Reducing the roar of jet engines to a whisper, Sony's MDR-1000X Bluetooth headphones offer first class noise-cancelling for travellers with deep pockets. At $699 Sony's MDR-1000X headphones certainly aren't cheap but in return they deliver amazing noise-cancelling performance – a big step up from Sony's $499 MDR-100ABN "H.ear On" headphones which already sound pretty impressive.
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We choose headphones for their comfortable frames, but their bulk makes them difficult to store on the move. Thankfully, the FRANKLIN Bluetooth Headphones remedy this issue with their foldable design.
Buying headphones is an incredibly personal decision, but there are still a few models that are so popular, you have to try them out. Today, we're comparing three of the world's most popular cans.
If you've ever tried headphones or Apple EarPods with your Xbox One only to be rewarded with an odd buzzing, don't worry -- neither your controller or your headphones are broken. The issue here is how normal headphone jacks are built, and how Apple (and some others) build their plugs. It's easy to fix.
If you use a pair of portable headphones, or even budget headphones, you could probably do with a decent amplifier. But if your favourite way of listening involves music on the go, it's got to go with you. This week, we're looking at five of the best portable headphone amps on the market, with prices starting at under $40.
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.
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.