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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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Buy a Chromecast for $30, get $20 in Google Play credit

Buy a Chromecast for $30, get $20 in Google Play credit

Google's Chromecast line has been getting some nice updates and features lately, which is making it a tempting buy for many people. Whether you're interested in the redesigned Chromecast 2 or the Chromecast Audio, now might be the best time ever to pick one up. Why? How does an effective price of $10 strike you?

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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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Star Trek Beyond trailer uses Beastie Boys music

Star Trek Beyond trailer uses Beastie Boys music

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond has been revealed, and it's a good time having ho-down of action. This isn't going to be a movie based on ships in space so much as it's going to be about the Enterprise sort of... getting swarmed and crashing. That'll happen within the first half of the movie, so it's no spoiler! Also this trailer features the Beastie Boys. That's strange, if you consider the fact that MCA, (may he RIP), stipulated in his will that "what you get is what you see, and you wont see me in the advertisiiing."

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Pandora’s Thumbprint station mixes up your favorite tracks

Pandora’s Thumbprint station mixes up your favorite tracks

I've been a fan of Pandora's streaming music service since I was first introduced to it somewhere back in 2009. It was a novel idea, only playing music that I wanted to listen to, instead of traditional radio stations where I had to listen to whatever they happened to choose, or making my own playlists, which took forever. The service has struggled to keep up with competitors like Spotify, but they've recently released a new feature that they're hoping will give them a little edge.

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Google Play family plans let everyone buy apps and movies, as well

Google Play family plans let everyone buy apps and movies, as well

Yesterday we brought you the news that Google was introducing a family plan for their Google Play service. This was great news, because for anyone that paid for two or more accounts for their family, it was a nice discount. However, the savings isn't the only thing that the family plan gives you.

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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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Google Play Music introduces family plans

Google Play Music introduces family plans

When you're single, your digital subscriptions are easy. You've got one for yourself, and that's it. But when you've got a family and they all want to stream music on their various devices, suddenly you're paying for 3 or 4 different accounts. And that adds up quick. Thankfully Google has your back, and is introducing a new subscription for their Google Play Music service.

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Spotify may limit certain artists to paid subscribers only

Spotify may limit certain artists to paid subscribers only

Following in the wake of decisions by Taylor Swift, and more recently, Adele, to keep their music off of Spotify due to what they felt was unfair compensation, the streaming service is now said to be considering a test that would limit which music can be heard by all 80 million active users, and which would only be available to the 20 million with paid subscriptions. According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify may allow artists to decide which users have access to their music on the service.

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Apple ups iTunes Match, Apple Music song uploads to 100,000

Apple ups iTunes Match, Apple Music song uploads to 100,000

Apple users with huge music collections now have a lot more cloud space to use when it comes to storing their tunes. As Apple's senior VP Eddy Cue promised six months ago, the limit for iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries has been increased from 25,000 to 100,000 songs. Back in June, just prior to the launch of Apple Music, Cue said that the release of iOS 9 would bring about the upgraded limit.

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Spotify Year in Music 2015 launches with personal listening habits

Spotify Year in Music 2015 launches with personal listening habits

As the year 2015 winds down, music streaming giant Spotify has launched its Year in Music feature that lets users explore an interactive and personalized review of what they've listened to for the last 12 months. Once users log in, they see expected stats like the songs, artists, and albums most listened to, along with totals for number of minutes spent listening and number of songs listened to. Spotify makes the data fun to share too, with snapshot-style cards that can be posted to social media.

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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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