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Spotify Car Thing to be e-waste on December 9th, 2024 (Image source: Spotify)

Spotify Car Thing will no longer be a thing at the end of this year

The Spotify Car Thing came into existence in April 2021, with the company offering the device on an invite-only basis. It later saw a wider release, with sales kicking off in February 2022. But it went out of production five month...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 24 May 2024 14:25
foobar2000 Mobile interface (Source: Google Play)

foobar2000 Mobile 1.5 now available with new skin format support

Updated yesterday to version 1.5.1 for Android, which only comes with a few minor fixes, foobar2000 Mobile 1.5 arrived earlier this week with a new skin file format, OGG chapter support, a built-in picture viewer, as well as many ...
Codrut Nistor, 23 May 2024 10:18
The Buds Wireless 3 Neo. (Source: Realme)

Realme Buds Air6 with 50dB ANC and Buds Wireless 3 Neo hit Indian market

The Buds Air6 ship with premium active noise cancellation (ANC) and other specs worthy of higher-end TWS earbuds, yet have launched at the equivalent of ~$40 in a new market. They are joined by a new, more affordable version of wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 May 2024 16:00
Anker has launched the Soundcore A30i ANC earbuds worldwide. (Image source: Soundcore)

Anker Soundcore A30i cheaper ANC earbuds now available

The Soundcore A30i by Anker noise cancelling earbuds have been launched at Amazon globally. You can customize the noise cancellation in the accompanying app, offering various modes and levels. Other features include a 3D surround ...
Polly Allcock, 22 May 2024 11:50
The new Soundcore Sleep A20 have officially gone on sale. (Image: Anker)

Earbuds for more restful sleep: Anker's Soundcore Sleep A20 now officially available

Anker's new Soundcore Sleep A20 sleep earbuds have been officially launched onto the market. The earbuds are intended to ensure better sleep with noise suppression and provide sleep tracking.
Marcus Schwarten, 22 May 2024 04:45
The Sonos Ace comes in black and white colour options. (Image source: Sonos)

Sonos Ace: New Sonos over-ear wireless headphones released with high-end hardware to take on established order

Sonos has now released a pair of over-ear wireless headphones. Arriving after several detailed leaks, the Sonos Ace features plenty of features befitting a high-end pair of wireless over-ear headphones.
Alex Alderson, 21 May 2024 19:30
Sonos Roam 2 launches as a minor upgrade over the original portable wireless speaker (Image source: Sonos)

Sonos Roam 2 wireless speaker brings easier setup and better controls without a price bump

Sonos has launched the Roam 2, which brings a couple of upgrades over the predecessor. Among them are an easier setup process and better controls, both of which aim to make the user experience a little more hassle-free. As for the...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 21 May 2024 18:33
The soundcore Boom 2 Plus - new Bluetooth speaker with lighting

Soundcore Boom 2 Plus: Waterproof Bluetooth speakers with lighting launch with gift

With the soundcore Boom 2 Plus, Anker is now offering a new very powerful speaker for outdoor use. Lighting is also integrated for an impressive appearance.
Silvio Werner, 21 May 2024 13:10
Apple's Airpods Max are discounted 18% today. (Image via Apple on Amazon)

Deal | Apple Airpods Max, Airpods 2nd Generation discounted to just over lowest prices on Amazon

Apple's best headphones, the Airpods Max, are discounted close to their lowest price ever on Amazon. Additionally, the 2nd Generation Airpods are also discounted to just 99¢ higher than their lowest-ever price.
Sam Medley, 21 May 2024 04:58
Jabra Elite 8 Active review - Rugged in-ears with a full sound

Jabra Elite 8 Active review - Rugged in-ears with a full sound

Unbeatable? With the Elite 8 Active, Jabra is offering nothing less than the toughest true-wireless stereo headphones in the world. In addition to being dust- and waterproof, they have also passed tests according to the MIL-STD-810H standard. This pair of in-ears also supports 3D audio and provides an exceptionally secure fit. Read our review to find out why these in-ears may appeal to more than just athletes.
Daniel Schmidt, 18 May 2024 20:18
Winamp as an online platform (Source: Own)

Winamp will return this summer

Initially released at the end of April 1997, Winamp has been intermittently dormant for nearly a decade ever since. The latest stable release is one year old and carries the 5.9.2 version number. A new Winamp version, described as...
Codrut Nistor, 18 May 2024 13:02
The Sonos Ace will be unveiled in a few days. (Image: Sonos, via WinFuture)

Leak: Sonos Ace hi-fi headphones launching soon with lossless sound, but will be more expensive than expected

The first over-ear headphones from Sonos are set to be launched in a few days. Extensive leaks now reveal official marketing material, the price and launch date as well as the complete specs of the high-end headphones.
Hannes Brecher, 18 May 2024 03:46
soundcore P30i: ANC headphones with a smartphone stand.

Anker soundcore P30i: ANC headphones with clever additional function

The soundcore P30i are new and affordable wireless headphones that feature active suppression of ambient noise. The charging case of the headphones can also be used as a stand for a smartphone.
Silvio Werner, 17 May 2024 09:48
Meta's 'camerabuds' might ultimately have an over-ear headphone rather than earbud form-factor (Image generated by DALL-E AI)

Meta reportedly building “camerabuds” – headphones with cameras and AI like its Ray-Ban smart glasses

A new report has emerged claiming that Meta is in the early stages of developing headphones or earphones with built in cameras and an AI assistant, similar to its Ray-Ban smart glasses. Reportedly, multiple designs have been explo...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 15 May 2024 15:26
Buds Air6: New headphones from Realme

Realme Buds Air6: Cheaper in-ear headphones launch with large driver, strong ANC and low price

Realme offers new headphones with strong ANC at a relatively low price. They support LHDC 5.0 and also have low latency, as well as IP certification.
Silvio Werner, 13 May 2024 12:11
The Huawei Eyewear 2 Sunglasses will officially launch in mid-May. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei teases new Eyewear 2 Sunglasses ahead of launch event

The Huawei Eyewear 2 Sunglasses have been teased on Weibo before their official launch at an event later in May. The new wearables are expected to share many similarities with the original model, with the addition of tinted lenses...
Polly Allcock, 11 May 2024 10:45
Realme Buds Air6 Pro: Headphones with ANC and two drivers

Realme launches Buds Air6 Pro headphones with 50 dB ANC, LDAC support and two drivers per ear

Realme offers new and completely wireless headphones. These support active noise cancellation and also feature a mode for particularly low-latency playback.
Silvio Werner, 11 May 2024 07:21
Sennheiser offers the ACCENTUM True Wireless earbuds in three colours. (Image source: Sennheiser)

ACCENTUM True Wireless: Sennheiser releases new Red Dot Design award-winning ANC earbuds

Sennheiser has expanded its ACCENTUM series with a pair of true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. Available in three colours and across multiple markets, the ACCENTUM True Wireless has 7 mm dynamic transducers, with support also prov...
Alex Alderson, 09 May 2024 15:31
The HD 620S retails for roughly as much as the HD 600. (Image source: Sennheiser)

Sennheiser HD 620S: New Sennheiser wired and closed-back headphones released as HD 600 successors

The HD 620S is Sennheiser's latest pair of wired and closed-back headphones. Designed with audiophiles in mind, the Sennheiser HD 620S is already available to pre-order in multiple markets.
Alex Alderson, 08 May 2024 19:07
The Ace will be Sonos' first and much anticipated foray into the headphone category (Image Source: Schuurman)

Photos, price of upcoming Sonos Ace headphones leak online

Sonos’ foray into the headphone category has been rumoured for some time, and now, images of its upcoming wireless headphone – the Sonos Ace – have leaked via an authorised dealer’s website, along with the retail price of around $...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 07 May 2024 19:52
Huawei has decided to sell the FreeClip in a third colour option. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei releases FreeClip refresh with new colour option

Huawei has updated the FreeClip, a pair of open earbuds that it only unveiled in December 2023. Five months later, the company has refreshed the earbuds with a new more neutral colour option sold simply as 'beige'.
Alex Alderson, 07 May 2024 19:46
Huawei has created the FreeBuds 6i in multiple colour options. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei announces FreeBuds 6i earbuds with quad magnet drivers and Hi-Res Audio Wireless support

The FreeBuds 6i is Huawei's latest pair of mid-range TWS earbuds. While the FreeBuds 6i succeeds the FreeBuds 5i, it also has plenty in common with the more expensive FreeBuds Pro 3.
Alex Alderson, 07 May 2024 19:18
LG TVs have a free trial of Apple Music. (Source: LG)

LG OLED and QNED models become first TVs to unlock Apple Music in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos

Apple Music for LG TVs can now play tracks with Spatial Audio as well as in Dolby Atmos through a connected soundbars, so long as it is from the same brand. The feature, currently available on no other TVs, is backed to be the hig...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 May 2024 18:29
The AirPods Max. (Source: Apple)

YouTuber converts Apple AirPods Max to USB-C with custom kit

Apple now makes AirPods that do not need a Lightning port to charge; however, the company seems in no hurry to do the same with its (even more expensive) flagship wireless headphones. However, as a popular device repair YouTuber h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2024 17:26
The MIAD 01. (Source: Moondrop)

Dual headphone jack smartphone scores high in new reparability video

The Moondrop MIAD 01 is one of the most distinctive Android devices of 2024 thus far. It has a 4.4mm headphone jack to go with the more conventional 3.5mm type. Furthermore, it seems it might be as appealing to teardown enthusiast...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2024 16:38
Sennheiser has some flash deals. (Source: Sennheiser)

Deal | Get 25% or more off in Sennheiser wireless audio flash sale

Sennheiser's latest offers on products such as its flagship Momentum 4 wireless headphones or Ambeo-series soundbars beat those of Amazon, albeit for one day only. The premium brand's latest 25% off deals are only available for on...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2024 15:26
F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo spotted with what might be the revived Beats Pill (Image Source: f1 via Instagram)

Apple's unreleased Beats Pill speaker seen carried by Daniel Ricciardo, Lebron James; expected to launch soon

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo was recently spotted with what appears to be an unreleased model of Apple’s iconic Beats Pill portable speaker, sparking rumours that the portable speaker lineup – discontinued since January 2022 – could...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 03 May 2024 19:30
Spotify HiFi is still in the works (Image source: Spotify [Edited])

New Spotify HiFi leak showcases UI elements and a few dialog prompts

We have yet another Spotify HiFi leak. The new tier was announced back in February 2021 and has yet to arrive. However, after some tweaking, a Redditor named OhItsTom could forcefully make the UI elements appear on the desktop and...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 03 May 2024 17:27
The flexible handle gives the Bose SoundLink Max a handbag-like appearance (Image Source: Bose)

Bose launches SoundLink Max – its heftiest portable speaker, for $399

Bose has just unveiled the SoundLink Max, the latest and largest member of the SoundLink portable speaker lineup, boasting a carry handle and rugged, IP67 rated construction. It also features Snapdragon Sound and Bose’s SimpleSync...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 02 May 2024 21:33
The Samsung Music Frame is a 6-speaker, Dolby Atmos wireless speaker that can be mounted like a picture frame or used as stand-alone speakers for TVs, PCs, and phones. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases HW-LS60D Music Frame wireless speaker with Spotify, Tidal, and Dolby Atmos Music for TVs, PCs, and phones

Samsung has released the HW-LS60D Music Frame wireless speaker for home theater and audio enthusiasts. The speaker supports Dolby Atmos Music streaming, Spotify and Tidal Hi-Fi connect, and FLAC and Hi-Res audio support. Automatic...
David Chien, 02 May 2024 21:14
The FiiO FA19 packs ten drivers into a compact housing. (Image: FiiO)

Transparent in-ears with 10 BA drivers and Hi-Fi mode: FiiO unveils FA19 flagship IEMs

With the FA19, FiiO presents new flagship earphones that feature a total of ten BA drivers per ear to achieve an enormously detailed sound. The transparent, 3D-printed housing allows a view of the drivers.
Hannes Brecher, 02 May 2024 12:09
The AirPods Pro 2 feature excellent ANC and seamless pairing with Apple devices (Image Source: Apple)

Deal | Apple Airpods Pro 2 hit lowest price ever on Amazon, Best Buy

The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen) are discounted by 28% off their retail price on Amazon and Best Buy right now, putting them at their lowest price yet. The AirPods Pro 2 are ranked among the best wireless earphones today (specially...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 01 May 2024 18:20
The Beats Solo 4 get USB-C, longer battery life and better sound. (Image: Apple)

Apple unveils Beats Solo 4 with USB-C, lossless audio and 3D sound

The Beats Solo 4 are launching as the successor to the hugely popular Beats Solo 3, bringing with them a number of long overdue upgrades such as USB-C connectivity, Spatial Audio with head tracking and support for Google's Find My...
Hannes Brecher, 01 May 2024 03:24
The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headphones are not only intended for gaming. (Image: SteelSeries)

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro flagship headphones launch as White Edition with replaceable batteries

SteelSeries is relaunching the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless gaming headphones, giving the headset a white housing and a comfort upgrade. The battery, which can be replaced in seconds, remains a unique selling point, while the company ...
Hannes Brecher, 01 May 2024 03:13
The Beats Solo Buds are offered in four colors, including red. (Image: Apple)

Apple's Beats Solo Buds launch for $79.99 with a compact, transparent charging case

Apple has presented its most affordable completely wireless earphones to date, the Beats Solo Buds, which are designed to impress with detailed sound. The particularly small charging case and special ventilation openings on the e...
Hannes Brecher, 01 May 2024 02:30
The Magic XT1. (Source: Godox)

Godox Magic XT1: A new wireless mic system with OLED touchscreen receiver

Godox' latest clip-on wireless audio recording system comes with dual long-range mics rated for "impressive" Hi-Res audio. Furthermore, the Magic XT1's 2-in-1 receiver has its own OLED display to help control and monitor its audio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Apr 2024 17:33
The Bowie MA10s. (Source: Baseus)

Bowie MA10s: Baseus refreshes super-affordable ANC TWS earbuds with spatial audio and wireless charging

Baseus has announced an updated version of the "most popular" wireless earbuds it makes. The Bowie MA10s augment their immediate predecessors' hybrid ANC, "Oscar-Worthy" sound and "comfortable" build with in-demand features such a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Apr 2024 16:50
Moodrop MIAD 01 launches as the first phone of the audio-focused brand (Image source: Moondrop)

Audio-focused Moondrop MIAD 01 launches with mid-range specs and an affordable price tag

Moondrop has been teasing its first phone for a long time. Well, the audio-focused smartphone has now officially landed in the Chinese market. The MIAD 01 comes with mid-range Dimensity 7050, a 64 MP primary camera on the back, tw...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 25 Apr 2024 08:10
Baseus M2s Pro: New headphones with extra strong ANC

Baseus M2s Pro: Wireless earbuds start with Bluetooth 5.4, extra strong ANC and long battery life

Baseus launches new wireless headphones. The Baseus M2s Pro offer a particularly strong reduction of disturbing ambient noise and a relatively long battery life. The price is comparatively low.
Silvio Werner, 24 Apr 2024 10:41
Soundcore Sport X20: Wireless headphones specially for athletes

Anker Soundcore Sport X20: New, wireless ANC headphones promise extra good fit even during intensive sporting activities

Anker is offering new wireless headphones. These are in-ear headphones that still come with a headband and therefore promise a particularly good fit. This is not the only reason why the Soundcore Sport X20 should be safe to use du...
Silvio Werner, 23 Apr 2024 10:47
Audio specialist Moondrop is entering the smartphone business with the MIAD01. (Image: Moondrop)

Moondrop MIAD01 Hi-Fi smartphone packs symmetrical 4.4 mm headphone jack into white housing

The MIAD01 is a smartphone from Moondrop for hi-fi enthusiasts that offers a high-quality, symmetrical 4.4 mm connection in addition to the regular 3.5 mm headphone connection. The white design with its orange color accents defini...
Hannes Brecher, 23 Apr 2024 02:55
Canon Japan unveils mixed reality headset prototype to enjoy music performances. (Source: NHK World News)

Canon Japan develops mixed-reality headset to enjoy music performances outside traditional performance venues

Canon Japan has developed a mixed-reality headset to enjoy live music performances outside traditional performance venues. This headset allows music goers to enjoy a more realistic performance than watching it on television or oth...
David Chien, 23 Apr 2024 02:43
Creative Aurvana Ace 2 TWS earbuds (Source: Creative)

Deal | Creative Aurvana Ace 2 TWS earbuds with xMEMS drivers now 13% off on Amazon

With a total playtime of up to 24 hours (and 6 hours per charge), the Creative Aurvana Ace 2 TWS earbuds also feature both aptX lossless and adaptive audio, adaptive ANC, and ambient mode, all on top of custom-tuned 10 mm dynamic ...
Codrut Nistor, 22 Apr 2024 01:56
Xiaomi has a new speaker on offer.

Xiaomi: New Bluetooth speaker fits in electric car and is IP66 certified

Xiaomi has a new and powerful Bluetooth speaker on offer. The model not only has high output power, but also high playback quality and is protected against damage from dust and water.
Silvio Werner, 21 Apr 2024 00:42
The XAV-AX3700. (Source: Sony)

Sony XAV-AX3700 debuts as versatile, accessible Anti-Glare Touchscreen in-car AV receiver

The XAV-AX3700 is a relatively compact, wallet-friendly addition to Sony's line of in-car AV receivers. Nevertheless, it integrates features such as FLAC, LDAC and Apple CarPlay support, not to mention the ability to hook rear-fac...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Apr 2024 16:13
The Sony BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 is now available to pre-order. (Image source: Sony)

Sony announces flagship BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 slim soundbar

Sony is now accepting pre-orders for its BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 in Europe and has announced pricing for North America. The soundbar has 13 speakers including four woofers, but still has a slim profile. Other features include 360 Spa...
Polly Allcock, 19 Apr 2024 13:30
Sony bundles four speakers into a hi-fi home theater system. (Image: Sony)

Sony Bravia Theatre Quad to launch as a surround system with four speakers, 504W power and Dolby Atmos

With four speakers, each with one upward and three forward-facing drivers, Sony wants to bring "real cinema sound" into the living room. The loudspeakers are said to enable enormously spatial sound thanks to Sony 360 Spatial Sound...
Hannes Brecher, 19 Apr 2024 01:01
The Ear series is live. (Source: Nothing)

Nothing Ear (a) and Ear go to pre-order as TWS buds with adaptive ANC and ChatGPT

Nothing has just made not one but two sets of new wireless audio accessories official. Both sets support the same upgraded kind of active noise cancellation (ANC), although one is the more premium option with features such as LHDC...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Apr 2024 18:40
All three of Rode's new products are geared for content creation and mobile videography (Image Source: Rode - edited)

Rode introduces mobile filmmaking mounts and wireless interview mic geared for content creators

Rode has just announced a trio of products targeted at mobile content creators and film-makers. While the Interview PRO is a $249 wireless handheld mic and field recorder with 32-bit float audio, the Phone Cage and Magnetic Mount ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 18 Apr 2024 18:28
Baseus Eli Sport 1 review

Baseus Eli Sport 1 review: Headphones for attentive athletes

Listen up. Listening to music while still maintaining awareness of your surroundings. This is what Baseus wants to make possible with its Eli Sport 1. The headphones keep your ear canals free, supposedly ensuring greater safety during workouts. Nevertheless, good sound shouldn't be neglected as a result. We have listened in to what these open ears can do.
Benedikt Winkel, 18 Apr 2024 01:08

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