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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... >>

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players

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Sony has announced a trio of Walkman devices to further its commitment to high-res audio in the home and on the move.The NW-A25HN and NW-A27HN devices are coming in October and take up where the A15 left off. They feature an enhanced version of Sony's... >>

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

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Here's an oddity. Sony has released a device in Japan that looks like a wireless, portable speaker from one angle, but a remote control for a television from another.And that's because the Sony SRS-LSR100 is actually both. It has a full TV remote control... >>

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

Astell&Kern does nothing by half, its in-ears feature Beyerdynamic Tesla technology and cost £799

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During IFA 2015, audiophile brand Astell&Kern will launch the world's first in-ear headphones to feature Beyerdynamic's Tesla technology.The portable high-end audio specialist will debut its AK Ti8e earphones, which will cost £799 a pair and be made... >>

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

Ministry of Sound has always been ‘about the sound as well as the music’ as it sets up for quality Bluetooth speaker release

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Ministry of Sound has been moving more and more into the quality end of the audio speaker and headphone market of late, with the Audio S Plus portable Bluetooth speaker being a particular recent highlight. However, it won't end there.Indeed, the company... >>

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

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LG is never one to remain tight-lipped on the build up to a major convention and its pre-IFA plans offer no exceptions.It has announced that it will be debuting two new Bluetooth speakers at the show in Berlin at the beginning of September, the Music... >>

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

Apple Music Festival line-up teased: Pharrell, Disclosure, One Direction and more

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Following the Apple Music and Beats 1 launch there was always going to be a special attention given to this year's Apple Music Festival. Especially as the old iTunes Festival name has been ditched. Now the line-up has been partially announced and it shouldn't... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

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Bang & Olufsen has announced its new BeoLink Multiroom offering which aims to connect its products, for music that follows a user round the home.The idea behind the BeoLink Multiroom is to turn older B&O products into a modern audio solution akin to Sonos'... >>

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

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Sometimes we get invited to visit companies at their headquarters to explore what goes on behind the scenes - from product design and development, to future concepts and manufacturing. In mid June, off the back of the UE Roll Bluetooth speaker announcement,... >>

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

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Get ready to fire up your Sonos speakers, because the company behind them has just announced a new partnership that adds yet another way for you to stream tunes, custom radio stations, and playlists.Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Xbox Music... >>

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

Amazon Prime Music: What is it and why should Apple and Spotify be worried?

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Amazon has finally brought its own streaming music service to the UK to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer directly.Amazon Prime Music has been available to Prime members in the US for quite a while, but now Brits can get a piece... >>

LG's new Tone Active wireless Bluetooth headset can handle your workout sweat

LG's new Tone Active wireless Bluetooth headset can handle your workout sweat

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LG Electronics has a new wireless Bluetooth headset.Part of the company's wireless Tone series, the new headset is called the LG Tone Active. You can use it when you're working out or gaming for long periods of time, as it features an IPX3 water and sweat-resistance... >>

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

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Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience.Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... >>

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

New iPod touch with A8 processing leads Apple refresh charge

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As leaked with the last iTunes release, Apple has refreshed its iPod line with a new range of colours for the family of devices: iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.And as well as a few new colour schemes to choose from, the Cupertino company has beefed... >>

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

Worst album cover art of all time, you won't believe number 34

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Tell kids today that we used to buy our music in the form of large circular black plastic discs that got sticky in the sun and they won't believe you. Even CDs have seemingly had their day, shunted aside for the convenience of digital downloads and streaming.And... >>

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?
4.0 stars

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?

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Sony makes a variety of MDR-1 headphones, from the excellent "standard" model, through to an older overpriced noise-cancelling model and, now, with the arrival of the MDR-1ABT, a wireless Bluetooth version.Built around the familiar design complete with... >>

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

Is Facebook about to launch an Apple Music and Spotify rival?

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Facebook is to take on Apple, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and a host of other music streaming services if rumours are to be believed.Music business site Music Ally claims that the social media giant is not only looking to introduce music videos to its offering... >>

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

Like Apple Music, Tidal encourages families to share a discounted account

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Jay-Z's music streaming company Tidal is responding to the launch of Apple Music and its rapid rise in popularity by also offering a family account for members, which gives discounts for additional subscribers in a family unit.However, unlike Apple Music,... >>

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

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Music makes any trip or holiday better and what better way to make it more memorable, than with some great tunes? These players, speakers, and headphones will enhance that experience.  Jarre Aeroskull Nano Small, compact, oh and crafted in the shape... >>

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched

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Figures from the Official Chart Company show that online streaming is rapidly becoming the UK's favourite way to consume music content.In the first six months of 2015 Brits listened to 11.5 billion tracks streamed from services such as Spotify, Deezer... >>

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

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Apple Music kicked off earlier this week, with DJ Zane Lowe at the helm of its live radio feature, and now a video of his first exclusive Beats 1 interview has been made available via YouTube.The week before Apple Music launched, Lowe began teasing through... >>

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

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Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by.With... >>

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

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Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness?Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio... >>

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

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One of the major questions we had about Apple Music on its launch at WWDC last month is will it be available through Sonos speakers like major rivals Spotify, Deezer and Tidal?The answer is yes, it seems. Apple has confirmed that it is working closely... >>

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

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Not all headphones are made equal. The AKG N90Q epitomise this by offering a number of technological firsts – including TruNote, the ability to read your ears for a bespoke listen – paired with the stamp of approval from legendary producer Quincy... >>