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New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones? By Dan Grabham

Is it time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the existing Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years. Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless... Read more

Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives
Nuraphone Prime Day deal gives you 25% off unique headphones as ANC support arrives By Rik Henderson

Nura has pushed a second generation software update to its unique Nuraphone Bluetooth headphones that adds active noise cancellation (ANC).To celebrate, it has also greatly discounted them for Amazon Prime Day, offering a massive 25 per cent off a pair... Read more

Massdrop community buy in bulk, so you save money on Headphones, Cameras, Screens and more...
Massdrop community buy in bulk, so you save money on Headphones, Cameras, Screens and more... By Pocket-lint Promotion

Everyone like's a deal, but you're rarely able to haggle your way to one in a shop these days. Massdrop's approach is different, rather than haggling a deal one by one, it uses the buying power of its users to try and get a better deal with companies... Read more

The best Beats headphones 2018: Which should you choose?
The best Beats headphones 2018: Which should you choose? 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

Second-gen Apple AirPods said to get noise cancellation once more
Second-gen Apple AirPods said to get noise cancellation once more By Max Langridge

Apple has once again been reported to release a new set of AirPods in 2019 with noise-cancelling. Barclays analysts have already made the claim back in March, but Bloomberg has now weighed in, citing sources familiar with the product.   New Apple AirPod... Read more

RHA MA390 Wireless in-ears take on Beats X for just £60
RHA MA390 Wireless in-ears take on Beats X for just £60 By Rik Henderson

Wireless in-ear headphones are all the rage these days, with Apple having particular success with its Beats X. Now British audio brand RHA is getting in on the act, with the RHA MA390 Wireless.RHA is no stranger to making in-ear headphones with Bluetooth... Read more

Samsung Gear Icon X review: Wire-free wonder or cableless calamity?
4.0 stars Samsung Gear Icon X review: Wire-free wonder or cableless calamity? By Cam Bunton

Samsung was among the first to join the wire-free revolution with its Gear Icon X wireless in-ear earphones. The product didn't exactly set the world alight, though, so the company followed it up at the end of 2017 with a newer, bigger pair with better... Read more

Denon AH-D1200 headphones offer style and substance on-the-go
Denon AH-D1200 headphones offer style and substance on-the-go By Max Langridge

Denon has a new pair of over-ear headphones that not only look good, but have some serious audio might to keep you company on your daily commute.  Denon and Marantz commit to AirPlay 2, updates due in August The AH-D1200 feature large 50mm drivers inside... Read more

Live Listen with AirPods: How to turn your iPhone into a remote mic
Live Listen with AirPods: How to turn your iPhone into a remote mic By Maggie Tillman

Imagine you're in a noisy restaurant or bar and can’t quite hear the person speaking across the table from you.It's an annoying problem that many people with hearing difficulties experience on a daily basis and in different environments or scenarios.... Read more

Beats mixes World Cup stars, Guy Ritchie and a Peaky Blinder for great short film, watch it here
Beats mixes World Cup stars, Guy Ritchie and a Peaky Blinder for great short film, watch it here By Rik Henderson

Every four years (two, if you consider the European Championships) sports brands go bonkers with their huge budget adverts. They throw football stars that will grace the World Cup into madcap, effects laden situations for short movies to advertise their... Read more

OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid
4.5 stars OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid By Cam Bunton

There's something rather familiar about the OnePlus Bullets Wireless design. Take one look at Apple-owned Beats portfolio and you'll immediately see what we mean. Except these OnePlus wireless in-ears cost significantly less than what you'd need to pay... Read more

Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, available now
Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, available now By Max Langridge

Apple has officially launched a new Decade Collection of Beats by Dre headphones, to commemorate 10 year of the headphone brand. The Decade Collection was originally thought to launch at WWDC next week, but is now available to buy directly from Apple.... Read more

Get 20 per cent off ebay tech, including B&O headphones, 4K HDR TVs and more
Get 20 per cent off ebay tech, including B&O headphones, 4K HDR TVs and more By Rik Henderson

You can get 20 per cent off some amazing tech on ebay.co.uk for the next couple of days and we've got an exclusive code you can use.Just head to ebay via this link and you'll see a massive stack of tech and motoring bargains, all available with 20 per... Read more

Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird
4.0 stars Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird By Cam Bunton

The world of over-ear headphones can be an interesting place. There are so many different variations in design, materials and styling that each recognisable brand seems to have its own look. You have the trendy plastic seamless Beats, bulky comfort of... Read more

Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20
Amazing Apple deal: AirPods with 20% off, now £127.20 By Max Langridge

It’s rare for Apple products to be discounted, so when they are, it’s well worth snapping them up before the deal expires.Thats why O2’s current offer of 2 per cent off all accessories, meaning you can get a set of Apple AirPods for £127.20, is... 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

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?
4.0 stars 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

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 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