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RIP iPhone 7 headphone jack: Welcome Apple AirPods

RIP iPhone 7 headphone jack: Welcome Apple AirPods

As expected - and, for many, feared - the iPhone 7 has killed off the 3.5mm headphone jack, with Apple turning to Lightning and wireless AirPods instead. The new wireless earbuds resemble the company's existing EarPods only with the wires cut off, and take a spot at the pinnacle of Apple's new sound offering with the brand new phone.

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Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony has trotted out six new wired and wireless headphones for audio fans to use with some aimed at active sporty types and others aimed at folks who just want more bass and better sound form their music. The new products include the XB80BS Extra Bass sports in-ear Bluetooth headphones on the high-end selling for $149.99. The headphones have an around the ear design that holds them in place with activity.

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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 headphones bring black leather finish

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 headphones bring black leather finish

Bowers & Wilkins has introduced an updated version of the P3 headphones called, aptly enough, the P3 Series 2. These headphones bring a lot of the elements we like most from the P3 model and adds a new luxury black leather finish, according to the company. The headphones are targeted at music lovers who want ‘pristine sound’ coupled with lightweight earphones and more.

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Bragi The Headphone debuts along with Bragi OS update for The Dash

Bragi The Headphone debuts along with Bragi OS update for The Dash

Bragi first surfaced with its Kickstarter campaign for it smart wearable device called The Dash. The Dash hit Kickstarter back in 2014 and was notable for having no wires and using an in-ear design along with the Bragi OS inside to make the wearable smart. Bragi is back with a couple announcements including a new set of headphones simply called The Headphone and an OS update for The Dash.

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Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony has a new ‘Signature Series’ line of what it calls high-resolution audio devices. Counted among these new devices is the MDR-Z1R headphones, the NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman devices, and the TA-ZH1ES headphones amp. All four devices are stylish, especially the NW-WM1Z Walkman with its gold-plated copper chassis. According to Sony, that design keeps down magnetic interference and contact resistance/oxidation.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple has a press event scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, and there's no doubt that we'll finally, once and for all, get to see the new iPhone 7. It's also very likely we'll see EarPod headphones in the form of Lightning connector-equipped models, and possibly a wireless version. What wasn't so expected was new products from Apple's headphone brand Beats, but according to a new leak, it looks like they'll be up on the stage too.

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Sennheiser HD 2 and HD 4 lines launch with 7 headphones models

Sennheiser HD 2 and HD 4 lines launch with 7 headphones models

Sennheiser has launched two headphones product lines, the HD 2 and the HD 4. Both lines bring a few new headphones models with them, with Sennheiser describing all of them as ‘portable headphones.’ In total, the two product lines bring the HD 4.20s, the HD 4.30i, and the HD 4.30G, as well as the HD 2.10, HD 2.20s, HD 2.30i and the HD 2.30G. The HD 2 line is described as minimalist and clean, while Sennheiser says the HD 4 is bass-driven.

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Sennheiser PXC 480 travel headphones boast hybrid active noise cancellation

Sennheiser PXC 480 travel headphones boast hybrid active noise cancellation

Sennheiser has introduced a new pair of high-performance wired headphones called the PXC 480. These headphones are designed for travel, and join the similar and recently launched PXC 550 Wireless. Because these headphones are targeted at travelers — and, it seems, especially targeted at those who take flights frequently — they include NoiseGard hybrid active noise cancellation that works with an internal battery offering up to 50 hours on a charge.

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Jabra Elite Sport make big claims for truly wireless sports earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport make big claims for truly wireless sports earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds have been revealed this morning, as what the company is calling "the most technically advanced, true wireless sports earbuds available."* These earbuds are sweat and waterproof and give the wearer up to three hours of stereo music and calls - connected with Bluetooth to the user's smartphone. There's a carrying case, too, that gives the user an additional 6 hours of battery time with its built-in rechargeable battery.

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Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

At the IFA 2016 event in Berlin this week, Sony has just thrown down the gauntlet before noise-canceling headphone champion Bose. The latter's flagship QuietComfort model is often the standard to which others are compared — especially now that they're wireless — but now Sony claims it has gone up and above, creating the best noise cancellation tech ever and putting in their new MDR-1000X headphones.

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RHA Dacamp L1 portable DAC headphone amp launches at IFA 2016

RHA Dacamp L1 portable DAC headphone amp launches at IFA 2016

RHA has some new personal audio gear that it will be launching at IFA 2016 that includes the company's first portable DAC headphone amplifier and a two sets of new headphones. The headphones include the flagship CL1 Ceramic and the stainless steel CL750 headphones. All three of the products will go on sale in October 2016.

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Samsung LEVEL Active headphones promise a firm but comfy grip on ears

Samsung LEVEL Active headphones promise a firm but comfy grip on ears

Somewhat a bit late to capitalize on the Olympics fever, Samsung has finally announced the availability of its new LEVEL Active Bluetooth headphones. Built and designed for very active users, the headphones offer hooks that cling to your ears and rugged materials that withstand both elements and sweat. And, of course, pairing with Android smartphones, particularly Samsung’s own Galaxy line, the LEVEL Active offers integration with apps to provide a “smarter” way to exercise.

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