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Bose Ultra Open Earbuds with Kith branding.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds use a glasses-friendly earclip shape

With its new Bose Ultra Open Earbuds, Bose has made a return to the open-earbuds space, which it abandoned in 2022.
Sharp's prototype QDEL TV is shown at CES 2024.

Sharp secretly revealed the first QDEL TV at CES

With all of the benefits of OLED TV, yet none of its weaknesses, QDEL tech has been tempting us for years. It made its first appearance at CES 2024.
Two women listening to wireless headphones.

What is Auracast? The Bluetooth broadcast standard fully explained

With Auracast, your Bluetooth headphones are going to be a lot more useful, and your phone can act as a personal radio station. Here's what you need to know.
EarFun Wave Pro at CES 2024.

First listen: EarFun’s first over-ear headphones are impressive for $80

EarFun's first wireless, noise-canceling over-ear headphones are the Wave Pro, an $80 set of hi-res audio cans. Here are our first impressions.
A QD-OLED display at Samsung Display's CES 2024 booth.

Samsung’s new QD-OLED panels get Pantone’s stamp of approval for color accuracy

At CES 2024, TVs are brighter than ever -- but also more color accurate, as Samsung Display is proving through its QD-OLED Pantone certification.
Klipsch Flexus soundbar powered by Onkyo.

Klipsch teases its new Onkyo-powered Flexus soundbar system at CES 2024

The iconic speaker company has joined forces with Onkyo to produce a modular soundbar system that will launch in the spring.
Amazon Fire TV on Echo Show 15.

Amazon is trying to prove that AirPlay and Chromecast don’t matter

Amazon has embraced an open-source alternative to Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast, and hopes the rest of the streaming world will follow.
Audio-Technica ATH-TWX7 wireless earbuds.

Audio-Technica’s latest hi-res earbuds debut at CES 2024 for $199

Audio-Technica adds a more affordable way to get great sound and comfort.
Sennheiser Momentum Sport.

Sennheiser’s new sports earbuds send heart rate, temperature to popular fitness apps

The Sennheiser Sport wireless earbuds are loaded with sensors for tracking key fitness stats like heart rate, which they can share with many top fitness apps.
Woman wearing Sennheiser Accentum Plus in black.

Sennheiser Accentum Plus aims at the middle ground between budget and baller

Sennheiser's latest wireless headphones, the Accentum Plus, add much-needed features, without a big jump in price.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 in copper/black.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 debut with lossless audio, but skip the spatial trend

The latest gen of Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless earbuds get solid sound improvements but take a pass on the biggest trend in audio.
A Panasonic OLED TV with the Amazon Fire TV interface.

Panasonic’s latest OLED TVs are the first with Amazon Fire TV built-in

Amazon's Fire TV platform gets its first OLED TV models through a partnership with Panasonic.
An OLED display featuring LG's META Technology 2.0.

Could LG’s 3000-nit OLED finally end the brightness wars?

LG Display's newest OLED panel technology increases peak brightness to 3,000 nits, which is brighter than current non-OLED TVs.
2024 TCL Q85 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar.

TCL goes all-in on Dolby Atmos with its first 7.1.4-channel soundbar

TCL is no stranger to soundbars, but it has shied away from larger, multichannel Dolby Atmos models – until now.
The 115-inch TCL QM89 television.

TCL’s giant 115-inch QM89 is the world’s largest 4K mini-LED TV

TCL says its new 115-inch QM89 4K mini-LED TV will be the world's biggest when it arrives later this year.
Hisense spokespeople present the company's new TVs at CES 2024.

Hisense shows off massively bright 98- and 100-inch TVs

Hisense's 2024 TV lineup can be summed up in two words: bigger and brighter -- with brightness levels at 5,000 nits and higher and screen sizes up to 110 inches.
Mojawa HaptiFit Terra bone conduction headphones.

Mojawa’s latest headphones provide real-time fitness feedback using AI and haptics

Mojawa's bone conduction headphones go beyond music by offering real-time training feedback.
JBL Live 770NC in white.

JBL upgrades its 2024 wireless headphones with massive battery life

JBL's 2024 collection of wireless headphones bring spatial audio, better noise cancellation and bigger batteries.
JBL Live Flex 3 in silver.

JBL’s $200 Live 3 earbuds get the Tour Pro 2’s touchscreen charging case

JBL's smart charging case debuted on the Tour Pro 2 in 2023, but it's now a feature on the Live 3, a family of three wireless earbuds that sell for $200.
Woman wearing JBL SoundGear Sense.

JBL’s first open-ear earbuds have a detachable neckband

JBL has joined the open-earbud party with the SoundGear Sense, which feature a detachable neckband.
Samsung Music Frame speaker.

Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos wireless speaker doubles as a picture frame

Samsung's latest wireless speaker is Dolby Atmos-capable, but with a built-in picture frame, it could look as good as it sounds.
Samsung 2024 HW-Q990D soundbar.

Samsung’s flagship HW-Q990D Dolby Atmos soundbar gets Roon support

Samsung has announced its new 2024 soundbars with features like wireless Dolby Atmos and Roon compatibility.
Raycon Everyday Pro earbuds and headphones.

Raycon launches $149 Everyday Pro wireless earbuds and headphones

Raycon has expanded its Everyday line of wireless earbuds and headphones with a new Pro series, which offer a sleeker look and longer battery life.
Man wearing Beats Studio Pro (front view).

Does Apple Music sound weak? It’s not your headphones’ fault

Did you get a new set of Apple or Beats headphones over the holidays, then discover that Apple Music doesn't sound as good as it used to? Here's why.
Woman wearing JLab JBuds Lux.

JLab steps closer to Sony and Bose with JBuds Lux ANC headphones

JLab has always provided great budget wireless headphones and earbuds, but in 2024 it's looking to compete with higher-end brands.
The DukeBox by LG Labs.

LG’s DukeBox concept marries a tube amp with a transparent OLED display

We've seen transparent OLED displays used in a variety of settings, but LG's DukeBox concept might be the most interesting so far.
A collection of open-ear earbuds in their charging cases.

Open-ear earbuds and spatial audio ruled 2023 — and they’ll be even bigger in 2024

Open-ear earbuds and spatial audio were massive trends in 2023. Here's a recap of what we saw and heard, and what it could mean for 2024.
Close up of Sonos logo on a Sonos Arc soundbar.

7 things Sonos’ first headphones will need to get right

Excited for the rumored Sonos headphones? So are we. But as the company enters brand new territory, success is far from guaranteed.
Back Bay FirstClass 70 in front of charging case.

Back Bay FirstClass 70 review: budget buds that beat the big brands

In the world of sub-$100 wireless earbuds, there's plenty of choice, but not always plenty of value. The Back Bay FirstClass 70 are the exception.
EarFun Free Pro 3 in charging case held in the air (lid open).

EarFun Free Pro 3 review: featherweight earbuds with a big bass punch

When it comes to the sub-$100 category, no one does it better than EarFun, and the Free Pro 3 are the proof.
pioneer integra onkyo flagship avr update auro3d roon dirac live vsx lx805

Pioneer, Elite, Integra, and Onkyo flagship AV receivers get a major update

A major update to the firmware of Pioneer, Elite, Integra, and Onkyo AV receivers will enable new surround formats and new streaming audio features.
Master & Dynamic MW75 Neuro.

Master & Dynamic’s next luxury headphones can tell you when your brain need a break

Boutique personal audio company Master & Dynamic has partnered with brain-computer interface company Neurable to create brain-sensing headphones.
The Solodome in white.

Solodome reinvents the classic egg chair with spatial audio

Solodome has taken the iconic egg chair and installed a 2.1 sound system, which it says is ideal for experiencing spatial audio.
Multiple screenshots from the HEOS app's December 2023 update.

HEOS app refresh adds some of Sonos’ best features

The HEOS app, which controls multiroom audio products from Denon, Marantz, and Definitive Technologies has been updated with some much-needed improvements.