headphones

Comply Foam Tips Make Your Earbuds More Comfortable, Isolate Noise

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.


Wrap Your Headphone Cables In Beads To Keep Them From Tangling

If you want to add a little personality to your headphones and keep the cables from twisting and tangling, the answer may be as close as your local craft store. All you need are some beads in a colour you wouldn’t mind wearing, and you have a ticket to snag-free headphone cords.


Extend Battery Life For Wireless Headphones With A Lightweight Power Bank

This trick is all about functionality over form. If you use wireless headphones but need them to work for several hours without needing to recharge, Redditor Aldorf suggests attaching a lightweight power bank to the headband.


Ask LH: How Can I Clean My Over-Ear Headphones?

Dear Lifehacker, I own a pair of over-ear headphones (Corsair Vengeance 1500, to be precise), and they’re getting rather grubby. The actual ear-covers are made out of a carpet-like material. What can I do to remove dust, sweat and grime from them without damaging the headphones in any way?


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?