Sennheiser's Dope Momentum Headphones Are Now Wireless, Noise Canceling

I've fallen in love with the Momentum headphones Sennheiser launched a few years ago. They're my gotos: The cans that sit on my desk everyday. Usually, I don't care that somebody made existing headphones wireless or that they managed to make them noise canceling. Bluetooth? Yawn. Noise canceling? Whatevs. But I'm… »1/06/15 12:00pm1/06/15 12:00pm

The Souped Up Acoustics Behind a Giant David Bowie Retrospective

When art museums first became a thing, in the 19th century, they were the aristocracy's idea of intellectual charity: A chance for the hoi polloi to catch a thin whiff of true civilization. They couldn't have imagined a fine art museum spending $2 million on a show about a pop star who grew up in a completely average… »9/22/14 2:44pm9/22/14 2:44pm

A Secret Opera Erupts Inside California's Biggest Train Depot

Headphones are part of daily life at train stations, an urban necessity used by commuters to drown out the flurry of action around them. But the other night at Union Station in Los Angeles, as I watched a woman crawl across the top of an information booth while a man's voice from another room whispered in my ear, the… »10/21/13 3:20pm10/21/13 3:20pm