Latest headphone reviews

Jaybird Vista review: Affordable workout king
4.5 stars Jaybird Vista review: Affordable workout king By Cam Bunton

The Jaybird Vista is a great pair of running earphones, offering value-for-money appeal that's synonymous with the brand.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 initial review: First neckband from the audiophile brand
Bowers & Wilkins PI3 initial review: First neckband from the audiophile brand By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins enters the neckband wireless in-ears market with two models, including the PI3 we got to listen to at the launch event.... Read more

What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free?
What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free? By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint daily is a new daily tech newsletter curated by Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint's founder. Find out how to get it every morning. Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 initial review: First ANC over-ears with aptX Adaptive Bluetooth
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 initial review: First ANC over-ears with aptX Adaptive Bluetooth By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins latest over-ears are lighter than their predecessor thanks to carbon fibre arms. We gave them a brief hands-on ahead of a full review.... Read more

AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder
4.0 stars AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder By Mike Lowe

As lightweight on-ear headphones go, this AKG pair offers Bluetooth wireless, epic battery life, good sound and comfort - all for a fair price point.... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package
4.0 stars Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package By Cam Bunton

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of wireless ANC over-ear headphones. Read our review to find out where they succeed and where they don't.... Read more

JBL Live 650BTNC over-ear headphones review: Bona fide bargain noise-cancelling cans
4.5 stars JBL Live 650BTNC over-ear headphones review: Bona fide bargain noise-cancelling cans By Mike Lowe

Bluetooth headphones with active noise-cancelling tend to cost a fair whack - but not this JBL set, which is feature heavy for a bargain price.... Read more

Libratone Track Air+ review: Wireless ANC in-ears at a great price
5.0 stars Libratone Track Air+ review: Wireless ANC in-ears at a great price By Mike Lowe

One of first to market with true wireless in-ears with active noise-cancellation technology, the Air+ deliver ace sound at an exceptional price.... Read more

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose is the ANC boss
5.0 stars Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose is the ANC boss By Mike Lowe

The 2019 active noise-cancelling cans from Bose are a step above the QC35 II. Improved comfort, multi-level ANC and beam-form voice isolation feature.... Read more

PSB M4U 8 review: Phenomenal sound in a less-than-ideal design
4.0 stars PSB M4U 8 review: Phenomenal sound in a less-than-ideal design By Cam Bunton

Never heard of this brand? Well, put these over-ears on and the sound quality will blow you away. It's just a shame some design elements lack.... Read more

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: Ace audio at an affordable price
4.5 stars Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: Ace audio at an affordable price By Cam Bunton

The first wire-free in-ear headphones from British brand Cambridge Audio, the Melomania 1 offer great sound and epic battery life for the price.... Read more

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC
5.0 stars Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC By Rik Henderson

Sony has become one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones and its true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds are a prime example why.... Read more

RHA TrueConnect review: AirPods, only better?
4.0 stars RHA TrueConnect review: AirPods, only better? By Cam Bunton

RHA has long been a company renowned for producing quality earphones at a low price. With the TrueConnect it's produced AirPod-beaters at a low price.... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Bluetooth headphones review: Big audio sounds best at home
4.0 stars Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Bluetooth headphones review: Big audio sounds best at home By Mike Lowe

Bluetooth version of the classic. There's no noise-cancelling, but for at-home listening these over-ears are well-priced and deliver exemplary sound.... Read more

V-Moda BassFit sports earphones review: Pump up da bass
4.0 stars V-Moda BassFit sports earphones review: Pump up da bass By Cam Bunton

V-Moda may be better known for its striking over ears, but with the BassFit it wants to bring great sound to your workouts.... Read more

Master and Dynamic MW65 review: If you still haven't found what you're looking for
4.5 stars Master and Dynamic MW65 review: If you still haven't found what you're looking for By Cam Bunton

Master and Dynamic MW65 is the company's first compact, travel-friendly headphones with active noise-cancelling (ANC) built in. And they're a hit.... Read more

B&O BeoPlay E8 2.0 review: Know it when you hear the champion sound
4.5 stars B&O BeoPlay E8 2.0 review: Know it when you hear the champion sound By Cam Bunton

The updated wire-free BeoPlay E8 has subtle refinements to take these in-ears to the next level.... Read more

Bose Frames Rondo review: Cool sunglasses with good audio
4.0 stars Bose Frames Rondo review: Cool sunglasses with good audio By Britta O'Boyle

Can The Bose Frames replace your sunglasses and headphones in one fell swoop? Will they make your Ray-Bans and AirPods redundant? Here's our review.... Read more

Beats Powerbeats Pro review: These are the AirPods you've been waiting for
5.0 stars Beats Powerbeats Pro review: These are the AirPods you've been waiting for By Cam Bunton

The Powerbeats Pro essentially seem like a pair of AirPods on steroids. They're better fitted to the ear, they sound better and last longer too.... Read more

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
4.0 stars Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster? By Stuart Miles

With no headphone socket on the Apple iPhone you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. Apple is hoping you'll opt for the latter... Read more

Apple AirPods 2 review: Small improvements spell second-gen success?
4.0 stars Apple AirPods 2 review: Small improvements spell second-gen success? By Stuart Miles

The 2nd generation AirPods add wireless charging to the case. But with a divisive design and high price point are these the wireless in-ears to buy?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Keeping it simple
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Keeping it simple By Cam Bunton

For its latest wire-free earphone creation, Samsung has stripped back the features and focused on what's really important. Has it worked?... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: Serious about sound quality
4.5 stars Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: Serious about sound quality By Cam Bunton

Want great sounding wire-free buds? The True Wireless is late to the game but bring USB-C charging and a carry case along with their big asking price.... Read more

Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good?
4.0 stars Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good? By Mike Lowe

Intuitive rotational dial controls are the pièce de résistance here, while good sound quality and noise-cancelling show Microsoft has big potential.... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR5BT review: All-round great earphones
4.0 stars Audio-Technica ATH-DSR5BT review: All-round great earphones By Cam Bunton

The ATH-DSR5BT review is AT's flagship pair of in-ears, but do they deliver on their pricey position?... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT initial review: Marvellous noise-cancelling cans
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT initial review: Marvellous noise-cancelling cans By Mike Lowe

With three levels of noise-cancelling, the top-spec A-T over-ears for 2019 deliver Hi-Res Audio quality over wires or via Bluetooth aptX.... Read more

JBL Everest Elite 150NC review: Noise-cancelling earphones pack a punch
4.0 stars JBL Everest Elite 150NC review: Noise-cancelling earphones pack a punch By Cam Bunton

WIth ANC, huge 12mm drivers and a comfortable fit, are these the in-ears to beat?... Read more

RHA CL2 Planar review: Chic and unique in-ears come with a hefty price
4.5 stars RHA CL2 Planar review: Chic and unique in-ears come with a hefty price By Cam Bunton

Find out how the world's first planar magnetic wireless in-ears faired in our test... Read more

Nokia True Wireless Earbuds initial review: Splashproof wire-free listening
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds initial review: Splashproof wire-free listening By Dan Grabham

Well designed, Nokia's True Wireless effort is actually rather good.... Read more

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Wire-free wonderment
4.5 stars Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Wire-free wonderment By Cam Bunton

The M&D MW07 wireless in-ears are a premium, bass-heavy listen with 3hr battery life (12hrs with the included carry case) an they sound ace.... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition review: Ace sound with added aptX
4.5 stars V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition review: Ace sound with added aptX By Mike Lowe

The Codex Edition adds aptX Bluetooth codec and, well, that's all. Still, these are mighty sounding industrial-style over-ear headphones nonetheless.... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Noise-cancelling supremo By Chris Hall

The Sony WH-1000XM3 make a great set of headphones even better for Mark 3. If you value noise-cancelling then these over-ears are among the very best.... Read more

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

The top-end Bluetooth wireless over-ears from B&O Play, the Beoplay H9i headphones combine style with capability, active noise-cancelling and big bass... 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

There are lots of wireless in-ears available now, but the E8 briging B&O style and finish to the plate. Great sound and great design are a given.... 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

Bragi has addressed all the issues we found with the first generation Bragi Dash, and fixed them. Audio is improved, as is reliability.... 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... 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

The rock giant's Bluetooth on-ear headphones also offer a 3.5mm headphone jack for wired or wireless listening. Oh, and they sound brilliant too.... Read more

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

The Libratone Track+ are a fantastic pair of wireless in-ear headphones. Our full review reveals why these are some of the best headphones around.... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts
4.5 stars Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts By Cam Bunton

How do you improve upon a pair of noise-cancelling headphones regarded as the market leader? That's the challenge Bose faced with the QuietComfort 35 Mark... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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