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Audio-Technica's $99 true wireless earbuds sound amazing

Audio-Technica is no stranger to the true wireless game, and at IFA this week, the company debuted two new models. For me, the $99 ATH-CK3TW is the more compell...

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Man Restoring a Classic Synthesizer Goes On a 9-Hour Acid Trip After Accidentally Touching LSD-Covered Knob

There are plenty of wild rumors, mythologies, and eyebrow-raising stories from the long history of music, including claims that parts of synthesizers designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla had been dipped in LSD. But as engineer Eliot Curtis rece

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The Elvis is the cutest retro-inspired Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen | Yanko Design

With a retro name and a personality to match, the Xiaomi Elvis Atomic is adorably small, and is styled to look like a miniature memento or trophy, rather than a Bluetooth speaker. Its design pulls inspiration from the turntable, and looks like it belongs somewhere in Fallout 76, according to Mike Chua.

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The best smart speakers for 2019

Smart speakers add convenience to your life, and these are the best right now

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Apple AirPods upgrade: Two reasons 2nd-gen AirPods are worth it - SlashGear

Apple's new AirPods are here, and while there are several obvious reasons to upgrade, for me it's the small - but important - details that have my finger

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The best true wireless earbuds for 2019

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best in true wireless earbuds, from sweatproof work

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Samsung Galaxy Buds last an hour longer than AirPods on a single charge

In addition to the Galaxy S10, Samsung announced Galaxy Buds. The new wireless earbuds last an hour longer than Apple's AirPods on a single charge.

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Crosley to unleash tiny, three-inch record player for Record Store Day

Crosley Radio has come out with another trend-setting record player. However, this one is tiny. So that means it’s cuter.

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Are retro Bush turntables worth buying? – Which? News

Which? reviews retro and vintage-looking turntables from Bush, GPO, Ion, Crosley, Lenco and Project to see which have the best sound quality and features, including the retro Bush Classic Turntable and ProJect RPM1.

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Blue Microphones sells to Logitech for $117 million

As the market for equipment needed by podcasters, streamers and other content creators grows, Blue Microphones has become a trusted and well-known name. Now Log...

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This guy uses old vinyl records to make gorgeous Bluetooth speakers

Industrial engineer Jeff Davis is selling customizable Bluetooth speakers made from old records — you can even submit your own artwork or request an album.

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RokBlok Wireless Record Player Gets Wrecked on Reddit

Redditors are destroying a Kickstarter-backed wireless record player after one user posted a video demonstrating its laughably terrible quality.

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Cassette tapes are back, kind of

Add the surprise return of the cassette tape to the long list of why the last couple of years have been some of the strangest in recent memory. After a number..

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A Gift Guide For The Music Lover In Your Life

From headphones, record players, box sets and portable keyboards, we've got you covered on clutch picks for that one music obsessive.

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The 15 best new turntables of 2017 for every budget

Best turntables 2017? Whether you're after an entry-level deck or an audiophile performer, here's your guide to the best budget, mid-range & high-end decks.

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A LEGO Record Player Could Become a Reality | Mental Floss

To provide LEGO fans with a double dose of nostalgia, LEGO Ideas community member Speederrider has designed a working record player constructed from the tiny childhood toys.

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Looking for New Headphones? Try a Set From Across the Pond

When asked to point out the hotbeds of audio innovation on a map, the casual headphone buyer probably wouldn't finger the United Kingdom.

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Reel-to-Reel Tape Matures as a Viable Format at RMAF 2016 | Analog Planet

This short video makes the point that reel-to-reel tape has finally become a viable playback format if you have the cash to play. The refurbished machines are costly and the tapes @15 IPS are pricey at more than $400 each. But now that the majors are open

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Spiral Groove’s Revolution turntable offers ultra high-end sound and a price to match

With its Revolution Turntable, shipping now, Spiral Groove is offering a combination of premium build and materials along with a price tag to match.

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Deals on Vintage Turntables - Gear Patrol

We scoured the web to find great vintage turntables available for sale right now — including one designed by Dieter Rams.

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7 Ways to Up Your Streaming-Music Game

Products to help you get the most out of your digital sound – no matter which service you use

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These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Audiophiles will lose their minds over these custom-fit Revols earbuds.

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Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off | Technology | The Guardian

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets

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Gift Guide: 9 Retro Presents for the Hipster in Your Life | WIRED

Giving exemplars of modern technology as gifts is pretty much like going to see Arcade Fire now. I mean, you wouldn't. So just buy these gifts instead.

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Six of the best noise-cancelling headphones to silence the commute | Technology | Observer.co.uk

With so many choices, picking a new set of noise-cancelling headphones for the train, plane or car journey without over- or under-paying, is difficult. Here’s a guide to a few solid options. By Samuel…

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The history of the Walkman: 35 years of iconic music players

We take portable music for granted these days. Any commuter in any big city in the world is more likely than not to have a pair of earbuds or headphones on as they walk, bike, or ride to their...