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Nuraphone G2 Review

Nuraphone G2 Review

Rarely do you need to review a product twice, even electronic devices that receive occasional or regular software updates. There are rare times, however, when an update changes the game so significantly that it almost feels like you’re using a completely different and newer product. That’s the miracle that Australian startup Nura tried to pull off with the G2 update to its already groundbreaking wireless headset. But does the nuraphone G2 leave up to the company’s own high standards? We prick up our ears to find out.

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Creative SXFI AIR, SXFI AIR C headphones are first to have Super X-Fi

Creative SXFI AIR, SXFI AIR C headphones are first to have Super X-Fi

It seems that the display market has more or less plateaued when it comes to squeezing pixels into the same amount of space as before. As such, it is finally audio’s turn to emphasize how equally important it is in immersive experiences. From Hi-Res audio to Creative’s new Super X-Fi, speakers are starting to become more sophisticated than ever before. But what about your trust, portable headphones? Creative does have an answer for that with the SXFI AIR, its first headphones to support its nascent audio technology.

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Microsoft Surface Headphones shipping next month

Microsoft Surface Headphones shipping next month

Microsoft’s surprise device at its latest Surface event wasn’t a new PC, tablet or otherwise. Most of those have leaked already beforehand. What most didn’t expect is that Microsoft would come out with Surface-branded headphones. But that’s exactly what it brought to the stage, pitting the Surface Headphones against heavyweights like Sony and Bose. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait for the holidays to hear if these deceptively simple headphones are all they cracked up to be, with Microsoft putting the shipping date a few weeks earlier than the shopping season.

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Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer Ifrit headset is designed more for broadcasters, streamers

Razer is a brand best known for its gaming products and accessories but gameplay streaming is no longer the only big thing over the Internet. Non-gaming live streaming and broadcasting have actually become an even more lucrative industry these days (thanks YouTube) but proper, not to mention affordable, equipment is still hard to come by. That’s why Razer is putting its experience in making gaming accessories to create the Razer Ifrit, a headset that’s discreet enough to not be obnoxious on camera while still offering quality audio recording in one package.

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Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Plantronics BackBeat adds FIT 3100 true wireless earbuds

Like with many of its products, Apple takes something that may have existed in one form or another and makes it the hottest thing since the wheel. That is the case with the somewhat controversial AirPods that have made “true wireless earbuds” the next big thing in audio accessories for smartphones. That has given birth to a wide range of such earbuds designed to appeal to different audiences. Like the new Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 that tries to sing to runners.

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LG TONE Platinum SE brings Google Assistant to headphone line

LG TONE Platinum SE brings Google Assistant to headphone line

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from LG’s self-branded wireless audio lineup, especially its around-the-neck TONE headphones. Given its newfound obsession over AI (ThinQ) and its preference for Google Assistant, you’d think (not ThinQ) it would be a match made in heaven. That has finally happened with at least one new TONE headphones that LG will be showing off at IFA 2018 next week. And while the TONE Platinum SE flaunts Google Assistant, the TONE Ultra SE touts an external speaker instead.

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nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

nuraphone G2 update adds active noise cancellation and a Prime Day deal

The consumer tech market today seems to have embraced a “launch and forget” strategy. That’s almost true for smartphones, at least after two years, and even more so for other accessories. But just as nura rebelled against the status quo with its successfully crowdfunded nuraphones, the startup is bucking the trend with its latest G2 software update that does more than just breathe new life into its headphones. It also makes them feel like the nuraphone v2.

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OSSIC X 3D audio headphone dream is no more

OSSIC X 3D audio headphone dream is no more

Crowdfunding is always a risky venture, both for the creators as well as the backers. Being successfully funded, even raising three to five to ten times the goal, is never an assurance that the promised product will be delivered. The bigger the ambition, the bigger the risks and the OSSIC X is definitely a big one. It promised to do for audio what VR is doing for visuals. Sadly, that promise is dead as OSSIC, the startup behind the headphones, reveals it will no longer be able to deliver the remaining headphones as it has completely run out of funds.

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 headphones with bass boost button

Plantronics has released a new pair of over-ear headphones with a unique feature: a dedicated button that boosts the bass level when pressed. The wireless model is designed for audio enthusiasts of all kinds, offering a way to instantly adjust the audio quality based on what's playing. At only $99.99, the BackBeat GO 600 are fairly inexpensive, but how do they compare to other budget headphones?

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Audeara A-01 headphones review

Audeara A-01 headphones review

Headphones are a dime a plenty, many of them promising the best audio your ears will have the pleasure to ever hear. All of them, however, make one fatal assumption: that we all hear perfectly and in the same way. From a business standpoint, it is understandable. Fine-tuning audio equipment to unique individual capabilities puts a heavy burden on companies.

Last year, Australian startup Audeara came up with an alternative: let the users tune their headphones themselves. And thus the Audeara A-01 rose from the crowdfunding ocean and we put it on our ears to hear that promise come to life.

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Best wireless earphones for running and working out

Best wireless earphones for running and working out

There has never been a better time to be mobile. And not just in the road warrior kind of mobility. It’s almost as if we’ve entered the couch potato counter-culture age, where there is no shortage of incentives, tricks, and devices to get you up and about, from Pokemon GO to gamifying activity tracking. But walking hither and thither is just half the equation. The other half is making sure you’re actually burning that lunch or dinner you just had. When it comes to running, jogging, or exercising, you probably don’t want to do so in silence. Here are some of the best workout companions that won’t tie you down or snag you up while you channel the spirit of Rocky.

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Aventho Wireless headphones hands-on: personalized to your hearing

Aventho Wireless headphones hands-on: personalized to your hearing

Wireless Bluetooth headphones have become more abundant lately thanks to the premature death of the headphone jack but not all of them can be said to offer the best sound quality. And even those that do can’t claim to offer a listening experience that is customized and personalized to each person’s unique hearing capabilities. That is the proposition that beyerdynamics is making with the Aventho wireless headphones. More than just your premium, high-quality headset, the Aventho features technologies that adjust the settings not just to your tastes but to your personal hearing capacity.

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