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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 >>

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The New Beats Pill+ Looks Like a Rip-Off

The latest addition to the Beats lineup, the Pill+ Bluetooth speaker looks familiar. As tech blogs breathlessly report on the brand’s first speaker since it was acquired by Apple, it seems immediately apparent that Beats has built yet another overpriced object that lacks the best features of its competitors. Read More >>

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Radio 1 “Not Scared” of Apple Music Beats 1 Radio

The boss of our youth-focussed national radio station doesn't think Apple's about to come along and eat his packed lunch, with Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper seeming to relish the enhanced profile that listening to rolling music is going to get, now Apple's trying to pretend it's just invented the idea of live radio and DJs talking between songs. Read More >>

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Dr Dre: The Hip-Hop Maverick Beating the Tech Titans at Their Own Game

If you know anything about Dr Dre, it is that he was “Straight Outta Compton”. Real name Andre Romelle Young, Dre was born there in 1965 and attended school in the city. During his high school years however, and following his mum remarrying, his family moved out to the suburbs to get away from the gang violence. When he was 17, Dre fathered his son Curtis, from whom he would remain estranged until the child was 20. Read More >>

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Apple Streaming Service Will Launch Today at WWDC, Says Sony Exec

Apple's long-awaited, Beats-powered Spotify rival is ready to bolt, according to executives at music label Sony. With the Cupertino company gearing up for its annual WWDC conference today, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris has told guests at the Midem Music Industry Festival that the unveiling of Apple's Beats fuelled service will take place at the event. Read More >>