows you to not only listen to music and hear notifications... Read more

Pioneer HDJ-X7 review: Pump up the volume
4.0 stars

Pioneer HDJ-X7 review: Pump up the volume

By Mike Lowe

There's diametric opposition in the DJ world: you're either behind Sennheiser, with its HD25 on-ears; or you're on team Pioneer, with its over-ear HDJ-X line.Which adorns your ears - or perhaps, more accurately for most, ear singular - most likely depends... Read more

Master & Dynamic MH30 review: Exquisite sound with a design to match
4.0 stars

Master & Dynamic MH30 review: Exquisite sound with a design to match

By Mike Lowe

What do you want from a pair of headphones? Luxe design, ultra comfort and aesthetic appeal? Or all the new-fangled wireless tech in a glossy, shiny package?If it's the former then the Master & Dynamic MH30 are an incredibly well-built pair of on-ear... Read more

New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year

New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year

By Rik Henderson

Apple will reportedly release upgraded sets of its AirPods wireless headphones this year."People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg that the Cupertino firm is working on a second-generation pair to incorporate the Apple W2 wireless chip - as found... Read more

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile
5.0 stars

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile

By Cam Bunton

In the wire-free market there tends to be something of a compromise required to get the type of performance or design that you want. If you want great sounding audio and stylish looks, you have to sacrifice battery life and get the Sony WF-1000X. If you... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design
4.0 stars

Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design

By Cam Bunton

Towards the beginning of 2017, Sennheiser launched an impressive pair of neckband earphones: the Momentum In-Ear Wireless. These super-comfortable in-ears offer superb sound and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Clearly, one for inclusion in... Read more

It's about time: Google Pixel Buds are now available to buy in the UK

It's about time: Google Pixel Buds are now available to buy in the UK

By Elyse Betters

Do you want a pair of headphones with built-in Google Assistant?Until recently, the only stand-out headphones optimised for Google Assistant were the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. However, Google recently launched its own Pixel Buds, which allow you to speak... Read more

Philips Fidelio M2L review: The iPhone's ideal headphone partner
4.5 stars

Philips Fidelio M2L review: The iPhone's ideal headphone partner

By Max Langridge

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, it sparked a wave of change. Gone was the 3.5mm auxiliary headphone jack that has featured on countless smartphones as a means of connecting headphones to listen to music.To connect a pair of... Read more

Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones

By Cam Bunton

Most smartphones will come bundled with a pair of free in-ear headphones, but more often than not they're not exactly high-quality. For occasional music listeners they're fine, but if you want to get the most out of your tunes then an upgrade is in order.When... Read more

Bose SoundSport Free wire-free, rugged headphones now available

Bose SoundSport Free wire-free, rugged headphones now available

By Rik Henderson

Bose has brought its latest wire-free sports headphones to the UK.The Bose SoundSport Free headphones comprise two small earbuds, which weight just 18g combined. They connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet up to 30-feet away and can last up... Read more

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones
4.5 stars

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones

By Cam Bunton

Love them or hate them, it looks like neckband earphones are here to stay. Sony has launched a couple of pairs already, but it hadn't released a truly high-end pair.Then came the WI-1000MX. On paper, these neckband-design earphones promise a lot, but... Read more

Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone
4.0 stars

Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone

By Cam Bunton

Not everyone can afford a personal coach to get them progressing in training. Likewise, most people soon get bored by the pre-recorded, not context-aware tips given by the usual training apps, like the Couth to 5K apps, for example.What if there was something... Read more

The best Lightning headphones for your iPhone or iPad

The best Lightning headphones for your iPhone or iPad

By Max Langridge

To listen to music on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X, you either need a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, or a pair of Lightning headphones. Lightning headphones, naturally, plug into the Lightning port and are capable of receiving... Read more

Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices

Best USB-C headphones: Best 'phones for Android devices

By Max Langridge

Following Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone, some Android phone manufacturers have followed suit and opted for USB-C audio instead. The USB Implementers Forum was recently founded, and published an Audio Device 3.0 specification that... Read more

Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more

Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more

By Cam Bunton

If there's one thing you can be sure of at CES in Las Vegas each year, it's brand new headphones from all your favourite audio companies. 2018 is no different, and a plethora of new in-ear and on-ear headphones have landed.  CES 2018: TVs, smart displays,... Read more

Bang & Olufsen will launch devices with Google Assistant this year

Bang & Olufsen will launch devices with Google Assistant this year

By Dan Grabham

Bang & Olufsen will launch devices including headphones with Google Assistant this year and says it will also support other voice assistants as and when they become available to third parties (Siri) or support multiroom for third-party devices (Alexa). B&O... Read more

Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds

Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphones and earbuds

By Elyse Betters

Sony's latest news might please those of you who own older Sony headphones and earbuds.Sony announced a bunch of new headphones at CES 2018, including a pair of truly wireless in-ears that will eventually get support for Google Assistant. But, it also... Read more

B&O Play updates H8 and H9 headphones with improved designs - plus new colours for the E8

B&O Play updates H8 and H9 headphones with improved designs - plus new colours for the E8

By Max Langridge

B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, has announced new "i" versions of the H8 and H9 headphones at CES 2018, along with new all-black and all-white colours for the E8 wire-free in-ear headphones. B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn't come... Read more

Audio-Technica launches ANC700BT wireless over-ear headphones with noise-cancellation and 30 hour battery life

Audio-Technica launches ANC700BT wireless over-ear headphones with noise-cancellation and 30 hour battery life

By Max Langridge

Audio-Technica has announced a complete range of new headphones at CES 2018, covering sports, in-ear and over-ear. The headphone company has ticked off many of the modern-day features music consumers want from their 'phones, including noise-cancellation,... Read more

Audeze iSine LX feature high-end headphone technology for a low-end $199 price

Audeze iSine LX feature high-end headphone technology for a low-end $199 price

By Max Langridge

High-end audio company Audeze has introduced a new pair of in-ear headphones to join its iSine family. The iSine LX borrow much of the same technology found in the rather expensive iSine 10 and iSine 20, including the company's patented Fluxor Magnets... Read more

Libratone Track+ wireless in-ears come with adjustable noise cancellation

Libratone Track+ wireless in-ears come with adjustable noise cancellation

By Rik Henderson

Libratone has announced a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones that are lightweight and unobtrusive, yet feature adjustable active noise cancellation.The Libratone Track+ in-ears feature the company's proprietary CityMix II noise cancellation, with... Read more

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new wireless headphones at CES 2018.Headphone makers are quickly going wire-free, probably because smartphone makers have been increasingly ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony offers wireless over-the-ear headphones, but now, it's... Read more

House of Marley announces sustainable audio products including speakers made of cork

House of Marley announces sustainable audio products including speakers made of cork

By Adrian Willings

In a world dominated by plastic tech, House of Marley is bucking the trend by announcing a new range of wireless headphones and Bluetooth speakers made from sustainable materials.These new devices are carefully crafted from consciously-harvested cork,... Read more

Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000

Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000

By Elyse Betters

Not many have £1,000 to throw around, but if you do, then A) you're lucky, and B) check out AKG's latest headphones.AKG is known for making high-end headphones, and costly ones at that (just think back to those £,1000 K3003i in-ears from 2012). Now,... Read more

Jabra Elite 45e is a completely wire-free headset and supports Alexa on-the-go

Jabra Elite 45e is a completely wire-free headset and supports Alexa on-the-go

By Rik Henderson

Announced during CES 2018, the Jabra Elite 45e headset is a reasonably priced, completely wireless headset with support for all major voice assistants, including Amazon's Alexa on-the-go technology.Jabra is among the first manufacturers to include compatibility... Read more

Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds debut at CES 2018

Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds debut at CES 2018

By Rik Henderson

Jabra has announced two sets of wireless earbuds that are as discreet as they are useful.The Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t buds join the existing Jabra Elite Sport in the company's line-up and offer similar style and functionality at slightly... Read more

JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant

JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant

By Elyse Betters

If you're looking for a pair of Google Assistant-enabled headphones, but don't want Google's own Pixel Buds, see the latest JBls from Harman.Harman, a subsidiary of Samsung, has announced the JBL Everest 710GA and 110GA, around-ear and in-ear wireless... Read more

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

By Max Langridge

Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... Read more

Optoma NuForce Be Free8 review: Wire-free in-ears with elongated battery life
4.0 stars

Optoma NuForce Be Free8 review: Wire-free in-ears with elongated battery life

By Max Langridge

Wireless Bluetooth headphones have received a lot of attention lately. It's thanks in no small part to several smartphone manufacturers choosing to ditch the long-standing 3.5mm auxiliary jack in favour of either USB-C audio or the Lightning connection,... Read more

Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds
3.0 stars

Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds

By Elyse Betters

Google devices are usually hit or miss. The company has a long history of launching its own hardware, but many of those products have gone nowhere, such as the Nexus Q streaming media device, Google Glass wearable, Nexus 7 tablet, and Pixel C convertible.... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The stress of Christmas shopping can be annoying at the best of times, so why not treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas with a decent pair of headphones so you or they can drown out the noise with something much more soothing. Playing Christmas... Read more

RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers
4.0 stars

RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers

By Cam Bunton

For the past few years, RHA has built itself a reputation for offering audiophile grade sound in an affordable and well-made earphone.Up until now, however, all this audio goodness has been delivered using a physical wire. With the 3.5mm jack slowly disappearing... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more