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

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review: More for less
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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review: More for less

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review: More for less MSRP $249.00 “The Momentum True Wireless 3 offer signature Sennheiser sound, but are more comfortable and more affordable than the last generation.” Pros Superb sound Comfy, secure fit Wireless charging Wear sensors Customizable controls IPX4 water resistance Cons No Bluetooth multipoint No side-tone/transparency for calls ANC Read more

Bang & Olufsen debuts waterproof Beoplay EX wireless earbuds
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Bang & Olufsen debuts waterproof Beoplay EX wireless earbuds

Bang & Olufsen (B&O) has launched its latest wireless earbuds, the $399 Beoplay EX, a model that builds on the technologies found in its previous earbuds by adding greater comfort, larger dynamic drivers, and more protection from dust and water. The Beoplay EX will be available in Anthracite Oxygen on May 5, Gold Tone on Read more

Sony HT-S400 review: A tough sell at this price
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Sony HT-S400 review: A tough sell at this price

Sony HT-S400 review: A tough sell at this price MSRP $300.00 “Adding the Sony HT-S400 soundbar to your TV is a no-brainer, but you may find you want more.” Pros Simple setup Unobtrusive design Very good bass response Clear and detailed dialogue Wide soundstage with S-Force Pro Cons Only TV or Bluetooth inputs Weak midrange Read more

Spotify’s Car Thing now lets you control your other media
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Spotify’s Car Thing now lets you control your other media

Spotify has released a software update for its Car Thing companion device that gives it several new features including the ability to see and answer your incoming calls, add new items to your play queue, and control non-Spotify media. Some of the new features are only available on iOS devices, but Spotify says it is Read more

Creative’s Outlier Pro ANC earbuds have massive battery life
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Creative’s Outlier Pro ANC earbuds have massive battery life

If you need a set of wireless earbuds that can last through an entire workday (and then some) without needing to be recharged, Creative’s new $80 Outlier Pro might just fit the bill. With active noise cancellation (ANC), good water resistance, and the ability to run for up to 15 hours before you pop them Read more

1More’s PistonBuds Pro deliver hybrid ANC for
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1More’s PistonBuds Pro deliver hybrid ANC for $70

Manufacturer 1More has a new set of wireless earbuds that further reduce the cost of active noise cancellation (ANC). The $70 PistonBuds Pro, which come in white and black color options, are available right now on Amazon.com. Like the original $50 PistonBuds, the PistonBuds Pro are very small. They’re not quite as small as the Read more