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NEC's earbuds will identify you by resonating sound in your ear canal

NEC's earbuds will identify you by resonating sound in your ear canal

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There is an interesting boom happening in the tech world right now. It's focused on innovating new ways to verify people's identity.The latest company to make headway in this space is Japanese firm NEC, which recently announced it is developing earbuds... >>

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

Sony Xperia Ear could make Bluetooth earpieces cool again

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Sony has announced a return for a gadget we thought had mostly phased out a while back; a Bluetooth earpiece. However, it comes with a twist.The Sony Xperia Ear is a next-generation wireless earpiece that does far more than enable you to make and take... >>

Denon AH-MM400 headphones review: Wonderful or just wooden?
4.0 stars

Denon AH-MM400 headphones review: Wonderful or just wooden?

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Tired of plasticky headphones? Well, here's your chance to buy into some with a wooden exterior - Denon's new AH-MM400 reference over-ears.Which, some might think, look somewhat mad. Apt, then, that they top the "Music Maniac" range, we suppose.We've... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife.The Motorola VerveLife is a range of kit... >>

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

LG Tone Platinum wireless in-ears look bonkers but have high-end aspirations

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As part of its Mobile World Congress line-up next week, LG will be demonstrating the high-end audio aspirations of its new in-ear headphones, the LG Tone Platinum.Co-developed with Harman Kardon, the Tone Platinum wireless earbuds connect via Bluetooth,... >>

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety

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Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... >>

Apple Music: 8 tips to master before you start streaming

Apple Music: 8 tips to master before you start streaming

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Apple Music is now out, and we'll admit, the whole thing is a bit overwhelming.Not only do you need to figure out how to get the service up and running, but you also need to get the free trial, embark on the setup process, specify what music you like,... >>

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

Fender just launched its first in-ear headphone range (and it isn't cheap)

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Fender is trying its luck at headphones now.Excuse us... We mean "in-ear monitors".The American guitar manufacturer - well known for its Strat and Tele electric beasts - has unleashed its first ever range of in-ear headphones. These aren't amateur ear... >>

The Monster Bentley 24K wireless headphones to match your Bentley

The Monster Bentley 24K wireless headphones to match your Bentley

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As part of its CES show booth, Monster displayed a specially-commissioned bespoke version of a Bentley Continental GT V8 S. Designed by Mulliner in Monster specific colours and featuring a 16 speaker sound system, the car delighted show visitors lucky... >>

Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones: Wireless over-ears with aptX for high-res

Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones: Wireless over-ears with aptX for high-res

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Monster has taken its 24K heaphones style and adapted it for a new line-up of wireless over-ear cans that can playback high-res audio without a drop in quality.The Monster Elements Bluetooth Headphones come in several colours: rose gold, gold, platinum,... >>

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

Kuai earphones track heart rate, movement, store music, connect to ANT+ and coach, all minus a phone

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The Holy Grail of sports tracking may have landed with the Kuai earphones. Unlike other offerings so far this offers everything in one package, without the need to carry a phone.We've already seen heart rate monitoring headphones, earphones that store... >>

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

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Misfit has announced that it will be expanding its activity tracking offerings beyond the wrist to your ears with its new Specter.Despite the Bond villainous sounding name the Specter earphones are out to make your life better, day and night, with activity... >>

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

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Sony is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it has decided to launch new high-resolution audio products, including what it has described as the "world's smallest" hi-res audio wireless speaker.This speaker, called H.ear go, is part of a new H.ear range being... >>

JBL jumps on the Under Armour fitness platform with heart-rate sensing headphones

JBL jumps on the Under Armour fitness platform with heart-rate sensing headphones

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HTC isn't the only company partnering with Under Armour at CES 2016: JBL has jumped on the UA bandwagon too.This partnership has resulted in UA headphones, engineered by JBL, looking to create the ultimate sports and fitness headset.With Under Armour... >>

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

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You know heads-up displays are finally taking off when Garmin rolls onto the streets with one. That's exactly what the GPS specialist company has just done with its first heads-up display for cyclists, the Varia Vision.Garmin's Varia Vision is a display... >>

Apple Music's Beats 1 live radio station might soon get some siblings

Apple Music's Beats 1 live radio station might soon get some siblings

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It looks like new baby Beats stations are on the way.When Apple Music launched earlier this year, it launched alongside a live radio station feature called Beats 1. The station broadcasts 24/7 to over 100 countries from three studios based in Los Angeles,... >>

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

Streamz smart headphones run Android to play high def audio wirelessly, no phone needed

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Streamz are headphones like no other, they're smart in and of themselves thanks to built-in Android.The Streamz over-ear headphones want to make listening to music wirelessly a direct-to-internet experience, ditching the phone. The headphones have up... >>

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go

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There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place.We've... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... >>

Christmas Gift Guide: Audiophiles

Christmas Gift Guide: Audiophiles

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Bust a groove with some amazing music gadgets this Christmas.Flexson VinylPlayVinyl is back, and the Flexson VinylPlay helps you listen to your records even if your current music system is a little more 21st century. Available in black or white, the UK-made... >>

Why running with music is better for you

Why running with music is better for you

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There are plenty of schools of thought over whether or not you should run with music or not. In reality both have their benefits, but sometimes you just want to get on the open path and listen to some motivating tunes.We asked DeeWear, the makers of the... >>

Pandora wants to buy and shut down Rdio as it files for bankruptcy

Pandora wants to buy and shut down Rdio as it files for bankruptcy

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Music streaming is a difficult thing to get right - just ask Pandora and Rdio.With huge competitors - such as Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music - dominating the market, it's hard for lesser-known services, like Rdio, to get ahead and make a difference.... >>

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

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Sonos offers a software feature called Trueplay that will make your existing speakers sound better. The software is designed to allow users to place their Sonos speakers wherever they like, even a cupboard, and still achieve good sound quality.Trueplay... >>

These Revols earbuds will mold to your ear shape in 60 secs for a custom fit

These Revols earbuds will mold to your ear shape in 60 secs for a custom fit

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Oh. Em. Gee.There's this new project on Kickstarter that could change our lives - well, ears actually - forever. It's for a pair of quick-fit earbuds called Revols, and what makes them so interesting is that they can speedily conform to your ears to provide... >>

Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1060: The £35,000 pair of Sennheiser headphones

Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1060: The £35,000 pair of Sennheiser headphones

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It takes 50 men to put together each and every one of the new Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1060's 6,000 components. That's why it will set you back an eye-watering £35,000.Priced at more than a family saloon, the headphones from Sennheiser claim to be the... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: Class without the cables
4.5 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: Class without the cables

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When Bowers & Wilkins released the T7 wireless Bluetooth speaker, its quality considering its portability was outstanding. It was also the first time the company had opted for that specific wire-free technology, having only dabbled with Apple AirPlay... >>

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

OnePlus Icons offers premium sound quality for less

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OnePlus has moved beyond phones into earphones but is taking its pricing philosophy with it. The OnePlus Icons are aiming to offer high quality sound for a low price.OnePlus announced the Icons at its OnePlus X smartphone launch event.The in-earphones... >>

Bose QuietComfort 25 review: Noise-cancelling champions
4.0 stars

Bose QuietComfort 25 review: Noise-cancelling champions

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If you're a frequent flyer then you've probably already heard about the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones, otherwise known as the QC25. They're renowned for being lightweight, comfy for long periods of wear and offer killer noise-cancellation that can mute... >>

Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify

Your old Chromecast now supports Spotify

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With the launch of the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio came the news that Spotify was joining the list of compatible apps. It's a big name joining the casting revolution, making it really easy to cast music from your phone to your TV. It was one... >>

Ministry of Sound Audio On headphones review: Booming bass on a budget
4.0 stars

Ministry of Sound Audio On headphones review: Booming bass on a budget

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Ministry of Sound is a name synonymous with the dance music scene, so if you're looking for on-ear headphones to deliver those bass-laden beats to your ears then it ought to be a brand that piques your interest. If it's not then, well, the heavyweight... >>

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless M2 BT review: Cut the cord in comfort
4.0 stars

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless M2 BT review: Cut the cord in comfort

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What do you look for in a pair of headphones? If it's for them to be big, cushy and borderline obnoxious ivory-coloured over-ear cans then, well, the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless second-gen - also known as the M2 AEBT headphones - may be exactly what... >>

Chord Mojo: The DAC that wants to make your smartphone sound better

Chord Mojo: The DAC that wants to make your smartphone sound better

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Chord Electronics might not be a familiar name to the average smartphone owner. The term DAC might also be a little meaningless, and reference to audiophile, a little scary. But Chord want to change that with the launch of Mojo (a contraction of mobile... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H7 wireless headphones cut the wires but not the class

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H7 wireless headphones cut the wires but not the class

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Bang & Olufsen has added a second pair of wireless headphones to its rapidly expanding B&O Play audio range.The BeoPlay H7 over-ear headphones are wire-free, with one of the aluminium encased ear cups offering touch controls. They even respond to gestures... >>

Adidas Sport Supernova by Monster review: Sporty headphones, but lacking flex
3.5 stars

Adidas Sport Supernova by Monster review: Sporty headphones, but lacking flex

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Those who participate in sport can be very particular about the equipment they use. There probably isn't a runner who doesn't attribute a personal best to a winning combination of the right socks and shoes, or marathon success to wearing the right compression... >>

HP takes on Apple Music and Spotify with HP Lounge, free unlimited music streaming

HP takes on Apple Music and Spotify with HP Lounge, free unlimited music streaming

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HP has announced its own music streaming service that is free for all buyers of consumer laptops and PCs from the brand going forward.HP Lounge is essentially the company's rival to services like Apple Music and Spotify in that it presents streaming of... >>

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

How to stop Apple Music charging you when your free trial ends

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If, like us, you signed up to Apple Music almost as soon as it became available you will have to start to pay for the service from 1 October, which will cost £9.99 a month for a normal individual subscription, £14.99 for a family subscription for up... >>

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

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Sonos has announced a completely redesigned and refreshed Play:5 multi-room speaker, along with a new software feature called Trueplay that will allow you to custom-tune your existing Sonos speakers.  The new Play:5 presents a new direction for the company... >>

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

Google might introduce a Play Music family plan at its big Nexus event

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When it comes to streaming music services, Google Play Music is a solid option... except for one thing: it doesn't offer a family plan.Spotify, Apple Music, and plenty of other competing services currently offer households with multiple users the option... >>

Batband headband uses bone conduction to play music through your skull

Batband headband uses bone conduction to play music through your skull

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The number one most annoying thing about headphones or earbuds is that, when in use, you can't hear a thing that's happening around you. Well, a new project on Kickstarter hopes to change that.Called Batband, it's basically a futuristic-looking headband... >>

UE Boom 2, the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker sequel arrives

UE Boom 2, the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker sequel arrives

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Just over two years after one of our favourite portable Bluetooth speakers hit the market, the sequel has arrived: the Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2.It's a reworked, revamped version of the original portable - although you might not think so to look at it.... >>

HiddenHUB speaker delivers 360-degree sound after detecting room layout, your location

HiddenHUB speaker delivers 360-degree sound after detecting room layout, your location

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Hidden has unveiled a new, smart, and networked speaker system that can adapt to the shape and layout of any room in order to immerse the entire room with lossless-quality audio. It's called HiddenHub.HiddenHub features a built-in accelerometer so that... >>

Linn's new Series 5 Hi-Fi systems come cloaked in Harris Tweed

Linn's new Series 5 Hi-Fi systems come cloaked in Harris Tweed

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Linn has unveiled two Hi-Fi systems under a new line called Series 5 - and what makes these systems standout from similar audio offers is their unique fabric.Described as a "textile speaker covering," the speaker fabric comes in various designs that consist... >>

BBC to launch music streaming service to enhance Spotify and Apple Music

BBC to launch music streaming service to enhance Spotify and Apple Music

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The BBC is planning to launch its own music streaming service that will offer extras on top of the already established offerings.Spotify and Apple Music would be used in the new offering if the BBC's plans outlined in its British. Bold. Creative report... >>

Ed-Ph0n3s in not a new YouTuber, its the first pair of Iron Maiden headphones from Onkyo

Ed-Ph0n3s in not a new YouTuber, its the first pair of Iron Maiden headphones from Onkyo

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It might be seen as l33t gone mad, but Ed-Ph0n3s is actually the first product to spring from the collaboration between Onkyo and heavy metal gods Iron Maiden.The headphones have been designed for rock and heavy metal fans in mind - sort of the anti-Beats... >>

B&O's latest wireless speaker is the curvy BeoPlay A6, and it costs £799

B&O's latest wireless speaker is the curvy BeoPlay A6, and it costs £799

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Bang & Olufsen has yet another fancy, wireless speaker to sell you.It's called BeoPlay A6, and it's really cool looking. It's also really expensive. The speaker, which has a curved shape, was designed in collaboration with Danish studio Kvadrat, a manufacturer... >>

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

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We've been waiting a long time for a quality pair of in-earphones that are totally wire free. Now they're here in the Onkyo W800BT earbuds.Whilst many a manufacturer will claim to offer wireless earphones, because they use Bluetooth, each ear is usually... >>

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

Onkyo W800BT finally bring us quality truly wireless Bluetooth earphones

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Onkyo has announced its new W800BT earphones from IFA 2015. These are what we hope for when we read "wireless earphones", they are actually wire-free.The Bluetooth earphones use independently working left and right earbuds that don't even have a wire... >>

Sony makes high-res fashionable with h.ear headphones and colour-matched Walkman

Sony makes high-res fashionable with h.ear headphones and colour-matched Walkman

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Sony announced a range of devices designed to deliver high-res audio in style during its press conference at IFA 2015. There are two headphones within the h.ear range, an on-ear model and an in-ear model, as well as a new Walkman.The range has fashion... >>