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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.


Beats Studio Wireless Headphones: Australian Review

Some headphone makers put fashion and and form before function, leaving you with great-looking cans that don’t actually sound that great. These new Beats Studio Wireless headphones combine Bluetooth and noise and despite what you might presume based on the Beats name’s checkered history, they’re actually pretty good.


Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2 Headphones: Australian Review

Sometimes a piece of technology comes along that just hits all its marks perfectly. Excellent and thoughtful design, high quality components and some smartly integrated features combine to make something that just feels special. Sony’s updated MDR-1RBT Mk2 headphones are part of the company’s growing stable of High Resolution Audio devices, and they’re very nearly the cream of the crop.


50 Cent's SMS Audio Is Building Headphones That Keep Track Of Your Run

50 Cent’s SMS Audio is about to announce a major deal that could help keep it from getting left behind by the newly forged Apple-Beats powerhouse. Sources close to the deal told us that the company will announce a new set of headphones based on Intel’s health monitoring technology today. SMS is no Beats By Dre, so why would any august tech company be interested? Because headphones — and not watches or health bands — could be the most important wearable tech in the world.


The Amazon Fire Phone's Headphones Are What All Cheap Earbuds Should Be

Have you ever met a pair of pack-in headphones you liked? Me neither. That is until I got the ones that came with the Fire Phone. They look a lot like Apple’s (bad) EarPods, but are better in almost every way you would want. All cheap headphones should be at least this great.


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