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Hands-on review: JBL Partybox 110 Bluetooth speaker
My first review in a long time is sure to create a lot of noise, if the experience in my household has been anything to go by.
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 4 Active Wireless Earphones
It’s been a little a while since I’ve tried a new pair of wireless earphones, mainly due to a couple of rough experiences with them in the past.
Hands-on review: Belkin SOUNDFORM Rise and SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds
Having reviewed dozens of pairs of headphones and earbuds over the last five or so years across all price ranges, I was excited to test two of Belkin’s latest models.
Hand-on review: Sony X-Series XG500 Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
For as long as I can remember, Sony have been known as purveyors of quality sound. I leapt at the opportunity to review two of their latest products.
Hands-on review: JBL LivePro+ TWS
I have become more of a fan of earbuds since discovering my ears no longer have to ache, and they don’t have to continually fall out. JBL will be pleased to hear that no amount of head gyrating has managed to dislodge either bud.
Sony brings the noise with new high-power audio systems
Greater sound range and height, exciting lighting options, karaoke leaderboards, guitar inputs all in a single robust unit.
Hands-on review: Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless
Sennheiser did a great job achieving an elegant but practical design.
Hands-on review: Ultimate Ears Hyperboom - it’s all about that bass
If life for you is a party just waiting to happen, you will find the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom an indispensable piece of kit.
Sony's gaming and music struggles see sentiment take a nosedive
Sentiment towards Sony has taken a nosedive during the first quarter of 2020, with ongoing struggles in its music and gaming behind the decline.
Tech company uses AI to feel the mood of the music
There are tags or metadata to figure out if one type of music was similar (or not) to another type – instead, developers incorporated mood, vibe, and past track usage.
SEGA backs Flutin as it sets its sights on the music industry
Flutin uses artificial intelligence (AI) to promote emerging artists and offers recommendations based on listeners’ music preferences, activities, and locations.
Hands-on review: Sennheiser Ambeo Sound Bar
The thirteen drivers will have your sound bouncing off your walls while placing you in the centre of all the action.
2K Games & UnitedMasters name winners of NBA 2K20 soundtrack comp
Ten winners were selected in total for the official soundtrack – and it’s the first time fans have ever had the chance to take part.
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar marks the audio expert’s foray into home theatre
The AMBEO Soundbar is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualisation technology which was jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS.
Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
Startup uses blockchain to democratise music industry
Viberate, a startup based in Slovenia, is utilising data and blockchain to standardise and map the global ecosystem for live music, according to an announcement.
Alibaba steps into cloud music with latest acquisition
Acquires Import eCommerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion Alibaba will also take a minority stake in NetEase Cloud Music
Online DJ service Beatsource brings on renowned DJ A-Trak
DJ music service Beatsource has brought on Grammy-nominated DJ A-Trak on to its board of managers as the platform gets set to launch its online download store next month.
The karaoke app taking the Philippines by storm
The company behind the app’s success says it’s all about the joy and positive energy that comes from singing.
PUBG Mobile teams up with DJ Alan Walker on new track
Earlier this month, players logged into PUBG MOBILE and participated in an in-game event with Alan Walker challenges.
Startup launches AI-powered music curation service
Dubbed DIY AI, the service allows users to input a link to a song of their choosing, and within approximately 10 seconds Musiio will generate at least eight custom tags, including genre, BPM, key, and mood.
K Road tipped to be NZ’s ‘silicon valley’ of music
Auckland’s Karangahape Road is now home to Global company inMusic Brands as the company has moved its DJ software development operations there.
VR film takes you on a tour or Eminem's hometown
The film also paints Detroit in an impressionistic style – “Detroit as a memory, a feeling, a dream”.
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.