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Denon DNP-2000NE network media player.

Denon updates its network streamer with HDMI and big price bump

The Denon DNP-2000NE might be the spitting image of the DNP-800NE, but under the hood and around the back, the two are very different, just like their prices.
Amazon Fire TV Channels.

Amazon Fire TV Channels brings even more free TV to the platform

Amazon Fire TV Channels brings a new era of ad-support series and movies front and center on the streaming platform.
Amazon Freevee app on a TV.

More than 100 Amazon Originals head to Amazon Freevee

Amazon is making more than 100 Amazon Originals available on the free ad-supported service known as Amazon Freevee.
Sony A80L 4K OLED TV.

Sony releases its 2023 TV prices with one very big exception

Sony TV fans can now see just how much a new 2023 model will run them and when they'll be able to buy one – except for the company's flagship QD-OLED TV.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 in natural aluminum/light oak.

B&O’s picnic basket speaker pumps out 280 watts of power while it charges your phone

Danish audio firm Bang & Olufsen's latest speaker might look like a picnic basket, but under its wooden grille lurks four amps, drivers, and 280 watts of power.
Beats Studio Buds+.

Beats Studio Buds+ revealed in now-removed Amazon listing

Apple’s Beats Studio Buds+ will come in a rather striking transparent option, according to a listing on Amazon on Tuesday that’s now been removed.
Dyson Zone worn by two models.

Dyson’s bonkers air-purifying headphones hit the U.S. for $949

Dyson has managed to marry a set of noise-canceling wireless headphones with an air purifier, so obviously you're going to buy them for $949, right?
Spotify Premium on an iPhone.

Spotify still growing, still losing money — and still without a hi-res option

Spotify HiFi is still nowhere to be found, a quarter of the way through 2023. While it may still be in the works, one can make an argument that it's not needed.
Nakamichi Dragon soundbar with subwoofers and Omni Motion Reference surrounds.

Nakamichi’s wild Dragon 11.4.6 Dolby Atmos soundbar goes up for preorder this week

Nakamichi's huge, 3,000-watt, 11.4.6-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar – aptly named the Dragon – is available for preorder on April 26.
Sonos Era 100, close up on logo and indicator light.

Sonos problems? A new Wi-Fi router might be the answer

Sonos wireless speakers are awesome when they work, and infuriating when they don't. But the problem might not be your Sonos gear at all.
YouTube TV on Apple TV.

YouTube TV details fixes for audio sync, better 1080p quality

YouTube TV is testing a higher bit rate on 1080p video and squashing a number of other bugs, all ahead of a major milestone this fall.
How to Get Rich on Netflix.

The Great Netflix Password Crackdown is still happening

Netflix says it still plans on rolling out new account-sharing rules by the end of June in hopes to get more people to actually pay for service.
Netflix final DVD envelope.

Netflix will ship its final DVDs this fall

Netflix will stop shipping DVDs and Blu-rays at the end of September 2023, ending a 25-year run that ultimately led it to become the global streaming leader.
Store manager using Sonos Pro to control a local speaker.

Sonos could soon be the soundtrack for your next shopping trip

Sonos Pro is a new subscription service that lets companies with multiple locations manage all of their Sonos products from a central dashboard.
xMEMS Cowell silicon driver.

Your next earbuds could have speakers built like microchips

The first earbuds to use MEMS drivers are about to go on sale, marking a radical change in how these devices are built.
best buy offers free tidal with select products

Tidal CEO says hi-res lossless is coming, raising doubts about MQA

The announcement may mean that Tidal is considering dropping the MQA format now that the U.K. company has filed for bankruptcy.
Master & Dynamic Lamborghini collection of headphones.

Master & Dynamic adds Lamborghini editions of its best headphones

M&D is back with another Lamborghini collaboration, this time centered on its current flagships, the MW75, MW08 Sport, and MG20 wireless headphones.
Apple TV's multiview feature as seen with Friday Night Baseball.

Apple TV’s multiview feature is now live in beta

The Apple TV app now has a multiview feature on Apple TV hardware running the tvOS 16.5 beta.
The Technics SU-GX70 Network Audio Amplifier.

Technics’ new SU-GX70 streaming amp plays nice with TV audio

Japanese hi-fi audio maker Technics has announced a powerful, connection-rich network amplifier that integrates HDMI ARC for the first time.
Hed Unity hi-res Wi-Fi wireless headphones.

$2,199 Hed Unity Wi-Fi headphones are the first to offer lossless hi-res audio

The Hed Unity don't look like ordinary wireless headphones and at $2,199 they aren't priced like any either. But with lossless hi-res, they're unique.
Max streaming service logo.

4K video will cost more on the new Max streaming service

If you want to stream anything on Max in 4K resolution, you're going to have to pay a few extra dollars each month.
Shot from the Max event.

New Max streaming service combines HBO Max and Discovery on May 23

The new Max streaming service — the combination of HBO Max and Discovery — will be available on May 23, execs said during the launch event.
Sony MDR-MV1 open-back studio headphones.

Sony goes open-back with the MDR-MV1 studio monitors designed for spatial audio

Sony's new headphones are a real departure for the company, with an open-back design it says will help audio pros hear all the nuances of spatial audio.
Google TV live guide.

Google TV adds even more free TV to its live guide

Google TV has added Tubi, Plex, and Haystack News listings to its live guide, joining Pluto as part of the built-in free offerings.
YouTube Premium on iPhone.

YouTube gives iOS users another reason to pay for Premium

YouTube Premium now supports higher 1080p bit rates for iOS, and added a few more features to help sweeten the extra cost.
T-Mobile 5G nationwide network advertisement.

T-Mobile customers will get free MLB.TV through 2028

T-Mobile customers will get MLB.TV for free through 2028, thanks to a new partnership with Major League Baseball.
NuraTrue Pro.

Denon snaps up Nura, says new personalized-sound earbuds arriving this year

In something of a surprise move, home audio brand, Denon, has acquired Nura, an Australian maker of headphones and earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 sitting beside iPhone 14 and charging case.

This touchscreen AirPods case is the worst thing I’ve seen all week

A new Apple patent has revealed an AirPods case with a built-in touchscreen. And I have just one question. Why?
Astell&Kern SR35 digital audio player with earbuds.

Astell&Kern gives its new entry-level digital audio player some premium features

A&K has improved the features you can expect on its most affordable portable. The $799 SR35 comes with quad DACs and tons of power.
PSB M4U 9 wireless ANC headphones and M4U TWM wireless earbuds.

Niche Canadian company takes on Sony with new wireless earbuds and headphones

PSB has updated its flagship wireless noise-canceling headphones and introduced a new set of planar-based wireless earbuds.
Skullcandy Grind Haze earbuds.

Skullcandy honors Purple Haze weed with its latest 4/20 earbuds

Skullcandy is back with another 420-edition set of earbuds – this time inspired by a famous strain of cannabis.
Sony WF-C700 with charging case.

Sony debuts the WF-C700N, its most affordable noise-canceling earbuds

Sony has brought the price of active noise cancellation down to $120 with the WF-C700N, its latest wireless earbuds.
Kendal Roy (Jeremy Strong) in Succession on HBO.

What earbuds was Kendal Roy wearing in Succession season 4, episode 2?

Kendal Roy definitely knows his status symbols in the HBO series Succession. And that includes his earbuds in season 4.
Pantheone Obsidian in white being held by a woman.

Pantheone’s Obsidian smart speaker puts Alexa in a sharp new body

Just as much a work of sculptural art as it is a speaker, the Panethone Obsidian combines Amazon's Alexa with wireless multiroom audio.