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IFA 2019: Jabra’s Great Truly Wireless Earbuds Just Got Better

Jabra just announced the next generation of its popular truly wireless earbuds. The new Elite 75t look like a slimmed-down version of the 65t earbuds, which we love. Based on our first peek at the product, it sure looks like Jabra took a great set of earbuds and made them just a little bit better. Read More >>

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This Korean Apple Ad Is Literally the Only Reason I Want AirPods

Apple has a new AirPods commercial airing in Korea that highlights the only conceivable reason I can think of why anyone would want a pair: their bloomin' adorable cases. Read More >>

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Finally, A Proper AirPods Competitor

The first time I picked up the Jaybird Vista truly wireless earbuds, a thought started looping through my head: These things are impossibly tiny and light. Even the case is pocket-sized. The sheer portability reminded me of AirPods, but there’s an essential distinction. The new Jaybird earbuds are practically bombproof. You can get them wet or bury them in dirt, and they’ll keep working. Functionally, the Vistas are probably the best fitness-focused earbuds I’ve tested. And did I mention—they’re so light! Read More >>

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Sony’s New Wireless Earbuds Put Surprisingly Good Noise Cancelling in your Pocket

Sony has been trying to crack a tough nut for the past couple of years. The company wants to translate the tremendous success it’s had making over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and shrink the technology down to something you can put in your pocket. The new £220 WF-1000XM3 represent its latest attempt at miniaturising its excellent noise-cancelling technology. They also represent some impressive progress, and the result is a terrific set of earbuds unlike anything else on the market. Read More >>

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Sony’s New Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Feel Like a Fancy Step Forward

Sony showed up early to the truly wireless noise-cancelling party in 2017, and now the company has an exciting new update: the WF-1000XM3 truly wireless earbuds. They cost $230 (~£180, UK price TBA) and look like some silly mini version of the company’s popular WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones. That’s kind of the point, too. Apple’s AirPods have no noise-cancelling and the excellent Jabra Elite 65t only have noise reduction. Excellent noise-cancelling earbuds could be a big deal. Read More >>

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AirPods are Rubbish Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro

The only earbuds more recognisable than the tortured white teardrops that are AirPods might be Powerbeats. These things look like rubberised hoop earrings glued to plastic boxes, flipped upside down and strung together with a naff wire. Well, at least they used to look like that. Beats just released a new truly wireless model called Powerbeats Pro, and they feel like a revelation. I can’t believe how much I like these earbuds and want to wear them and don’t even feel embarrassed when I do. Read More >>

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Apple Quietly Released New AirPods While You Were Asleep

The second generation of AirPods just appeared in the Apple Store, and they sure look a lot like the first generation, save for some key upgrades. Read More >>

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Don’t Cross Revamped AirPods Off Your Christmas List Just Yet

When Apple failed to provide any updates on AirPods during its most recent launch event, it seemed like fans of the ubiquitous wireless earbuds would be forced to wait until 2019 for a new model. However, based on newly granted Bluetooth SIG certifications discovered by MySmartPrice.com, it seems there’s still a chance that new AirPods could hit the market before the end of the year. Read More >>

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Master & Dynamic’s New Truly Wireless Earbuds Thump

Sound quality on truly wireless earbuds can seem like a bit of an afterthought. After all, most people just want these things not to fall out of their ears. But Master & Dynamic’s new MW07 truly wireless earbuds do a few new interesting things. Not only do they feel good and look great. They sound like an expensive dream. Read More >>

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Sennheiser’s New Momentum True Wireless Earbuds Look Like a Pricey Good Time

Here’s the frustrating thing about Sennheiser. The company makes consistently terrific (and terrific-looking) products that cost a little more than you want to spend. At least that’s the case with the new Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds. They are handsome, and they cost £300. Read More >>

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I’m Amazed By How Much I Love These Earbuds

A weird thing about reviewing gadgets for a living is that my neighbours notice. Sometimes they just call me out for getting a lot of packages in the post. Other times, they ask me for advice. One neighbour recently pointed out the £170 Jabra 65t Elite Active truly wireless buds I was wearing in the lift. “What do you think?” he asked. After taking the earbud out of my head and asking him to repeat the question, I was honest and probably a little bit surprised by my candour. I said, “I love them. You should buy them.” Read More >>

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Sony Almost Made the Perfect Commuter Earbuds

There are two ways of listening to music: you can shut everything out and focus purely on the tunes, or you can use music to enhance other activities in your life. Headphones and earbuds, especially those of the noise-cancelling variety, are quite good at first; you just put some on, turn up the volume, and let everything else fade away. However, when it comes to the second kind of enjoyment of tunes, earbuds aren’t quite as proficient. Now sometimes that’s a good thing, because I doubt many people like hearing others grunt at the gym or taking a jackhammer to the street. But at the same time, wearing earbuds often means you lose the ability to hear the bell of a bike coming up from behind you, or the chirping of birds on a beautiful day in the park. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Sony’s New Buds Have Holes in Them for Your Own Good

How many times have you seen this: a guy or gal walking down the street with one earbud in, while the other hangs loose around their shoulders and neck like some ridiculous techie bolo tie. If you’re like me, it’s a daily occurrence, and a sad symptom caused by design that doesn’t quite work. Read More >>

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New and Improved AirPods Could Be On Their Way

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is reporting that Apple has plans for some AirPods updates. If you’ve held off on purchasing the little Apple earrings because of connectivity or water resistance concerns, it’s time to get excited. Read More >>