US-Based Speaker Manufacturing Could Go Away Entirely If Chinese Trade Tariffs Continue, CEO Says

The Misco speaker company is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But CEO Dan Dirge warns the company’s future is uncertain due to aggressive Chinese tariffs. Misco employs about 100 people in the Minneapolis area and manufacturers speaker… Continue Reading

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AirPods Account for 50% of All Wireless Headphones, According to Latest Estimates

Apple’s AirPods dominate the ‘hearables’ market, according to a new report. The company is expected to retain its 50% market share throughout the holiday season. Apple is expected to ship 60 million AirPods wireless earphones in 2019,… Continue Reading

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The 2019 Gift Guide — Digital Music News

The Digital Music News 2019 gift guide.  Disclaimer: None of the links in this article are affiliate links. We do not earn anything if you choose to purchase any of these items. All of the companies with products listed in this list either generously p… Continue Reading

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Apple Announces AirPods Pro With Noise Cancellation ⁠— Priced at $249

Apple has revealed the long-rumored AirPods Pro today. These premium earbuds feature active noise cancellation and are up for pre-order today. Long-standing rumors suggested Apple would host an end of October hardware event. However, the AirPods Pro we… Continue Reading

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Sony Officially Launches ‘360 Reality Audio’ With the Xperia 1 Smartphone

Sony officially launched its 360 Reality Audio format this week with a special event in New York. The event showcased Sony’s latest smartphone – the Xperia 1 – and Sony’s new audio format. Sony says the new format uses object-based spatial … Continue Reading

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Spotify Handing Out Google Home Mini Speakers to Premium Subscribers

Spotify is bringing back its free smart speaker offer to all new and existing Spotify Premium members. All premium individual and family plans are eligible to receive a new Google Home Mini. Spotify says the offer is available “while supplies las… Continue Reading

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Spotify Is Handing Out Google Home Mini Speakers to Premium Subscribers

Spotify is bringing back its free smart speaker offer to all new and existing Spotify Premium members. All premium individual and family plans are eligible to receive a new Google Home Mini. Spotify says the offer is available “while supplies las… Continue Reading

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Apple Could Be Launching ‘Airpods Pro’ Headphones Before Halloween

Apple’s long-rumored noise-cancelling AirPods might finally arrive before Halloween. We covered a report from Bloomberg about the existence of noise-cancelling AirPods earlier this year. Initially, they were slated for launch this year before the… Continue Reading

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Review: Q Acoustic Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers

A wallet-friendly pair of bookshelf speakers with great sound. I was recently sent a pair of speakers from Q Acoustic. Previously, I’d tested and reviewed Q Acoustics’ 3020 and 2020 speakers and thought they were great for their respective … Continue Reading

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