Tag: Audio

  • Meze Audio Empyrean II

    Verdict Pander to them just a little and the Meze Audio Empyrean II prove smarter than your average audiophile-orientated passive hard-wired over-ear headphones… Pros Poised, informative and endlessly listenable Specified, constructed and finished without apparent compromise Comfortable through even the longest listening sessions Cons Not cheap to buy Not discreet to wear Not as outright…

  • Meze Audio Empyrean II planar magnetic headphones announced

    Romanian high-end audio company Meze Audio has announced the Empyrean II, a new set of premium planar magnetic headphones with interchangeable earpads. For this second generation set, Meze has refined the Isodynamic Hybrid Array driver design provided by partner Rinaro Isodynamics, which apparently results in a more neutral sound signature while retaining the brand’s “easy…

  • X starts rolling out new audio and video call feature

    X, the service formerly known as Twitter, has added video and audio call support, taking another small step towards Elon Musk’s vision of an all-encompassing super app. The controversial billionaire has taken to his social network to announce that an early version of a video and audio call function is now available to X users,…

  • What is Snapdragon Sound? Qualcomm's wireless audio technology explained

    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound is a wireless standard that aims to deliver superior sound across devices. Qualcomm’s various technologies are available across a plethora of devices people commonly use from headphones and wearables, to smartphones and automotive applications. Snapdragon Sound is tailored to work in the world of High-res audio, 5G mobile networks and Wi-Fi 6,…

  • Anker Soundcore Motion X500 portable spatial audio speaker announced

    Anker has announced the Motion X500, a portable high fidelity speaker with spatial audio support. The Motion X500 is a compact, stylish aluminium Bluetooth speaker with an integrated handle and dynamic LED lights on the top. The design language is very similar to the Anker Soundcore X600 that we reviewed a few months ago, albeit…

  • How to watch Sevilla vs Arsenal: Champions League live stream and free audio

    Sevilla vs Arsenal Live Stream: The Champions League is back with a massive Group B game that sees Arsenal travel to Sevilla for a tough-looking tie. Here’s how to watch live on TV and online and listen for free. Arsenal’s return to the Champions League has been a mixed bag thus far. A dominant win…

  • The affordable NeoBuds Pro 2 offer improved ANC and Hi-Res Audio

    Edifier has announced the launch of the NeoBuds Pro 2, boasting a tonne of features including enhanced noise-cancellation, 24-bit/192kHz audio over Bluetooth. The enhanced active noise-cancellation arrives in the form of Edifier’s patented Wide-Band Multi-Channel ANC. Edifier claims that this form of ANC can deliver a wider and deeper noise-cancellation depth, up to -50dB depth…

  • Final's VR2000 in-earphones offers 3D audio performance for gamers

    Japanese audio brand Final has unveiled the VR2000, a pair of wired in-earphones designed to work best for gaming and VR applications. Price at £59.99 / $69.99 / €67.99, the VR2000 feature Final’s newly designed f-Core DU custom-made dynamic 6mm drivers to tune the headphones “to extract every detail from your digital surroundings”. The headphones…

  • Best Running Headphones: Our top audio picks for workouts

    Pros Slim, light headphones to wear for exercise Quick charge technology Multipoint pairing Cons Enhanced bass doesn’t deliver outside Proprietary charging cable Different waterproof rating to OpenRun The brand formerly known as Aftershokz was rebranded as Shokz, but that didn’t manifest any different change in approach. When it comes to bone-conduction headphones, Shokz is probably…

  • How to enable Adaptive Audio on AirPods Pro

    Adaptive Audio is a game-changing feature of the AirPods Pro available with the release of iOS 17. But how do you use it? Replacing the default Transparency mode, Adaptive Audio looks to blend ANC and transparency mode into one. It’ll filter in environmental noise so you stay aware of your surroundings, just like transparency mode…