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B&O Beoplay E8 2.0 earbuds get wireless charging, longer battery life

B&O Beoplay E8 2.0 earbuds get wireless charging, longer battery life

Bang & Olufsen has updated its truly wireless Beoplay E8 earbuds with a new slightly different model called the Beoplay E8 2.0. This new version of the wire-free earbuds now come with even less wires...that is, there's now a wireless charging option to go alongside the charging case and the earbuds themselves. This gives consumers "true wirelessness," according to the company, on top of longer overall run times via a higher capacity charging case.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones get Alexa support

Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones get Alexa support

Sony has bestowed its WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones with support for Alexa. The headphones, which are already available, enable a voice-controlled experience via the push of a button. Until now, the WH-1000XM3 headphones only supported Google Assistant, but that will change in the near future thanks to a new software update bringing Alexa.

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Jabra Elite 85h hands-on: Over-the-ear challengers

Jabra Elite 85h hands-on: Over-the-ear challengers

At last year's CES, Jabra kicked off a new Elite line with the 65t earbuds. At CES 2019, the company is growing that line with a pair of over-the-ear headphones known as the Elite 85h. The Elite 85h headphones are going up against some stiff competition, but Jabra makes some big promises about them and has given them a premium price tag to match.

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Audeze Mobius 3D headphones getting head gesture gaming input feature

Audeze Mobius 3D headphones getting head gesture gaming input feature

Audeze is well-known for its audiophile-friendly, music-focused headphones, but last year it made a shift towards gaming with the Mobius headset, featuring impressive 3D sound and head-tracking tech. Now the company is announcing a new feature coming to the Mobius that will allow users to input game commands with simple head movements.

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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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Sony WH-CH700N wireless headphones have AI noise-cancelling tech

Sony WH-CH700N wireless headphones have AI noise-cancelling tech

Sony has launched a new pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the WH-CH700N. This model covers the needs of music lovers and business travelers, offering features that include an integrated voice microphone for calls and personal assistants, as well as noise-cancelling to block out unwanted ambient noises. Unlike many competing models, however, Sony has elected to use artificial intelligence noise cancellation tech.

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This great Microsoft Surface Headphones deal won’t last long

This great Microsoft Surface Headphones deal won’t last long

Microsoft might not have been the first company you'd associate with audio equipment, but the Surface Headphones proved that, like in laptops, it was a force to be reckoned with. Announced earlier this year, the over-the-ear cans not only include active noise cancelation but Cortana integration, and now they've come in for a post-Christmas deal.

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Skullcandy Push truly wireless earbuds include physical control buttons

Skullcandy Push truly wireless earbuds include physical control buttons

Skullcandy has revealed its first truly wireless earbuds, the Skullcandy Push. This model offers the same Bluetooth connectively as wireless earbuds, only without the cable, offering yet another alternative to Apple's AirPods. The new Push model offers 12 hours of overall playback, if you include the six hours' worth of power provided by the charging case.

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Optoma NuForce BE Live2 Review: Budget earbuds with premium audio

Optoma NuForce BE Live2 Review: Budget earbuds with premium audio

Optoma has launched a new pair of wireless earbuds, an inexpensive model featuring a premium design and the promise of high-quality audio. As with the company's previous BE2 earbuds, the new BE Live2 cost $49 USD, packing a more attractive design coupled with support for AAC audio, ultra-long battery life, and more.

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Dolby Dimension headphones promise entertainment not isolation

Dolby Dimension headphones promise entertainment not isolation

Dolby has launched a new set of wireless headphones, Dolby Dimension, promising active noise cancellation that's perfect for home entertainment, but without divorcing you from the real world. The new cans debut Dolby LifeMix, a way for listeners to blend their media with what's going on around them.

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Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Apple’s headphones: Let’s look at plans at the USPTO

Remember when Apple acquired Beats by Dre, and they suddenly cornered the headphones market worldwide? Since that happened, the company released a pair of wireless earbuds - not Beats earbuds, but Apple-branded. It's not as though Beats was ever the biggest brand in earbuds, but still - now Apple sells their own earbuds in the same store as Beats brand audio equipment. Now it would seem that Apple's readying themselves to release their own version of the Beats flagship: over-ear headphones.

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Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

Satechi iPad Pro USB-C hub sticks to basics

The Satechi "Aluminum Type-C Mobile Pro Hub Adapter" is the company's newest release, aimed directly at iPad Pro. This USB-C hub works with a wide variety of devices, and can extend the abilities of devices other than the iPad Pro. But the intent, here, today, is to make the iPad Pro connect to all the different devices which have thus far been allowed to work with iOS by Apple.

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