Foam earbud tips have a lot of advantages, but they can also alter the sound of your music. Tyll from InnerFidelity shares a tip for improving their sound.
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It's definitely more complicated than a couple of hooks in the wall or under your desk, but this DIY headphone holder has a lot of personality. It's made from a block of reclaimed wood, and, according to Instructables user mikeasaurus, it was pretty easy to make.
Bone-conducting headphones sound like strange gadgets, but they're surprisingly easy to build. This video from Tinkernut walks you through the basics of speaker technology, and in the first minute or two tells you how to build a bone-conduction speaker you could easily house in a hollowed out pair of on-ear headphones or earmuffs.
Dear Lifehacker, After going through my third pair of earphones for my mobile in recent times, I was wondering if there is a "preferred" way to keep the phone in your pocket? Do you have the lead facing upwards from the outside of the pocket, or down towards the groin? I'm sick of my earphones not lasting a year before the connection becomes sketchy.
Most earbuds use a silicone tip that works OK, but doesn't always give you the best seal — which means outside noise will still creep in (and bass response will suffer). Comply memory foam tips are a good alternative, with a few caveats.
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.
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...
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?