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New boat Nirvana Eutopia headphones enabled by Ceva

By Peter Cooney / April 8, 2024
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It seems that the strategic partnership announced by IP vendor Ceva and Headphone brand boAt back at CES 2024 is coming to fruition with boAt’s latest Nirvana Eutopia headphones entering the markets. These headphones boast a lot of interesting technology including: 3D Spatial audio with headtracking ENx™ for improved conversions BEASTTM mode enabling low latency audio streaming Up […]

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Qualcomm preparing for the rise of multi-use case earbuds

By Joe Murray / April 2, 2024
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Qualcomm’s introduction of the S3 and S5 Gen 3 Sound Platforms marks a significant leap forward in the audio device sector, especially with regards to the development of multi-use case TWS headphones. The new additions to the snapdragon sound platform aim to meet rising consumer expectations for superior audio quality mixed with low latency for […]

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Headphones State of the Industry 2024, Updated Forecasts

By Peter Cooney / March 21, 2024
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SAR Insight & Consulting have recently published updated forecasts for all headphone markets, the latest data is now available on the platform. We’ve been tracking the headphone market since the company was founded over 10 years ago and it has been very interesting to see how this market has transformed in that time. The latest […]

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Open-Ear Headphones on the Rise

By Lachlan Cooney / March 10, 2024
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Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in open-ear wireless earbuds on the market. In 2021, we saw the release of the Purpods from Mpow and more recently the release of the Ultra Open Earbuds from Bose. Some other notable releases include: Soundgear Sense from JBL in 2023 Open Sport from JLab in 2022 Open EarBuds S50 from 1More in […]

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Bose enters open-ear headphone market

By Joe Murray / March 8, 2024
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November 27, 2023, Harman announced the acquisition of Roon, a music software company most well-known for its Roon app. Roon Labs was founded in 2015, but its journey in music technology began much earlier, in 2004. The founders were involved in developing music software for companies like Sooloos, Meridian Audio, and HP before establishing Roon […]

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Amazon’s Echo Hub is launched

By Peter Cooney / February 24, 2024
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Smart home hubs and gateways are used to tie together and control a whole plethora of smart home devices (thermostats, plugs, lighting, sensors, etc.) in a user-friendly way. Most of these hubs have been used for professionally fitted smart home systems. Many consumer-built systems have tended to rely on smartphone (or similar) apps to control the […]

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Sony’s PlayStation 6 Rumours

By Lachlan Cooney / February 16, 2024
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It has been over 3 years since the release of the PS5 and whilst Sony’s new console won’t be announced for a good while, we’re already seeing rumours regarding the specifications. A popular YouTuber, who goes by Moore’s Law Is Dead, recently posted a video claiming that Sony will further its partnership with AMD to power […]

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JBL’s New Party Speakers

By Lachlan Cooney / February 10, 2024
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JBL, a global leader in the portable speaker industry, announced its new party speakers at CES last month, the PartyBox Club 120 and the PartyBox Stage 320. The PartyBox Club 120 features Bluetooth 5.3 with LE audio, IPX4 water resistance, and multi-speaker connection thanks to Auracast. It also features up to 12 hours of battery life, […]

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Charging Ahead: Solar-Powered Headphones. Future Headphone Market Growth?

By Peter Cooney / February 9, 2024
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The incorporation of Powerfoyle solar technology into headphone design represents a notable advancement in sustainable audio solutions, a trend I touched upon in a previous CES roundup. Among the latest products featuring this innovation is the A6219 on-ear GO headphones, showcased as part of the 2024 Philips Sound Range. This introduction underscores a significant shift towards […]

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New Ring “Battery Doorbell Pro” with several technology upgrades

By Peter Cooney / February 9, 2024
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A new Ring smart doorbell has been introduced, the Battery Doorbell Pro. Whilst the design is pretty much the same (if it ain’t broke don’t fix it?), there are several new features. What’s new? (main technology upgrades) Radar Improved noise cancellation Dual-band Wi-Fi Upgraded image sensor Color night vision Radar enables more precise presence detection […]

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