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Phaz P2 headphones charge your gadget while you listen

Phaz P2 headphones charge your gadget while you listen

Phaz Music has introduced its new P2 headphones, a pair of stylish cans made with carbon fiber for a lightweight body. The light weight is despite the inclusion of an integrated battery, which is used to both power the headphones and to "boost" one's smartphone or other mobile device over USB. If the internal battery isn't charged, however, the headphones can also work in a "passive" non-powered state. All the while, this is joined by a couple of flashy color options to make the headphones stand out of the crowd.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

This week the next Sony Walkman has been introduced, bringing both Android and a 128GB bit of internal storage to the table. You also have a microSD card slot to expand your internal storage by another 128GB if you wish. You'll also have High-resolution Audio playback and compatibility with S-Master HX Digital Amplifier compatibility. DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), ClearAudio+, and Clear Bass are also inside. With Equalizer abilities and VPT onboard, you're going to have a clear audio experience, that's for certain.

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Music streaming up by 54% in 2014 as digital sales continue decline

Music streaming up by 54% in 2014 as digital sales continue decline

New evidence in the form of a report from Nielsen SoundScan has confirmed that 2014 saw a significant shift in the digital music market among U.S. consumers. While the last decade has seen a clear dominance of downloading digital music purchases, last year marked a notable decline in that trend as steaming services maintained their explosive growth. Nielsen's report notes that digital sales dropped by 9%, to 117.6 million, while online streaming was up by 54% over 2013.

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Global Music Rights threatens YouTube with lawsuit

Global Music Rights threatens YouTube with lawsuit

Google is making a strong push toward equipping YouTube with a plethora of legally sourced music (hence things like YouTube Music Key), but that doesn't mean illicitly posted videos have gone away, and as has always been the case, there are entities trying to get some of them removed. One such organization is Global Music Rights, which is threatening Google with a large lawsuit if it doesn't pull certain songs from YouTube, among them being popular hits by the Eagles and more.

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BTunes makes your favorite headphones wireless

BTunes makes your favorite headphones wireless

Music lovers probably have their favorite set of headphones and most likely, they have wires. Some of those wired headphones have cables that can be unplugged at the ear cup allowing you to change the cables for ones that have mics for smartphones or plain cables that don’t. If your favorite set of headphones is one of these types a new product has debuted that will make them wireless.

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The Kanye Christmas Album that wasn’t

The Kanye Christmas Album that wasn’t

Kanye West has not at this time created a Christmas album, but that doesn't mean you can't listen to what it'd sound like if he had. Summoning an alternate dimension in which Kanye has decided he is Santa Claus and is prepared to unleash his "Yeezus" album all over again, this new edition presents "Kreezus." That's Kris Kringle, if ever there were a way for Kanye to be such a thing. You can listen to the full album right this minute, in all its parody-filled glory.

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LG Music Flow Wi-Fi Series lineup unveiled ahead of CES

LG Music Flow Wi-Fi Series lineup unveiled ahead of CES

LG is set to debut its new Music Flow Wi-Fi Series music devices next month at CES. Among the product lineup are a couple sound bars, a wireless speaker, and a 3D streaming Blu-ray player. Each device can be mixed up with other devices or used on its own, and the maker has taken some steps to make them convenient for mobile users, including being able to continue streaming to the speaker from a smartphone even if a call comes in.

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Jack wireless guitar adapter connects amps without cords

Jack wireless guitar adapter connects amps without cords

Everything else is going wireless, and your guitar is no exception. Jack is a simple wireless adapter that connects to a guitar and pairs with an adapter for the guitar's related amp. Once connected, users can rock out without the hassle of cables and without, says the maker, suffering with poor audio quality. The adapter isn't limited to guitars, however, also working with any other instrument featuring the same amp connection port. We have all the details after the jump.

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Algoriddim DJAY Pro updated with Spotify integration

Algoriddim DJAY Pro updated with Spotify integration

This week the folks at Algoriddim have updated their DJAY Pro app for Mac to include Spotify integration. This is the first time a professional DJ application has included such a connection, this giving laptop DJs instant access to well over 20 million tunes. This system continues to work with iTunes as well, allowing Mac computers to preview, search, queue, seek history, and work with the system's own light/dark switch. The system you're looking at is DJAY Pro, working with turntables, waveforms, a sampler, and four decks.

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Audio-Technica SonicPro earbuds offer a high-res experience

Audio-Technica SonicPro earbuds offer a high-res experience

Audio-Technica has introduced some new SonicPro in-ear headphones, the ATH-CKR10, ATH-CKR9, ATH-CKR7, ATH-CKR5iS and ATH-CKR3iS models. Each model is said to hold up to the demands of high-resolution audio tracks, giving audiophiles and discerning listeners a quality experience. The ATH-CKR10 and ATH-CKR9 models in particular also feature a Push-Pull Driver System, something said to be a world's first. With this system, both earbud models position themselves against larger headphone models with studio-level audio in a portable, more convenient design.

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