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Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, will launch at WWDC
Beats Decade Collection commemorates 10 years, will launch at WWDC By Max Langridge

Apple will likely use its WWDC 2018 conference, which kicks off 4 June, to announce and launch a new Decade Collection of Beats by Dre headphones. The series, as the name suggests, will commemorate 10 years of the iconic headphone brand and will comprise... 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

New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen version of Apple's wonderbuds?
New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen version of Apple's wonderbuds? By Dan Grabham

Although we're definitely 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 connection? Check.... 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

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

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

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

Apple's next set of AirPods may feature noise cancellation
Apple's next set of AirPods may feature noise cancellation By Max Langridge

Apple may release a new set of AirPods in 2019 with noise-cancelling, at least that's according to Barclays analysts. New Apple AirPod headphones tipped for release this year The company's latest report says Apple will use physical analogue methods, as... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Libratone Track+ wireless in-ears come with adjustable noise cancellation
Libratone Track+ wireless in-ears come with adjustable noise cancellation By Rik Henderson

Libratone has announced a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones that are lightweight and unobtrusive, yet feature adjustable active noise cancellation.The Libratone Track+ in-ears feature the company's proprietary CityMix II noise cancellation, with... Read more

Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design
Sony’s new wireless earbuds offer Google Assistant, noise cancellation, and splash-proof design By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced new wireless headphones at CES 2018.Headphone makers are quickly going wire-free, probably because smartphone makers have been increasingly ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony offers wireless over-the-ear headphones, but now, it's... Read more

House of Marley announces sustainable audio products including speakers made of cork
House of Marley announces sustainable audio products including speakers made of cork By Adrian Willings

In a world dominated by plastic tech, House of Marley is bucking the trend by announcing a new range of wireless headphones and Bluetooth speakers made from sustainable materials.These new devices are carefully crafted from consciously-harvested cork,... Read more

Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000
Ultra high-end: AKG N5005 in-ears offer hi-res audio for £1,000 By Elyse Betters

Not many have £1,000 to throw around, but if you do, then A) you're lucky, and B) check out AKG's latest headphones.AKG is known for making high-end headphones, and costly ones at that (just think back to those £,1000 K3003i in-ears from 2012). Now,... Read more

Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds debut at CES 2018
Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds debut at CES 2018 By Rik Henderson

Jabra has announced two sets of wireless earbuds that are as discreet as they are useful.The Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t buds join the existing Jabra Elite Sport in the company's line-up and offer similar style and functionality at slightly... Read more

Jabra Elite 45e is a completely wire-free headset and supports Alexa on-the-go
Jabra Elite 45e is a completely wire-free headset and supports Alexa on-the-go By Rik Henderson

Announced during CES 2018, the Jabra Elite 45e headset is a reasonably priced, completely wireless headset with support for all major voice assistants, including Amazon's Alexa on-the-go technology.Jabra is among the first manufacturers to include compatibility... Read more

JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant
JBL's new Everest GA headphones come with built-in Google Assistant By Elyse Betters

If you're looking for a pair of Google Assistant-enabled headphones, but don't want Google's own Pixel Buds, see the latest JBls from Harman.Harman, a subsidiary of Samsung, has announced the JBL Everest 710GA and 110GA, around-ear and in-ear wireless... Read more

Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers
Christmas Gift Guide: Headphones for music lovers By Pocket-lint Promotion

The stress of Christmas shopping can be annoying at the best of times, so why not treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas with a decent pair of headphones so you or they can drown out the noise with something much more soothing. Playing Christmas... Read more

Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones
Apple sale: Save up to $100 on BeatsX, PowerBeats3, or Solo3 headphones By Elyse Betters

Apple has discounted three of its Beats headphone models up to 30-per cent off their usual prices.The company doesn't often mark down its prices on products, and it has been known to skip Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales altogether in past years, though,... Read more

Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more
Sony headphones at rock bottom prices in US for Black Friday, MDR-1000X just $228 and more By Rik Henderson

Headphones are always popular each Black Friday, with some incredible deals on the best cans around. And this Black Friday plays host to some amazing discounts on Sony 'phones, including the Pocket-lint Award-winning Sony MDR1000X active noise cancelling... Read more

Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones
Sony MDR-1000X Black Friday deal wipes £170 off these legendary noise-cancelling headphones By Chris Hall

Black Friday is getting serious about its discounts and slashing the price of the Sony MDR-1000X saves you serious money.These headphones normally retail at about £320 (the official RRP is £360), which is a little rich, even if they are the best noise-cancelling... Read more

Get wireless sound for less with 30 per cent off B&O Play H5 wireless in-ear headphones
Get wireless sound for less with 30 per cent off B&O Play H5 wireless in-ear headphones By Max Langridge

It's a B&O Play Black Friday bonanza on Amazon today; not only is the Beoplay A1 wireless speaker discounted by 30 per cent, but the company's H5 wireless in-ear headphones have received 30 per cent off too, bringing the price down to £135. We unfortunately... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal
Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones in £159 Black Friday deal By Chris Hall

If you're a frequent flyer, then the sight of Bose headphones will be familiar. For many years, Bose has been considered the leader when it comes to noise cancellation and that's seen its QuietComfort headphones liberally adorning aircraft cabins across... Read more

Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep
Bose Sleepbuds block out snorers to help you get to sleep By Max Langridge

Bose has announced a new pair of in-ear headphones, but with a twist. Instead of wearing them during the day to listen to music, you pop them in at night to drown out any annoying noises such as someone snoring, barking dogs or traffic going past your... Read more

Optoma enters the wire-free in-ear headphone market with the NuForce Be Free8
Optoma enters the wire-free in-ear headphone market with the NuForce Be Free8 By Max Langridge

Projector and audio company Optoma has announced its first ever pair of completely wireless in-ear headphones, the NuForce Be Free8. Completely wireless in-ears are still a relatively new concept, although we are seeing more and more pairs appear, and... Read more

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?
What is aptX HD and which devices support it? By Max Langridge

With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular pair of headphones will soon get harder than ever. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017/2018: 10 of the... Read more

Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas
Mindkoo UniCat wireless headphones are probably the coolest headphones you can buy your kids this Christmas By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you have kids, around about this time of year, you're going to start getting requests for all the cool toys and gadgets they're wanting to place on their Christmas lists. If you're wanting an inexpensive pair of cool, child-friendly headphones, the... Read more

Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first
Onkyo's hi-res music download store gets a total makeover to put usability first By Max Langridge

Onkyo has completely revamped its high-resolution audio download store, Onkyo Music. The service, available in the UK, US and Germany is an extension of e-Onkyo Music, the store used in Onkyo's native Japan. What is high-resolution audio and which streaming... Read more

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time
Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time By Max Langridge

Google used its 4 October event to unveil a new Daydream View VR headset, and with it, introduced a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones called Google Pixel Buds. While they will work with the Daydream View, the Pixel branding means they're just... Read more

Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology
Nura launches Nuraphones with intelligent acoustic learning technology By Max Langridge

Australian audio company Nura has just announced the Nuraphones, the company's first product and possible thanks to many generous donations via Kickstarter. The company managed to raise just over $1.8m with only a $100,00 goal, clearly the Nuraphones... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation
Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are company's first with active noise cancellation By Rik Henderson

Bowers and Wilkins has finally entered the ANC arena with its PX headphones. The over-ear cans come with active noise cancellation and replace the company's P7 Wireless in its line-up.That's because they have audiophile traits, even with the noise cancellation... Read more

Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant
Bose introduces QC35 II headphones with built-in Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Following a leak last week, Bose has now confirmed a second-generation pair of its QuietComfort 35 wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, now with Google Assistant built in. Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion The QC35 II... Read more

Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button
Bose's next headphones might come with a Google Assistant button By Elyse Betters

Bose might be Google's next partner.A couple weeks ago, Google announced it partnered with manufacturers, including Panasonic and LG, with the purpose of integrating its Google Assistant AI into their speakers and appliances. Now, we think Bose will be... Read more

Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life
Beats Studio 3 Wireless boasts smarter noise cancelling, long battery life By Cam Bunton

Beats by Dre has just taken the wraps off its latest product: the Studio 3 Wireless. In essence, Beats has kept the design of the Studio 2, but completely reinvented everything on the inside.  Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you? For... Read more

Bragi will bring Alexa support to the Dash and Dash Pro wire-free in-ear headphones
Bragi will bring Alexa support to the Dash and Dash Pro wire-free in-ear headphones By Max Langridge

Bragi has announced that it will be rolling out a software update in October that will see Amazon's Alexa voice-assistant come to its Dash Pro and Dash wire-free in-ear headphones. Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone... Read more

Sennheiser unveils trio of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017
Sennheiser unveils trio of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017 By Max Langridge

German headphone manufacturer Sennheiser has revealed three new pairs of in-ear headphones at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Among the new products are an additional member to the Momentum family in the form of the Momentum Free. IFA 2017: All the announcements... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones
Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones By Rik Henderson

After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... Read more

Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone
Got an iPhone or iPad? Check out the Q Adapt In-Ear headphones by Libratone By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you have one of the latest Apple iPhone models, the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you'll know that the headphone jack has been removed, so you'll need a pair of headphones with a Lightning connector.The Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear Earphones, then, will suit. They... Read more