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Recent articles by Billy:

The tiny synth craze has gotten out of hand

Calculator watch fans rejoice: there's a new contraption that makes your wrist wear a little more useful. Audioweld has made what it claims is the first synthes... → Read More

Dolby Dimension review: Excellent sound, exorbitant price

Dolby has been delivering 3D sound to people's living rooms through other companies' Atmos-equipped soundbars and systems for years. So it's no surprise the com... → Read More

Pocket Casts' new features make it arguably the best podcast app

Even with a number of serviceable free options for listening to podcasts, Pocket Casts is a popular option for episodic audio. Indeed, it does cost you a few do... → Read More

Jaybird's Tarah Pro wireless earbuds offer 14 hours of music for $160

While true wireless earbuds might be all the rage in 2018, a lot of folks still prefer their audio gear to be tethered. For those people, companies like Jaybird... → Read More

Audio-Technica debuts a wireless model of its popular M50x headphones

Audio-Technica's M50xBT headphones are competitively priced at $199, complete with 40-hour battery life. → Read More

Jabra's Elite 65t are the most versatile headphones you can buy

If you only buy one pair of headphones, get these. → Read More

Mighty returns with a redesigned offline Spotify player

When Mighty debuted last year, it delivered iPod Shuffle-like offline playback for Spotify users. In other words, it brought a tiny music player to the streamin... → Read More

Akai's MPK Mini Play is a compact battery-powered beats machine

Portable instruments that run on AA batteries have been popping up for a while now. There's the Roland Boutique line, Korg's Monologue and even the iRig Keys I/... → Read More

Grado's first wireless headphones are the open-back GW100

During my visit to Brooklyn's Grado Labs last year, CEO John Grado explained why the company hadn't yet made wireless headphones. "I still don't think it will s... → Read More

Marshall adds the in-ear Minor II to its line of wireless headphones

When you examine Marshall's line of wireless headphones, there's a glaring omission: an in-ear model. The company has certainly offered in-ear options, but the... → Read More

Apogee's Jam+ is an upgraded guitar input for iOS, Mac and Windows

Apogee's latest recording accessory offers headphone monitoring and a new audio mode for playing instruments on the go. → Read More

Jaybird's Tarah are $100 wireless earbuds built for sweaty workouts

Jaybird has been a solid option for wireless earbuds for years now, and today the company is debuting yet another model for your workouts. The Tarah Wireless Sp... → Read More

Teenage Engineering's OP-Z synth finally goes on sale in October

It's been a long time coming, but Teenage Engineering is finally ready to ship its latest synthesizer. → Read More

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Premium sound, premium price

Master & Dynamic's first true wireless earbuds impress, but you’ll pay for the privilege. → Read More

Recommended Reading: Brands are not your friend

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Recommended Reading: AI the music producer

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Blue's Yeti Nano is built for simple, high-quality desktop recording

Blue simplifies things without sacrificing audio quality on the Yeti Nano. → Read More

Five years later, the Chromecast still holds its own

There aren't many gadgets that I'm still using five years after I buy them, except for maybe a laptop. Even then, that's getting quite long in the tooth given h... → Read More

Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The accent gap Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it'... → Read More

Recommended Reading: Self-driving cars still have a lot to learn

Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock Russell Brandom, The Verge It's no secret that the auto industry is racing towards production of fully au... → Read More