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Apple Books releases six free audiobooks read by celebrity narrators  9to5Mac · 3 hours
Apple Books has published six exclusive audiobooks this week, showcasing six great first listen titles read... more
What the world needs now is a $250,000 power amplifier - CNET  CNET · 2 days
High-end cars, watches, planes, clothes prices have all gone through the roof, and now the high-end audio market is ready for the $250,000 Dan... more
Spellbound by the sound of Kinter’s $33 stereo amplifier - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Audiophiliac gets smitten by Kinter’s flyweight K2020A+ amp that costs and weighs next to nothing. more
1More reveals its Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones at less than $100  Windows Central · 3 days
Tune into your music with 1More's latest addition to its headphone lineup. If you've been holding out on purchasing wireless earbuds while waiting for... more
Reviewed: Vizio's entry-level Dolby Atmos sound bar  Windows Central · 4 days
The next generation of immersive home theater audio isn't cheap, but it's definitely worth it. I can distinctly remember the day I discovered stereo sound. Laying between the floor speakers in our den, I... more
Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers  TechCrunch · 5 days
This is the Echo I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my... more
Skullcandy launches its first truly wireless earbuds  THE VERGE · 6 days
Skullcandy announced the launch of its first truly wireless earbuds today, called the Skullcandy Push. The earbuds feature a large button on... more
Review: OnePlus Type-C Bullets earbuds are exceptional affordable audio  9to5Google · 6 days
Wired audio still matters. We’re just in a transition phase from 3.5mm headphone port to a singular digital... more
Aukey's $85 Bluetooth Soundbar splits into left and right tower speakers  Windows Central · 6 days
This 2.0 channel soundbar comes with a mounting kit and twin speaker stands. Aukey's 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Soundbar is available at Amazon for $84.69 when you... more
The Galaxy S10 could be Samsung’s last flagship with a headphone jack  THE VERGE · 6 days
Other than LG and its focus on audiophile-grade output, there’s been no stauncher defender of the headphone jack than Samsung. The phone giant regularly... more
Amazon’s new, water-resistant Kindle Paperwhite is up to $40 off  THE VERGE · 7 days
Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is its best e-reader yet, with its IPX8 water resistance being reason... more
Amazon’s new, water-resistant Kindle Paperwhite is up to $30 off  THE VERGE · 7 days
Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite is its best e-reader yet, with its IPX8 water resistance being reason... more
Instagram is bringing voice messaging to your DMs  THE VERGE · 7 days
Instagram has added a voice messaging feature to its Direct messages. The feature allows users to send each other audio... more
Amazon is selling a Kindle Paperwhite and Audible bundle  THE VERGE · 1 week
Last year, Amazon began adding Audible to its Kindle Oasis, the entry-level Kindle, and the latest Paperwhite, allowing... more
Headphones, speakers and converters: Audiophiliac’s 2018 holiday gift guide - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This year’s holiday gift guide runs the gamut from speakers, headphones, digital converters, books and music. more
The Audiophiliac’s 2018 holiday gift guide - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This year’s holiday gift guide runs the gamut from speakers, headphones, digital converters, books, and music. more
Google Assistant Will Now Offer Radio-Style, On-Demand News From Publishers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google said it had partnerships with more than a dozen news organisations to deliver an audio feed in the same manner as its smartphone news feed. more
All the tech gear we use to record the Windows Central Podcast  Windows Central · 1 week
We're often asked what our setup is when it comes to recording the weekly Windows Central Podcast. We use a variety of different audio... more
Journey headed to PC via Epic’s new Steam store rival  THE VERGE · 1 week
Journey, thatgamecompany’s critically adored 2012 open-world game, is headed to PC in 2019. The game will... more
Google partners with media outlets to provide on-demand news audio  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Getting news in the morning has long been my most used feature on Google Assistant. Asking Home “what’s in the news” brings up a quick flash briefing from... more
Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates  9to5Google · 2 weeks
As smart speakers proliferate and enter people’s homes, voice as a platform continues to develop and mature. Google is now exploring the “future of... more
Feel all the action in-game with the Razer Nari Ultimate  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Razer's Nari Ultimate headset is a crazy combination of audio and haptics. And it actually works. Razer is well-established in the PC accessories space, producing some of the... more
Bose Frames Is a Pair of Sunglasses With 'Audio Augmented Reality Platform'  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Audio giant Bose on Tuesday announced the launch of a new product called Frames, which look like regular sunglasses but combine the power of... more
Today's Audio-Technica headphone sale at Amazon beats Black Friday prices  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Score some of the best discounts ever on Audio-Technica headphones. Sales like these just go to show that Black Friday doesn't always offer the best deals. Right now,... more
PC gaming accessories, flash drives, and more are discounted today on Amazon  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon’s “12 Days of Deals” sale is ongoing, and today’s theme centers on the PC. We’ve found a handful of practical PC accessories and... more
Every podcaster needs a Blue Yeti — especially when they’re only $89  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The internet's favorite USB microphone is 30% off for today only (so act fast!). As a videographer and occasional guest on podcasts, I find... more
Bose Frames audio AR sunglasses arrive in January, cost $199 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
With Frames, Bose says it's taking microacoustics and voice control to a new level. It's the tiniest Bose system ever. more
Sonos Amp review: Convenient whole-home streaming audio for the BYO speakers crowd - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Sonos Amp is a tremendously powerful audio hub, but its bright sound needs to be handled with care. more
Apple granted patent for interchangeable ‘universal’ AirPods with biometrics and improved fit  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
A new patent granted to Apple today reveals some of the potential new features we could see in future AirPods. The most interesting part... more
This Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $70  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Build your own. The Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $69.99 right now on Amazon. It typically sells for around $85, and the... more
Bose is dabbling in ‘audio AR’ with a pair of sunglasses  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Back in March we first caught wind that Bose is dabbling in augmented reality, with the launch of a new wearable SDK. Seems the headphone maker... more
Bose’s $199 audio-based AR sunglasses are available for preorder  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Bose has officially announced a consumer release of Frames, its augmented reality sunglasses that use sound instead of... more
Bose Frames audio sunglasses arrive in January, cost $199 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
With Frames, Bose says its taking micro-acoustics and voice control to a new level with the tiniest Bose system ever. more
Mixcloud rolls out ‘fan-to-creator’ subscription service  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
​Mixcloud​, the audio streaming platform that is popular for long-form content, such as radio shows and DJ sets, has launched a “fan-to-creator” subscription service in a bid to find new ways of monetizing and ensuring both... more
How AI is changing the music industry  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Algorithms for mixing and mastering audio are having a growing impact. more
Skype launches real-time captions and subtitles  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype. Launching today to coincide with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the new... more
Get a Google Chromecast Audio for $15 - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Normally $35, this dongle adds Wi-Fi smarts to "dumb" speakers and stereos. more
Klipsch Reference Premiere 600M, the Audiophiliac Speaker of the Year - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Reference Premiere 600M is full of surprises, at every turn it’ll make you reconsider what a mid-size bookshelf speaker can do. more
Lee's audacious high-end audio system blows the doors off - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
In this edition of Show Us Yours, we get a look at a crazy audio setup from a sound-obsessed audiophile who makes his own high-resolution recordings. more
AKG N700NC review: Serious audio chops to compete with Sony and Bose - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
AKG's excellent sounding noise-canceling headphone is a worthy contender that just needs to cost a little less. more
Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
John Perotti’s drone music podcast was never meant for the masses, yet on a Friday in early October, it sat near the top of... more
Koo! is a social network for short-form podcasts  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Alexandre Meregan says that music, and audio in general, has always been core to his life. But one day on his five-minute commute to work, trying to listen to a podcast for... more
This compact rolling computer desk is just $34 with this exclusive code - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
That's the lowest price ever on this space-saving workstation, which normally costs $57. Plus: a sweet VPN deal, an even... more
Is Lenovo's Yoga C930 or Yoga Book C930 a better laptop for you?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Here at Windows Central we test and review plenty of laptops, including these two from Lenovo's Yoga lineup. If you're unsure which... more
WhatsApp Consecutive Voice Messages, Group Call Shortcut Spotted in Android Beta  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
With the new features, WhatsApp for Android will be able to play multiple audio messages consecutively and provide a shortcut button to make group calls. more
LG puts TV boss in charge of mobile hoping for a turnaround  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
LG’s mobile business has seen better days, but no-one would deny that the company is a leader when it comes to TVs. Seemingly in... more
Carfection: For the love of cars Podcast, Ep. 11 - BMW M3 - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
This week on the Carfection audio podcast we're at the track for an epic shoot with every single generation of... more
How to pair Bluetooth headphones on Apple Watch  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
What once was an optional accessory has now become the prime motivator for living a healthier life for many. And... more
Some of Audio-Technica's best headphones are on sale this Black Friday  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You've got to hear this one. Audio-Technica is well-known for its high-quality headphones and other audio equipment, and right now Amazon's offering Black Friday discounts on... more
Musical training improves visual timing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Drummers and brass players are better able to judge the timing of visual stimuli than members of the color guard, according to a naturalistic study of the world-class drum corps Bluecoats. This counterintuitive finding extends previous research demonstrating... more
The best Black Friday deals for readers  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
With the holidays upon us and the end of the year approaching fast, it’s a good time to take stock of the... more
Turn up the audio quality on your computer with Logitech speaker discounts  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Pump up the volume while you're at it. Logitech is offering tons of deals on various speakers and speaker systems via Amazon right now,... more
Run in the rain with the $99 Bose SoundSport Bluetooth headphones  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Can't unhear this deal. The Bose SoundSport Bluetooth headphones are down to $99 on Amazon for Black Friday. These headphones normally sell for $149, and like... more
The best Black Friday deals for DJs and electronic musicians  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
There are loads of deals floating around this Black Friday for DJs and music producers. It’s... more
LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
LG was one of the hardware partners on board when Google announced its new smart displays platform back... more
Apple Purchases AI Device Startup Silk Labs  MacRumors · 4 weeks
Apple has acquired Silk Labs, an AI startup that focuses on making AI software "lightweight enough" for consumer hardware like cameras and... more
Best Alexa and Cortana voice speakers for Xbox One  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Finally, the Xbox One can now integrate Amazon Alexa and Cortana-powered speakers, but which should you buy when it rolls out? Our team of tech experts (and avid gamers) have... more
Chromecasts now support multi-room music playback  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Chromecasts can now be used to play music in sync across multiple rooms and devices. Engadget reports that an update rolling out today allows... more
The $80 Elgato Stream Deck Mini has six fully customizable keys  Windows Central · 4 weeks
For some smooth transitions. The Elgato Stream Deck Mini live content creation controller is down to $79.99 on Amazon. This content controller has been selling for... more
Upgrade your home audio setup with amazing Black Friday deals from Bose  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Listen to the discounts. It's just not Black Friday without discounts from Bose, and it this year has not disappointed. Amazon has dropped prices... more
High-end audio kicks it up a notch at this New York show - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Turntables spinning vinyl, amplifiers with glowing tubes and a dazzling array of speakers woo audiophiles at the New York Audio... more
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Review: OnePlus Type-C Bullets earbuds are exceptional affordable audio
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Moment Pro camera app brings big video upgrades with multiple color profiles, real-time waveform Monitor, video RGB histogram, more
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Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds Pixel Stand Ambient Display setting [APK Insight]
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Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates
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Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think
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Android Auto 3.8 improves media browsing, supports MMS, RCS, & message previews
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Carfection: For the love of cars Podcast, Ep. 11 - BMW M3 - Roadshow
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