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April 19, 2019
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Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while SoundTouch speakers are still playing the waiting game. more… The … Continue reading

April 8, 2019
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Opinion: Amazon’s AirPods competitor may sound better, but can’t match the best AirPods feature

As AirPods continue to grow in popularity, the truly wireless earbud market is also becoming increasingly crowded. Samsung, for instance, just launched the Galaxy Buds, while Apple’s Beats brand also introduced the Powerbeats Pro. Amazon is also rumored to be … Continue reading

March 15, 2019
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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 … Continue reading

February 16, 2019
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These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they’re a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl’s AI wireless earphones for just $ 49, matching the lowest price we’ve seen to date. These portable headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple’s pricier AirPods — … Continue reading

December 31, 2018
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Comments Off on Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

A new FCC filling from Sonos suggests the company is developing a new satellite speaker to work in conjunction with its existing Playbar soundbar. The filing was first discovered by Variety, who explains that the satellite speaker could bring true … Continue reading

November 27, 2018
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Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

September 30, 2018
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Comments Off on Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait to give it a run for Logic Pros. The fully-featured … Continue reading

July 15, 2018
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Get unbelievably realistic sound & control your Mac’s audio w/ 30% off Boom 3D

Boom 3D is a popular volume booster and equalizer app for Mac that offers fine-grained control over volume and audio output settings either system-wide or on a per app basis. 9to5 readers can currently get 30% off Boom3D for Mac w/ code 9TO5BOOM … Continue reading

June 18, 2018
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Can Apple’s HomePod take on a surround sound theater system?

Apple’s HomePod is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market, and the recent addition of stereo pairing with AirPlay 2 makes the setup even more engaging. But how does a pair of HomePods stack up against a … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
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Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter … Continue reading

January 26, 2018
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Latest HomePod hands-on praises sound quality & calls it an ‘excellent Siri ambassador’

Following Refinery29’s hands-on earlier this morning, Lance Ulanoff has now published his take on Apple’s HomePod after spending some time with it. Ulanoff dives into the sounds quality of the speaker, Siri integration, physical hardware, and more… more… 9to5Mac

December 21, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

On a recently updated document, Amazon has retracted claims that 5.1 sound is available in the early versions of the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and that live streaming of Amazon channels and Thursday Night Football has … Continue reading

February 10, 2017
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Comments Off on Roundup: Early BeatsX reviews note improved isolation compared to AirPods, bass-heavy sound

Roundup: Early BeatsX reviews note improved isolation compared to AirPods, bass-heavy sound

The delayed BeatsX earbuds go on sale tomorrow on Apple.com and in retail stores after a lengthy delay. Ahead of the release to the public, a trio of YouTube reviewers got their hands on the W1-equipped headphones from Apple and Beats. … Continue reading

August 14, 2016
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Review: The Raumfeld One M is a wireless streaming speaker with incredible sound [Video]

When it comes to multi-room audio solutions, Sonos is about as ubiquitous as it gets, but German audio manufacturer Raumfeld is looking to get into the action with its own set of wireless speakers. Its 120-watt One M Wireless Speaker ($ 499 … Continue reading