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Topic: headphones

HTC's new U series phones follow Apple's iPhone 7 in eliminating headphone jacks

01/12/2017, 12:01 pm

In a surprise announcement, HTC on Thursday revealed two new flagship phones, the U Ultra and U Play -- both of which, like Apple's iPhone 7, abandon a headphone jack in favor of digital-only audio.

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Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2 truly wireless earbuds

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

Not long after the release of the M-1 --and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

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Incipio Ox Case for iPhone 7 includes built-in headphone jack, Lightning port

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Prolific iPhone case producer Incipio has announced the Ox Case, an accessory for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that marks the return of a headphone jack -- one that can be used while still allowing the iPhone to charge at the same time.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

01/02/2017, 10:01 am

Master & Dynamic's MW50s look and sound great, but may be hard to justify given cheaper alternatives from other high-end headphone makers.

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Review: Bragi's Headphone offers a solid alternative to Apple AirPods

12/31/2016, 06:12 pm

Bragi's fully wireless Headphone -- yes, in the singular -- is a competent if not spectacular alternative to Apple's AirPods, and even has some features the AirPods lack.

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Apple filing shows initial stab at AirPods with magnetic hooks

12/29/2016, 11:12 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.

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Review: Apple's new wireless AirPods put a smile on 2016

12/21/2016, 11:12 am

Delivering hours of enveloping, untethered sound and Siri assistance, Apple's new wireless AirPods elegantly perform in a way that promises to put a smile on your face no matter how terrible of a day you're having--a beautiful thing given how many ugly days 2016 has thrown at us so far.

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Scosche iPhone 7 Lightning line grows with noise isolating earbuds, Bose headphone adapter

12/16/2016, 12:12 pm

Audio company Scosche has expanded its Lightning-equipped audio gear line, and has debuted its Noise Isolation Earbuds, as well as a Lighting to 2.5mm Remote to adapt Bose headphones to the iPhone 7 family.

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Apple having trouble syncing audio between wireless AirPods - report

12/09/2016, 12:12 pm

Continued delays for Apple's completely wireless AirPods headphones are reportedly related to troubles in syncing audio between the two separate earpieces, according to a new report.

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Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we've ever used

12/03/2016, 08:12 am

Bluetooth audio --especially when exercising --has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

11/27/2016, 01:11 am

Master & Dynamic's top-of-the-line Bluetooth headphones deliver on style, build, and sound quality, but are almost certainly overkill -- especially if you intend to take them outside.

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Fry's claims Apple's BeatsX earbuds due on Dec. 5

11/22/2016, 12:11 pm

Contrasting with another recent online listing, electronics retailer Fry's is now saying that Apple's BeatsX earbuds will ship on Dec. 5.

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Apple-authorized reseller in Czech Republic expects AirPods to be available in December

11/16/2016, 10:11 am

Announced back in September, Apple's completely wireless AirPods still do not have a concrete shipping date, though one international reseller claims they won't arrive this month, instead becoming available in December.

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First look: Apple's Powerbeats 3 Bluetooth headphones with W1 chip and 12-hour battery life

11/10/2016, 10:11 am

After being announced at Apple's iPhone 7 event in September, the company's lightweight Powerbeats3 on-ear headphones, featuring the proprietary W1 chip for superior wireless connectivity, are now beginning to trickle out into the hands of consumers. AppleInsider offers a first look.

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will.i.am, Kendall Jenner & Naomi Campbell launch Buttons wireless earbuds at Apple stores

11/03/2016, 12:11 pm

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am -- along with models Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell -- has launched a new set of earbuds, the i.am+ Buttons, available at Apple stores as well as a number of other U.S. retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

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Master & Dynamic launches metal-and-leather MW50 Bluetooth headphones

11/02/2016, 11:11 am

Perhaps seizing on the trend towards Bluetooth headphones instigated by Apple's iPhone 7, Master & Dynamic this week launched its MW50 on-ear headphones, which offer a more luxury-oriented alternative to Apple's Beats products.

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X-ray of Apple's iPhone 7 Lightning headphone adapter finds mystery circuit, likely for DAC

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's new Lightning to 3.5-millimeter headphone adapter -- bundled with every new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and also sold separately for $9 -- features a unique integrated circuit, the purpose of which cannot be verified, but has likely been deduced.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 update fixing Lightning EarPods bug, Photos crashes, app extension issues

09/23/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple on Friday pushed out a minor update for its newly released iOS 10 platform, squashing a handful of bugs for iPhone and iPad users, most notably one related to controls on Lightning-connected headphones.

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Watch: Apple's Lightning EarPods sound better than legacy 3.5mm headphone jack

09/20/2016, 12:09 pm

As Apple attempts to move beyond the headphone jack, its replacement wired audio input source, Lightning, offers a number of benefits over the legacy 3.5-millimeter technology. AppleInsider shows you how Lightning is truly a step forward for audio quality.

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