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JBL Reflect Eternal headphones use solar power for ‘unlimited’ playback

JBL Reflect Eternal headphones use solar power for ‘unlimited’ playback

JBL has introduced what it calls 'self-charging' headphones: the new JBL Reflect Eternal. This model features a solar panel built into the headband, enabling the headphones to passively charge throughout the day. With this design, JBL aims to make manual charging sessions a rarity or, at least, to increase playback time before an outlet is needed.

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iOS 13.3 reveals details on Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats4 earbuds

iOS 13.3 reveals details on Apple’s upcoming Powerbeats4 earbuds

Apple is preparing to launch a new Powerbeats4 model of wireless earbuds, at least based on a discovery found in the recently released iOS 13.3. The Powerbeats 4 would be the next iteration in the line following the Powerbeats3 model, which Apple currently sells for $199.99 USD. Based on the iOS 13.3 discovery, the Powerbeats4 will probably feature Apple's H1 proprietary chip.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds update fixes our 2 big frustrations

Sony WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds update fixes our 2 big frustrations

Sony has pushed out an update to its WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling earbuds, addressing two of our small but lingering frustrations with the otherwise excellent headphones. Launched earlier this year, the in-ear sibling to the WH-1000XM3 headphones was early to the table with active noise cancellation.

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Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Apple AirPod users found themselves on the wrong side of the prank this week as art director Pablo Rochat struck! According to Rochat, he simply "made life-size AirPod stickers and stuck them on the ground, all over the city." He made his project known on November 17, 2019, and already 5-figure amounts of likes and retweets and shares have pushed him into the realm of viral prank hit.

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These custom AirPod Pros cost over $67k

These custom AirPod Pros cost over $67k

A pair of AirPod Pro earbuds were customized by the same folks who brought you several diamond-encrusted iPhones. They've suggested that the "Caviar AirPods Pro Gold Edition" is an extravagant package the likes of which only one person will ever own. They've suggested that the body of each of the AirPod Pro buds is "one-piece 750-content gold."

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Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless headphones cut cord on a fan-favorite

Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless headphones cut cord on a fan-favorite

Master & Dynamic is turning five years old, and because of that milestone, it's releasing a wireless version of its MH40 headphones. The original MH40 is one of Master & Dynamics more successful models, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to see it get a wireless version. The headphones are launching today, but if you want a pair for yourself, you'll need to plop down a fair amount of cash.

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V-MODA M-200 over-ear studio headphones can be customized

V-MODA M-200 over-ear studio headphones can be customized

High-end audio company V-MODA has launched M-200, its new pair of studio headphones. The model packs an over-ear design and a level of quality that'll appeal to audiophiles and anyone who works with audio at the professional level. The M-200 packs 50mm drivers and what the company calls 'clear and neutral' audio quality that makes it easy to pick out the smallest sounds.

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Apple AirPods Pro Review – Why less noise costs more

Apple AirPods Pro Review – Why less noise costs more

If the AirPods' convenience was enough to make Apple's fully-wireless earbuds a runaway hit, adding active noise cancellation could send them stratospheric. That's the theory behind the Apple AirPods Pro, anyway, instantly familiar at first glance but packing the sort of sound isolation that city dwellers, office workers, and frequent fliers dream of. At $249 they may not be cheap, but can the AirPods Pro make up for that in the ears?

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Beats Solo Pro Review – Active noise cancellation with an Apple core

Beats Solo Pro Review – Active noise cancellation with an Apple core

We're suddenly in a golden age for active noise cancelling headphones, and the Beats Solo Pro are aiming to oust the Bose from your bag with some Apple razzle-dazzle. The latest iteration of Beats' wildly successful headphones range, the Solo Pro were redesigned from scratch with Apple's H1 chipset at the heart, and a fully-automatic noise-cancelling system to keep the outside world at bay. Read on for the full review.

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Apple AirPods Pro: 5 things to consider before you buy

Apple AirPods Pro: 5 things to consider before you buy

They're the Apple product many have been waiting for: AirPods Pro bring active noise cancellation to the instantly-recognizable white earbuds. Joining, rather than replacing, the existing AirPods range, they're not exactly cheap at $249, but for frequent travelers or urban commuters deep in the Apple ecosystem they could be a godsend. I've been wearing AirPods Pro this week: read on for what already stands out.

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Skullcandy Method ANC wireless earbuds have built-in Tile tracking

Skullcandy Method ANC wireless earbuds have built-in Tile tracking

Skullcandy has introduced another pair of wireless earbuds that feature built-in Tile tracking technology. The new Skullcandy Method ANC, as the model's name suggests, features Active Noise Cancellation technology, meaning ambient noises are actively blocked when the ANC feature is active. Despite the many features, the earbuds retain a relatively slim design.

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Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

It looks like Apple isn't alone in launching a new set of wireless earbuds this week. Hot on the heels of Apple's reveal of the AirPods Pro, Razer has announced a set of "true wireless earbuds" of its own. Dubbed the Razer Hammerhead earbuds, the company says that these will offer ultra low-latency audio that's free of desyncing.

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