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The 8 Best Wireless Headphones to Buy in 2018

“Wireless headphones were once some of the most expensive headphones outside of the audiophile genre, available only to those with deep pockets and enough patience to deal with their limited sound quality and battery life. In the past few years, however, the entire headphone industry has seen something of a renaissance, and wireless headsets in particular have benefited.”

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones

Wireless Bluetooth headphones have changed the way we listen to music, but it’s difficult to know which ones to buy. But you’re in luck: We’ve done the homework for you, so read on for our top picks, which include the best wireless headphones overall, the best for exercise, the best for sound quality, best for travel and more…

 

Read more: https://www.lifewire.com/best-wireless-headphones-4045248

The rise and rise of headphones

“With the appearance of the MP3 and affordable storage, earphones started to supply us with our own, by and by curated soundtrack to a film in which we were the hero – and that made us feel extraordinary; at work we even began to trust that giving our ordinary errands a modified soundtrack would improve us perform. Radio communication kept on being the most evident use for earphone innovation; while earphones and music appear like regular partners today, it took a while for them to make some kind of breakthrough appropriately.”

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In the summer of 1981, Cliff Richard signalled to the world that it was time for us collectively to withdraw into our own private musical worlds. With a new Sony Walkman strapped to his belt and a pair of lightweight headphones on his head, he strutted through Central Milton Keynes shopping centre alongside legwarmer-clad dancers, all of them miming enthusiastically for the video of the song “Wired for Sound”.

“Walking about with a head full of music,” he sang, “Cassette in my pocket and I’m gonna use it… Stereo! Out on the street you know! Whoah-oh-oh…” At that time, the role of headphones was changing quite radically: They were being vigorously uncoupled from radios and hi-fis, prised out of the bedroom and living room and thrust into the public arena.

Wearing a pair of headphones outdoors was no longer the preserve of people trying to find Roman coins in fields while waving metal detectors. It suddenly stopped being a bit weird. Portable music had arrived, and headphones were the medium by which we accessed it.

For 30 years or so, that’s the way it stayed. Headphones were merely functional items; you popped them on (or in) your ears and they piped in music from a 3.5mm mini-jack socket. Then, almost without warning, they became big business. Dr Dre’s hunch that headphones might become a sought-after luxury item paid off in spectacular fashion: his company Beats was sold to Apple for $3bn (£2bn) in May 2014, by which time our whole attitude towards headphones had changed.

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Audio equipment maker Monster sues Beats over alleged fraud

Have you heard the latest news of your favorite headphones? There is now an ongoing complaint of Monster to Beat’s co-founders which include the famous Dr. Dre. Seems like things are not going well with Beats and its partner Monster LLC huh?

 

A woman holding her mobile phone walks past an advertisement for Beats headphones outside an electronic store in Tokyo August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

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(Reuters) – Audio equipment maker Monster LLC has sued Beats Electronics LLC, owned by Apple Inc (AAPL.O), over alleged “fraud and deceit” in the way that Beats acquired control of the rights to the popular “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.

Under a partnership formed in 2008, Monster and Beats developed “Beats by Dr. Dre”, a line of colorful, high-end headphones that vie with the likes of Skullcandy Inc and Bose Corp.

 

Read news here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/07/us-monster-beats-lawsuit-idUSKBN0KG0AR20150107