headphones

Keep Earbud Cables Tidy With This DIY Organiser

Over the years, we’ve talked about a lot of ways you can avoid the tangled mess of poorly wrapped earbud cables, and we’re not about to stop now. This time, we have a rather handsome DIY snapping leather clip.


Ask LH: Are Beats By Dre Headphones Any Good?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m in the market for a new pair of headphones, and I’ve been eyeballing the Beats By Dre Studios. I like a lot of bass in my music, but some people tell me they suck and are overpriced. Are they actually horrible, or are these people just snobby audiophiles who like to hate on popular headphones? Will I notice a difference?


Ask LH: Does Bluetooth Audio Still Suck?

Dear Lifehacker, I want a pair of wireless headphones to wear while I’m working, but I’ve always heard that Bluetooth audio sounds terrible. I had a pair a while back, and everything through them sounded really robotic. My friends say they’ve come a long way though. What’s the verdict? Do Bluetooth headphones sound any good these days?


Fix A Broken Pair Of Headphones With Earmuffs

If your perfect pair of headphones has finally cracked beyond repair, not all is lost. Blogger Ean Golden has discovered that he could make his headphones live on with a pair of noise-isolating earmuffs.


Ask LH: Can I Use My Wireless Headset On A Plane?

Dear Lifehacker, I will be travelling overseas in the next few months, and I was wondering if my Sennheiser RS160 wireless headphones can be used on the flight. I can’t seem to see any official information prohibiting their use. So can I use my headphones? Or will they have to wait for me back home?


Upgrade A Pair Of Mid-Range Headphones To An Audiophile-Worthy Pair

My Sennheiser HD 555 headphones are great — so great that I’ve neglected to upgrade them for many years. Thanks to a discovery by clever human being Mike Beauchamp, it turns out you can perform a free upgrade to these headphones and make them equal to their high-end counterparts.


Rapidly 'Wind' Your Cables For Tangle-Free Headphones

We already have an in-depth guide to wrapping headphones, but we’re always open to new approaches. Corey Van Dyke offers up a tangle-free method we haven’t seen before — and it’s quite cool and incredibly easy.


Build A Wireless Charging System For Your Headphones

Sick of plugging in your gaming headphones to charge them? DIYer Valentin was, so he built a wireless charging system so he’d have a place to hang his headphones and let them charge.


Make Tangled Earbuds A Thing Of The Past With A Gum Container

Earbuds have a habit of getting tangled when you toss them in a bag. Fortunately, you can keep them organised with a standard chewing gum container.


Repair A Broken Headphone Plug

The danger of buying expensive headphones is that you run the risk of breaking a flimsy piece of rubber and metal, no matter how good the sound quality is. It turns out you can also fix the broken plug for a couple of bucks.