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Topic: headphones

Holiday 2018 gift guide: Here are the best headphones for the music lover on your shopping list

11/27/2018, 01:11 pm

If you have recently acquired an iPhone XS or iPhone XR, but find the supplied EarPods not to your liking, or know someone who could do with an upgrade from their existing audio hardware, AppleInsider offers this list of headphones and earphones that may be worth a listen.

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Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

11/14/2018, 04:11 pm

We can't count how many truly wireless earbuds we've seen come across our desk, but the latest W1 and AI from Funcl are truly impressive considering their sub $20 and $50 price tags.

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Future Apple headphones could detect how they are worn with a microphone array

11/09/2018, 10:11 am

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to solve the problem of wearing headphones the wrong way around, by coming up with a detection method to determine how the audio accessory is being worn and switching channels, just by listening to the user's voice.

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Review: Jaybird's Tarah Pro may be the best fitness earbuds you can buy

11/01/2018, 07:11 am

Released on Thursday, The Tarah Pro is liable to become a go-to set of Bluetooth earbuds for runners, weightlifters, and other fitness enthusiasts, handily beating out most of the competition -- including Apple.

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A higher-end AirPods revision would fill a market niche nicely

10/29/2018, 03:10 pm

AirPods are an AppleInsider staff favorite because of an amazing blend of price, features, and quality. After nearly two years of use, we still love AirPods, but are starting to yearn for a bit more from the product.

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Review: HyperX's Cloud Mix headset successfully bridges home, mobile & gaming

10/25/2018, 03:10 pm

Even if you don't think you need a gaming headset, HyperX's over-the-ear Cloud Mix -- designed for both desktops and mobile devices -- is a great performer, and might help change your mind.

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Hands on: HyperX's Cloud Mix headset jumps between desktop gaming & your iPhone

10/18/2018, 12:10 am

The Cloud Mix attempts to break gaming headsets out of their niche by making them compatible with your iPhone, iPad, and other Bluetooth devices.

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Review: Jaybird's Tarah sport headphones may be the best budget option on the market

10/10/2018, 11:10 am

Jaybird's new low-cost sport headphones are so good that unless you absolutely need the best tips or battery life, they should probably be the near the top of your list.

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Apple exploring use of ear detection in future over-ear headphones

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is examining ways to improve the listening experience when using earphones, including automatically adjusting the audio based on a user's ear shape in over-ear headphones, and even automatically switching channels between the left and right ear cups if the headphones are worn the wrong way around.

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Review: Jaybird's X4 sport headphones win on price-to-performance

10/02/2018, 11:10 am

The X4 is a further refinement of Jaybird's sport earbuds, and both a solid and cheaper alternative to Apple's Powerbeats3.

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Hands on: Jaybird's latest Bluetooth sport headphones, the Tarah

09/27/2018, 03:09 pm

While we were in the middle of testing the company's X4 headphones, Jaybird surprised us by announcing a new pair of Bluetooth sport headphones, the Tarah, shipping Oct. 9, so we thought we'd try them out.

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Jaybird launches lower-cost Tarah sport earbuds with features like fast charging

09/25/2018, 09:09 am

Jaybird on Tuesday announced the Tarah, its latest set of Bluetooth sport headphones, designed to provide a less expensive alternative to the likes of the Run or X4.

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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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