Wireless Headphones

by John Foldi ·Posted
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
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
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
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 Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
With Shure’s latest releases, you can use the RMCE-TW2 second-generation true wireless adapters to turn your favorite detachable Shure SE Series earphones into capable true wireless earbuds, or opt for pre-bundled, lifestyle-integrating true wireless earphones or premium in-ear monitors for the stage, studio, and everywhere in-between. The
by John Foldi ·Posted
The newly announced Bose® QuietComfort™ 45 headphones retain a lot of what QuietComfort™ 35 II fans came to love and adds even more. You get the same great active noise cancellation, ability to convert them for wired use, volume-optimized EQ, and more, but can now enjoy improved battery life, clearer hands-free calls, and a new Aware Mode that lets you interact with others without needing to remove your headphones.
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
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 Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
The clever minds at BOSS have a flair for figuring out what sorts of gear guitar and bass players dig. From their classic stompboxes to their slick amplifiers, BOSS equipment can be found in rigs around the world. The newest additions to the BOSS family—the SY-1000 three-voice guitar/bass synthesizer and the Waza-Air wireless guitar
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Binaural recording: it's been hovering around the fringes of pro and semi-pro audio for quite some time. But now the zeitgeist is shifting. Formats such as ASMR, which makes regular use of binaural recording, are now enjoyed in wider and wider circles. And of course, with the popularity of immersive media, audio engineers are free to explore the stereo field in exciting ways. It's not surprising to see new binaural-recording products hit the marketplace. As "wearable tech" is a buzzword buoyant enough to float a startup, it's equally
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
If you spend hours of each work day on calls with potential customers, current clients, co-workers, and external teams, the last thing you want is a communications system that ties you to one place. With a theme of freedom in mind, Jabra has released the Engage Series lightweight wireless on-ear headsets, in multiple wearing styles and configurations. From the stereo headband Engage 65 to the Bluetooth-enabled convertible
by jaime traba ·Posted
Shure has been on a mission recently to expand its footprint into the digital audio realm (with a bit of a focus on iOS), throwing the company’s reputation for pro audio and consumer headphones into new designs, such as the Motiv line of iOS-friendly microphones and the RMCE-LTG cable (reviewed