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What makes the AirPods Pro 2’s noise canceling so good?  A billion transistors

What makes the AirPods Pro 2’s noise canceling so good? A billion transistors

Placing Apple’s new AirPods Pro 2, which Apple unveiled at its Far Out event on September 7, in my ears in the Steve Jobs Theater’s hands-on space, I was anxious to experience what Apple promised would be a 2x-better active noise-canceling experience. Even in that bustling space, I was surprised by their efficacy, which is …

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I tried earbuds that swap from in-ear to open-ear, but they prove you must specialize

It takes a lot to surprise an audio geek in 2022. However, I was truly stoked to learn about the JBL Tune Flex; an affordable, water-resistant, ANC-toting pair of earbuds that also boasts two different wearing styles – open or closed. Upon receiving a set to try, I also note the translucent case showcasing the …

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In leaked audio, notorious Zamfara bandit kingpin, Bello Turji, vows vengeance over military raid

Notorious Zamfara State bandit kingpin, Bello Turji, has vowed to carry out devastating reprisal attacks following recent aerial bombardment of his residence and stronghold by the Nigerian military fighter jets where several of his followers were killed. In a leaked audio clip which was obtained by counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake …

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Astell & Kern’s new hi-res music player wants to outdo the very best (aka: itself)

What can we say about Astell & Kern’s admirable catalog of portable hi-res music players? Luxury meets innovation? True, across the board. That the South Korean class leader’s oeuvre includes some of the best MP3 players in existence? Also correct. And now, there’s a new kid in town, an update to the fantastic Astell & …

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The week in audio: Can I Tell You A Secret ?; Series; Heavyweight – review | Podcasts

Can I Tell You a Secret? | GuardianSeries | serialpodcast.orgHeavyweight | Gimlet Here’s a new podcast on, sadly, an increasingly familiar subject: stalking. Can I Tell You a Secret? is made by the Guardian, with the great investigative writer Sirin Kale hosting and the equally excellent Axel Kacoutié on sound duties. Both are brilliant on …

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Nothing shows off new earbuds at Fashion Week, but I need more than catwalk looks

What do you do if you’re a forward-thinking fledgling tech outfit keen to shift the ‘one-time-half-of-OnePlus’ image? You coquettishly showcase your new earbuds at London Fashion Week, revealing precisely no new information about them – nope, not even a sliver of info. Nothing. Founder Carl Pei has never walked a particular path when it comes …

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iOS 16 Changes How You Record and Send Audio Messages on Your iPhone – Here’s How It Works Now «iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks

To record an audio message in the Messages app on iOS 15, you would tap and hold the audio messages button in the text entry field of the conversation. Then, you could let go to preview it before sending it or swipe up to send it right away. That’s no longer the case on iOS …

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