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Whether you're buying for an audiophile or perhaps looking for a cheeky present for yourself, you can't go past a good set of headphones. Here are 5 of our favourites that hit a range of different price points.


Turning Google Assistant into your own personal translator, Google's Bluetooth earbuds attempt to make spoken communication between different languages possible. Unfortunately, they are not the fabled 'Babel fish' they were made out to be. Here's why they are pretty underwhelming.


Whether you're powering through your last mile or taking a relaxed walk around the block, most of us rely on the power of music to carry us through our athletic endeavors. But nothing pulls us out of the zone faster than having our earbuds get tangled up and yanked out of ears. Thankfully, you can end your cable-catching woes with FRESHeBUDS' new Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, and they're on sale for 75% off!


The newly-unveiled Pixel Buds promise to be the ultimate travel companion. In addition to putting your music and all the power of Google in reach at all times, they offer instant vocal translations straight into your ear - just like a real-life Babel fish.

Unveiled at the Made By Google event in San Francisco, the $249 earbuds don't yet have an Australian release date but are expected to be available by the end of the year. They're part of a slew of new Google-made hardware including the Pixel 2 smartphones, a Pixelbook laptop, new Google Home speakers and the Clips camera.


I am not an audiophile, but I do love convenience. And comfort. And it is quite inconvenient when you just want to use your headphones to drown out the subway and find yourself tangled in a cord like an invasive weed, or when the sound is dominated by the rustling stethoscopic vibrations of said cord. It is more convenient to have no wires at all. If you are also a fan of convenience, perhaps you should try some wireless Bluetooth headphones.


Hey Lifehacker, Many of my pairs of earbuds seem to be losing signal in just one of the buds. I suspect this is due to me removing one earbud out to listen to what's happening around me; my fingers tend to grab both the earbud and the cable and I suspect that wears the wire out. Is there anything I can do to protect the cable?


Solid sound doesn't have to come at the expense of portability. Earbuds used to get a bad rap for offering lacklustre sound, but they've come a long way and many can seriously compete with their over-ear cousins. Some even offer noise isolation and super-comfortable fits. Here's a look at five great earbuds.