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Deezer lands for Roku users in France, UK, Canada, and Mexico

Deezer lands for Roku users in France, UK, Canada, and Mexico

Roku fans in a few select countries now have a new streaming option to check out with the launch of Deezer for streaming music. Deezer is now available in France, UK, Canada, and Mexico. The Deezer app for Roku TV users gives users access to tracks, albums, playlists, and their personal Deezer Flow.

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Apple Music rumored to get hi-res audio to match Lightning connectors

Apple Music rumored to get hi-res audio to match Lightning connectors

There might be another reason why Apple might drop standard 3.5 mm headphone jacks from the next iPhones after all. According to a Japanese website, Apple is gearing up to deliver high resolution, or hi-res, audio over its Apple Music streaming service. But in order to successfully do so, it will need to convert that digital data to high quality signals, something that regular headphone connectors aren't capable of. Instead, the new feature will leverage Apple's new Lightning connection audio specification, which it has released to its accessory partners last year.

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NPR’s bringing audio to Facebook in new experiment

NPR’s bringing audio to Facebook in new experiment

NPR has a new experiment to see if “audio can go viral,” and first in line to facilitate its’ experiment is Facebook, where users will soon see NPR audio clips directly in their News Feed. The audio will first come this month as part of a “brief preview,” and will expand starting in early January when NPR will publish several clips on the social network every day for a month.

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Cleer DU Wireless dual driver Bluetooth headphones unveiled

Cleer DU Wireless dual driver Bluetooth headphones unveiled

Cleer has introduced its new DU Wireless headphones, a model it says is the first HD dual driver wireless Bluetooth unit of its kind. The headphones combine a stylish, modern design with support for high quality audio. There’s AAC/AptX version 4.0 lossless connectivity coupled with a pair of 40mm neodymium drivers, a quick charge feature, LED indicator, and more.

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Sennheiser AVX Wireless Microphone Review

Sennheiser AVX Wireless Microphone Review

The video world might currently be enchanted with Ultra HD, but skimp on sound and all the pixels in the world won't save you. Enter Sennheiser with the AVX System, a prosumer wireless microphone setup which promises to not only raise your audio game but do it without channel-hunting headaches or messing with levels.

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Spotify uses music to find your inner Star Wars character

Spotify uses music to find your inner Star Wars character

Disney is going all out with the Star Wars promotions, and latest on that bandwagon is Spotify. Whether you’re a subscriber or a guest, the music streaming service will use a little bit of magic to pair you with your best matched Star Wars character. The process works best if you have a listening history on Spotify, but those who don’t use the service can select some artists to help Spotify “guide your alignment.”

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Sennheiser HD 800 S luxury headphones launch next month

Sennheiser HD 800 S luxury headphones launch next month

Sennheiser has introduced an update to its HD 800 headphones, the HD 800 S. According to the maker, the new model exceeds the quality of the original HD 800 headphones, bringing with it an optimized low and medium frequency range. As well as the improvements to sound quality, the HD 800 S headphones have a symmetrical XLR4 cable and somewhat new color.

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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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