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Samsung Level audio lineup ushers in premium headphones

Samsung Level audio lineup ushers in premium headphones

Samsung has taken the wraps off its own premium products for audiophiles, the Level lineup of headphones and related gadgets. Kicking things off are two pairs of headphones, a set of earbuds, and a Bluetooth speaker, all of which are set to launch tomorrow at Gilt.com, followed by wider availability later this month.

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JBL Synchros E-Series headphones aim at every lifestyle

JBL Synchros E-Series headphones aim at every lifestyle

JBL has introduced a new series of headphones and earbuds designed to meet a variety of different lifestyles, the Synchros E-Series. With this series of audio devices comes a pair of around-ear headphones, a couple pairs of on-ear headphones, and a pair of lightweight earbuds.

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Magnetic earbuds go tangle-free with Amazon Fire Phone

Magnetic earbuds go tangle-free with Amazon Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone is being detailed this week with a pair of magnetic earbuds that come in the box. These earbuds are being pushed as specifically better for pockets than Apple’s stock earbuds with anti-tangle action as well as a design that’s strikingly similar to those that come with the iPhone.

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Earin wireless earbuds promise smallest form factor

Earin wireless earbuds promise smallest form factor

Bluetooth earbuds exist, but they're not quite as wireless as most people would hope. Often times, these devices feature a cable that spans from one ear piece to the other, connecting the two behind your head. While still more convenient when, for example, running than a wired pair, they'll still a hassle when trying to fall asleep listening to your favorite album, and still advertise to others that you have a headset in.

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Spurs joined by Jay Z and Beats Music in remix campaign

Spurs joined by Jay Z and Beats Music in remix campaign

Facing off against the Miami Heat this week were the San Antonio Spurs, finding victory in five games to take the NBA championship. Viewers of the program on ESPN will have seen a brand new video spot from [soon to be owned by Apple] Beats Music. This spot was a small teaser for already-released Beats-sponsored film "Game Before The Game", also included below.

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Apple Lightning headphones on the horizon

Apple Lightning headphones on the horizon

Certainly a coincidence with the recent acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, Apple has this week revealed a new MFi specification for Lightning Headphones. The Made for iPhone program allows businesses to release their electronics with a fancy stamp that also potentially allows them to have said products in Apple Stores. In this case, Lightning Cable MFi specifications connect with headphones for high-quality audio.

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Sennheiser G4ME ZERO and ONE gaming headsets go black

Sennheiser G4ME ZERO and ONE gaming headsets go black

Two of the most comfortable headsets for gaming on the market today have just gotten darker. When both the Sennheiser G4ME ZERO and Sennheiser G4ME ONE were delivered earlier this year, they were brought on in white with black and red accents. Today they’re returning to form with black throughout, tapped with smooth red accents once again.

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Apple $3.2bn Beats buy apparently confirmed by Dr. Dre

Apple $3.2bn Beats buy apparently confirmed by Dr. Dre

As ways of announcing a $3.2bn acquisition go, popping drinks in the studio with Dr. Dre as he declares himself "the first billionaire in hip-hop" over the deal to sell Beats to Apple is one of the most memorable. In a video posted by actor Tyrese Gibson to his Instagram account, the rapper and producer behind Beats Audio seemingly confirms the sale to the iPhone maker, along with suggesting that the Forbes rich list probably now needs updating.

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Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

What better way to ring in "May the 4th be with you" - unofficial "Star Wars Day," that is - than with a pair of Stormtrooper headphones? We’ve got one of the first pairs of Star Wars Stormtrooper STREET by 50 On-Ear headphones out in the wild this weekend and we’re having a listen while we sport the most obviously Star Wars-inspired of the collection.

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Sony MDR-HW700DS headphones are the world’s first wireless 9.1ch system

Sony MDR-HW700DS headphones are the world’s first wireless 9.1ch system

Sony has unveiled a new set of headphones called the MDR-HW700DS that are claimed to be the world's first 9.1 channel surround sound wireless headphone system. A variety of sound modes are built into the headphones to make them work in different situations. The modes include Cinema for movies, game for gaming, and voice mode that lets you hear dialog clearly.

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V-Moda XS headphones mind the gap (around your head)

V-Moda XS headphones mind the gap (around your head)

V-Moda has been in the headphone game for years making products that look good and promise high quality sound. The company has unveiled a new set of headphones called the XS that carry a tag line "Mind the Gap." The Gap that V-Moda is talking about is all the space between the headband and your head that make most headphones seem so bulky.

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Xbox One Chat Adapter issue acknowledged: Microsoft working on it

Xbox One Chat Adapter issue acknowledged: Microsoft working on it

This week we’ve come to understand why we’ve not had perfect results with the first wave of Xbox One Chat Adapters for the Xbox One wireless controller out in the wild. Apparently - so says Microsoft - there is an issue that they’re investigating which affects chat audio through the controller with the Xbox One. While it is likely a software fix will be in order, we wouldn’t put completely out of the running the possibility that replacement units could be needed.

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