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MWC 2018: Sony’s New Buds Have Holes in Them for Your Own Good

How many times have you seen this: a guy or gal walking down the street with one earbud in, while the other hangs loose around their shoulders and neck like some ridiculous techie bolo tie. If you’re like me, it’s a daily occurrence, and a sad symptom caused by design that doesn’t quite work. Read More >>

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New and Improved AirPods Could Be On Their Way

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is reporting that Apple has plans for some AirPods updates. If you’ve held off on purchasing the little Apple earrings because of connectivity or water resistance concerns, it’s time to get excited. Read More >>

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The Truly Wireless Earbuds You Should Buy Instead of AirPods

If you’d told me in 2007 that people would be walking around listening to music with wireless, popcorn-sized earbuds, I would have called you crazy. It is now 2017, and these futuristic little gadgets are a reality. But which ones are the best? Read More >>

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Sony’s Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future

When I first heard the pitch for the Sony WF-1000X, I thought I was hearing it wrong. Sony made a new set of wireless earbuds that aren’t just completely wireless—they also employ active noise-cancelling tech. This is a first for the wireless earbud industry, and let me be the first to tell you: It’s kind of awesome. Read More >>

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Watch Out AirPods, Here Comes Bose

Apple crushed a big problem when it released the AirPods. Companies had been trying—and failing—to build truly wireless earbuds for years. But then Apple showed up and was like, “Here they are!” Now, it’s Bose’s turn. The new SoundSport Free wireless earbuds are sleek, powerful, and dependable. The Bose buds can do things that the AirPods can’t. They’re also $250. A UK price hasn't yet been announced, but expect them to be quite a bit more expensive than a pair of AirPods. Read More >>

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Smart ‘IQbuds’ Promise to Help Filter Out the Sounds Around You

One of the big trends we’re expecting at CES 2017 are “truly wireless” earbuds, much like Apple’s AirPods. But unlike others out there, the IQbuds from startup Nuheara have a bit of a twist. IQbuds aren’t just truly wireless earbuds for music, they can also be used to augment the sound happening around you to dial-back ambient noise and elevate the sound of someone talking. Read More >>

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Sol Republic Amps Air Are Truly Wireless Earbuds That Kind of Suck

I had high hopes for Sol Republic’s new Amps Air truly wireless earbuds which debut today. Sol Republic has a long history of making low-priced gear that sounds pretty good, and with Apple’s AirPods delayed for the next little while, the Amps Air earbuds could be a good alternative, especially since they sell for just $180/£148. And then I put them in my ears. Read More >>

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Black AirPods Would Have Been Fantastic

No one batted an eye when Apple announced the AirPods, its horse in the wireless earbuds race, and the little phallic-looking things were completely white. It’s that familiar Apple white that’s been the company’s trademark since the iPod. Read More >>

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I Stuck Apple’s AirPods in My Ears and it Shockingly Wasn’t Terrible

Apple finally went through with it. It killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. In its place, you do have the option of using headphones that connect to the Lightning port. But Apple thinks the future is wireless headphones. And AirPods are its vision for that future. Read More >>

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Bose’s Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones Finally Go Wireless

Bose likes to talk about how they invented noise-cancelling headphones. While technically true, it didn’t seem to give them any advantage over the competition that’s now saturated store shelves with wireless ear gadgets of various kinds. But, finally, Bose is making its most popular noise-cancelling headphone, the QuietComforts, completely wireless. Read More >>