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Apple’s long-delayed BeatsX wireless headphones will be released February 10

Following the delay of both the latest from Beats By Dre and its own AirPods, Apple will finally begin selling the BeatsX on February 10.
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Being a Plex user gets even easier thanks to the service's new Alexa skill

Today Plex launched a new skill for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices that allows you to control the service using nothing but your voice.
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Pioneer’s latest 2-channel receiver features hi-res audio, Chromecast

Pioneer has launched its latest network stereo receiver, the Elite SX-S30, complete with support for hi-res audio and Chromecast built-in.
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Oppo’s Sonica DAC converter provides high-quality sound, connectivity

The Oppos Sonica DAC combines a high quality digital-to-analog converter with a vast array of both wired and wireless connectivity options.
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Comcast is bringing Xfinity TV to Roku, but you’ll still need your cable box

If you are both an Xfinity TV subscriber and an owner of one or more Roku players, you'll soon have one less remote to keep track of.
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Creative unveils improved Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition gaming headset

Today Creative unveiled the Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition gaming headset, which offers even better performance than the original.
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Tekoia’s Sure Universal Remote adds OCF support for smart home devices (Update)

It's no fun to lose your remote, but Tekoia's updated SURE Universal Remote app for iOS, Android, and OCF means you won't be left hanging.

Doppler Labs’ Here One AR earbuds will begin shipping on February 21

After being delayed into 2017, Doppler Labs’ Here One augmented reality earbuds will begin shipping on February 21.
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The Rockit Log Bluetooth speaker gives new life, sweet sound to reclaimed wood

Designed by former professional soccer star Jay DeMerit and made from reclaimed wood, the Rockit Log Bluetooth speaker has a unique look.
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The Vifa Oslo Bluetooth speaker packs high-end audio into a minimalist design

Vifa's drivers have been found inside high-end audio gear for some time now, but the company has finally put them into a product of its own.
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Chromecast multiroom, Google Home integration coming to LG’s Music Flow speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers launched without multiroom Chromecast audio, but they are finally getting it, along with Google Home.
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Netflix subscriber numbers balloon thanks to its international expansion

Netflix has released its fourth-quarter earnings report, revealing subscriber numbers that vastly outpaced Wall Street expectations.
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Want to watch Hulu content without an internet connection? That day is coming

Following Netflix’s introduction of offline playback last year, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins says his streaming service will be following suit.
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Yamaha’s latest headphones include its ‘most accurate’ pair to date

Yamaha has announced two new studio monitor headphones in the HPH-MT5 and the HPH-MT8, which it says are its most accurate to date.
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Vizio SmartCast TVs and speaker systems are now compatible with Google Home

Vizio's SmartCast TVs and speaker systems are now smarter than ever with the addition of Google Home integration.
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Roku’s updated mobile app lets us see what’s on with a single button tap

Roku has released an update for its mobile app with a new feature dubbed "What's On" that makes finding something to watch even easier.
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Despite its problems, DirecTV Now topped 200K subscribers in its first month

DirecTV Now launched on November 30, and by December 31 the live TV streaming service had already gained more than 200,000 subscribers.

Amazon launches its first self-branded streaming channel, Anime Strike

Amazon has launched its first self-branded subscription streaming channel, Anime Strike, with more planned to come later this year.
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Sonos co-founder John MacFarlane announces he is stepping down as CEO

After spending 14 years with the company, Sonos CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane has announced that he is stepping down from his role.
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Vizio’s updated SmartCast app is simpler to use, with better recommendations

Vizio released an updated version of its SmartCast app today that aims to be simpler and easier to use, with more content recommendations.
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Pioneer’s new Elite FS-EB70 network soundbar features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Dolby Atmos soundbars were some of the hottest items at this year’s CES, and Pioneer was there with one of its own, the new Elite FS-EB70.
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Beyerdynamic unveils new version of its MMX 300 gaming headset, coming in February

Beyerdynamic revealed the second generation of its popular MMX 300 gaming headset at CES 2017. It's been updated with new features.
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LG’s Tim Alessi discusses Wallpaper TV, and ‘all the wonderful things OLED can do’

Tim Alessi, LG’s senior director of product marketing, joined us to talk about LG's new wallpaper OLED TV and its latest Super UHD TVs.
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Onkyo’s new SBT-A500 soundbar combines a low profile with Dolby Atmos sound

At CES this week, Onkyo unveiled its new SBT-A500 Network Surround Soundbar, which combines a low profile with impressive audio performance.
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Sennheiser hauls three sexy new pairs of wireless cans to CES 2017

At CES, Sennheiser debuted its HD 1 In-Ear Wireless headphones, which use a neckbud-style design, plus two new pairs of wireless over-ears.
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Speak Music’s Melody lets music lovers request songs using their voice

Speak Music unveiled a new app called Melody this week that aims to provide music lovers with the ultimate hands-free listening experience.
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Beyerdynamic’s Custom Game headset has adjustable sound right on board

Beyerdynamic's Custom series of customizable headphones is getting a new member of the family with the Custom Game gaming headset.
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SoundCast VG7 omnidirectional speaker sounds as good outdoors as it does indoors

After unveiling its $150 waterproof VG1 Bluetooth speaker late last year, SoundCast is again expanding its VGX line with the omnidirectional VG7.
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Braven’s new Ready line of rugged speakers is perfect for the great outdoors

While Braven took a new step with its first ever-sport-focused wireless earbuds earlier this week,it has now unveiled a new line of Bluetooth speakers.
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LG’s stunning Wallpaper OLED TV is already up for pre-order at Best Buy

LG wowed everyone at CES with its ultra-thin Wallpaper OLED TV, and it’s already available for pre-order via Best Buy to anyone with $8,000.
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Polk Audio’s Signa S1 soundbar costs under $200 and won’t take up much space

Following its recently released MagniFi Mini, Polk Audio unveiled the new Signa S1 soundbar, which is both compact and affordable, at CES 2017.
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Sony brings Dolby Atmos surround sound to its new soundbar and A/V receiver

Sony is taking audio just as seriously as its TVs and other home theater gear at CES 2017, showing off a new Dolby Atmos soundbar and A/V receiver.
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Philips brings Dolby Vision HDR to new TVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players

Philips is hitting CES 2017 in a big way, unveiling new Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K HDR TVs complete with Dolby Vision at CES 2017.
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Crosley shows off its vinyl jukebox and new C20 turntable at CES 2017

Not os Crosley Radio debuting a new model in its C-Series line of turntables t CES, but it's also showing a preview of its vinyl jukebox.