When you’re buying a new pair of headphones, you have a lot to consider. One of the more important (and more confusing) aspects is the decision between open and closed. Video weblog Techquickie explains the main differences in this two minute video.
It’s a tale as old as time: how do you easily tell which headphone goes in your right ear and which one goes in the left ear (without reading tiny text)? You could always mark them with some tape or nail polish, but Lifehacker reader animatorgeek has another clever solution.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve picked up a new pair of headphones, and they sound good, but people say I need to “break them in” for 100 hours before they reach their “real” sound. Others say this is a total myth. Which is it? Is there any science to back up either side?
As the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to think about cleaning the sand, sweat and grime off your gadgets. You should pay particular attention to your in-ear headphones. Lifestyle site Apartment Therapy has a handy tip on how to clean your buds without ruining them.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m terrible with headphones. I always break them after a few months or lose them entirely. The cables snap, the plastic around the ears crack, or one of the ears will stop working. I think I’m cursed, and I don’t want to invest in a nice pair because I’m scared I’ll break them! What should I do?