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These are the Best accessories for gaming laptops: Mice, keyboards, headsets, and more

Gaming laptops are in high demand especially with all the new processors and graphics chips being introduced by AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. More and more gamers are now relying on them instead of building a gaming desktop, as the market continues to offer limited supplies and high prices for GPUs and other chipsets. While the...

Guide to Lossless Audio: Everything you need to know from a Phone User perspective

Remember back in the day when Walkmans and CDs were a thing? Or even before that, when vinyl records were played on turntables? Now that was true lossless audio, audio in the form the original creator wanted you to hear it in, without any loss of information. With time and evolving technology though, these discs...

THX Onyx is a $200 DAC that can transform your audio experience

THX has launched its first mobile DAC shaped like a tiny USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter. Called the THX Onyx, you can plug it into your smartphone, laptop, desktop, or any audio player with a USB-C port. There is also a USB Type-A converter if your laptop doesn’t have the former and a Lightning...

Xiaomi’s new audio gear in India includes an ANC neckband and 16W Bluetooth speaker

Xiaomi on Monday expanded its audio portfolio with two new additions: the Mi Neckaband Pro and Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The Mi Neckband Pro is a follow-up to the Mi Neckband earphones, which were launched in 2019. While the Mi Neckband aimed at delivering an affordable wireless audio experience with modest features, Xiaomi is positioning...

Best Cyber Monday Soundbar Deals: Up to $200 off on soundbars from Bose, Samsung, LG, and more

In case you missed out on a great soundbar deal last weekend, you'd be glad to know that Amazon and Best Buy are offering some great discounts on soundbars from Bose, Samsung, LG, and more this Cyber Monday. These deals cover various price segments, so you can rest assured that you can get a great...

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Review: Comfortable Earphones with Exceptional Battery Life

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are entry-level Bluetooth earphones, built upon OnePlus's philosophy of offering a unique product experience at a competitive price. Launched alongside the OnePlus 8 series in April, the new wireless neckband earbuds retain some of the key features of the more premium Bullets Wireless 2 while also bringing improvements of its...

App Volume Control lets you control the individual volume levels of Android apps [Root]

If you've ever tried to play audio from several Android apps simultaneously on your smartphone, you've probably realized that it sucks to do this. It would be nice to casually enjoy an Android game while your favorite music from Spotify is blasting in the background. On the other hand, it would also be nice if...

Dirac’s Android app seeks to improve the audio quality of your existing headphones

If you're deeply interested in the audio quality on your smartphone, Dirac is probably a name you've heard before. We've covered the company a few times here on XDA. Dirac is a Swedish audio research company that develops audio software used by many OEMs. There's a decent chance you'll find Dirac's technology in the device...

Google Podcasts is getting a Queue feature, Discover tab, and bottom bar

The Google Podcasts app launched way back in the middle of 2018, yet it lacks a number of features that many would deem core to their podcast listening experience. While it gets the job done, I can understand why others may opt to use another podcast application instead. With a barebones UI, lack of queueing,...

Samsung launches the AKG Y100, Y500, N200, and N700NC headphones in India

The 3.5mm headphone jack is surely on its way out, with customers left with very few competitive options in case they still care about the headphone jack and wired earphones. Bluetooth audio peripherals, namely earphones and headphones, are touted as the best replacement for the outgoing wires -- and we can certainly debate all day...

Dirac announces Dirac Bass, Dirac Distortion Control, and updated Dirac 3D Audio for Android smartphones

Smartphones have evolved far beyond platforms for texting and calling, as many people now consume nearly all of their media on them whether it be music, movies, TV shows, etc. One company called Dirac realized this shifting landscape and developed algorithms to enhance the audio of mobile devices. They've partnered with device makers like OnePlus and...

[Update: Official] Xiaomi may launch another pair of truly wireless earbuds

According to a report from MySmartPrice, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch another set of truly wireless earbuds, right off the back of the release of the Xiaomi AirDots back in November. The new wireless earbuds are a lot more like Apple's offerings, no longer retaining an earbud-esque design. They look more like conventional earphones with the...