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Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple has a press event scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, and there's no doubt that we'll finally, once and for all, get to see the new iPhone 7. It's also very likely we'll see EarPod headphones in the form of Lightning connector-equipped models, and possibly a wireless version. What wasn't so expected was new products from Apple's headphone brand Beats, but according to a new leak, it looks like they'll be up on the stage too.

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Sennheiser HD 2 and HD 4 lines launch with 7 headphones models

Sennheiser HD 2 and HD 4 lines launch with 7 headphones models

Sennheiser has launched two headphones product lines, the HD 2 and the HD 4. Both lines bring a few new headphones models with them, with Sennheiser describing all of them as ‘portable headphones.’ In total, the two product lines bring the HD 4.20s, the HD 4.30i, and the HD 4.30G, as well as the HD 2.10, HD 2.20s, HD 2.30i and the HD 2.30G. The HD 2 line is described as minimalist and clean, while Sennheiser says the HD 4 is bass-driven.

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Sennheiser PXC 480 travel headphones boast hybrid active noise cancellation

Sennheiser PXC 480 travel headphones boast hybrid active noise cancellation

Sennheiser has introduced a new pair of high-performance wired headphones called the PXC 480. These headphones are designed for travel, and join the similar and recently launched PXC 550 Wireless. Because these headphones are targeted at travelers — and, it seems, especially targeted at those who take flights frequently — they include NoiseGard hybrid active noise cancellation that works with an internal battery offering up to 50 hours on a charge.

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BeoSound 1and 2 wireless speakers rock 360-degree sound wherever you want it

BeoSound 1and 2 wireless speakers rock 360-degree sound wherever you want it

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled some new wireless audio options for the high-end user out there who wants something that sounds good and has lots of style and isn't afraid to pay for it. The new audio gear includes the BeoSound 1 and 2 wireless speaker systems designed to make it easy to get audio into whatever room you want without having to worry about running speaker wire everywhere.

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Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

At the IFA 2016 event in Berlin this week, Sony has just thrown down the gauntlet before noise-canceling headphone champion Bose. The latter's flagship QuietComfort model is often the standard to which others are compared — especially now that they're wireless — but now Sony claims it has gone up and above, creating the best noise cancellation tech ever and putting in their new MDR-1000X headphones.

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Korg MicroKorg S synthesizer is ready to jam

Korg MicroKorg S synthesizer is ready to jam

Korg has launched a new synthesizer that is a follow-up to the popular microKorg synth that was launched way back in 2002. The new synthesizer is called the microKorg S and it has some new features that will make it a worth upgrade to the original. Those new features include an integrated 2+1 speaker system that has plenty of power despite the devices small stature.

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RHA Dacamp L1 portable DAC headphone amp launches at IFA 2016

RHA Dacamp L1 portable DAC headphone amp launches at IFA 2016

RHA has some new personal audio gear that it will be launching at IFA 2016 that includes the company's first portable DAC headphone amplifier and a two sets of new headphones. The headphones include the flagship CL1 Ceramic and the stainless steel CL750 headphones. All three of the products will go on sale in October 2016.

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Spotify adds ‘Concert’ tab with tour dates to artist pages

Spotify adds ‘Concert’ tab with tour dates to artist pages

Spotify has made its artist pages a little more convenient with the addition of a new “Concerts” tab. As the name suggests, this new tab collects concert information -- namely, tour dates -- in one easy to access location. This expands upon Spotify’s previously launched concert-centric features, including the personalized concert recommendations and an 'On Tour' section with geographic targeting.

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LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

LG Bluetooth speakers unveiled ahead of IFA 2016

If you are part of the audio everywhere crowd, you might appreciate the new line of Bluetooth speakers that LG has just unveiled ahead of their official debut at IFA 2016. The new line includes three different speaker models carrying model numbers PH2, PH3, and PH4. The different models run the range from the casual to audiophile grade to meet the needs of different listener types says LG.

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Amazon tipped in plan to launch cheap Echo-only music service

Amazon tipped in plan to launch cheap Echo-only music service

Rumor has it Amazon is working on its own music streaming service that will cost $9.99/month and will compete with the likes of Spotify and similar. Now a new report says that’s only part of Amazon’s plans — the company is also reportedly working on a second music streaming service that will only cost half as much but will come with a big limitation: it’ll only be available on Amazon Echo. For Echo owners, though, that could mean paying a mere $4 or $5/month for music streaming.

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Sennheiser launches GSP 300 gaming headset and two audio amps

Sennheiser launches GSP 300 gaming headset and two audio amps

Sennheiser has taken the wraps off three new audio products: a pair of audio amplifiers, the GSX 1200 PRO and the GSX 1000, for PC and Mac, as well as a gaming headset, the GSP 300, said to be kicking off a new line of similar headsets from the company. The trio of items were introduced at Gamescom 2016, and all of them will be available to purchase the end of next month at various price points.

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Intel eyes a future where USB-C headphones reign supreme

Intel eyes a future where USB-C headphones reign supreme

The rumored impending death of the 3.5mm audio jack, at least in the smartphone industry, has people worked up into a frenzy. There are some arguments about why ditching it for USB-C would be best; there are ample arguments about why the transition would be a mistake. Some vow to never buy a phone that doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack; others say Bluetooth is the way of the future anyway, so who cares? Intel, it seems, is voting for that rumored USB-C headphones future, and it says there are some why it makes sense.

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