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WS620 Bluetooth Walkman is rugged enough to keep up with you

WS620 Bluetooth Walkman is rugged enough to keep up with you

When you're working out, whether in a gym, running outside, or even swimming, some music helps you keep out the monotony and, ironically, keep you focused. Those activities, however, require you to have equipment that can withstand the forces of nature just as well as you. That's the promise that Sony is making by launching its new Walkman WS620 series of Bluetooth headphones. Their light and lithe appearance belies the fact that these audio accessories are made to weather snow, sun, sea, water, and, of course, sweat.

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Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Razer Hammerhead line gets Bluetooth, Lightning in-ear headsets

Gamers, especially hardcore ones, are a very picky bunch. Everything has to be absolutely or at least near perfect. And that isn't limited to graphics only. It also extends to the audio experience, something that Razer knows only too well. Now the gaming brand is bringing some of that audio expertise to mobile. With the new wireless Hammerhead BT and the wired Hammerhead for iOS, smartphone users of any platform will be able to enjoy Razer's brand of audio quality, be it for gaming, music, or even just phone calls.

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LG TONE Infinim HBS-920 brings back a classic, normal design

LG TONE Infinim HBS-920 brings back a classic, normal design

If you thought that LG was done announcing new TONE around-the-neck Bluetooth headsets, you'd be glad, or not, to be proven wrong. Not even the announcement of the Galaxy S8 from its bitter rival is enough to hit the brakes on LG's roll. Introducing the LG TONE Infinim HBS-920, bass-centric Bluetooth neckband headset. And fortunately for fans of the form factor, this newest Infinim model is as normal and as conventional as they come.

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LG TONE FREE mixes neckband with removable earbuds

LG TONE FREE mixes neckband with removable earbuds

Just a few weeks ago, LG formally started the retail availability of one of its weirder TONE headsets, the LG TONE Studio. This time, it is launching its other odd headset. At first glance, the LG TONE FREE looks like any old around-the-neck Bluetooth headset, like many of LG's other TONEs. That perception, however, changes when you pull out the earbuds. Because unlike other neckband headphones, these earbuds completely detached from the neckband, giving you truly wireless freedom.

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Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series hands-on: Bluetooth headphones on a budget

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series hands-on: Bluetooth headphones on a budget

With Apple hastening the decline of the headphone jack, what do you do if you're not inclined to spend $150 or more on Bluetooth headphones? After taking on Bose back in October, Plantronics is back with an even more affordable set of cans, the BackBeat 500 Series. Promising some smarter Bluetooth tricks than AirPods, with a bargain $79.99 price tag, there's a lot to recommend them.

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LG’s odd TONE Studio wireless headset begins its global launch

LG’s odd TONE Studio wireless headset begins its global launch

Around-the-neck wireless headsets have always been strange to look at but surprisingly effective. It combines the freedom of movement provided by wireless earbuds with the controls and structure of conventional headphones. LG, whose TONE headsets embrace this design, believes it can still improve on this concept. At CES earlier this year, it unveiled two new TONEs. One of those, the LG TONE Studio, is finally going on sale this week to bring its surround sound capabilities to your neck.

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Sony EXTRA BASS headphones bring the thump wherever you go

Sony EXTRA BASS headphones bring the thump wherever you go

Sony says that today’s music is mostly characterized by “heavy-hitting bass lines and dropping beats.” That means you’ll need speakers that can handle those adequately, not exactly the domain of headphones, especially in-ear pieces. Not so, says Sony. At least not for its EXTRA BASS headphones. It is introducing four new such headsets at CES 2017, two wireless, one wired, and one in-ear. All with deep bass notes, convenient smartphone integration and, in the case of one, even noise cancellation.

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4 ways Apple could make AirPods the best wireless earbuds

4 ways Apple could make AirPods the best wireless earbuds

Apple's AirPods are a wireless tour de force, streamlining the Bluetooth process in a way that no other accessory has done before, but there are still rough edges in everyday use. As I found in my full AirPods review, although the cable-free earbuds get the fundamentals right, you should still expect some frustrations along the way. Luckily, there are a few easy things Apple could do to fix that: read on for my big AirPods complaints, and how they could be addressed.

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Apple AirPods drop and wash tests show surprising durability

Apple AirPods drop and wash tests show surprising durability

Apple AirPods just recently hit retail, and with that release comes all sorts of drop tests. YouTuber EverythingApplePro has put together one of the most comprehensive durability tests yet, not only dropping the AirPods from a variety of heights, but also putting them through a number of water tests. How did they fare? The results might surprise you.

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Apple AirPods now in Australia, New Zealand, Monday for US

Apple AirPods now in Australia, New Zealand, Monday for US

The long awaited, and delayed day for Apple fans and iPhone 7 owners has finally arrived. At least for the very, very early birds in Australia and New Zealand. The Apple AirPods have finally landed in stores as well as on doorsteps as Apple officially starts rolling out its odd-looking completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds. That does mean that a 19th December roll out for the US will be right on schedule for people to grab before Christmas. That is, however, if they don’t run out of supplies immediately.

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Best AirPod alternatives when Apple is late

Best AirPod alternatives when Apple is late

Unless you're one of the few early birds, chances are, you won't be plugging Apple's new and odd AirPods into your ears come Christmas time. You can still try your luck and make a goose chase when the earbuds hit stores next week, but you might also have better luck turning your gaze somewhere else. While the AirPods do have a distinct advantage when it comes to the iPhone 7, they're hardly the only game in town. And, depending on your actual needs, they might not even be the best. If you're still looking for a good pair of wireless buds for your ears, here's a shortlist for your holiday wish list.

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Muzik One headphones is as smart as it is wireless

Muzik One headphones is as smart as it is wireless

Wireless Bluetooth headphones are now a dime a dozen, and expect the numbers to balloon further now that the iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack. Naturally, the competition will be fiercer and manufacturers will need to compete on more than just name alone. Muzik believes that its new pair, the Muzik One, has such a winning formula. Calling it the "smartphone of headphones", the "hybrid" wireless and wired headphones not only connects to your smartphone but, via your smartphone, to your social networks as well as Spotify.

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