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Apple AirPods Pro Review – Why less noise costs more

Apple AirPods Pro Review – Why less noise costs more

If the AirPods' convenience was enough to make Apple's fully-wireless earbuds a runaway hit, adding active noise cancellation could send them stratospheric. That's the theory behind the Apple AirPods Pro, anyway, instantly familiar at first glance but packing the sort of sound isolation that city dwellers, office workers, and frequent fliers dream of. At $249 they may not be cheap, but can the AirPods Pro make up for that in the ears?

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Apple AirPods Pro: 5 things to consider before you buy

Apple AirPods Pro: 5 things to consider before you buy

They're the Apple product many have been waiting for: AirPods Pro bring active noise cancellation to the instantly-recognizable white earbuds. Joining, rather than replacing, the existing AirPods range, they're not exactly cheap at $249, but for frequent travelers or urban commuters deep in the Apple ecosystem they could be a godsend. I've been wearing AirPods Pro this week: read on for what already stands out.

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AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

With Apple's new AirPods Pro on the market, it's time to see if they can be easily repaired by end-users. For that we turn to iFixit, which didn't have very many encouraging things to say about the original AirPods. In fact, iFixit gave the AirPods a dismal repairability score of 0/10, indicating that they were in no way repairable by the DIYers of the world.

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Skullcandy Method ANC wireless earbuds have built-in Tile tracking

Skullcandy Method ANC wireless earbuds have built-in Tile tracking

Skullcandy has introduced another pair of wireless earbuds that feature built-in Tile tracking technology. The new Skullcandy Method ANC, as the model's name suggests, features Active Noise Cancellation technology, meaning ambient noises are actively blocked when the ANC feature is active. Despite the many features, the earbuds retain a relatively slim design.

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Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

It looks like Apple isn't alone in launching a new set of wireless earbuds this week. Hot on the heels of Apple's reveal of the AirPods Pro, Razer has announced a set of "true wireless earbuds" of its own. Dubbed the Razer Hammerhead earbuds, the company says that these will offer ultra low-latency audio that's free of desyncing.

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AirPods Pro announced with active noise cancellation, silicone tips

AirPods Pro announced with active noise cancellation, silicone tips

Earlier this month, rumors claiming that Apple was gearing up to release a new pair of wireless headphones called AirPods Pro started making the rounds. Apple wasted little time in confirming those rumors, today announcing that AirPods Pro are indeed on the way and will be available by the end of the month. Just as those rumors foretold, AirPods Pro will be quite a bit more capable than standard AirPods, but that of course means the price is going up as well.

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AirPods Pro with noise-cancellation could land this month

AirPods Pro with noise-cancellation could land this month

Apple's AirPods Pro, a high-end version of its wildly popular wireless earbuds, could launch as soon as the end of October, new reports suggest. The new headphones are expected to stick with the in-ear design of the current AirPods, which were refreshed earlier this year, but adopt a different design with more advanced features to better isolate the wearer from the outside world.

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Skullcandy Vert Review: Wireless earbuds made for gloved hands

Skullcandy Vert Review: Wireless earbuds made for gloved hands

Skullcandy has launched a pair of wireless earbuds that come with a unique twist: a large puck-shaped dial designed for use by gloved hands. The idea behind the unique design is simple: if you're out snowboarding, for example, you'll likely be wearing a pair of gloves and listening to music using earbuds. In order to adjust the volume, pause the playback, and more while on the snow, you'd need to remove the gloves first. Skullcandy designed its new Vert model to offer a solution to this problem.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 GO and Plus address battery, range complaints

Master & Dynamic MW07 GO and Plus address battery, range complaints

Apple may be credited for having made Bluetooth earbuds cool but the AirPods are, fortunately, not the only choice in the market. Various manufacturers have jumped on the train. Some of them are even from some of the better-known brands in the audio market. But even for its expertise and clout, Master & Dynamic's MW07 true wireless earbuds left a few things to be desired. Now the audio company isn't just back to correct those, it has two earbuds to meet customers' different needs.

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Pixel 4: Why no earbuds in the box is a good thing

Pixel 4: Why no earbuds in the box is a good thing

The Google Pixel 4 doesn't include a pair of earbuds in its box, no headphone jack, and no 3.5mm headphone adapter for USB-C. My first reaction as a tech news reporter and reviewer of products is to cry foul! We've come to expect that we'll get certain things when we buy a smartphone, and those expectations are being changed for us, right before our eyes! But there's a bright side to some of this.

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New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

New Google Pixel Buds first look – Enough to intrigue

First things first: I can't tell you how the new Google Pixel Buds sound. Here at Google's big product gush in New York City, all of the functional second-generation wireless earbuds are safely tethered down or in the cautious hands of the company's demo team. That's because, while they may be getting announced alongside the Pixel 4, the Pixel Buds aren't going to launch alongside them.

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New Google Pixel Buds go completely cordless

New Google Pixel Buds go completely cordless

Google has officially announced the new Pixel Buds, the latest generation of its fully wireless headphones. Unlike the first-generation Pixel Buds, the much-derided cord that ran between the two earbuds has been removed completely, with each side now completely untethered.

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