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The Ringer and WWE are bringing original wrestling podcasts to Spotify

The Ringer and WWE are bringing original wrestling podcasts to Spotify

The Ringer, which now serves as a Spotify studio following the company's acquisition, has teamed up with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to launch a new series of original podcasts. The collaboration will bring a refreshed version of "The Masked Man Show," according to Spotify, as well as multiple other efforts.

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Audio-Technica launches ATH-M50xBT2 wireless headphones

Audio-Technica launches ATH-M50xBT2 wireless headphones

Audio-Technica has announced the launch of the new set of wireless over-ear headphones called ATH-M50xBT2. The company says the headphones are its next-generation flagship wireless iteration of the popular ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones. The new ATH-M50xBT2 has multiple enhancements to improve performance and durability while maintaining the sound quality of the original ATH-M50xBT.

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Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

If you prefer to watch Netflix content on a mobile device, Netflix's latest update brings good news -- assuming you own an iPhone or iPad, that is. Going forward, Netflix supports spatial audio on Apple mobile devices running iOS 14, but there's a catch: you'll need to own certain AirPods models to use the feature.

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Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones leak: Next-gen default

Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones leak: Next-gen default

The next Active Noise Cancellation Bose QuietComfort headphones were leaked today with the code name QC45. These are otherwise known as the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, and they'll likely be revealed by Bose officially in the next few weeks. These earphones work with a very simple, classic design with a padded headband on top and earphones with physical buttons on the left and the right.

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Razer Hammerhead earbuds add ANC and Chroma RGB lights

Razer Hammerhead earbuds add ANC and Chroma RGB lights

Razer took things up a notch with a pair of earbuds today, adding Razer Chroma RGB lighting and ANC to the mix. This is the second generation of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds, bringing the pair up to modernity with "feed forward ANC" with dual environmental noise cancelling (ENC) microphones. And they have lights. Little RGB lights in your ears, so you can be sure everyone around you knows you absolutely cannot hear what they are saying and do not want to be disturbed.

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Galaxy Buds 2 revealed as Samsung’s lowest price ANC earbuds

Galaxy Buds 2 revealed as Samsung’s lowest price ANC earbuds

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 were revealed today as the company's least expensive ANC wireless earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 will effectively replace the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ in the Samsung audio lineup with the same launch price and a smaller and lighter body with more features right out the gate. Much like the other devices revealed today, Galaxy Buds 2 will be available to the public at the tail end of August, 2021.

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Blue Icepop microphone for Logitech and Astro headsets launches

Blue Icepop microphone for Logitech and Astro headsets launches

There are many brands when it comes to microphones for use with your computer for audio recording. One of the more popular brands is called Blue, and the company has made USB microphones for computer users for many years. Blue now has a new microphone designed to connect to premium headsets from Logitech and Astro called the Blue Icepop.

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Fauna Spiro Transparent Brown Audio Glasses Review

Fauna Spiro Transparent Brown Audio Glasses Review

Google Glasses gave us a glimpse of what smart glasses could be but also dashed hopes they will generally be available any time soon. While the concept of always having a display in front of your eyes still needs time to mature, smart glasses seemed to be on the right track when it came to handling audio. Years after the Google Glass' commercial demise, a new breed of "audio eyewear" devices have sprung up. Fauna Audio is one of the companies that jumped on that train, and we took its Spiro Transparent Brown Audio Glasses for a spin to see, or rather hear, what the fuss is all about.

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Nokia Clarity Earbuds and Go Earbuds+ are brand name basics: Worth it?

Nokia Clarity Earbuds and Go Earbuds+ are brand name basics: Worth it?

A new set of Nokia earbuds were released this week by the folks at HMD Global. This is the company that owns the Nokia brand, and the company that handles the rights to the name for products of all sorts. The Nokia brand earbuds revealed this week are relatively basic in their abilities - but they very likely out-perform their price points at between $30 and $70 USD.

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SiriusXM brings back Lucille Ball’s long-lost interviews with celebrities

SiriusXM brings back Lucille Ball’s long-lost interviews with celebrities

Between her other groundbreaking projects, Lucille Ball -- the actress and comedian best known for her sitcom I Love Lucy -- would interview other celebrities using a tape recorder. These interviews were then shared with the public on CBS Radio in 1964 and 1965 before disappearing forever. That changes with a new station from SiriusXM.

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HBO Max podcasts expand with Batman and other scripted audio shows

HBO Max podcasts expand with Batman and other scripted audio shows

HBO Max has big plans for its podcast, with parent company WarnerMedia announcing an expansion that includes original, scripted podcast shows. Thus far, the company has focused on companion podcasts for its hit shows like Chernobyl; the upcoming content will differ, instead offering listeners original scripted shows in audio format.

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JLab Go Air Pop wireless earphones are available for preorder

JLab Go Air Pop wireless earphones are available for preorder

JLab has announced the launch of its latest true wireless earbuds called the Go Air Pop. The earbuds are designed using some of the best technology from existing JLab products, including the JBuds Air Sport, and were refined using feedback from consumers. Go Air promises up to 32 hours or more battery life per charge, dual connectivity options, and is sized to be easily pocketable when on the go.

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