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Powerbeats 4 pops up at FCC confirming new design

Powerbeats 4 pops up at FCC confirming new design

Apple may have its AirPods but not all Apple fans, even the hardcore ones, buy into it, whether because of its design or its audio quality. Fortunately for Apple, it also owns Beats, both the brand and the audio technology, to give consumers more options that still profit it in the long run. And those who prefer the audio company's ergonomics might be happy to hear, no pun intended, that a new Powerbeats is coming blending old and new.

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HyperX Cloud Flight S wireless headset also charges wirelessly

HyperX Cloud Flight S wireless headset also charges wirelessly

Wireless headsets, those bulky over-the-ear cups you put on your head, are a dime a dozen these days. Almost all of them, however, aren't completely wireless. When it comes to recharging the batteries that power their wireless audio connectivity, they suddenly become enslaved once more to the inescapable power cable. HyperX, however, wants to break free with the Cloud Flight S, the first wireless headset to support the Qi wireless charging for complete freedom and portability.

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Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Today we're looking at the newest and most convincing clone of the Apple AirPods yet - though Honor would never say as much. These are the Honor Magic Earbuds, made by the company that normally writes its name in all caps: HONOR. This company is associated with Huawei, based in China, and is notorious for making very good-looking products that cost a WHOLE LOT less than the competition. These earbuds are made to look the part, that's for certain.

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Marshall Monitor II headphones pair ANC with retro design

Marshall Monitor II headphones pair ANC with retro design

Marshall has released an updated version of its Monitor headphones, a model that brings the same retro design we've seen with the company's other products. Users can expect ultra-long listening sessions from the headphones' built-in battery; there's also active noise cancellation and the same gold control knob found on some of the company's other earphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review

Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ may have had to share stage-time with the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip at Unpacked 2019, but that's not to say the updated wireless earbuds weren't worth attention. Follow-up to last year's well-received Galaxy Buds, the new earbuds promise a boost in audio quality, usability, and battery life, though with an increase in price along the way.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ first look: Upgraded audio and incredible battery

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ first look: Upgraded audio and incredible battery

It's not just the Galaxy S20 that Samsung has to show today: there's also a new set of wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds+. As the name suggests they're the successors to last year's Galaxy Buds, with the promise of better audio quality and longer battery life, as well as a number of new convenience features.

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Galaxy Buds+ leaked as AirPods’ nightmare at $149

Galaxy Buds+ leaked as AirPods’ nightmare at $149

Today we're taking a peek at the latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, a pair of wireless earphones (or earbuds, if you prefer) that challenge Apple AirPods in the spring of 2020. The Samsung offensive with their second-generation Galaxy Buds could be considered an extension of the family. The features of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are extremely similar to those of the original Samsung Galaxy Buds (no + mark), but they cost just a TINY bit more for a decent boost to battery power - and an extra microphone.

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Beoplay E8 3rd Gen true wireless earbuds boost battery life

Beoplay E8 3rd Gen true wireless earbuds boost battery life

Bang and Olfusen has introduced the third-generation version of its Beoplay E8, a pair of true wireless earbuds offering longer battery life over the previous generation. Depending on how often they're used, the company says that some users can go up to 'several' weeks recharging the earbuds with the battery case before they'll need to recharge the case itself.

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Harman Kardon FLY headphone series is made for ‘savvy’ commuters

Harman Kardon FLY headphone series is made for ‘savvy’ commuters

Among the other audio products it launched at CES 2020 is Harman Kardon's new FLY product line, the company's first headphone series launched since 2014. At this point in time, the FLY series features a total of three models: the FLY TWS true wireless headphones, the FLY BT Bluetooth model, and the FLY ANC, a model that features active noise cancellation.

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Sennheiser HD 450BT and 350BT headphones boast 30hr battery life

Sennheiser HD 450BT and 350BT headphones boast 30hr battery life

Audio company Sennheiser has introduced two new wireless headphones models, the HD 450BT and the HD 350BT. These two models are nearly identical, the only difference between the two being the HD 450BT's inclusion of active noise cancellation. Among the models' many features is one particularly notable offering: incredibly long battery life.

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Jabra Elite Active 75t, Elite 45h earphones drown out the CES 2020 crowd

Jabra Elite Active 75t, Elite 45h earphones drown out the CES 2020 crowd

There are times when you want or even need to take in all the sights and sounds around you, like the CES 2020 showroom floor in Las Vegas. Other times, you'd want to just listen silently to your music and podcasts no matter where you are. Jabra has got your ears covered, both figuratively and literally, with two new audio accessories that block out the noise when you want to immerse yourself in sound whether you're out for a jog or sitting at your desk.

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AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

AirPods dominate earbuds market like iPad leads tablets

With AirPods, Apple has the largest presence in the wearables market today, by a long shot. Unit shipment tracking in the wearables market for Q3 of 2019 showed Apple ahead of the pack, by a long shot. According to the IDC, Apple had 35% of the entire world's wearables market, with the closest competitor coming in with just 14.6% (that's Xiaomi, Samsung was 3rd with 9.8%). It's like Apple created the product to which all other products are compared - which should seem familiar if you've been watching tech news for the past decade.

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