These Exercise-Friendly Bluetooth Earbuds Are Down to $40 [Updated]


Update: Looks like Amazon sold out of the earbuds. If you're looking for an alternative, Amazon has the popular Klipsch Image S4i exercise earbuds for $39 for the next few hours, but those obviously aren't wireless. » 2/03/15 9:45am 2/03/15 9:45am

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

You'll Wish These $25 Earbuds Had Been Bundled With Your Phone

If you ever use the terrible earbuds that shipped with your smartphone, stop what you're doing and replace them with this pair of Sennheisers, marked down to an all-time low price today. » 1/14/15 9:45am 1/14/15 9:45am

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

OnePlus Has $15 Earbuds To Match Its Fantastic Phone

Yesterday, OnePlus announced on its forums its first foray into audio equipment with the new $15 Silver Bullet Earphone. Continuing the "half the price of Apple" trend, they look like they'd fit in just fine alongside the company's OnePlus One wonderphone. » 9/25/14 12:53pm 9/25/14 12:53pm

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… » 9/16/14 10:55am 9/16/14 10:55am

BioSport Earbuds: Finally, A Fitness Tracker You Never Have to Charge

As we reported earlier, 50 Cent and SMS Audio announced a new partnership with Intel this evening. It's a plan to bring the joys of fitness tracking to both the flakey workout amateur and the finely sculpted sports pro in the form of earbuds. » 8/14/14 7:30pm 8/14/14 7:30pm

These Wireless Earbuds Are 3D-Printed To Fit Your Ears (and Style)

For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed about a pair of earbuds that could pump music into my brain without the fuss of wires or plugs. And in recent years, various companies have tried (and failed) to make good ones. A funded Kickstarter project promises to finally succeed. » 8/08/14 2:08pm 8/08/14 2:08pm

The Amazon Fire Phone's Headphones Are What All Cheap Earbuds Should Be

Have you ever met a pair of pack-in headphones you liked? Me neither. That is until I got the ones that came with the Fire Phone. They look a lot like Apple's (bad) EarPods, but are better in almost every way you would want. All cheap headphones should be at least this great. » 7/25/14 12:02pm 7/25/14 12:02pm

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

Comply Foam Tips Make Your Earbuds More Comfortable, Isolate Noise

Most earbuds use a silicone tip that works okay, 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. » 6/26/14 11:20am 6/26/14 11:20am

A Cheap Pair of Headphones Can Accurately Measure Your Heart Rate

There's a plethora of devices out there that let athletes, amateur doctors, and even hypochondriacs constantly monitor their heart rates. But thanks to researchers at the Kaiteki Institute in Japan, soon all you may need to keep tabs on your ticker is a cheap pair of in-ear headphones. » 10/25/13 9:23am 10/25/13 9:23am

Sprng EarPod Clip Review: One of Apple's Biggest Design Flaws, Fixed

The constant curse of Apple's earbuds—along with the lackluster sound they produce—is that you can rarely go more than 10 seconds before one side or the other pops out. Sprng—clips for Apple's updated-in-2012 EarPods—wants to remedy that. And you know what? They do. » 9/09/13 2:20pm 9/09/13 2:20pm

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

Duobuds Let You Stack Your Earbuds and Share Your Music

The easiest way to get around the nasty DRM that stops you from sharing your music is with a headphone splitter that lets two people listen to the same device. And it gets even easier with a pair of these Duobuds, which feature an extra headphone jack built-in. » 3/06/13 2:20pm 3/06/13 2:20pm

Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Review: More Buck, Less Bang

The Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro finished third in our Best Headphones for Running Battlemodo. We loved the fit, but the sound wasn't particularly impressive, which is why we were excited to get the Inspire Limited edition—with redesigned drivers—in our ears. The results were... puzzling. » 2/13/13 6:40pm 2/13/13 6:40pm

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

Decibullz Headphones Review: A Perfect Fit That Sounds Like Shit

Everyone's ears are shaped differently. In fact, often, a person's right and left ears aren't even identical. So it's hard to find earbuds that fit just right. » 1/16/13 3:20pm 1/16/13 3:20pm

The Best Heart Rate Monitor May Go in Your Ear

Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and annoying. HRM watches, like the MIO Alpha, have a lot of potential, but they still lose contact frequently. Valencell is going in a different direction, building a heart rate sensor into something most of us are already wearing: our headphones. » 1/08/13 12:00pm 1/08/13 12:00pm