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.
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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.
Wires are no fun, especially when they're attached to your earphones. That's why many headphone manufacturers are making the push towards Bluetooth and wireless listening. While there are plenty of wireless earphones on the market, the HBQ i7 Twins True Wireless Earphones stand out from the pack with their next-level comfort and truly wireless design.
Whether you're working out or just walking around, adding music to the mix can make just about any daily activity enjoyable. It's worthwhile to invest in a solid pair of wireless earbuds, so you can jam out -- without getting tangled up in a cord. That's where these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds come in.
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.
The best earbuds offer some noise isolation. If the ones you have are awful or keep falling out of your ears, Instructables user NightHawkinLight has a method to make your own, customised noise-isolating earbuds using a pair of reusable earplugs, some clear silicone, and a little elbow grease.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
If you've picked up a pair of Apple's new EarPods, you've probably read that Apple designed them to fit all types of ears. That hasn't stopped many reviewers from pointing out they're a little loose and prone to falling out. The fix? A little sugru, that moldable silicone we love so much.