headphones

The Master & Dynamic MW60 x Leica headphone collab is all about love of the look

This M&D x Leica collaboration is what you get when one company truly admires another’s design principles. Leica rarely licenses the use of their trademark red dot and font in products other

Sennheiser’s PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones sound best with it disabled

Sennheiser is great at doing a lot of things, namely in the audio space. Headphones, microphones and the like. When Sennheiser combines the two and creates a gaming headset, you'd expect it to be pret

V-Moda’s Crossfade II are the all-around headphones I didn’t know I’d like, but with a catch

V-Moda has been making audio hardware since 2004, but the Crossfade II is only their second over-ear Bluetooth pair.

Any headphones can be Bluetooth headphones with Jack

When Apple decided to strip its flagship phones of the headphone jack, certain people were angry. Those relying on the headphone jack for non-music things were grumpy, but so were those of us who had

Wireless earbud startup Earin gets $3.5 million in funding as its readies new product

Headphone startup Earin announced today that it’s scored $3.5 million in funding, hot on the heels of announcing its second-generation wireless earbuds back at CES. The new round will go to fund the

Nura gets $4.6 million in seed funding for its customizable headphones

We tried out a prototype of Nura’s custom headphones over the summer and liked what we heard. Apparently we weren’t alone in that, as the Australian startup scored a massive $1.8 million on Kickst

Apple’s long-delayed Beats X wireless earbuds launch February 10

Just ahead of the holidays, Apple announced the further delay of its Beats X wireless earbuds, pushing their launch back to an unspecified time in February. Meantime, the company managed to get its al

Clothing maker Scott Jordan talks about the future of fashion

Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the SCOTTeVEST,

The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming

Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have time to

Crunch Report | Facebook Builds a Censorship Tool

Facebook builds a censorship tool so it could not be banned from China anymore, Twitter suspends Jack Dorsey's Twitter account, your headphones can be hacked to listen to you, MIT creates artificial m

Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones

Security researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created a proof-of-concept exploit that lets them turn headphones into microphones to secretly record conversations. The PoC, called &#822

AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop

Bone conduction has been around in some form or another for some time now, but the technology still hasn’t managed to crack the mainstream. New York-based hardware startup AfterShokz may have come t

Marshall’s new Bluetooth headphones promise 30 hours of life on a charge

“Mid” is probably not the most intuitive name for a premium addition to an existing product category. But there you have it. Marshall’s latest on-ear Bluetooth headphones join the company’s (s

The Sennheiser x Massdrop HD6XX headphones are probably sold out, but will relaunch

If you were focused on, um, other things this morning, you may well have missed the launch of the HD6XX. The bad news is that the extremely limited edition Sennheiser/Massdrop team up looks to have so

Crunch Report | Instagram Shoppable Photos

Today’s Stories  Instagram tests shoppable photo tags Google launches Tango AR smartphone system Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds Sony’s profit down 86% but

Will.i.am is back with another weird gadget

These days, musician is pretty far down on Will.i.am’s resume. The lead Black Eyed Pea has been kicking around the halls of CES a bunch over the past several years with a series of often odd takes o

JayBird slims down the profile and pricing for its X3 Bluetooth earbuds

By Bluetooth headphone standards, JayBird’s new X3 aren’t very sexy. Compared to the company’s recently released Freedom earbuds, they’re big and bulky. But that’s somewhat beside the point

The JBL Reflect Aware is the first of a new crop of Lightning-only headphones

As we hurtle noiselessly into a dystopian future, headphone makers have already started offering Lightning-only earbuds, something that should give early adopters some solace but might be a hard sell

No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for a lot

Sony takes on Bose with new wireless headphones

Not every product briefing involves a large hidden speaker trucked in to reproduce plane noise. But Sony is clearly very psyched about the noise canceling capabilities of its new wireless headset. In
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