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Topic: audio

Review: Flows audio sunglasses are an affordable entry into audio eyewear

02/13/2021, 11:02 am

If you've been curious about trying a pair of audio sunglasses with your iPhone, Flows allows you to snag a pair for less than other high-end brands.


Review: AirPods Max don't make it easy to justify the price

12/22/2020, 01:12 pm

The new AirPods Max are turning heads with a high price tag and excellent audio quality. But is what you get worth the $549?


Apple may bring HomePod-style environment sensing to MacBook Pro

11/05/2020, 07:11 am

Future MacBook Pro designs may leverage HomePod technology to sense the wearer's environment and adjust playback to enhance audio.


Jabra adds active noise cancellation to Elite 75t, Elite Active 75t earbuds

10/21/2020, 02:10 pm

Jabra has just released a firmware update for its Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds that introduces active noise cancellation, bringing them more in-line with Apple's AirPods Pro.


Review: Tribit's Stormbox Micro packs big sound in a small package

10/10/2020, 12:10 pm

Tribit's $40 pocket-sized StormBox Micro proves that a speaker doesn't need to be big or expensive to sound great.


Apple AR may record full spatial sound needing fewer microphones

10/06/2020, 07:10 am

Apple's drive to have Apple AR hardware with high quality audio has led to research on how to create full spatial sound without developers having to record with large numbers of microphones.


How to use Enhance Recording in iOS 14 Voice Memos

09/23/2020, 12:09 pm

It's not the fanciest or the most elaborate improvement that's come with iOS 14, but it could be the one you use most often. Apple has added one-touch enhancements to all your audio recordings done in Voice Memos.


Apple developing new 3D spatial audio format for 'Apple Glass' and other AR uses

09/10/2020, 10:09 am

Like it did for 3d models for ARKit, Apple is developing a a new audio format that makes it easier to place sounds around a user, even when that user is moving, when wearing "Apple Glass," or other AR devices, possibly based on the company's work with Pixar.


Review: Belkin Soundform True Wireless Earbuds are a solid budget option

08/22/2020, 11:08 am

Belkin seeks to corner the budget Bluetooth audio market with its new true wireless earbuds that pack water resistance, long battery, strong bass, and a cheap price.


Apple Glass could make AR believable with accurate 3D audio

07/28/2020, 01:07 pm

Apple's AR headset or "Apple Glass" smart glasses may offer realistic sound effects to go with its digital imagery laid over a real-world view, by accurately reproducing a sound in such a way that it matches where the sound would come from in 3D space.


Apple TV+ subscribers irked by 'Greyhound' audio sync issue

07/12/2020, 09:07 am

A number of subscribers of Apple TV are discovering sound problems in recent release "Greyhound," with an audio sync issue being noticed roughly an hour into the movie.


Review: Evutec's smart audio sunglasses offer great battery life at the expense of sound quality

07/12/2020, 07:07 am

Evutec brings its version of smart audio glasses to market, offering a cheaper alternative to other high-end brands.


Review: Sonos Arc is the Dolby Atmos companion your Apple TV 4K needs

06/22/2020, 11:06 am

Sonos is shipping the Dolby Atmos Arc soundbar, and with a living room in need of audio finesse, so we picked one up to put it to the test with our Apple TV 4K.


Sonos Move software update grants hour of battery life, now available in Lunar White

06/16/2020, 09:06 am

Sonos has released an updated version of its popular Sonos Move portable AirPlay 2 speaker in a "Lunar White" version, while all Move speakers are gaining an extra hour of battery life.


Sonos debuts Dolby Atmos Arc soundbar, updated Sub & Five, all with AirPlay 2 & HomeKit

05/06/2020, 04:05 pm

Sonos has a lineup of new products and refreshes that fulfill long-asked customer requests, including the all-new Sonos Arc soundbar, the updated and renamed Sonos Five, and the third-generation Sonos Sub.


Review: Marshall's Tufton speaker brings rock 'n roll to the outdoors

04/19/2020, 07:04 pm

The Marshall Tufton speaker is a powerful, imposing rock-focused speaker that has great sound while maintaining the rugged style of the historic amp-maker.


Apple over-ear headphones and 'AirPods X' may launch later in 2020

04/07/2020, 09:04 am

Apple could be preparing to release its first over-ear headphones at WWDC, according to a rumor, while the alleged "AirPods Pro Lite" may land in the fall under the name "AirPods X."


Sonos S2 update is a bitter pill that is necessary for the future of streaming

03/17/2020, 04:03 pm

Sonos has announced a forthcoming update to select speaker models that may ruffle a few feathers, but is a necessary step toward the future of streaming.


Galaxy Buds+ versus AirPods Pro & Powerbeats Pro

03/06/2020, 09:03 am

Samsung updated its true wireless earbuds, unveiling the Galaxy Buds+. We compare the new headphones to Apple's own AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro to see how they stack up.


FCC approves rumored 'Powerbeats 4' earphones

02/27/2020, 10:02 am

A filing at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has confirmed a new set of earphones are on the way from Apple, with artwork indicating they may be the rumored Beats "Powerbeats 4."