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Motorola Escape 500 ANC review

The Motorola Escape 500 ANC may be very cheap noise cancelling headphones, but they’re a bit better than you might be thinking. They lack high-quality codec support, have acceptable microphone quality, and underwhelming battery life; yet, there’s still plenty to appreciate about these cans. Who should get the Motorola Escape 500 ANC? The headphones fold […]

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Best over-ear headphones of 2020

If you’ve spent any time researching headphones, you know that you can easily spend thousands on a good pair of cans. Thankfully, there are other options that won’t cost as much as your mortgage payment. Most people want good sound, long battery life if we’re talking about wireless options, and would prefer not to break […]

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Shure AONIC 50 vs. Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Few things are more rewarding than a high-value buy, and few things are offer more value than yesteryear’s flagship. This applies to all corners of technology, and today we’re looking specifically at noise cancelling headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II may appear outdated next to the Shure AONIC 50, but this old dog knows some […]

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Shure AONIC 50 vs. Sony WH-1000XM3

Spending upwards of $350 on headphones isn’t an easy decision to make, and no one wants to feel the nauseating pang of buyer’s remorse. Today, we’re breaking down the matchup of the Shure AONIC 50 vs. the Sony WH-1000XM3 to see what headset is best for your needs. Whether you’re a frequent flyer or remote worker, […]

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How to clean headphones and earbuds

Even without a global pandemic, there’s plenty of reasons to give your headphones a good thorough cleaning. That’s especially true if you use them everyday while sitting at your desk or running errands. Whether you have a pair of over-ear cans or true wireless earbuds, clean headphones are happy headphones—and ones that are less infested […]

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Best wireless Beats headphones of 2020

Like it or not, Beats headphones are some of the most popular headphones in the world. If you go by the sheer amount of dollars earned, even that might be an understatement. Since the company is a part of Apple and the iPhone hasn’t had a headphone jack since the iPhone 7, it makes sense […]

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Marshall Monitor II ANC review

Marshall has a long legacy of being one of the best manufacturer’s of amps, but in recent years it has also been focusing on consumer audio as well. The company has released Bluetooth speakers and even Bluetooth earbuds all with the same classic Marshall design. That said, one thing that’s been missing from the lineup […]

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review

Bose was the company that took active noise cancelling and made it mainstream, but eventually, the market caught up. For the last year or two, the Sony WH-1000XM3 have been the ANC headphones to beat. Not only do they have better features, but they had better noise cancelling and better sound when compared to the […]

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Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC review: Imperfection at its finest

Beyerdynamic takes on Sony and Bose with one of its latest projects, the Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC. This nearly $400 pair of headphones sets itself apart from the rest with a light-guide system, informing listeners of the headset’s connection status, battery level, and more. Other than that, it’s similar to what we’ve seen from other ANC […]

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Best noise cancelling headphones

Sometimes listening to the sounds of nature or the sounds of the people around you can be an enlightening experience, but sometimes it isn’t. As people who ride subways every day, we know how necessary it is to block out the world sometimes just to keep your sanity—and hearing—intact. Whether you’re always in crowded areas, […]

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Jabra Elite 85h review: Undercutting the competition

It’s 6 a.m. and your back’s against the wall of an overcrowded train car. You left your coffee on the counter and the last thing you want is to hear is the mouth-breathing stranger next to you drone on about how his kid is a spoiled brat. In most instances, you’d just have to endure […]

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Sony WH-XB900N review

Sony has been on everyone’s wish list with the WH-1000XM3 active noise cancelling headphones, but as good as they are the one thing they are not is cheap. At $300-$350, they’re definitely a splurge. Which is why when the company released the WH-XB900N headphones it caught our attention. For a good amount less, these offer […]

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Sony WH-1000XM3 review: an upgrade?

Few headphones will ever have bigger shoes to fill than the Sony WH-1000XM3, which is why they’re not too different than their predecessor. While incremental updates are usually boring, Sony simply made the best noise canceling headphones better, and far more capable of lasting the long-haul. Editor’s note: This post was updated on February 3, 2020 […]

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