Latest headphone reviews

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

The best Lightning headphones 2018 for your iPhone
The best Lightning headphones 2018 for your iPhone By Max Langridge

Top headphones capable of handling lossless 48kHz digital audio from Apple devices. 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

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones
4.5 stars Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones By Cam Bunton

Love them or hate them, it looks like neckband earphones are here to stay. Sony has launched a couple of pairs already, but it hadn't released a truly... Read more

Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone
4.0 stars Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone By Cam Bunton

Not everyone can afford a personal coach to get them progressing in training. Likewise, most people soon get bored by the pre-recorded, not context-aware... Read more

Optoma NuForce Be Free8 review: Wire-free in-ears with elongated battery life
4.0 stars Optoma NuForce Be Free8 review: Wire-free in-ears with elongated battery life By Max Langridge

Wireless Bluetooth headphones have received a lot of attention lately. It's thanks in no small part to several smartphone manufacturers choosing to ditch... Read more

Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds
3.0 stars Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds By Elyse Betters

Google devices are usually hit or miss. The company has a long history of launching its own hardware, but many of those products have gone nowhere, such... Read more

RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers
4.0 stars RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers By Cam Bunton

For the past few years, RHA has built itself a reputation for offering audiophile grade sound in an affordable and well-made earphone.Up until now, however,... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards,... Read more

Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design
3.5 stars Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design By Max Langridge

Jaybird is a company with sports in its DNA. Company founder Judd Armstrong is an athlete, his intention with Jaybird to create a whole range of fitness-orientated... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
5.0 stars Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped... Read more

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace
4.5 stars Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace By Mike Lowe

We're fortunate enough to test all manner of headphones at Pocket-lint, branching across a wide variety of feature sets and price points. What's particularly... Read more

Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile
4.0 stars Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile By Mike Lowe

With so many sound technologies now available in headphones, lots of over-ear models cram in all the bells and whistles features - which typically sees... Read more

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it
4.5 stars B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it By Mike Lowe

B&O BeoPlay headphones are all about comfortable wear, luxury materials, considered style and, well, everything that its Danish parent company, Bang &... Read more

Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer
5.0 stars Brainwavz B200 review: Superb sound and low price make purchase a no-brainer By Max Langridge

The in-ear headphones market is never short of new pairs vying for your attention. The latest pair of affordable in-ears we've put under scrutiny for review... Read more

Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones
5.0 stars Beats Studio 3 Wireless review: Smart sounding, ultra long-lasting headphones By Cam Bunton

In 2016 Beats upgraded two of its most popular headphones - the Powerbeats and Solo - and released the all new Beats X. All three came equipped with... Read more

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat By Cam Bunton

The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's... Read more

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports
4.0 stars Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports By Chris Hall

For many there's probably the temptation to use whichever headphones you happen to have lying around for your workouts, but that's really not the best... Read more

Sol Republic Amps Air review: Affordable and great-sounding AirPods alternatives
4.0 stars Sol Republic Amps Air review: Affordable and great-sounding AirPods alternatives By Cam Bunton

It's no surprise that wire-free earphones are here to stay, we're pleased to say. Technology has been on a mission to eradicate wires ever since we realised... Read more

AKG N60NC Wireless review: The ultimate on-the-go headphones?
4.0 stars AKG N60NC Wireless review: The ultimate on-the-go headphones? By Mike Lowe

When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones for travellers there are many premium options. The AKG N60NC Wireless cut the necessity for wires in these... Read more

Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: Mighty impressive wire-free earphones
4.5 stars Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review: Mighty impressive wire-free earphones By Cam Bunton

There's no denying it, the age of the wire-free earphones is here, almost to the point of becoming an established norm. While we can thank Apple AirPods... Read more

Audio Technica ATH-LS70iS review: Exceptional detail at an affordable price point
4.5 stars Audio Technica ATH-LS70iS review: Exceptional detail at an affordable price point By Max Langridge

We love going to gigs and concerts. Seeing our favourite bands and artists belt out our most memorable songs, there are few feelings that come close. And... Read more

Denon AH-C21R review: Comfortable, affordable in-ears with a classy sound
4.5 stars Denon AH-C21R review: Comfortable, affordable in-ears with a classy sound By Max Langridge

Denon is on a mission with its new C-series of headphones, a mission to bring exceptional sound quality to the masses at affordable prices. We've seen... Read more

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones
5.0 stars V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones By Cam Bunton

V-Moda has won accolades and superlatives from all sectors for its big on-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ears have been around a little while, but... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review: Ace sound and comfort in a hardy industrial design
5.0 stars V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review: Ace sound and comfort in a hardy industrial design By Mike Lowe

Products in their "Mark II" rendition tend to just throw a new lick of paint at the original in the hope that you'll want to buy. Not so the V-Moda Crossfade... Read more

1More MK802 review: Great value Bluetooth over-ear headphones
4.0 stars 1More MK802 review: Great value Bluetooth over-ear headphones By Max Langridge

You might not have heard the name 1More before. This Taiwanese-based audio manufacturer has been distributing headphones in the UK for less than a year... Read more

Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones review: Get ready to rawk out
4.5 stars Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones review: Get ready to rawk out By Mike Lowe

Don't let the name mislead you: the Marshall Mid headphones aren't all about the mid-range, they're about the full spectrum of sound, from bassy low-end... Read more

Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other
4.5 stars Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other By Cam Bunton

Audeze caught our imagination last year with Sine, the superb planar magnetic on-ear headphones. When the iSine in-ear model was announced, we got rather... Read more

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
4.0 stars Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones By Cam Bunton

Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones,... Read more

New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals
3.5 stars New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals By Cam Bunton

New Balance is no stranger to fitness, with sports gear and footwear already established, but gadgets are a newer complement to its product rosta.In 2017... Read more

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