‘Bone Conduction’ Headphones Don’t Go Over Your Ears — But How Do They Transmit Sound?

‘Bone conduction’ headphones are one of the strangest things you’ll try.  But they amazingly transmit audio while keeping your ear canal open to other noises. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on iTunes, S… Continue Reading

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Looks Like Microsoft Is Releasing an AirPods Competitor — ‘Surface Buds’

Noted Microsoft leaker Paul Thurrott believes that the company is working on a competitor to Apple’s AirPods. But is there room in the market for more competition? According to Paul Thurrott, the rumored Surface earbuds will feature Cortana integration… Continue Reading

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Amazon Unleashes Its Echo Link Amp for Hi-Fi Streaming Audio — Here’s a First Look

The Amazon Echo Link Amp is finally available for sale after it was announced in September last year. The $299 device brings internet-connected streaming to traditional speakers. The device features a 2-channel amplifier with up to 60W per channel.  Th… Continue Reading

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Ikea and Sonos Release Their ‘Symfonisk’ Line of Budget Wifi-Connected Speakers — Including a ‘Hidden’ Lamp Speaker

Ikea and Sonos have joined forces to create a lower-cost, Swedish-style speaker entry. Teasing early adopters with design images for months, the partners have released The Symfonisk — budget-friendly, ergonomic Wifi speakers sets coming in two models; … Continue Reading

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Amazon Prepares to Launch AirPod Competitor in Second Half of 2019

With the launch of its own AirPods, will Amazon successfully undercut Apple’s costly wireless headphones? Amazon has a new plan to compete with Apple. According to a new report, the e-commerce giant has prepared to unveil its own Alexa-powered wireless… Continue Reading

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YouTube Music Continues Its Google Home Expansion Into 10 More Countries

Google is well-known for introducing multiple versions of services and apps. YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music, but it lacked integration with Google Home.  YouTube Music also wasn’t available on Android Auto when the service launched, takin… Continue Reading

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YouTube Music Continues Its Google Home Expansion Into 10 More Countries

Google is well-known for introducing multiple versions of services and apps. YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music, but it lacked integration with Google Home.  YouTube Music also wasn’t available on Android Auto when the service launched, takin… Continue Reading

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Should You Spend $300 on Earplugs? A Review of the Etymotic Music Pro Electronic Earplugs

Premium Electronic Earplugs, The Etymotic Music Pro Ever wonder if it’s worth it to spend $300 smackeroonies on hearing protection for the loud things you may attend? Well, I had the opportunity to try out a pair of super-premium earplugs, so “look no … Continue Reading

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