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Spotify Connect: What it is and why it’s awesome

I just want to play my music, and Spotify Connect lets me do that.

Spotify is one of the biggest names in music these days, and as such, Spotify has made deals with a vast number of products and platforms to ensure its users can easily play Spotify whenever and wherever they want. There are audio receivers, smart speakers, TVs, set top boxes, video game consoles that are Spotify-compatible, but how do you create a uniform playback experience across such a diverse product set?

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USB-C audio: Everything you need to know

The port on the phone isn’t the only difference, but some things are the same as they have always been.

There’s a good chance the next phone you buy will support USB-C audio, even if it still has a “regular” 3.5mm headphone jack. That means we’ll soon be seeing more headphones that have a USB-C connector because that’s how this circle works — support a thing and companies will make the things. But there’s a lot of confusion about using a USB port for audio and what’s different than how we’ve been doing it for years. If you’re into electronics and love getting down and dirty you can take a look at the USB-C audio [...]

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Rare Amazon sale on Bose’s first truly wireless earbuds will save you $50

Bose has been a top global brand in the personal audio space for what seems like an eternity, so it was only a matter of time before the company came out with truly wireless earbuds. Cord-free Bluetooth headphones have been around for a few years now, but last year’s AirPods launch took this new market segment from emerging to exploding. Every company seems to have its own truly wireless earbuds now, but the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Sport Headphones are easily one of the best options out there. They look great in any of the three available colors, they sound amazing, and they stay in your ears much better than AirPods since they have silicone tips instead of plastic. [...]

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Blind listening test sees Google Home Max again out perform Apple’s HomePod [Video]

Since Apple released its HomePod smart speaker, reviews and comparisons have been pouring in. Joining the fray now is Yahoo’s David Pogue, who conducted a blind “home sound test” of the HomePod…

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