Adam Turner For a flat monthly fee, online services open a world of music options.
People who don't want to disturb sleeping family members could use a new product from Panasonic that doesn't need speakers or even your own ears: wireless bone-conduction headphones.
Mark Sweney The former Universal mobile chief reveals his frustration with MTV, and explains why no one need own music if his site succeeds.
Wrangling wires can go from a small problem to a big mess very quickly. Jenneth Orantia untangles the issue.
Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.
Sight and Sound SACDs sound super but are mostly ignored.
Adam Turner Subscription service Spotify has joined the fight for supremacy in the online music market.
Jenneth Orantia Music downloads are responsible for CD sales plummeting. Now music fans seem content to simply hear, not own, their collection of tunes.
Microsoft plans an expansive Xbox music service joining Spotify-style streaming with download and online-storage functions similar to Apple's iTunes.
Adam Turner If you buy a few albums a year, subscribing to a music service could make sense.
Rod Easdown Endless hours of pounding sound from your music player could damage your hearing.
Samantha Murphy Music-streaming site Spotify is headed down under, offering access to 16 million songs for free if the user puts up with "occasional advertising".
Julian Lee SONY has signalled it may withdraw its artists from Apple's iTunes store and withhold its games from the iPhone in a sign the two companies are on the brink of all-out war.
Apple is planning a September 1 event at which the company is expected to unveil an updated iPod line-up.
A leading technology company is set to launch a new digital music file format which will embed additional content for fans including lyrics, news updates and images in what could be a successor to...
Google will launch music search pages next week and include ways for consumers to buy songs for download, according to people familiar with the matter.
First it eroded sound quality - now technology is changing its tune, writes Rod Easdown.
Simon Tsang While a lot of mobile phones purport to double as media players on the go, Sony Ericsson has made music and video playback the whole reason for the W995 Walkman's existence.
Dan Kaufman When you look at a portable audio and video player as well engineered as the X1050, you can't help but wonder – if only for a moment – if Sony can still claw market share back from Apple's iPod.