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Jabra's waterproof, sport-focused Elite Sport wireless earbuds are, at the moment, my favourite in-ear wireless headphones. And a new minor hardware upgrade makes them even better.
Wireless headphones normally mean you're compromising on sound quality versus wired headphones. Normally. Audio-Technica's new ATH-DSR7BT are so committed to the highest possible Bluetooth sound quality, though, that they don't even have a 3.5mm wired headphone cable, nor anywhere to plug one in. These Hi-Res Audio over-the-ear cans are all about hi-fi wireless, with a unique speaker driver and amplifier setup that promises the best. Can they deliver?
A couple years ago, I declared the JBL Everest Elite 700 the best alternative to the pricier, trickier Beats. They sound great, cost less, and even look a heck of a lot like the Beats Studio Wireless. Now, JBL has released a new model that offers even more — the Everest Elite 750NC — and boy are they excellent.
Bang & Olufsen's younger, funkier BeoPlay brand has really been kicking some goals recently; I haven't met a BeoPlay speaker that I haven't loved. The same is true even of this latest P2, a pint-sized USB-C-powered travel companion that makes perfect sense for anyone with a new Android phone to take with them in backpack or purse wherever they go. It sounds so much better than your phone's tinny speakers, but fits away in even the smallest bag.
Nintendo's questionable supply chain strategies mean there are still gamers trying to get their hands on a Switch, two months after its release. But why bother trying to hunt down another console when the smartphone in your pocket can already do almost everything the Switch can — with a few upgrades.
You don't have to shell out thousands of dollars to build a system that'll make your music — whether it's on PC, whether it's on your phone, whether it's on a record collection — sound amazing. We got hold of a simple, three-piece stereo audio kit with two bookshelf speakers, an amp and a turntable that will handle just about anything you throw at it, and all at a price that didn't break the bank.
"The Cube" might look like something out of a spaceship, but it's actually a bonafide Bluetooth speaker. All science and no fiction, this powerful speaker lets you jam out in futuristic fashion, and it's on sale for nearly half-off.
I'm sitting on a busy subway train in Manhattan, listening to some tunes. This is a normal situation, something I do a dozen times a week. What isn't normal is that I only hear my music, and I don't hear any of the train or crowd noise around me. Instead, my music is backed by white noise. No panhandlers or chatty kids or the screech of subway wheels on rails. Doppler Labs's Here One wireless earbuds are blocking out all that nonesense so I can focus on my tunes.
Have you ever thought "my wireless earphones are just too big?" Have you ever thought "man, I wish my headphones told me their battery life whenever I switched them on?" Have you ever thought "I wish I could listen to all my music through one earphone, so I don't need to wear both?" Apple's new AirPods solve a lot of these problems. Problems I'm not entirely sure needed to be solved, but problems nonetheless.
Apple's AirPods are pretty cool. They're miniscule and work very well, even if they do look like the head of an electric toothbrush. But if you don't like Apple gear, there are alternatives out there that do the same thing. Sometimes these tiny wireless in-ears are referred to as 'hearables', but whatever you want to call them we've got a list of three of our favourites — all completely wireless, and all with their own tiny charging cases.
B&O Play is the Danish audio brand's more accessible, younger, funkier sibling, and it has a new wireless speaker to take on Sonos in your home. Design has always been a hallmark of Play and its much more distinguished older brother, and accordingly the new M5 is an utterly beautiful device — probably the most stylish I've ever seen.
Sweat and electronics usually don’t mix—unless you’re sporting these Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones. Engineered to power through moisture and put out crisp, clear audio, these headphones are perfect for fueling your workouts.
Once in a while, a company takes all the good bits from its previous products and puts them together in a new one, one that hits the mark just right. Sony's newest headphones have all the noise-cancelling smarts of older MDR-series headsets, add a bunch of genuinely useful extras, and bring the fight to Bose's best QuietComforts with superior sound quality both wired and wireless.
Upgrading to wireless audio doesn’t have to cost a fortune — at least not while the Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones are around. These premium earbuds are designed to fuel your day with hours of tangle-free audio.