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Sennheiser has a fix for bad GoPro audio

Sennheiser has a fix for bad GoPro audio

GoPro's action cameras might be the go-anywhere video recording option for racing, biking, and other extreme sports, but the audio they capture has always been the ugly sibling. Sennheiser, though, believes it may have the answer with its new, microphone-toting GoPro camera case, one of the first products to launch under the GoPro Developer Program.

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Crosley’s 2016 Record Store Day Turntable Review

Crosley’s 2016 Record Store Day Turntable Review

A special edition of the Crosley Cruiser portable turntable (read: vinyl record player) is sitting on our review bench today, Mickey Mouse-infused. This version of the Crosley Cruiser has a couple of images of the Disney mouse, both rolling pretty hard with his own stack of records as such. This piece of equipment has the same internals as you'd find on a classic Cruiser model, but here it has a limited edition set of images to adorn its exterior - and under the hood.

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Logitech buys Jaybird as part of its ‘audio wearables’ expansion

Logitech buys Jaybird as part of its ‘audio wearables’ expansion

Logitech has entered into an agreement to acquire Jaybird, an audio company that sells earbuds and more for athletes and sporty folks. Logitech will buy the company for $50 million in cash, as well as up to another possible $45 million depending on whether they hit some growth targets over the next couple of years. With this acquisition, Logitech will be furthering its expansion beyond PC speakers to include, in this case, audio wearable technology.

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JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds are for USB Type-C phones

JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds are for USB Type-C phones

The new HTC 10 smartphone has a USB-C port, and just in time for it is the new JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds with a USB Type-C cable. These are the first sport earbuds for USB-C phones, according to JBL, that feature adaptive noise control and noise cancellation. In addition to blocking out unwanted ambient noises, the earbuds feature an in-line control and microphone, two color options, and more.

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Audiofly AF240 Headphones Review

Audiofly AF240 Headphones Review

Over-the-ear headphones get your hopes up. Those who choose to wear bulky cups balanced on top of their heads expect to be rewarded with above-average sound quality to make up for the lack of convenience, particularly on consumer-grade cans designed to be used outside of a studio environment. The Audiofly AF240 represent the first attempt by the Australian company to bridge the gap between the earbuds it's known for, and the new territory that comes with the over-the-ear market.

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RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

There’s a new mono-earbud on the market, and its called RippleBuds. The earbuds are two individual units that can be used together or separately, and unlike an ordinary Bluetooth earpiece, the unit fits fully inside one’s ear, no extended microphone to be found. Despite the small size, RippleBuds’ creator says the unit offers noise blocking technology and features an integrated microphone for on-the-go phone calls.

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Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG Electronics to produce OLED TVs. Bang & Olufsen, of course, will be handling the audio part of things, with the company saying it will “focus on its unique competencies within design, acoustics and smart home integration within TV development.” LG will be contributing its OLED technology into the mix, and the first result of the collaboration, an OLED TV, will be available next year.

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Chrome Music Labs brings interactive music lessons to the web

Chrome Music Labs brings interactive music lessons to the web

Google has introduced its new Chrome Music Lab, an effort to tech everyone about music by providing free interactive online tools. The idea is that just about everyone has access to the Internet, and as such it should be leveraged as a teaching tool for music — it may not be able to teach someone how to play a specific instrument, but it can expand one’s understanding of music in general.

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TuneIn Premium adds access to all 2016-17 NBA games

TuneIn Premium adds access to all 2016-17 NBA games

TuneIn and the NBA have struck a partnership, and those with a TuneIn Premium subscription will benefit from it. Starting with the 2016-17 basketball season, TuneIn will offer live play-by-play coverage for NBA pre-season content, as well as regular and post-season games as the months roll by. The NBA content will be available to premium subscribers located in the United States.

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Sennheiser and Freitag team for one-of-a-kind Urbanite headphones

Sennheiser and Freitag team for one-of-a-kind Urbanite headphones

Sennheiser has taken the wraps off a new pair of limited edition headphones, the F703 Sennheiser + FREITAG model. The limited edition model is comprised of Sennheiser’s own black Urbanite on-ear headphones paired with unique styles from FREITAG for a one-of-a-kind look. The limited edition models are made with recycled truck tarpaulins over the headbands, says Sennheiser, each adding bold colors and more.

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Oregon’s mystery noise lures researchers, conspiracy theorists

Oregon’s mystery noise lures researchers, conspiracy theorists

A strange, unidentified sound is haunting an Oregon town and residents are getting creeped out. The sound only happens at night, and is said to make local pets go crazy. The noise isn’t only heard by unfortunate critters in the Forest Grove region, though — it is bothersome enough that it has awakened residents in the middle of the night. Some have described the sound as akin to an unbearably loud tea kettle, others as a “mechanical scream.”

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Ossic X headphones calibrate 3D audio to the listener

Ossic X headphones calibrate 3D audio to the listener

Audio fans looking for headphones with high quality sound can now check out the Ossic X headphones that offer something unique. These headphones claim to be the first in the world to offer 3D sound that instantly calibrates to the listener. By calibrating the sound to the listener using head tracking and individual anatomy calibration, the Ossic X headphones claim to deliver an increased sense of auditory space and sound quality.

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