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.

Google ships Pixel 2 that failed QA while other units click and beep

Many Pixel owners didn’t get the right tender love and care they deserved — they wanted their damn phones to work. Boy, is it a mess this time.

Xiaomi unveils MIUI 9 with proprietary smart assistant, ultra-affordable Mi AI Speaker

In addition to the Mi 5X smartphone, Xiaomi took the wraps off a smart assistant-powered MIUI 9 platform and low-cost Mi AI Speaker earlier today.

Amplifier Speaker Dock coming with some Galaxy S8 pre-orders

Thing is, the only way you’re getting the dock is if you pre-order either the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+ direct from Samsung.

Google Pixel speaker saga continues as issue is now said to be with hardware

Mark J. Buckman is continuing to tail Google Store support about the Pixel’s clipping speakers. Different answers for different people.

Top 5 Audio Smartphones of 2016: The best speakers and headphone jacks!

Wrapping up 2016, which smartphones were best for speaker and headphone performance? Here’s the Pocketnow Top 5 Audio Smartphones of 2016!

Redditor dissatisfied that his Google Pixel speaker issue ends in refund

Mark Buckman, a professed “Google evangelist,” has lost some faith in the company after the way he believes the company handled his issue with the Pixel.

Google Pixel speakers staticky and peaking, needs a ROM to fix

Google has been having trouble fixing up problems that have been popping up like gophers. This one has a solution you can pop in on your own.

Release date for Honor Magic concept phone is December 16

No on-body speakers or cameras? Huawei may be putting forward its Honor brand to debut a concept that few of us may be ready for.

Stereo speakers on Galaxy S8 rumored to be powered by Harman

Samsung is acquiring Harman for its connected auto and audio technology. It could be putting both to good use, especially the latter, with the Galaxy S8.

Apple iPhone 7 Real Audio Review: No headphone jack?

Apple removed the headphone jack, but how has the REALLY affected audio performance? Here’s our Apple iPhone 7 Real Audio Review!

iPhone 7 “Hissgate” echoes across the internet

If you work your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus hard enough, you may just be able to hear a hissing noise coming out of the back of it.

Rumors affirm expectations of radically changed bottom of iPhone 7

We talk about speaker grilles not being speaker grilles and a new home button that won’t be a button? What’s the deal with that?

EarPods with iPhone 7 rumored to have 3.5mm jack, coupled with Lightning adapter

Instead of going straight for the Lightning jack, rumorers are talking about a Lightning adapter to go with those complimentary EarPods.

Top 5 Audio Smartphones (of the first half) of 2016

Which phones offer up the best overall audio experience? From speakers to headphones, here’s our top 5 audio smartphones of 2016 (so far)!

iPhone 7 speakers number four, iPad Pro called out in this case leak

The iPad Pro has them, so why not the iPhone 7? Because there’s no room, silly! Well, unless Apple decides to make some big design changes.

So, about that LG G5-esque iPhone 7 leak…

Japanese Apple news site Macotakara has checked out a couple of visual leaks and has provided some new rumors for us to chew on, including new sensors.

The penultimate HTC 10 leak

Dutch outlet GSM Helpdesk, in addition to passing along a few extra pictures of the HTC 10, has also filled out the spec sheet.

Losing the headphone jack may net the iPhone 7 a speaker

The iPhone 7 may go stereo in September. Two analysts from banking firm Barclays are providing another possibility for a going, going, gone headphone jack.

Inateck BTSP-10 Plus: ears-on with a powerhouse (Video)

The Inateck BTSP-10 Plus (BTSP-10P if you’re feeling casual) is one mean-looking mother of a Bluetooth speaker. Join us as we go ears-on for the first time!

Surface Pro 3, One M8 Prime & Ali Spagnola, ringtone artist | Pocketnow Weekly 097

Where do ringtones come from? Ali Spagnola. The artist tells the story of her ringtones heard by the millions, after we talk Surface Pro 3, M8 Prime & more!

Think smartphone speakers don’t matter? Think again

How important are your phone’s speakers? More important than you think. Read why you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of great smartphone speakers.

Smartphone speakers are finally clear; now it’s time for them to get loud

Sound clarity is great, but it’s not everything. That’s why smartphones with loud speakers should be the next big focus of mobile manufacturers.
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April Fool’s: Starfleet Communicator Review (Video)

The Star Trek communicator of the 1960s arrived a few hundred years early. Check out our video review to see how well the custom Bluetooth device lives up to Captain Kirk’s expectations.

Wearable “CommBadge” Communicator has Roots in Geekdom, Sights on the Future

CommBadge is a communicator pin straight out of Star Trek, and it talks to your iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. Read on to learn about one of the geekiest -and most buzzworthy- accessories we’ve seen.