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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 striking about the Urbanista Seattle Wireless is the subtle yet elegant design - achieved at... 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 the price skyrocket.Not so the Focal Listen. These over-ear cans are wired only, meaning no fancy Bluetooth... 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 & Olufsen, represents.That said, we've actually found the range of BeoPlay H-series headphones to have... 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

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 is the B200, from Hong Kong-based manufacturer Brainwavz.We'll admit, it's not a company we've... 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 the same W1 chip that makes the Apple AirPods so convenient to pair for iPhone users.For 2017 it's... 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

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 strategy. Picking a pair that are designed to cope with getting sweaty and rained on, to take the abuse... 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

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 wireless is more convenient. What's more, with Apple bringing the concept to mass market with... 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 established noise-cancellers — although a 3.5mm cable is included, as backup — in a lightweight,... 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

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 for stoking the fire and assisting with enabling this mass-market position, there are lots of other... 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

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone
4.5 stars

Bragi Dash Pro review: All the smarts in a convenient, wire-free earphone

By Cam Bunton

We're halfway through 2017 and at the point where a large number of companies are building completely wire-free earphones. Even the low-cost Chinese manufacturers are shipping them via Amazon. But when you look back, it was Bragi that initially pushed... 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

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 with its ATH-LS70iS in-ear monitors, Audio-Technica is hoping to bring the live experience direct... 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 the company's flagship C821R in-ear headphones, which use a Dual Air Compression driver to deliver... 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

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 somehow have been a little outshone by the bigger sibling. And with the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless,... 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 II Wireless over-ear Bluetooth headphones: these bass-prominent cans have undergone a total rework... 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 - and having already seen the C1002 in-ears, we thought the company was off to a promising start, despite... 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 to sparkling high-end.The English company is well known for its stage monitors and amplifiers, which... 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 excited at the prospect of the first ever planar magnetic in-ears. Would they sound as good as the... 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, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... 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

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 we've already seen the company's RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch to assist fitness and workouts -... Read more

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

By Chris Hall

Sennheiser launched the Ambeo mic in 2016, taking a step into devices that were designed for 3D audio, or audio to support the sort of sound experience you'd expect in VR applications. The Ambeo VR mic does exactly this, capturing sound from all directions... Read more

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this
4.5 stars

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

By Cam Bunton

Bose is one of those brand names that invokes a response from most consumers. They'll know first hand, or through others, that the name is synonymous with quality audio - especially those products with top notch noise-cancelling, such as the QuietComfort... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk

By Cam Bunton

Momentum headphones from Sennheiser are among the most well regarded on-ear and over-ears cans on the market. For 2017, the company has added a whole new take for the range: a neckband-equipped in-ear version. At £169, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear... 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