The best headphones from CES 2019: all the finest headsets from Vegas

Aftershokz Xtrainerz

Swimming is fine - it’s a good all-over workout, but there’s not a lot of variation in the interest levels. Enter the Aftershokz Xtrainers, launched at CES 2019: bone-conducting headphones that bring music to your watery workouts more simply than ever before.

We’ve tried a number of options to help you swim with music, and the wired headphones always just end up falling out, getting hit by a flailing arm or just not offering a clean enough seal to allow you actually hear the music.

The bone-conduction method on offer from the Aftershokz Xtrainerz means you just need to place them on your temples and the music will vibrate through your skull - we’ve long been fans of the same technology on the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium and Trekz Air, and bringing that option to the pool makes a lot of sense.

The Aftershokz Xtrainerz release date has been set for ‘spring 2019’ with an expected price of £150 (around $190 / AU$270) - which seems a decent cost given the amount of tech packed in.

Watch our hands-on video below to see the Aftershokz Xtrainerz in action:

Klipsch T5 neckband

Like the Klipsch T5 true wireless in-ears, details are a little thin on the ground about the T5 neckband – but as they also use the brand's patented oval ear tips, they it should offer decent noise isolation and powerful bass. 

As we mentioned before, there are four new models of headphones in the lineup, and while we don't know the exact pricing, but Klipsch says prices will range between $59 and $199. 

Based on current conversion rates, that works out at around £45 / AU$85 to £160 / AU$280. The company says the new T5 range will be available in the next few months, but hasn't revealed whether this applies to all territories. 

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Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.