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Shure's New Headphones Are An Audio Legend's Shot At Cheap Cans

It’s not uncommon for people to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair of headphones that aren’t even good, which is why a set of $US40 cans from a company we actually trust sounds pretty darn good.


Bose QuietComfort 25: Australian Review

Bose has been on a tear recently, releasing a bunch of new, hip, fashionable headphones and speakers like the SoundLink Colour and FreeStyle. But the real feather in Bose’s cap has always been its QuietComfort headphones, the object of envy for anyone shuffling through business class on their way to the economy pews. The new QuietComfort 25 is the first update to the legendary headphones in five years, and completely overhauls both design and audio.


Sony Includes A Ring Remote With Its New Underwater Headphones

The biggest issue with wearing all-inclusive wireless headphones like Sony’s new waterproof WS610 series is that the playback controls usually end up sitting somewhere near your ears, and completely out of sight. So to save users from having to fumble around to find volume and track buttons on their heads, Sony has moved them to a wireless ring remote that can be worn on either hand for easy access.


These Tiny Game Boy Headphones Are Wonderful, Even If They Sound Awful

When it comes to buying gadgets and electronics there’s always going to be compromise. To get the features you want, you’ll have to learn to live with things you don’t. Take these headphones, for example. For just $US20, they probably don’t sound amazing, but the inline remote and mic is shaped like an adorably tiny Game Boy. A fair trade-off if I ever heard one.


These Lovely Sony Headphones Hide Bluetooth Inside Minimalist Design

Headphones are gaudy fashion statements these days, which is why it’s nice to see Sony go with a minimalist design that recalls some of its early Walkman cans.


Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To An iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we’d soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad’s digital Lightning port, instead of the analogue headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new Lightning-friendly Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS devices.


Sennheiser Takes A Crack At Beats With Beefy 'Urbanite' Headphones

Storied headphone brand Sennheiser has spent the last few years trying to evolve its design to capitalise on the huge market created by the Beats By Dre juggernaut. The company’s new Urbanite headphones are its most direct shot yet.


Roam Ropes Are Necklace Headphones You Won't Lose

Beats By Dre co-founder Steven Lamar is launching a new brand of lifestyle-oriented headphones today called Roam. Its first product will be Ropes, a set of earbuds that you wear around like necklace when they’re not in use. Well, that’s one solution to the earbuds you’re always losing.


Bose's Classic Noise-Cancelling Cans Just Got A Colourful Redesign

Bose’s noise-cancelling headphones are an iconic staple worn by balding dudes in business classes everywhere. Finally, the company is updating its classic QuietComfort 15 headphones and ditching that stale grey design for something a little more attractive.


Blue Mo-Fi Review: Great-Sounding Headphones That Aren't Quite Great

Blue Microphones is best known for, uh, microphones. And not just any mics; they specialize in the expensive studio kind, well-regarded forsound and design, not the beaters you used in your high school garage band. But while Blue’s headphones pop, they’re not much for getting around.


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