earbuds

Vulcan wireless earbuds are for Star Trek fans, not audiophiles

Vulcan wireless earbuds are for Star Trek fans, not audiophiles

ThinkGeek has launched a new product that'll only appeal to hardcore Star Trek fans: a pair of realistic Vulcan ear prosthesis attached to a pair of ordinary earbuds. At first glance, one may mistake the earbuds for a pair of old school hearing aids. When put on, though, the wearer appears to have a pair of long, pointy Vulcan ears.

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Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Audio company Bose has announced that its Sleepbuds are now available to purchase. These truly wireless earbuds are designed specifically for night use, helping wearers get and stay asleep via noise-masking technology, among other things. According to the company, Sleepbuds is its smallest product ever, bringing with it all-new technology.

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Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

AirPods were arguably the flashpoint for the truly-wireless earbuds industry. The market has seen models launched by big and no-name companies alike, some with nearly perfect functionality, others that are barely usable. Now that these wire-free earbuds are more common and competition is stronger, we're seeing makers pack increasingly useful features into their own offerings. Firefly is no exception.

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AirPods Live Listen support tipped for iOS 12

AirPods Live Listen support tipped for iOS 12

Apple will add Live Listen support for AirPods in iOS 12, according to a new report. The company didn't include the detail during its WWDC 2018 keynote, but a leak claims iPhone users will soon be able to enable the feature on their handsets. Live Listen was originally exclusive to hearing aids under the Made for iPhone program.

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Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser CX SPORT earbuds boast 10-minute fast charging

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of earbuds designed for athletes and frequent gym-goers: the CX SPORT. This model is touted as both ultra-lightweight and resistant to the elements (sweat/splashes), offering an ideal combo for those out jogging or hitting the weights. The CX SPORT are designed to be worn around the neck and have a clip for attaching them to a shirt.

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Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

Pixel Buds new gestures: Tappin more

This afternoon Google product manager Sandeep Waraich revealed a set of new ways to use Google Pixel Buds. This new set of features works with the same hardware as before - no upgrade needed. All Pixel Buds users will need is a software update loaded before taking any new actions.

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Urbanears Jakan magnetic earbuds are minimalist with single control knob

Urbanears Jakan magnetic earbuds are minimalist with single control knob

Urbanears has announced Jakan, a new pair of earbuds featuring a magnetic, minimalist design. A key part of Jakan's design is a single control knob for controlling all aspects of the listening process, including skipping tracks, adjusting volume, and answering calls. Also notable are the model's magnetic plates, which improve portability by making it easy to carry Jakan when they're not in use.

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Brainwavz B400 Quad Balanced Armature Earphones Review

Brainwavz B400 Quad Balanced Armature Earphones Review

In-ear buds, like those that come with almost every smartphone, are so small it's almost too easy to take them for granted. After all, how much can you cram into such a cramped space to produce good-quality audio? Just enough, if you ask audio accessory maker Brainwavz. Its latest B400 in-ear monitors is the same size as your average IEM but packs four balanced armature drivers in each earbud, promising higher-quality sound than those same average IEMs. At least that's the theory, so we plug a pair in to test it in practice.

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TicPods Free: an AirPods Android alternative with touch controls

TicPods Free: an AirPods Android alternative with touch controls

A new pair of truly wireless earbuds will hopefully hit the market soon, and they're called TicPods Free. The somewhat unfortunate name aside, TicPods are an attractive alternative to AirPods for Android owners, promising interactive functionality that includes taps for answering calls. The model boast both noise isolation and noise-cancelling tech, in-ear detection, and more.

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Samsung’s best wireless earphones just got a big upgrade

Samsung’s best wireless earphones just got a big upgrade

It's been a little while since we last heard from 2018's Gear IconX model, but today Samsung is back with a new software update for the earbuds. While the list of new features isn't exactly extensive, what's being added today will be handy nonetheless. Best of all is that the update is available immediately, so if you like what you read here, you'll be able to enable this functionality right away.

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Best wireless earphones for running and working out

Best wireless earphones for running and working out

There has never been a better time to be mobile. And not just in the road warrior kind of mobility. It’s almost as if we’ve entered the couch potato counter-culture age, where there is no shortage of incentives, tricks, and devices to get you up and about, from Pokemon GO to gamifying activity tracking. But walking hither and thither is just half the equation. The other half is making sure you’re actually burning that lunch or dinner you just had. When it comes to running, jogging, or exercising, you probably don’t want to do so in silence. Here are some of the best workout companions that won’t tie you down or snag you up while you channel the spirit of Rocky.

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Master & Dynamic’s Leica-inspired 0.95 headphones go silver

Master & Dynamic’s Leica-inspired 0.95 headphones go silver

A little under a year ago, Master & Dynamic announced a new team up with Leica. This partnership saw Master & Dynamic create a new series of headphones under the brand 0.95, which was an call out to the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, with two pairs of headphones and a pair of earbuds initially leading the way with this new line. Fast forward to today and Master & Dynamic is ready to reveal the next products inspired by Leica's lens.

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