Bluetooth Headphones

by John Foldi ·Posted 08/09/2022
Making a dramatic change in design and a huge leap forward in functionality, Sennheiser announces the MOMENTUM 4, the newest entry in its venerable line of high-end wireless headphones. Compared to the MOMENTUM 3, gone is the classic metal look with exposed cabling. Gone is the foldability of the earcups. Replacing these features is a clean, modern aesthetic with a fabric-covered headband and fold-flat earcups; but the
by John Foldi ·Posted 07/21/2022
Android users, get ready for a serious mobile audio upgrade with the new, 2022 Google Pixel Buds Pro. The latest true wireless headphone entry by Google might look similar to the mid-range Pixel Buds A-Series from 2021, but the premium 2022 offering delivers a host of new and modern features, such as active noise cancellation, which is a first for Google earphones. The new Pixel Buds Pro also usher in Silent Seal and
by John Foldi ·Posted 04/12/2022
I'd like to tell you about the new Audio-Technica M20xBT headphones—I’m eager to share my impressions. But first, let’s talk a bit about what these are and where they fall on the wide spectrum of headphone types. The M20xBT are part of the acclaimed M-Series of studio headphones from Audio-Technica. Essentially, they are the entry-level M20x headphones, but now
by jaime traba ·Posted 09/17/2021
Shure’s SE line of earbuds has earned legions of loyal fans, thanks not only to their sound quality, but their detachable cables and MMCX connectors. That modular approach has allowed the SE line to find themselves at home everywhere, from the go-to choice of in-ear monitors used by countless pros onstage, to audiophile home listeners, to everyday commuters. However, wired is an increasingly dirty word for the masses who favor the convenience of true wireless performance for their commute, workout, and even home listening. What’s a legendary
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/14/2021
Right now, the idea of heading back to school means different things for different people. For some, it means returning to a full-time schedule on a conventional campus or classroom. For others, it’s attending a virtual classroom or participating in some variation of remote learning. But regardless of what “back to school” means to you, there are plenty of great headphone options to address all your wants and needs. Here are some of our top choices for best
by jaime traba ·Posted 08/09/2021
Maybe you’re not yet familiar with Devialet. It’s a company that isn’t yet a household name in the audio game here in the US, but it has garnered an impressive reputation in its native Europe, as well as with the broader audiophile crowd, thanks to its high-end wireless home speakers that focus on amazing sound and ultra-unique design.
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 06/03/2021
Google knows tech, and the company brought its A-game to a lower price point with its latest true wireless in-ear headphones, the Pixel Buds A-Series. Available in clearly white and dark olive finishes, the Pixel Buds A-Series brings a slew of features from the popular Pixel Buds to create a cost-effective true wireless
by Robert Rives ·Posted 03/05/2021
Musicians, DJs, sound engineers, and others looking for a workhorse pair of in-ear headphones will be pleased to hear that Sennheiser has announced a new member in its series of earphones aimed at professional users. The IE 100 PRO follows the IE 500 PRO and IE 400 PRO models and offers the same modular design elements that allow these in-ear models to function as either wired or wireless monitors. By simply attaching either the 3.5mm
by John Foldi ·Posted 01/12/2021
If you think magic isn’t real, you need to try on a pair of open-ear AfterShokz headphones. Imagine listening to your favorite music, audiobook, or podcast without anything in, on, or over your ears. AfterShokz’s line of bone-conducting headphones uses vibrations to let you listen without blocking what you can hear. AfterShokz offers a variety of options to suit your lifestyle and exercise preferences. Keep reading to learn more about how a pair of
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/08/2020
Today, in a surprise announcement, Apple unveiled its long-rumored, over-ear wireless headphones, the AirPods Max. Featuring a premium build, custom acoustic design, Apple's lauded H1 chips, and advanced listening features like Adaptive EQ and Active Noise Cancellation, the AirPods Max look, on paper, to be well worth the wait.
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/02/2020
For legendary audio maker Bose®, 2020 was another banner year. The company debuted several products from its various category segments, including new offerings from its true wireless earbuds and audio sunglasses divisions. Over the course of a few weeks, we had the chance to test several of these new products, which included the QuietComfort™ Earbuds, the Sport™ Earbuds, and the latest styles of Bose® Frames™. QuietComfort™ Earbuds Top Features: Best-in-class noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, slimmed-down design In 2017, Bose®
by jaime traba ·Posted 11/30/2020
Just a few years ago, the true wireless headphone market was something of a novelty; at its onset there were less than a handful of models that even performed reliably. Flash forward to 2020, and the consumer has a wealth of options to choose from, many that are feature-rich and with Bluetooth performance you could expect from traditional wireless headphones. Ausounds is a relative newcomer to the game, but the company’s personnel boast alum from headphone heavy hitters such as Beats, Harman, Audeze, and KEF. The company’s stated goal is to
by Jason T ·Posted 09/09/2020
As someone who has been obsessed with all things audio for most of my life, I always find it interesting to hear what people have to say about sound quality. I find it especially fascinating to hear the opinions of people who aren’t in the audio field themselves. A great live sound engineer once said to me, “Most folks know something doesn’t sound right; they may not be able to tell you why, but they know something sounds off the mark.” I think there’s a lot of truth to that statement. Just ask my wife, who’s heard a lot of the songs I’ve
by John Foldi ·Posted 09/01/2020
Sennheiser gives you full control over your listening experience with its latest True Wireless in-ear headphones, the CX 400BT. Each earbud features a flat touch-sensitive interface that gives you the ability to tap and activate four different functions on each side. Using Sennheiser’s Smart Control app for iOS and Android mobile devices, you can customize each of these eight functions as you see fit. Options range from playback control and volume adjustment to engaging your smartphone’s digital assistant.
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 08/20/2020
Pioneer DJ announces its new HDJ-CUE1 headphones, which include DNA from its flagship Pro line of headphones and feature several customizations. The HDJ-CUE1 comes in a dark silver finish and includes a 3.9' coiled cable, while three Bluetooth versions come in matte black,