My Never-Ending Search for Comfortable In-Ear Headphones

I'm a headphone junkie. I have headphones in all shapes and sizes, but there's one small problem: I don't like things that dig deep into my ears, which most traditional in-ear headphones do. So I've embarked on a search for more comfortable options...and it's been more complicated than I expected. » 1/16/15 1:32pm 1/16/15 1:32pm

SMS BioSport: Earbuds That Read Your Heartbeat But Don't Make It Thump

Sensors are everywhere—in our phones, watches, and shoes. And now our earphones, too. The SMS BioSport heart rate-sensing earbuds aim to be the audio companion of choice for all you marathon runners, mountain bikers, and other hardcore athlete types who need to know your beats per minute on a daily basis. » 12/23/14 10:20am 12/23/14 10:20am

Those Great Fire Phone Headphones Are Just $10 Right Now

The Fire Phone might be underperforming, but its accompanying earbuds are great. Gizmodo's Eric Limer had great things to say about them that you can read below, and you can pick them up for just $10 today, with a $1 MP3 credit thrown in for good measure. That's an easy recommendation for pretty much anyone, even to… » 9/16/14 10:55am 9/16/14 10:55am

This App Will Make You Perfect Fitting Earbuds From Photos of Your Ear

We wear headphones and/or earbuds for hours every day, so comfort is imperative. Want some designed just for you? A new company called Normal wants to sell you perfectly customized earbuds by using a nifty app to get you fitted—instead of having to pay a visit to an expensive audiologist. » 7/08/14 3:20pm 7/08/14 3:20pm

Earbuds Under $50 That Actually Have a Hope of Sounding Good

Apple EarPods—or whatever crap headphones came with your phone—aren't the best way to listen to music, but nice gear is expensive. You can't blame people for not wanting to spend a lot of money on something they're just going to lose or destroy. Well here's a $40 alternative to garbage that's almost certain to sound… » 4/23/13 6:00pm 4/23/13 6:00pm

Ha, These Earbuds Will Make It Look Like a Pencil Is Sticking Through…

When someone puts on earbuds, they're pretty much telling the rest of the world to not bother them. It's the universal symbol for shut the hell up. But if someone put on this Magic Pencil earbuds? That's a conversation starter. I mean, these earbuds make it look like a pencil has been stabbed in one ear and out the… » 3/13/13 11:30pm 3/13/13 11:30pm

MartinLogan Mikros 70 Review: Fancy Speaker Sound Shrunken Down to a…

MartinLogan is famous for some of the most absurdly expensive sound gear that normal humans would never ever consider buying. Like a lot of legacy audio companies, ML is now trying its hand at personal sound, starting with these lovely little buds. They're impressive, but they're designed disposable. » 1/22/13 2:00pm 1/22/13 2:00pm