Silent Discos and Headphones

Have you ever experienced silent discos? At first it seems like a really strange idea, why would you want to go to a disco that's silent? The reality is that it's a trend that's been growing over the last few years, particularly in Europe. What is a Silent Disco? It is what it says on the tin, a disco that's silent! Clubbers wear headphones rather than having the music blasting form a PA system. … [Read more...]

Do Earbuds Cause Hearing Loss?

We've reported on damage to hearing from headphones in previous articles but the question, do earbuds cause hearing loss is once again in the news due to an interesting project. 1964 Ears is a headphone company that has joined Asius Technologies to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to develop a new line for consumers and professionals which will be less damaging. With any headphones, … [Read more...]

Epic Fail is Good

Every so often the advertising world comes up with a commercial that ends up going down as an all time classic. These commercials are usually great branding exercises to position the company being advertised into our mind in a particular way. One classic example of this is Avis. They were the number two car rental firm at the time and used that position to strongly brand themselves with the … [Read more...]

Just Divine Headphones

We're about to experience what's being called the world's first high end DSP wireless headphones. This could be revolutionary as the wireless sound quality will really step up. DSP or digital signal processing is a procedure which takes digitized sounds and mathematically manipulates them. You can find more at Wikipedia. The company behind this is XTZ a relatively new Swedish hi-fi company … [Read more...]

Koss, Kids and Girls!

Koss, one of the world's best known headphone manufacturers, has announced its new SP series. They say they've gone back to basics for these new models, with the earpiece shaped like a "D" as it's similar to the ear. So far there are two in the series, the SP540 and the SP330. Each have outer ear cups reinforced with anodized aluminum and insert metal folded hinges to make them stronger than … [Read more...]

Loud Music Causing Ringing in the Ear

Written by Steve Collins This article has come about through my own research online to find out more about ringing in the ear otherwise known as tinnitus. It's a fairly common complaint that's bound to get worse in the future given the amount of people you see while out and about, wearing headphones turned up incredibly loud. First off I should point out that headphones are not the cause of … [Read more...]

Cool Headphones

How did it start, where did it come from and who said so? Cool Headphones, what does that mean? Many different items have become fashion accessories over the years, such as VW badges being stolen from cars and worn as jewellery, but what about fashion headphones? Fashion and music go hand in hand, so at some point headphones had to make a showing in this partnership. Way before this combination … [Read more...]

Best Headset for PS4

Getting the best accessories to go with your PS4 can be quite a difficult task. Once you buy one of these consoles, that’s only the beginning as there’s more you need to get yourself started properly. There’s the controllers, monitor and headset to match. Making sure you get the best of these accessories isn’t really that straight forward as there’s a few things to consider. There is, of course, … [Read more...]

Best In Ear Headphones

Devices such as MP3 players and smartphones have been instrumental to the increase in popularity of in ear headphones. If you have a portable music device which delivers good quality audio, it can only sound good depending on the quality of the headphones that receive it. It's difficult to define the best in ear headphones as they come in such a wide range of types and prices. Often the set … [Read more...]

Best Waterproof Headphones

It might seem odd to put those two words together - waterproof and headphones, somehow it doesn't seem quite right. Or maybe it does, because they do exist and are really popular. There are quite a few to choose from and as you would expect, some are better than others. What makes the best waterproof headphones? Not everyone buys them so they can listen to music under water, as you might … [Read more...]