AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

If you’re looking for an ultra-compact, sleek, and great-sounding on-ear headphone then look no further than AKG’s Y500 Wireless. While AKG might not be a household name to some, this Harman International subsidiary (and sister company to Harman Kardon, JBL, Mark Levinson, and Revel) is well known in audiophile and …

Apple’s ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world

It was barely two years ago when we lamented the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone. The iPhone 7 had just arrived with a gorgeous jet black color, a solid-state home button, and a dongle in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple …

The Powerbeats Pro ‘totally wireless’ earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

After a flurry of leaks and an unmistakable billboard in California, Apple has officially unveiled the new Powerbeats Pro, which brings an all-new design that eliminates the neck cord and adds a wireless charging case to the popular Powerbeats 3 Wireless earphones. Following the second-generation AirPods release, the Powerbeats Pro …

The Powerbeats Pro true wireless earphones are the most Apple product Beats has ever made

After a flurry of leaks and an unmistakable billboard in California, Apple has officially unveiled the new Powerbeats Pro, which brings an all-new design that eliminates the neck cord and adds a wireless charging case to the popular Powerbeats 3 Wireless earphones. Following the second-generation AirPods release, the Powerbeats Pro …

House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

Decades after his passing, legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley stands as a musical and cultural icon for his musical blend of reggae, ska, and rocksteady. Audio maker House of Marley was founded on the reggae legend’s vision of universal love, music, and respect for our planet. And you’ll find those …

Funcl W1 review: Finally, decent quality in a budget pair of true wireless earbuds

Since the introduction of Macworld’s True Wireless Earphone Hub back in 2017, I’ve maintained a mantra: If you want a decent set of true wireless earphones, you’re gonna pay through the nose—at least for a while. Cutting-edge technologies cost bleeding-edge prices. For the past couple of years, a tolerable set of …

AirPods (2nd generation) review: Apple’s mega-hit headphones get a few modest improvements

When AirPods were first announced in 2016, people were skeptical. Apple wants us to pay $160 for EarPods without wires? What’s with those sticks sticking out of your ears? The case looks like dental floss! But then, everyone who actually used them fell instantly in love. Easy pairing, auto-pausing, lightweight comfort, …

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet review: These headphones are designed to protect children’s hearing

I am a stong advocate for protecting your hearing from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This is a bigger problem today than ever before, especially since so many people listen to music from their portable devices on headphones, often cranking the volume to unsafe levels. Electronics specialist Dave Russell became concerned …

BeatsX Earphones review: These Bluetooth earbuds are an ace for bass

It’s no wonder that Apple’s AirPods are a hit with many iOS users. They’ve got awesome battery life, a brilliantly designed charging case, and you can almost pair them with iPhones and iPads in your sleep. But not every iOS user is a fan, thanks in part to their decidedly …

7 things you need to know about Apple’s new AirPods

This week, Apple finally announced the sequel to the AirPods, its true wireless earbuds that have proven to be way more popular than anyone ever expected. After more than two years, Apple’s follow-on to the AirPods is…AirPods? Okay, so the new second-generation AirPods aren’t exactly the true sequel we’ve all …