Tag "headphones"

SMATE – a new Aussie tech disrupter

December 11, 2017

SMATE hit the scene in the middle of 2017, the brainchild of Founder and Chief Tech Director Sunny Bhasin. He has set out to disrupt

X-Mas Gift Guide: Ear gear for Christmas

December 8, 2017

Does your loved one like a little private listening? Are they a committed sportsperson who needs some personal audio to help pass the hours on

Snuggly Rascals headband headphones launch in Australia

October 30, 2017

Kids everywhere seem to be wearing headphones all the time. And that can be a problem, particularly for their hearing. You can fight it, or

Sennheiser launches high end headphones and earbuds

October 19, 2017

Of course, you can duck into any electronics chain store and pick up moderately priced Sennheiser ear-wear. But the company’s fame rests largely on its

Bowers and Wilkins release PX noise cancelling wireless headphones

October 4, 2017

Can you get a more British name than Bowers and Wilkins? But if you’re thinking bowler hats and leather-clad arm chairs at the Gentlemen’s Club,

Why brand names are sometimes the best: an example with Sennheiser

June 9, 2017

In three months it will be twenty years ago since I purchased my second set of expensive headphones. The first set had been many years

Five of the best: Show your love for him this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017

Nothing says “I love you!” better on Saint Valentine’s Day than the gift of a thoughtfully chosen gadget. We qualified that statement in our suggestions

UK Firm Arcam looking after your ears

November 25, 2016

We frequently cover headphones in these pages, but something that receives less coverage is the amplifier that drives them. The fact is, not all headphone

Bose finally cuts the cord on noise cancellation

June 8, 2016

One of the first companies with a pair of noise cancelling headphones is one of the last to ditch the cable, as Bose finally (finally) makes its QuietComfort cordless.

Jays gets “U” into on-ear headphones

May 19, 2015

Swedish earphone maker may have spent the best part of its life making earphones, but it’s not settling for just what goes inside the ear, crafting something that sits on the outside, too.

Ultrasone returns with three pairs for discerning ears

November 19, 2014

If you love audio, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Ultrasone before. We haven’t heard much from the headphone maker in a while, but it’s back with a few new cans for the discerning audio lover.

Big headphones on the way from Audeze with an eco-friendly angle

October 1, 2014

Larger headphones are often considered luxurious not just because they have big drivers and equally big sound, but high grade materials like wood, leather, and more, but what if you want something a little more ecologically friendly and equally luxurious?

Plantronics goes into noise cancelling, cuts cords in the process

September 25, 2014

We’ve seen plenty of headsets from Plantronics in the past, and now the company that has sent headphones into space is cutting noise from your overseas plane trip, with its first active noise cancelling cans.

Bose expands Bluetooth range with a speaker and headphone duo

September 17, 2014

Bose is one active company lately, and while we saw new noise cancellation cans barely a week ago, now we’re seeing a new pair of headphones designed for people who hate cables, with a speaker to match that ethos.

Sony, Philips beat Beats to Lightning headphones

September 12, 2014

If there’s one company we expected to make Lightning headphones first, it was Apple, or at least the headphone brand it bought recently, Beats. But a couple of brands have beaten Beats to the punch.

Bose reworks the QuietComfort to be lighter, sleeker, comfier

September 5, 2014

Hopping on a plane or taking a train and don’t want to hear the world around you? Noise cancelling headphones are a must, and while phones and wearables are the big news this week, there’s also news if you fancy a new pair of cans.

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