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B&O BeoPlay H9i review: Pricey but near perfect over-ear headphones
4.5 stars B&O BeoPlay H9i review: Pricey but near perfect over-ear headphones By Mike Lowe

We see a lot of headphones here at Pocket-lint, so for a pair of cans to really bed-in as the day-to-day workhorse means they have to be special. Which is exactly what happened with the B&O BeoPlay H9, which have been our go-to over-ears for almost a... Read more

Samsung releases new AKG wireless headphones and neckbuds
Samsung releases new AKG wireless headphones and neckbuds By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has launched three wireless headphones under the AKG brand: the Y100, Y500, and N700NC.Unveiled at IFA 2018 earlier this month, the Y100 are neckbuds, while the Y500 are on-ear headphones, and the N700NC are over-the-ear headphones. The first... Read more

Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet
5.0 stars Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet By Mike Lowe

There's a saying about busses: you wait ages for one and then three turn up at once. Although we can't apply that loose analogy to Honor specifically – the brand has had a steady stream arriving three-monthly for seemingly forever (Honor 10, Honor View... Read more

OnePlus announces £16 USB-C Bullet earbuds - see them here
OnePlus announces £16 USB-C Bullet earbuds - see them here By Maggie Tillman

OnePlus has announced a new device. It's not a new smartphone, but rather, a pair of affordable USB-C headphones.Android users who own smartphones with no headphone jacks have been clamoring for a pair of high-quality USB-C buds that won't break the piggy... Read more

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

When will it be time for new AirPods? Although we're not sold on the look of the Apple AirPods, there's no denying that they're one of the best new gadgets of the last couple of years and we've found ourselves using them constantly.  Completely wire-free?... Read more

Beats headphones to come in colours matching iPhone XS and XR
Beats headphones to come in colours matching iPhone XS and XR By Rik Henderson

Headphone brand Beats has announced that it will be releasing a couple of its products in colours to match the new iPhones.You can now get the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones in Satin Gold and Sating Silver, to match the latest iPhone XS and XS Max models.They... Read more

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 true wireless headphones head huge range refresh
Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 true wireless headphones head huge range refresh By Rik Henderson

Plantronics has completely refreshed its headphone line-up with the launch of several new models for travellers, runners and gamers.There are new headsets and earbuds in the BackBeat Fit, Go and RIG Pro ranges.Runners and those into fitness pursuits get... Read more

B&O Play Beoplay E8 wireless in-ear review: Premium styling and sound
4.5 stars B&O Play Beoplay E8 wireless in-ear review: Premium styling and sound By Cam Bunton

Bang and Olufsen's Beoplay brand is renowned for its more consumer friendly approach (read that as just about affordable), and the E8 premium bring truly wireless earphones into the fold.By focusing on design and sound quality rather than a spec sheet... Read more

JBL Endurance Peak are true wireless earphones that last a marathon, if you’re fast
JBL Endurance Peak are true wireless earphones that last a marathon, if you’re fast By Andrew Williams

JBL has announced a new pair of true wireless earphones, the Endurance Peak.These might be the sportiest true wireless earphones around. They have “Powerhook” stabilisers, which don’t usually feature in this bud-only style.As a result they’ll... Read more

Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy
Sony MDR-Z7M2 may be some of the finest closed-back headphones you can buy By Andrew Williams

Sony has updated its high-end MDR-Z7 headphones in a second-gen version, the Sony MDR-Z7M2.This new pair looks like its predecessor, with a moody black headband arm instead of a silver one. However, there are more changes inside.The Hi-Res Sony MDR-Z7M2... Read more

Sony WF-SP900 wireless in-ears can even be worn when swimming in the sea
Sony WF-SP900 wireless in-ears can even be worn when swimming in the sea By Rik Henderson

Sony has expanded its line of truly wireless in-ear headphones to include a pair that are designed specifically for the rigours of all types of workouts and sports.The Sony WF-SP900 'phones comprise of two earbuds and no wires at all. They are IPX5/8... Read more

Sony adds Alexa control to soundbar and headphones
Sony adds Alexa control to soundbar and headphones By Rik Henderson

Sony is pushing a firmware update to several of its audio products that give them Alexa compatibility.You will be able to ask Alexa-enabled devices to play music and control playlists through the Sony HT-FZ9 soundbar, and ask them to change the volume,... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones take ANC to yet another level
Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones take ANC to yet another level By Rik Henderson

Sony has refreshed its award-winning noise cancellation headphones again, with an all-new ANC but retaining the comfort and style we already know and love.The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones adopt the newly-developed, proprietary HD noise cancelling processor... Read more

Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earphones look great, and cost a packet
Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earphones look great, and cost a packet By Andrew Williams

Sennheiser has finally announced its first true wireless earphones, the Momentum True Wireless.It is one of the last big names in headphones to release an earphone of this style, although Sennheiser usually makes an impact when it lands in a new category.The... Read more

Jaybird X4 are wireless sport earphones you can dunk in the bath
Jaybird X4 are wireless sport earphones you can dunk in the bath By Andrew Williams

The Jaybird X-series of sport headphones has been around for half a decade, and the latest Jaybird X4 pair levels them up with the best water resistance yet.You could wear last year’s Jaybird X3 out in a rainstorm, or sweat profusely with them on. The... Read more

Beoplay E6 is Bang & Olufsen's premium take on the Beats X, for a price of course
Beoplay E6 is Bang & Olufsen's premium take on the Beats X, for a price of course By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufen's biggest IFA 2018 announcement was the mighty Beosound Edge speaker, shaped like a massive pound coin and costing around 3,000 of them to boot. But if you're after a little of the B&O audio magic on a more restrictive budget, you might... Read more

Audio-Technica debuts true wireless buds, plus Bluetooth headphones that last 70 hours
Audio-Technica debuts true wireless buds, plus Bluetooth headphones that last 70 hours By Dan Grabham

Japanese audio giant Audio-Technica is debuting its first true wireless earphones at IFA 2018 this week. With Bluetooth 5.0 support - as with all Audio-Technica's new wirless headphones - the £229 ATH-CKR7TW pair are able to last up to six hours on... Read more

RHA CL2 Planar is world's first pair of wireless planar magnetic earphones
RHA CL2 Planar is world's first pair of wireless planar magnetic earphones By Cam Bunton

RHA has announced a brand new pair of high end earphones which boast a couple of world firsts. The CL2 Planar is the first wireless planar magnetic pair of in-ears, and it's the first to feature drivers that are only 10mm in size.  Best in-ear headphones:... Read more

LG's latest neckbuds come with a dedicated Google Assistant button
LG's latest neckbuds come with a dedicated Google Assistant button By Maggie Tillman

LG has announced a new pair of neckbuds ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany - and these ones come with a dedicated button that activates Google Assistant allowing you to issue voice commands. Similar to the LG G7 smartphone, the new Tone... Read more

Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones
Denon reveals next-gen AH-D5200 wooden earcup headphones By Dan Grabham

Denon has revealed its latest AH-D5200 wired headphone with the company's distinctive wooden earcup styling coupled with an aluminum headband. The wood used is zebrawood, says Denon. According to the company there is an acoustic purpose since they reduce... Read more

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts, now with individual audio profiles
4.5 stars Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts, now with individual audio profiles By Cam Bunton

Looking at the earphone market, we're now at the point where a large number of companies are building completely wire-free earphones. Even the low-cost Chinese manufacturers are shipping them via Amazon. But when you look back, it was Bragi that initially... 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

Marshall Major III Bluetooth review: These on-ear headphones turn it up to 11
5.0 stars Marshall Major III Bluetooth review: These on-ear headphones turn it up to 11 By Max Langridge

English amplifier extraordinaire Marshall is back with another pair of headphones: the Major III Bluetooth. As the name suggests, these cans are the third-generation in the largely successful Major headphones lineup.As standard with Major there are Bluetooth... Read more

Is Apple making a new AirPods case? The iOS 12 beta suggests so
Is Apple making a new AirPods case? The iOS 12 beta suggests so By Maggie Tillman

It's not unusual for Apple to update its devices on an annual basis, and with that said, it looks like we can expect a new AirPods case soon.The company released a new beta version of iOS 12 and seems to have an included a look at the next AirPods case.... Read more

Libratone Track+ review: Exceptional wireless in-ear headphones
4.5 stars Libratone Track+ review: Exceptional wireless in-ear headphones By Chris Hall

Wireless headphones are having their moment in 2018. Thanks to many phones dropping the conventional 3.5mm headphone socket and increasing connectivity from devices like smartwatches, there's never been a better time to be looking at a set without the... Read more

Sony's next major ANC headphones appear in FCC listing, IFA launch likely
Sony's next major ANC headphones appear in FCC listing, IFA launch likely By Rik Henderson

IFA 2018 will play host to some of the biggest consumer electronic launches at the end of next month and a new pair of active noise cancelling headphones from Sony are expected to be among them.The firm replaced its award-winning MDR-!000X headphones... 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

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

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

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

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