PerezHilton
16 hours
Let the comedian himself tell the rest: "When I got to my gate, the woman was there, too. Great – we were both going to Tokyo. When I travel abroad, I get embarrassed by other Americans doing things one hundred times less embarrassing than leaving animal feces on the floor of an airport. To make it worse, her dog was now barking at everyone who walked by. While her dog barked at the world, the woman had moved from face-timing with no headphones to listening to music with no headphones." He continued: "Everyone else tried to ignore her, sitting as far away from her as they could. I am not everyone else. I sat down right next to the horrible woman. "Are you going to London on business?" I said. "I'm going to Tokyo," she responded gruffly, annoyed that I interrupted her DJing. "Oh, I said. Then you better hurry. That flight got moved to gate 53C.
Expert Reviews
19 hours
A blue light on the remote indicates if the earphones are connected to your smartphone and both earbudscables are terminated into a shirt-clip compartment that houses the battery. Battery life is a quoted at a reasonable 10-12hrs. See related Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: The best wireless in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones to buy Brainwavz BLU-100 review: Bluetooth headphone brilliance for £30 To me, the battery compartment makes the design a little awkward. If you dont happen to be wearing something that’s easy to clip the battery compartment to, the E10BT’s arent comfortable to wear. On the plus side, if you do there’s no problem – in this situation, they’re very light on the ear, and there’s no sign of heavy microphonics (cable rubbing noise). Lastly, the earphones connect through Bluetooth v4.2, they’ll playback 24-bit audio files and have a wireless range of 10m.
The Points Guy
3 days
The airline offered over-the-ear headphones but I brought my own to use instead. If you dont want to hold the iPad in your lap or on the tray table, a metal arm folds out from the seat and is designed to hold the tablet in place. I already mentioned this, but the design makes it difficult to move from your seat while keeping the iPad in place, which could get annoying if you — or worse, your neighbormoves around a lot during the flight. As for the entertainment itself, the selection was decent. I had no trouble picking out two movies to watch, but if you’re planning on staying awake the entire time, you might tire of these options. In addition to movies, there are a number of TV shows, music and games to keep you busy. The interface was simple, intuitive and featured sharp graphics thanks to the iPad Pro. However, some features that you're likely used to seeing from other business-class products, such as the Airshow or point-of-view cameras, are lacking (though technically, the airshow is shown on screens mounted to the front wall of the cabin).
Digital Trends
4 days
The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds. The post No earphone jack? No problem with Skybuds from Alpha Audiotronics appeared first on Digital Trends .
BBC News 24
6 days
How's it going? Thank you for coming. No problem, sure. So, where are we going? We are going to see the pyramids? How long does it take? About four or five hours. We probably should go. Do you have any Sudanese card games we could play? You can put on your headphones and listen to your own music.
BBC News 24
7 days
How's it going? Nice to see you. I'm going to give you a hug. How's it going? Thank you for coming. No problem, sure. So, where are we going? We are going to see the pyramids? How long does it take? About four or five hours. We probably should go. Do you have any Sudanese card games we could play? You can put on your headphones and listen to your own music. That's not a game, that's just being anti-social. And so we were off on a very long and very hot road trip.
BBC News 24
7 days
I'm going to give you a hug. How's it going? Thank you for coming. No problem, sure. So, where are we going? We are going to see the pyramids? How long does it take? About four or five hours. We probably should go. Do you have any Sudanese card games we could play? You can put on your headphones and listen to your own music. That's not a game, that's just being anti-social. And so we were off on a very long and very hot road trip.
Techradar - Reviews
8 days
The BeatsX by Beats by Dre is a bold new product for what has quickly become a traditional headphone maker. Instead of sticking to bass-heavy workout earbuds or wildly expensive over-ears, the company has crafted a new pair of musically inclined in-ears for anyone already sick of losing their brand-new Apple AirPods . That being said, the BeatsX borrows much from its predecessors including but not limited to the flat, no-tangle cable and stellar compatibility with iOS devices while carving out its own niche as one of the first balanced pair of headphones from the low-end loving company. But BeatsX has two tricks up its sleeve that few headsets from Apple or Beats by Dre has had before: Quick Charge, a feature which allows your new buds to last up to two hours off a single five-minute charge, and Apples new W1 wireless chip.
Techradar
9 days
Pioneer claims that many of these features would not only be impossible to include with conventional 3.5mm earphones, but are also firsts for Lightning ones. If you like the sound of them theyre out now in the US, but being an early adopter isnt overly cheap, with the basic Rayz costing $99.95 (around 80/AU$130) and the Rayz Plus retailing for $149.95 (roughly 120/AU$195). Theres no word on if or when theyll hit the UK and Australia. Check out the best Lightning headphones
TIME - Top Stories
10 days
Within moments of holding down the earbuds' power button, my iPhone displayed a pop-up asking if I'd like to connect. It's far smoother and easier than connecting the typical Bluetooth gadget. After pairing the BeatsX with my iPhone for the first time, they automatically paired each time I turned them on, making it easy to start listening quickly. Of course, sound quality is most important aspect of any pair of headphones. The BeatsX delivers on this front, with crisp and clear audio. I was most impressed with how well the BeatsX canceled out nearby sound while listening to music in my office and on the train, I barely heard nearby chatter and clacking keyboards. Still, music can sound a little shallow, and there's no way to tweak your audio preferences through a companion app, as you can with rival devices like the Jaybird X3s. In terms of battery life, the BeatsX seemed to be right in line with Apple's eight-hour claim.
Mashable
10 days
Fact: There's no way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7 /7 Plus at the same time. That is, unless you buy a dongle or switch to wireless headphones. If neither of those workarounds is to your liking, you can pick up a pair of Pioneer's new Rayz Plus earbuds, which have a Lightning charging port built right into the cable. SEE ALSO: Tim Cook thinks augmented reality is a 'big idea like the smartphone' It's not the not the most elegant solution you plug a Lightning cable sideways into the in-line charging port but it does solve a very real problem. Image: pioneer The $150 wired earbuds also come with a few other high-tech features, like an in-line remote control; "AutoPause," which automatically pauses your music when you take them out of your ears and resumes when you put them back; "smart noise canceling" that adjusts the noise cancelation based on the ambient noise around you; and a "smart button" that can be programmed to launch any app with just a press.
Techradar - Reviews
10 days
Unfortunately we experienced a sync issue between video and audio which rules out using the function for a Luke Cage catch-up. The PH450UG boasts an integrated sound system, but with just two 1-watt speakers its not going to attract anyones attention. That said its less-than-formidable speaker configuration really doesnt matter, as the projector also has Bluetooth. You can pair it with wireless BT speakers of your choice, or use it with Bluetooth headphones. The projector is also 3D-ready, although no 3D glasses are supplied in the box. Setup Set up is a doddle. Just position the projector in front of a white wall and then sharpen up the image. You can dictate the size of the picture by moving the projector back and forth. From a mere 7.5cm youll get a 40-inch image. Move back to 16cm or so and youll have a 50-inch display.
PCWorld
12 days
Bose first brought its active noise-cancelation technology to its earphones with its QuietComfort 20. Until then, ANC headphones were bulky affairs. The closest you’d get to compact was if they collapsed down small enough to be jammed into your carry-on bag. Not so the QC 20s. The earphones, with their inline controls and combination battery pack/ANC hardware, were compact enough to tuck into a hip pocket. Other companies followed Bose’s lead, introducing similar hardware of their own. Last spring, with rumors swirling that the next iPhone would ship with no headphone jack, Bose saw the writing on the wall: it was time to innovate again. No headphone jack on your new iPhone? No problem. Meet Bose’s QuietControl 30—the company’s first Bluetooth ANC earphones. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Ars Technica UK
14 days
Enlarge (credit: flattop341 ) Cans, beats, buds, podswhatever you stick over or into your ears, be careful. Noise-induced hearing loss starts young—perhaps younger than you might expect. That loss is often not linked to noise exposure from work, suggesting our leisure-time listening can be dangerous. And many people have no idea that their hearing is already damaged. That's all according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The agency surveyed audiometric and hearing data from a nationally representative group of 3,583 participants aged 2069 years between 2011 and 2012. The data was part of the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted by the agency. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Expert Reviews
15 days
As for networking, you’ll either have to stick with the onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter (there’s no built-in Ethernet socket here) or buy an adapter for use over USB. Finally, there’s Bluetooth 4.2 for hooking up additional peripherals such as headphones, mice and keyboards. HP Chromebook 13 review: Verdict HP’s Chromebook 13 might seem like a mad idea, but in reality it’s a marvel. It’s a stand-out Chrome OS laptop with great performance and a crisp QHD display, and it’s ultra-light chassis and all-day battery life mean it’s a joy to use as a portable workhorse. HP Chromebook 13 G1 13.3" Laptop - 0.9GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Google Chrome £609.89 Buy now If you’re after something that can effortlessly butt heads with pricier Windows-powered laptops, there’s nothing like it. Despite its display shortcomings, this is the Chromebook to beat. Image 1 of 10
Quick Sprout
15 days
SumoMe has done a great job of this with their guides. These guides, often exceeding 10,000 words, make a major splash in their industry. It’s all about the value. People will love that and share it, and you’ll benefit. Run a contest Especially when you are just starting your blog, you need to promote it heavily and get it in front of the right readers. There's nothing wrong with creating a little buzz about your new blog by incentivizing readers to visit your blog . I’ve run contests several times. They’ve been particularly successful on Instagram, where I gave away hundreds of headphones and other prizes. I’ve also teamed up with other companies to promote their giveaways . Every time, it’s been a ridiculous success. Run a contest, give away free swag, run a trivia contest on social media. These tactics are great ways to encourage new users to check out your blog.
Techradar
15 days
5mm headphone jack. It means you'll have to use Bluetooth headphones or the Lightning cable converter, which comes in the box with the iPhone 7 Plus. The biggest problem you'll likely have will be the price. It's a costly option, but the upgrades are worth the extra money and this is the phone to go for if you're looking for the best iPhone in 2017. Read the full iPhone 7 Plus review Don't fancy the large iPhone 7 Plus above? Why not opt for the iPhone 7, which comes in at position two on our best iPhone round-up. Again there's no headphone jack on the iPhone 7, but it does come with a waterproof design that means your phone is likely to survive the odd dip in the sink rather than just being frazzled right away. There's no dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7, but you can still take some absolutely incredible photography with the 12MP sensor. If you own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S, you may not see much difference with the new phone but the new processor and camera tech may be enough to entice you to buy the latest iPhone from Apple.
Ars Technica
17 days
Enlarge / Seriously, turn it down. (credit: flattop341 ) Cans, beats, buds, podswhatever you stick over or into your ears, be careful. Noise-induced hearing loss starts young—perhaps younger than you might expect. That loss is often not linked to noise exposure from work, suggesting our leisure-time listening can be dangerous. And many people have no idea that their hearing is already damaged. That's all according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The agency surveyed audiometric and hearing data from a nationally representative group of 3,583 participants aged 2069 years between 2011 and 2012. The data was part of the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted by the agency. Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
17 days
The $350 Sport packs almost every radio you'd find in a smartphoneLTE, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. LTE gives it independent access to the Internet, so messages and notifications arrive no matter where you are. NFC makes this the first watch to support Android Pay, so you can walk into a store without a smartphone or wallet, tap on the terminal, and be on your way. GPS means you can leave the house and still have access to Google Maps and run tracking, and with a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you can bring some music along on your jog. Read 89 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Expert Reviews
17 days
Connectivity See related Best PC speakers 2017: The best desktop speakers you can buy Best Bluetooth headphones 2017: The best wireless in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones to buy The Wharfedale's separate little hub is shaped like a little, square coffee coaster and includes analogue RCA and two digital inputs for wired connections, along with Bluetooth (with AptX) for mobile devices. The digital inputs can handle high-res audio as well – well, up to 24-bit 96KHz signals at least – so those with collections of HD audio recordings wont feel left out. There are no audio cables included, though, so you’ll have to supply those yourself, and it’s a shame there’s no standard 3.5mm connector available as well. All your music devices connect to the hub, and the hub then streams your music to the A1 speakers via its own wifi network – which cunningly uses the 5.
Techradar
18 days
Apple tried to change the headphone landscape in 2016 when it announced that it planned on removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 . To replace the 100-year-old standard, it announced three new Beats headphones and the Apple AirPods that all use a new proprietary wireless chip called the W1 that improves battery life and sound quality over Bluetooth. Since then, two of those headphones the Powerbeats3 and Beats Solo 3 Wireless have already hit the market. The third one, the BeatsX, went MIA until this morning when the company broke its silence and tweeted that wed finally get the in-ear earbuds Friday, February 10 for $150, 130, AU$200. While AirPods offer the first truly wireless experience e.g. no wires between the two drivers the BeatsX reportedly offers higher-quality sound.
PCWorld
18 days
It seems Beyerdynamic didn't get the memo that analog jacks are out and wireless streaming and Lightning ports are in. The company's $599 Amiron home headphones tether you to your choice of musical source and practically insist that you stay put and take your music seriously. And thank goodness for that. Instead of producing a mediocre pair of headphones following the latest trend, Beyerdynamic has delivered an astoundingly great-sounding headphone that’s sure to please anyone who cares about playing their music with the energy and dynamics of the original performance. Steeped in tradition In 1924 in Germany, Beyerdynamic’s founder Eugene Beyer started making loudspeakers for movie palaces (aka theaters) during the transition from silent to talking films. In 1937, the company began production of the first dynamic headphones, the DT 48 (which remained in production until 2012) and hasnt looked back since.
Techradar
18 days
In practice, what's more likely to happen is you might buy a pair of headphones that have a UAC port that then connects to the Lightning port on your phone, or vice-versa. In that sense UAC might help to resolve the USB-C, Lightning Port, 3.5mm jack dilemma by introducing a dongle to iOS devices that can do all three. To that end, the sources tell 9to5Mac that Apple will allow third-party manufacturers to make Lightning to UAC, USB-A to UAC, and 3.5mm headset jacks to UAC cables letting headphones with the new connection type work with a variety of Apple devices. Now, theres no doubt that theres some real, practical purpose here a new connector that saves space and connects to any number of next-gen devices sounds like a good thing but for the most part this is probably going to alarm and upset a large group of consumers, most of whom havent gotten over Apples decision to remove the 3.
MacRumors
19 days
Why Apple has developed a new port rather than encouraging manufacturers to adopt USB-C or Lightning is unknown (there are already MFi specifications for Lightning ports), and it is also unclear if Apple will allow accessories beyond headphones to use the new Ultra Accessory Connector in the future. Update: As Ars Technica points out, the "Ultra Accessory Connector" is a new name for an existing port that's already used in digital cameras and other accessories. Apple told Ars Technica that the port has been added to the Made for iPhone program at the request of licensees, not because it is trying to push accessory makers to adopt a new type of connector. Similarly, sources told The Verge that Apple has no plans of replacing Lightning or using this port on any of its devices -- it will be used as "an intermediary in headphone cables." Tags: 9to5mac.com , MFi Program , Ultra Accessory Connector Discuss this article in our forums