AirPods the ‘most preferred’ brand for true wireless headphones – but not for sound quality

A large-scale consumer study found that AirPods were the most preferred brand in the US true wireless headphone market – but are not being chosen on the basis of sound quality. The study also shows that Sony and Samsung are not lagging far behind Apple in consumer preferences … more… The post AirPods the ‘most […]

Black Friday 2018 audio deals: Find the lowest prices on Sonos speakers and wireless headphones

Sonos’ Black Friday Sale has gone live with instant savings on soundbars, subwoofers, amps and more. Save up to $ 100 on the Sonos One speaker, Sonos Beam soundbar and Sonos Sub. Plus, save $ 50 on Bose QuietComfort Series II headphones — or get a pair of AirPods with no tax outside NY & […]

Review: Master and Dynamics MW50+ 2-in-1 wireless headphones — move aside Beats Studio3!

The Master and Dynamics 2-in-1 MW50+ wireless headphones represent a "master" class on build quality. These hefty over-the-head cans sound great and look great at the same time. AppleInsider takes them for a spin and compares them to Apple’s similarly-priced Beats Studio3. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12-inch MacBook $950, 10.5-inch iPad Pro $150 off, urBeats Lightning Headphones $60, more

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Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre hit with $25 million bill for Beats headphones royalties

Beats was purchased by Apple quite a while back. With that being said, Apple has yet to design any Beats products in-house, continuing to use the original Beats designs. Today, Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been hit with damages in the millions over a Beats case from 2016. more… 9to5Mac

Comment: The latest report increases my optimism about Apple headphones

I said back in February that my experience of HomePod had made me feel optimistic about a report that Apple was working on ‘studio quality’ over-ear headphones. Apple hasn’t exactly made a name for itself for headphone quality, either through its own-brand EarPods and AirPods, or through the Beats-branded products it has promoted since buying […]

KGI: Apple to release all new high-end over-ear headphones later this year

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo today reports that Apple will release ‘high-end over-ear’ headphones in late fall ‘at the earliest’. Apparently featuring an all new design, it sounds like this is not a successor to the Beats Studio 3, but it will be Apple’s AirPods equivalent for premium over-ear headphones. The analyst also corroborates the release of […]