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Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Long before YouTube Red was a thing, many casual pirates filled their MP3 players with music ripped from YouTube videos. Though the earliest methods of getting this audio were cumbersome, websites quickly appeared online that made the process as simple as providing a YouTube URL and clicking a download button. The most popular of these websites is being shut down for good.

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Sennheiser CX 7.00BT wireless earbuds target casual music enthusiasts

Sennheiser CX 7.00BT wireless earbuds target casual music enthusiasts

If Sennheiser's new earbuds for audiophiles are too far outside of your budget, the company has a new, cheaper alternative: the CX 7.00BT. These Bluetooth earbuds are designed for everyday listening, according to the company, which went with a neckband design for this model. Among the model's many notable features is the inclusion of NFC for single-touch device pairing.

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Sennheiser IE 80 S earbuds are designed for audiophiles

Sennheiser IE 80 S earbuds are designed for audiophiles

Joining its new pair of HD1 Free earbuds comes Sennheiser's newly unveiled IE 80 S, a model the company says it made for 'the discerning music enthusiast.' Though the company didn't ignore the aesthetic aspects of these earphones, the primary focus seems to have been on the audio quality; the company promises this pair gives listeners 'outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity.'

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Sennheiser HD1 Free wireless earbuds: stainless steel and a leather case

Sennheiser HD1 Free wireless earbuds: stainless steel and a leather case

Sennheiser has introduced its new HD1 Free, a pair of wireless earbuds in the maker's HD1 lineup. The HD1 Free feature a 'traditional' Bluetooth earbuds design -- that is, they're a pair of ear pieces connected by a cable rather than the less popular plastic neckband design. Though the model features a lower battery life rating than some of its newest competitors at 6 hours, it does bring with it a stylish design that stands out from the crowd.

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Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones leave your ears exposed

Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones leave your ears exposed

Earbuds are your best option when out and about, but what about the times you need your ears exposed? Jogging near a street, for example, is a bad time to have earbuds packed in your ears, obscuring your ability to hear nearby cars. The solution? Aftershokz Trekz bone conduction 'headphones' that deliver music through your skull.

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Marshall Acton, Woburn and Stanmore wireless speakers get multi-room upgrade

Marshall Acton, Woburn and Stanmore wireless speakers get multi-room upgrade

Audio company Marshall has announced its first-ever multi-room wireless speaker products, ushering in a new category for the company. Marshall has reworked its Acton, Woburn and Stanmore speaker models, adding multi-room support to each so that buyers can setup and ultimately control whole home audio rather than individual, isolated speaker products. The upgraded speakers were launched for IFA 2017.

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Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth earbuds boast top-tier 18 hour battery life

Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth earbuds boast top-tier 18 hour battery life

Jabra has announced the launch of a new pair of wireless earbuds that feature up to 18 hours of battery life, something the company calls a 'best in class' rating. The earbuds feature a plastic neckband design, though not exactly like the ones LG popularized a couple years back. In this case, the neckband sort of drapes over the shoulders with the earbuds and cables being attached to the ends of the neckband.

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Amazon Music Unlimited just dropped its price for college students

Amazon Music Unlimited just dropped its price for college students

The fall semester is upon us and many students are returning to school for another few months of college coursework. If you're counted among them -- and you have a valid college/university documentation -- Amazon is hoping you'll sign up for its Music Unlimited service. Why choose it over competitors? Because it just got considerably cheaper.

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LG V30 brings its audio on, this time with Advanced Quad DAC

LG V30 brings its audio on, this time with Advanced Quad DAC

How far can you take a winning formula? In LG's case, that answer is 3 years. It started with the LG V10 in 2015, a smartphone with an audio and video bent and a Hi-Fi DAC sound system. Then in 2016, LG brought out the LG V20 with what it boasted was the world’s first smartphone with a 32-bit Quad DAC hardware. And this 2017, LG is at it again with the LG V30 a 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC system never before seen in a smartphone. All for the purpose of wooing audiophiles with what is, on paper, the best audio compromise you can have a smartphone.

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Audi A8 Bang & Olufsen advanced sound system brings 3D audio to rear seats

Audi A8 Bang & Olufsen advanced sound system brings 3D audio to rear seats

When it comes to luxury and technology, Audi crams it all into the A8, its most luxurious car. Audi has announced that it will be integrating a new Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System into the car. The high-end audio system gives the Audi 23 loudspeakers that have ultra-light and low distortion neodymium magnets. All those speakers promise to product what Audi says is an "airy, high-resolution sound pattern."

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Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Optoma NuForce BE2 Earbuds Review: Premium quality with budget cost

Last week, company Optoma launched a new pair of earbuds called the NuForce BE2. The earbuds were hawked as a premium product with a less-than-premium $49 price tag, seemingly offering the best of both worlds. On paper, at least, there's a lot to like about this model: water-resistance, AAC audio support, a 10-hour battery life, wireless functionality, and more. Does it live up to those promises in the real-world, though?

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Monster headphones with Melody voice assistant arrive this month

Monster headphones with Melody voice assistant arrive this month

Monster has announced the upcoming launch of is new MonsterTalk headphones, a variety that will sport a voice-powered assistant. This will mark the first time a voice assistant has been available on premium headphones, the company claims. No doubt the move aims to capitalize on the growing popularity of mobile assistants like Alexa, though in this case it is dedicated to playing whatever music the headphones' owner prefers.

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