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Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?
4.0 stars

Sony MDR-1ABT review: Bluetooth bliss?

By Mike Lowe

Sony makes a variety of MDR-1 headphones, from the excellent "standard" model, through to an older overpriced noise-cancelling model and, now, with the arrival of the MDR-1ABT, a wireless Bluetooth version.Built around the familiar design complete with... Read more

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

By Mike Lowe

Not all headphones are made equal. The AKG N90Q epitomise this by offering a number of technological firsts – including TruNote, the ability to read your ears for a bespoke listen – paired with the stamp of approval from legendary producer Quincy... Read more

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

By Luke Edwards

Jabra has unveiled its latest sports wireless earbuds, the Sport Coach. This is the follow-up to the Sport Pulse which impressed the tech world last year.The new in-ears don't feature the heart rate monitor of the Pulse which drops the price considerably.... Read more

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

By Elyse Betters

Turtle Beach returned to E3 with new headsets for PC and console gamers, so of course Pocket-lint stopped by the company's huge booth on the show floor to see it had on display and behind closed doors.Starting off with the Ear Force Stealth 420X and 450,... Read more

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

By Luke Edwards

Beats headphones are extremely well marketed, which is why you see them everywhere. But you don't hear everything there is to know about them.A recent teardown by Medium has found that 30 per cent of the weight in Solo headphones is actually from four... Read more

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

By Luke Edwards

Following on from Jabra's multi-award winning Pulse earbuds come the latest Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds. These have built-in motion sensing to offer real-time cross training coaching.The great thing about the first Pulse was its ability to measure... Read more

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

By Elyse Betters

Gioteck is at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where it has unveiled a new range of headsets called the FL Series.Pocket-lint got a chance to see some of the headsets within the range in person at the show. We were told the different models on display weren't... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 review: Bang & Oh... the price
4.0 stars

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 review: Bang & Oh... the price

By Mike Lowe

In the hunt for a decent pair of headphones it's logical to select a well-known brand such as Bang & Olufsen. The Danish high-end audio manufacturer's most recent noise-cancelling on-ear headphones, the BeoPlay H8, certainly look the part, but with a... Read more

Denon AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: Wireless, noise cancelling and comfortable (hands-on)

Denon AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: Wireless, noise cancelling and comfortable (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon announced the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser headphones in April of this year, which it described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted ambient noise and all without the hassle of... Read more

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

By Rik Henderson

Beats might well be the headphone brand of choice when it comes to making a fashion statement, but the Pioneer SE-Master1 will make that statement louder and more pronounced.Not only are the flagship headphones handmade and offer super high-end acoustic... Read more

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

By Elyse Betters

Audio device maker Denon has announced new wireless, noise-cancelling headphones.Called the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser, the new model is described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted... Read more

Damson Audio Headbones use bone conduction to deliver your music

Damson Audio Headbones use bone conduction to deliver your music

By Britta O'Boyle

Damson has announced the launch and availability of the Headbones wireless bone conduction headphones in the UK, which allow the user to listen to their music while leaving their ears open to hear their surroundings. The Headbones use the temporal... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones review: Neutral over-ears are positively priced
5.0 stars

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 headphones review: Neutral over-ears are positively priced

By Mike Lowe

We've been seeing over-ear headphones rain from the skies over the last couple of years, as one of the fastest expanding areas in tech. With new names entering the fold, the long-time established brands, such as Audio-Technica, are fighting back with... Read more

Parrot Zik Sport smart headphones offer heart rate monitor, noise cancelling and more

Parrot Zik Sport smart headphones offer heart rate monitor, noise cancelling and more

By Luke Edwards

Parrot has unveiled its latest Zik headphones that move away the from Zik 2.0 comfort over ears into the active world with its Zik Sport.The Parrot Zik Sport, unveiled at CES 2015, are wireless Bluetooth headphones that sit over the head and fit snuggly... Read more

Tonino Lamborghini Quantum HL-01 review: Raging bull
4.0 stars

Tonino Lamborghini Quantum HL-01 review: Raging bull

By Chris Hall

Tonino Lamborghini isn't a name in audio that you'll recognise. In fact, you'll probably need a little schooling to learn that this isn't Automobili Lamborghini, the car company. It is the same family, however, with the founder (Tonino himself) devoting... Read more

Hush smart earplugs actively cancel noise and intelligently wake you for perfect sleep

Hush smart earplugs actively cancel noise and intelligently wake you for perfect sleep

By Luke Edwards

Hush is a new Kickstarter project that aims to offer people the best sleep possible thanks to active noise cancellation and more.The Hush smart earplugs actively record noise and play the opposite sound waves in order to create true silence. But they... Read more

Plantronics Backbeat Pro review: Belting Bluetooth headphones
4.5 stars

Plantronics Backbeat Pro review: Belting Bluetooth headphones

By Luke Edwards

Plantronics has come a long way from making mobile phone headsets for city slickers. It's latest over-ear creation is the BackBeat Pro, wireless Bluetooth headphones crammed with great features including active noise cancellation.But does a company best... Read more

From this photo you’ll never guess who's the new face of Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones

From this photo you’ll never guess who's the new face of Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones

By Luke Edwards

Did you guess Parrot Zik 2.0 had Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst as its new ambassador?The second generation of Zik represents an improvement on an already impressive set of headphones. Zik 2.0 are 17 per cent lighter than their predecessor... Read more

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

By Elyse Betters

Apple-owned Beats has a set of wireless Solo2 headphones in the works, according to new documents that recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission.The FCC documents don't reveal too much apart from the fact that the headphones are... Read more

Philips Fidelio M2BT review: Small Bluetooth headphones deliver big sound
4.0 stars

Philips Fidelio M2BT review: Small Bluetooth headphones deliver big sound

By Mike Lowe

In our hunt for the best headphones we've been donning the Philips Fidelio M2BT Bluetooth wireless on-ears to see whether these cans deliver audio that defies their small scale.As the update to the earlier Fidelio M1BT, the latest generation M2BT makes... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio
5.0 stars

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio

By Mike Lowe

If you're looking for a pair of over-ear headphones to wear at home, but don't want to break the bank, and aren't interested in bass-boosted unnatural listening, then the Audio-Technica M50x are a definite contender.Whether or not the Japanese manufacturer... Read more

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance
4.5 stars

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance

By Mike Lowe

Every manufacturer seems to be after a slice of the headphones market and AKG's approach with the Y50 on-ears is very savvy indeed.When we started testing the AKG Y50 headphones we assumed they were in the £150 price category based on their finish alone.... Read more

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears
5.0 stars

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears

By Luke Edwards

Jabra isn't new to the Bluetooth earphones game, but it's a company leading the way. The Jabra Pulse is a fine example: more than just a pair of wireless sports earphones, it's also an advanced personal trainer that tracks your heart rate and blood oxygen... Read more

Sony MDR-1A review:  A-class over-ear headphones
5.0 stars

Sony MDR-1A review: A-class over-ear headphones

By Mike Lowe

It was two years ago we were first introduced to the Sony MDR range, headed-up by the self-proclaimed "prestige" MDR-1R headphones. We had to hand it to Sony, though, despite sounding almost pompous they were very impressive over-ears, delivering quality... Read more

Sennheiser Urbanite review
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Urbanite review

By Mike Lowe

With the headphones market booming we've often seen increasing price tags for products that don't always mean better sound or build quality. Not so the Sennheiser Urbanite on-ear headphones: these affordable £150 cans don't scrimp on sound, style or... Read more

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to iPhone and iPad via Lightning connector for 24-bit DAC sound

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to iPhone and iPad via Lightning connector for 24-bit DAC sound

By Luke Edwards

Philips is making the bold claim that its Fidelio M2L headphones are the first on the market that can connect to an Apple iPhone or iPod via the Lightning connector. For this reason they're able to deliver high-quality 24-bit Digital to Analogue Conversion... Read more

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

When the name "Samsung Gear Circle" first leaked it lead many to believe that the Korean company was about to announce its own round smartwatch, much like the Motorola Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. Instead, Samsung unveiled a curved display watch that looks... Read more

Bose QC 25 noise-cancelling headphones now out for preorder, replacing QC 15 headphones

Bose QC 25 noise-cancelling headphones now out for preorder, replacing QC 15 headphones

By Elyse Betters

Bose has announced a new pair noice-cancelling headphones, appropriately called the QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.The company said the new over-the-ear headphones, which will replace the popular QuietComfort 15 headphones, feature... Read more

Sennheiser unveils premium Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones

Sennheiser unveils premium Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones

By Luke Edwards

Sennheiser has revealed two new sets of headphones from the IFA tradeshow in Berlin. The Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones.The Momentum In-Ear headphones offer a new acoustic design with what Sennhieser calls "class leading transducer technology".... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

By Mike Lowe

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 is the update to one of our favourite over-ear headphones in recent years. Adding new drivers based on those found in the top-spec P7 series, the P5 S2 promises big sound from its small scale.These drivers are described by... Read more

Samsung Level Over headphones review
3.5 stars

Samsung Level Over headphones review

By Mike Lowe

Headphones are everywhere right now, from established brand names to apparent armies of newcomers busying the market. So when a big name like Samsung releases a new flagship series of headphones boasting "superior HD organic sound" - whatever that means... Read more

Jabra Sport Pulse uses clinical grade HR sensor and O2 metre to personally train you

Jabra Sport Pulse uses clinical grade HR sensor and O2 metre to personally train you

By Luke Edwards

Jabra has unveiled its latest wireless earbuds that are made with sports in mind featuring a built-in heart rate monitor and aerobic capacity measure.Unlike other devices on the market this heart rate monitor is medical grade meaning it's super accurate.... Read more

Ted Baker Rockall review
4.0 stars

Ted Baker Rockall review

By Chris Hall

Ted Baker has fashionably stepped into audio, bringing with it with a range of bespoke device designs. The Rockall headphones - named after the location on The Shipping Forecast - are of the over-ear variety, designed to appeal to those with an eye (and... Read more

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

By Britta O'Boyle

Bang & Olufsen has announced it is expanding its BeoPlay H6 headphones range with three new limited edition models designed especially for the autumn/winter season.The headphones have been released in a number of special editions in the past, including... Read more

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

By Elyse Betters

Apple has officially acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion.The company announced the news through a message posted on its website. Although Apple still didn't indicate what it had in store for Beats now that it owns the headphone maker, it did welcome... Read more

Bose slaps Apple's Beats with suit over noise-cancelling headphones

Bose slaps Apple's Beats with suit over noise-cancelling headphones

By Elyse Betters

Oh, look...Apple is being sued again. Kind of.Headphone and speaker manufacturer Bose has filed suit against Beats, another headphone and speaker manufactuer that Apple is currently in the process of acquiring but still needs regulatory approval.Beats... Read more

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

By Rik Henderson

During John Lewis' Christmas in July event Pocket-lint had the chance to finally check out the new Monster Adidas Originals over-ear headphones that the company hopes will grow into as large a brand for it as Beats once was.There are certainly similar... Read more

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

By Rik Henderson

Soul Electronics has grown in the US over the last few years as a valid alternative to Beats and now its first UK range of headphones have come to the UK.Available through Amazon, the brand associated with Ludacris, Psy, Tim Tebow and Usain Bolt has... Read more

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

By Luke Edwards

Wireless earphones have been getting smaller and more popular, even Beats has joined the wireless party recently. But they're still not what we want. They still aren't small enough to be totally cable free, until now, thanks to Earin.The Earin earbuds,... Read more

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

By Elyse Betters

There's a new project on Kickstarter called Headbones that aims to revolutionise the headphone industry, with a new Bluetooth-enabled product based on bone conduction.James Talbot of UK-based Damson Audio has developed bone-conducting headphones that... Read more

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

By Luke Edwards

Wireless earphones were once large and power consuming, but now with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and some clever design they're finally worth owning.  Beats has thrown its set out there with the Powerbeats2 Wireless.The Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones offer the... Read more

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500x Xbox One headset, Elite 800 PS4 headset, and more pictures and hands-on

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500x Xbox One headset, Elite 800 PS4 headset, and more pictures and hands-on

By Elyse Betters

Headset manufacturer Turtle Beach has unveiled an entirely new range of headsets at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, where Pocket-lint was on hand to get an in-depth walkthrough of all the upcoming gaming peripherals.The new headsets announced are for the Xbox... Read more

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon has shown off a number of new products at its European Developer Conference in Marbella, including additions to its Music Maniac headphones.While the headphones on display were pre-production samples, we got the chance to have a quick feel and play... Read more

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

By Rik Henderson

The Apple Beats acquisition may now be confirmed, but the deal still has a few hoops to jump through before it is ratified and the company is a bone fide Apple concern.Until then, it is business as usual for Beats Electronics and it has followed up the... Read more

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

By Dan Sung

In 2010 Pocket-lint flew to New York to interview Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine to talk about the Beats Audio headphones launch.Although promised a long interview slot with the two founders about gadgets, tech, and the new headphones, the 3-day trip ultimately... Read more

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

By Chris Hall

Apple has today confirmed the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, taking both the music streaming service and the headphone and speaker hardware business.The acquisition will cost Apple $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion is the purchase price,... Read more

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

By Rik Henderson

Apple is allegedly spitting feathers over the original leak that it is considering buying music hardware and streaming brand Beats Electronics, Dr Dre's subsequent foul-mouthed boasts about the deal too.According to US music charts company Billboard,... Read more

B&O offers custom Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 models in Pepsi 'Live for Now' collection

B&O offers custom Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 models in Pepsi 'Live for Now' collection

By Chris Hall

B&O Play has partnered with Pepsi to produce some exclusive designs of its Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 headphones as part of Pepsi's "Live for Now" Capsule Collection.The custom B&O Play models will feature artwork from Ricardo AKN, Merijn Hos, Zosen and... Read more

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

By Rik Henderson

Monster has broken silence about the alleged talks between Apple and Beats Electronics over the potential acquisition of the audio brand. And it's no fairy tale ending for CEO Noel Lee and the company.Monster lost the intellectual property and manufacturing... Read more

Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition

Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition

By Elyse Betters

Apple's acquisition of Beats could partly be an acqui-hire, it's claimed.Billboard has reported that Apple will introduce Beats' co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as new company executives at WWDC 2014 in June. Citing unnamed people familiar with the... Read more