Don't-Miss Headphones Stories


New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.


Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future without headphone jacks

Apple removes the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, ships Lightning EarPods and an adapter instead.

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

No headphone jack? No problem. You can still listen to your corded headphones with this new $20 gadget.


Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Mediocre mid-range and top end takes some of the luster off the Bravo’s superb bass performance.

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Roland acquires majority stake in headphone-maker V-Moda

We interview V-Moda CEO Val Kolton, who will retain 30 percent of V-Moda and become a Roland product design consultant.

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Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones go wireless

We strapped a series of new Bose products to our heads at a New York City media event on Friday.

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Nuheara IQbuds hands-on preview: These smart Bluetooth ear buds are about more than music

The IQbuds promise to make it easier to hear in challenging environments; blocking out unwanted noise. We listened to a prototype and predict they'll deliver.


Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.

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We went to the weirdest concert ever with Doppler's Here earbuds

The Here earbuds distort the sound around you to create a musical listening experience you’ve never heard before.

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Puro Sound Labs introduces headphones designed to protect children’s hearing

These phones attenuate the input signal so that it doesn’t exceed a level that can cause permanent damage to the listener’s ears.

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Mack is a MagSafe-like cable adapter for headphones

The Mack magnetic headphone jack makes clotheslining yourself on headphone cords almost impossible.