Belkin Working On Accessory That Will Give Speakers AirPlay 2 Connectivity
When choosing audio equipment like speakers, sometimes users need to decide between choosing speakers that have great audio quality, and speakers with more modern features like wireless connectivity and so on. However, Belkin seems to be working on an accessory that will let users have the best of both worlds.

Apple Says There Will Never Be A Free Apple Music Tier
When it comes to music streaming services, one of the biggest differences between Apple Music and Spotify is that the latter offers users the option of listening for free in exchange for certain limitations and ads. Spotify is currently leading the way in terms of music streaming, so could a missing piece of the Apple Music puzzle be a free tier?

Spotify Announces Plans For A ‘HiFi’ Lossless Stream
When Tidal launched, the service initially targeted audiophiles who might have been able to better appreciate the higher quality streams, although it was a bit too expensive for regular customers who might not have been too picky. Now it looks like Spotify is also interested in giving users that option as the company has announced its own lossless streaming option.

Alleged AirPods 3 Photo Leaked
Apple’s AirPods lineup currently consists of the regular AirPods and the AirPods Pro that comes with noise-cancelling technology. However, there have been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be developing a third model that would sit between the regular AirPods and the Pro model and has been tentatively referred to as the AirPods Pro Lite.

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Apple Music Is Getting More Social With Lyrics Sharing
How do you find out about songs or bands you’ve never heard of before? There are many ways, such as hearing it used as background music in a TV show or movie, hearing it on radio, or being recommended by a friend. Social media can also be a good way about finding and discovering new tunes.

Future AirPods Max Headphones Could Feature Glass Earcups
Apple launched the AirPods Max headphones back in December of 2020. While they are expensive, they do have a rather premium feel thanks to the use of materials like aluminum. Unfortunately, the use of aluminum has also created a pair of headphones that are kind of heavy.

Microsoft Just Launched A Pair Of Xbox Branded Wireless Headphones
When it comes to headphones, Microsoft might seem like an odd brand to think about, but over the years, the company has launched several audio products such as headphones and wireless earbuds. Now it looks like they’re back with a new pair of headphones, except that these have been designed for gaming in mind.

Sennheiser Might Be Looking To Step Back From The Consumer Audio Business
Sennheiser is an audio brand that many audiophiles are familiar with. The company has created more than a few memorable and somewhat legendary headphones over the decades, but it now looks like the company might be looking to call it quits on the consumer audio business as they explore potentially selling it off.

iOS 14.5 Will Let You Choose Siri’s Default Music Player
So with iOS 14, Apple has introduced the ability for users to finally set the default apps of their choice for certain functions, such as their browser and email. But what about music players? Turns out that in the upcoming iOS 14.5 update, that could change, but not necessarily in the way that some of us are hoping.

Man Accidentally Swallows His AirPod In His Sleep
There are a lot of people who like wearing headphones/earphones when they go to bed. Given that now we live in the age where we have wireless earbuds, it has become even more convenient than ever, but it also turns out that maybe it could be a health and choking hazard waiting to happen.

SoundCould Could Soon Let You Support Artists Directly
Supporting your favorite artist back in the day basically meant buying their records and going to their concerts. These days, it’s become about streaming, but even then, some artists feel that the cut that they are given from streaming simply isn’t good enough. However, the good news is that SoundCloud wants to change that.

How to Change Microphone Volume in Windows 10
Are you getting feedback from people that say that you sound too quiet when you’re on video or voice calls? Then you might want to increase your microphone’s volume, and here’s how you can do that.

Bang & Olufen’s Beosound Level Will Blend Into Your Home Perfectly
One of the things about Bang & Olufsen’s audio products is that they aren’t always designed to look very obvious at what they’re meant to be used for. This is ideal for people who are particular about their home furnishings and want gadgets that can blend into their homes nicely. This is where the company’s latest Beosound Level comes in.

A 2004 iPod Was Hacked To Stream Spotify
Want to stream Spotify? If you do, you’ll either need to do so from a computer or a smartphone with the Spotify app installed on it. But what if you wanted to stream it on a 2004 iPod? You might think you’re out of luck, but that wasn’t the case with Guy Dupont who decided to take his 17-year old iPod and give it a modern upgrade.

Second-Gen AirPods Pro Could Launch In First Half Of 2021
Apple’s first-gen AirPods Pro has been around for a couple of years now, which means that it seems like it might be time for a refresh. According to a report from DigiTimes (paywall), it appears that the second-gen AirPods Pro could arrive in the first half of 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro ReviewEditor's Pick
The Galaxy Buds Pro is the most advanced Samsung earbuds and features active noise cancellation (ANC), speech detection, and virtual surround sound, to cite a few. We will go over the most critical aspects of this new product to determine if it is right for you.

AirPods Max Teardown Finds It Surprisingly Serviceable
As companies move to create smaller and thinner devices, it’s not surprising that this results in components that are more complex and more difficult to remove, thus in some cases, making them near-impossible to fix. However, surprisingly enough, the AirPods Max has actually been found to be quite serviceable.

Apple Could Be Looking To Launch A Podcast Subscription Service
Right now, the podcasts you access from Apple are pretty much free. However, to better compete with Spotify and to attract more podcasters to its platform, it seems that Apple could be planning on launching their own podcast subscription service, according to a report from The Information (paywall).

Netflix Testing Spatial Audio Support For AirPods Pro, AirPods Max
One of the problems with using headphones is that sometimes the sound can come across as being a bit one-dimensional. This is usually because of the size of headphones, where only so many drivers can be squeezed into such a small space, thus reducing its ability to create a soundstage that one might expect from a more traditional pair of speakers.

Fender Launches A New Portable Amplifier For Guitarists On The Move
If you’re a guitarist that’s constantly moving about and you need the practice, sure, there are some amplifiers that are portable and battery powered, but have you ever seen one that could fit in a bag or pocket? If you’re after something even smaller and more portable, then Fender might have something for you.