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Sony WF-1000XM3 Review: Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbud Heaven

Sony WF-1000XM3 Review: Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbud Heaven

The Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds have some pedigree to live up to. Named - and designed, for that matter - to draw obvious connections with Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones, the promise is industry-leading active noise cancellation in a Bluetooth earbud, without stinting on musical performance.

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Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Apple AirPods’ 5 secret sauces of sales success

Before we go any further, I want you to know that this is not an advertisement, and nobody at any company (especially Apple) compelled me to write what you're about to read. I noticed today that several blogs had written about some AirPods discount or another - and passed it off as news. Besides the obvious affiliate angle, how did a discount about AirPods become news - and why do so many people care? Here are five reasons why Apple AirPods are so bonkers-level popular.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling earbuds are AirPods’ nightmare

Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling earbuds are AirPods’ nightmare

Sony's best-selling noise-cancelling headphones are getting some in-ear company, with the Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones promising the same audio quality but in an AirPods-rivaling form factor. The newest addition to the 1000X family, the earbuds promise up to 24 hours of noise cancellation.

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Logitech teases a gaming headphone team up with Blue

Logitech teases a gaming headphone team up with Blue

About a year ago, Logitech announced that it was buying Blue, which is a pretty common name in the content creator space. Blue is known primarily for the microphones it offers, but soon, we'll see it team up with Logitech G on something a little different. We'll have to wait about a week for the actual reveal, but Logitech G is already teasing it.

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These JLab AirPods-rivals pack a hefty 70 hours of battery

These JLab AirPods-rivals pack a hefty 70 hours of battery

Completely wireless earbuds like Apple AirPods and Beats Powerbeats Pro are all well and good, but what if you need more than the average battery life? JLab Audio believes it has the answer, with the new Epic Air Sport promising a total of 70 hours of playtime - enough to get you from San Francisco to London seven times over.

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Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

The Razer Kraken X headset was revealed this morning alongside word that 7.1 surround sound would come standard with all 2019 Razer headsets. The Razer Kraken X headset is easily the most easily-accessible headset (or set of headphones, if you prefer to call them such) in the Razer headphones collection. These headphones will be released later today for the first time.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 aim to retake the audio crown

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 aim to retake the audio crown

Bose has revealed a new set of noise-cancelling headphones, the first of a three-product launch aiming to claw back the "traveler's favorite" crown from upstart rivals like Sony. The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are the first step of the trio, building on the well-esteemed tech inside the QuietComfort range, and integrating smart assistants and more.

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Sony XB900N noise-canceling headphones have big bass, lower price

Sony XB900N noise-canceling headphones have big bass, lower price

Sony has a new set of noise-canceling headphones, and if the WH-1000XM3 proved too rich for your bank account, the WH-XB900N might fit the bill - and crank up your bass. Latest to join the Sony EXTRA BASS range, the new active noise-canceling headphones borrow the style of their more expensive sibling, along with some of the tech, too.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 features: What’s different in these earbuds?

OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 features: What’s different in these earbuds?

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 were revealed today with a collection of new features. This pair of buds works with a triple-armature driver structure and one GoerTek dynamic driver - plus they sound pretty great. They're designed with the OnePlus 7 family of devices in mind - they match the hardware - but they're smooth and simple enough to collaborate with any phone that supports Bluetooth.

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Skullcandy Indy wireless earbuds launch as an $80 AirPods alternative

Skullcandy Indy wireless earbuds launch as an $80 AirPods alternative

Skullcandy has launched a new pair of truly wireless earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods and the growing number of similar wire-free in-ear headphones models. The new Skullcandy Indy features two ear pieces with an elongated design, as well as a carrying case that includes a built-in battery for charging. Unlike some competing models, Skullcandy's offering has a budget price of $80.

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Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform adds Google Assistant, Fast Pair support

Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform adds Google Assistant, Fast Pair support

Thanks to the removal of headphone jacks on smartphones, Bluetooth headsets and earphones are becoming more and more common. With that comes expectations of standard functionality in addition to acceptable audio quality. Sometimes it's no longer sufficient to just sound good, these audio accessories need to be smart as well. To help prepare audio accessory makers for that reality, Qualcomm is updating its Smart Headset Platform to support two Google technologies that would immediately make Bluetooth headsets smarter.

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Urbanears Pampas wireless headphones offer 30 hour battery life

Urbanears Pampas wireless headphones offer 30 hour battery life

Swedish company Urbanears has announced its newest headphones model, the Pampas. These wireless over-ear headphones promise a combination of style and functionality, the most notable of which is more than 30 hours of audio playback on a single battery charge. The model offers audio sharing with a friend, USB-C charging, and more.

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