Headphones review: comfort v sound quality

Sony MDRV55

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews headphones in terms of their comfort and sound quality.

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iCoil keeps your headphones tangle-free

iCoil: no more tangled headphone cords.

Bonnie Wertheim In a perfect world, all electronics would be cordless.

Toss up: noise-cancelling headphones


Adam Turner Whether you're riding the train across town or flying around the world, noise-cancelling headphones can be a lifesaver.

Listen up: a brief history of headphones


Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.

Tips for tangle-free headphones

Tangled headphones.

Wrangling wires can go from a small problem to a big mess very quickly. Jenneth Orantia untangles the issue.

Headphones push sound through user's skull

Panasonic Bone Conduction Headphones

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.

Toss up: noise-cancelling headphones

Bose BOSE QuitComfort 15

David Flynn Want to tune in to your music or video and tune out of the world around you?


Apple, Beats discuss music streaming service

Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover Apple has held talks with Beats on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, sources say.

Now hear this, binge listeners: turn the tunes down, or risk aural damage


Julie Power ANVARA AKBAROVA says she ''can't live'' without her earphones plugged in to loud music on her phone or iPod, although friends have told her she is going deaf from continuous exposure.

How your iPod could be damaging your ears


Rod Easdown Endless hours of pounding sound from your music player could damage your hearing.

Hazarrds are loud and clear

Rod Easdown Endless hours of pounding sound from your music player could damage your hearing.

MP3 makers forced to reduce volume


Tens of millions of people will be forced to listen to portable music at permanently reduced volume under European Commission proposals to be unveiled next week.

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Review: iPod Nano 5th Gen

ipod nano

Rachel Metz The new Apple iPod Nano is the best and smallest multimedia player you can buy for under $200.

At last, music to the critics' ears

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First it eroded sound quality - now technology is changing its tune, writes Rod Easdown.

Review: Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman


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.

Review: Sony Walkman


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.