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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

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise
4.5 stars

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise

By Cam Bunton

Having spent a couple of years wowing consumers in the US with its wallet-friendly earphones, Jaybird has finally brought its popular X3 Bluetooth earphones to the UK market.With two previous generations earning praise for their audio quality, stay-in-ability... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

Sony Xperia Ear Open-style concept: Look who's talking (and listening)

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony Mobile revealed four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017 including the super flagship - XZ Premium - but that's not all it had up its sleeve. The company also announced the Xperia Ear Open-style concept.So the name isn't overly catchy... Read more

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass
4.0 stars

Powerbeats 3 Wireless review: Beats and bass

By Cam Bunton

There's a lot to consider when buying a pair of sports earphones. You can either opt for the "cheap as possible, don't care if they break, buy new ones if they do," approach, or spend a bit more money on something that will sound good, work well and is... Read more

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony
3.5 stars

Motorola VerveOnes+ review: Bittersweet symphony

By Cam Bunton

Now that completely wire-free headphones are a realistic product, many companies have jumped on board the bandwagon. Apple, Samsung and Jabra joined the likes of Bragi in the relatively new market, as has Motorola with its Verve Life lineup. Moto VerveOnes+... Read more

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?
4.0 stars

Bragi The Headphone review: The One?

By Cam Bunton

It could be argued that Bragi is the company that started off the whole revolution of completely wire-free earphones. Before Samsung and Apple brought their respective Icon X and AirPods to the table and, with them, a larger audience in the audio market,... Read more

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates
4.0 stars

Rockjaw Resonate review: Rock solid audio with a price that resonates

By Cam Bunton

In the world of popular brands like Beats, Bose and Sony, it can be hard to make a name for yourself as a headphone manufacturer. The best way to do so is to release headphones that offer fantastic versatility, audio and build quality, for as little outlay... Read more

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package
4.5 stars

Denon AH-C821 review: Big sound in a small package

By Max Langridge

Good in-ear headphones have always been able to deliver decent levels of bass thanks to their proximity to your ear and tight seal. But the majority of pairs still lack real driving power, which is something you can only really get from a pair of on-... Read more

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?
3.5 stars

Bragi Dash review: The sound of the future?

By Cam Bunton

Before Apple Airpods came and brought everyone's attention to the truly wireless earphone market, and before so many other companies like Motorola, Samsung and Jabra jumped on board, there was Bragi.At the time of its announcement and Kickstarter launch,... Read more

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess
3.5 stars

1More C1002 in-ear headphones review: Design positives negated by high-freq excess

By Max Langridge

1More is a relatively new headphone brand to the UK. The team sitting at the top used to work for Foxconn, so are well resourced and have a good knowledge of the consumer electronics market. The company has a heavy presence in Taiwan and is now making... 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

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot
4.0 stars

Beats X headphones review: Bass marks the spot

By Stuart Miles

Beats X are the Apple-owned company's attempt at a lightweight in-ear listening experience with good battery life and, in hallmark Beats style, plenty of bass to boot.They're not wireless like the Apple AirPods, nor specifically sport-focused despite... Read more

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king
4.0 stars

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review: Brilliant audio from the Bluetooth king

By Cam Bunton

Plantronics may have a big name in the world of hands-free Bluetooth equipment, but it's not widely regarded as a premium headphone company.Our time with the BackBeat Pro 2 has taught us that it's a definitely a company worth considering if you're looking... 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

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

Best of CES 2017 - Headphones: Audio-Technica, AKG, Sennheiser and more

By Max Langridge

Headphones and speakers always attract large crowds at CES and 2017 was no different. They both represent the most affordable way to get into hi-fi while also offering a personal listening experience. One of the clearest messages we got from CES 2017... Read more

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

Focal Utopia by Tournaire preview: Yes, these really are a $120,000 pair of headphones

By Rik Henderson

We'll start by saying that there is no doubt that the Focal Utopia open-back, over-ear headphones are astounding. They are quite possibly the best headphones we've ever used and every ounce of the renowned French manufacturer's audio expertise is right... 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

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

AKG reaches out to the frequent flyers with noise-cancelling headphones

By Max Langridge

The flyers and commuters among you will know that noises can get interfere with your music, when all you want to do is sit back and listen to your favourite album in peace. CES 2017: All the announcements, TVs, laptops and more from the show AKG is all... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT preview: A digital future for high-end headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT preview: A digital future for high-end headphones

By Mike Lowe

How can audio progress in today's market? With digital streaming, the proliferation of High Resolution audio slowly making inroads and the advancement of wireless technologies to take advantage, there's increasing demand for quality.Audio-Technica's answer... Read more

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

Audio Technica goes hi-res audio crazy with barrage of new headphones

By Max Langridge

Audio Technica is no stranger to headphones and at CES 2017 the company has introduced what it considers to be some of its best pairs to date. Chief among Audio Technica's announcements are the ATH-DSR9BT and ATH-DSR7BT, the first Bluetooth headphones... Read more

Samsung may turns its hand to wireless in-ear headphones for Galaxy S8

Samsung may turns its hand to wireless in-ear headphones for Galaxy S8

By Max Langridge

We've seen it time and time again, Samsung and Apple being in constant competition with one another. Where one goes, the other tends to follow, or go one better. Apple has recently released the AirPods, a pair of wireless in-ears with a proprietary W1... Read more

Bose SoundSport Pulse review: Fine sounding sports earphones
4.0 stars

Bose SoundSport Pulse review: Fine sounding sports earphones

By Cam Bunton

In the current age of wearable technology it can be tempting for manufacturers to shove as many sensors and features into their products as possible. Watches are mini computers, bracelets can tell us if we've had enough sleep and earphones are slowly... Read more

Denon’s new headphones will hug your ears and sound good while doing it

Denon’s new headphones will hug your ears and sound good while doing it

By Max Langridge

Denon has a long history of making headphones, 50 years to be precise. Now, the company has channelled its extensive research into its latest pair of flagship over-ear headphones, the AH-D7200, designed “for the most demanding audiophile”.Denon says... Read more

Delayed no more, Apple AirPods go on sale

Delayed no more, Apple AirPods go on sale

By Max Langridge

Just when we thought we might not see Apple's wireless AirPods before Christmas, the tech giant has come out and said they're now available to pre-order, with units arriving in stores and online from next week. Apple's delayed AirPods will finally ship... 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 new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods. If you've got wired headphones... Read more

Win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

Win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Currys PC World have teamed up with Pocket-lint to offer readers the chance to win a pair of amazing noise-cancelling Bose Headphones. The headphones are a wireless, noise cancelling comfort headset with microphone, remote and volume control included. With... Read more

Jabra Elite Sport review: These are the AirPods you really want
4.5 stars

Jabra Elite Sport review: These are the AirPods you really want

By Cam Bunton

We've had Bluetooth headphones for what seems like an age now, but completely wireless earphones with no adjoining wire are a relatively new technology.While brands like Motorola and Bragi released versions much earlier this year, it's fair to say that... Read more

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

Audio-Technica talks headphones tech, from Pure Digital Drive to Hi-Res Audio

By Mike Lowe

We're sat in Audio-Technica's downtown Tokyo headquarters, peering through a one-way window overlooking the company's professional music studio, sat with Keisuke Kobayashi, the company's director of marketing and engineering. For this isn't just a headphone... Read more

B&O Play H9 headphones will deliver smooth, Scandinavian sound wirelessly and with ANC

B&O Play H9 headphones will deliver smooth, Scandinavian sound wirelessly and with ANC

By Max Langridge

Purveyor of fine Scandinavian audio products B&O Play has just released its new flagship pair of headphones, the Beoplay H9. They’re a wireless on-ear design, available in black and argilla grey finishes, so they’ll keep you looking good no matter... Read more

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

Apple's delayed wireless AirPods will finally ship 'over the next few weeks'

By Elyse Betters

Those of you eagerly waiting for Apple's wireless AirPods to launch will be happy to hear they're weeks away from launching.According to MacRumors, which received a forwarded email written by Tim Cook, who was responding to a customer's complaint, Apple... Read more

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

Apple adds (Product)Red Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones and Pill+ speakers to charity line

By Rik Henderson

Apple supports the (Product)Red campaign all year round, but in honour of World AIDS Day will offer special editions of popular iOS apps on the App Store for the coming week. It has also announced four new (Product)Red products, including a couple of... Read more

Black Friday Sale: Get money off the sweatproof Mpow Goshawk Bluetooth headphones that are perfect for sweaty runners

Black Friday Sale: Get money off the sweatproof Mpow Goshawk Bluetooth headphones that are perfect for sweaty runners

By Pocket-lint Promotion

 Mpow Goshawk If you're a runner or an avid gym goer, you probably wear headphones. But are they the right headphones for you to wear, especially if you sweat a lot? Mpow Goshawk believes it's the right choice for you. Here's everything you need to know... Read more

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

Marshall launches new wireless on-ear cans called Mid Bluetooth

By Elyse Betters

Marshall has a new pair of wireless cans just in time for the holiday season.The headphones, called Mid Bluetooth, follows the Major II in Marshall's line of Bluetooth-ready headphones, so if that's any indication, they should be loud, with plenty of... Read more

B&O BeoPlay H7 review: Not at the top of its game
3.5 stars

B&O BeoPlay H7 review: Not at the top of its game

By Mike Lowe

Headphones have been passing through the office in abundance of late, so when the Bang & Olufsen H8 over-ear cans arrived we were expecting something special. The Danish company’s top-end H8 cans are some of the best we’ve heard, but can the step-down... Read more

Don't expect those wireless Apple AirPods to launch anytime soon

Don't expect those wireless Apple AirPods to launch anytime soon

By Elyse Betters

Contrary to what Apple first said, the AirPods won't launch this month.When Apple unveiled its wireless AirPods in September, it said they would be available in late October. The world therefore expected Apple to announce during its 27 October event... Read more

Monster Elements review: Bass by the bucket load
3.0 stars

Monster Elements review: Bass by the bucket load

By Cam Bunton

In a world where headphones are worn almost like jewellery, rather than be fine examples of craftsmanship and audio balance, it's no surprise to see brands like Monster take advantage.The company's latest wireless offering, the Elements over-ear, is so... Read more

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo
4.0 stars

Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones review: Bass solo

By Stuart Miles

Beats has been pretty quiet of late, but with the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 the company has released four new headphones - including an update to its popular Solo range. The Solo 3 headphones come with Apple's new W1 chip inside, promising... Read more

Ditching the DAC: Audio-Technica DSR9BT Bluetooth headphones go all-digital with Pure Digital Drive tech

Ditching the DAC: Audio-Technica DSR9BT Bluetooth headphones go all-digital with Pure Digital Drive tech

By Mike Lowe

If you're looking for a pair of high quality Bluetooth headphones to make the most of your tracks then Audio-Technica looks like it has just the ticket: the ATH-DSR9BT (and little brother ATH-DRS7BT).These new cans ditch the DAC - that's the digital-to-analogue... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless review: Bluetooth without compromise

By Rik Henderson

How do you improve one of the best pair of headphones on the market? Make them wireless that's how.The Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ears have been a favourite of ours since their release in 2013. They have held their own against many competitors in the over-ear... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless review: Big on the bass
4.0 stars

V-Moda Crossfade Wireless review: Big on the bass

By Mike Lowe

Bassheads rejoice, here's another headphone for your contemplation: the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless - which appear somewhere between gaming headset, DJ cans and out-and-about over-ears - are snug fitting, comfortable and boast a solid build.And, as the... Read more

Fiil Diva review: Nothing diva about these Bluetooth headphones
4.0 stars

Fiil Diva review: Nothing diva about these Bluetooth headphones

By Cam Bunton

Fiil makes a lot of bold claims about its Diva headphones: they're the first to have 3D audio, voice search and noise cancelling all in the one package.The feature list and styling are certainly attractive, but do these headphones make for a product that's... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion
4.5 stars

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion

By Rik Henderson

When it comes to travelling, Bose has long been the headphones king. Its QuietComfort range, with active noise-cancellation (ANC), has improved flights and train rides immeasurably over the years.That's because the US firm's ANC technology is considered... Read more

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users
4.0 stars

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users

By Cam Bunton

With Apple having famously ditched the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7, we're just on the cusp of audio companies rushing to flood the market. Among this first wave is JBL, with one of the first pairs of Lightning-equipped wired in-ear headphones.They cost... Read more