earbuds

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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Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds bring on pro noise cancellation

Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds bring on pro noise cancellation

This week the folks at Jabra revealed the Jabra Elite 65e wireless earbuds. These earbuds are connected to one-another with a wire that runs along the back of the neck of the wearer. With this new pair of earbuds, users are able to take advantage of ANC, Active Noise Cancellation, "providing two levels of noise cancellation" so that you'll never have to hear the gym play Steve Winwood again.

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Bragi nanoAI brings headphone company closer to true goals

Bragi nanoAI brings headphone company closer to true goals

AI and machine learning is everywhere but, as far as end users are concerned, majority of them are in phones or smart speakers. Some, like Sony, have tried to put AI assistants in earbuds. Bragi, most popular for its intelligent DASH wireless earbuds, are going beyond that. It has announced its new nanoAI, but more than just creating yet another smart assistant or even smart earbuds, Bragi is building a platform for other businesses to build theirs around Bragi’s audio technologies instead.

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Apple AirPods refresh could borrow key HomePod feature

Apple AirPods refresh could borrow key HomePod feature

In this post-headphone jack world we seem to be living in, Apple's AirPods (and wireless earphones like them) have become more necessary. Even though Apple - and pretty much every other phone manufacturer out there, for that matter - likes to release yearly updates for its phones, we haven't seen an upgrade to the AirPods since they first launched in 2016. That could all be changing in a fairly significant way later this year.

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Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 earbuds promise audiophile quality at $99

Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 earbuds promise audiophile quality at $99

Optoma NuForce has teamed up with Massdrop to launch the Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 IEM earbuds, a model said to offer audiophile quality at a budget (relatively speaking) price. The earbuds were made in collaboration with Massdrop and its "audiophile enthusiast community," according to Optoma, which says the model sports three balanced armature drivers.

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