The latest version of Marshall’s handsome headphones feature improved ear cushions, hinges and headband. There’s a Bluetooth version, while the wired version has a detachable cable with a built-in microphone and a second 3.5mm port for sharing audio.
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Renowned amp maker Ashdown Engineering now has a Bluetooth version of its one-of-a-kind active noise cancelling headphones. Like the original, the OV-1B has VU meters that react to the audio being played. It also adds phone and playback buttons on the left earcup.
It may look like a pair of earphones, but the Vinci 2.0 is so much more. It’s powered by Amazon’s Alexa, has its own storage, and supports 3G connectivity. So it can make calls and messages, search for answers and connect to music streaming services on its own.
Bose’s upcoming Sleepbuds can play only the 10 relaxing sounds that are loaded in the buds themselves, and can mask out other sounds. A mobile app will let you pick the sound, adjust the volume and set an alarm. They will come with soft eartips and a charging case.
Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.
Jaybird is known for having great-sounding and well-priced workout earphones. Its first fully wireless product is no different. The Run offers easy but powerful sound customization. It’s water-resistant, lasts 4h per charge and comes with a charging case that adds 8h of runtime.
Focal takes their already very good over-the-ear headphones and cuts the cord. They offer crisp, clean, and natural sounds, and a snug fit that keeps out background sounds. Battery life is great too – up to 20 hr per charge. Read our full review on Technabob.
Another stellar in-ear model from V-MODA, the Metallo Wireless offers exceptionally clean, crisp, distortion-free sound, great frequency response, and a smartly designed neck band that keeps controls just where you need them. Read our full review on Technabob.
V-Moda’s in-ear sport earphones are our new go-to pair for daily listening, with bright highs, punchy bass, and great isolation from outside noise. They come with lots of ear tips, sport wings, and ear hooks for versatility and comfort. Read our full review on Technabob.