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Samsung's plan to launch its own "premium" portable audio line was unveiled long before Apple nabbed Beats. I must admit I did an eye roll reading the announcement, given the names of the products in the Level line: On, Over, In and Box. The group offers options for all listening preferences, with...

August 1st 2014 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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Shazam has already covered ground on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, but now it is prepared to bring its media identification software to more devices. And it all starts with Apple's line of personal computers. The newly minted Shazam for Mac, naturally, features the sam...

July 31st 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Rhapsody International, the parent company of music-streaming services Rhapsody and Napster, has just announced it is now home to two million paid subscribers. That sum may not seem like a lot at first glance, especially when compared to the 10 million figure Spotify revealed back in May, but Rhap...

July 29th 2014 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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I've secretly desired a portable Bluetooth speaker for a while now, particularly the Beats Pill. But the problem was (and still is) that I can't justify adding yet another wireless music streaming option to my relatively small abode, which is already outfitted with an Apple TV and Pioneer SX-218....

June 22nd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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After the news broke yesterday of Apple officially acquiring Dr. Dre's headphone and music streaming business, Beats isn't putting the new product announcements on hold. The success of the brand is without question, and its most popular set of cans just got a refresh. This is the Beats Solo²:...

May 29th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When news first broke of Neil Young's plans to serve up high-resolution listening to audiophiles last year, we wondered how he'd get folks to splurge for a $400 player and re-buy their existing libraries. Sure, six to 30 times the resolution of MP3s looks great on paper, but will we really be able...

April 7th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Hey, we're not here to judge, OK? We won't say anything about you using Apple's pack-in EarPods and you can...

March 23rd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Daniel Sennheiser has one of the most familiar names in the world of audio. His family has been in the industry since the middle of the last century, and five years ago, his turn came to take over. We'll discuss Sennheiser's consumer division and how the company distinguishes itself in the always-...

January 8th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Yep, that 50 Cent. SMS Audio's CEO will be joining us on-stage for a second year in a row to discuss the latest additions to the line of headphones that bear his name. January 8, 2014 1:30:00 PM EST Follow all the latest CES 2014 news at our event hub, and check out our full stage schedule here....

January 8th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments