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Jabra unveils Solemate, a shoe-themed Jawbone Jambox competitor
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Review: NYNE's NB-250 rubberized Bluetooth speaker, ultimate portability meets superior sound quality

Move over Amazon MP3 store, Spotify hits Kindle Fire

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Hope you have room for another music app on that Kindle Fire: Spotify is now available in the Amazon Appstore for the small slate. The software is free and provides ad-supported access to the millions of tracks in Spotify’s digital music library. While Kindle Fire owners can play music from...
Move over Amazon MP3 store, Spotify hits Kindle Fire

Spotify lands on Kindle Fire

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Spotify is now available to download for Kindle Fire, the company announced today. The music-streaming service has been making waves across the mobile music sphere on multiple platforms, include iOS and Android, and now it has landed on Amazon’s tablet. It features: Support for Android 4.0 Mobile free radio –...
Spotify lands on Kindle Fire

Google+ adds stereo sound to Hangouts to make live music sound better

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Live music sessions in Google+ Hangouts are going to sound a whole lot better from now on, thanks to some advanced audio settings rolled out Monday morning. Musicians now have the ability to switch their audio setting from “voice” to “studio mode” to improve the sound quality. The company didn’t...
Google+ adds stereo sound to Hangouts to make live music sound better

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

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HTC unveiled the Desire 600 today, the first mid-range smartphone to be equipped with dual BoomSound speakers and run its new Sense 5 Android skin, including its Flipboard-inspired BlinkFeed home screen. The device offers a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display – no pixel resolution just yet – and runs on an unspecified...
HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

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Short Version Libratone’s speakers are normally crazy expensive. This one is just temporarily insane. Plus it’s got a direct mode for when you’re outside of Wi-Fi range, and a built-in battery, two things rare on an AirPlay speaker. Long Version Features: Interchangeable felt covers in multiple colors 4-8 hour battery...
Gift Guide: Libratone Zipp AirPlay Speaker

UK TV-buyers apparently not so smart as 53% can’t identify Internet capabilities

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According to a survey out today from YouGov, people in Britain are not quite ready for connected TV viewing. The research shows that 50% of the UK residents polled are mostly buying new televisions for a more up-to-date model rather than thinking about connecting it to the Internet. 96% of...
UK TV-buyers apparently not so smart as 53% can’t identify Internet capabilities

Does size matter? Over-the-ear vs. in-ear headphones

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They sound very different -- that's easy -- but from a sound-quality point of view, which is better? [Read more]...
Does size matter? Over-the-ear vs. in-ear headphones

Nokia introduces subscription option to Music service

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Nokia is introducing an upgrade option to its Music service, with minor service improvements given in exchange for a subscription bringing it in line with premium-tier offerings from other services like Spotify. Nokia Music+ will expand on the existing free Mix Radio service by offering access away from Nokia handsets,...
Nokia introduces subscription option to Music service

Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home

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Mixlr, the live audio broadcasting service aimed initially at DJs and musicians but now embracing all sorts of audio producers, is going mobile today with the launch of its first iPhone app. The London-based startup relaunched in March with a focus on “making the live experience as fun and interactive as...
Live audio broadcasting service Mixlr comes to the iPhone, and feels right at home

Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa and N11 stereo Wii U headsets hands-on (video)

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Nintendo may be MIA at TGS this year (as usual), but that hasn't stopped Turtle Beach -- it brought a pair of Wii U headsets to the show anyway. We dropped by the outfit's booth to take a peek, finding seemingly empty boxes in lieu of product. Turns out...
Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa and N11 stereo Wii U headsets hands-on (video)

Songza for iOS updated with shake-to-play, improved HQ Audio and playback, more

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Popular music streaming service Songza for iOS updated to version 3.0 today featuring significant performance improvements and a few new features. Users can now shake their device while on Songza’s concierge page, which allows you to make a playlist based on your activities like studying or working out. Pretty...
Songza for iOS updated with shake-to-play, improved HQ Audio and playback, more

Keith Richards: Apple's iPod shortchanges customers

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The Rolling Stones legend doesn't own an iPod and doesn't want one. He believes the sound quality just isn't all that. Let's hear it for the CD. [Read more]...
Keith Richards: Apple's iPod shortchanges customers

Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

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Beats Electronics has finally acquired subscription music service MOG. “Beats was created as a response to the complete erosion of the music experience,” Beats' president and chief operating officer Luke Wood told USA Today. “Our whole reason for starting Beats was to try to bring emotion back into that...
Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

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ShowScoop launched its so-called ‘Yelp for live music’ online service last summer, serving up a Web app to help gig-goers assess which bands and artists can really cut it on stage. Well, now it has officially landed on mobile too, in the form of an iOS app called ShowScoop Concerts....
ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

How to improve sound quality in iTunes

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With a few preferences and equalizer changes you can greatly enhance the sound of your iTunes library [Read more]...
How to improve sound quality in iTunes

Review: Definitive Technology's Sound Cylinder delivers premium audio at a premium price

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When Apple switched to the proprietary Lightning protocol with its latest salvo of iOS device launches, many users were pushed toward Bluetooth solutions in lieu of true Lightning-capable speakers, but compromises in sound quality provided for less-than-stellar performance. Definitive Technology looks to change that with its new Sound Cylinder, a...
Review: Definitive Technology's Sound Cylinder delivers premium audio at a premium price
Libratone Zipp is the first and only AirPlay speaker that doesn't need a Wi-Fi network

Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

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Whenever we review tablets, the section on audio quality is usually short, and it usually goes something like this: "The quality is tinny and the volume is low, especially since the speakers are located on the back side." (Translation: What did you expect, people?") That's a shame, given how...
Dolby Digital Plus coming soon to tablets, we go ears-on (video)

These $1,000 ceramic speakers from Joey Roth are the "anti-Jambox" approach

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With very few exceptions, speakers are designed to be somewhat utilitarian devices. But what happens when a designer just happens to also have a passion for superior audio? You get Joey Roth, and his ceramic speakers; a $1,000 audio product that sounds every bit as exceptional as it looks. I’ve...
These $1,000 ceramic speakers from Joey Roth are the "anti-Jambox" approach

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

HTC One X+ review: it's the One X, and then some

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A spec bump in the middle of a product cycle? All the cool cats do it these days, even if they risk alienating customers who just bought what they thought was this year's flagship device. HTC has actually played this game for a while, first with the Sensation XE,...
HTC One X+ review: it's the One X, and then some

Apple's new EarPods will ship with iPhone 5, new iPods

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Apple has redesigned the headphones that will ship with its portable devices for greater comfort and sound quality, and the new EarPods will be available with the iPhone 5 and its new iPod lineup, and will also be available for purchase separately....
Apple's new EarPods will ship with iPhone 5, new iPods
Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review: the ultimate A/V conferencing setup

A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

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In today’s tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple’s iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an innovative, must-have device in a once-unexciting category. That was three years ago. Now, a company that made its name with high-end consumer electronics wants...
A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water
Looking for Android differentiation, HTC may launch a streaming music service

Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design

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When I reviewed Nocs's $70 NS200 Aluminum ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ), I found that the Swedish company's penchant for minimalism had resulted in a clean, but somewhat generic, design and that the sound quality, while unobjectionable, wasn't particularly compelling, either. Nocs recently sent Macworld the...
Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design
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