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Plantronics' BackBeat Pro+ Headphones Are Out In Australia Now

Plantronics’ original BackBeat Pro was a great pair of headphones that combined Bluetooth, quality active noise cancelling and an impressively large rechargeable battery. The new BackBeat Pro+, out in Australia now, further refines that idea — and adds a hi-fi wireless USB adapter that turns the headphones into a capable PC headset.


Sony's Best CES 2016 Gadgets Are Made For Your Ears And Eyes Alike

Sony’s onto something this year. Its TVs are incredibly bright, but that’s not what caught my attention. It’s the company’s persistence in pushing Hi-Res Audio, and its range of high-quality headphones and speakers, both wired and wireless, that is finally paying off.


Altec Lansing Wants DJs To Livestream Everything With These Camera Headphones 

Altec Lansing, a company potentially owned and operated by Satan, has created a new type of DJ headphones with a 1080p camera built in, and Wi-Fi to stream video instantly.


You Won't Hear The Haters With These Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

The wireless earbuds arms race is heating up with a new “neckband-style” set from JBL. Unlike others, these have active noise-cancelling powers. Pump ‘um up, and tune out the world.


Bowers & Wilkins' First Wireless Headphones Are Brilliant, Except For One Thing

I don’t usually like on-ear headphones. It’s mostly a comfort thing — that and the loner desire to close myself off from the outside world. But when I heard that the beloved Bowers & Wilkins P5 on-ear headphones were going wireless, I had to try them, and there’s plenty to like.


These $800 Lightning Headphones Make Your iPhone's 3.5mm Jack Redundant

If you don’t like using the 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPhone but demand high-end audio, you’re a rare beast. But a rare beast whose dreams have come true, in the shape of Audeze’s new headphones, which combine audiophile luxury with an integrated Lightning connector.


Ask Gizmodo: What Cheap Bluetooth Headphones Should I Buy?

Dear Gizmodo, My mother wants some Bluetooth headphones. She doesn’t like ones that go in her ears, but also plans on using them on walks. She also doesn’t want to splash out mega bucks for the Parrot or the Bose SoundLinks. What are some good Bluetooth headphones that fit all these criteria? Cheers, Loyal Gizmodo Reader.


I Listened To Sennheiser's Absurd $55,000 Orpheus Headphones

I’m one of the first people in the world to listen to Sennheiser’s new $55,000 Orpheus headphone system. The new hardware’s 20 years in the making. Real, real serious shit. I’m trying hard to concentrate on the music — trying to give this crazy thing the severe attention I think it deserves. But I keep laughing my arse off.


These Bluetooth Headphones Custom-Fit To Your Ears In Under A Minute

Custom-fit headphones are the kind of thing that sound like a ridiculous extravagance, right up until the moment when you get your first pair. Unfortunately, that moment normally involves hundreds of dollars and a lot of inconvenience. Well, it used to.


Sennheiser's Built Probably The World's Best Headphones -- But They Cost $US55,000

In the ’90s, Sennheiser asked it engineers to make the best headphones ever and the result was 300 sets of the legendary Orpheus, each pair of which sold for $US16,000. Now, Sennheiser has created an ever better-sounding successor to those luxurious cans — but they will set you back $US55,000.


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