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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Headphones: Australian Review

Traditional audio brands are often the slowest to adapt to trends, and we’re only now starting to see super-fashionable headphones in the same vein as the now-ubiquitous Beats By Dre. But those brands bring with them years and years of audio experience, and there are few companies with the history behind them of Sennheiser. The German audio powerhouse’s new Urbanite XL headphones are taking the fight to Beats, Bose and the rest of the young, hip over-the-ear headphone crowd.


The Souped-Up Acoustics Behind A Giant David Bowie Retrospective

When art museums first became a thing, in the 19th century, they were the aristocracy’s idea of intellectual charity: A chance for the hoi polloi to catch a thin whiff of true civilisation. They couldn’t have imagined a fine art museum spending $US2 million on a show about a pop star who grew up in a completely average London suburb — and if they had, they would have hated it.


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.


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.


Secret Opera Erupts Inside Train Depot

Headphones are part of daily life at train stations, an urban necessity used by commuters to drown out the flurry of action around them. But the other night at Union Station in Los Angeles, as I watched a woman crawl across the top of an information booth while a man’s voice from another room whispered in my ear, the headphones I wore became a way to enhance, not ignore, the experience — like tuning into a pirate radio broadcast where the plot began to come to life before my eyes.


Fitmodo Running Week: Best Fitness Gadgets

Getting off the couch and into your runners is great, but how will you know you’re actually doing yourself a service if you can’t track your progress? Here are 10 of our favourite fitness gadgets to help you see your results in more detail than ever.


Sennheiser's Colourful Cans Value Style As Much As Sound

Sennheiser is usually known for high-end audio quality and rather clunky design. That changed a little with its Momentum headphones — but now the act is smartened up even further with these colourful cans.


Sennheiser Orpheus HE90: What $16,000 Headphones Sound Like

In the early ’90s, Sennheiser gave its engineers a mission: make the best headphones ever, irrespective of price. They came up with the Orpheus HE90. Only 300 were made. They initially sold for $US16,000. Today, they sell for upwards of $US30,000 on eBay.


The Most Exciting Audio Advancements Of The Year

Even if changes in audio quality on products aren’t quite as perceptible is big jumps in pixel density on screens, the sound of movies might have way more of an effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain’t just for audiophiles. Here’s the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year.


Sennheiser PMX 685i Review: The Best Running Headphones Just Got Even Better

Back in April, the Sennheiser PMX 680i headphones became our pick for the Best Headphones for Running. We just got our ears on Sennheiser’s 2013 models, the PMX 685i, and, oh my. They’re a small evolutionary step, but a little evolution goes a long way.