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Topic: headphones

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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Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

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Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

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Early Black Friday Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799 ($600 off) with free JBL headphones & Office 365, plus no tax in 48 states

11/13/2017, 06:11 pm

For a limited time only, B&H is knocking $600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and throwing in a free pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth Headphones and a year of Office 365 Personal (a combined value of $170). Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

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Killer Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($700 off) w/ free headphones; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,249 ($250 off) w/ free year of Office 365

08/09/2017, 10:08 pm

While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics, plus a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro is also $1,249 with a free year of Office 365, and both deals feature no sales tax collected outside NY and NJ.

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Review: Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard

03/04/2017, 04:03 am

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

02/21/2017, 06:02 pm

The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.

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AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

02/18/2017, 01:02 am

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

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B&O Beoplay H4 $299 wireless headphones launch with iOS app, Apple Watch controls

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

B&O Play has launched the Beoplay H4 wireless headphones, the Bang & Olufen brand's cheapest wireless option in its over-ear headphone range, with users able to alter the settings of the headset from an Apple Watch.

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