Apple’s Latest Hire Could Help Rejuvenate Their Beats Brand
Last year, there was an interesting rumor that suggested that Apple might kill off the Beats brand in favor of their own Apple-branded audio products. However, it was later suggested that maybe that would not be happening and that Apple and Beats audio products would exist side-by-side.
Apple Just Hinted That ‘Music Is About To Change Forever’
Earlier, it was reported that within the Apple Music Android app, there were references spotted to a potential lossless streaming option. This comes on the heels of an earlier report that suggested that Apple was working on a “HiFi” lossless streaming option for Apple Music, and now it looks like those rumors could be coming true.
Third-Gen AirPods, Apple Music HiFi Rumored For May 18 Launch
We have been hearing rumors about Apple working on a new set of AirPods, but the question is when will it launch? According to the latest rumors, which comes in the form of a tweet by user Luke Miani, it seems that the device could be launching on the 18th of May alongside a rumored new Apple Music HiFi streaming option.
Apple Music For Android Hints At New Lossless Streaming Option
The quality of Apple Music streams at the moment are pretty decent. It isn’t the highest quality compared to some of the competition, but it’s more than enough for most people, unless you own some higher-end audiophile grade equipment and you can tell the difference, but otherwise, we reckon that it should be good enough for the majority.
Nothing’s Ear 1 Earphones Are Launching This June
As some of you might have heard, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei left the company a while back. He later announced that he would be forming a new company called Nothing and that their first product will be a pair of earphones. For those looking forward to it, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has since confirmed that the launch will take place in June.
Sennheiser Has Just Sold Off Its Consumer Product Business
When it comes to audiophile grade headphones or earphones, there are many to choose from, but not many have the same public profile or recognition as Sennheiser. The company’s audio products are beloved by both audiophiles and regular consumers who just want a pair of quality headphones or earphones.
Apple Music HiFi Hinted At In iOS 14.6 Beta
One of the main differences between Apple Music and Tidal is that the latter is focused more on higher quality streams, which for some actually matters, while for others, they can’t really tell the difference. However, if you wished that Apple Music had a similar feature, you could actually be in luck.
Bang & Olufsen’s Latest Speakers Will Cost You A Whopping $14,000
Bang & Olufsen is a company renowned for exceptional audio product design and the hefty price tag it commands. Even the company’s Beoplay lineup, which are meant to be more affordable, tend to skew towards the higher-end of the range. That being said, the company is back with a new set of speakers – the Beolab 28.
Apple Reportedly Ramping Down AirPods Production
Apple’s AirPods have been around for a while now and apart from the introduction of the higher-end AirPods Pro, the AirPods is still stuck in the second-gen which was released back in 2019. We imagine that consumers probably want something new and exciting and might be holding back, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be ramping down production.
Spotify Launches Their Own Podcast Subscription Service
Last week at Apple’s Spring Loaded event, the company announced that they would be launching a new podcast subscription service. Not to be outdone, it appears that Spotify has now launched something similar of their own, although in Spotify’s case they will be using Anchor to help process the paid subscriptions and content.
Spotify Launches A Mini Player Within Facebook App
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, there’s a chance you might have shared tunes to Facebook every now and then. The downside is that listening to Spotify will require you to leave the Facebook app, but that has changed as Spotify has since announced that they are launching a mini player within the Facebook app.
Spotify Just Got A Bit More Expensive
If you’ve been used to paying Spotify at a certain price, then you might want to take note because the company has announced that they will be increasing the prices of its service across various regions and also across various plans. However, do note that depending on where you live, some of these changes might not affect you.
Bowers & Wilkins Launches New True Wireless Earbuds
Most of the time, true wireless earbuds tend to focus more on portability, designed to be audio products for those who value portability and convenience. Sometimes this means that audio quality is sacrificed in the process. However, if you want something that’s portable and also potentially sounds good, then Bowers & Wilkins might have something for you.
Apple Launches Apple Podcasts Subscription Service
Apple has long supported podcasts on its platform, but it seems that they are now looking to monetize it by launching Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. This is a new service offered by the company in which they are hoping that creators will create “premium” podcasts that can be put behind a paywall.
Sony Launches Limited Edition WH-1000XM4 In ‘Silent White’
If noise cancelling headphones are something you’re looking for, then it’s hard to beat Sony’s WH-1000XM series. The company has over the years become more or less the default brand when it comes to both wireless and noise cancelling headphones, beating out the likes of other brands such as Bose.
Bang & Olufsen’s New Speaker Looks Like A Book
When choosing a set of speakers, obviously sound quality is one of the most important things to look out for. However, if you are thinking more in terms of aesthetics, Bang & Olufsen has you covered. The company has recently taken the wraps off their latest speaker in the form of the Beosound Emerge.
Amazon Launches Its Second-Gen Echo Buds
If you’re in the market for a new pair of true wireless earbuds, then you might be interested to learn that Amazon has recently debuted the second-gen Echo Buds. These new earbuds from Amazon are priced starting at $99 thanks to an ongoing promotion run by Amazon, and it’s really a pretty good deal.
Spotify Launches Their First Attempt At Hardware - The Car Thing
Companies like Apple and Google have been trying to get their foot in the door with regards to automotives by creating technologies like CarPlay and Android Auto. Neither company makes the hardware for it though, and instead rely on third-party companies to make the hardware while they supply the software.
It Has Been A Month And Apple Still Hasn’t Sold Out Their HomePods
Back in March, Apple announced the inevitable – the HomePod would be discontinued. The company did state that any remaining units would still be available for purchase, so if for whatever reason you want one, you’ll be able to buy one if there are still units in stock. Turns out that Apple might be having a hard time clearing out their shelves.
Apple Could Be Developing An Apple TV/HomePod Hybrid
Apple TV and the HomePod currently exist as two separate products, but if a recent report from Bloomberg is to be believed, there is a chance that a future Apple TV could end up being an Apple TV/HomePod hybrid, where it will be a device that has the capabilities and functionality of two devices in one.