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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...

Dirac Bass will improve the bass performance of some upcoming smartphones

Until recently, Dirac was a relatively unknown name. The Swedish audio firm has been working with device makers for years, but we only started hearing a lot about them in 2018. We learned about their technology when we interviewed the General Manager of Mobile at Dirac back in March. Their latest feature for smartphones is called "Dirac...

Xiaomi AirDots are affordable wireless earphones

With more and more smartphones getting launched without a headphone jack, users have begun to look towards alternatives. From the likes of USB-C earphones to going straight to Bluetooth, there isn't really one solution that fits everyone's needs or wants. Bluetooth earphones are expensive, and USB-C headphones are rare to come by. However, Xiaomi is...

Viper4ARISE team halts development on audio mod project

No matter what smartphone or tablet you own, there can always be some tweaks and modifications done at the system level that will improve the audio quality for your personal preference. For many, Viper4Android was their go-to audio enhancement solution and it actually still is for some. As new updates to Android roll out though, these...

Samsung Buds trademark application filed in Europe, could be new earbuds

Music is a major part of millions of people's lives all around the world. The rise in popularity of online music services such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Pandora (which was just acquired by Sirius XM Holdings) has shown that even though people don't buy physical CDs anymore, they are more than willing to...

Sony Xperia XZ2 sound system ported to any rooted Android device

Smartphone companies need to be innovative and use their marketing skills to come up with ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. Sony may not be selling as many devices as Samsung, Apple, or Xiaomi, but they have certainly turned around a previously floundering mobile division as of late. The company released the Xperia XZ2 back...