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Microsoft Surface Headphones support Cortana, noise cancellation

Microsoft is getting into the premium headphone game with the introduction of a set of Surface Headphones. The headphones feature 40mm drivers for sound, noise cancellation technology, and support for Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant software. They also have a few nifty features for controlling audio playback and adjusting the sound. Take the Surface Headphones off […]

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Smartphones with headphone jacks are a dying breed (OnePlus, Apple the latest to kill them off)

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone without a headphone jack, but the company certainly jump started the trend with the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016. You can probably make a pretty strong case that the Android phone makers that did it first were just trying to claim bragging rights by […]

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Sony Xperia Ear Duo “open ear” wireless earbuds coming this spring for $280

Plenty of companies are selling “truly wireless” earbuds these days. But Sony’s new Xperia Ear Duo earbuds aren’t just completely wireless… they’re designed not to give you an immersive audio experience. That’s because they have what Sony calls an “open ear” design that lets you hear music, podcasts, or other audio without preventing you from hearing […]

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Google and Bose unveil headphones “optimized for Google Assistant”

Bose is launching the first headphones with built-in support for Google Assistant. As spotted in leaked pictures, the new Bose QuietComort 35 II noise-canceling headphones have a built-in action button that you can use to trigger Google Assistant. You do need to pair the headphones to a phone via Bluetooth though — so it’s not […]

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones with Google Assistant coming soon (leaks)

Google’s voice assistant service is already available on Android phones and smart speakers like Google Home, and it’s coming soon to third-party devices like the upcoming JBL Link and Sony LG-S50G smart speakers. But it also looks like Google Assistant is coming to headphones. One of the first sets with Google Assistant baked in will […]

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Motorola launches Stream truly wireless earbuds for £80 ($104)

Wireless headphones have been around for a while, but now that smartphone makers are making a habit of launching phones that lack headphone jacks, I suspect they’ll become even more common. While wireless headsets come in a range of shapes and sizes, one of the latest trends is “truly wireless” models that don’t even have […]

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Google-branded Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones hit the FCC

It looks like Google is getting ready to launch a set of Bluetooth on-ear headphones with active noise canceling features. A set of headphones with the model number GID5B passed through the FCC website today, and surprisingly there’s no confidentiality agreement, which means we can see the user manual and photos of these headphones, which […]