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Hands-on review: JBL Tune 220TWS
Another great part of the design is the earbuds themselves. Most other earbuds on the market can’t be worn for more than two hours at a time because of the amount of pressure they put on ear canals. Thankfully, the JBL Tune 220 were designed with all-day wear in mind.
Global shipments of smart audio devices reach 96.2 million - Canalys
Strong growth was driven by smartphone vendors Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and others, as well as audio brands that pivoted to the true wireless stereo category more aggressively in the quarter.
Sony announces the WF-SP800N Sport headphones
Promising a battery life of up to nine hours between charges, you will likely want to keep wearing them after your workout, especially when you see some of their noise-cancelling features.
Soundvision solutions head Down Under with new distie
The professional audio vendor has formed an exclusive distribution agreement with Leader for the whole of Australia.
Hands on review: AirFly Pro - the Bluetooth tool you didn’t know you needed
Have you ever turned on the TV late at night while your flatmates are asleep and thought, ‘I wish I can just connect my AirPods or my wireless headphones to the TV?’ The AirFly Pro does just that.
The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM: Big sound in a little shoebox?
Oskar Howell spoke to UE principal product manager Doug Ebert about UE’s latest speaker, and how UE plans to change the sound system landscape.
Head to Head: Jaybird Vista True Wireless vs Razer Hammerhead True Wireless
With the release of the Apple Airpods, wireless earphones have experienced a renaissance. Oskar Howell picks up two of the market leaders to see how they fared when put head to head.
Hands-on review: Sennheiser Ambeo Sound Bar
The thirteen drivers will have your sound bouncing off your walls while placing you in the centre of all the action.
Machine learning to grow innovation as smart personal device market peaks
"These changes will accelerate in the next five years while technology advancements like machine learning and smart assistants will bring more radical innovations."
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar marks the audio expert’s foray into home theatre
The AMBEO Soundbar is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualisation technology which was jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS.
Panasonic brings back high-spec audio brand, Technics
The top-end audio range of headphones, speakers and turntables return to New Zealand.
Google launches four new home products
Google has made a bunch of announcements around the Nest Mini, Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and the Pixel 4 this week – here’s a quick roundup of what you need to know.
Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
Bose revamps iconic QuietComfort headphones
The Bose 700s use the next-generation Bose noise cancellation for improved noise reduction and sophisticated electronic circuitry that eliminates the “hiss” regularly heard in other headphones.
Bose engineers 14 speakers for Chevrolet's 2020 Corvette Stingray
Bose says this is the ‘most powerful and highest performing sound system ever for a sports car'.
Startup launches AI-powered music curation service
Dubbed DIY AI, the service allows users to input a link to a song of their choosing, and within approximately 10 seconds Musiio will generate at least eight custom tags, including genre, BPM, key, and mood.
Sound masking tech vendor signs with A/NZ distributor
Jands is now the exclusive distributor of Cambridge Sound Management products in the region.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
LG's latest phone uses the display as an audio amplifier
If you’re struggling to get your head around the idea of a phone’s display as an amplifier, we can't blame you.
Test $80,000 headphones at Sennheiser's new Sydney store
It wouldn’t be a shopping experience without a test of the Sennheiser HE1, a set of high-end headphones with a price tag of AU$80,000.
Wellingtonians win Emmy Award for sound production tool
A Wellington post-production sound team has been awarded an Emmy for its contributions to the TV industry.
Bose reveals its latest smart speaker and soundbar lineup
Home entertainment and audio pioneer Bose has released a new wireless speaker and two smart soundbars to mark its next chapter in home audio history.
Calling all tech companies - The AFP are on the hunt for a new partnership
“The technology will also provide for ACT Policing to meet its need for a self-service online reporting capability.”
This device will turn your car into a giant boombox
"Inspired by the functional principle of string instruments, Continental aims to reinvent the car audio system..."