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Apple announces three new Beats headphones, all using its W1 chip

Apple's own AirPods might have gotten most of the audio-related attention at the company's event, but three new headphones from Beats were also announced.
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Fill your home with music with Vizio's new Crave series of SmartCast multiroom speakers

Following the unveiling of its SmartCast multiroom sound bars in June, Vizio has announced its new Crave Pro and Crave 360 Google Cast-enabled speakers.
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TiVo is working on a new DVR, but this one doesn’t plug into your TV

TiVo might have ended support for its original DVR earlier this month, but an FCC filing has revealed a brand new model in the works.
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Xiaomi poised to enter U.S. market in October with Android TV-powered 4K Mi Box

Following its debut at Google I/O earlier this year, Xiaomi's 4K Mi Box could launch as soon as next month, offering 4K and HDR for less than $100.
Amazon Fire TV

New Amazon update for Fire TV devices is a boon for Netflix and HBO customers

Amazon's latest update for its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices makes life much easier for users who make heavy use of Netflix, HBO Now, or HBO Go.
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Bowers & Wilkins' new P3 Series 2 headphones bring updated sound, refined look

Last week, Bowers & Wilkins clipped the wires from its P7 headphones, and now it has updated the award-winning P3 headphones with the new P3 Series 2.
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Sony debuts new Signature Series headphones, amplifier, and Walkman models

Sony kicked off its IFA 2016 press conference with the announcement of new Signature Series headphones, a headphone amplifier, and two new Walkman models.
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Sennheiser lets loose with a volley of new headphone models

If your current headphones are feeling long in the tooth, Sennheiser has plenty of options with new HD 500 series models and the new HD 4 and HD 2 series.
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Philips’ entry into OLED, the 901F TV, is super colorful — in more ways than one

For a while, LG has been the only company to offer OLED TVs, but now it is getting some competition from Philips' first OLED TV set, the 901F.
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Sennheiser brings up to 50 hours of noise-free travel with its new PXC 480 headphones

If you liked the features of Sennheiser's recently released PXC 550 headphones but not the price, the new wired PXC 480 headphones might be for you.
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Monster refreshes its fitness-focused iSport line of wired, wireless headphones

Monster already offers a number of fitness-focused headphones in its iSport line, and now even more models are on the way.
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Jabra goes wireless with its new Elite Sport earbuds

Jabra is already well known for its fitness-focused earbuds, and with its new Elite Sport, it has outdone its previous outings by going fully wireless.
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Sony's new MDR-1000X noise-canceling headphones are its best yet

If you're a frequent traveler, noise-canceling headphones are a must, and Sony's new MDR-1000X offer the company's best noise cancellation yet.
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Plex adds a DVR feature, allowing it to serve as an all-in-one entertainment hub

For years, Plex fans have been asking for a DVR feature, and that day has finally come, thanks to a partnership with tuner manufacturer SiliconDust.
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Latest Bowers & Wilkins headphones ditch the wires, boost the bass

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones were already fantastic on their own, and now they've gotten even better with the simply named P7 Wireless.
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Libratone aims to make noise cancellation simple with its new Q Adapt in-ears

Active noise canceling is great, and with its new Q Adapt in-ears, Libratone aims to make sure that running out of juice is never a problem again.
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Want a sound bar with some kick? Here’s one that’s built from a Porsche 911 muffler

The 911 Soundbar from Porsche Design is exactly what it sounds like: a sound bar built from the muffler and silencer from a Porsche 911 GT3.
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Panasonic announces more affordable DMP-UB700 UHD Blu-ray player at IFA 2016

Ultra HD Blu-ray players are still few and far between, but at IFA in Berlin, Panasonic has announced a new, more affordable model in the DMP-UB700.
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Bang and Olufsen unveils the Android-powered BeoVision Horizon 4K TV

For many of us, a TV serves as the focal point of a living room. With its new BeoVision Horizon Android-powered TVs, B&O offers flexibility instead.
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Bang and Olufsen’s new BeoSound speakers may look strange, but they sound great

If you're hunting for a 360-degree speaker with a touch of elegance, Bang & Olufsen's new BeoSound 1 and 2 speakers could be just what you're looking for.
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Denon brings the heat to Sonos with its first HEOS-enabled X-Series receivers

Denon is known for both its feature-packed A/V receivers and its HEOS wireless multiroom audio systems. Now, it has finally combined the two in one package.
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Make your favorite pair of headphones wireless with Griffin’s iTrip Clip

Sick of wires but don't want to get rid of your favorite pair of wired headphones? Griffin's new iTrip Clip has the solution to your problem.
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Yamaha's MusicCast-enabled lineup continues to expand with the R-N402 receiver

If you're looking for a classic stereo setup but also want a touch of the modern, Yamaha's new MusicCast-enabled R-N402 receiver just might fit the bill.
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Who needs wires? Products from Polk, Definitive to get wireless surround sound

Products from Polk Audio and Definitive Technology now offer the ease of a sound bar but with full 5.1 audio thanks to DTS Play-Fi wireless surround sound.
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Say hello to Rotel’s sleek, feature-packed 14 Series amplifiers, CD player

If you still cherish your massive CD collection, Rotel might have just the thing for you with its sleek new 14 Series CD player and amplifiers.
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Best Buy bets big on hi-res audio with over 250 listening stations nationwide

After debuting in 82 locations last year, Best Buy is rolling out more Sony-developed hi-res listening stations in Magnolia Home Theater locations.
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Are you a Sling TV customer with no local NBC affiliate? On-demand viewing is here

NBC has been available to Sling TV customers in select markets for some time, but starting today it's available on-demand no matter where you are.
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LG unveils three new speakers, each offering 360 degrees of sound

Looking for a Bluetooth speaker with a sense of style? It might be worth waiting until the fall, when LG will drop three new 360-degree models.
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Iconic high-end movie player company Kaleidescape is shutting down

After its launch in 2000, Kaleidescape's automated movie servers quickly took off, but after years of DRM-related legal battles, the company will shut down.
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Linner earbuds aim to offer active noise cancellation without the high price tag

New acoustic tech startup Linner will soon launch what it calls the world's lightest earbuds to feature active noise cancellation.
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Sennheiser unveils gaming-focused audio amplifiers and new gaming headsets

Sennheiser has plenty of experience with gaming-focused audio gear, but the new GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 Pro amplifiers are aimed at the world of eSports.
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The AirTV will bring over-the-air channels to Sling TV starting in September

After AirTV first surfaced earlier this year, it disappeared. Now it has once again made an appearance, and this time it has a price and release date.
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Netflix inks deal to make hotels much more attractive to binge-watchers

Those who find themselves missing their Netflix queue while on the road are in for a treat, as the company signed a deal to put its service in more hotels.
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Lifetime subscription or not, TiVo is cutting off support for its original DVR

About 3,500 owners of Tivo's original Series 1 DVR models are set to lose major functionality as TiVo will stop supporting the devices beginning in September.