Monoprice Monolith MTM-100 review: Big size, massive sound

When shopping around for desk speakers to use with your PC, console, or other devices, it’s possible to choose affordable plastic speakers that don’t get loud and produce a somewhat tinny sound. On the other end of the scale are audiophile solutions that cost thousands. Slap bang in the middle are options like the Monoprice […]

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Samsung Chromebooks could soon get charging sound effects

Google’s ChromeOS is quickly becoming a viable alternative to Windows and macOS, especially for those with a workload that mainly involves browsing the web. Google has also been adding many new features and integration with Android devices. Now, the company is planning to add a small but useful new feature. Currently, the only way to […]

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Elgato Wave XLR and Wave DX mic review: A superior sound input with great value

Elgato is a premier PC accessories manufacturer that has muscled its way aggressively into the streaming space.  For those who are streaming Xbox or PC Games on services like Twitch or YouTube, Elgato practically has a product for every aspect of your setup. Need a green screen? Elgato has one. Game recording? Elgato has some […]

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EPOS GTW 270 earbuds review: A superior sound experience for PC and cloud gaming?

The EPOS GTW 270 earbuds aim to solve a growing problem in our increasingly mobile-oriented gaming world: gaming audio on the go, across multiple devices. Many of today’s consoles and laptops and phones support Bluetooth, but Bluetooth isn’t always the best option, owing to its susceptibility to interference. What if you’re also using your Bluetooth […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Reviews: Sound Quality, Noise Cancellation, and Battery Life Tested

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday, September 23. In advance, the first reviews of the wireless headphones have now been shared by select media publications and YouTube channels. Priced at $249, the second-generation AirPods Pro feature improved audio quality, longer battery life, and up to 2x […]

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YouTube TV Now Supports 5.1 Surround Sound on Apple TV

YouTube TV on the Apple TV has been updated with 5.1 audio support, YouTube announced today. The updated audio works with compatible live, DVR, and video on-demand content that’s watched on YouTube TV. 5.1 audio offers surround sound and has brand names that include Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, THX, and DTS. YouTube says that […]

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Polk Audio Introduces New MagniFi Max AX Sound Bar Systems With Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AirPlay 2

Polk Audio today debuted its latest flagship sound bar systems, the MagniFi Max AX and AX SR. The compact systems both include an 11-speaker-array sound bar with dedicated center channels and up-firing height speakers, as well as a 10-inch wireless subwoofer. The SR system adds two additional wireless surround speakers. The new sound bars support […]

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Apple Studio Display Owners Complain of High-Pitched Buzzing Sound Likely Caused By Electrical Interference

Some Apple Studio Display owners have taken to online forums to complain that their monitors make a high-pitched buzzing sound that appears to be emanating from the top of the screen or behind it, and may be being caused by electrical interference. There are complaints on Twitter, Reddit and the Apple Support Community dating back […]

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Microsoft News Roundup: She-Hulk on a Surface Pro 8, WhatsApp Desktop update, and the long-lost Windows 8 startup sound

From She-Hulk using a Surface Pro 8 to Gmail being optimized for the Surface Duo, we cover a wide range of stories here at Windows Central. To kick off each weekend, we gather the biggest pieces of news mixed with some fun tidbits from across Microsoft land. Here are the highlights from this week. Missing […]

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Apple Extends Repair Program for iPhone 12 Models With Earpiece Sound Issues

Apple today extended its service program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models experiencing earpiece-related sound issues. The program now covers affected iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro devices for up to three years after the first retail sale of the device, compared to up to two years previously, according to Apple. The one-year […]

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This is the never-before-heard Surface startup sound as well as the missing one from Windows 8

Jensen Harris, who worked on various versions of Windows over the years, reveals what the original Windows 8 startup sound was. Windows 8 never shipped with a startup sound, so few have heard it before. Besides Windows 8, Harris also reveals that the first Surface PC had its own unique startup chime, but it, too, […]

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Creative dévoile la Sound Blaster X1

Creative Technology lance le Sound Blaster X1, le dernier DAC USB et amplificateur de casque doté des technologies Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine et Super X-FI Headphone Holography que l’on retrouve pour la première fois sur l’emblématique SXFI AMP. Pas plus gros qu’un doigt et alimenté par un DAC 32 bits AKM4377 128 dB haut de […]

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Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro unveiled with 24-bit Hi-Fi sound and ANC

Samsung announced the Galaxy Buds2 TWS earphones last August, and today, the company followed up with the Pro version at its Galaxy Unpacked event. The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro TWS earphones are 15% smaller than their predecessors for more comfortable prolonged wearing experience. The earbuds have an aerodynamic design and feature a special vent hole […]

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Your Google Meet calls could soon sound more natural

If you use Google Meet for video calls on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet, you can soon experience clearer and more natural audio. Google is working to bring stereo separation to its video calling app, and it could be really useful when there are multiple people in the frame. The latest version of the Google […]

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A new approach to talking about sound

To misquote an increasingly popular Disney character: you’ll have to look hard to find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than the world of hi-fi and headphone reviews. Putting it politely, the prose used in mainstream audio product reviews could be described as pseudoscientific at best, or as nonsensical rambling at worst. Shibboleths […]

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Forget Lasers. The Hot New Tool for Physicists Is Sound

Sound waves can also steer objects inside organisms. Daniel Ahmed, an engineer at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, recently used ultrasound to move hollow plastic beads inside a live zebrafish embryo. By doing these experiments, Ahmed aims to demonstrate the potential of using sound to guide drugs to a target site within an animal, such as […]

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Samsung One UI tip: Enable Separate App Sound

Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets running One UI sometimes go out of their way to offer useful desktop-like features. Separate App Sound, for example, is a clever One UI tool that allows Galaxy smartphone and tablet users to redirect the media sound from desired apps to external devices while keeping all other sounds coming from […]

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Review: Sony’s WH-1000XM5 Headphones Don’t Fold, But Do Sound Better Than Ever

Sony this week launched the updated version of its premium flagship noise-canceling headphones. If your only interest is how the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony stack up against Apple’s $549 AirPods Max, be sure to check out our direct comparison. The following is a standalone review of Sony’s latest headphones. Since they launched in August 2020, […]

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Windows 11 is getting a new Sound Recorder app with updated design

Microsoft has today announced the rollout of a new Sound Recorder app for Insiders in the Dev Channel on Windows 11. The new Sound Recorder replaces the Voice Recorder app already present in Windows, with new features and an updated UI headlining the new experience. The new app has a new markers feature, which lets […]

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