POP Headphones is a completely independent site, and has no direct association with any of the manufacturers or companies we cover. We don’t accept payment for coverage, and our opinion and analysis are the product of our years of experience in reporting on the consumer audio technology industry.
How we choose what to cover
Audio technology is a well-established market, and the industry is booming. While there’s a lot of hyperbole out there, POP Headphones is here to cut through that. The prose may not be as exciting on our site as it is on press-release mills and “tech-as-entertainment” channels, but it’s not meant to be. We’re journalists with the credentials to prove it.
If you want the facts, that’s what we’re here to discuss. If you want hype and entertainment filler, keep moving.
Our Promise to You
We will always conduct ourselves in a professional manner. We live to serve you with the most informative content we can, and to uphold our ethics policy in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to confidently make your next purchase, and aim to take as much guesswork as possible out of your experience by providing the most important information clearly and independently.
—Signed, the Editorial staff of POP Headphones.com
Our Journalistic Standards
POP Headphones and all of its editorial staff adhere to a strict ethics policy. We don’t sell headphones or other audio equipment, and our writers maintain complete independence from our advertising efforts. Under no circumstances do our writers benefit from advertising deals, positive coverage, or “hit pieces.” We’re here to cover the audio industry in an informed manner, without bias or compromised ethics.
Advertisers are not POP Headphones’ main source of revenue. Rather, we make almost all of our money through referral programs. When you click on a “Buy Now” link on our site, and decide to buy that product, we make a small percentage of that purchase. Those links are generated independently of editorial, and our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.
POP Headphones is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. These links operate the same as all referral links on SoundGuys. If you use one and buy something, Amazon will pay POP Headphones a percentage of the sale amount.