For those of us that prefer wired headphones, or who merely can't tolerate the bugginess of Bluetooth on many Android phones, there aren't a lot of USB Type-C choices out there — especially if you don't want noise canceling. Moshi's new Avanti C checks the right boxes, though. There's no charging, no Bluetooth, and no ANC. What you do get is good audio, nice build quality, and dongle-free wired compatibility with 3.5mm and USB Type-C sources. Moshi thinks that's worth $200, and I agree. Read More
I am not an on-ear headphones person so it's difficult for me to review them objectively without saying how much I dislike the idea and pressure they exert on my ears. Oddly, that's not the case with the BackBeat 500, the newest release from Plantronics. I don't hate them and I can manage wearing them for a couple of hours without wanting to rip them off my head. That's a good start.
I've reviewed many of the brand's headphones over the years including the in-ear BackBeat GO 3 and the big over-ear BackBeat Pro+ and Pro 2, and I've spent some time with the on-ear BackBeat Sense, so I do know what to expect: better value for the money than most brands, good sound quality, and nice design and build. Read More
The V-MODA Crossfade M-80 is an exceptionally well built set of noise isolating cans with superb sound and distinctive styling. We loved them here at Android Police when we reviewed them after they launched back in 2012 and that adoration has only grown as the price has decreased over the past of couple years.
Today you can grab a pair of these sweet headphones for just $80 at Amazon or BestBuy, about half of what they normally sell for. That matches the best price we have ever seen on the M-80 and is a killer deal. If you need some new headphones (or just really want some) you shouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger.
You have your pick of two different color variations, black/red or silver/white. Read More