Tag: Sound

Consumer Reports: AirPods Pro pack ‘significant’ sound quality upgrades, but Galaxy Buds still best

AirPods Pro have earned widespread praise since their release last month thanks to sound quality improvements, noise cancellation, and more. Consumer Reports is now out with its full review of… Read more »

AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports approval, lose to Samsung Galaxy Buds in sound quality test

Consumer Reports has a history of making questionable claims and recommendations when it comes to Apple products. That now extends to AirPods, as Consumer Reports has published a new comparison… Read more »

Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while… Read more »

Opinion: Amazon’s AirPods competitor may sound better, but can’t match the best AirPods feature

As AirPods continue to grow in popularity, the truly wireless earbud market is also becoming increasingly crowded. Samsung, for instance, just launched the Galaxy Buds, while Apple’s Beats brand also… Read more »

AirPods the ‘most preferred’ brand for true wireless headphones – but not for sound quality

A large-scale consumer study found that AirPods were the most preferred brand in the US true wireless headphone market – but are not being chosen on the basis of sound… Read more »

These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they’re a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl’s AI wireless earphones for just $ 49, matching the lowest price we’ve seen to date. These portable headphones… Read more »

Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

A new FCC filling from Sonos suggests the company is developing a new satellite speaker to work in conjunction with its existing Playbar soundbar. The filing was first discovered by… Read more »

Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say… Read more »

Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait… Read more »

Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos… Read more »

Latest HomePod hands-on praises sound quality & calls it an ‘excellent Siri ambassador’

Following Refinery29’s hands-on earlier this morning, Lance Ulanoff has now published his take on Apple’s HomePod after spending some time with it. Ulanoff dives into the sounds quality of the… Read more »

Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

On a recently updated document, Amazon has retracted claims that 5.1 sound is available in the early versions of the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and that… Read more »

Roundup: Early BeatsX reviews note improved isolation compared to AirPods, bass-heavy sound

The delayed BeatsX earbuds go on sale tomorrow on Apple.com and in retail stores after a lengthy delay. Ahead of the release to the public, a trio of YouTube reviewers got… Read more »