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Beats Turned a Corner With Its New Noise Canceling Headphones

Just four short years ago, we were warning you about Beats. Folks were tearing apart old sets of Solo headphones to find bad build quality and extra metal pieces that were seemingly there only to make the headphones a little heavier. Rude! As Beats released new models over time, we fretted about how flimsy Beats were, despite the high price tag. But now, Beats headphones are being reborn under the guardianship of Apple’s industrial design team. This resurrection doesn’t come cheap, but it is impressive. Read More >>

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Apple Finally Made Beats Look Good

Beats just announced the all-new, noise-cancelling Solo Wireless headphones, and they are, by many measures, beautiful. These represent the first Beats headphones to be completely redesigned under the supervision of Apple. (The new Powerbeats Pro were the first earbuds.) That Apple oversight goes a long way. Read More >>

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These Are the Very Best Truly Wireless Earbuds

Deciding which of the many sets of truly wireless earbuds to buy can feel like a daunting task. Unless you’re one of those people who believes the AirPods hype, in which case the decision might seem very easy. Don’t be that person. Read More >>

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AirPods are Rubbish Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro

The only earbuds more recognisable than the tortured white teardrops that are AirPods might be Powerbeats. These things look like rubberised hoop earrings glued to plastic boxes, flipped upside down and strung together with a naff wire. Well, at least they used to look like that. Beats just released a new truly wireless model called Powerbeats Pro, and they feel like a revelation. I can’t believe how much I like these earbuds and want to wear them and don’t even feel embarrassed when I do. Read More >>

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The New Truly Wireless Powerbeats Pro Seem Like the Better AirPods We’ve Wanted All Long

If the second generation of AirPods seemed underwhelming, the new Powerbeats Pro by Beats might just get your blood moving. They’re truly wireless earbuds designed for sports and equipped with the new Apple-made H1 chip, superior sound quality, as well as an eye-popping nine hours of battery life. In other words, the Powerbeats Pro earbuds can do everything the new AirPods can—but better. Read More >>

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The Very Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you ever fly on aeroplanes, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you work in an open plan office, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. If you ever feel the world is attacking your ears, you probably need noise-cancelling headphones. Therapy might help but try noise-cancelling headphones first. They’re really good these days! Read More >>

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The Best Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

Admit it: you need to get some wireless headphones. With the technology getting so good and with headphone jacks disappearing, it just makes sense to invest in a future without wires if like listening to music or watching videos or just making the outside world less loud. How you use your headphones ought to inform which ones you get, of course. And that’s what this guide is for. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Upgrade Your Cheap, Crappy Earbuds

Listen, I get it. Your phone came with a pair of earbuds, and you’ve been using them every day, because they’re fine. Things could be so much better, my friend. Sometimes in life, it’s worth splurging on on a thing you use a lot. And upgrading from your tinny, terrible earbuds to proper headphones is one of those times. Read More >>

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We’re Almost Certainly Getting Some New AirPods—What Will They Be?

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple, after the runaway success of its AirPods, is working on more than one addition to its line of headphones. A new pair of higher-end AirPods are rumoured to debut in 2019, along with a pair of over-ear headphones. That’s a ways away, and Apple still owes us a few previously announced products, but the thought of some new wireless earbuds has me pretty excited about Apple’s in-house audio line. It also means I should probably start saving up now, because Apple’s reportedly going to charge a premium for its most interesting upgrades. Read More >>

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The Best Beats Alternative Just Got Better

A couple years ago, I declared the JBL Everest Elite 700 the best alternative to the pricier, trickier Beats. They sound great, cost less, and even look a heck of a lot like the Beats Studio Wireless. Now, JBL has released a new model that offers even more—the Everest Elite 750NC—and boy, are they excellent. Read More >>

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The Beats X Earbuds Are AirPods For People Who Like to Move

Last Autumn, Apple killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and tried to convince us all that we would be much happier with Bluetooth headphones instead. Apple’s flagship solution for all of that woe came by the way of the AirPods, £160 headphones with absolutely no wires. For the price, I like AirPods, but they aren’t without problems. Fortunately, the Apple-owned Beats has a solution for users who want Bluetooth headphones without those problems, and it comes by way of the new £130 Beats X earbuds. Read More >>

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This Mechanical Beat Machine Filled with Random Things for Instruments Is So Fun

I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns.” Read More >>

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Apple Music Might Be Getting New Beats Radio Stations

Apple has filed trademark applications for Beats 2, Beats 3, Beats 4, and Beats 5. That would be four more stations—Does anybody out there even listen to Beats 1? Read More >>

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Beats Music Will Die a Sad, Lonely Death Later This Month

The writing has been on the wall for Beats Music ever since Apple bought the company and launched its own streaming service, Apple Music. The end is now coming: on November 25th, the not-quite-two-year-old service will end. Read More >>

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Apple’s Beats Pill+ App is its Second-Ever Piece of Android Software

Apple just launched its second-ever Android app, and it’s to help you control the new Beats Pill+ speaker. Read More >>