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Sony MDR-1R 'prestige headphones'
5.0 stars

Sony MDR-1R 'prestige headphones'

By Mike Lowe

When a company sticks its neck out to brand its headphones as "prestigious" it's got to be pretty confident that they deliver in both the style and sound departments. The Sony MDR-1R over-ear headphones sure do look suave in their brown and silver makeup,... Read more

Turtle Beach Ear Force Sierra pictures and hands-on

Turtle Beach Ear Force Sierra pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Turtle Beach has quite a reputation among gamers for being the go-to guy when it comes to headsets. They aren't cheap, but for serious game fanatics, the payout is usually worth it. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II now hitting the shelves, Turtle Beach... Read more

House of Marley Redemption Song On-Ear Headphones
4.0 stars

House of Marley Redemption Song On-Ear Headphones

By Mike Lowe

House of Marley uses "the power of Bob" to help make its headphones sing. The Redemption Song over-ear cans reviewed here are, like all products in the company's range, named after well known Marley songs. But are these distinctive on-ears as timelessly... Read more

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

By Danny Brogan

Fans of New York can now express their affection for the Big Apple by donning the Snug I Love New York headphones, complete with iconic logo.With New York preparing itself for Hurricane Sandy, Snug - a British company - has secured licensing for the logo,... Read more

Tumi x Monster headphones marks the start of a new partnership

Tumi x Monster headphones marks the start of a new partnership

By Danny Brogan

Audio specialists Monster has partnered with Tumi - a premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories manufacturer - to launch a new brand of headphones, the Tumi x Monster.It may not appear an obvious fit, but the two companies believe Tumi’s focus... Read more

Focal introduces white Spirit One headphones

Focal introduces white Spirit One headphones

By Ian Morris

You know the score, headphones are big business these days with every company pushing its products in the £100 to £200 price range. Focal is no different, introducing the Spirit Ones, which have a whiff of Beats about them. The company has a different... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins offers new colour choices for P5 and C5 headphones

Bowers & Wilkins offers new colour choices for P5 and C5 headphones

By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins now offers two new colour schemes for its hugely popular P5 and C5 headphones. While the new editions retain all of the audio performance characteristics that have impressed the Pocket-lint team in the past, there's more design choice.As... Read more

Philips Fidelio X1 headphones
5.0 stars

Philips Fidelio X1 headphones

By Ian Morris

The biggest sellers in headphones now are earphones, and those Beats-style on-ear jobbies. It makes sense, because most listening happens when you're on the road, and you need something compact and that gives you a bit of isolation from the noise of the... Read more

Klipsch adds Bluetooth to Image One headphone range

Klipsch adds Bluetooth to Image One headphone range

By Rik Henderson

Klipsch has upgraded its Image One headphones and introduced a brand new, wire-free Bluetooth edition to the range. The wired version now features flat earpads and an adjustable leather headband, while the Image One Bluetooth headset is the company's... Read more

LG Tone+ Bluetooth headset sets the way for LTE HD handsfree calling

LG Tone+ Bluetooth headset sets the way for LTE HD handsfree calling

By Danny Brogan

LG has unveiled its next-gen Bluetooth headset that supports Voiceover LTE (VoLTE) calls providing a higher-definition sound when making and receiving handsfree conversations.The LG Tone+ (HBS-730) headset is the follow-up to the original LG Tone and... Read more

Sennheiser U 320 gaming headphones don't care what console you play on

Sennheiser U 320 gaming headphones don't care what console you play on

By Stuart Miles

Sennheiser has announced its first multi-platform gaming headset, the U 320, allowing gamers to switch quickly between consoles or their PC when it comes to playing games without disturbing others.According to Sennheiser, the U 320 headphones have been... Read more

Bose partners with Reebok for sporty SIE2 and SIE2i earphones

Bose partners with Reebok for sporty SIE2 and SIE2i earphones

By Rik Henderson

Bose has broken away from its tried and trusted business-oriented design mentally for its latest headphone range. Having partnered with Reebok, the US audio firm has created the SIE2 and iOS-specific SIE2i earphones with sports fitness and the gym in... Read more

Plantronics Voyager Legend pictures and hands-on

Plantronics Voyager Legend pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Plantronics has announced a successor to its flagship Voyager Pro hands-free kit, the Voyager Legend. The headset has three specially tuned microphones which optimise your voice and lead to the best possible call quality even when in noisy environments.The... Read more

Apple EarPods
4.0 stars

Apple EarPods

By Stuart Miles

If there has been one certainty when it comes to Apple products since the launch of the original iPod, it was that the headphones in the box were rubbish.Not any more, we're happy to report. Apple has "re-invented" the in-the-box earphones, giving them... Read more

Sony Extra Bass charge lead by MDR-XB800, fat beats abound

Sony Extra Bass charge lead by MDR-XB800, fat beats abound

By Chris Hall

Sony has updated its MDR-XB, or extra bass, line of headphones. These headphones are designed to deliver powerful bass without compromise, with a range of styles and models to suit your budget.The MDR-XB800 (pictured above) are the classic XB big fat... Read more

Chameleon Eye headphones: The headphones that stare

Chameleon Eye headphones: The headphones that stare

By Stuart Miles

The Chameleon Eye headphones from British firm Quarkie are perhaps not what you would expect your average headphones to look like. You see, when fitted, they look like the distinctive lizard's eye sticking out of your ear.The Chameleon Eye headphones... Read more

Philips O'Neill The Crash pictures and hands-on

Philips O'Neill The Crash pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

The partnering of Philips and O'Neill has resulted in a new baby. The latest headphones, known simply has The Crash, are the toughest headphones to date.Pitched at those with an active lifestyle, The Crash headphones are designed to withstand pretty much... Read more

Plantronics limited edition GameCom Commander headset is geared for the competitive gamer

Plantronics limited edition GameCom Commander headset is geared for the competitive gamer

By Danny Brogan

Some play games for fun, but for others it’s far more than that. If you fall into the latter category you’ll want to take a look at the Plantronics GameCom Commander headset, an audio kit that could make all the difference in your quest for gaming... Read more

Sennheiser and Adidas team up for headphone range

Sennheiser and Adidas team up for headphone range

By Danny Brogan

Sennheiser and Adidas have joined forces and unveiled five headphones geared towards sports enthusiasts with comfort paramount. Well that and sweat resistance.The headphones have been tested by professional athletes and each offer a different design,... Read more

Etymotic Android app adjusts sound levels after listening to your surroundings

Etymotic Android app adjusts sound levels after listening to your surroundings

By Danny Brogan

Headphone specialists Etymotic has branched out into the Android app world with its StreetSonics application which listens to your surroundings before enabling you to adjust sound levels accordingly.The smart app becomes aware of the ambience around you,... Read more

The Plantronics Bluetooth headsets you won't have to charge for five months

The Plantronics Bluetooth headsets you won't have to charge for five months

By Danny Brogan

Plantronics has unveiled two new Bluetooth headsets that won’t need charging for up to five months, depending on how often you use them.Unveiled at IFA, the Plantronics M55 and M25 are mono headsets that both feature the manufacturer’s new DeepSleep... Read more

Sennheiser IE 800: Audiophile in-ear headphones for Apple and Samsung Galaxy users

Sennheiser IE 800: Audiophile in-ear headphones for Apple and Samsung Galaxy users

By Chris Hall

Sennheiser has announced a number of new sets of headphones to keep you entertained whatever your style.Kicking off the new launches are the Sennheiser IE 800. These are high-fidelity in-ear headphones aimed at audiophiles on the move.There's good news... Read more

Philips Fidelio X1 headphones are built for indoor use

Philips Fidelio X1 headphones are built for indoor use

By Danny Brogan

Philips is targeting the music connoisseur with its Fidelio X1 headphones, a set of audio cans designed to be enjoyed with your home stereo system.That’s not to say the Philips Fidelio X1’s aren’t compatible with smartphone or tablet devices, but... Read more

Logitech releases new Ultimate Ears over-ear headphones range

Logitech releases new Ultimate Ears over-ear headphones range

By Mike Lowe

Logitech has used the IFA trade show in Berlin to announce a trio of new, high-quality over-ear headphones - a first for the Ultimate Ears brand - in the form of the UE 4000, 6000 and 9000 models.Ultimate Ears 4000, which will retail for £80, are the... Read more

Logitech UE 900 in-ear headphones: Pro aspirations, consumer-ish price

Logitech UE 900 in-ear headphones: Pro aspirations, consumer-ish price

By Mike Lowe

Logitech has announced the Ultimate Ears 900, a set of in-ear headphones that want to take your listening to another level.Logitech might not be the first company that pops into your brain when thinking about headphones. That's probably a different story... Read more

Vibe Slick headphones pictures and hands-on

Vibe Slick headphones pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Headphones can be annoying little things. Either you invest in an expensive pair and protect them like you would a small child, or go cheap and expect them to break at any moment, depriving you of music on your trip to work.If you're the sort who likes... Read more

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

Beats headphones sales soar during the Olympics proving guerilla marketing works

By Danny Brogan

Dr Dre has shown that it’s not just the Brits who are winning at this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games. According to John Lewis, sales for the hip-hop mogul’s headphones have increased by 116 per cent.Following an alleged guerrilla campaign that... Read more

Philips Fidelio M1
4.5 stars

Philips Fidelio M1

By Ian Morris

We recently reviewed the Philips Fidelio L1s, and we did like them quite a bit. So these new M1s were greeted with some excitement when they landed on our doorstep. They're about £50 less expensive than the L1s, but still retain that interesting design... Read more

Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones
4.5 stars

Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones

By Chris Hall

The Sony MDR-ZX600 is a set of on-ear headphones. They pick-up on some of the style points of the DJ-specific and more highly specified MDR-V55 headphones we reviewed recently, but arrive at a surprisingly affordable price point.Do Sony's ZX600 deliver... Read more

Beats Pro by Dr. Dre
4.0 stars

Beats Pro by Dr. Dre

By Mike Lowe

If London's 2012 Olympic Games are anything to go by, then there's no chance to forget about Dre. The hip-hop Doc's range of headphones have not only infiltrated a generation, they've made their way to high-profile athletes' ears too. Although, such fun... Read more

London 2012 Olympics athletes banned from wearing Beats by brand police

London 2012 Olympics athletes banned from wearing Beats by brand police

By Rik Henderson

Athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games have been banned from wearing headphones made by anyone other than official partner Panasonic. This includes members of Team GB, who have been spotted during the live broadcasts sporting British-themed... Read more

Denon unveils new headphone line-up with £1,000 headset

Denon unveils new headphone line-up with £1,000 headset

By Danny Brogan

Denon will introduce eight new model headphones before October as part of a new range of audio products from the manufacturer. However, judging by the first two to be revealed, you’ll want to get saving now. The Denon AH-D7100 is the manufacturer’s... Read more

Accutone Pisces headphones
4.0 stars

Accutone Pisces headphones

By Ian Morris

If you've watched the Olympics, then you might have noticed during swimming events the athletes often appear wearing big headphones. It seems to us, more often than not, these are Beats Audio cans. It seems like Dre's headphones are certainly managing... Read more

Monster Inspiration lets you match your headphones to the beat

Monster Inspiration lets you match your headphones to the beat

By Chris Hall

Monster has announced a new set of premium headphones, the Monster Inspiration, and we've already managed to get hands and ears on with them.The name, Inspiration, comes from a design quirk that will let you change the appearance of your 'phones, thanks... Read more

Monster Diamond Tears: Cost a Bob, but promise crystal clarity

Monster Diamond Tears: Cost a Bob, but promise crystal clarity

By Chris Hall

The Monster Diamond Tears were announced back at CES 2012 in January, but we managed to get our hands on them for a quick play.The Monster man told us that the concept had been to recreate the jewellery box experience and opening up the lid sees the headphones... Read more

Jelly Belly headphones make for perfect Jelly Bean smartphone accessory

Jelly Belly headphones make for perfect Jelly Bean smartphone accessory

By Stuart Miles

If you've already got your knickers in a twist about getting the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system from Google on your phone after the Google I/O announcement, then you'll probably explode at the news that Jelly Belly is launching a pair... Read more

Sony XBA-1iP headphones
3.5 stars

Sony XBA-1iP headphones

By Mike Lowe

The kind of headphones that come boxed up with iPods and other devices are, in general, awful. They don’t do their respective devices justice, leak audio, but more importantly they don’t do your listening experience - or your eardrums - justice either.Sony’s... Read more

Harman Kardon launches new headphones range, including NI, BT, CL, AE and NC

Harman Kardon launches new headphones range, including NI, BT, CL, AE and NC

By Mike Lowe

Harman Kardon - the high-end audio manufacturer - has announced its first range of own-brand headphones. The range, which is divided into two in-ear and two over-ear releases, with a fifth over-ear product due in July, is Apple-inspired in design and... Read more

Harman Kardon CL over-ear headphones pictures and hands-on

Harman Kardon CL over-ear headphones pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Amid the barrage of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2012), Harman Kardon - the high-end audio manufacturer - also announced its first range of own-brand headphones that will be available exclusively at Apple Stores. Pocket-lint was on hand... Read more

Atomic Floyd AirJax
3.5 stars

Atomic Floyd AirJax

By Hunter Skipworth

A decent set of headphones for sport is hard to come by. Most of the time you are given a choice: either a set that stays in but sounds terrible, or one that gives you decent audio quality but keeps falling out.We are already fans of Atomic Floyd, having... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones
4.5 stars

Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones

By Mike Lowe

Bowers and Wilkins has a strong reputation when it comes to audio. The company’s speaker systems are enviable (and expensive) and have impressed audiophiles for an age.Enter the B&W P3 over-ear headphones: as part of the P-range, at the top of which... Read more

Sony MDR-V55 headphones
4.5 stars

Sony MDR-V55 headphones

By Chris Hall

Thanks largely to a certain brand of celebrity endorsed headphones, wearing proper headphones in the street is now socially acceptable. The Sony MDR-V55 offer themselves up as "DJ style" so, as Sony puts it, you can take your tracks to the street. The... Read more

Sennheiser HD 700 pictures and ears-on

Sennheiser HD 700 pictures and ears-on

By Chris Hall

The Sennheiser HD 700 headphones sit beneath the flagship Sennheiser HD 800, designed to give high-quality audio performance. We got hands-on with the new headphones at the IFA Global Press Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Like the HD 800, the HD 700... Read more

24ct gold Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones - a snip for a grand

24ct gold Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones - a snip for a grand

By Rik Henderson

Professional bling specialist Crystal Rocked has followed up its range of Swarovski Crystal-adorned Beats Studio headsets with a set purposely designed for the more ostentatious of DJs. Its Beats by Dr Dre Beats Pro headphones come in either black or... Read more

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones
4.5 stars

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones

By Ian Morris

Philips told us it considers itself to be, first and foremost, a high-end audio brand. We've seen some evidence of this in its TVs, to be honest. It's one of few firms that takes TV sound seriously, and the results are always impressive. Its iPod and... Read more

Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio

Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio

By Paul Lamkin

Sennheiser has just upped its true high-end game with the announcement of its audiophile friendly HD 700 headphones.The HD 700s are open, dynamic cans that pack a frequency response of 10 - 42,000Hz and a nominal impedance of 150Ω. They have been designed... Read more