headphones

Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer is a brand best known for its gaming products and accessories but gameplay streaming is no longer the only big thing over the Internet. Non-gaming live streaming and broadcasting have actually become an even more lucrative industry these days (thanks YouTube) but proper, not to mention affordable, equipment is still hard to come by. That’s why Razer is putting its experience in making gaming accessories to create the Razer Ifrit, a headset that’s discreet enough to not be obnoxious on camera while still offering quality audio recording in one package.

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Samsung’s AKG wireless headphones are more than your Galaxy needs

Samsung’s AKG wireless headphones are more than your Galaxy needs

Today, Samsung announced a new line up of wireless headphones from its AKG brand. There are three different pairs of headphones in this new line, covering the entire range of over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear designs. As Samsung's flagship phones are some of the few to still offer a headphone jack, you may not necessarily need the wireless capabilities of these headphones, but they could be worth a look nonetheless thanks to some of the features they bring to the table.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Master & Dynamic MW07 promise audiophile-pleasing true wireless

Truly wireless earbuds took a while to get here but now we're seeing options at just about every price point, with Master & Dynamic bringing a new option for audiophiles who hate cables. The new Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones combine the headphone-maker's Beryllium drivers with some eye-catching design for a handsome AirPods alternative.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Review: King of noise-canceling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 Review: King of noise-canceling headphones

Sony may not have intended the coppery highlights on its new WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones as a nod to the old adage that "silence is golden," but faced with a crying baby and a ten hour flight they proved themselves worth their weight in the precious metal. Now in their third-generation, Sony's headphones have gone from upstart Bose rival to segment-shaking heavyweight.

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OnePlus 6T is about to make a huge mistake

OnePlus 6T is about to make a huge mistake

The OnePlus 6T won't have a headphone jack, and I'm less than impressed. Just as I was with the Pixel 2, I find myself disappointed that one of the last headphone jack holdouts in the smartphone business is about to fold. While competitors in the OnePlus price margin continue to keep their jacks overseas, here in the United States we're nearly bankrupt for jacks.

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Beats adds headphone color options to match new iPhone XS and XR

Beats adds headphone color options to match new iPhone XS and XR

Consumers planning to buy one of the newly introduced iPhone models will also soon be able to order Beats headphones and earbuds with a matching color. Beats introduced the new color options today alongside the Apple event, during which time the latter company unveiled its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models.

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Google Pixel headphone dongle is faster, less of battery hog

Google Pixel headphone dongle is faster, less of battery hog

It's not that the original Pixel headphone dongle was a massive battery hog, but the second edition is better. When you've got a device with which you're wanting to play audio, and you're not a fan of Bluetooth audio, you need a way to connect with hardware. If you've got a Google Pixel 2, that means you need a USB-C-cord-toting speaker system or headphones, OR that you've got the correct dongle. Not every USB-C to headphone jack dongle works with every phone - and Google's Pixel is notoriously finicky.

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Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Like with many of its products, Apple takes something that may have existed in one form or another and makes it the hottest thing since the wheel. That is the case with the somewhat controversial AirPods that have made “true wireless earbuds” the next big thing in audio accessories for smartphones. That has given birth to a wide range of such earbuds designed to appeal to different audiences. Like the new Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 that tries to sing to runners.

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4 reasons to upgrade to Sony’s new noise-cancelling headphones

4 reasons to upgrade to Sony’s new noise-cancelling headphones

It's fair to say noise-cancellation fans have been eagerly awaiting the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. Revealed at IFA 2018 today, the new over-ear headphones deliver Sony's best background noise reduction so far, but that's not the whole story. Read on for what you need to know about what makes Sony's latest so special.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are an expensive AirPods rival

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds are an expensive AirPods rival

Sennheiser has launched its first truly wire-free earbuds, with the Momentum True Wireless headphones taking on Apple's AirPods. Revealed at IFA 2018 today, the new earbuds promise not only cordless music and calls but the sort of materials and build quality that we've come to expect from Sennheiser, rather than the plastic-only construction other fully-wireless earbuds have adopted for convenience.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones first impressions: Quietly excellent

Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones first impressions: Quietly excellent

The battle of the noise-cancelling headphones continues, with the new Sony WH-1000XM3 cans taking on Bose's finest. Following the well-received 1000X Mk II, these Sony 1000X Mk III headphones promise to build on the background noise-muting capabilities while also improving on comfort and musical performance.

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Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Earbuds are made for outdoor athletes

Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Earbuds are made for outdoor athletes

Jaybird has launched its new X4 wireless earbuds for athletes. The new model is waterproof and designed for runners or other sporty individuals who spend time outdoors. Users are promised a comfortable fit coupled with long battery life, fast charging, thermo-reactive foam tips, and more. Unlike some earbuds, buyers can also control the audio using a mobile app.

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