The best over-ear headphones available in India

Oppo PM-3

The choice of headphones differs as per the users’ preferences, but over-ear headphones have their own set of pros and cons that deserve to be evaluated. For instance, their size allows them to be more powerful, thereby producing better audio quality. Many would argue that these are the most comfortable choice as well, especially compared to on-ear headphones.

This list goes through all the price points, so there’s something in it for every budget. If over-ear headphones aren’t your thing, you can always explore the best headphones for each form-factor, in-ear, on-ear and over-ear.

These are the best over-ear headphones, ranked based on their price-vs-performance ratio.

On a budget? Check out our guide to the best headphones that won’t cost you a fortune.

Oppo PM-3

The Oppo PM-3’s are a truly stunning pair of headphones. Make no mistake, we’ve reviewed a lot of headphones in the last 10 years but none have appealed to us as much as the PM-3.

Their unique feature is the use of planar magnetic drivers producing accurate sound frequencies while minimising distortion. In layman’s terms, they produce quality sound that dazzles with its definition and vast spaciousness.

They’re equally well suited to being plugged into a headphone amp at home as they are for commuting. They stand head and shoulders above rival products from better known brands. We can’t put them any higher on the list so, simply put, they’re amazing.

Read the full review: Oppo PM-3

Philips Fidelio X2

The Philips Fidelio X2’s are a superb pair of headphones offering premium comfort. Not only do they offer amazing sound quality and durability in a pretty package – they’re also one of the best value headphones available in the market right now.

Running on 50mm neodynium drivers, they look hefty without actually being heavy. They may not be as neutral as …read more

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The best travel compact cameras in 2018

Panasonic Lumix TZ200

Sometimes smartphones just have the image quality you need to make your pictures perfect. Plus, using the camera extensively drains the phone’s battery. Which is why the perfect compact camera is the best thing to have when you’re going on vacation. You get all the features and customisations, but instead of lugging around a DSLR, you have a need little point and shoot.

Check out our guide to the best compact cameras

This is why the ‘travel camera’ genre is so popular. These are compact cameras barely larger than a regular point-and-shoot model, but with massive 20x or 30x zoom lenses. You get the portability of a regular camera, but with much more scope for shooting different kinds of subjects.

Some models now sport larger sensors for improved image quality

You’re not going to get the same kind of quality you’d get from a DSLR or a mirrorless camera because the only way to make cameras with big zooms small enough to go in a pocket is to use a smaller sensor. But the picture quality is still pretty good, and perfect for sharing with friends and family, while some models now sport larger sensors for improved image quality.

If you’re not sure this is the kind of camera you need, check our step by step guide: What camera should I buy?

Alternatively, if you’re going to be by the pool or on the beach, you might want something a bit more rugged, so take a look at our best waterproof camera and best action camera guides.

Otherwise, keep reading, because here’s our list of the top compact travel cameras you can buy right now.

With the rise of high-end compacts like the excellent Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V stealing the thunder from compact travel zooms, Panasonic’s response has …read more

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Indonesia police headquarters attacked day after bombings

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The police headquarters in Indonesia’s second largest city was attacked Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people.

CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles approaching a security checkpoint at the police complex followed by an explosion from one of the motorbikes with at least two people aboard it.

Surabaya police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said civilians and police were victims of the attack but didn’t immediately announce a death or injury toll.

Police say the family that carried out Sunday’s suicide bombings had returned to Indonesia from Syria and included girls aged 9 and 12. All six members of the family died.

Separately on Sunday, three members of another family were killed when homemade bombs exploded at an apartment in Sidoarjo, a town bordering Surabaya, police say.

Indonesia’s president condemned Sunday’s attacks as “barbaric.”

IS claimed responsibility for the church attacks in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency. It didn’t mention anything about families or children taking part and said there were only three attackers.

Indonesia’s deadliest terrorist attack occurred in 2002, when bombs exploded on the tourist island of Bali, killing 202 people in one night, mostly foreigners. But the fact that children were involved in Sunday’s attacks in Surabaya shocked and angered the country.

Jemaah Islamiyah, the network responsible for the Bali attacks, was obliterated by a sustained crackdown on militants by Indonesia’s counterterrorism police with U.S. and Australian support. A new threat has emerged in recent years, inspired by IS attacks abroad.

Experts on militant networks have warned for several years that the estimated 1,100 Indonesians who traveled to Syria to join IS posed a threat if they returned home.

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Source:: The Mercury News

The best wireless headphones available in India

The disappearing 3.5mm headphone is the reason these headphones have come to represent the epitome of convenience. Not to mention, the aspect of their portability.

Most people prefer wired headphones because they supposedly provide a better audio experience, when in fact, it’s possible to get that same pristine quality with wireless headphones. The only feature that gets added is the convenience of being hands free and wire free.

You might’ve been hesitant to cut the cord before – everyone has heard horror stories of wireless headphones’ poor battery lives or awful sound quality. But it’s tough to ignore the utility of wire-free listening.

Forget having to run a wire down your top every time you want to listen to music on the go, or struggling with a cable to get your phone out of your pocket, wireless headphones are a convenience dream.

Headphones, no strings attached

So what makes wireless headphones so special? And how do you determine the best wireless headphones from a whole bunch of wannabes?

Easy. You try dozens of wireless headphones and stack them against one another, mono a mono. (Well, stereo a stereo in this case.)

While these headphones are great for anyone looking to go wireless, they’re especially practical when you consider the growing amount of phones launching without headphone jacks, such as the iPhone 7, HTC U Ultra and Moto Z.

Looking to finally ditch the cord? Here are the top 10 wireless headphones, ordered by their price-to-performance ratio:

Sony WH-1000XM2Bose QuietComfort 35Sennheiser Momentum WirelessJabra Move WirelessPlantronics BackBeat Pro 2Sony MDR-1000XSennheiser PXC 550AKG N60NC WirelessBeats Studio 3 WirelessBeats X

Be sure to check out our guide to the best headphones of 2017 if you want to browse some wired alternatives

Sony WH-1000XM2

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