headphones

Who Won The Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Thanks to everyone who entered our recent competition to win one of three pairs of Bose QuietComfort 15 acoustic noise cancelling headphones. We had hundreds of entries and lots of great suggestions for the unusual essential you always pack for a business trip — these are the winners.


Win! One Of Three Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

What’s the one unusual essential you always pick for a business trip? A black bin bag? Duct tape? A resealable food container? Tell us your story to win one of three silver Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise cancelling headphones (worth $399 each). You’ll definitely want a pair of QC15s with you on the next trip you take…


How To Turn Your Favourite Pair Of Headphones Into A Headset

Can’t find a headset you like for making voice calls from your computer? Turning your favourite headphones into a headset that can record your voice, take calls, and handle video chats is easy. Here’s how.


Get Better Sound From Your Headphones With These DIY Mods

Finding the perfect pair of headphones is a challenge, because often there is no “perfect” headphone for you. Fortunately, you can tweak any headphone to fit your tastes with a little DIY magic. Welcome to the exciting world of headphone mods.


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.