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A render of an earbud housing the new Cypress driver (Image Source: xMEMS - edited)

Sound from ultrasound: xMEMS unveils full-range silicon headphone driver with improved ANC bandwidth

xMEMS, a pioneer in solid state audio drivers, has unveiled its groundbreaking Cypress headphone driver, which can generate accurate sound across the audible frequency range by amplitude-modulating a series of ultrasonic pulses. T...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 16 Nov 2023 09:14
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 drops to its all-time low on Amazon (Image source: OnePlus)

Deal | OnePlus Nord Buds 2 sees 50% price drop in early Black Friday sale

The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 has fallen to its all-time low price. With this 50% early Black Friday deal, the affordable wireless earbuds are currently US$29.99, down from US$59.99.
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 16 Nov 2023 07:53
Sennheiser HD650 sees a generous 40% discount on Amazon (Image source: Sennheiser)

Deal | Early Black Friday deal slashes 40% off audiophile-grade Sennheiser HD 650

Sennheiser HD 650 has been discounted by 40% thanks to this fantastic early Black Friday deal. With it in place, the audiophile-grade headset is down to US$299.95 from US$499.95.
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 16 Nov 2023 07:00
The T9 earbuds. (Source: Black Shark)

Deal | Black Shark Earbuds T9 launch as new sub-US$20 Bluetooth 5.3 accessories

The Xiaomi-linked mobile gaming brand Black Shark has released its latest accessories just in time for the 2023 Black Friday/Cyber Monday event. The T9s seem like standard budget AirPod clones in black or white; nevertheless, they...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 16:20
The half-page teaser shows OnePlus' upcoming speaker (Image Source: Times of India)

OnePlus teases stunning transparent speaker with five drivers for 360° sound

OnePlus has just released a newspaper ad in India teasing a soon-to-be-launched speaker with a unique transparent design. The speaker, which looks like a faceted glass box, appears to house 5 drivers and an LCD display with the op...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 15 Nov 2023 15:08
University of Washington AI headphone technology allows only specific sounds through. (Image source: Paul G. Allen School at YouTube)

University of Washington AI technology lets headphone wearers pick specific sounds to hear

A University of Washington led team has developed AI headphone technology allowing wearers to pick specific sounds to hear while blocking all others. This advanced noise-cancelling targets any sound from animals to machines creati...
David Chien, 15 Nov 2023 15:03
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sees a massive 44% discount on Amazon (Image source: OnePlus)

Deal | Early Black Friday deal brings OnePlus Buds Pro 2 down by 44%

As we’re slowly approaching Black Friday, more and more great early deals have started to pop up. This time, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 received a generous 44% discount, bringing the wireless ANC earbuds down from US$179.99 to just US...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 15 Nov 2023 06:36
The Soundcore H30i are new on-ear headphones from Anker. (Image source: Amazon)

Anker's new Soundcore H30i headphones with 70 hours of battery life and Bluetooth 5.3 cost just under 40 euros

With the Soundcore H30i, Anker is launching a new on-ear headphone on the market. The model, which costs just under 40 euros, offers up to 70 hours of battery life and Bluetooth 5.3 including Multipoint Connection.
Marcus Schwarten, 14 Nov 2023 11:56
Early Black Friday deal brings Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II to its all-time low (Image source: Bose)

Deal | Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II hits all-time low on Amazon

Amazon has already started offering Black Friday deals well ahead of the actual event. And if you’re shopping for wireless earbuds, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this deal on Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. It’s currently availab...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 14 Nov 2023 05:38
Amazon has put the Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos on sale for 40% off (Image: Bose)

Deal | Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with Dolby Atmos hits lowest price ever thanks to massive 40% discount on Amazon

The Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar from Bose is now on sale at Amazon as the world's largest online retailer currently grants a considerable 40% discount on the white color variant of the Smart Soundbar 900, which results in a new a...
Enrico Frahn, 13 Nov 2023 22:30
The WF-1000XM5 have hit their lowest price point thus thanks to a steep 33% discount (Image: Sony)

Deal | Sony WF-1000XM5 wireless earbuds receive huge 33% discount and drop to new all-time low

Sony's high-end earbuds officially carry a lofty price tag of US$299, but thanks to an attractive coupon code and an already discounted sale price, the wireless WF-1000XM5 with active noise cancellation have now hit their lowest p...
Enrico Frahn, 12 Nov 2023 18:05
The Creative Aurvana Ace (Left) and Aurvana Ace 2 (Right) (Image Source: Creative)

Creative launches first ever TWS earphones with xMEMS’ solid state speakers: Aurvana Ace series

Creative has launched the first true wireless earphones featuring solid state MEMS-based drivers, the Aurvana Ace and Aurvana Ace 2, after partnering with xMEMS earlier this year. The hybrid setup has a MEMS driver and a 10 mm dyn...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 12 Nov 2023 13:37
LUNA offers a simple interface for audio recording and mixing (Image Source: Universal Audio)

Universal Audio makes its LUNA digital audio workstation free to all Mac users

Universal Audio has just made its audio recording and production software LUNA free to all Mac users. The DAW, which was previously only available to owners of UAD’s high-end Apollo audio interfaces, incorporates the company’s hig...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 11 Nov 2023 14:56
The Porsche Design PDS20 speaker is portable with a carrying strap. (Image source: Porsche Design)

New Porsche Design PDS20 portable outdoor speaker launches globally

Porsche Design has launched the PDS20 portable speaker in the US, the UK and the EU. The compact gadget comes with an interchangeable strap to make it easier to transport. Other features include a ten-hour runtime, Bluetooth conne...
Polly Allcock, 11 Nov 2023 10:52
IAMF optimises sound based on the device's environment (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung and Google challenge Dolby Atmos with new IAMF 3D spatial audio technology

Samsung has just announced that it has developed a new 3D spatial audio technology, IAMF (Immersive Audio Model and Formats), in collaboration with Google. IAMF is open source and has features like vertical sound channels, AI-base...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 10 Nov 2023 14:27
Sony LinkBuds S sees a massive discount on Amazon (Image source: Sony)

Deal | Sony LinkBuds S drops under US$130

With Black Friday around the corner, Amazon has just slashed the price of Sony LinkBuds S by 36%. Thanks to this fantastic deal, the comfort-forward Sony earbuds are now only US$128, which is very close to the all-time low price f...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 10 Nov 2023 12:48
The Master & Dynamic MW09s have a fresh, partly round design. (Image: Master & Dynamic)

Master & Dynamic MW09 flagship earphones combine beryllium drivers with aptX Lossless

The MW09 earbuds are Master & Dynamic's brand new flagship earphones that are designed to compete with the Apple AirPods Pro. The innovative design uses aluminum and sapphire glass, has improved sound and a range of new features.
Hannes Brecher, 08 Nov 2023 21:10
The AirPods Pro 2 next to two fakes from left to right. (Image source: Lumafield & @JonBruner)

AirPods Pro 2: CT scans compare high-end Apple earbuds with cheap copies

CT scans have revealed the differences between the AirPods Pro 2 and fake alternatives. Not only does Apple include more complex hardware inside its earbuds, but counterfeit manufacturers even place small weights inside their char...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2023 19:35
The currently discounted Bar 9.1 sports Dolby Atmos support and a massive output power of 820 watts (Image: JLB)

Deal | JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar with 820 watts and Dolby Atmos gets steep 50% discount

The powerful flagship soundbar's most recognizable feature are the truly wireless satellite speakers with 10 hours of battery life. Thanks to a massive sale discount at the manufacturer's official online store, the JBL Bar 9.1 can...
Enrico Frahn, 06 Nov 2023 22:32
Xiaomi allegedly brands its new car. (Source: Xiaohongshu via CNEVPost)

Xiaomi EV design and in-house speaker system hinted at in new leak

Xiaomi has made more progress toward the mass production of its long-awaited first-gen car, according to the latest leaks. The vehicle itself has also allegedly surfaced in a new in-the-wild leak - or, to be more accurate, part of...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Nov 2023 18:07
Apple's AirPods Pro hit an all-time low of $189 on Amazon. (Source : Apple)

Deal | Save 25% on Apple's 2nd Gen AirPods Pro on Amazon

Unveiled in September of last year, the new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) feature a brand new H2 chip, and offers up to twice the Active Noise Cancellation than before. These earbuds also come with features such as Lossless A...
Sambit Saha, 05 Nov 2023 07:30
Anker has introduced its new Soundcore AeroFit (Pro) open-ear headphones in the USA. (Image: Soundcore)

Anker: New Soundcore AeroFit (Pro) open-ear headphones ensure clear ears in traffic and the like

Anker has launched its first open-ear headphones onto the market. The two new products, Soundcore AeroFit and AeroFit Pro, keep your ears free without having to give up your favorite music, audio books and more.
Marcus Schwarten, 04 Nov 2023 22:47
The FiiO FT5 and its planar magnetic driver (Image Source: FiiO - edited)

FiiO unveils luxurious FT5 planar magnetic headphone with reasonable price tag

FiiO has launched its first planar magnetic headphone, the FT5, with 90 mm drivers and an open-back design. It has a high sensitivity and 36Ω impedance, allowing it to be driven easily by portable devices. The magnesium aluminium ...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 04 Nov 2023 17:29
The WH-1000XM5 headphones have hit their lowest price point since their release in May of this year (Image: Sony)

Deal | Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones hit all-time low on Amazon

Sony's wireless pair of flagship headphones features one of the most effective active noise cancellation functions in the industry, and thanks to an 18% discount at multiple retailers, the WH-1000XM5 have finally dropped to a more...
Enrico Frahn, 03 Nov 2023 21:41
Google Pixel Buds Pro (Image source: Google)

Deal | Google Pixel Buds Pro now cheaper than ever on Amazon thanks to 40% discount

Google's Pixel Buds Pro can now be had for US$119 on Amazon, a massive 40% drop from their list price. The flagship truly wireless earbuds support Active Noise Cancellation and transparency mode, and they have a total listening ti...
Tudor Cibean, 03 Nov 2023 04:57
The new XAV-AX8500. (Source: Sony)

Sony XAV-AX8500 debuts as Tilt & Swivel in-car AV receiver with LDAC

Sony has announced that its latest audio-video (AV) receiver has a new Tilt & Swivel design that allows its screen to be turned either towards or away from the driver. It also supports USB type-C and micro-HDMI as well as the gold...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 23:07
The Camera Genie S. (Source: Psync)

Psync Camera Genie S launches touted as world's first GPT-powered indoor security camera

GPT has found its way into the smart home with the Camera Genie S, a gadget backed by its maker Psync Labs, Inc to keep watch over domestic life in the smartest way possible. The Genie S is rated to leverage its "innovative genera...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 19:27
The A10 headphones. (Source: OneOdio)

Deal | Grab CNET's Best Over-Ear Headphones of 2023 at a 33% discount

OneOdio is lauding the fact that its A10 over-ear headphones have been declared best of their class in 2023 by CNET. The announcement coincides with a sizeable discount on the same audio peripherals on Amazon. Are the award-winnin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 18:28
The HW-S60B is a compact all-in-one soundbar with seven speakers and Dolby Atmos support (Image: Samsung)

Deal | Samsung HW-S60B soundbar with Dolby Atmos and 200 watts gets 43% discount on Amazon

Samsung's 5.0-channel soundbar from the 2022 model year has returned to its lowest price yet as Amazon has put the Dolby Atmos-capable HW-S60B on sale with a discount of US$150 relative to the official list price.
Enrico Frahn, 31 Oct 2023 21:40
APG uses ultrasonic tones modulated by pressure changes in the ear canal (Image Source: Google Research)

Google’s new heart rate monitoring tech can be added to ANC earbuds via software update

Google has recently shared details of its research in audioplethysmography (APG) technology, which can enable heart rate monitoring in ANC earbuds with just a software update. The feature requires no extra sensors, is accurate and...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 31 Oct 2023 19:33
The Momentum 3 earbuds. (Source: Sennheiser)

Deal | Sennheiser hypes Hallowe'en and early Black Friday sales events

Sennheiser Europe has announced a "Halloween" sale with up to 20% off popular consumer audio products such as Ambeo soundbars and Momentum True Wireless earbuds. Meanwhile, the OEM is also building up to its Early Black Friday eve...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Oct 2023 18:26
AirPods Max to get USB-C charging by late 2024. (Source: Apple)

Upcoming AirPods Max in 2024 to get USB-C charging, but still missing H2 chip

Anticipated for late 2024, Apple's flagship AirPods Max update seems to be rather underwhelming according to leaked information from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The changes appear to be limited to the introduction of USB-C charging a...
Sambit Saha, 30 Oct 2023 03:15
Rewind offers a modern cassette player with a Bluetooth chip. (Image: Rewind)

Rewind Cassette Player combines retro design with metal case, Bluetooth and USB-C

Vinyl continues to grow in popularity year after year. The Rewind Cassette Player promises retro sound on the go in a compact Sony Walkman-sized metal case with several modern convenience features.
Hannes Brecher, 27 Oct 2023 09:03
The S7 and S7 Pro chips bring powerful capabilities to wireless earbuds (Image Source: Qualcomm - edited)

Snapdragon Summit | Qualcomm brings WiFi connectivity to earbuds for dropout-free lossless audio with Snapdragon Sound S7 Pro chip

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Sound technology will allow wireless earbuds and headphones to play dropout-free lossless audio with low latency using a WiFi network. The new S7 and S7 Pro chips, expected to start appearing in device...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 26 Oct 2023 21:34
Anker soundcore Motion X500 portable speaker arrives with an intelligent spatial audio engine. (Image source: soundcore)

Anker soundcore Motion X500 new portable spatial audio speaker launches

Anker has unveiled the soundcore Motion X500 speaker, with pre-orders now open. The three-channel model has an intelligent spatial audio engine, producing a Wireless Hi-Res sound. Other features include a 12-hour battery life, an ...
Polly Allcock, 26 Oct 2023 17:48
Apple is expected to give all AirPods significant upgrades within two years. (Image: Akhil Yerabati)

Leak reveals details about Apple AirPods Pro and AirPods Max with new design and USB-C

According to new information from a reliable source, Apple is planning brand-new AirPods with a fresh design and interesting new features as well as new AirPods Max as soon as next year, while the AirPods Pro are set to receive a ...
Hannes Brecher, 26 Oct 2023 00:16
The HomePod 3 may use its top element for more than just playback and volume controls. (Image source: Przemyslaw Marczynski)

Apple HomePod: Prototype third-generation smart speaker spotted with touchscreen display

Images of a HomePod 3 prototype have turned up online. According to various sources, the third-generation smart speaker will have a touchscreen display element, for which Apple is already optimising various tvOS apps.
Alex Alderson, 25 Oct 2023 18:16
The Vista T4. (Source: Vankyo)

Vankyo Vista T4 hits US market as new ALPD 4.0 4K ultra short throw laser projector

The new Vankyo Vista T4 laser projector has been unleashed on the US market with "advanced" ALPD 4.0 technology for a "cinematic experience". It is rated to throw a 150-inch image in "native 4K" from less than 20 inches away from ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Oct 2023 18:16
The NeoBuds Pro 2. (Source: Edifier)

Edifier NeoBuds Pro 2 debut with series-first Wide-Band Multi-Channel ANC

Edifier asserts that its second-gen NeoBuds Pro pack a patented form of active noise cancellation (ANC) that should block a greater and broader range of unwanted sounds than the average pair of TWS earbuds. The Pro 2s are also ra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Oct 2023 18:32
ANC earbuds Marshall MOTIF II A.N.C. hands-on review: Gritty Marshall sound and a hot design?

ANC earbuds Marshall MOTIF II A.N.C. hands-on review: Gritty Marshall sound and a hot design?

Amp look. The established manufacturer Marshall has released its Motif II A.N.C. earbuds for stylish rock enthusiasts. According to the manufacturer, their ANC has been improved in particular. Can these earbuds really deliver the sound Marshall is known for? We have put them to the test!
Christian Hintze, 18 Oct 2023 17:29
The Freebuds Pro 3. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei FreeBuds 3 Pro launch in Europe with offer of Band 8 for €19.99 (or less) with each purchase

Huawei has unleashed its latest flagship TWS earbuds on markets such as Germany today (October 18, 2023). The "Intelligent ANC 3.0" accessories are touted as even more stylish and comfortable than ever before, and to have up to 31...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Oct 2023 11:00
The Infineon Lighting Shoe houses a sensing and processing board in its midsole (Image Source: Infineon)

adidas x Infineon Lighting Shoe prototype puts on light show in sync with ambient music

German semiconductor and IoT systems giant Infineon, in collaboration with adidas, has made the Lighting Shoe prototype to showcase its sensor and power systems technology. The shoe, based on the adidas originals NMD S1, uses MEMS...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 17 Oct 2023 23:26
The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will support lossless audio over USB with a software update (Image Source: Google)

Google confirms Pixel 8 phones will support lossless audio over USB

In a Reddit AMA, Android’s VP of Engineering has just confirmed that the new Pixel 8 phones will soon support lossless audio output over USB. OS-level support was already added to Android 14, but a future software update will unlo...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 17 Oct 2023 11:57
The MiCreator Studio (left) and Satellite mics (Image Source: Austrian Audio)

Austrian Audio launches MiCreator USB mic system featuring dual-channel audio and a classic look

Austrian Audio, known for its studio mics and headphones, has entered the USB microphone game with its new MiCreator set of classic-looking yet functional microphones. The MiCreator Studio is a USB condenser mic with an additional...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 12 Oct 2023 13:42
The latest ID.4 or ID.5 cockpit layout option. (Source: Volkswagen)

Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 2024 announced with infotainment screen and UI upgrades

Volkswagen has refreshed the ID.4 and ID.5 with a range of upgrades, the option of an enlarged cockpit display included. The electric cars' Pro models are also touted to come with improved range, torque and power, while their GTX ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Oct 2023 21:18
The Inzone Buds will be available in two colour options. (Image source: @MysteryLupin)

Updated | Sony Inzone Buds to launch soon for US$199 as new gaming wireless earbuds with low latency USB adapter

Update: Sony releases INZONE Buds for US$199.99. Sony is preparing to release the Inzone Buds, which will also be known as the WF-G700. Allegedly, Sony will sell the earbuds for considerably less than the WF-1000XM5, despite inclu...
Alex Alderson, 10 Oct 2023 16:40
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live on sale boast a Mystic Black colorway. (Source: Samsung)

Deal | Galaxy Buds Live with Active Noise Cancelation fall to lowest ever price on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live price has dropped by a considerable 39% on Amazon. The ANC-capable earbuds rock a unique design with a bean-like shape and a glossy outer surface. Samsung claims the design results in an all-day comfor...
Fawad Murtaza, 05 Oct 2023 12:19
The Pixel Buds Pro. (Source: Google)

Pixel Buds Pro get refreshed with features to match flagship 8-series smartphones

Google has re-released its flagship TWS earbuds in new colorways to mark its latest major product event. The Pixel Buds Pro will also soon upgrade to the Redmond giant's Clear Calling feature, and will also start optimizing latenc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Oct 2023 18:16
Samsung has designed the Galaxy Buds FE in two colour options. (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy Buds FE: Samsung introduces cheaper entry-point into Galaxy Buds series with Fan Edition model

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Buds FE, a cheaper alternative to the likes of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro. While Samsung's first Fan Edition earbuds start at under US$100, they retain ANC, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and 30 hours of ba...
Alex Alderson, 04 Oct 2023 01:53
Amazon has put the 2023 V-Series 2.1 soundbar on sale for its lowest price thus far (Image: Vizio)

Deal | Vizio V-Series 2.1 soundbar with wireless subwoofer hits lowest sale price yet on Amazon

Vizio's budget soundbar will not produce the most impressive soundstage while watching blockbuster movies, but for shoppers with around US$100 to spend, the current 2023 iteration of the affordable V-Series can be worth considerat...
Enrico Frahn, 03 Oct 2023 22:06


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