After months of rumors, we finally have confirmation. Apple officially (and quietly) announced its first over-ear headphones today. The AirPods Max offer active noise cancellation (ANC), hands-free access to Siri and all the current elements of Apple design for $549. Apple says these pricey headphones offer “incredible high-fidelity audio,” Adaptive EQ and spatial audio on top of their noise-cancelling abilities.
You can pair a turntable with a multi-room audio setup (Sonos even offers a bundle), but that usually means wiring your record player into that setup at some point. Yamaha thinks it can do better. Its newly launchedMusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable uses WiFi to stream records wirelessly to MusicCast speakers in your home. If you don’t insist on that distinctive vinyl sound, the machine will natively stream digital services like Spotify, Pandora and Tidal.
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Lots of cars these days come with dozens of speakers to pump music into passengers’ ears. But those speakers are heavy, and take up lots of space. That’s why Continental just devised a speaker-less audio system that actually uses your car’s interior trim panels to make sound. Here’s how it works.
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Prince removed his music from every streaming service except Tidal in July 2015, but the artist’s catalog returns this Sunday. Spotify and HeartRadio have confirmed the return of works like 1999, Purple Rain and Diamonds and Pearls. You can see all the albums that Spotify will offer right here. Engadget has learned that Amazon Music will also offer the tunes and BBC reports Prince’s music will be available on Apple Music and Napster as well. However, there’s still no word from Google or SoundCloud as to whether their services will offer the artitst’s discography.
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If you’re looking to create digital copies of your old video tapes, vinyl, and cassettes, it can be difficult to know where to start with so many different approaches and hardware setups out there. Our approach should be simple enough for everyone to follow. Here’s what to need to know about creating digital versions of your favorite old movies and music.
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Hey, sometimes you want to just pop on a pair of skates and jam out to your favorite tunes. But why be so greedy, keeping all that fine audio to yourself? If you’ve got BeatBringer‘s Speaker Backpack strapped on, you can share your grooves with the world.
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