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The Simple Pleasure Of Wireless Headphones

I am not an audiophile, but I do love convenience. And comfort. And it is quite inconvenient when you just want to use your headphones to drown out the subway and find yourself tangled in a cord like an invasive weed, or when the sound is dominated by the rustling stethoscopic vibrations of said cord. It is more convenient to have no wires at all. If you are also a fan of convenience, perhaps you should try some wireless Bluetooth headphones.Image by Art Barn and Solarus via Shutterstock.I...

The 15 headphones under $130 actually worth your time

TheInsider Picksteam writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.When it comes to headphones, there’s no group as passionate as the forum members over at Head-Fi. If you have a pair of headphones, chances are there’s a multi-page thread discussing its every nuance on their board.It can be a little intimidating to sift through their threads (believe me), but the knowledge is invaluable. Before any...

Koss’s PortaPro KTC Headphones Are Sick, Sexy, Vintage And Ready For Your iPhone [Review]

The most common reaction people have when they see me wearing my Koss PortaPros is: “Don’t you work in tech? Can’t you afford some Skullcandies or something, instead of those hand-me-down headphones from the 70s?”I always want to smack these people for their shameful ignorance and misguided elitism, but don’t… mostly because this is exactly the same reaction I had when, two years ago, I saw a pair of Koss PortaPros perched upon Cult of Mac review editor Charlie Sorrel’s lank, salt-and-peppery...

The 15 headphones under $100 actually worth your time

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.GradoWhen it comes to headphones, there's no group as passionate as the forum members over at Head-Fi. If you have a pair of headphones, chances are there's a multi-page thread discussing its every nuance on their board. It can be a little intimidating to sift through their threads (believe me), but the knowledge is...