By David Pierce WSJ Sun., May 12, 2019 A good pair of headphones is one of modern life’s most useful accessories. They drown out the din of the open office and the commotion of everyday life—and tell others to leave you alone. They pipe in all the podcasts and audiobooks the internet can deliver. And they help turn your Spotify account into an always-on soundtrack to your entire life. If you just want headphones for listening to music, look into a pair of noise-canceling cans. But for a broader array of everyday purposes (and yes, a little music as well), there’s the new kind of completely wireless headphones, with two separate buds you put into your ears and nary a cable in sight. You likely know them as AirPods, but this world is big enough for more than just AirPods. These buds are designed to be worn for hours at a time, and are concerned less with audio fidelity than with making sure Siri, Google Assistant or whatever virtual helper you use is … [Read more...] about The Best Truly Wireless Headphones—Besides AirPods
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"Hey, Siri, play the Rolling Stones.""Hey, Siri, set the volume to 30 percent.""Hey, Siri, create a note called Shopping List.""Hey, Siri, add toothpaste to my shopping list note.""Hey, Siri, read some news."All those commands were performed perfectly and faster than I expected.Sure, all those things can be done without AirPods, but I usually keep my phone in my back pocket, so wearing AirPods means I can interact with my iPhone much easier.I'm getting used to doing more hands-free tasks.Solid performanceI've been an AirPod user since they were introduced, and at times I've experienced slow connection. Sometimes I put an AirPod in my ear and don't hear the "connection chime" at all. I have to take the AirPod out and reinsert it. It doesn't happen every time but often enough to be a bit annoying.The new the H1 chip has really improved the responsiveness of the AirPods.They just feel snappier.They connect every time. And they feel more solid and refined.I'm hearing the same … [Read more...] about Apple’s second-generation AirPods have improved in ways you can’t really see
Beats just unveiled the Powerbeats Pro, which are truly wireless headphones just like Apple’s AirPods. The debut comes after Apple released a new pair of AirPods in March that offer the option for wireless charging and “Hey Siri” support. Here’s a look at how the two new headphones compare. Coming on the heels of Apple’s second-generation AirPods announcement, Beats has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats Pro. They’re launching in May and will cost $US250. Like the latest AirPods, the Powerbeats Pro run on Apple’s H1 chip which enables faster pairing with devices. And while the two headphones bear some similarities, the pricier Powerbeats are a more premium choice that have more to offer when it comes to custom fitting options and audio quality. Here’s how the AirPods and the Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones compare: The Powerbeats Pro have a much different design than Apple’s AirPods that includes hooks … [Read more...] about Apple just launched another pair of truly wireless earbuds. Here’s how they compare to the new AirPods.
Personal Tech | Apple AirPods Review: The Perfect Earbuds, Except They Don’t Last Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Tech Fix Sleek and convenient, Apple’s wireless earbuds are an engineering marvel. But they are difficult and expensive to maintain. Apple's AirPods cost about $160, or $200 for a version with a special case, like this one, that can be charged wirelessly. Credit Credit Cayce Clifford for The New York Times Supported by ByBrian X. Chen April 3, 2019 Apple’s new AirPods, those tiny wireless earbuds that look like Just insert the buds into your ears and they work instantly and seamlessly with your iPhone. When you are done using them, pop them into a white case that replenishes their power. They are sleek, innovative and convenient. I could go on, but this is where the gushing stops. That’s because AirPods have a finite life. That means you will probably have to buy a new … [Read more...] about Apple AirPods Review: The Perfect Earbuds, Except They Don’t Last
Feb 21, 2:45 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Lorraine Lorenzo 02/20/19 AT 10:05 PM Apple is reportedly releasing the AirPods 2 very soon and insider rumors are saying that the new earphones are arriving in black finish as well. The report on the black Apple AirPods 2 came from the Taiwanese site Economic Daily News, which did a January revenue report on Inventec, the Taiwanese assembler of the AirPods.According to them, the company is gearing for better revenue in the coming months because of the release of the new AirPods, which will also come out along with the wireless charging mat called AirPower.The site also shared that both gadgets should have been released last year, but problems in the production of the wireless charger caused delays. This year, however, mass production of the AirPower is said to be underway, and with it are the new AirPods.The wireless audio … [Read more...] about Black Apple AirPods 2 Set To Release This Year According To Insiders