OnePlus Announces OnePlus Buds Z2 Wireless Earbuds

Today, OnePlus announced its new OnePlus Buds Z2 truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancelation and Dolby Atmos capabilities. “The OnePlus Buds Z2 are an important milestone for OnePlus’s range of portable audio products,” OnePlus founder Pete Lau said. “The Buds Z2 deliver exceptional active noise cancellation technology, a quality…

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OnePlus Buds Pro Quick Review

With OnePlus not releasing a new smartphone flagship in the second half of 2021, I can at least take a look at the firm’s OnePlus Buds Pro wireless earbuds. Or a listen. You get the idea. This is good timing for me: I’ve been struggling to find a good pair…

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Google Pixel Buds A-Series Mini-Review

I’ve only had the Google Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds for a week, but I can already see that they’re excellent … and that they just don’t meet my needs. So I’ll be returning them, as soon as today. But don’t let that stop you: If you’re a Pixel fan, love…

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Sonos Announces New Beam Soundbar with Dolby Atmos

Today, Sonos announced a second-generation version of its Beam soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos and Ultra HD audio. “We often talk about ‘Hollywood at Home’ being a real catalyst for our business, and Beam has played a huge part in this as one of the top-selling soundbars in its category,”…

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Google Pixel Buds A-Series First Impressions

After experiencing identical audio problems with two different sets of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds, it is time for me to move on. It feels weird to even discuss this, but I actually use three different sets of headphones for various purposes. I use Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds when I walk…

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Qualcomm Announces AptX Lossless Audio

Qualcomm claims that its new aptX Lossless audio format does what was thought impossible: deliver CD-quality sound over Bluetooth. “At Qualcomm Technologies we’re excited about the future of sound, and we’re continually looking for ways to help our customers deliver new and exciting listening experiences.” Qualcomm vice president James Chapman…

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Momentum Plus Adds Soundscapes

While traveling this past week, I noticed that Momentum Plus, the paid New Tab extension that I use, added a new Soundscapes feature. I ignored it at the time because I was busy, but while I was configuring Firefox on the next review laptop, I decided to give it a…

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Microsoft Announces a Wired Xbox Headset

Microsoft began selling a new Xbox Wireless Headset back in March, and now it has announced a wired version, which it had branded as the Xbox Stereo Headset for some reason. (The other version offers stereo sound too, of course.) “We are pleased to announce our Xbox Stereo Headset, available…

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Sea of Thieves Now Has 4.8 Million Active Users

Three and a half years after it first launched on Xbox, Sea of Thieves is seeing a player surge thanks to a recent Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in. “It’s been over a month since we released Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life into the wild blue yonder as part of…

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ITC Hands Sonos a Victory in Patent Case Against Google

The United States International Trade Commission has weighed in on the Sonos patent infringement case against Google. And it’s bad news for Google: The Commission has found that all five patents involved in the case are valid and that Google infringes on all of them. “Today the [ITC’s chief administrative…

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