Best headphones: Get good-quality audio equipment at your budget

Here are some of the best headphones to suit any style of listener. (Dan Farrell via Unsplash/) Any way you slice it, headphones and other personal audio equipment are an essential part of our lives, at home and at work. Music and podcasts can be summoned at will during our routine workouts or while studying […]

Apple’s AirPods Max take aim at high-end over-the-ear headphones

It almost looks like a pair of giant apple watches strapped to your head. (Apple /) The little white stick protruding from Apple’s AirPods has become an instantly recognizable cultural object since the company first announced the wireless earbuds way back in 2016. When the AirPods Pro showed up in 2019, they upped the performance—and […]

Best wireless headphones: Five things to consider

What you should consider if you want the best wireless headphones. (Tomasz Gawłowski via Unsplash/) Long gone are the days of tangled up wires that take forever to undo. You shouldn’t have to attempt to undo the Gordian knot in order to get access to your favorite music and podcasts. You’d be surprised what a […]

Beats Flex headphones aren’t quite AirPods, but they’re still a great deal

They’re not true wireless earbuds, which comes in handy in some situations. (Beats/) There’s no shortage of wireless earbuds on the market at the moment, some of which seem almost impossibly cheap. But buying an off-brand pair of buds can be a gamble. That’s part of what makes the new Beats Flex wireless earbuds so […]

Over-the-ear headphones that will be music to your ears

Headphones you can count on to sound great. (David Nicolai via Unsplash/) From enhanced bass response and volume to increased sound isolation, there are countless reasons why over-the-ear headphones reign supreme when you want the most out of your music collection. Due to the size of their speaker enclosures and drivers, over-ear headphones in particular […]

The Beats Flex wireless headphones offer some AirPod functionality for just $50

They charge via USB-C and offer 12 hours of battery life. (Beats/) Earlier this week, Apple announced that it would no longer include headphones or a charging brick in the box with its smartphones, starting with the new iPhone 12. The company says the change allows for a smaller retail package that ships more efficiently, […]