headphones

Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth earbuds boast top-tier 18 hour battery life

Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth earbuds boast top-tier 18 hour battery life

Jabra has announced the launch of a new pair of wireless earbuds that feature up to 18 hours of battery life, something the company calls a 'best in class' rating. The earbuds feature a plastic neckband design, though not exactly like the ones LG popularized a couple years back. In this case, the neckband sort of drapes over the shoulders with the earbuds and cables being attached to the ends of the neckband.

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Sony Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept hands-on: Smarter than AirPods

Sony Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept hands-on: Smarter than AirPods

Sony could've made a pair of knock-off AirPods clones, but its new Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept is something a whole lot more interesting. Teased back in February at Mobile World Congress, the wireless stereo headset promises both your music and your choice of smart agent assistance, without cutting you off completely from the environment around you. I tried them out ahead of their full debut at IFA 2017 this week.

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B&O Beoplay E8 earbuds give AirPods an expensive rival

B&O Beoplay E8 earbuds give AirPods an expensive rival

Bang & Olufsen has revealed its AirPod rivals, the Beoplay E8, though as you'd expect from the Danish firm they're not a cheap alternative. The completely wireless earbuds promise the same audio tuning as the rest of B&O's line-up, but condensed down into two tiny nuggets to slot into your ears. They also support letting in external noise for when you want to stay aware of your environment.

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Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

Samsung has updated its AirPod-rivaling Gear IconX headset, adding Bixby support and more to its wireless earbuds. Like the original Gear IconX earbuds, the new models revealed this week at IFA 2017 are completely cordless: there's no tethering wire either between each bud or to your phone. For 2017, though, they should last longer than before.

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Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones launch alongside Ionic smartwatch

The reveal of the Ionic smartwatch isn't the only big announcement Fitbit is making today. The company also revealed its new Flyer wireless headphones, which are meant to be go hand-in-hand with the Ionic. In fact, one of the biggest draws of these headphones for Ionic users will likely be the fact that they can be connected directly to the smartwatch itself, with no phone necessary.

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Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Last week, company Optoma launched a new pair of earbuds called the NuForce BE2. The earbuds were hawked as a premium product with a less-than-premium $49 price tag, seemingly offering the best of both worlds. On paper, at least, there's a lot to like about this model: water-resistance, AAC audio support, a 10-hour battery life, wireless functionality, and more. Does it live up to those promises in the real-world, though?

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Monster headphones with Melody voice assistant arrive this month

Monster headphones with Melody voice assistant arrive this month

Monster has announced the upcoming launch of is new MonsterTalk headphones, a variety that will sport a voice-powered assistant. This will mark the first time a voice assistant has been available on premium headphones, the company claims. No doubt the move aims to capitalize on the growing popularity of mobile assistants like Alexa, though in this case it is dedicated to playing whatever music the headphones' owner prefers.

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Audio-Technica MSR7 Special Edition headphones: better sound and a new design

Audio-Technica MSR7 Special Edition headphones: better sound and a new design

Audio-Technica has introduced a new special edition version of its ATH-MSR7 headphones. Called the MSR7SE, this version of the model sports a new look alongside enhanced audio performance. The audio quality boost is made possible in part thanks to a new diamond-like carbon-coated diaphragm, according to Audio-Technica, which cuts down on distortion while increasing response times.

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A new leak of Google Pixel 2 confirms our deepest fear

A new leak of Google Pixel 2 confirms our deepest fear

An anonymously tipped confirmation and Google Pixel 2's latest leak suggests that our fear of a dying feature was real. This is the worst thing that's ever happened to wires in the history of the world. The wire I want to use - the ONE wire I want to use, will not be compatible with the next Google Pixel device, if these images are accurate. This I cannot abide.

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Samsung U Flex: wireless headphones with Bixby support

Samsung U Flex: wireless headphones with Bixby support

Samsung has created a new pair of wireless earbuds that are flexible enough to withstand life in a bag, a pocket, or other places where folding is necessary. Called the Samsung U Flex, these headphones are designed to handle the typical uses and abuses that come in an average day, whether that means getting caught jogging in a light rain or having someone tug on the earbuds' neckband.

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If Google Pixel 2 ditches its headphone jack I swear to god

If Google Pixel 2 ditches its headphone jack I swear to god

It is not courageous to ditch one's headphone jack - it's completely bonkers - and I'll tell you why right this minute. When I get in my car, I plug my smartphone in to a power cord and a headphone cord. If I want to listen to music in my car, I need to plug it in this way. If Google follows Apple's lead and decides to get rid of their headphone jack in favor of another converter dongle, I may just lose my marbles.

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Razer Tiamat headsets V2 include directional audio and pretty lights!

Razer Tiamat headsets V2 include directional audio and pretty lights!

Two new headsets have been revealed by Razer with a similar look, but very different aims - one for hardcore PC gamers, the other for cross-platform play. Both go by the name Tiamat, and both are made for heavy-duty audio and comfort. Tiamat headsets come in 7.1 V2 and 2.2 V2 editions, the former coming with a higher price tag and more features, the latter coming with a slightly more basic set of features for a lower price.

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