Roland R-07

Roland R-07 review: a small but powerful high-res audio recorder

The Roland R-07 makes sure you never end up in a situation where you miss a spoken word or a tune, regardless of how serious you are about your audio.

Marshall introduces trio of new portable speakers

Marshall is today introducing a trio of new portable speakers (the Stockwell II, the Killburn II, and the Tufton), for all journeys and wallets.

Bowers & Wilkins introduces new Formation Suite of five products

Today Bowers & Wilkins introduced new product family called Formation Suite and it consists of five products for high-quality sound.

Jabra launches Elite 85h headphones and Elite Active 45e earbuds

Jabra has prepared a pair of great active noise cancelling headphones for CES 2019 with the Elite 85h. They also have active earbuds too.

New Marshall Bluetooth speakers and wireless earbuds to get you rocking

Marshall has upgraded its Bluetooth speakers and its portable wireless Bluetooth earphones. Details and prices are already available
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Apple ditches dongles for older iPhones too

Apple has not only omitted to bundle the audio dongle with the new iPhone models, but it is also removing it from previous models as well.
aptX Adaptive

Qualcomm’s new aptX Adaptive changes the way you consume audio

Qualcomm introduced its new audio codec, the aptX Adaptive, which aims to revolutionize the way you consume audio content.

Apple has ‘higher-end’ AirPods, over-ear headphones and a ‘new HomePod’ slated for 2019

There are two different AirPods upgrades in the pipeline, according to rock-solid tipsters, as well as “studio-quality” over-ear Apple headphones.

LG G7 ThinQ Boombox Sound Booster blows up resonance chamber

There’s already plenty of sound potential on the G7 ThinQ, but there could always be just a bit more. Enter an optimized box.
LG G7 ThinQ

It’s sales day for LG G7 ThinQ, so here are some facts by the numbers

Pre-orders are wrapping up and with so much excitement taking up your mobile tech feed right now, LG figures it can remind you of the G7 ThinQ.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless have a neckband, stop comparing them to AirPods

8 hours of battery life, fast charging, magnetic hardware interface and all for $69. These certainly aren’t wireless earbuds that are the rage of the moment.

“No dongle this year” for iPhones as headphone jack hopes fade to Bluetooth

Barclays forecasts that there will be no Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box with new iPhones this fall. We may see harder evidence once components supplier Cirrus Logic forecasts business outlooks for the summer.

LG G7 ThinQ brings more noise, more screen, more AI

The speakers sound like a Boombox, the screen is actually a Super Bright Display and the AI CAM is more intelligent than ever before. LG officially makes the hard sell to consumers on the LG G7 ThinQ.

Crank up the Boombox Speaker on the LG G7 ThinQ

There is more empty space on the G7 ThinQ than in previous LG phones and the company is putting it to good use by blasting sound. And the audio-fest does not stop there.

Essential Phone gets April software update with Bluetooth 5.0 certification

The Google security patches are in place faster than plenty of Pixel phones. Plus, Bluetooth 5 spec improvements are finally here!

Sony’s new USB-C headphone dongle (with extra charge port) provides bare convenience

Sure, you can listen to music with a standard pair of cans AND charge your phone at the same time, but you can’t charge it quickly nor transfer data to your phone.

Android P can ban background apps from recording audio

Some apps may be recording audio from your phone’s microphone while they are latent to tune their ad-serving. Android P may stop that behavior.

In-Depth: Pixel audio faults now subject of class action lawsuits

Issues with the soldering to the audio codec screwed up the user experience of the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Now, the suits are coming for Google.

Best Buy to drop CD sales July 1 while Target may only pay labels per sale

Two of the last bastions of physical media for music are reportedly loosening their grips on the CD as the downloads era gives way to streaming.

Honor View 10 Party Mode feature syncs music across phones for max amplitude

Don’t have speakers, but have a few V10s instead? Connect them up and blast tunes, Honor says. We’re sorta more interested in this gaming network optimization feature…

Will Sony Xperia XZ Pro lose headphone jack? Dongle pictured in FCC docs

Users of smartphones without headphone jacks have complained about not being able to charge and listen to music at the same time. Sony may finally give a damn about their concerns.

Groove Music dies and so does Cortana’s music identifying skill

Microsoft’s attempt at a streaming service for its niche audience has been shut down. One of the side effects of this is the loss of one of Cortana’s skills.

Pocketnow’s Biggest News Stories of 2017

Our readers made them the biggest stories. What exactly were they? Pocketnow reviews the articles and topics that had people talking.

Some Pixel 2 headphone dongles just don’t work

If you’re rocking your personal audio analog style, the whole demise of the headphone jack and the rise of the adapter has not been a happy time.

Apple announces it has bought Shazam

The deal is reported to be worth about $400 million, well below the $1 billion the UK-based music recognition company was valued at in 2015.