headphones

Buy It For Life: Will Your Technology Purchases Last A Decade?

I own one pair of boots. They’re great boots. I know they’ll last me a decade, if I take care of them. I also own a backpack — a very expensive backpack — with a lifetime guarantee that I’m sure I’ll never have to use, because it’s built to last. I’m not really so sure that I can say the same for most of the technology that I own, though.


Sony MDR-10R Australian Review: Headphone Hits And Misses

Sony has a long and prestigious history in the portable headphone market. Since the simple, cheap on-ear headphones bundled with its cassette Walkman players back in the 1980s, the company has had some brilliant (and award-winning) designs at various price points. But they’ve also had some disappointing releases. The MDR-10R kicks some goals, and misses others.


V-Moda XS Headphones Review: Indestructible Cans With Runway Looks

V-Moda, the decade-old veteran of the new-wave of headphones is just launching a fresh set of impressively over-engineered cans. They fit you snug like a tailored suit and last as long as a tank.


Gizmodo Reader Review: Bose QuietComfort 20i Noise Cancelling Headphones

James Harrison is a graduate IT & Systems Officer currently completing his Masters in Business Process Management. Over the course of a day, he’s constantly confronted by noisy people, places and/or devices. He’s also the final winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. James has had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now — and this is his road test experience at drowning out distractions, without actually drowning someone…


Gizmodo Reader Review: Bose QuietComfort 20i Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sam O’Brien works for a software company in a consulting role. Though based in Sydney, he frequently travels around the Asia Pacific region and spends a lot of time participating in phone or Webex sessions — often in noisy cafes, busy airport terminals and chatty offices. Sam was a worthy and ideal winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He’s had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience…


How Sennheiser Designs Serious Headphones For A Smartphone Generation

For decades, German audio company Sennheiser has made some of the best headphones you can buy, regardless of whether you’re trying to keep it thrifty or splurge. In recent years, though, the legacy brand has had to adapt its technology to an era when how consumers listen to music has radically changed.


Gizmodo Reader Review: Bose QuietComfort 20i Noise Cancelling Headphones

Warren King works for a national motorsport organisation, travels frequently, and is an avid gym-goer. Safe to say he spends a lot of time with earbuds securely fastened to his lobes, attempting to isolate himself from the outside world. Warren is also one of three winners in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He’s had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience…


Bose QuietComfort 20i Noise-Cancelling Headphones Review: The Sound Of Silence

There’s nothing worse than having to turn up your giant can headphones to the point of deafness to drown out the idiots sitting around you. You’re ears are now safe from siege thanks to the tiny, handy Bose QuietComfort 20i headphones.


Sennheiser's DJ Cans Get Overhauled For The Rigours Of The Modern Club

Sennheiser’s HD25 DJ headphones are icons. They’re also 25 years old, and up against some tough competition. So Sennheiser took their balanced sound and crammed them into a new line of headphones, lead by the HD8 DJ. Classic sonics, meet the comforts of a new millennium.


Sol Republic's New Sweat-Proof Earbuds Might Be The Most Versatile Yet

Running headphones are for the most part a hideous, utilitarian lot. They stay put when you’re running and don’t short out when you work up a sweat. They probably live in your gym bag. Sol Republic’s new Relays are headphones designed with the simple goal of making a single bud that works for everything and only costs $US80.