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Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Sydney - A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

Hackers could turn your headphones into a mic that spies on you

Security researchers have demonstrated how a pair of headphones could be turned into a microphone and used to snoop on conversations. In testing, the system proved to be as effective as a regular unpowered microphone connected to a PC.

Amazon patents noise-cancelling headphones with hazard alerts

Amazon has been granted a patent for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones that can automatically mute themselves when in an emergency situation. They solve the problem of headphones disconnecting you from your surroundings, keeping you aware of hazards.

Sennheiser introduces its new flagship gaming headset

Sennheiser has announced the new reference headset for competitive PC gamers around the world. The headset boasts a range of new and enhanced features.

Headphone companies optimistic for a future without 3.5mm jack

As Apple prepares to launch the iPhone 7 without a traditional headphone jack, the audio industry is moving to anticipate a future where the humble 3.5mm connector is no more. Many companies are viewing the situation positively.

Review: Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2: High-quality budget earphones

Rock Jaw Audio is a British audio company specialising in high-quality headphones. Its Alfa Genus V2 in-ear set is the follow-up to one of the most highly-rated budget headphones, delivering customisable sound and a comfy design at a respectable price.

Review: Inateck's wooden earphones offer high-quality sound for low cost

Inateck has two new premium earphone sets for style-conscious audiophiles, the metal-and-wood BH1101 and the all-wood BH1105. Both models are a cut above typical earphones, offering clear, refined sound and a lightweight design at a reasonable price.

Intel wants to replace headphone jacks with USB Type-C ports

Intel has published a proposal to replace the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack with digital USB Type-C connections. The company claims it would provide higher quality audio and simplify the connection of audio equipment to different kinds of devices.

Are brain-stimulating headphones a good idea?

Improved consoles, better smartphones and virtual reality headsets represent a new generation of a technology. How about adding brain-stimulating headphones to the list? Such devices could help alter a person’s mood, but are they safe to use?

Review: Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth headset: Wireless with a magnetic touch

Wireless headphones are the way to go when you want to listen to music in private but a cable gets in the way. With no wire dangling to your phone, Bluetooth headsets like the Inateck BH1001 can provide a low-cost route to a more enjoyable experience.

Apple's iPhone 7 changes may include a farewall to 3.5mm headsets

A recent Apple patent filing has suggested that the company could be planning to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone 7, replacing it with an ultra-slim 2mm version instead. The change isn't the first time Apple has moved ports about.

Muzik finally unveils the smart headphone

It has been a long trip getting the “world’s first smart headphones” from concept to production. The real question is has it been worth the wait?

Digital Journal's Holiday Gift Guide: Tech edition

Our holiday gift guide returns, with reviews of some of the hottest tech goodies you'll want to buy for your loved ones. Learn about new Koss headphones, how to charge cellphones on the go, addictive Nintendo games, and a gadget to find your lost items.

Op-Ed: The 3 most overrated headphone brands

When Apple announced its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Wall Street watchers and tech analysts reacted with enthusiasm for the company's foray into the headphones industry and the augmentation of its streaming music endeavors.

Apple poised to buy designer audio company Beats

Apple is purportedly considering buying the highly-popular fashionable audio company Beats for around $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion) which would make the deal the most costly acquisition Apple has ever made.

5 pairs of headphones for the true audiophile

High-end headphones have come a long way in recent decades, and they're enjoying a golden age of super performance at super prices.

Madrid artists want Lady Gaga to wear their headphone dress

Madrid - Raquel Moreno and Mónica Gutiérrez are rubbish artists, based in Madrid, Spain. They have designed a dress, made entirely from hundreds of pairs of headphones donated by Spain's Renfe railway company, and they want Lady Gaga to wear it.

Brain-controlled headphones selects songs based on mood

Want to make your smartphone even smarter? Apparently, it may be possible soon. Currently still a concept, but it's making progress to changing the way we select music.

Beats by Dre announces partnership with Trent Reznor

Ex-Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor has announced he is teaming with Beats by Dre in a consulting role. Reznor announced he has been working for the last year with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and other members of the Beats by Dre team.

British teen hit by train while listening to music on headphones

British transport police say schoolgirl Katie Littlewood, 15, was hit by a train at a pedestrian crossing at Johnson's Footpath in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Study says death among pedestrians wearing headphones triples

According to a new study, the number of pedestrians who have been killed or seriously injured while wearing headphones has tripled in the last six years. The study says that the numbers rose from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011.

Op-Ed: Why the Bose QuietComfort 2 Headphones Don't Deserve Your Dollars Special

Audiophiles are often hot for Bose products, but their noise-cancelling QuietComfort 2 Headphones are only slightly better than their predecessor, and they definitely don't live up to the $300 price tag.

According To Doctors, Headphones Can Mess With Pacemakers & Defibrillators

It has been revealed that wearing headphones could affect heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators if they are held very close to each other.

Would You Like Some Headphones With Your Vodka?

"At a 7-11 in Taipei, boozers can acquire a free pair of knockoff iPod headphones with their purchase of Absolut Vodka. And even in this blurry picture, one can appreciate the craftsmanship of the wrap-around casing that intent."

More than 90 mins plugged-in music harmful

Huh?, what you say I can't hear you!...

Wireless Headphones...Again?

Wireless Headphone yet again but could this be different?

Sony's New Spiral Design Streetstyle Headphones

PARK RIDGE, N.J. - First there were comfort fit jeans. Then comfort fit shoes. And now, comfort fit headphones. Sony Electronics today announced StreetStyle behind-the-neck headphones (MDR-G73LP) with a new spiral design for portable music lovers w...
 

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Inateck BH1105M noise-isolating earphones
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Apple AirPods will replace conventional headphone jack headphones on the iPhone 7.
Apple AirPods will replace conventional headphone jack headphones on the iPhone 7.
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Accessories supplied with the Inateck BH1101
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Marketing shot of the Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth headset
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