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Google's Pixel Buds Aren't Even Close to Being Good

There was always something off about the Pixel Buds . Google released the smart, wireless headphones a full year after Apple released the AirPods. But the Pixel Buds aren’t exactly wireless, and they’re not exactly smart, either. In fact, after spending a few days with the product, I’m prepared to say it: the Pixel… Read…

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Guidemaster: Finding good wireless headphones in a sea of compromises

Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Even as Bluetooth headphones continue to skyrocket in popularity, the state of wireless exercise headphones remains a bit hairy. Though the benefits of Bluetooth seem perfectly suited for the gym, and while there’s no shortage of demand for an uncompromised set of wireless workout headphones, the ideal pair always appears to be just out of reach….

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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…

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Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony

It’s rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It’s even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. And yet, here we are. Sony’s already incredible MDR-1000X wireless, adaptive noise-cancelling headphones got an upgrade earlier this year and dropped the price to $350. I’ve been testing the new… Read more… Read…

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Bose takes on Apple AirPods with 'true wireless' headphones

Whether or not you think Apple AirPods look silly , you can’t question their popularity. Demand has outpaced supply for much of their nine-month existence, fueling both Apple’s bottom line and the market for “true wireless” earphones — models where there’s no wire connecting the two earbuds. Competition in that market is heating up, though,…

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Bose debuts new Google Assistant-optimized noise cancelling headphones

 Bose’s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company’s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans. Google worked with Bose to create the new headphones, the company explained in a new blog post, helping to “optimize” the audio accessory for Assistant, Google’s virtual…

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Bose's Google Assistant headphones reportedly appear in the wild (but you can't buy them yet)

Google is expected to bring its voice assistant directly to headphones — and the first pair of cans with the AI helper might have accidentally hit store shelves before an official announcement could even be made.    Multiple pairs of Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones have been spotted at Best Buy stores, according to…

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Amazon’s Alexa now lets you control music in multiple rooms

Amazon announced today that it’s rolling out the ability to sync music between multiple devices — like the Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show. The new Multi-Room Music feature can either sync music across multiple devices or specify where you want to play music, so you can say, “Alexa, play Donny Hathaway upstairs” or “Alexa,…