huawei
I’m Not Sold on How Huawei Wants People to Recharge its New Freelace Earphones

Today is the day that Huawei revealed the P30 and P30 Pro, after much leaking and speculation as to what the phones might involve. Being a good tech company it also used this opportunity to throw an extra product out into the world: a pair of earphones called 'Freelace'. Earphones that have a pretty bizarre charging system, and I'm not sold on how practical it is. Read More >>

audio
Klipsch’s New Wireless Earbuds Are Wooing Me With a Zippo-Like Charging Case

Apple’s AirPods paved the way for decent wireless earbuds, but the lump of white plastic that serves as their charging case leaves something to be aesthetically desired. Limited battery life means you’ll have to carry some way to recharge wireless earbuds, though, and Klipsch is seriously wooing me with a battery case that looks like an iconic Zippo lighter. Read More >>

Xiaomi
Xiaomi’s AirPods Rivals Are Under £25

If you're not already psyched for Chinese superbrand Xiaomi's launch into the UK this Thursday, this should get you there. They've announced their rival to Apple AirPods, called AirDots (subtle), and they cost.... 199 Yuan. That's about £22. Read More >>

google
All Headphones With Google Assistant Will Soon Become Babelfish

Google Translate is full of wizardry that the Big G has historically been pretty bad at shouting about. For instance, hardly anyone seems to know that you can hold your phone camera over a menu in another language and see it in English via the magic of Word Lens, bought by Google in 2o14. Read More >>

oneplus
OnePlus Announces Type-C Bullets Earphones

Going hand-in-hand with the news that OnePlus' next handset won't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, the company has just unveiled a new set of headphones: the Type-C Bullets that connect via USB-C. Read More >>

reviews
Flares Jet Earphones Review: Superior Quality For An Everyday Budget

Last year, audio company Flare Audio sent me a pair of their flagship earphones, the Flares Pro, to review. I liked them, but noted that their price tag – £350 – was far too high, regardless of how good quality they were. Well, the company heard my short-pocketed cries and released a new range of more reasonably-priced in-ear headphones: the Flares Jet. Starting at £50, they come in two varieties – the Jet 1, made of polymer, and Jet 2, made of aluminium (£70). I’ve tried out both sets, and you know what? They’re pretty damn nice. Read More >>

reviews
I’d Love Sony’s New Truly Wireless Earbuds If the Battery Didn’t Suck

Despite many tries, no company has nailed truly wireless earbuds. Apple’s AirPods come close, but the lack of sports-friendly features has always been a problem. That’s why I was so excited to see Sony release a set of truly wireless earbuds that are not only tight-fitting and water resistant, they also come with noise-cancelling. After two weeks of testing, I have to admit that the new Sony buds aren’t perfect, but they’re seductively good. Read More >>

gadgets
Innovative Headphone Maker Doppler Labs Was Too Good For This World

Doppler Labs emerged four years ago as a rare breed in the startup world. It had an original idea—putting a computer in everyone’s ear and allowing them to control the sound of their world—and it was ambitious without forcing snake oil down people’s throats. On Tuesday, the company announced that it was going out of business. Read More >>

reviews
Flares Pro Earphones Review: Fancy, But Pricey

I should probably preface this by saying I’m not in any way an audiophile. While I truly appreciate good quality sound, I don’t know a thing about stereo width, audio frequencies or what ‘warm’* is meant to sound like. I listen to music as much as the next person though, and since I much prefer in-ear buds over a pair of big, bulky outer ear headphones, I was very intrigued to see exactly how good something from the top end of the market could possibly be. Read More >>

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Apple Will Charge You £65 If You Lose an AirPod

After a few months of delays, Apple’s AirPods are finally shipping. And now that the wireless earphones are on their way to users, Apple is detailing how much servicing AirPods will cost. Read More >>

audio
The Sound of These £3,699 Earphones is Reserved for Your Dreams Only

Knowing the fortunes of my favourite bands, I'm pretty sure I could purchase the members outright for the same price as the oBravo EAMT-1 earphones. The "most expensive" in the world, the luxury in-ears will set you back a stonking £3,699. Read More >>

reviews
Razer ManO’War Review: Virtual 7.1 Headset is Ready for Battle

Our PC monitors now curve around the edges of our desks, graphics cards can push enough pixels to give a true sense of photorealism, and virtual reality goggles can put you right inside the action. For that truly transportive gaming experience, it’s now more important than ever then to have sound up to scratch with the visuals. And while it may be a bit of a stretch for most to kit a study out with surround sound speakers, Razer’s simulated 7.1 set-up in its ManO’War gaming headset is about as good as it gets. Read More >>

fitmodo
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earphones Measure Your Heart Rate From Your Earholes

Though it may not be the most obvious place to get an accurate reading of your heart rate, your inner ear, with its network of tiny blood vessels, is actually one of the best places in your body (aside from your derrière, surprisingly) to check how well your heart is pumping. Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless earphones are the first buds to capitalise on this little-known fact, being the first fitness-focussed buds to have a built-in, in-ear heart rate monitor. Read More >>

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Even Beats Co-Founder Jimmy Iovine Thinks Apple’s Earphones are Rubbish

The ink on the Beats / Apple partnership contract may still be drying, but Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine hasn't been mincing his words when it comes to what he thinks of Apple's Earpod Earphones. Read More >>

patents
Next-Gen Apple EarPods Might Include Motion Sensors for Better Voice Recognition

While many would hope that Apple would just sort out the audio quality of its in-the-box EarPod earphones, a newly uncovered patent suggests the company has bigger plans in mind for its in-ear noise makers. Read More >>