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Urbanears Alby and Luma true wireless earbuds will arrive this summer

Urbanears Alby and Luma true wireless earbuds will arrive this summer

Consumer audio company Urbanears has revealed two new pairs of true wireless headphones, one more affordable than the other, called Alby and Luma. These models arrive in an increasingly crowded market, one that sprang into existence with the launch of Apple's AirPods and that has since seen a number of additional models with various features offered at a variety of price points.

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Surface Headphones 2 debut as Surface Earbuds finally hit shelves

Surface Headphones 2 debut as Surface Earbuds finally hit shelves

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are finally ready to hit shelves, and they've brought the new Surface Headphones 2 along with them. The new active noise cancelling headphones take on the latest from Beats, Sony, and Bose, with more battery life to go alone with it.

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Huawei Freebuds 3i offers two things Galaxy Buds+ can’t

Huawei Freebuds 3i offers two things Galaxy Buds+ can’t

Truly Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds have become more popular these days thanks to the orchestrated demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack and Apple's AirPods. Audio accessory makers have been scrambling to a variety of products covering a wide range of capabilities and prices but few can be considered to be successful in striking a balance between all of those. Huawei, however, may have stumbled on the formula that could make its new FreeBuds 3i the cream of the TWS earbuds crop.

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Android Fast Pair adds 3 new features – and you don’t need Pixel Buds to get them

Android Fast Pair adds 3 new features – and you don’t need Pixel Buds to get them

Google's all-new Pixel Buds may be introducing the latest updates to Android Fast Pair, but the new Bluetooth features won't be limited to the company's fully wireless headphones alone. Announced alongside the release of the new Pixel Buds today, Fast Pair's upgrades help close the gap between Android's Bluetooth management and what Apple does with its AirPods - and without the special Bluetooth chip, either.

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Samsung’s original Galaxy Buds are getting Buds+ features

Samsung’s original Galaxy Buds are getting Buds+ features

Samsung is pushing out an update to its original Galaxy Buds, adding features cherry-picked from its more expensive Galaxy Buds+ to the older, cheaper pair. Launched in early 2019, Samsung's answer to Apple AirPods got solid reviews with their decent audio, lengthy battery life, and wireless charging convenience.

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The new Google Pixelbuds are finally up for sale

The new Google Pixelbuds are finally up for sale

Google's new Pixel Buds wireless earbuds have gone on sale, offering an Android-focused alternative to Apple's AirPods and an attempt to fix the first-gen model's flaws. Announced last October, alongside the Pixel 4, the new Pixel Buds cuts the neck cord that was one of the primary criticisms of their predecessors, as well as introducing new Bluetooth features.

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Razer Pikachu TWS earbuds charge inside a Poké Ball

Razer Pikachu TWS earbuds charge inside a Poké Ball

Poké Ball replicas come in all shapes and sizes but most of them are simply approximations of the design of the iconic Pokémon item. Of course, there are no real-world Pokémon to store inside them anyway but some balls could offer storage of some sort for tiny items. That doesn't make them really that functional nor practical but it seems that Razer has stumbled upon the almost ingenious idea of turning a Poké Ball into a wireless charging case for wireless earbuds.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds “Bean” earbuds pricing and specs just leaked

Samsung Galaxy Buds “Bean” earbuds pricing and specs just leaked

Samsung's unusually-shaped earbuds - expected to be called the Galaxy Buds Bean - are shaping up to be even more of a direct AirPods Pro rival than expected, with new feature details leaking ahead of their official reveal. Chatter of the Bluetooth earbuds began last week, with renders of Samsung's supposed design suggesting a stark departure from the Galaxy Buds we've seen so far.

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AirPods single replacements ship with new, incompatible firmware

AirPods single replacements ship with new, incompatible firmware

True Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds like the Apple AirPods are convenient and handy when you don't want to bother with wires but they also have their downsides exactly because of that. It's easy enough to lose one or both or hove one suddenly break while the other remains intact. Fortunately, Apple offers replacements for even just a single AirPod. Unfortunately, the single replacements it has been shipping apparently can't work with an older AirPod because of a mismatch in the firmware the new ones are running.

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Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Buds leak with unique bean earbud design

Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Buds leak with unique bean earbud design

A new leak suggests that the next generation of Samsung's Galaxy Buds truly wireless earbuds may feature a unique 'bean' shape that offers a snug fit without the discomfort of in-ear designs. The 'bean' Galaxy Buds would measure just under 1-inch in length, the new leak claims, with the design nestling the body of each earpiece into the natural curvature of the ear.

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Shure AONIC 50 and AONIC 215 free your ears to enjoy your music anywhere

Shure AONIC 50 and AONIC 215 free your ears to enjoy your music anywhere

Wireless audio accessories are no longer oddities that delivered fancy futuristic features at the price of sound quality. Thanks to a push in the mobile industry to do away with the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack, audio equipment makers and audio technology innovators have started taking Bluetooth audio more seriously, resulting in a new generation of speakers, headphones, and earphones that all eschew limiting cables. One of those big names in the market is Shure who is expanding its portfolio with a new AONIC brand that includes its first-ever wireless headphones.

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Sony’s new Bluetooth earbuds and ANC headphones are priced for the midrange

Sony’s new Bluetooth earbuds and ANC headphones are priced for the midrange

Sony has a duo of new wireless headphones and earbuds today, and while they may not be the next-gen WH-1000XM4 that we've been eagerly awaiting, they're definitely more affordable. The Sony WF-XB700 Earbuds and WH-CH710N Noise Canceling Headphones come in at under $200, but still get features like fast-charging.

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