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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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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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Apple headphones leak details clever over-ear modular design

Apple headphones leak details clever over-ear modular design

Apple is reportedly developing over-ear headphones that have a modular design, and would allow owners to switch out different components to customize them after purchase. The new leak is the latest in a series about Apple's vision for headphones beyond AirPods and AirPods Pro, though the new model will supposedly borrow technology from them such as active noise cancellation.

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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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Beats Powerbeats official: $149 for Pro drivers and a neck cable

Beats Powerbeats official: $149 for Pro drivers and a neck cable

Apple has officially revealed the Beats Powerbeats, packaging the audio quality of last year's Powerbeats Pro into a more affordable, longer-lasting set of earbuds. Despite slicing $100 off the sticker, the promise is up to 15 hours of playback compared to the nine hours your Powerbeats Pro should last, plus arguably easier charging.

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SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

The SOUL Sync Pro wireless earbuds have a pair of microphones - dual microphones, they say. With these microphones and Qualcomm cVc noise cancellation (for the mics, not the audio coming out of the buds), they're meant to allow super clear calls and commands. These earbuds work with Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, and AAC Codec, and they're made to work just as well with iPhone as they do with Android smartphones of many sorts.

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Apple over-the-ear headphones spotted in iOS 14 leak

Apple over-the-ear headphones spotted in iOS 14 leak

As it turns out, today is a pretty big day for Apple headphone leaks. Earlier, Apple's incoming Powerbeats 4 wireless earbuds were leaked, and now something similar has happened to the company's long-rumored over-the-ear headphones. The leak we're seeing today doesn't tell us much of anything, but it is an indication that these cans may be on the way.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones leak and the upgrade could be huge

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones leak and the upgrade could be huge

Sony's WH-1000XM4 have leaked, the apparent successor to the well-reviewed WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones. Expected to launch later this year, the fourth-generation headphones won't stray too far from the design of the existing model, at least if recently-spotted regulatory filings are anything to go by, but the upgraded internals could make them worth an upgrade.

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