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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

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

BeoPlay E8 are B&O Play's first completely wireless in-ears

By Max Langridge

Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm, B&O Play, has joined the numerous other headphone brands in releasing a pair of in-ears without a single wire in sight. B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound The Beoplay E8 are... Read more

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... Read more

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 are £2000 of audiophile headphone heaven

By Max Langridge

While catering for the majority of music listeners with a plethora of wireless headphones, Audio Technica has also produced a pair of audiophile-grade reference headphones for those who want to hear their music with exquisite detail.Called the ATH-ADX5000... Read more

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

Audio Technica announces new wireless headphone models for the discerning music listener on-the-go

By Max Langridge

Headphone experts Audio Technica has used IFA 2017 to introduce several new pairs of headphones, designed to cater for all music listeners.Chief among the new products are the ATH-AR5BT wireless over-ear headphones, which are targeted at those who want... Read more

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

Reasons to buy the Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones for your morning commute

By Pocket-lint Promotion

So you've just started your commute to work - whether that's by bus, train or subway - and you want to listen to music, watch a video or play a video game without disturbing your neighbours.You'll need headphones, then.For the best in terms of versatility... Read more

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7SE headphones improve upon an already accomplished formula

By Max Langridge

Audio Technica has announced the ATH-MSR7E, a Special Edition version of the five star ATH-MSR7. The new model doesn't just come with a new visually stunning navy and gold colour finish, but an improved sound too. Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 review: Neutral... Read more

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

Motorola's Stream wireless earbuds cost just £80 and work with Siri

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has launched a pair of wireless earbuds that cost half the price of Apple's AirPods.Dubbed Stream, Motorola's new wireless earbuds are now available to buy in the UK for just £79.99 ($105). The Lenovo-owned company didn't even announce or... Read more

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

Students, get a free pair of Beats headphones with an iPad Pro or Mac

By Max Langridge

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective university students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones. Best... Read more

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

Kylie Jenner and new Beats special edition headphones - a match made in heaven?

By Max Langridge

Beats by Dr Dre has teamed up with French fashion house Balmain to produce a limited edition version of the Beats Studio Wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless in-ear sports headphones, with the entire campaign... Read more

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphones promise audiophile sound for £1,000

By Max Langridge

German headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic has a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones to bring to your attention, but only serious audiophiles (or those with high disposable income), should really take note.The Xelento Wireless are expensive, there's... Read more

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

Apple AirPods might one day add biometric, fitness tracking tech

By Elyse Betters

Some big changes could come to Apple's AirPods soon.The wireless headphones were introduced when Apple took the headphone jack away from iPhone 7 users, in order to give them the opportunity to still listen to tunes while on the go. They're pretty smart... Read more

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

Commuting this morning? Take Your Time with Mpow M3 Headphones on your Journey

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The daily commute can be a real slog: early starts, packed trains and getting home late. One of the best ways to alleviate the burden of commuting is by listening to some music and the Mpow M3 headphones are the perfect companion.The Mpow M3 headphones connect... Read more

Monster announces earphones specially tuned for Honor 9 smartphone

Monster announces earphones specially tuned for Honor 9 smartphone

By Mike Lowe

Monster isn't averse to a partnership. Whether sports star, rock star or superstar DJ, its audio products and headphones are well known to have proliferated fashion and lifestyle ambassadors. So for Monster to partner with Chinese smartphone maker Honor... Read more

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

Dior Homme x Sennheiser: Fashion hits headphones hard with stunning results

By Chris Hall

Dior Homme and Sennheiser have announced the latest fusion of fashion and technology in a partnership being called Dior Homme x Sennheiser.The fusion of Dior Homme's serious styling for men and Sennheiser's serious audio skills see some of Sennheiser's... Read more

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

B&O Play BeoPlay E4 noise-cancelling in-ears promise uninterrupted Scandi sound

By Max Langridge

Bang & Olufsen's lifestyle arm B&O Play has unveiled its latest pair of in-ear headphones, the BeoPlay E4. The E4 are the successor to the H3 in-ear headphones and so retain their active noise cancellation status, which this time round is vastly improved.... Read more

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

By Max Langridge

Plantronics has announced a new three-strong range of gaming headsets for Xbox One, upcoming Project Scorpio and Windows 10 PCs that support Dolby Atmos. The three headsets: RIG400LX, RIG600LX and wireless RIG800LX (pictured left to right), will be able... Read more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

Bragi Dash Pro wireless earbuds offer real-time translation and more

By Elyse Betters

Bragi has introduced a new version of the Dash.Dash is a pair of wireless earbuds that began on Kickstarter. Called Dash Pro, the latest $329 set works much like the original Dash but is supposed to offer better Bluetooth performance. The first Dash received... Read more

Blue Satellite wireless headphones combine built-in amp and ANC in a $400 package

Blue Satellite wireless headphones combine built-in amp and ANC in a $400 package

By Max Langridge

Blue Microphones, the Californian audio production best known for its...er, microphones, has announced its latest pair of headphones. The Satellite are the company's first pair of wireless headphones, and employ some clever, patent pending technology... Read more

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

Will.i.am's first headphones are the wireless Buttons

By Max Langridge

Ex-Black Eyed Peas member and noted gadget lover Will.i.am has returned to the tech world with another new product. The i.am+ Buttons are a pair of wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones, with a connecting neck strap. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: 10... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless combine Bluetooth connectivity and hi-res audio

By Max Langridge

Headphones, and now Bluetooth wireless speaker, manufacturer V-Moda has announced a sequel to the Crossfade Wireless headphones we reviewed in October 2016. Appropriately called the Crossfade 2 Wireless, the new pair of over-ear headphones takes the... Read more

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

How to find lost AirPods with Apple's new Find My AirPods feature

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released the iOS 10.3 software update for iPhone and iPad, and it introduced a new feature called Find My AirPods.Find My AirPods makes it easier to keep track of the Apple AirPods wireless earphones. It works with AirPods that are connected... Read more

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

Apple files patents for 'earbuds with biometric sensing', health tracking capabilities on the horizon

By Max Langridge

The US Patent & Trademark Office has recently published a series of three patents, filed by Apple that refer to "earbuds with biometric sensing". The three patents are for three different pairs of headphones: an in-ear pair with an ear hook, a conventional... Read more

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

Real life images of Samsung's AKG headphones confirm 3.5mm jack

By Max Langridge

Samsung spared some time at the launch of its Galaxy Tab S3 to tease some details about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. One such detail was that the new smartphones will come bundled with some in-ear headphones developed by AKG, one of the audio brands... Read more

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

Denon AH-C160W wireless sports in-ears are built to last and sound great too

By Max Langridge

Denon is targeting the more active among you with its latest pair of in-ears, the AH-C160W. They're a wireless pair of in-ear headphones that connect to a phone or portable music player via Bluetooth, of the more powerful Class 1 variety.Class 1 Bluetooth... Read more

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

B&O Play wireless Beoplay H4 headphones come with Apple Watch control

By Rik Henderson

B&O Play, Bang & Olufsen's full and funky consumer brand, has launched a wireless pair of Beoplay H4 headphones.They have been "designed from the ground up" using lambskin, braided textile and aluminium and are now available from the Beoplay online... Read more

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

Beats X: What makes Apple's W1-enabled headphones different?

By Elyse Betters

When Apple unveiled the AirPods last autumn, it also showed off a custom-designed W1 chip specifically for wireless headphones.Now, months later, Apple-owned Beats is launching the $149 Beats X, and naturally, they're equipped with W1. The new wireless... Read more

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

Apple AirPods firmware update: How to check for and install latest version

By Elyse Betters

Updating your headphones is now a thing.Apple has released a firmware update for AirPods, its £159 wireless earbud product. The update, called firmware 3.5.1, began rolling out on Wednesday, bringing undisclosed bug fixes. Although the installation... Read more

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

Motorola VerveOnes Music Edition offer an affordable way to go completely wire-free

By Max Langridge

Motorola has announced a cheaper, whiter pair of its VerveLife VerveOnes totally wireless earphones. Called the VerveOnes Music Edition, the latest addition to Motorola's VerveLife range of lifestyle products are aimed at those who are constantly on the... Read more

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

Sennheiser cuts the cord on Momentum in-ear headphones, releases two new pairs of over-ears

By Max Langridge

Sennheiser appears to be eyeing a wire-free future with its latest headphone releases. At CES 2017, the headphone maestros launched three new pairs: the HD 4.5BTNC, HD 4.4BT and Momentum in-ear wireless. Sennheiser has taken the wire cutters to its Momentum... Read more