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How to listen to any song in Spatial Audio in iOS 15

Spatial Audio has arrived on iOS devices, but how do you know if you're playing Apple songs in Spatial Audio? Here's how to enable it and what to watch for.
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The best video game soundtracks of all time

Video game music has evolved along with the decades, resulting in a range of genres and styles. Here's our list of the best video game soundtracks of all time.
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Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro are Jabra's latest wireless buds, touting premium sound and excellent features. But can they stack up to Bose's QuietComfort Earbuds?
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How many iconic Apple sounds can you recognize in this clever music track?

Apple kicked off Monday’s keynote with a clever music track made up entirely of sounds from its diverse range of gadgets released over the last 45 years.
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Hands-on review: Apple’s head-tracking for music is one weird trip

What happens when you add head-tracking to the already immersive audio experience of Dolby Atmos Music? We put Apple's tech to the test.
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You can now buy an Amazon Echo Studio With Billie Eilish’s face on it

Billie Eilish has legions of faithful fans and those people can now buy a version of the Amazon Echo Studio speaker with the singer's face on it.
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AirPods, Beats owners can get Apple Music free for 6 months

If you're yet to try out Apple's music streaming service and you own one of its audio devices, you may be able to take advantage of a special offer.
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It’s official: You don’t need to spend more than $100 on true wireless earbuds

Not long ago, you needed to spend more than $200 on true wireless earbuds to get top-tier features like ANC and wireless charging. Those days are long gone.
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Spotify now powers Delta Air Lines’ seatback music

Delta Air Lines and Spotify have teamed up to power the carrier's in-flight setback music experience.
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Spotify could launch its HiFi lossless audio tier any day now

In February, Spotify announced its plans to launch a lossless audio tier called Spotify HiFi. Now, a newly discovered video suggests the launch could be soon.
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Plex’s Super Sonic neural A.I. analyzes your music to find hidden connections

If you spend a lot of time listening to your own music instead of streaming music, Plex has a new way for you to discover similarities within your collection.
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Spotify Plus might give free users unlimited track skipping for $1 per month

Spotify appears to be testing out a new paid plan that would give listeners direct access to songs and unlimited track skipping for just a buck a month.
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Watch this young Paul McCartney deepfake turn into Beck

Paul McCartney is 79 but in his latest music video released just a few days ago he’s been cleverly “de-aged” to appear as the fresh-faced Beatle of yesteryear.
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MIT Media Lab’s new knitted keyboard showcases the power of smart textiles

Despite the fact that it's made entirely out of soft, pliable fabrics, MIT's knitted keyboard is even more expressive and capable than a normal keyboard.
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Dolby Atmos Music through Apple’s $549 headphones left us shrugging

We take Apple Music's new Dolby Atmos spatial audio catalog of tracks for a spin to see if the immersive format actually delivers a better music experience.
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Just wait. Apple’s shocking audio mistake is part of a much bigger plan

Apple's lossless audio addition to Apple Music came as a shocker: Its AirPods wireless headphones aren't compatible. Is Apple crazy? Yes. Crazy like a fox.
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The best hi-res audio and music download sites

Music connoisseurs relish HD and hi-res audio, but scouring the web for the best streaming and downloading sites can be a pain. Luckily, we've done it for you.
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You won’t need 17 speakers to appreciate Dolby Atmos in Apple Music

Apple's planned addition of Dolby Atmos Music tracks to Apple Music is going to be a game-changer for musicians and music lovers alike.
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Why the best device for Apple’s lossless music will be an Android phone

Apple could be about to launch a hi-fi lossless tier on Apple Music. Here's why the company's own devices are less than ideal for wireless hi-fi audio.

How to access the iTunes Store in MacOS

With the changes Apple has been making to MacOS, finding the iTunes Store to buy music works differently now. Here's where the iTunes Store is now located.
Apple Music City Charts

From NYC to Seattle, Apple’s City Charts show which tunes have residents rockin’

Apple Music is bringing more local flavor to its charts feature with a new City Charts section. It captures the daily top 25 tracks for more than 100 cities.

How to convert WMA to MP3

MP3 files are much easier to play on different devices. To make the switch to a more versatile format, here's a guide on how to convert WMA to MP3 in a flash.
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Now you can chat with music legends from the comfort of your couch

A new kind of virtual experience has the potential to revolutionize how music stars and other famous folks interact with their fans.
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Windows 10X has reportedly been pushed back to later in 2021

After rumors indicated Windows 10X could arrive this spring, it's now looking as though Microsoft might not be ready to release the OS until later this year.
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How to share your iTunes library

Learn how to share your iTunes library with almost any device in our simple and quick tutorial. You can do so by either enabling Home Sharing or using an app.
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The best iTunes alternatives for Mac

iTunes is dead, but you’re not stuck with the trio of apps Apple plans to replace it with. Browse our list of the best iTunes alternatives to find what’s best.
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Best free YouTube downloaders

Looking for a way to download YouTube videos and avoid streaming issues? These downloaders offer ways to save and customize YouTube videos.
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Amazon Music becomes a shopping experience for music fans

Bands that stream their music via Amazon Music now have a new way to make money thanks to a new shopping integration within the Amazon Music mobile app.
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Lime’s retired e-bike batteries find second life in Bluetooth speakers

Urban mobility company Lime has teamed up with a U.K.-based sustainable design startup to transform its retired e-bike batteries into Bluetooth speakers.
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The best free music download sites that are totally legal

Even in the streaming era, it can be tough to find free music without breaking the law. Here, we've highlighted a few places where you can pick up free tunes.

Spotify vs. Pandora

Spotify vs. Pandora -- which music streaming platform is best for you? From visual interface to music discovery features, we'll help you weigh these two giants.

The 15 best movies about music

Want movies that rock in more ways than one? Here are the best movies about music and musicians we could find.
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The best free music players for Windows PCs

If you have a lot of downloaded music on your computer that you want to play, organize and manage, we've rounded up the best free media players to choose from.
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The best free music-making software

Need music-making software but can't afford the steep prices? Beginners and experts may want to consider our picks for the best free music-making software.