The Best Wireless Earphones for Running: Features to Look For
If you’re a jogger or runner, you almost certainly know this story: you’re out for your morning jaunt around the neighborhood, or training for a half-marathon, or just ticking away the virtual miles on the treadmill. You’re trying your best to hit your stride, to pound your feet in time with your tunes. But your […]View
Best Headphones for Conference Calls What You Need to Get You Through Your Next Call
Whether you telecommute, travel for work frequently, work for a company with multiple locations, or just need to connect with your colleagues regularly when you’re not in the office, chances are good that you’re spending more time on conference calls these days than ever before. If you’re doing so with your phone glued to the […]View
How to Clean Earphones: Four Rules You Should Always Follow
Whether you wear your earphones while jogging, at the gym, or on your daily commute, one thing is certain—eventually, those things are going to get ooky. Lose the carrying case that came with your earphones and they’re going to get ookier even quicker. That’s a problem for a handful of reasons. For one thing, who […]View
Wireless vs. Wired Headphones: How to Pick the Right Pair for You
From style to size to functionality and features, when you’re shopping for a new set of headphones, there are several considerations to keep in mind. Perhaps the most important question of all, though, is whether to opt for the performance and reliability of wired headphones or the convenience and compatibility that Bluetooth wireless connectivity offers. […]View
Who Invented Headphones?
Who was the first person to see bees guarding a hive and think, “I bet whatever they’re protecting is delicious?” Or better yet, the first person to synchronize the playback of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz? Sadly, the answers to the questions are lost in the mists […]View
Earphones or Headphones: Which is Safer?
As we mentioned in our earphones vs headphones article, style, cost, convenience, comfort and performance all play a part when you’re deciding between personal listening devices. But what about safety? If you wear your device during your daily commute, while traveling or anywhere outside of your home, it’s definitely something to consider. Even something as […]View
Are Headphones Illegal While Driving?
Maybe your car stereo is on the fritz. Maybe you don’t have one. Maybe you do, and you just don’t have a way to get your favorite tunes from your smartphone to your automotive audio system. Or maybe you’re driving your Gran to her quilting club and just want to rock out to some Napalm […]View
Earphones vs Headphones: A Sound Debate
If you’re shopping for a new personal sound solution and you can’t quite decide between headphones and earphones, there are any number of factors that might influence you to pick one over the other. Size, convenience, comfort, features—all these considerations likely play into your ultimate decision. But what if pure performance is the only thing […]View
Reasons You Need Water Resistant Earbuds
Reasons You Need Water Resistant Earbuds The fall and winter months are a good time to look at your current earbud collection and consider three important factors: Are the earbuds protected from the increased likelihood of getting wet? Are you traveling for the holidays or for work? Will you be exercising outdoors while enjoying the […]View
Bluetooth multipoint pairing: What is it and how does it work?
When discussing Bluetooth, we often describe it as a simple, low-energy, wireless connection between two devices. In other words, a replacement for a single wire. And that’s probably exactly the sort of scenario that comes to mind when you think about wireless headphones. You likely use Bluetooth as a two-way connection between your smartphone […]View