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 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. Not everyone buys them so they can listen to music under water, as you might expect, but a lot of people buy them to use while … [Read more...]

Noise Reducing Headphones

When we talk about noise reducing, we are, of course, talking about noise cancelling rather than noise isolating. Confusing, but there is a difference between the two types. Noise isolating is pretty straightforward as they just block outside sounds by forming a seal either around or in the ear. Noise cancelling, on the other hand, use a clever technology to reduce outside noises. These type … [Read more...]

The Best Headsets Compatible for Xbox One?

Just in case it’s escaped you, Microsoft have been a little bit more understanding regarding the non-OEM headset users community. This is good news because it means that you’ll be able to use a lot of different headsets with the Xbox One. Having said that, it’ll still be best to check out which are the most compatible. It’s probably best for users to buy a new set so you don’t have to go … [Read more...]

Headphones Safety

There’s no doubt that wearing headphones can cause lasting damage to hearing, but that is, of course, if they’re set too loud and worn for extended periods. Headphones safety is relative to the volume level set by the user and how long they wear them. Are headphones safe? A set of headphones can cause more damage than large monitor speakers as they can usually produce louder sounds closer to … [Read more...]

Best Headphones for Kids

The purpose of this article is to not recommend any particular set for kids, but to highlight a couple of models which have been designed for them, whilst setting out potential dangers to developing ears. Probably the first question to ask is, should kids wear them at all? Because their ears are still developing, is the risk of damage much greater? It’s probably convenient for parents to let … [Read more...]