Sony WH-1000XM4 review: The best headphones get even better

Is it important? I don’t think so. Since Android 8.0 Oreo, LDAC has been a codec that phone makers can freely include, and the vast majority have chosen to do so. LDAC is also one of only two Bluetooth codecs that have been certified as Hi-Res compatible — even aptX HD can’t make that claim.

The Best Waterproof Earbuds to Keep the Music On and Moisture Out

While they are indeed wireless, as in, there’s no wire connecting them to your device, there is a short wire connecting the buds. This may be a dealbreaker for some, but can actually be beneficial to others. For example, if you’ll be mostly on phone calls, the wire lets the built-in microphone dangle right by […]

Sony takes on Bose with new WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones

Though the active noise cancellation (ANC) on the XM3 was close to best in class, Sony says it has improved upon the tech with the XM4. The company claims that the headphones use a new Bluetooth audio SoC—it didn’t specify which—and an updated algorithm for its own QN1 noise-cancelling chip to update and process noise […]

The best earbuds 2020: our top earphones and in-ear headphones for any budget

The Jaybird Tarah Pro headphones are wireless sport headphones for the endurance runners, athletes and fitness nuts out there. With a neck cable to keep the earbuds together, they aren’t quite ‘true wireless’, but will be practical for those concerned about dropping and losing a costly earbud in the heat of a race or training […]

Powerbeats Pro 2: everything we know about the rumored true wireless earbuds

The Powerbeats Pro shook off Beats’ reputation for overly bassy audio, offering a more neutral sound profile. While we liked the sound quality offered by the original buds, we were disappointed that Apple didn’t provide any way to alter the EQ settings, either via an app or through a series of preset sound profiles. An […]

Amazon discounts Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats Pro — save up to $70

Beats Headphones tend to live up to their name — they’re our go-to headphones for getting the best out of our favorite music, from the most supple bass to the hardest pounding, well, beats. Add wireless to the mix and we’re already sold, especially as we’re spending more time working away from our offices — […]

1More Dual Driver ANC Pro review: Listen to this

The in-ear component of the headphones fits comfortably and securely in my ears and hung in there rather nicely when I decided to audition them during a run around the local park. At the other end of the wire is the silicone neckband, which wraps gently around the neck. The band has buttons for power, […]

Apple AirPods Pro Lite release date, news, and rumors

AirPods Pro Lite priceIf the rumored AirPods Pro Lite really are an entry-level version of the AirPods Pro, we’d expect them to be significantly cheaper than their pricy siblings. At $249 / £249 / AU$399, the original Pros are pretty expensive, even more so than the best true wireless earbuds you can buy in 2020, […]

These Speakers Prove You Don’t Need to Spend More Than $100 to Get Great Sound

The box-shaped speaker is 6-inches wide, 5-inches tall, and weighs 2.1 pounds, which means its the biggest and heaviest recommendation in this guide. This is partly because Klipsch used materials like real wood veneer when designing the Heritage Groove. But it’s not all about looks, the speaker also features a large, 3-inch driver, plus a […]