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JBL earbuds lineup expands with new Reflect Flow PRO and Tune models

JBL earbuds lineup expands with new Reflect Flow PRO and Tune models

Audio company JBL has announced a new lineup of true wireless headphones, including a PRO version of its Reflect Flow, as well as the new Tune 130NC and 230NC models. The latter two options are the latest upgrades to JBL's Tune 125 TWS and Tune 225 TWS, offering users new features and what the company calls 'pure bass' audio.

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Roblox reveals new Metaverse must-have feature for audio

Roblox reveals new Metaverse must-have feature for audio

Roblox Spatial Voice is ready to roll in Beta mode, bringing the Roblox Metaverse one step closer to reality. I mean, technically Roblox already IS a Metaverse of sorts, but with Spatial Voice, the entire experience will become a whole lot more like Ready Player One than it is today. Spatial Voice will be available to test first in the Roblox Community Space for developers.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound adds aptX Lossless Bluetooth audio support

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound adds aptX Lossless Bluetooth audio support

Bluetooth audio has been around for years, but it has seen a significant increase in use thanks to Apple's initiative to remove headphone jacks in smartphones. Unfortunately, Bluetooth headphones, especially tiny earbuds, still lack some of the quality audio performance that wired headsets deliver. Apple has been working on fixing that situation with support for lossless audio in Apple Music, and now Qualcomm is doing the same for the general population with the new aptX Lossless feature coming soon to Snapdragon Sound certified smartphones and audio accessories.

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Focal On Wall 300 speakers promise high-end sound with less footprint

Focal On Wall 300 speakers promise high-end sound with less footprint

Focal may be best known for its high-end headphones, but the French audio company is pushing hard into more social playback with the unveil of the On Wall 300 line. Intended - as the name makes clear - to be mounted on the wall rather than used free-standing, the range is designed to deliver both for music and home cinema purposes.

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Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones are probably the new boss

Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones are probably the new boss

After knocking it out of the park with the go-to headphones for noise cancellation with QuietComfort 35 II, the company is back with a new set of audio blasters. You're likely among the first people that purchased the QuietComfort 35 II (or QC35 II) back in around 2017. It was a big deal, then, that the headphones had a new button that could summon Google Assistant! With the Bose QuietComfort 45, the company is throwing a larger collection of upgrades at the public.

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Phonak Audéo Life hearing aids are first to be both rechargeable and waterproof

Phonak Audéo Life hearing aids are first to be both rechargeable and waterproof

The latest hearing aid from Phonak was revealed today with rechargeable batteries and waterproofing. The Phonak Audéo Life is called "the world's first rechargeable hearing aid that is waterproof, showerproof, and sweatproof." This is the latest device in the Phonak Paradise line of hearing aids which we've taken a peek at up close and personal in review format - before there was waterproofing, before there was a charging case like what comes with this new model.

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Clubhouse adds spatial audio support, but there’s one big limitation

Clubhouse adds spatial audio support, but there’s one big limitation

The audio-based social media platform Clubhouse has announced new spatial audio support, providing users with a more immersive environment where participants hear others around them in a realistic way. The new feature is a welcomed addition that will work with just about any pair of headphones you own, but there's one major limitation.

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The Rock has a new pair of workout headphones from Under Armour and JBL

The Rock has a new pair of workout headphones from Under Armour and JBL

Celebrity Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is back with another pair of headphones made for people who want to block out other noises while they're at the gym. The new model of over-ear training headphones features a design similar to the pair introduced in 2018, bringing expected tech upgrades from audio company JBL.

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Panasonic SoundSlayer is a wearable speaker necklace made for gamers

Panasonic SoundSlayer is a wearable speaker necklace made for gamers

If you spend long sessions playing games and find that even the most comfortable headset becomes uncomfortable after a few hours, Pansonic has a new product for you. The Panasonic SC-GN01 SoundSlayer wearable immersive gaming speaker system is designed to fit around the user's neck, resting on their shoulders similar to a necklace.

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Kanye Donda “Stem Player” album revealed with Kano design [UPDATE]

Kanye Donda “Stem Player” album revealed with Kano design [UPDATE]

The next Kanye album was revealed today in a device called the Donda Stem Player. It's entirely possible this device will be released without Donda onboard at some point, but for now, it's all Donda. The album Donda has been in the works (acknowledged as existing, but not released) by Kanye West since recording started all the way back in September of 2018, then again in October 2019 through (apparently) the start of August, 2021. Now the album is set to be released on Apple Music and with this new device on August 27, 2021.

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Yamaha YH-L700A headphones pack 3D audio with head tracking

Yamaha YH-L700A headphones pack 3D audio with head tracking

As promised, Yahama has released its YH-L700A wireless headphones featuring noise cancellation, 3D audio support, and head tracking. The model was first revealed last month with a launch date in August. Now that the time has come, audiophiles and anyone else looking for a unique pair of high-end headphones can grab the YH-700A from Yamaha's website.

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TikTok music hits get their own radio channel on SiriusXM

TikTok music hits get their own radio channel on SiriusXM

Satellite radio and streaming audio company SiriusXM has announced a new channel dedicated to the biggest hits from video platform TikTok. This will be a full-time music channel, according to SiriusXM, which has tapped some of TikTok’s top creators to host the channel.

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