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BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

BBC Playlister now allows listeners to export tracks to iTunes

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The BBC Playlister, which allows listeners of iPlayer Radio to bookmark tracks, now exports to iTunes.BBC's Playlister works like a bookmarking service allowing listeners who hear a track they like, on the radio, to find it on their music playing service.... >>

Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

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Computer Audio Design has announced a USB cable that it's selling for a mind-boggling £480. Yes, you read that correctly.Who would pay that? We hear you ask. Audiophiles. Anyone who appreciates high quality music will be a huge fan of the CAD DAC Cable,... >>

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

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Wireless earphones were once large and power consuming, but now with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and some clever design they're finally worth owning.  Beats has thrown its set out there with the Powerbeats2 Wireless.The Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones offer the... >>

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

Amazon Prime Music streaming service is here

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Amazon Prime Music service has gone live with over a million songs and accompanying iOS and Android apps.The much rumoured service from Amazon will be available to members of its Prime service which also includes faster deliveries and streaming videos.Although... >>

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500x Xbox One headset, Elite 800 PS4 headset, and more pictures and hands-on

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500x Xbox One headset, Elite 800 PS4 headset, and more pictures and hands-on

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Headset manufacturer Turtle Beach has unveiled an entirely new range of headsets at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, where Pocket-lint was on hand to get an in-depth walkthrough of all the upcoming gaming peripherals.The new headsets announced are for the Xbox... >>

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

Apple could be about to kill the 3.5mm headphone socket with Lightning headphones

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Apple could be about to make the 3.5mm headphone socket on its devices redundant, with the recent unveiling of a Lightning module for headphones.At a WWDC session on "Designing Accessories for iOS and OS X", Robert Walsh, manager of platform accessories... >>

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

Denon Music Maniac headphones pictures and hands-on

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Denon has shown off a number of new products at its European Developer Conference in Marbella, including additions to its Music Maniac headphones.While the headphones on display were pre-production samples, we got the chance to have a quick feel and play... >>

Denon announces HEOS by Denon, taking on Sonos with Spotify, Deezer and Napster support

Denon announces HEOS by Denon, taking on Sonos with Spotify, Deezer and Napster support

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Denon announced a new multi-room audio range called HEOS by Denon during the D&M Group European Dealer Conference in Marbella.The new wireless speaker line-up is set to take on Sonos, who according to Denon's CEO Jim Caudill, is the "originator of this... >>

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

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The Apple Beats acquisition may now be confirmed, but the deal still has a few hoops to jump through before it is ratified and the company is a bone fide Apple concern.Until then, it is business as usual for Beats Electronics and it has followed up the... >>

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

When Pocket-lint met Dr Dre

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In 2010 Pocket-lint flew to New York to interview Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine to talk about the Beats Audio headphones launch.Although promised a long interview slot with the two founders about gadgets, tech, and the new headphones, the 3-day trip ultimately... >>

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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Apple has today confirmed the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, taking both the music streaming service and the headphone and speaker hardware business.The acquisition will cost Apple $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion is the purchase price,... >>

Ted Baker audio fuses retro design cool with promising performance

Ted Baker audio fuses retro design cool with promising performance

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Ted Baker has announced its own portable audio range, including headphones and a Bluetooth speaker, all exquisitely designed in that retro Ted Baker style.Sticking to Ted Baker's quirky style, the new devices are all named after parts of The Shipping... >>

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

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It's been weeks since several reports and even a significant hint from Dr. Dre suggested Apple wants to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not very clear why Apple wants to acquire Beats, but a deal announcement is still expected.So, when will... >>

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

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Apple is allegedly spitting feathers over the original leak that it is considering buying music hardware and streaming brand Beats Electronics, Dr Dre's subsequent foul-mouthed boasts about the deal too.According to US music charts company Billboard,... >>

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

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Apple has bought Beats Electronics for a hefty $3.2 billion and now it's clear why. The fruit giant wants to join the streaming music revolution but doesn't want to risk damaging iTunes sales, say sources of Tech Crunch.At the moment record labels and... >>

B&O offers custom Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 models in Pepsi 'Live for Now' collection

B&O offers custom Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 models in Pepsi 'Live for Now' collection

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B&O Play has partnered with Pepsi to produce some exclusive designs of its Form 2i and BeoPlay H6 headphones as part of Pepsi's "Live for Now" Capsule Collection.The custom B&O Play models will feature artwork from Ricardo AKN, Merijn Hos, Zosen and... >>

Sony SRS-X2 and SRS-X3 Bluetooth speakers make bass portable

Sony SRS-X2 and SRS-X3 Bluetooth speakers make bass portable

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Sony has unveiled two new Bluetooth speakers dubbed the SRS-X2 and SRS-X3, both of which promise bass and portability.Sony, well known for its quality speaker design heritage, has crammed all its smarts into two very small mobile speakers. These join... >>

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

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Monster has broken silence about the alleged talks between Apple and Beats Electronics over the potential acquisition of the audio brand. And it's no fairy tale ending for CEO Noel Lee and the company.Monster lost the intellectual property and manufacturing... >>

Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition

Beats' Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might get Apple executive roles, following acquisition

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Apple's acquisition of Beats could partly be an acqui-hire, it's claimed.Billboard has reported that Apple will introduce Beats' co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as new company executives at WWDC 2014 in June. Citing unnamed people familiar with the... >>

Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

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Sennheiser has announced its partnership with Phonebloks, the development group that helped create Google's Project Ara modular phone idea.The modular phone will feature "bloks" that can be removed and replaced to upgrade or fix the device without having... >>

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

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Speculation on a possible $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple has been rife since reports emerged last night. However, official confirmation is not expected until the deal goes through, most likely next week.That hasn't stopped Dr Dre... >>

Apple in talks to buy Beats Audio for $3.2B, deal could be announced next week

Apple in talks to buy Beats Audio for $3.2B, deal could be announced next week

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Apple could announce next week that it has closed a deal on what would be its largest acquisition to date: a $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics.Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records, and Dr. Dre, a hip-hop music producer, founded... >>

Denon Envaya adds audiophile flair to portable Bluetooth speakers

Denon Envaya adds audiophile flair to portable Bluetooth speakers

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Denon has announced its own entry to the portable bluetooth speaker market and adds the company's audiophile know-how to a device designed for convenience.The Denon Envaya Bluetooth Speaker offers stereo sound through dual 57mm drivers and includes a... >>

Apple heart-rate monitoring EarPods with iBeacon tech weren't real, says hoax starter

Apple heart-rate monitoring EarPods with iBeacon tech weren't real, says hoax starter

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It appears Apple may not be developing EarPods that can read heart rates and blood pressure after all.In a rather bizarre (though not surprising) turn of events, the source who leaked an alleged story last week about Apple working on EarPods with Biometric... >>

Apple EarPods may read heart rate and blood pressure, to arrive with iOS 8 in June ahead of iWatch

Apple EarPods may read heart rate and blood pressure, to arrive with iOS 8 in June ahead of iWatch

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Apple could be preparing to unveil a new set of EarPods that read a user's heart rate and blood pressure, as soon as this June. It could be a "gateway product" to ease users into the coming iWatch.The claim that these EarPods will come with health tracking... >>

Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 is a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone

Creative Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 is a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone

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Creative has launched its Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a megaphone.The speaker comes with NFC connectivity for fast pairing with mobiles and tablets that can then stream HD music via Bluetooth aptX. Users can also play music... >>

Sennheiser Speakerphones should offer a great looking, and sounding, way to make calls

Sennheiser Speakerphones should offer a great looking, and sounding, way to make calls

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Sennheiser has launched a new range of Speakerphones in the SP 10 and SP 20 range that look gorgeous and, it claims, sound great too. They double as music speakers between calls too.The lightweight and portable speakerphones have already won 2014 Red... >>

Record every guitar lick using just the Gibson Memory Cable

Record every guitar lick using just the Gibson Memory Cable

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Gibson has created a guitar cable that not only transmits sweet music to a speaker but records it on the way. Meaning any flurry of genius during practise won't be lost even if temporarily forgotten.Gibson teamed up with audio recorder specialist Tascam... >>

Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freak headphones now available in UK with orange finish

Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freak headphones now available in UK with orange finish

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Denon's latest version of the AH-W150 headphones, which originally launched a couple years ago, are now available for purchase in the UK with the brand name Exercise Freak and an orange finish.The Exercise Freak In-Ear headphones actually come in a range... >>

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

Humax launches 'world's thinnest' soundbar that doubles as Bluetooth speaker

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Humax has just announced its STA-1200 BSW soundbar, which it claims is the world's thinnest.Humax, known for its digital set-top boxes, has released the soundbar to enhance TV viewing while also creating a central speaker for Bluetooth music playing.The... >>

Samsung announces Level, its new mobile audio range of headphones and speakers

Samsung announces Level, its new mobile audio range of headphones and speakers

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Samsung has officially announced its Level range of mobile audio products for international release. These "premium audio products" include Bluetooth speakers and headphones.The new categories comprise: Level Over headphones, Level On headphones, Level... >>

Sol Republic Relays review
5.0 stars

Sol Republic Relays review

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We loved the Sol Republic Calvin Harris tuned over-the-ear headphones that we reviewed last year. In fact we loved them so much that we nominated them for an award. What made those headphones so special was that they were a perfect package of sound quality,... >>

Naim's Muso aluminium wireless streaming music system to launch in September with app

Naim's Muso aluminium wireless streaming music system to launch in September with app

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British company Naim Audio has unveiled Muso. It's a wireless music system with a loudspeaker design, and it is capable of streaming and amplifying your music.Muso boasts 450 watts of power from six 75-watt digital amplifiers, meaning it can act as your... >>

Sonos tests software to turn its music streaming system completely wireless

Sonos tests software to turn its music streaming system completely wireless

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Sonos is testing software that will make your Sonos wireless home music system truly wireless.At present, you need to have one component - either a Bridge or one of the speakers - connected by LAN cable to a router. However, advanced Wi-Fi software will... >>

Tonino Lamborghini in-ear headphones designed for high-quality sound, even during sport

Tonino Lamborghini in-ear headphones designed for high-quality sound, even during sport

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Tonino Lamborghini is the same brand that brought us the Antares luxury phones. Now the son of Lamborghini cars owner is moving into earphones with a new range to cover all needs.At the top end of the new range is the Quantum HL-01 in-ears. These are... >>

Deezer update brings free radio on mobiles, Mac beta and integration of local files

Deezer update brings free radio on mobiles, Mac beta and integration of local files

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Deezer has announced several major updates that give free music to mobile users and allow integration of downloaded music files.Deezer for Mac has launched as a beta from today. This allows users to merge their stored library of music with online streaming... >>

Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes

Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes

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Cromatica isn’t just a light and speaker combination, it's a beautifully designed software and hardware open-source centrepiece.The half-speaker half-lamp is made by Digital Habits who has a history of creating well-designed audio equipment. This is... >>

Spotify desktop update arrives all in black, has yours updated yet?

Spotify desktop update arrives all in black, has yours updated yet?

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Six days ago Spotify announced its first major overhaul in years. The rollout to desktops has taken a while with ours only just arriving today.The new layout has gone to the dark side adopting a black background along with more cleanly defined icons and... >>

Hands-on: Jawbone Era review

Hands-on: Jawbone Era review

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Bluetooth headsets have been around for years, but only now in the age of multiple mics, fast charging and low power Bluetooth 4.0 are they really becoming an all day gadget.Jawbone, one of the pioneers of Bluetooth headsets, has just released its new... >>

Next gen Apple EarPods could feature accelerometers and improved voice recognition

Next gen Apple EarPods could feature accelerometers and improved voice recognition

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Apple's next generation of EarPod headphones could feature accelerometers that help detect voice input more accurately. They will be smart enough to detect vibrations in the user's bone or tissue that result from talking.The upgraded EarPods have appeared... >>

Dali Kubik Free review
5.0 stars

Dali Kubik Free review

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Buying good speakers has never been cheap, if you want quality then you have to stump up a bit of cash. That said, we've never considered paying nearly £1,000 for a pair of Bluetooth speakers before. On the surface, that sounds ridiculous because you... >>

New Nokia Lumia range to be accompanied by MD-12 Bluetooth speaker the size of an Apple

New Nokia Lumia range to be accompanied by MD-12 Bluetooth speaker the size of an Apple

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While the legal world kicks its feet over Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division, the latter department is merrily going about its business, launching new hardware.The Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 Windows Phone 8.1... >>

Afterguard sailboat-racing HUD glasses pushed out to sea

Afterguard sailboat-racing HUD glasses pushed out to sea

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Sailors ahoy. Afterguard is here to bring all the tactical data of sailing to the eyes of seafarers so they can concentrate on the boat without looking away at screen read-outs.Heads up display glasses are an ideal solution for sailors who constantly... >>

Sony claims MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel wireless headphones are world's first

Sony claims MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel wireless headphones are world's first

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Sony is offering a cinematic surround sound experience with its new MDR-HW700DS 9.1 channel digital surround sound headphones. It claims, as of today, this is a world first.While the name might not sound so great the headphones themselves promise impressive... >>

Spotify embraces the dark side with new cross-platform design, adds Your Music too

Spotify embraces the dark side with new cross-platform design, adds Your Music too

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Spotify has undergone its first major redesign in many a year. The new interface, which launches for iPhone, desktop and web today and will be rolled out to all other platforms soon, adopts a black background and dark theme, counteracting the flat and... >>

Philips, Armin van Buuren team together for A5-Pro DJ headphones

Philips, Armin van Buuren team together for A5-Pro DJ headphones

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Philips and DJ star Armin van Buuren have paired together for a pair of A5-Pro professional DJ headphones, designed to meet the needs of a globe-trotting DJ.Van Buuren and Philips collaborated on the headphones to combine an aluminum close-back fit with... >>

Carry on raving wherever you are with Pioneer's SE-MX9, SE-MX7, SE-CX9 and SE-CX8 Superior Club Sound range

Carry on raving wherever you are with Pioneer's SE-MX9, SE-MX7, SE-CX9 and SE-CX8 Superior Club Sound range

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Pioneer has launched a new range of over and in-ear headphones that are tuned for those who particularly like dance music, almost directly taking on rival Beats.Whether it's happy hardcore, big beat, drumfunk or wonky, the Superior Club Sound range is... >>

Google Play Music for Chrome now lets you drag and upload music through the browser

Google Play Music for Chrome now lets you drag and upload music through the browser

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Google wants your entire music library to work nicely with its Google Play Music service, so it is letting you store every track you own in the cloud via Google Play Music for Chrome.Starting today, you can enable the Google Play Music for Chrome lab... >>

Students: How to cut your Spotify payment in half

Students: How to cut your Spotify payment in half

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Music streaming giant Spotify is hoping to attract students with a new price cut on Tuesday. Its Premium service - the top tier with no advertisements and unlimited music - is now priced at $4.99 per month for college students in the US, a cut in half... >>

NPR 24-hour iTunes Radio station debuts in US, becoming first news station on Apple's service

NPR 24-hour iTunes Radio station debuts in US, becoming first news station on Apple's service

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Apple launched iTunes Radio last autumn with music streaming in mind, and now its audio services has finally expanded beyond music by adding a news station. But it is not just any 'ole news station. It's National Public Radio.NPR - also called National... >>