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Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this
4.5 stars

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

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Bose is one of those brand names that invokes a response from most consumers. They'll know first hand, or through others, that the name is synonymous with quality audio - especially those products with top notch noise-cancelling, such as the QuietComfort... >>

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk

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Momentum headphones from Sennheiser are among the most well regarded on-ear and over-ears cans on the market. For 2017, the company has added a whole new take for the range: a neckband-equipped in-ear version. At £169, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear... >>

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

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A DAC - that's digital-to-analogue converter for the uninitiated - is found in every electronic device with a speaker. Phones, laptops, wireless speakers - every device that needs to take a digital signal and turn it into an analogue one (i.e. soundwaves)... >>

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

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Ex-Black Eyed Peas member and noted gadget lover Will.i.am has returned to the tech world with another new product. The i.am+ Buttons are a pair of wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones, with a connecting neck strap. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 10... >>

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

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Headphones, and now Bluetooth wireless speaker, manufacturer V-Moda has announced a sequel to the Crossfade Wireless headphones we reviewed in October 2016. Appropriately called the Crossfade 2 Wireless, the new pair of over-ear headphones takes the... >>

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

Denon has a new stylish and affordable pair of headphones; the £79 AH-C621R

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Audio expert Denon has announced the latest addition to its range of high-quality in-ear headphones. The AH-C621R are designed to be compatible with an iPhone or iPad, but that shouldn't deter Android owners. Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small... >>

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

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Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... >>

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

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The US Patent & Trademark Office has recently published a series of three patents, filed by Apple that refer to "earbuds with biometric sensing". The three patents are for three different pairs of headphones: an in-ear pair with an ear hook, a conventional... >>

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

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Samsung spared some time at the launch of its Galaxy Tab S3 to tease some details about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. One such detail was that the new smartphones will come bundled with some in-ear headphones developed by AKG, one of the audio brands... >>

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise
4.5 stars

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise

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Having spent a couple of years wowing consumers in the US with its wallet-friendly earphones, Jaybird has finally brought its popular X3 Bluetooth earphones to the UK market.With two previous generations earning praise for their audio quality, stay-in-ability... >>

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

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Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... >>

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass
4.0 stars

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass

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There's a lot to consider when buying a pair of sports earphones. You can either opt for the "cheap as possible, don't care if they break, buy new ones if they do," approach, or spend a bit more money on something that will sound good, work well and is... >>

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony
3.5 stars

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony

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Now that completely wire-free headphones are a realistic product, many companies have jumped on board the bandwagon. Apple, Samsung and Jabra joined the likes of Bragi in the relatively new market, as has Motorola with its Verve Life lineup. Moto VerveOnes+... >>

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?
4.0 stars

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?

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It could be argued that Bragi is the company that started off the whole revolution of completely wire-free earphones. Before Samsung and Apple brought their respective Icon X and AirPods to the table and, with them, a larger audience in the audio market,... >>

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates
4.0 stars

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates

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In the world of popular brands like Beats, Bose and Sony, it can be hard to make a name for yourself as a headphone manufacturer. The best way to do so is to release headphones that offer fantastic versatility, audio and build quality, for as little outlay... >>

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package
4.5 stars

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package

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Good in-ear headphones have always been able to deliver decent levels of bass thanks to their proximity to your ear and tight seal. But the majority of pairs still lack real driving power, which is something you can only really get from a pair of on-... >>

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?
3.5 stars

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?

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Before Apple Airpods came and brought everyone's attention to the truly wireless earphone market, and before so many other companies like Motorola, Samsung and Jabra jumped on board, there was Bragi.At the time of its announcement and Kickstarter launch,... >>

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess
3.5 stars

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess

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1More is a relatively new headphone brand to the UK. The team sitting at the top used to work for Foxconn, so are well resourced and have a good knowledge of the consumer electronics market. The company has a heavy presence in Taiwan and is now making... >>

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

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Denon is targeting the more active among you with its latest pair of in-ears, the AH-C160W. They're a wireless pair of in-ear headphones that connect to a phone or portable music player via Bluetooth, of the more powerful Class 1 variety.Class 1 Bluetooth... >>

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot
4.0 stars

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot

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Beats X are the Apple-owned company's attempt at a lightweight in-ear listening experience with good battery life and, in hallmark Beats style, plenty of bass to boot.They're not wireless like the Apple AirPods, nor specifically sport-focused despite... >>

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king
4.0 stars

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king

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Plantronics may have a big name in the world of hands-free Bluetooth equipment, but it's not widely regarded as a premium headphone company.Our time with the BackBeat Pro 2 has taught us that it's a definitely a company worth considering if you're looking... >>

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

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B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's full and funky consumer brand, has launched a wireless pair of Beoplay H4 headphones.They have been "designed from the ground up" using lambskin, braided textile and aluminium and are now available from the Beoplay online... >>

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

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When Apple unveiled the AirPods last autumn, it also showed off a custom-designed W1 chip specifically for wireless headphones.Now, months later, Apple-owned Beats is launching the $149 Beats X, and naturally, they're equipped with W1. The new wireless... >>

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

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Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... >>

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

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Have you seen the new Apple AirPods commercial?The one with the guy basically dancing on buildings and whatnot throughout a city? No? Well, here it is:Okay, so after watching that, if you're anything like us, you probably wondered how the dude didn't... >>

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

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Motorola has announced a cheaper, whiter pair of its VerveLife VerveOnes totally wireless earphones. Called the VerveOnes Music Edition, the latest addition to Motorola's VerveLife range of lifestyle products are aimed at those who are constantly on the... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

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Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... >>

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

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We'll start by saying that there is no doubt that the Focal Utopia open-back, over-ear headphones are astounding. They are quite possibly the best headphones we've ever used and every ounce of the renowned French manufacturer's audio expertise is right... >>

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

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Sennheiser appears to be eyeing a wire-free future with its latest headphone releases. At CES 2017, the headphone maestros launched three new pairs: the HD 4.5BTNC, HD 4.4BT and Momentum in-ear wireless. Sennheiser has taken the wire cutters to its Momentum... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

New Balance RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch and PaceIQ headphones are all about runners

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The New Balance smartwatch rumoured for sometime is finally here in the form of the RunIQ. The company announced the Android Wear-powered device along with the PaceIQ wireless sports headphones at CES 2017, with availability for both starting in February. The... >>

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

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The flyers and commuters among you will know that noises can get interfere with your music, when all you want to do is sit back and listen to your favourite album in peace. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more from the show AKG is all... >>

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

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

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How can audio progress in today’s market? With digital streaming, the proliferation of High Resolution audio slowly making inroads and the advancement of wireless technologies to take advantage, there’s increasing demand for quality.Audio-Technica’s... >>

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

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Audio Technica is no stranger to headphones and at CES 2017 the company has introduced what it considers to be some of its best pairs to date. Chief among Audio Technica's announcements are the ATH-DSR9BT and ATH-DSR7BT, the first Bluetooth headphones... >>

Samsung may turns its hand to wireless in-ear headphones for Galaxy S8

Samsung may turns its hand to wireless in-ear headphones for Galaxy S8

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We've seen it time and time again, Samsung and Apple being in constant competition with one another. Where one goes, the other tends to follow, or go one better. Apple has recently released the AirPods, a pair of wireless in-ears with a proprietary W1... >>

Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

Best Lightning headphones 2017: 'Phones for iPhones

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Apple ditched the 3.5mmm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.This is where you scream and curse at Apple. Done? Okay, now let's move on, talk about the pros, and consider the alternatives, including Lightning headphones. Yes. Those are... >>

Bose SoundSport Pulse review: Fine sounding sports earphones
4.0 stars

Bose SoundSport Pulse review: Fine sounding sports earphones

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In the current age of wearable technology it can be tempting for manufacturers to shove as many sensors and features into their products as possible. Watches are mini computers, bracelets can tell us if we've had enough sleep and earphones are slowly... >>

Denon’s new headphones will hug your ears and sound good while doing it

Denon’s new headphones will hug your ears and sound good while doing it

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Denon has a long history of making headphones, 50 years to be precise. Now, the company has channelled its extensive research into its latest pair of flagship over-ear headphones, the AH-D7200, designed “for the most demanding audiophile”.Denon says... >>

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

Win some amazing tech prizes in time for Christmas!

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'Tis the season to be jolly, and at Pocket-lint we're feeling very jovial indeed. We've asked around some of our industry friends to round up some seriously great prizes for you to win in the run up to Christmas. They're not just any prizes either, as... >>

Delayed no more, Apple AirPods go on sale

Delayed no more, Apple AirPods go on sale

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Just when we thought we might not see Apple's wireless AirPods before Christmas, the tech giant has come out and said they're now available to pre-order, with units arriving in stores and online from next week. Apple's delayed AirPods will finally ship... >>

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
4.0 stars

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

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With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods. If you've got wired headphones... >>

Win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

Win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

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Currys PC World have teamed up with Pocket-lint to offer readers the chance to win a pair of amazing noise-cancelling Bose Headphones. The headphones are a wireless, noise cancelling comfort headset with microphone, remote and volume control included. With... >>

Jabra Elite Sport review: These are the AirPods you really want
4.5 stars

Jabra Elite Sport review: These are the AirPods you really want

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We've had Bluetooth headphones for what seems like an age now, but completely wireless earphones with no adjoining wire are a relatively new technology.While brands like Motorola and Bragi released versions much earlier this year, it's fair to say that... >>

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

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We're sat in Audio-Technica's downtown Tokyo headquarters, peering through a one-way window overlooking the company's professional music studio, sat with Keisuke Kobayashi, the company's director of marketing and engineering. For this isn't just a headphone... >>

B&O Play H9 headphones will deliver smooth, Scandinavian sound wirelessly and with ANC

B&O Play H9 headphones will deliver smooth, Scandinavian sound wirelessly and with ANC

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Purveyor of fine Scandinavian audio products B&O Play has just released its new flagship pair of headphones, the Beoplay H9. They’re a wireless on-ear design, available in black and argilla grey finishes, so they’ll keep you looking good no matter... >>

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

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Those of you eagerly waiting for Apple's wireless AirPods to launch will be happy to hear they're weeks away from launching.According to MacRumors, which received a forwarded email written by Tim Cook, who was responding to a customer's complaint, Apple... >>

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

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Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... >>

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking

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Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... >>