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Polar M600 review

by Jimmy Westenberg 4 days ago4 comments

Best Android phones (December 2016): our picks, plus a giveaway

by Team AA 4 days ago744 comments

Android Nougat on the OnePlus 3 is impressive, even in beta

by Kris Carlon 2 days ago15 comments

Android Nougat on the OnePlus 3 is impressive, even in beta

by Jimmy Westenberg 4 days ago7 comments
24 articles

Google demands standard in-line headphone controls for Nougat devices

Google is pushing for audio standardisation in Android Nougat, defining in-line headphone control values and what "professional audio" playback means.
by Kris Carlon4 weeks ago5

90% of headphone buyers prioritize sound quality over price

According to research conducted by Qualcomm aptX, 90% of headphone customers care about sound quality more than price, and still aren't sold on Bluetooth.
by Robert TriggsNovember 1, 201615

USB publishes new Audio Class 3.0 spec for phones without a 3.5mm jack

USB-IF has published the finalized specifications for the new USB Audio Class 3.0 standard, which will aid manufacturers looking to ditch the 3.5mm jack.
by Robert TriggsOctober 3, 201663

Apple takes a risk on audio, but do we really believe the claims?

With Apple and a small number of Android manufacturers ditching the 3.5mm audio jack, can wireless audio hop in to fill the gap?
by Robert TriggsSeptember 9, 201676

What is the LG V20’s “Quad DAC” and how does it affect audio quality?

The upcoming LG V20 is boasting a "Quad DAC" for audiophiles. We break down exactly what this could mean and how it will affect music quality.
by Robert TriggsSeptember 5, 2016113

Audio file formats explained and where to get them

Android users have access to a huge choice of music services, offering MP3, FLAC, and more to stream and download. Here's everything you need to know.
by Robert TriggsAugust 30, 201619

The LG V20’s world’s first Quad DAC stakes a claim for wired headphones

LG has announced that the upcoming LG V20 will feature the world's first 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, taking a stance in favor of traditional wired headphones.
by Kris CarlonAugust 11, 201652

3.5mm audio vs USB Type-C: the good, bad and the future

The venerable 3.5mm audio jack is in danger of being phased out. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the future of what USB Type-C audio is going to mean for smartphone and ...
by Robert TriggsJuly 12, 201689

Intel to propose a USB Type-C audio specification

Speaking at IDF Shenzhen, Intel unveiled some of its early plans for a USB Type-C digital audio specification and what this could bring to consumers.
by Robert TriggsApril 27, 201613

Android beats Apple in ditching the headphone port on smartphones

While the upcoming iPhone 7 has been rumored to do away with the 3.5mm headphone port, the first phones to do so have just been announced on Android.
by Kris CarlonApril 20, 2016182
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