• Review

    Four stylish on-ear headphones worth hearing

    Posted May 19, 2013 - 7:24 am

    Comfortable, high-quality, portable, on-ear headphones that look great. No, really.
  • Can music guys make music subscription work?

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    Producer Jimmy Iovine thinks that, unlike tech companies, music companies will be able to persuade people to subscribe to a music service - and he’s about to test his theory
  • Review

    Best products of 2012: entertainment

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:45 am

    We saw a bevy of digital entertainment technology in 2012, but quantity rarely signifies quality. For every fabulous video game, HDTV, and pair of headphones that we evaluated this year, there were probably ten products that weren't worth the impossible-to-open, sealed-plastic clamshell enclosure they were shipped in.
  • LISTEN: Audio-related gift ideas for 2012

    Posted November 25, 2012 - 8:45 am

    If you're a fan of music, or have someone on your gift list who is still using the Apple headphones provided by them, you'll want to consider some of these items from our 2012 Cool Yule Tools holiday gift guide.
  • Great tech for $25 or less: affordable-gadget roundup

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Go ahead and crack your piggy bank open. These 25 tech gadgets won't bust your budget.
  • 25 awesome gadgets for $50 or less

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 8:00 am

    We scoured the Web for the best deals on 25 gadgets you might actually want to buy. All you have to do is sit back and click through the slideshow
  • Review

    Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    When I reviewed Nocs’s $70 NS200 Aluminum ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ), I found that the Swedish company’s penchant for minimalism had resulted in a clean, but somewhat generic, design and that the sound quality, while unobjectionable, wasn’t particularly compelling, either. Nocs recently sent Macworld the company’s new $100 NS400 Aluminum, which represents a step up in price and performance.
  • CES: Ludacris launches Soul headphones (video)

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    The musician debuts five models during CES including in ear, on ear and noise cancelling sets.
  • Review

    Headphones buying guide (2010)

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 11:41 am

    If you're looking to improve the audio coming from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac, a new set of headphones is probably the most rewarding upgrade you can make. However, the variety of styles and options is wider than ever—and the opportunities for in-person testing even fewer. To help you find the perfect set of headphones, here’s the 2010 edition of my yearly buying guide: what to look (and listen) for, descriptions of the different types, and specific recommendations.
  • Apple announces Headphone Replacement Program

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Having problems with your Apple headphones? You might not be alone.
  • Review

    Holiday Gift Ideas: Portable Entertainment

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 3:28 pm

    MP3 players, headphones and other gift ideas to keep you rocking over the holidays.
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