Tag Archive: Headphones


Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless High-End Over-Ear Headphones Review

A bit ago, we looked at a new initiative by the high-end headphone maker, Beyerdynamic. Its lack of wireless options began to be addressed with the Aventho Wireless, which we deemed a thoroughly premium and well-performing on-ear. But a hole was left for folks who prefer the over-ear flavor. That’s now filled with the new Amiron Wireless.

We’re a little thrown off by the naming convention, having expected the “Aventho” name to become the company’s new wireless series. Maybe  [Read More…]

Here is a list of all the Google Assistant speakers, headphones, and displays you can buy

When Google Assistant first made the leap from your phone to another device in 2016 your choice was simple. Either buy a Google Home speaker or nothing. Since then times have changed, and the product line has grown from speakers to headphones to even smart displays. There have never been more options than there are today with more always coming.

In the beginning, having just one speaker seemed like plenty but as time has gone on their uses have expanded  [Read More…]

Enjoy your music with the $299 Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones

Active noise cancelling and great sound.

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones are down to $ 299.99 in Black and Silver on Amazon. Headphones like this don’t drop in price because when you’re the best at something, you make the people come to you. That’s just a law of nature. The only other deals we’ve seen on the Series II have come through eBay’s site-wide sales that just happened to work on these headphones. They don’t usually drop  [Read More…]

New leaked images of Pixel 3 XL reveal USB-C headphones in box (Update: Video unboxing!)

Update (10:15 AM): We’re not getting a hands-on video unboxing of the Pixel 3 XL. This comes to us via Reddit. As many commenters point out, the big notch we’ve seen in previously leaked photos appears to be large and in charge at the top of the device. We also see a pretty hefty chin too, leaving us to wonder why exactly we’re getting a notch and a chin.

What do you think of the Pixel 3 XL? Hit the comment  [Read More…]

Wireless audio codecs and where headphones are today

Despite how one may feel about wireless headphones, they’re the future. The future is wireless. The industry is well on the path to transition everything it can to the cordless goal.

As an audiophile, I’m one in the reluctant bunch that shrugs at the notion. I can’t say that wireless headphones haven’t come a long way. As a reviewer, I get a chance to try many wireless headphones, and I’ve actually been left impressed a couple times. That said, terrible  [Read More…]

Don’t miss the first discount on Anker’s newest completely wireless headphones

They’re called Liberty because they’re free from wires.

If you use the coupon code SDCLBT66 during checkout, you can pick up Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Lite completely wireless Bluetooth headphones for just $ 64.99. These normally sell for $ 80 and have never had a direct price drop since they were released back in mid-July. Anker’s Liberty+ headphones are on sale for $ 119.99 and those offer up to 48 hours of playback time total before you need to recharge.

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Taotronics TT-BH040 headphones review: The best sound $70 can buy

Active Noise Cancelling headphones that don’t suck for under $ 80. Dreams do come true!

Very rarely do I go through a day without having some sort of headphones in, on, or around my ears. Whether I’m rocking out to The Police, listening to true crime podcasts, or taking calls on my iPhone and Mac, I am constantly plugged in to some form of audio.

While I don’t consider myself a hardcore audiophile, I do know what  [Read More…]

AKG K52 Headphones review: Studio headphones on the cheap

Just needs a removable cable.

A few days after this review is published, I’ll be playing guitar and singing at my first solo show in two years. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been buying equipment like amplifiers, a microphone and stand, and a music stand. I also wanted some studio headphones to hear my amplifier effects without disrupting my neighbors. I also wanted neutral headphones around for when I get around to recording some music I’ve  [Read More…]

Koss Porta Pro Wireless headphones review: The retro re-do that mostly works

They’re retro, but that doesn’t make them outdated.

I’ve been wearing the Koss Porta Pros since I was 14. They were the first pair of “audiophile” headphones I could afford after starting to research how to get better sound out of my summer-job paycheck.

Everyone agreed, even way back in 1999, that the Porta Pro headphones were an anomaly, a confluence of retro design and excellent engineering.

Koss Porta Pro Wireless

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Sony WH1000XM2 review: The headphones I recommend to everyone

The best alternative to Bose’s popular QC35 IIs.

If there’s any one piece of tech I’ve consistently recommended that all my friends go out and buy, it’s a good set of noise-canceling headphones. Whether you’re sitting on a long flight, writing in your favorite coffee shop, or just trying to drown out noisy neighbors, there’s no better way to block out the rest of the world.

There are plenty of noise-canceling headphones available, but I’ve been using  [Read More…]