Thursday, January 14

earbuds

Deals, earbuds, News, OnePlus, OnePlus Buds

OnePlus sells a limited quantity of headphones for $ 1 today

OnePlus has a flash sale on your OnePlus Buds today that brings the price of the OnePlus Buds and Bullets Wireless Z down to $ 1. Four rounds of coupons will be released today. The first round starts at 11 AM ET / 2PM ET and is for the OnePlus Buds. The second round is at 12 noon ET / 3PM PT and is on the Bullets Wireless Z. Then, at 1PM ET / 4PM PT, the Buds are back on sale. The final round begins at 2 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and focuses again on the Bullets Wireless Z. You can see the sales on the OnePlus website. It's unclear how many of each headphone model OnePlus plans to offer, but if I had to guess I'd suggest being on the website right when the sale starts, as everything is likely to sell out ridiculously fast. It's also ...
Apps & Games, earbuds, News, OnePlus, OnePlus Buds

OnePlus app allows all Android phones to update / customize OnePlus Buds

OnePlus has a new application in early access called 'Hey melody'which allows other Android device users to update and customize their OnePlus branded headphones. When OnePlus first released the excellent OnePlus Buds, their main problem was that it was necessary to connect the headphones to a OnePlus phone to get the most out of them. This included customizing what the touchpads on each headset do and updating the headset's firmware. While the HeyMelody app says OnePlus developed it, you can use it for the OnePlus and Oppo headphones once you open the app. The app is still in early access, so ideally more features will be added in the future. The newer OnePlus Buds Z are included in HeyMelody, but older models like the Bullets ...
earbuds, LG, News, Tone Free FN7, Wearables & Gadgets

LG announces Tone Free FN7 self-cleaning noise-canceling headphones

Earlier this year, LG announced the Tone Free FN6, a pair of self-cleaning buttons, but now the South Korean company is launching the successor to the headphones, the Free tone FN7. However, this time around, the self-cleaning headphones also feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Like its predecessor, the FN7's housing uses UV-C light to kill bacteria. Beyond the addition of ANC, the FN7s have a battery life of five hours with the function on and seven hours with it off. Furthermore, the case also has USB-C and wireless charging. The FN7 uses three microphones in each earpiece to neutralize external sounds. Each microphone also monitors sound waves from all directions.LG says the FN7's ear gels offer rotary-fit Vortex Ribs...
airpods, airpods pro, Apple, earbuds, News, Wearables & Gadgets

Apple AirPods lineup update could launch in 2021

Apple is working on updated versions of its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earbuds, according to Often Reliable. Bloomberg reporters Mark Gurman and Debby Wu. Gurman and Wu say that these new headphones could be announced next year. Both AirPods and AirPods Pro will feature revamped designs and an improved wireless chip. Apple's first-generation AirPods featured the W1 chip, while second-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro included the H1 processor. Further away, From Bloomberg The report says that Apple's AirPods Studios, which are often rumored, are still in development, but their release date remains unclear. The report also mentions that Apple might have plans to launch a mid-range HomePod speaker, but says it is still in t...
Accessories, earbuds, LG Tone Free, Reviews

LG Tone Free (HBS-FN6) are the cleanest headphones out there

The LG Tone Free (HBS-FN6) are the latest true wireless headphones from the South Korean company. These earbuds are great as they come with their own disinfection method, they're loud, lightweight, and have a pretty standard design, especially compared to options like the Pixel Buds and Surface Earbuds. The $ 199 headphones are generally decent, but they have some tradeoffs. If you are looking for true wireless headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) or even passive noise cancellation, the Tone Free headphones are not for you. However, Tone Free offers a usable app, good sound, and something I haven't seen yet on a device available in Canada; Ultraviolet nanotechnology that disinfects the headphones every time you put them in their case. UV nanotechnologyThe Tone Free varia...
earbuds, Galaxy Buds Live, News, overheating issue, Samsung, Wearables & Gadgets

Samsung’s Galaxy earphones are reported to be prone to overheating issues

Several Samsung Galaxy Buds users, including the Galaxy Buds and the new bean-shaped Buds Live, have community forums, Reddit and Twitter to complain about an overheating problem. According to publications, first seen by Android Police - Samsung headphones tend to overheat when exposed to direct sunlight. After a few minutes, the headphones begin to beep and do not stop until they are removed from the sunlight and allowed to cool. Reports indicate that the problem tends to occur outdoors and in temperatures ranging from 90 to 100 ° F (approximately 32.23 to 37.78 ° C). However, it is worth noting that some people also experienced the problem indoors. Until now, no one in the MobileSyrup computer has encountered overheating proble...
Accessories, earbuds, Galaxy Buds Live, News

Samsung unveils new bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live headphones with active noise cancellation

Samsung has officially revealed its often-rumored Bluetooth wireless headphones. Unfortunately, the headphones are not called 'The Beans' as some of us expected, but are called 'Galaxy Buds Live'. Positioned as a high-end alternative to the Galaxy Buds +, the Buds Live feature Active Noise Canceling (ANC), six hours of gameplay, and a unique low-profile design that's not in the ear. The case offers 29 hours of additional charging time, according to Samsung.Other specs include 23mm speakers, AKG sound technology, air vents, and interchangeable wingtips. Samsung says a jewelery box inspired the shiny clam-like case for the headphones. While it's a unique design, it's unclear how comfortable the Galaxy Buds Live will really be. ...
Accessories, earbuds, OnePlus, Reviews

OnePlus Buds Review: It doesn’t get better for the price

If you want a pair of earbuds that justify their price tag, then the OnePlus Buds are for you. I’ve been testing out these tiny earbuds for a bit over a week, and they’re very quickly becoming one of my favourite pairs. Right off the top, the Buds make me happy because they only cost $129 CAD in Canada, which for earbuds, is near the top of my price range. Compared to other pairs like AirPods or Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+, they’re a steal. The trend of jamming tons of features into earbuds has always been crazy to me (I’m looking at you Pixel Buds and Surface earbuds.). Sure, extra functionality is excellent, but for the average person, spending over $200 on a pair of earbuds may not be worth the cost, especially after using the OnePlus Buds. These earbuds prove that focusing on the two mo...
Accessories, earbuds, Google, News, Pixel Buds

Google releasing fix for Pixel Buds audio cut out issue in August

Hot on the heels of the release of the Pixel Buds in Canada and other international markets, Google says it’s pushing out an update to the wireless earbuds that will fix an audio cut out problem. The update will also include new functionality, according to Forbes, the publication that first reported the feature drop. It’s unclear what new features could be coming to the Pixel Buds, but I’m hoping it relates to a custom EQ. While I like Google’s Pixel Buds because they’re relatively cheap, very comfortable and feature excellent sound, the earbuds lack notable bass. It would be great to be able to turn up the bass a bit while sacrificing other forms of audio fidelity through a custom EQ. For more on the Pixel Buds, check out my revie...
Accessories, earbuds, News, OnePlus Buds

OnePlus says its new ‘Buds’ can last up to 30 hours with charging case

After OnePlus officially confirmed plans to launch the OnePlus Nord — an affordable phone that sadly won’t come to Canada — and OnePlus Buds, the company has shared some more details about its upcoming true wireless earbuds. CEO Pete Lau took to OnePlus’ community forums to share information about the upcoming earbuds, including highlighting the product’s impressive battery life. According to Lau, the OnePlus Buds will offer up to 30 hours of battery life with the charging case. Each earbud is “good for over seven hours of continuous use,” Lau wrote in the forum post. Additionally, he said users could fully top up the buds more than three times from the charging case, giving up to 30 hours before recharging the case. When you consi...