Rihanna’s new album Anti may or may not qualify as platinum — it depends on who you ask — but there’s clearly a lot of attention around the pop star right now. And as it turns out, Rihanna isn’t the only one to benefit from that level of hype.
Last week, before the release of Anti, a tweet from Rihanna simply read “listening to ANTI.” That apparently wasn’t the most important part of the tweet to many, however. What was were the headphones she was wearing: gold, jewel-encrusted headphones that resemble a tiara.
This sparked an immediate interest in the brand, and especially the pair Rihanna was wearing. Within 24 hours of the tweet, the headphones had sold out, Digiday reports. This is likely due in part to the hype surrounding the album, which had yet to be released at the time. Still, it’s easy to wonder exactly what type of buyer is going after this type of headphones.
Audiophiles and fashionistas alike probably recognize that Dolce & Gabanna isn’t a name you often see associated with headphones. The set was created in collaboration with Frends, an audio brand that exclusively focuses on women.
On the Frends website, the headphones Rihanna was responsible for selling out only has one review, a one-star review at that. “Too heavy on the head and sound is not that great,” the review reads. “I’ll stick to my Beats by Dre.”
Puro Sound Labs' PuroQuiet headphones are a pair of noise-canceling over-ears that are designed for young listeners, allowing them to jam out to their favorite tunes, but limiting volume to avoid long-term hearing damage.
Drowning out the sound of babies, jet engines, and the outside world isn't as difficult as it seems. Here are the best noise-canceling headphones, whether you're concerned with style, comfort, or sound.
Running is a great source of exercise but isn't always the most thrilling, especially when you're fiddling to keep your headphones in place. Check out our picks for the best headphones for running, so you never have to miss a beat again.
In the market for a pair of Bluetooth headphones? You can get a pair of V-Moda's first-generation Crossfade Wireless for a third of their original $300 list price, a fantastic deal for a pair of great-sounding headphones.
Amazon is reportedly working on a pair of Alexa-enabled true wireless headphones to compete with Apple's AirPods. The new true wireless model will allow people to bring Alexa with them anywhere and may come out in the fall.
Looking for the best new music? Each week, we find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week: Ages and Ages, John Vanderslice, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Louis Cole, Shana Cleveland, Tyler Ramsey, and Weyes Blood.
Amazon's Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are designed to bring high-fidelity sound to your Alexa ecosystem. Are they worth the significant expense over a smaller Echo speaker, and how well do they integrate into a typical hi-fi system?
Vinyl records are back in a big way, but the sound quality can suffer if you don't keep your collection clean. Check out our tips for keeping your vinyl and stylus immaculate, so you can hear every note of your favorite analog tunes.
From rare Beatles originals to one-off test pressings, these are some of the most expensive vinyl records on Earth — the kind of discs that make plaid-clad record collectors and average listeners alike green with envy. Or sticker shock…
There are all sorts of reasons for ripping records and storing them digitally, but what's the best way to do it? We cover the different types of equipment and software available for ripping records at any price in this guide.
From simple and affordable to sleek and swanky, these are our recommendations for incredible vinyl setups that will allow you to listen to your favorite records with outstanding fidelity and take your collection to the next level.
Feeling the vinyl vibe? You're not alone. If you're interested in starting your own record collection and listening to tunes the analog way, we're here to help. This guide will take you through everything you need to know.