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Belkin Soundform earbuds and Boostcharge mobile power accessories revealed

Belkin Soundform earbuds and Boostcharge mobile power accessories revealed

Belkin has unveiled new accessories in the audio and charging segments, including its Soundform Audio and Boostcharge mobile power accessories. The earbuds add new device location features that leverage Apple's Find My network, and the charger adds to the line of MagSafe compatible products. The first product is the Soundform Freedom True Wireless Earbuds.

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Spotify Car Thing at the FCC looks very different

Spotify Car Thing at the FCC looks very different

Every music and audio provider naturally wants to be anywhere it would be safe to listen. Cars are definitely one of those places, especially compared to watching videos or even looking at notifications. Thanks to automotive infotainment platforms like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it's almost too easy for these services to become available to drivers and passengers. Spotify, however, might be cooking up something a tad different but its "Car Thing" might end up looking more like a weird abomination than something like a Spotify for Cars.

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Netflix might be working on AirPods Spatial Audio support

Netflix might be working on AirPods Spatial Audio support

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Buds Pro that is the company's take on the AirPods Pro. It might, however, still have a lot of ground to cover to catch up, especially when it comes to support from content providers and streaming services. Apple's AirPods Pro and AirPods Max already have a few of those popular services supporting their Spatial Audio feature and now it seems that Netflix will finally be catching up soon.

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Anker’s Soundcore reveals Liberty Air 2 Pro premium true wireless earbuds

Anker’s Soundcore reveals Liberty Air 2 Pro premium true wireless earbuds

Anker's audio brand Soundcore has announced a new pair of true wireless earbuds called Liberty Air 2 Pro. This model features the same type of 'stem' design made popular by Apple's AirPods, boasting features like Active Noise Cancellation, hear-through technology, and more. As expected given the brand's premium nature, the wireless earbuds come with a charging case that supports wireless charging.

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V-MODA M-200 ANC headphones feature hybrid active noise cancellation

V-MODA M-200 ANC headphones feature hybrid active noise cancellation

V-MODA has announced new over-the-ear headphones called the M-200 ANC featuring active noise cancellation with in-app sound control. The Bluetooth active noise-canceling headphones are completely wireless and are designed to work in tandem with the new V-MODA app. The app allows listeners to adjust the level of noise cancellation and personalize the sound quality via EQ presets.

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JBuds Frames true wireless open-ear speakers clip onto glasses

JBuds Frames true wireless open-ear speakers clip onto glasses

JLab is back with another personal audio product called the JBuds Frames. This model of true wireless over-ear speakers is designed to clip onto the earpieces of the glasses, offering a different way to listen to podcasts and music without sealing yourself off from external noises. The big benefit offered by Frames over competing built-in products is that you can use the glasses you already own.

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Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

Back in 2019, Sony looked into the future with a sound mapping system they called 360 Reality Audio. Here in 2020, they've developed that idea to the point where they're able to provide artists access to the tools and 360 Reality Audio-enabled speakers and headphones to the everyday average user. With new speakers released this year and new tools for creators, Sony's made it possible to bring next-generation spherical audio concert-like experiences to the masses.

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JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS earbuds debut at CES 2021

JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS earbuds debut at CES 2021

JBL has unveiled new true wireless sport earbuds at CES 2021, winning a CES 2021 Innovation Award for "Best of Innovation." The earbuds are called the JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS and are aimed at users with an active lifestyle. The earbuds feature Active Noise Canceling with Smart Ambient.

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Harman announces the future of connected vehicle audio platforms

Harman announces the future of connected vehicle audio platforms

Harman is preaching to car lovers and audio enthusiasts with its newest array of connected audio innovations. Debuting today at the HARMAN ExPLORE virtual event are the Live Interactive Virtual Experience (L.I.V.E) and Personal Audio Headrest platforms, showcased by Harman via its Drive-Live Concert ExP conceptual in-car experience.

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JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar brings cinematic 3D audio to home theaters

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar brings cinematic 3D audio to home theaters

Joining its new headphones and speakers comes the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar, a long speaker designed for use with your home entertainment system. JBL describes its new soundbar as compact enough for use in a variety of spaces. Key to the new model is MultiBeam beamforming technology, offering a surround sound experience without extra speakers.

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JBL LIVE Pro+, 660NC and 460NC headphones boast adaptive noise cancellation

JBL LIVE Pro+, 660NC and 460NC headphones boast adaptive noise cancellation

JBL has revealed a bunch of audio equipment for CES 2021, including new lines of headphones and earbuds for everyday life. The lineup includes the new JBL Live Pro+, Live 660NC, and Live 460NC, all of them offering Adaptive Noise Cancellation in addition to a slew of other features. The new offerings are joined by a JBL soundbar, gaming headphones, and more.

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Bose Sport Open Earbuds use dipole transducers and seem too good to be true

Bose Sport Open Earbuds use dipole transducers and seem too good to be true

Today the Bose Sport Open Earbuds were revealed with "Bose OpenAudio" tech to avoid going in or covering your ears. These "earbuds" wrap around the back of the wearer's ear and sit above and to the side. As Bose suggests, there is "nothing in your ears, nothing covering them."

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