50 Cent's SMS Audio Is Building Headphones That Keep Track of Your Run

50 Cent's SMS Audio is about to announce a major deal that could help keep it from getting left behind by the newly forged Apple-Beats powerhouse. Sources close to the deal told us that the company will announce a new set of headphones based on Intel's health monitoring technology this very evening. SMS is no Beats By… » 8/14/14 1:23pm 8/14/14 1:23pm

Five Best Headphones

After a huge number of nominations, we have your five choices for Best Headphones. Even more compelling is that three of your five picks are the same as the contenders from Lifehacker's 2012 Hive Five, which really speaks to the quality of these cans. Head for the comments and vote by starring your favorite. » 8/07/14 4:15pm 8/07/14 4:15pm

A Hoodie Made From Speaker Fabric Won't Muffle Your Headphones

Originally designed for home or recording studio use, over-the-ear headphones somehow became a popular choice for music aficionados on-the-go. We can probably blame Sony's Walkman for that, but it means that Betabrand's new Audio Engineer's Hoodie—which uses speaker fabric on the hood so headphones can be worn over… » 7/17/14 5:50pm 7/17/14 5:50pm

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

Over-Ear Headphones That Wrap Behind Your Head To Preserve Your 'Do

Audio-Technica's new ATH-S600 headphones don't break much new ground when it comes to sound quality, but that's not why consumers might be interested in the new cans. What makes the headphones interesting is their over-ear design with a headband that wraps around the back of the wearer's head to protect their… » 7/03/14 2:00pm 7/03/14 2:00pm

Nerf-Like Foam Headphones Your Kids Won't Instantly Destroy

There's a reason brands like Nerf and Tonka are popular with parents: it's because they're almost impossible for kids to destroy. So Marblue decided to take a similar approach with its headphones designed for kids, by making the frame out of nearly indestructible foam. And of course, they called them Headfoams. » 5/23/14 9:20am 5/23/14 9:20am

Report: Apple Is Getting Ready to Buy Beats for $3.2 Billion

According to the Financial Times, Apple is closing in on an acquisition of Beats, the headphone manufacturer turned streaming music service. The $3.2 billion deal would give Apple control over a powerful brand, but at the same time, it would be puzzling and uncharacteristic of Apple. The FT points out it would be… » 5/08/14 5:56pm 5/08/14 5:56pm