Tag: headphones

US Customs seize OnePlus Buds thinking that they’re Airpods

In New York, Border Officers at JFK airport have announced that they’ve seized a stack of counterfeit Apple Airpods. However, despite the rather tiny images of the seizure, it appears that they have instead seized a stack of OnePlus Buds instead. At least, that’s what we can make …

Galaxy Unpacked – August 5th. It’s all going to be very different

A lot has changed over the last few months. The high street, as we’ve known it for many years, had already suffered at the hands of out-of-town shopping malls and internet shopping. However, when the coronavirus hit, those who’d never shopped online started doing so, and now it’s …

OnePlus Buds. Hands on!

These have a passing resemblance to the new Google Pixel Buds (which cost £179) but they’re £100 less at just £79 from the OnePlus website. I’ve given these a try and they give a very similar sound quality to the Honor Magic Earbuds, but there’s no active noise …

OnePlus Nord – The launch, LIVE.

At 3PM UK time today (4PM CET), OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus Nord. It’ll form part of the world’s first AR smartphone launch, which we covered a couple of weeks back. To be part of the launch, you can either grab the OnePlus Nord Android AR App or …

Tribit Flybuds 1 – Review

Good Points :-  Price. Feature Packed. Qi Wireless Charging For The Carry Case. Lightweight. Waterproof IPX8 Rated. Bluetooth 5.0.   Bad Points :- Carry Case Hinge A Little Fragile. USB Charging Port A Little Small. Mid Range Sound Missing Some Presence. No Volume Control. I have reviewed a …

Announced – The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic

Wireless headphones are definitely appearing in the Coolsmartphone offices more and more of late. Now it’s the turn of Xiaomi, who have developed their £49.99 Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic Bluetooth ones. One full charge will deliver 5 hours of tune, then you can recharge it from …

OnePlus Buds. More info and a sneaky look.

Those new OnePlus Buds are on the way and today we get a bit more information courtesy of Pete Lau himself. Along with a sneak peek of the Buds, there’s also a few more details too. Performance at a “reasonable price” is promised, along with a super-comfortable design …

OnePlus Buds on the way

No wires and, we assume – something to compete against the Apple AirPods here. OnePlus tell us that we can.. See our first truly wireless earphones July 21 We’re going to see these launched at the same time as the OnePlus Nord – July 21st. The company are …

EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds – Review

Available for £54.99 as I type, these have a number of attractive benefits. First, the play time is long – some 7 hours before you even consider putting them into the supplied case, which adds another 28 hours of playtime. Also worth noting is that the case, which …

Honor 9A now available, complete with freebies .. but no Google Play

This is the all-new Honor 9A. It’s an entry-level smartphone but comes with some very decent specs, including Android 10, a 6.3″ 1600x720p screen, 3GB RAM, a 5000 mAh battery, a triple megapixel rear camera arrangement and 64GB of on-board storage that can be boosted with microSD storage. …

TicPods ANC Headphones now available

Looking like a bit of an Apple Airpod / Magic Earbuds cross-over, these are the TicPods ANC earphones. They have full Active Noise Cancelling and you can get 10% off all orders under June 10th. The price is good too, under-cutting most competitors at just £71.99. They take …

Free OnePlus Wireless Z Bullets when you get a OnePlus 8

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are £49.95. Charge them for 10 minutes and you get 10 hours thanks to their Warp Charge capability. A full charge bagging you a massive 20 hours of playback. They’re constructed with a cable attaching the two earpieces – adding additional power and …

HONOR Magic EarBuds – Review

After having my perception of all non-Apple AirPods ruined by some shady £10 in-ear replicas, I didn’t hold out too much hope for these Magic Earbuds from HONOR. They’re available in the UK now and you can find them on the new HONOR website here. That new website – …

Sudio Regent II Wireless Headphones – Review

These are classed as over-ear headphones but do sit more on your ears. They are, let me tell you, rather classy in appearance. Price-wise they’re classy too, at £79 in either black or white, but do check our exclusive coupon code later on in this review to get …

JBL launch some swish AirPod challengers

These are £99.99 and available right now from the boys at JBL. They’ve got a good pedigree too as Harman are the company behind them. They offer a “Pure Bass” sound and the ability to switch tracks by merely tapping the button on the left or right earbuds. …

Groov-e Zen ANC Headphones – Review

Good Points: Price Battery life Active Noise Cancelling Good mid-range sound quality Lightweight Bad Points: Plastic build quality Sound distortion at high volume Bluetooth 4.1 Design: The Zen Wireless ANC (active noise cancelling) headphones are the latest in the budget range from Groov-e. Coming in at an MSRP …

Bose closing all European and US stores

Here at Coolsmartphone w’ve heard that top audio brand Bose is going to close a significant number of its brick and mortar stores. It’s believed the move is due to the popularity of online shopping and the reduced consumer interest in traditional stores. The closures will also impact …

Kygo XENON headphones – with memory foam for your ears.

We’ve reviewed some of the Kygo headphones in the past and we’ve always been impressed with them. Check out our review of the Kygo A9/600 headphones as an example. Now they’re launching “XENON” – some new noise-canceling headphones which have been approved and developed by Kygo himself. These …

Coolsmartphone – The 2019 Awards

OK, you know the drill. Its the end of the year and we’re here to give you a run-down on the best of the best in 2019. We’ve reviewed a huge amount of kit but here’s what impressed us the most. Best Bluetooth Speaker – The Tribit XBoom …

Mixcder HD901 Bluetooth Headphones – Review

The nice people at Mixcder sent me these back in July. Yes, July. It’s now December and I’ve literally just found them. What makes this whole thing worse is the fact that they’re really very good indeed. Why? Well, let’s kick off with the price shall we? At …

Tribit Flybuds Wireless Earbuds – Review

Good Points: Bluetooth 5.0. Noise Cancelling. IPX 5 Waterproof rating. Up to 36hrs of listening time. USB Type C charging. Simple Pairing. Stylish carrying case. Lightweight. Ability to sync with 2 devices. Bad Points : Profile a bit large for some people. Bass quality lacking. What’s In The …

Puro Sound Labs launch the PuroGamer

We can now play games anywhere with our high-end mobile phones and tablets, but we do not always get the sound experience to go with it. Puro Sound Labs has launched the PuroGamer headphones for gamers anywhere! The new headphones boast a slick design, high-quality audio through both …

Sony Xperia 5 now available to pre-order

It seems just five minutes ago that we were at IFA for the launch of the Xperia 5. Now is the time to pre-order if you like the look of it, and you can get some free award-winning WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones too. The Xperia 5 comes with …

Groov-e Soundbuds Review

Specs: Earbud 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm ; 5g Case 7.5 x 2.5 x 4cm ; 45g. Up to 4 hours music playback and up to an additional 10 hours using the changing case Music controls and answer/reject calls Long press for your relevant assistant. Bluetooth V5 …

Fashionable Swedish wireless earbuds announced by Urbanista

They tell me that these £89 Stockholm wireless earbuds are the “pinnacle” in terms of sound output and design. Urbanista have announced them today and you can go ahead and buy the things in one of the four colours on their website. They come with up to 14 …

The TicWatch S2 and now the AI-powered TicPods. Dive in!

You may have heard of Mobvoi and their TicWatch S2. It’s powered by Wear OS and has a 1.39″ AMOLED 400 x 400 display. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU and comes with 4GB of storage with 512MB of RAM. Plus, it looks bloody …

Audeara’s A-01 full-fidelity headphone raising awareness

With the issue of hearing loss & deafness taking centre stage on the 3rd March with World Hearing Day, the Auderara’s A-01 headphones will be reduced to £199 in time for the World Hearing Day. Audeara is the world’s first headphone offering an in-built hearing test to protect users’ …

Anker Soundcore Life 2 Headphones – Review

I am quite fortunate to have a couple of pairs of Bluetooth headphones in my collection and use them in different scenarios. However recently I have been finding that one of the sets that I have are uncomfortable when I am wearing them for long periods of time. …

KitSound District Bluetooth headphones with wireless charging – review

Wireless: it’s everywhere and becoming part of, if not the norm in everyday life, a perfect example being wireless headphones. Whenever you hear the word wireless, more often than not it adds to your battery management requirements and means an increase in the number of wires required on …

Hër, the Stylish On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

Lightweight, good looking headphones are not as common as you may think. European audio specialist, Hër, has launched a very stylish on-ear Bluetooth headphone design in partnership with the retailer, Selfridges. As well as a stylish look and great quality sound, the company also donates 3% of its profits …

Groov-e Air Buds – Review

Specs  Up to 3 hours music playback and up to an additional 7 hours using the changing case Music controls and answer/reject calls Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSPSPP Wireless range up to 10m Standby time 20 hours Charging Case: Box recharge capacity: 350mA Charging time for case …

Tesco Mobile to dish out free Samsung tech gifts

Operating on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ and Samsung Note 8. If you buy one of those devices then the network will offer up a free tech gift worth up to £279. There’s something to suit everyone including …

Urbanista Detroit headphones now available

Hailing from Sweden, Urbanista are a top lifestyle audio brand and have today announced their new Detroit headphone. They are available in black, green and peach for just £59. They’re stylish and deliver 12 hours of playback after a fast charge, so just 15 minutes will give up to three …

Kygo A9/600 Bluetooth Headphones – Review

Headphones. We get so many. To try and differentiate is always tricky and there’s so many companies producing them. So, when I got this set I was thinking they’d be another set of fairly mid-range headphones. “Kygo”, I thought, “Isn’t that the dance music guy?” Indeed he is. …

Mixcder Introduces its E7 active noise cancelling headphones

Back in December last year I carried out a review of the Mixcder MS301 Premium Bluetooth headphones, which I was extremely pleased with. Both the sound and build quality of the units were excellent, and I gave them an overall score of 92% (you can read that review …

KitSound Exert Sports Bluetooth Headphones – A Review

If like me you aren’t the greatest fan of exercise then the only thing that makes it tolerable is your favourite music to distract you. However most sports headphones seem to be in the in ear bud style which for me simply don’t work as they fall out …

KitSound DJ 2 Wired Headphones – Review

Over the last few years KitSound have become my go-to supplier of headphones. I enjoy their strong bass sound and they have always been good value for money. So I always look forward to these reviews when new KitSound equipment reaches my desk. The KitSound DJ 2 Wired …

Audeara are available to buy

At CES we covered the new Audeara headphones. These hit the Kickstarter campaign target within 15 hours and more than $460,000 was raised. The specially-designed headphones are made to combat any form of hearing loss you may have. Here’s what their press release says Everyone has a degree of hearing loss. …