Headphones

Apple Surpasses Sony to Become the World’s Top Headphone Maker: Report

According to a recent report published by MIDiA Research exploring the global headphone marketplace, Apple has surpassed Sony to become the world’s leading headphone maker with a 24% market share (via MacDailyNews). Sony is now second with 22% share, followed by Panasonic and Bose in third and fourth spots respectively. The study shows that only 30% of consumers do...

Quebec Bans Drivers, Cyclists From Using Headphones

According to a new report from CBC News, the province of Quebec has announced that they will be enforcing new laws, starting on Saturday, that ban drivers and cyclists from using headphones while on the road. Drivers will also be charged with heftier fines if they are caught using an electronic device while driving. Fines...

Wild Concept Imagines Apple’s Rumoured Over-Ear Headphones [PICS]

Back in February, KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo (also known as the ‘Apple whisperer’) predicted the iPhone maker was set to launch its own branded over-ear headphones in 2018. The report claimed these new headphones would “be as convenient as AirPods with better sound quality”, and would be the next addition to Apple’s acoustic accessory...

Apple Says 3rd-Party Batteries Caused Beats Headphones to Explode on Flight

An Australian woman, whose face was burned when her Beats headphones exploded on board a plane, has been denied compensation by Apple, because the third party AAA batteries weren't Apple-approved, the Australian Associated Press is reporting. "Our investigation indicated the issue was caused by a third-party battery," an Apple representative said in a statement issued by the woman's...

Apple Looking to Trademark ‘AirPods’, Points to Wireless Headphones

Multiple international trademark applications for an “AirPods” audio accessory, filed by a shell company, suggests Apple might be working to bring wireless version of its EarPods headphones to market. A company based out of Delaware named Entertainment in Flight, LLC, filed the AirPods trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 22,...

Apple Launches Wireless Beats Solo2 Headphones for $299.95 [u]

Following an early leak by the FCC, Beats by Dr. Dre announced today the debut of the new Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones in the US. Although Beats has been part of the Apple family since July this year, the brand remained untouched, so the announcement was made by Beats, not Apple. The Bluetooth technology built...

Apple Online Store Gets New ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ Section

While Beats by Dre headphones were previously available for purchase on Apple’s online store’s worldwide, the company has today added a new section highlighting Beats by Dr. Dre products, as the Cupertino giant has now officially received regulatory approval to complete its purchase of Beats (via 9to5Mac).  Users can access the new Beats by Dr. Dre section from...

Apple Releases Lightning Cable MFi Specifications For Headphones

According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple has announced new specifications for manufacturers in the MFi (Made For iPhone) program that allows them to make headphones that use the lightning port on iOS devices as opposed to the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.  The specifications include two configurations, Standard Lightning Headphones and Advanced Lightning Headphones. The...