JLab’s new JBuds Air Pro earbuds surprising value and features

By SeongCheol_Jang | April 13, 2022

California based audio company JLab is releasing a new TWS earbuds that cost less than 1/3 of Apple Airpods or other premium brand’s TWS earbuds.   One of the interesting points of the new Air Pro earbuds from JLab is its battery life with 32 hours of listening time which is about 30% more than the […]

MediaTek is getting ready to spin off its Airoha subsidiary

By SeongCheol_Jang | April 13, 2022

In the past several years, Airoha became quite successful in Bluetooth audio related markets and more recently, it has had significant success in the TWS earbuds market, with customers including Sony, Beats by Apple, JBL by Harman, Skullcandy and Xiaomi.  Qualcomm’s once large dominant position in the Bluetooth headset market (through its CSR acquisition) has […]

Dyson announces ANC over ear headphones with Air purifier

By Nick Wright | April 5, 2022

Although these headphones look like something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie they actually boast some pretty impressive features. Full active noise cancellation, air purification via an external face covering, full Bluetooth connectivity and an app that tells you more about the air quality you are in.   Dyson have always been innovators when it […]

HP announces agreement to acquire Poly

By Joe Murray | April 5, 2022

March 28th saw the announcement of a new planned acquisition of Poly by HP. The total deal has been valued at roughly 3.3 billion USD, at $40 per share, with HP taking on Poly’s debts. HP has claimed that they are hoping that Poly will help to strengthen their position in the peripherals market and […]

Syntiant raises $55 million, ships 20 million+ chips

By SeongCheol_Jang | April 4, 2022

Syntiant is a start-up company founded in 2017 focusing on developing always on, machine learning based processor solutions.  Investors for Syntiant includes a whole spectrum of tech industry companies such as Amazon, Bosch, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and Renasas and more.  The NDP100 chip (NDP = Neural Decision Processor), from Syntiant achieves industry leading ultra-low power […]

Bowers & Wilkins 3D audio Soundbar

By Joe Murray | March 17, 2022

Bowers & Wilkins have recently announced the release of a brand new Soundbar, the Panorama 3. For a company that’s primary focus is audio quality over use, the new soundbar comes with all the essential features that you would expect on a basic Soundbar with the Bluetooth codecs aptX Adaptive, and AAC offering Bluetooth quality […]

Yamaha launches TW-E5B wireless earbuds

By Nick Wright | March 16, 2022

Yamaha decided to release their new headphones on World Hearing Day. This falls in line with Yamaha’s “Thinking About Hearing Health” campaign. The campaign highlights how listening to loud music over prolonged periods of time will damage hearing.   Yamaha re-entered the headphone market in 2019. All their TWS earbuds released since then have incorporated Yamaha’s […]

xMEMS releases Montara Pro

By Nick Wright | March 16, 2022

Montara Pro by xMEMS is a MEMS speaker which uses DynamicVent which is a patented technology. The technology allows earbud designers to have the best of both worlds when it comes to open and closed earbuds.   The unique speaker design means that Montara Pros have a flat frequency response reaching 115dB SPL below 1khz and […]

Turtle Beach’s gaming earbuds

By Joe Murray | March 16, 2022

Turtle Beach announced a new pair of gaming focused earbuds on March 14th that will be available for order on the 21st of March. The biggest surprise here is that the new earbuds, despite being targeted at low latency gaming, do not include Bluetooth 5.2, and therefore also do not include LE Audio. The new […]

Samsung’s 2022 NEO QLED TVs eliminate the need for a Dolby Atmos soundbar

By SeongCheol_Jang | March 16, 2022

Samsung smart TV is finally adding Dolby ATMOS for its new 2022 line up. Samsung has been one of the few smart TV brands that did not promote Dolby ATMOS as it has home grown 3D audio technology called OTS (Object Tracking Sound).  It looks like Samsung has changed their marketing strategy to add Dolby […]

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