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Bose Launches Noise-Masking Sleepbuds

Sound and Vision - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:13am
Bose is rolling out a new set of wireless earbuds that are both unusual and innovative.
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As CDs Go, So Go the Apps

Sound and Vision - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:20am
Remember when you'd pop a CD into a computer and click "Import" in iTunes or "Rip CD" in Windows Media Player?
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Focal Clear Headphones Review

Sound and Vision - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:34pm

Performance
Build Quality
Comfort
Value
PRICE $1,499

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Aluminum/magnesium diaphragms
Impeccable construction
Balanced presentation
Minus
Less than spacious imaging

THE VERDICT
Focal’s Clear headphones are admirably well-balanced performers with irreproachable build quality and a gorgeous look.

Is $1,499 a lot to pay for headphones? Well, how much is a lot? Only you can make the definitive decision about what is a good buy and what would be an undue burden on your checking account. Here’s how Focal thought through the problem. This formidable loudspeaker manufacturer gave its emergent headphone line its best shot in the Focal Utopia, a four-thousand-dollar product that we hailed with a five-star review. Its latest offering, the Focal Clear, borrows technology developed for the Utopia and cuts the price by more than half.

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AT&T Announces New Streaming Package in Wake of Time Warner Merger

Sound and Vision - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:16pm
AT&T today announced the WatchTV streaming video package that will let wireless subscribers stream more than 30 live channels through a new app in addition to providing access to more than 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand.
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Qobuz: Coming to America

Sound and Vision - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:25pm
15 Minutes with David Solomon

Move over Tidal. Qobuz (pronounced “ko-buzz”) is coming to the States this fall, armed with a 2-million-track arsenal of hi-res music and a web portal that makes Tidal’s slick homepage seem confined. We checked in with AV industry veteran David Solomon, newly appointed Chief High-Res Evangelist for Qobuz, to learn more about the music service and its unusual name.

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HDR10+ Developers Now Licensing the Technology Royalty-Free

Sound and Vision - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:27am
HDR10+ Technologies — the partnership formed by Twentieth Century Fox, Panasonic, and Samsung — has announced the start of a licensing and logo certification program for the HDR10+ open standard High Dynamic Range (HDR) platform announced last year.
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Atlantic Technology Announces First Smart Speaker

Sound and Vision - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:43pm
Atlantic Technology today announced its entry into the ever expanding world of smart speakers with a Wi-Fi-based tabletop system featuring integrated streaming and internet radio options.
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Bluesmaster Buddy Guy Is 'Alive and Well'

Sound and Vision - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:19am
There are legends, and then there’s Buddy Guy. The Chicago-based octogenarian blues guitarist originally from Lettsworth, Louisiana just keeps going and going. And if his new album, The Blues Is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA) is any indication, the Guy train won’t be making its final stop anytime soon.
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Social Distortion to Headline Klipsch Fest

Sound and Vision - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:09am
Klipsch today announced that Klipsch Fest, featuring punk rock legend Social Distortion, will kick off at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 11 at Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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