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The Apple Music beta has arrived on Sonos

The Apple Music beta has arrived on Sonos

If you're a Sonos owner that has been eagerly waiting to use Apple Music on your favorite device, then today is your lucky day. Well, at least for some people it is. If you didn't sign up for the beta when it was announced last month, you may still have to wait.

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LG Music Flow welcomes new sound bars, X-Boom speakers

LG Music Flow welcomes new sound bars, X-Boom speakers

LG might be more known these days for smartphones, TVs, and some home appliances, but at CES 2016 next month, it will show that it also got what it takes to be a force to reckon with in the audio market. There, it will unveil the new members of its Music Flow line of speakers, including three sound bars with support for wireless receiving tunes to play. It also has new X-Boom audio systems that deliver the needed oomph for a loud and lively music party.

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Chromecast Audio now supports Hi-Res audio and multi-room streaming

Chromecast Audio now supports Hi-Res audio and multi-room streaming

Since the Chromecast Audio was released, there have been a couple of features that it has been sorely lacking. Specifically, the ability to stream music to multiple rooms, and to be able to stream higher quality audio files. Thankfully, these are both features that Google has been working on.

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Audeze EL-8 Titanium Lightning cable headphones cost more than an iPhone

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Lightning cable headphones cost more than an iPhone

With the recent rumor that Apple is looking to eliminate the standard headphone jack on the next iPhone and rely solely on the device's Lightning port for both charging and wired headphones, users might want think about investing in a decent headset that already has a Lightning connector. There are a few options out there, but in order to get the best, it's going to cost more than the iPhone itself. Audeze has announced the EL-8 Titanium, priced at $800.

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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

In mid-2014, T-Mobile introduced “Music Freedom,” a perk under which subscribers can stream music from select streaming services without using up their high-speed data. The service has been expanded since then, with today marking one of its bigger expansions. T-Mobile has announced that eleven additional music streaming services are covered under Music Freedom, including TuneIn Premium, SomaFM, and more.

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Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos has announced upcoming support for Apple Music, with the beta for such being scheduled to kick off on December 15. In a statement today, company CEO John MacFarlane said the company is “excited” about the pending beta, which will lend a preview of the service, albeit an early one; this will give users of both a chance to provide feedback and “shape the experience” of using Apple Music through Sonos.

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iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds mini-review

iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds mini-review

The days of sound-leaking, heavy, and tinny headphones are long gone. In their place is an array of affordable wireless headphones that come in at a budget rates while offering audio quality more than suitable for most consumers' needs. We recently got our hands on a pair of iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds, and at $19.99 USD, they certainly fall into the budget category. Does the quality suffer as a result? Read our mini review to find out!

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iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

When you need your music on the go, you need it in a small form factor -- one that can easily fit in any bag and won't wear you down, but that doesn't sacrifice audio quality or battery life. Most portable batteries come in cylindrical form, but there are smaller single-speaker units out there that are about the size of a baseball. One such unit is iClever's IC-BTS02, a little wireless speaker we've taken for a spin.

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Roland and V-Moda team for M-100 Aira headphones

Roland and V-Moda team for M-100 Aira headphones

V-Moda is a company known for making higher end headphones for audiophiles in several different styles. Roland is a company that is big in the music industry for hardware used for making and recording music. The two companies have teamed to create the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones.

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Two-player synthesizer lets players sample and battle away

Two-player synthesizer lets players sample and battle away

A keyboard synthesizer is normally something you play alone, unless you have someone else working the high keys chopsticks style. A device called the Collidoscope has been created by a couple musicians called Ben Bangler and Fiore Martin. This device turns playing a keyboard into a two-person affair.

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Razer Seiren Pro Review

Razer Seiren Pro Review

The Razer Seiren Pro is a high-end microphone made for gamers - more specifically aimed at those that stream their gaming live for the masses. What you're going to see here is a microphone that looks and feels like a studio-level piece of equipment. But can it deliver in sound where it delivers in looks? This monster of a microphone is the sort of thing you buy when you get really serious about your online recording art - or when you just feel like tossing a piece of your paycheck at a piece of equipment that'll last you forever. Either way, fine audio, here we come.

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Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

There are a lot of challenges when it comes to picking the right set of earbuds. Many people just buy the set that looks good and hope they won't fall out of the ears when they are exercising and that they will fit well. A new set of earbuds called Phazon has debuted and they claim to be the world's first one-size fits all earbuds.

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