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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

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. Read More >>

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Apple AirPods Are Too Simple for Their Own Good

When they were first announced in September, it was obvious that AirPods were Apple’s attempt to distract everyone from the iPhone’s lack of a headphone jack. At $160, AirPods are Apple’s version of truly wireless earphones, a gadget lots of companies have been trying to perfect with varying degrees of success. No one disagrees that wireless is the future, the big question is what company will finally manage to make a truly wireless earbud that is comfortable, affordable, and worth using over more traditional wireless headphones. After two months of delays, AirPods are finally shipping—but don’t run out and buy them. While they’re the best buds of their kind in the world, they’re too inconvenient to really be worth it. Read More >>

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These Earbuds Offer a Perfect Fit Without Wings or Gimmicks

The audiophile community is an insular place where science and hard facts can often take a backseat to PR speak that’s treated like religion. Yet some headphones and earbuds rise above the noise and the companies that produce them gain titanous reputations. Noble, a small company operating in the US, with production in Japan, has a reputation for crafting some of the best — and prettiest — headphones you can spend a paycheque on. Recently Noble’s redesigned its universal in-ear monitors (high-end earbuds) and now the mid-range Noble Savant IEMs are some of the best fitting buds you can shove in your ear. Read More >>

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These Bionic Earbuds are Nearly a Smartphone You Can Leave in Your Ears Forever

Doppler Labs, the company that wants to stick a Jarvis-like computer in every ear, will go live with it first bionic buds that anyone can buy later this year. This is some futuristic shit. Read More >>

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Bose Wireless SoundSport Earbuds are Great for the Gym But Not Much Else

“Fitness abhors a wire” is a quote I just made up, but it makes a lot of sense. The last thing you want to deal with is wire snaking from your head and getting tangled up in the intricate movements a quick run, a downward dog, or some dumbbell curls. That’s why Bose made new the SoundSport wireless: to cut that annoying audio umbilical cord. Or at least make it shorter. Read More >>

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Bose’s Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones Finally Go Wireless

Bose likes to talk about how they invented noise-cancelling headphones. While technically true, it didn’t seem to give them any advantage over the competition that’s now saturated store shelves with wireless ear gadgets of various kinds. But, finally, Bose is making its most popular noise-cancelling headphone, the QuietComforts, completely wireless. Read More >>

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Nobody Needs These Massive Wireless Earbuds With ‘GPS-Like Tracking’

It’s CES time, you know what that means. It’s time to groan at another swarm of disappointing wireless earbuds littering the CES showroom floor. First in line are these supposedly un-losable monsters from Altec Lansing. Read More >>

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BioSport Earbuds: Finally, a Fitness Tracker You Never Have to Charge

50 Cent and SMS Audio announced a new partnership with Intel last night. It's a plan to bring the joys of fitness tracking to both the flakey workout amateur and the finely sculpted sports pro, in the form of earbuds. Read More >>

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These Wireless Earbuds are 3D-Printed to Fit Your Ears (and Style)

For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed about a pair of earbuds that could pump music into my brain without the fuss of wires or plugs. And in recent years, various companies have tried (and failed) to make good ones. A funded Kickstarter project promises to finally succeed. Read More >>

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A Cheap Pair of Earbuds Can Accurately Measure Your Heart Rate

There's a plethora of devices out there that let athletes, amateur doctors, and even hypochondriacs constantly monitor their heart rates. But thanks to researchers at the Kaiteki Institute in Japan, soon all you may need to keep tabs on your ticker is a cheap pair of in-ear earbuds. Read More >>

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Sprng EarPod Clip Review: One of Apple’s Biggest Design Flaws, Fixed

The constant curse of Apple's earbuds—along with the lacklustre sound they produce—is that you can rarely go more than 10 seconds before one side or the other pops out. Sprng—clips for Apple's updated-in-2012 EarPods—wants to remedy that. And you know what? They do. Read More >>

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Please Tell Me I’m Not the Only One Who Breaks Earbuds Every Month?

I have a problem, and not only is it proving costly, it's also diminishing my appreciation of the one thing I love above everything else -- music. I just can't seem to use a pair of in-ear headphones without breaking them. Read More >>

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Ha, These Earbuds Will Make It Look Like a Pencil Is Sticking Through Your Brain

When someone puts on earbuds, they're pretty much telling the rest of the world to not bother them. It's the universal symbol for shut the hell up. But if someone put on these Magic Pencil earbuds? That's a conversation starter. I mean, these earbuds make it look like a pencil has been stabbed in one ear and out the other. They're hilarious! Read More >>

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Duobuds Let You Stack Your Earbuds and Share Your Music

The easiest way to get around the nasty DRM that stops you from sharing your music is with a headphone splitter that lets two people listen to the same device. And it gets even easier with a pair of these Duobuds, which feature an extra headphone jack built-in. Read More >>