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Sennheiser Ambeo 3D / VR audio recording earbuds now available

Sennheiser Ambeo 3D / VR audio recording earbuds now available

Earlier this year, Sennheiser introduced a headset that features microphones built into each ear piece. This design enables the headset to record 3D audio that sounds natural to the human ear, a type of recording known as binaural audio. Now, several months later, Sennheiser has announced the shipment of this headset, giving everyone a relatively cheap way to record 3D sound.

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Phiaton BT 150 NC neckband earbuds block almost all ambient noise

Phiaton BT 150 NC neckband earbuds block almost all ambient noise

Phiaton has launched a pair of neckband-style earbuds that are able to block out the majority of ambient noises, making them a great choice for anyone who needs noise-cancelling headphones with a lightweight and portable design. Called the BT 150 NC, these earbuds boast Bluetooth 4.2 alongside 12mm drivers and the ability to block up to 95-percent of ambient noises.

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Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones are refined with lifelike audio

Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones are refined with lifelike audio

Joining its new high-end earbuds, Sennheiser has announced the launch of its HD 660 S, a pair of open-ear dynamic headphones tailored toward the higher end of the listener spectrum. This model, as with the new IE 800 S, doesn't come cheap, but it does match demanding audio needs including studio use or just casual listening.

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Google cuts USB-C headphone adapter to Apple price

Google cuts USB-C headphone adapter to Apple price

Google's gone to war with Apple with a single accessory, one dongle that connects the past to the future: the headphone jack adapter. This dongle connects to the Pixel 2's USB-C port on one end, and a standard 3.5mm headphone plug on the other. Google's just reduced the price of this dongle from $20 down to $9.

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Sennheiser IE 800 S earbuds are made for audiophiles on the go

Sennheiser IE 800 S earbuds are made for audiophiles on the go

Sennheiser has made a new pair of earbuds specifically for audiophiles who need high-quality sound in a portable size. The Sennheiser IE 800 S builds upon the company's classic IE 800 model, bringing with it better acoustics including a refined bass. The audio quality is joined by the maker's Comply memory foam ear tips.

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NuForce BE Free8 Untethered Earbuds Review: the rise of AirPods competitors

NuForce BE Free8 Untethered Earbuds Review: the rise of AirPods competitors

Truly wireless earbuds -- the kind that feature two small ear pieces without a cable between them -- were popularized by AirPods, and now competitors are popping up all over the place. Among those competitors is Optoma and its newly launched NuForce BE Free8. Unlike its recent BE2 Bluetooth earbuds, which have a cable, the BE Free are two simple ear pieces alongside a charging case.

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Google: Pixel 2 ‘still comes with a headphone jack’ but…

Google: Pixel 2 ‘still comes with a headphone jack’ but…

This week Google responded to public outcry about the lack of a standard audio headphone jack for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The response comes from Google Pixel/Nexus Community Manager Orrin Hancock. "The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack," said Hancock, "but we have moved to USB-C, a standard that is becoming commonplace in the best phones and laptops of today."

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Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are controlled by natural movements

Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones are controlled by natural movements

Bowers & Wilkins has launched its new PX Wireless noise-cancelling headphones, a model that features adaptive noise cancellation alongside a long 22-hour battery life and a classy, modest design. The headphones boast a series of integrated sensors that respond appropriately as the user normally uses the headphones, with B&W explaining that "it's as if PX is an extension of you, always perfectly anticipating your needs."

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Sennheiser GSP 301 and 302 gaming headsets offer monochromatic style

Sennheiser GSP 301 and 302 gaming headsets offer monochromatic style

Gaming headsets typically come with a certain design flavor: sharp angles, a black foundation color, and bright, bold, highly saturated colored accents. This is fine if that's what you like, but maybe you're looking for something a tad less flashy. That's where Sennheiser's new GSP 301 and GSP 302 gaming headsets come in.

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Fitbit smartwatch and wireless headphones release dates set

Fitbit smartwatch and wireless headphones release dates set

This week the Fitbit Iconic smartwatch and the Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones got their release details in order. The folks at Fitbit appear to be aiming to expand their fitness device empire beyond the fitness tracker business, moving to all manner of accessories (that just happen to do similar things). The Fitbit Iconic attempts to take the market where Apple Watch reigns supreme, while the Fitbit Flyer seem to be made to take on Beats (also owned by Apple).

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First Google Assistant headphones made by Bose

First Google Assistant headphones made by Bose

Though we imagine many headphone manufacturers are rushing to integrate Google Assistant with their products, Bose has beaten them all to the punch. In the very same breath it used to announce its new SoundSport Free earbuds, Bose also confirmed rumors and revealed a QuietComfort 35 refresh that tosses Google Assistant into the mix. The QuietComfort 35 II, as they're being called, will be the first wireless headphones on the market to come with Google Assistant built-in.

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Bose SoundSport Free earbuds want you to ditch your AirPods

Bose SoundSport Free earbuds want you to ditch your AirPods

Bose is looking to break into the realm of the "truly wireless" today by introducing its new SoundSport Free earbuds. Focused directly at people who need a pair of wireless headphones for workouts, the SoundSport Free come with a number of exercise-friendly features, such as water and sweat resistance. They also boast an antenna that claims to keep a strong connection to your device, no matter where it happens to be.

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