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

How Sennheiser Designs Serious Headphones For a Smartphone Generation

For decades, German audio company Sennheiser has made some of the best headphones you can buy, regardless of whether you're trying to keep it thrifty or splurge. In recent years, though, the legacy brand has had to adapt its technology to an era when how consumers listen to music has radically changed. » 1/15/14 3:20pm 1/15/14 3:20pm

Sol Republic's New Sweat-Proof Earbuds Might Be the Most Versatile Yet

Running headphones are for the most part a hideous, utilitarian lot. They stay put when you're running and don't short out when you work up a sweat. They probably live in your gym bag. Sol Republic's new Relays are headphones designed with the simple goal of making a single bud that works for everything and only costs… » 1/06/14 11:30am 1/06/14 11:30am

Shure's New Cheap Earbuds Will Sound Way Better Than Your Crap EarPods

Shure is one of the oldest players in the earbud game—the company accidentally helped invent the category in the 90s whilst designing in-ear stage monitors for musicians. The company's stuff sounds fantastic, and now with it's new SE112, they'll cost just a couple bucks more than the unfortunate buds that ship with… » 1/03/14 11:54am 1/03/14 11:54am

Family Opens Beats Headphones on Christmas, Finds Tuna Instead

It's Christmas Day. You've carefully wrapped the Beats headphones your daughter's been dreaming of, and she's just about to see that dream become reality. Looking on with glee, you watch as she tears the paper from her brand new set of cans only to find that these were cans of a markedly different sort. Tuna,… » 12/27/13 2:30pm 12/27/13 2:30pm

A Headphone Splitter That Lets Each Listener Control Their Own Volume

Sharing a single set of earbuds is bad, but being at the mercy of another person controlling the volume when using a headphone splitter isn't great either. The folks at Wicked Audio have just solved that problem, thanks to this simple splitter that gives each listener their own volume dial. » 12/19/13 5:00pm 12/19/13 5:00pm