Tagged With earphones

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Wireless earbuds are all the rage right now. And there's a good reason for that -- wires are annoying. Jaybird has a new pair of truly wire-free Bluetooth 'buds called the RUN, and it shouldn't take you too long to guess what they're made for.

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Shopping for new heaphones isn't simple -- there are thousands of different options out there, and not all of us are completely sure what we're after.

Consider this your jumping off point: we're going to break down the most common types on the market, and what they're best suited for.

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You know how when you get a new pair of headphones, taking them out of the box is always a task? You always end up ripping the box to bits because the headphone cable is tangled throughout and hidden away behind plastic and cardboard.

But not Beats' new BeatsX wireless headphones. I cracked open the gorgeous box you see here, pulled a little tab, and saw the headphones presented in their full, tangle-free glory. That's when I thought yeah, that's what's up.

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Video: I love seeing the folks of Inspire to Make do their thing because they take small little objects and creatively turn them into something else entirely. First they transformed a nail into a tiny sword and now they have done the always popular DIY project of turning a pair of pistol bullet casings into a pair of headphones.

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Bose has never been an especially fashionable brand for headphones. They're usually serious, finished in blacks and bright silver. The new FreeStyle, though, is a more modern, more stylish take on some high quality earphones from one of the world's most iconic headphone companies.

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James Harrison is a graduate IT & Systems Officer currently completing his Masters in Business Process Management. Over the course of a day, he's constantly confronted by noisy people, places and/or devices. He's also the final winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. James has had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now -- and this is his road test experience at drowning out distractions, without actually drowning someone...

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Sam O'Brien works for a software company in a consulting role. Though based in Sydney, he frequently travels around the Asia Pacific region and spends a lot of time participating in phone or Webex sessions -- often in noisy cafes, busy airport terminals and chatty offices. Sam was a worthy and ideal winner in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He's had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience...

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Warren King works for a national motorsport organisation, travels frequently, and is an avid gym-goer. Safe to say he spends a lot of time with earbuds securely fastened to his lobes, attempting to isolate himself from the outside world. Warren is also one of three winners in our recent Bose QuietComfort 20i competition. He's had his noise-cancelling Bose earphones for a couple of weeks now and this is his road test experience...