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Sony’s new noise-canceling headphones are great traveling companions

By | audio engineering, Bluetooth, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, noise reduction, Sony, TC

I’ll admit that I’ve been caught up in the Bose hype. I’ve worn Bose headphones for years, going through set after set just to get some of their excellent noise canceling magic. Now, however, I’ve found the Sony WH-1000XM3, a pair of wireless/wired cans that truly give everything else I’ve tried a bad name. These […]

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Review: The Marshall Woburn II packs modern sound, retro look

By | aptx, Bluetooth, electrical engineering, electronics, Gadgets, headphones, marshall, Speaker, wireless, wireless headphones

Marshall speakers stand out. That’s why I dig them. From the company’s headphones to its speakers, the audio is warm and full just like the classic design suggests. The company today is announcing revisions across its lines. The new versions of the Action ($249), Stanmore ($349) and Woburn Bluetooth ($499) speakers now feature Bluetooth 5.0, […]

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Wireless headphones and earbuds to fit your budget

By | aukey, earbuds, Gadgets, headphones, Jabra, Skullcandy, Sony, TC, Wirecutter

Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn affiliate commissions. Headphones keep us connected to our favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks. They make sure we don’t drop an important phone call. As our devices ditch the headphone jack […]

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Skullcandy aims upscale with two new headphones

By | audio engineering, audiophile, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, noise cancelling, noise cancelling headphones, noise reduction, Skullcandy, Sony, TC

Skullcandy has always been an odd brand. Aimed at a younger, hipper audience, the headphones always featured wacky graphics and a lower price point. Now, facing competition from multiple players, they’ve decided to step up their game in terms of quality and style. Their two new models, the noise-cancelling Venue and the bass-heavy Crusher 360, […]

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Review: The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless headphones look and sound beautiful

By | audio engineering, consumer electronics, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, Sound, wireless headphones

Damn. These are good looking headphones. The V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless could be the best looking headphones available. Better yet, they sound good, too. As the name suggests, this is the second generation of this series of headphones from V-Moda. The drivers are different and the company improved on the build quality. The originals were already […]

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Anker’s Spirit earbuds are wireless and waterproof

By | audio engineering, earbuds, electrical engineering, Gadgets, headphones, Philips, Sound, TC

Anker, a battery maker turned accessory house, recently releases the $39 Spirit X earbuds under their Soundcore brand. Aimed at runners and other heavy sweaters, the earbuds are completely waterproof under the IPX7 rating, a classification that means it can stand up to 1 meter of submersion. What this means is that you get a […]

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Bose debuts new Google Assistant-optimized noise cancelling headphones

By | bose, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Hardware, headphones, TC, virtual assistants

 Bose’s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company’s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans.
Google worked with Bose to create the new headphones, the company explained in a new blog post, helping to “optimize” the audio accessory for Assistant, Google’s virtual helper… Read More

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Even’s H2 headphones produce sound based on your hearing ability

By | earprint, even, Gadgets, h2, headphones, hearing, Reviews

 Based out of Israel, Even is an audio startup that designs headphones tailored to the listener’s hearing. It starts with a short audio test of the frequencies you can hear in each ear, with an algorithm Even says stitches the resulting data into a sound profile called, your “EarPrint”. It’s an interesting concept that works well in the instances I’ve used it. At… Read More

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