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Bluetooth Has Finally Outsold Wired Headphones In The US

When Bluetooth headphones first hit the market in the mid-2000s, it was a good idea to steer clear. The sound was discernibly worse. Connection problems were abundant, and they were expensive. But a decade later, consumer research firm NPD Group says that Bluetooth headphones have finally outsold their wired competition in the US.


These Shiny New Earbuds For Your iPhone Use A Lightning Cable

The Apple-only 3SIXT Digital Lightning Buds are here, designed to offer “pure digital sound” wrapped in compact and lightweight gel shells, the tiny earbuds promise to take your audio experience to the next level.


The 10 Ugliest Headphones Ever Made

Before product designers were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to make gadgets look good on your wrist, they had to figure out how to make them look good on your head. Eventually, they succeeded, but not with some horrifying results along the way. Even modern headphone makers get caught up in a flashy fad every now and then.


Bose SoundSport Wireless Users Are Reporting Problems With 'Heavy Sweat'

Apart from being a great punk band name, “heavy sweat” is causing Bose’s new SoundSport Wireless headphones to malfunction. In fact, it’s so bad that Bose is offering full exchanges for an updated unit to those who think their headphones are freaking out.


Melbourne Headphone Inventors Just Broke The Australian Kickstarter Record

Melbourne startup Nura has officially broken a record to become the most funded Australian Kickstarter campaign ever, reaching a current total of $1.2 million in pledges, with 12 days to go, for its world-first invention — headphones that learn and adapt to your unique hearing.


Does Playing Loud Music Kill Your Battery Faster?

Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS and often doesn’t require Wi-Fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up battery faster, but I still wanted to know exactly how much.


Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds: The Gizmodo Review

“Fitness abhors a wire” is a quote I just made up, but it makes a lot of sense. The last thing you want to deal with is wire snaking from your head and getting tangled up in the intricate movements a quick run, a downward dog, or some dumbbell curls. That’s why Bose made new the SoundSport wireless: to cut that annoying audio umbilical cord. Or at least make it shorter.


Apple Supplier Drops A Possible Hint About The Death Of The Headphone Jack

Cirrus Logic, a prominent supplier of audio technology for brands like Harmon Kardon, Sony and Philips, announced a new development kit that will make it easier for companies to create headphones using the Apple Lightning connector.


Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphones: The Gizmodo Review

I’ve never loved Bose headphones. Out of the box, they always felt a bit flimsy, and on my head, the audio quality seemed subpar for the price. At least that’s what I thought before I tried the new QuietComfort 35 Wireless cans. The noise cancellation is peerless, and the sound is terrific — for the most part.


Sony H.ear On Wireless NC Bluetooth Headphones: Australian Review

If you’re commuting, you want a pair of headphones without a cord that’s going to get tangled in your bag and in your clothes. If you’re commuting, you also want a pair of headphones that blocks out the rattle of the train or bus and the chattering of the people next to you. It’s usually a little hard to find a pair of headphones with both of these features packed into one, but Sony’s new h.ear on Wireless NC combines both Bluetooth and active noise cancelling in an over-the-head, over-the-ear design finished in five different striking colours.


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