Sony updates its Signature Series hi-res Walkman with new features, higher prices
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Sony updates its Signature Series hi-res Walkman with new features, higher prices

Apple’s iPod may be officially dead and gone now that the company has discontinued the last device to bear that name, but Sony’s Walkman brand is apparently alive and well. The company has released two new Walkman models: The $1,400 NW-WM1AM2 and its gold-colored sibling, the $3,700 NW-WMZM2, both of which are updates to its Read more

What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?
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What is Dolby Atmos Music, and how can you listen to it at home and on the go?

Whether we get our music through streaming services, satellite radio, CDs, or vinyl, most of it has been recorded using the time-honored technique of two-channel stereo. But over the past few years, there’s been a growing movement in the recording industry toward so-called spatial audio formats. The most popular of these formats is Dolby Atmos Read more

Why Top Gun: Maverick must be seen in IMAX
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Why Top Gun: Maverick must be seen in IMAX

For years now, I’ve had a very strict policy when it comes to seeing movies in theaters: IMAX, or I don’t go. This past weekend, I ignored that policy and went to see Top Gun: Maverick in a standard theater, and I’ve been regretting it ever since. I know that an IMAX-only policy sounds elitist Read more

Sonos Voice Control hands-off review: Now we’re talking
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Sonos Voice Control hands-off review: Now we’re talking

Sonos has launched its own voice assistant, known as Sonos Voice Control, and you can enable it on any voice-capable Sonos product in your home. It’s not the first time Sonos users have been able to issue voice commands to their speakers — Alexa has been available since 2017 when Sonos launched its first true Read more

Sennheiser’s latest earbuds do double duty as private TV headphones
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Sennheiser’s latest earbuds do double duty as private TV headphones

Sennheiser has announced a new set of wireless earbuds known as the Sennheiser TV Clear. They’re designed for folks who want to listen to their TV using headphones, but don’t want to have to buy a separate set for when they’re listening to music or taking calls on their phone. The TV Clear can do Read more

Sonos Ray soundbar review: The start of something awesome
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Sonos Ray soundbar review: The start of something awesome

Sonos Ray soundbar review: The start of something awesome MSRP $279.00 “Sonos sets the stage for a much more affordable home theater system with the Ray.” Pros Compact for versatile placement Impressive sound for its size Expandable to a full 5.1 system Easy setup and control Cons Pricey for a small soundbar Lacks a bit Read more

HDMI ARC and eARC: The one-cable solution for TV audio, fully explained
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HDMI ARC and eARC: The one-cable solution for TV audio, fully explained

If you’re unboxing a brand new 4K TV, A/V receiver, or soundbar, you’ve likely noticed a little symbol on at least one of the HDMI inputs that says “ARC,” “HDMI ARC,” or “ARC/eARC.” But what do these symbols mean? Hint: It has nothing to do with the reactor that fueled Iron Man’s suits. Rather, ARC Read more

OnePlus expands low-cost Nord range with  Nord Buds
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OnePlus expands low-cost Nord range with $39 Nord Buds

OnePlus is expanding its Nord product range beyond smartphones with the introduction of the OnePlus Nord Buds in the U.S. and Canada. The Nord-branded true wireless earbuds stick closely to the Nord formula used for phones, meaning they have good specifications for a low price. The Nord Buds come hot on the heels of the Read more

1More Evo review: Hi-fi sound at a killer price
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1More Evo review: Hi-fi sound at a killer price

1More Evo review: Hi-fi sound at a killer price MSRP $170.00 “With the Evo, 1More proves it’s still king of value in the wireless audio game.” Pros Awesome sound quality Wireless hi-res audio Wireless charging Bluetooth Multipoint Wear sensors IPX4 water protection Good battery life Cons So-so call quality Limited control options ANC creates a Read more