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Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Jabra debuts new wireless Sport Pace, Halo Fusion, Eclipse headsets

Bluetooth headset and earbud maker Jabra has unveiled a new trio of wireless options at IFA 2015. The new offerings span the range of sports focused to traditional one-ear headsets, each with a roster of features, including clear audio for calls and music, and incredibly light weights. The new models are the Sport Pace wireless earbuds, the Halo Fusion Wireless headset, and the Eclipse headset.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX100HN enhances even compressed MP3 audio

Unless you've been keeping tabs on Sony's product line, you might still be thinking that the Walkman is still a classic cassette tape player. The iconic brand, however, has long moved to the realm of digital and now boasts of a skill that very few of its rivals could claim: high resolution audio. But not all music available to consumers come in hi-res format. That's why the new NW-ZX100HN Walkman model tries to bring even compressed audio formats like MP3s and DSEE HX to near hi-res quality for your listening pleasure.

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Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II: 15hrs battery life

Bose has introduced its new SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, a pair of cans the maker says offers both the best wireless audio quality available and a host of new features, included among them being 15 hours of run time on a charge. In addition to the longer battery life, the new SoundLink headphones can connect two devices, feature NFC for fast pairing, voice prompts, and more. The headphones became available for purchase today in both white/gold and black/blue editions.

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Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Many of the headphones and earbuds on the market today are big and bulky items that look like something a DJ would wear during a show. If you are the sort of person who wants their audio gear to be as small as possible the Pugz earbuds might be just what you are looking for. These earbuds have a minimal size and shape and are designed to fit in the ear comfortably.

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Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Wearable devices are on the market in droves today with many of them combining multiple functions into one device. The Helix is a wearable cuff that also brings with it wireless Bluetooth headphones. The wearable cuff is the case for the headphones that unplug and deploy out of the wearable.

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Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche BoomBottle+ fits into the water bottle cage on bikes

Scosche has been making wireless audio gear for years and years. The company has unveiled a new Bluetooth audio product aimed directly at bicyclists that want some music to listen to while they pedal. The product is called the Scosche BoomBottle+ and it is sized to fit inside most water bottle cages out there.

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iGrand and iLetric piano apps land for Android

iGrand and iLetric piano apps land for Android

A pair of new Android piano apps has landed that are described as low-latency professional apps for Android musicians. The apps include iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano and both are available on Google Play right now. Both apps come with lots of controls and advanced features that these apps introduced on the iOS platform previously.

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Harman AKG N60 NC luxury headphones feature real leather

Harman AKG N60 NC luxury headphones feature real leather

Harman has introduced a new pair of on-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones, the AKG N60 NC. The maker describes these as an ultra compact pair of headphones suitable for traveling, among other things, whether by train, bus or airplane. Aside from being small enough to fit in your bag, the headphones feature what is promised to be a luxurious design, including a headband that is made with real leather and ear cups made of aluminum paired with memory foam.

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SoundCloud faces lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

SoundCloud faces lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

Contentions regarding SoundCloud and the payment of royalties has been long-running, and now the audio streaming service is facing a lawsuit from Performing Rights Society for Music, more commonly referred to as PRS. The entity advised its members recently that it has sought for SoundCloud to “recognize their responsibilities” repeatedly; PRS states SoundCloud requires a license to operate in Europe and the United Kingdom. PRS went further and issued a press statement advising that it has “no choice” in the matter, and that after a half a decade of failed negotiations, it must proceed with a lawsuit.

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Logitech debuts G933, G633 premium gaming headsets

Logitech debuts G933, G633 premium gaming headsets

Logitech's gaming division has just announced two new premium headsets that are not just compatible with consoles and PCs, but home theater setups and mobiles devices as well. Dubbed the G633 and G933 Artemis Spectrum, the headphones feature Pro-G audio drivers and 7.1 Dolby surround sound, and aim to combine the sound from premium headphones adored by music lovers with gaming-specific functions and customization.

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Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony is proudly continuing the Japanese trend of combining two random, unrelated products into one. The latest example is their newly announced SRS-LSR100, a wireless speaker that basically has a television remote on top. The idea behind the device is that users bring the TV's audio closer to them, while still being able to change the channel. You know, like the remote that comes with the TV set does.

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Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Piling on the pre-IFA 2015 announcements, Samsung has just revealed three new speakers that make up its Wireless Audio 360 family. No weird egg shape this time. The R1, R3, and R5 wireless speakers are plain but stylish, industrial-looking and practical. Not only do they blast your music in all directions, their now flat tops also transform into a user interface area where owners can tap and swipe to control their tunes. Plus, the speakers work well with Samsung's Multiroom experience, bringing music and life to any part of the house.

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