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Topic: headphones

Hands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

09/19/2018, 03:09 pm

When it comes to sport headphones, the competition is increasingly fierce -- and the X4 is industry veteran Jaybird's attempt to stay near the top of the heap.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 truly wireless earphones are a premium version of AirPods

09/13/2018, 11:09 am

AppleInsider takes a good look hard look -- and a good listen -- to Master & Dynamic's latest entrant into the wireless earphone space and compares them directly to Apple's AirPods.

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Review: Audio-Technica's ANC700BT headphones sound great, but are marred by odd controls

08/16/2018, 06:08 pm

Audio-Technica's QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT tries to bridge the gap between performance and cost, and mostly succeeds except for awkward and unnecessary touch controls.

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Hands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

08/13/2018, 03:08 pm

One of the year's more notable entries into the realm of high-fidelity Bluetooth headphones comes from Audio-Technica, which is trying to bridge the gap between performance and cost with its $199 QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT, or the 700BT for short.

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Review: Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset offers binaural recording at a price

08/02/2018, 02:08 pm

The Ambeo Smart Headset isn't necessarily a must-have, but still sounds great and can be a relatively cheap way to get into binaural recording.

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Hands On: Sennheiser's Lightning-connected, binaural Ambeo Smart Headset

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset promises to go beyond most Lightning headphones by offering not just noise cancellation but binaural recording.

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Apple audio processing could change the way headphone users experience music

07/24/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come up with a way it thinks could provide headphone and earphone users the optimal listening experience, using a variety of signal processing techniques to make the sound seem like it is being heard without the use of headphones at all.

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Hands on: Master and Dynamic MW50+ headphones

06/27/2018, 03:06 pm

Recently, premium headphone manufacturer Master & Dynamic upgraded their popular MW50 headphones, appending a + to the end to signify the newly launched model -- and AppleInsider has a set.

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Review: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more

05/25/2018, 11:05 am

Although Shinola is primarily seen as a lifestyle brand, its Canfield on-ear headphones are one of the latest product lines to join their established watches, bikes, and accessories, and AppleInsider tries them out.

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Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

05/21/2018, 01:05 pm

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

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Analyst says Apple may forego Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for new iPhones

04/30/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple will probably stop bundling a Lightning-to-3.5 millimeter adapter with this fall's new iPhones, according to a Barclays memo obtained by AppleInsider. The multinational bank also cut its price target for Apple stock from $168 to $157, citing worries about a "weaker iPhone franchise."

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Roundup: Headphone mounts and stands from Twelve South, ElevationLab and Satechi help organize your desk

04/30/2018, 03:04 pm

AppleInsider takes a look at a trio of vastly different headphone stands/mounts to help keep your desk more organized.

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First look: Master & Dynamic Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable with DAC, mic

04/28/2018, 02:04 pm

Premium headphone maker Master & Dynamic began offering an in-house way for its customers to plug its gear into Apple's latest iPhones without the need for a Lightning-to-headphone adapter. AppleInsider got its hands on the new cable and offers a first look at the accessory.

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Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones pair svelte design and adaptive noise canceling with premium audio

04/25/2018, 07:04 pm

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones make a bold statement with a smooth, modern design and an audio profile to match, with an adaptive noise cancellation feature so good, that makes it hard to live without.

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Master & Dynamic ship Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cables for iPhone, iPad

04/24/2018, 03:04 pm

Audio accessory producer Master & Dynamic has unveiled new cables for connecting its headphones directly to an iPhone without a headphone jack, with the 3.5mm-to-Lightning and USB-C cables offered at half the regular price for a limited time to celebrate the launch.

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Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?

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New Apple headphone project possibly hampered by multiple re-designs, coming no earlier than holiday 2018

03/05/2018, 07:03 am

Another report claims that high-end over-the-ear headphones are expected from Apple -- not Beats -- before the end of 2018, but the data escaping Apple's manufacturing chain remains nebulous and ill-defined.

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Concept images suggest what rumored Apple over-ear headphones could look like

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Following the rumors of Apple's launch of branded over-the-ear headphones, new images depicting a concept version of the Apple headgear have been produced, showing what the supposed product could look like if it launches this year.

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Sony guns for AirPods' all-wireless market with Siri-enabled Xperia Ear Duo

02/26/2018, 12:02 pm

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony announced the Xperia Ear Duo, a new pair of all-wireless earbuds compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, as well as Google Assistant.

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Shure intros $99 MacBook-compatible USB-C headphone cable

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

Audiophiles connecting high-end headphones to a MacBook now have the option of a $99 USB-C replacement cable, which can also be used with other USB-C equipped devices.

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