Latest headphone buyer's guides

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

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

Best noise-cancelling headphones: The best 'phones to block out external sounds

Best noise-cancelling headphones: The best 'phones to block out external sounds

By Max Langridge

Noise-cancelling headphones have become almost an essential everyday item for many of us, whether they're used to isolate you on your morning commute or drown out the drone of an aeroplane jet engine. Fortunately, noise-cancelling headphone technology... Read more

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones

The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones

By Mike Lowe

With more phones ditching the 3.5mm headphone socket, there's never been a better time to cut the cord than now.Sure, you can use Lightning headphones if you're an Apple user, but embracing Bluetooth means convenience and pretty much universal compatibility... 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

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 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

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

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

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

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK headphones and speaker deals: Bose, Beats, Sony bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK headphones and speaker deals: Bose, Beats, Sony bargains

By Cam Bunton

Black Friday week has officially kicked off across all the popular online and high street retailers, meaning you can snag a plethora of your favourite gadgets for much less than they'd normally cost. Music fans aren't ignored this year, with plenty available... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to cameras and headphones.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features, highlighting the nominees within each of the 18 categories.Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of... Read more

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

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

By Max Langridge

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... Read more

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

Best E3 2016 gaming headsets: Astro A50, Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR, LucidSound LS40, and more

By Elyse Betters

For hardcore gamers, headsets are a big thing.They often want surround sound, tuned drivers, different EQ modes, software so that they can customise their listening profiles, crisp microphones that can be muted, and a design that either matches their... Read more