Back in March, while flying between Sydney and Beijing, a woman was quite badly burned after her headphones caught fire. The brand of headphones hasn't been revealed, but since Apple has released a statement on the matter it seems more than likely that they're Apple-manufactured.
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Apple caught a lot of flak for axing the iPhone 7's headphone jack - while the phone's jack-less design cuts down on bulk, owners are forced to choose between using their lone lightning port to power their headphones OR charge their devices. Unless, of course, they own these 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Cables.
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.
After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realised that using the phone's Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer's new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but they're still far from perfect.
Wires have been a big pain for avid audiophiles since time immemorial, which is why the Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones are key. These wireless earphones cut the tangles out of your listening and let you enjoy your music, podcasts, and more with zero hassle.
Don't fancy Apple's AirPods, but want a pair of fancy wireless earbuds with long battery life? If you can put up with a slim silicon neckband connecting your two earphones, Apple's new BeatsX should be on sale in Apple Stores around the country soon enough — or so we're told. Maybe the more we say it, the faster it'll happen...
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.
Thanks to Onkyo, throwing on a pair of fancy rose gold Beats headphones is no longer a status symbol. Compared to Onkyo's new Diamond Headphones which will be available — to a select few — for somewhere around $US100,000 ($137,188), those rose gold ear goggles you were so proud of might as well be just another boring pair of white iPhone earbuds.
It's that time of year again — time for the biggest technology companies in the world to gather in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The week-long gadget extravaganza always proves to be a complete circus. It's the one place people can go to see the newest technology in basically every imaginable category: Drones, TVs, speakers, headphones, virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, robots and dozens of other crazy concepts. It's where company's show us their biggest ideas about the future of consumer tech.
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.