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Worldwide headphone market on track despite COVID-19
The worldwide headphones market is expected to experience strong growth in 2020, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis.
Sony unveils newest additions to wireless headphone range
The range includes new over-ear and wireless earbuds for the discerning audiophile.
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
Review: BlueAnt’s Pump Air 2, low-cost, true-wireless
The market for true-wireless headphones at a lower price-point is increasing. Are Aussie-owned BlueAnt’s Pump Air 2 what you’ve been looking for?
JBL releases new wireless headphones & home audio products
JBL has released a bunch of new home audio and wireless headphone goodies in New Zealand, which is probably good timing since the great Kiwi summer isn’t too far away now.
Sennheiser's new gaming headset offers 100 hours of battery life
"With the GSP 370, we are adding another wireless gaming headset to our portfolio that not only features our highly praised low-latency connection, but also provides an impressive battery life."
New Savi wireless headsets range announced
Poly is the first enterprise headset company to offer a DECT Headset with active noise cancelling.
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Ear-worn devices captured 46.9% of the overall wearables market during the 2Q19, up from 24.8% a year ago.
Premium headphones driving revenue boom, says Futuresource
Thanks to the trend in premium brands, worldwide headphone revenue is growing four times faster than shipment numbers.
Hands-on review: Sennheiser IE 80S Bluetooth headphones
We look at the latest bluetooth headphones from Sennheiser
Sennheiser goes wireless for audiophiles
Sennheiser is gearing up to launch its first audiophile Bluetooth in-ear headphones, due to hit shelves in mid-August.
Logitech shows off the products you have to stock
The company showcased the hottest products across its office, gaming and audio brands – here are the must-haves for your shelves this summer.
Bose revamps iconic QuietComfort headphones
The Bose 700s use the next-generation Bose noise cancellation for improved noise reduction and sophisticated electronic circuitry that eliminates the “hiss” regularly heard in other headphones.
Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
Bose releases sunglasses/headphone combo
With a proprietary open-ear design and micro-acoustics it allows for voice control and personal audio without loss of privacy.
Jabra’s new wireless work/play earbuds
The Evolve 65e earbuds come with a Jabra Link 370 USB Bluetooth adapter, enabling simultaneous connectivity to a PC and smartphone.
Sony launches headphones with 30-hour battery life
Sony’s EXTRA BASS series has a new family member that sports up to 30 hours battery life.
Hands-on review: Audiofly AF100W MK2 wireless headphones
With wireless Bluetooth supporting aptX and AAC, and an IPX-5 water resistance rating, the AF100W aims to be a fitness game-changer.
Headphones market revenue still on the rise, says Futuresource
Thanks to the desire for advanced features like noise-cancelling and true wireless, the revenue in headphones has grown 26% in 3Q18.
UPDATED Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue has responded to what I described as an “insidious issue” of quality control - Satellite headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort.
Consumer audio market poised for rapid growth - Futuresource
Smart speakers are a big part of the growth although headphones are doing some heavy lifting with prices on the up due to richer features.
Headphone retail value to see significant growth
Headphone market research shows that the headphone market is continuing to grow, with advanced features quickly becoming a necessity for consumers.
Sony's at it again with a new line of audio and TV goodies
If you’re a fan of Sony products this month brings good news for you as a new range of products hits the shelves.
Hands-on review:The xFyro xS2 wireless earbuds
You’d be forgiven for mistaking the charging case for a top-of-the-range vape pen, or even a futuristic cigar case.