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Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

Apple’s iPhone 7-compatible wireless headphones tipped to feature custom Bluetooth chip

One of the biggest ongoing rumors supporting the expectation that the iPhone 7 will launch without a headphone jack is that Apple is developing a wireless pair of its own EarPods headphones — likely to be called "AirPods." Further backing that claim is a new report that indicates the company is even going as far creating a custom Bluetooth chip to reduce power usage and extend the headphones' battery life.

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Philips Nitro audio line uses LED lights to show the music

Philips Nitro audio line uses LED lights to show the music

Philips has a new line of audio products called Nitro, and the line presently has three products in it: the NTX400 tower speaker, the HX50 headphones, and the HX10 earbuds. All three items are unique because of the colorful LED lights embedded in them. When you listen to music, these LEDs illuminate and keep pace with the music, making your tunes visible for yourself and anyone else who’s around to enjoy.

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Urbanista Seattle headphones let you share your music

Urbanista Seattle headphones let you share your music

Swedish company Urbanista has announced a new pair of headphones called “Seattle.” The Seattle headphones have an on-ear foldable construction with a fairly plain design and, in the case of three out of four models, a single-color scheme. The company hails this as Scandinavian minimalism, and it does hold its own sort of appeal compared to the myriad of complex, flashy alternatives. The headphones are designed for modern users, and as such has an integrated microphone for taking calls, as well an interesting social feature.

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Amazon patents noise-blocking headphones that turn off with a keyword

Amazon patents noise-blocking headphones that turn off with a keyword

Last month, Amazon was granted a patent for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones that listen for a specific keyword in order to suspend the noise-cancelling feature. They could, it seems, be set up with something like your name as the keyword, causing the headphones to suspend the noise-cancelling aspect whenever someone nearby says your name. The headphones can also listen for specific noises or patterns of noises — a car horn, perhaps, for extra safety while jogging.

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Apple Lightning EarPods shown in action in new video leak

Apple Lightning EarPods shown in action in new video leak

Alongside the growing speculation that the upcoming iPhone 7 will ditch the standard headphone jack are rumors that the device will be paired with a new type of Apple's EarPod headphones that use a Lightning connector. We've already seen various photos of different quality claiming to show the new accessory, but now a video has surfaced with footage of the headphones functioning while connected to an iPhone's Lightning port.

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Apple ‘AirPods’ wireless headphones get trademark filing

Apple ‘AirPods’ wireless headphones get trademark filing

While new leaks and rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7 are abundant these days, there's also been growing speculation that this year's smartphone from Apple will also introduce a pair of wireless in-ear headphones called "AirPods." The expectation is that the new headphones will come along side the iPhone 7's removal of a standard headphone jack, making the wireless feature a big selling point.

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Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds launch with in-ear fitness tracking

Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds launch with in-ear fitness tracking

Samsung's newest addition to its Gear line has begun hitting the shelves: the IconX wireless earbuds. We were impressed when we got our hands (ears?) on them back in early June, with high-quality audio maintained even over a Bluetooth connection. But the IconX, which Samsung bills as "truly cord-free earbuds," do much more than just audio output; they're also a fully functional fitness tracker and heart rate monitor.

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Ghostbusters headphones 2016 a radical Monster x NAS mix

Ghostbusters headphones 2016 a radical Monster x NAS mix

This week three pair of ear-blasting sound-makers are being released to the public by Monster, each emblazoned with the Ghostbusters logo. Each pair of headphones or earbuds carries the original crossed-out ghost along with a unique set of colors and designs. At the top of the list is a pair of "NAS x Ghostbusters Elements Platinum Limited edition wireless over-ear headphones" - they're chrome. They've got the logo on the inside.

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Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphones have 30-hour battery life

Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphones have 30-hour battery life

Sennheiser has introduced a new pair of headphones called the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless. This model features wireless connectivity and is aimed at the “discerning business traveller,” according to Sennheiser. Users will get up to 30 hours of run time on a charge, as well as a tunable listening experience facilitated by Sennheiser’s CapTune app. The user can also enable an adaptive noise cancellation feature called NoiseGard.

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B&O’s Beoplay H5 earphones go wireless for $249

B&O’s Beoplay H5 earphones go wireless for $249

Bang & Olufsen is cutting the cord with its latest headphones, the Beoplay H5, a set of sports and hands-free focused wireless earbuds. Hooking up via Bluetooth 4.2 to your smartphone, the splashproof earphones promise customizable sound from a companion app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Apple EarPod headphones leak reveal Lightning connector for iPhone 7

Apple EarPod headphones leak reveal Lightning connector for iPhone 7

We're now at that stage of the summer where we see at least one or two iPhone 7 leaks per week, not to mention the fact that we've all heard about the ongoing rumor of Apple's newest smartphone model dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack. Well, the latest leaked images tie into that, but instead of showing an iPhone chassis with only a Lightning port on the bottom, it's a pair of Apple's EarPod headphones with a Lightning connector.

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Headphone jack axe wont send iPhone 7 users to Android

Headphone jack axe wont send iPhone 7 users to Android

Apple's next iPhone might not have a headphone jack, and it would appear that you're not excited about that. Not excited about that one bit. We've run a couple of polls on the subject this afternoon on Twitter, coming away with results that suggest two things. The first thing we've found is that those of you that have smartphones overwhelmingly find use for the headphone jacks therein, at least some of the time, but for many of you, using that jack is more than just a "not often" sort of situation.

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