Apple's AirPods are pretty cool. They're miniscule and work very well, even if they do look like the head of an electric toothbrush. But if you don't like Apple gear, there are alternatives out there that do the same thing. Sometimes these tiny wireless in-ears are referred to as 'hearables', but whatever you want to call them we've got a list of three of our favourites — all completely wireless, and all with their own tiny charging cases.
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Have you ever thought "my wireless earphones are just too big?" Have you ever thought "man, I wish my headphones told me their battery life whenever I switched them on?" Have you ever thought "I wish I could listen to all my music through one earphone, so I don't need to wear both?" Apple's new AirPods solve a lot of these problems. Problems I'm not entirely sure needed to be solved, but problems nonetheless.
Thanks to Onkyo, throwing on a pair of fancy rose gold Beats headphones is no longer a status symbol. Compared to Onkyo's new Diamond Headphones which will be available — to a select few — for somewhere around $US100,000 ($137,188), those rose gold ear goggles you were so proud of might as well be just another boring pair of white iPhone earbuds.
It's that time of year again — time for the biggest technology companies in the world to gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The week-long gadget extravaganza always proves to be a complete circus. It's the one place people can go to see the newest technology in basically every imaginable category: Drones, TVs, speakers, headphones, virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, robots and dozens of other crazy concepts. It's where company's show us their biggest ideas about the future of consumer tech.
Sweat and electronics usually don’t mix—unless you’re sporting these Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones. Engineered to power through moisture and put out crisp, clear audio, these headphones are perfect for fueling your workouts.
Once in a while, a company takes all the good bits from its previous products and puts them together in a new one, one that hits the mark just right. Sony's newest headphones have all the noise-cancelling smarts of older MDR-series headsets, add a bunch of genuinely useful extras, and bring the fight to Bose's best QuietComforts with superior sound quality both wired and wireless.
Upgrading to wireless audio doesn’t have to cost a fortune — at least not while the Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones are around. These premium earbuds are designed to fuel your day with hours of tangle-free audio.
Noted gadget-liker Will.i.am has yet another new product for us: Bluetooth headphones with a preposterous name.
I am listening to music at all times. Always. I've missed whole memos of verbal information and dodged countless potentially life-changing conversations. I've been the guy in a bar with headphones on. And carrying me through this blissful solitude was a pair of indestructible $10 corded earbuds that I knew to sound only kind of good. Wireless earbuds usually market themselves towards the sporty, sweat-prone types, and I'd yet to find a pair that could also help me tune out the world 24 hours a day. That's still not the case, but the Jaybird X3 comes pretty damn close.
Back in September, Apple promised us that AirPods would be released at the end of October. Well, it's the end of October. Where the hell are our AirPods? Not in your ears, that's for sure.
Over-ear headphones are great for audio quality, but tough to carry around. That is, until the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones came around.
Monoprice has always been known for making cheap, high-quality gear. But now the company is taking that approach to higher-end audio products with its new Monolith line.
When Apple stopped including disk drives on its desktop computers, the world barely batted an eye. When DVD-ROMs were removed from the MacBook, few cared. But the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is a clear indicator that the apocalypse is upon us. But don't freak out just yet, we're going to help you deal.
Apple's attempt to convince us that a headphone jack-less iPhone 7 wasn't a terrible thing created a whole new uproar when it became clear how easy it would be to lose the new $229 wireless AirPods. But don't worry, there's an easy solution to that problem too: A $US10 ($13) wire that negates all that inconvenient wirelessness.