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Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

By Luke Edwards

Sennheiser has announced its partnership with Phonebloks, the development group that helped create Google's Project Ara modular phone idea.The modular phone will feature "bloks" that can be removed and replaced to upgrade or fix the device without having... Read more

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

By Rik Henderson

Speculation on a possible $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple has been rife since reports emerged last night. However, official confirmation is not expected until the deal goes through, most likely next week.That hasn't stopped Dr Dre... Read more

Apple in talks to buy Beats Audio for $3.2B, deal could be announced next week

Apple in talks to buy Beats Audio for $3.2B, deal could be announced next week

By Elyse Betters

Apple could announce next week that it has closed a deal on what would be its largest acquisition to date: a $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics.Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records, and Dr. Dre, a hip-hop music producer, founded... Read more

Apple heart-rate monitoring EarPods with iBeacon tech weren't real, says hoax starter

Apple heart-rate monitoring EarPods with iBeacon tech weren't real, says hoax starter

By Elyse Betters

It appears Apple may not be developing EarPods that can read heart rates and blood pressure after all.In a rather bizarre (though not surprising) turn of events, the source who leaked an alleged story last week about Apple working on EarPods with Biometric... Read more

Apple EarPods may read heart rate and blood pressure, to arrive with iOS 8 in June ahead of iWatch

Apple EarPods may read heart rate and blood pressure, to arrive with iOS 8 in June ahead of iWatch

By Luke Edwards

Apple could be preparing to unveil a new set of EarPods that read a user's heart rate and blood pressure, as soon as this June. It could be a "gateway product" to ease users into the coming iWatch.The claim that these EarPods will come with health tracking... Read more

Sennheiser Speakerphones should offer a great looking, and sounding, way to make calls

Sennheiser Speakerphones should offer a great looking, and sounding, way to make calls

By Luke Edwards

Sennheiser has launched a new range of Speakerphones in the SP 10 and SP 20 range that look gorgeous and, it claims, sound great too. They double as music speakers between calls too.The lightweight and portable speakerphones have already won 2014 Red... Read more

Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freak headphones now available in UK with orange finish

Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freak headphones now available in UK with orange finish

By Elyse Betters

Denon's latest version of the AH-W150 headphones, which originally launched a couple years ago, are now available for purchase in the UK with the brand name Exercise Freak and an orange finish.The Exercise Freak In-Ear headphones actually come in a range... Read more

Samsung announces Level, its new mobile audio range of headphones and speakers

Samsung announces Level, its new mobile audio range of headphones and speakers

By Luke Edwards

Samsung has officially announced its Level range of mobile audio products for international release. These "premium audio products" include Bluetooth speakers and headphones.The new categories comprise: Level Over headphones, Level On headphones, Level... Read more

Sol Republic Relays review
5.0 stars

Sol Republic Relays review

By Ian Morris

We loved the Sol Republic Calvin Harris tuned over-the-ear headphones that we reviewed last year. In fact we loved them so much that we nominated them for an award. What made those headphones so special was that they were a perfect package of sound quality,... Read more

Tonino Lamborghini in-ear headphones designed for high-quality sound, even during sport

Tonino Lamborghini in-ear headphones designed for high-quality sound, even during sport

By Luke Edwards

Tonino Lamborghini is the same brand that brought us the Antares luxury phones. Now the son of Lamborghini cars owner is moving into earphones with a new range to cover all needs.At the top end of the new range is the Quantum HL-01 in-ears. These are... Read more

Hands-on: Jawbone Era review

Hands-on: Jawbone Era review

By Luke Edwards

Bluetooth headsets have been around for years, but only now in the age of multiple mics, fast charging and low power Bluetooth 4.0 are they really becoming an all day gadget.Jawbone, one of the pioneers of Bluetooth headsets, has just released its new... Read more

Next gen Apple EarPods could feature accelerometers and improved voice recognition

Next gen Apple EarPods could feature accelerometers and improved voice recognition

By Luke Edwards

Apple's next generation of EarPod headphones could feature accelerometers that help detect voice input more accurately. They will be smart enough to detect vibrations in the user's bone or tissue that result from talking.The upgraded EarPods have appeared... Read more

Sony claims MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel wireless headphones are world's first

Sony claims MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel wireless headphones are world's first

By Luke Edwards

Sony is offering a cinematic surround sound experience with its new MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel digital surround sound headphones. It claims, as of today, this is a world first.While the name might not sound so great the headphones themselves promise impressive... Read more

Could Monster's 24K gold and platinum PowerCard phone chargers be most expensive out there?

Could Monster's 24K gold and platinum PowerCard phone chargers be most expensive out there?

By Rik Henderson

Monster has crafted 10 limited edition smartphone chargers that you might be interested in, if you have more than a grand burning a hole in your pocket.Stocked exclusively at Harrods, the 10 Monster PowerCards are split into five plated in 24K gold and... Read more

Philips, Armin van Buuren team together for A5-Pro DJ headphones

Philips, Armin van Buuren team together for A5-Pro DJ headphones

By Jake Smith

Philips and DJ star Armin van Buuren have paired together for a pair of A5-Pro professional DJ headphones, designed to meet the needs of a globe-trotting DJ.Van Buuren and Philips collaborated on the headphones to combine an aluminum close-back fit with... Read more

Quiksilver QS-1 HD headphones let your mates plug in and listen too

Quiksilver QS-1 HD headphones let your mates plug in and listen too

By Luke Edwards

After Quiksilver's success appearing on JBL headphones and opening its recording studio, the surf company has created its own headphones, the QS-1 HD.The QS-1 HD features a "Sharing Plug" that allows others to plug into the headphones and piggy-pack the... Read more

Denon's Music Mania series adds AH-C120 and AH-C50 in-ear headphones

Denon's Music Mania series adds AH-C120 and AH-C50 in-ear headphones

By Elyse Betters

Audio device maker Denon has introduced two new in-ear headphones within its Music Maniac series,  the AH-C120 and AH-C50.The AH-C120 Music Maniac in-ear headphones feature 11.5 mm drivers tuned to a Flat EQ, a "hybrid metal" housing that cuts out resonance... Read more

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

By Jake Smith

Turtle Beach, one of the leaders in game audio, has unveiled the Ear Force Titanfall Atlas headset due out just in time for Titanfall's launch on the Xbox One on 11 March.The Titanfall Atlas headset boasts high quality sound, so you can hear heavily-armoured,... Read more

Plantronics BackBeat Fit brings Bluetooth stereo to exercise

Plantronics BackBeat Fit brings Bluetooth stereo to exercise

By Luke Edwards

Plantronics is best know for Bluetooth headsets, but since the BackBeat Go 2 launched it's been doing well with Bluetooth stereo headsets. Now the Plantronics BackBeat Fit has been unveiled at MWC.The sports headphones offer a sweat-resistant, highly... Read more

Nutz Pro Headphones review
4.0 stars

Nutz Pro Headphones review

By Mike Lowe

It's the era of Beats headphones, of statement audio wear. That's why big and sometimes brash over-ear cans are a popular move at the moment. Enter Nutz, a relatively new brand - it's only been around for 18-months - that has seemingly taken its inspirational... Read more

Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold

Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes studio headphones, earbuds and Pill in black and gold

By Elyse Betters

Beats Electronics has collaborated with designer Alexander Wang on a limited-edition collection of custom Beats products.The Beats X Alexander Wang collection includes the Beats Studio headphones, Urbeats ear buds and the Beats Pill. Each piece is cloaked... Read more

Dash earbuds store music, track heart rate and oxygen levels and work as a Bluetooth headset

Dash earbuds store music, track heart rate and oxygen levels and work as a Bluetooth headset

By Luke Edwards

Dash earbuds are a huge jump forward in earphone technology. They manage to cram in wireless Bluetooth 4.0 aptX connectivity, 4GB storage, touch-sensitive controls, and fitness tracking including heart rate and oxygen level monitoring.Dash is currently... Read more

LG's Heart Rate Earphones gain regulatory approval, could launch in US soon

LG's Heart Rate Earphones gain regulatory approval, could launch in US soon

By Jake Smith

LG's heart rate-tracking earphones have gained regulatory approval in the US, after crossing the desk of the FCC on Tuesday.When LG took the wraps off the Heart Rate Earphones alongside its Lifeband Touch in January, a release date wasn't provided. The... Read more

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review
5.0 stars

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review

By Ian Morris

Gaming headsets, at first glance, might seem like the sort of thing that aren't of interest to most people unless you're a hardcore gamer. But we've been using the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 for a while now, and we have to say, we think there's a lot... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins teams with Maserati for special-edition blue P5 headphones

Bowers & Wilkins teams with Maserati for special-edition blue P5 headphones

By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins and car manufacturer Maserati have partnered to bring you a special-edition pair of P5 portable headphones. The company's already share a good working relationship, with the audio brand providing tuned in-car audio systems for the Maserati... Read more

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

By Rik Henderson

Monster has partnered with Adidas to bring the sports brand's iconic Adidas Original style and branding to a new line-up of headphones.Adidas Originals has long been associated with street cool and retro sportswear, including the track jackets and clothing... Read more

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

By Mike Lowe

We all know that feeling when you want to watch telly but fear the volume will keep others awake. You could wear headphones but probably don't have a wire long enough. Now Turtle Beach has acquired Parametric Sound Corporation's know-how to make that... Read more

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

By Mike Lowe

In among the sea of headphones on show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP were one of those that most caught our attention, because they've got a built-in amplifier and volume control.You can... Read more

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

By Stuart Miles

Monster has announced a new range of fashion-centric covers/bands for its inspiration range of Monster headphones.The new bands include one that looks like a peacock-like fascinator headpiece and would be perfect for Royal Ascot (Pocket-lint's home town).... Read more

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

By Mike Lowe

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas everything seems to sparkle. Including Bang & Olufsen’s latest gold-finish BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones. Very tasty.Being the design brand it’s known to be, the B&O BeoPlay H3 was designed by Jakob Wagner,... Read more

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

By Luke Edwards

Damson has announced it's first over-the-ear headphones that wirelessly transmit music to your inner ear through vibrations.The Damson Headbones rest on the temporal bone behind or in front of the ear, where vibrations are sent through the skull to the... Read more

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

By Britta O'Boyle

Panasonic has announced the RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling headphones and the RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless headphones at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.The RP-HC800 headphones feature the company’s Active Noise Cancelling System, along with improved Feedback Noise... Read more

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

By Luke Edwards

LG has announced its new Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset which it developed with Harman International for JBL Signature Sound quality.The Tone Ultra isn't just focused on delivering good sound, it also offers Voiceover LTE calls for all your data chat apps... Read more

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

By Chris Hall

What do get when you cross Grado Labs, Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood? An exquisite pair of headphones, that's what.In something of an unusual partnership, Elijah Wood and his DJ partner Zach Cowie worked with the Bushmills Irish Whiskey... Read more

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has introduced a new pair of earbuds - and they look, um, interesting.The earbuds, called simply Buds, feature some sort of neck collar that support the actual earbuds, which are described as ear stems, making them feel lightweight. Motorola... Read more

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

By Luke Edwards

Now the design smarts of the Nokia Lumia can be matched with the Philippe Starck designed Parrot Zik headphones because they have a Windows Phone app. And while Parrot was building that app the AR.Drone 2.0 got a Windows friendly app too.READ: Parrot... Read more

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

By Elyse Betters

British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has a new box set featuring four pairs of P3 headphones, and it's called Spectrum of Sound.Landing just in time for Christmas, the box set notably features all four colours (red, blue, black and white) together for... Read more

Focal Spirit Classic 'Hot Chocolate' headphones announced for all fans of high quality sound

Focal Spirit Classic 'Hot Chocolate' headphones announced for all fans of high quality sound

By Luke Edwards

Focal, a brand well known to audiophiles, has just announced its Spirit Classic headphones. We particularly like that they come in a “Hot Chocolate finish”. But there’s way more packed in there than just a pretty colour.These are aimed at real music... Read more

Bowers and Wilkins P7 review
5.0 stars

Bowers and Wilkins P7 review

By Rik Henderson

For all its audiophile heritage and reputation as something of a style connoisseur, it is strange that Bowers & Wilkins has until now abstained from competing in the higher-end headphone space with the launch of its B&W P7 over-ears.Don’t get us wrong,... Read more

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris
5.0 stars

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris

By Ian Morris

When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary?But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had... Read more

Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones

Onkyo shows its love for iPhone and iPad with dedicated ES-CTI300 and IE-CTI300 headphones

By Rik Henderson

Onkyo has announced two new pairs of headphones specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners.The Onkyo ES-CTI300 pair are on-ear 'phones with two 40mm titanium drivers backed by high-capacity bass chambers encased in lightweight aluminium.... Read more

Bang & Olufsen introduces special-edition green BeoPlay H6 headphones

Bang & Olufsen introduces special-edition green BeoPlay H6 headphones

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has added a new special-edition colour scheme to its BeoPlay H6 headphone range. Previously available in "natural" (silver and cream) and black colours, the cans now also come in fetching agave green.According to the company, the fashion... Read more

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

By Mike Lowe

Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist.Enter the AKG K812.... Read more

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review
4.5 stars

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review

By Ian Morris

Denon has a good range of headphones. No matter what you're looking to spend, the firm has something that will fit, and we're honestly yet to find a pair that don't sound great - even at the lower end of the price range. The AH-D340 over-ears are no exception.We... Read more

Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

By Rik Henderson

The original black and silver Zik by Starck headphones from Parrot have been around for a while now - we saw them at CES in January. However, brand new and shipping on 1 October are three new colour schemes. And two of them are perfect matches for two... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ear headphones announced to sit at top of the line-up

Bowers & Wilkins P7 over-ear headphones announced to sit at top of the line-up

By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins has announced a new pair of headphones that immediately sit on top of its illustrious range. Dubbed Bowers & Wilkins P7, the new pair are the first from the British audio specialist to fit over the ear rather than on or inside.They are... Read more

Bower & Wilkins P3 headphones get a lick of rouge in red makeover

Bower & Wilkins P3 headphones get a lick of rouge in red makeover

By Luke Edwards

The supremely excellent Bower & Wilkins P3 headphones are now available in red along with the blue, white and black options already on offer. So if you're a budding vampire and can't stand seeing blood splatter on your white P3s as you dine, you're in... Read more

Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans

Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to quality cans we've been impressed with Sony's prestige MDR-1 over-ear headphones. Now the range has expanded to encompass smaller fit and more budget designs, with the new MDR-10RBT over-ears sitting between the top-spec MDR-1R and also-just-announced... Read more

Jabra Sports Wireless+ headphones with built-in radio gets our ears and hands-on treatment

Jabra Sports Wireless+ headphones with built-in radio gets our ears and hands-on treatment

By Luke Edwards

Jabra has worked with sports professionals to create wireless sports headphones that cater for every active need. With built-in radio, locked in comfort, a resistant body and wireless connections they're spot on for sport.While we couldn't test them too... Read more