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This Week in Gear: Expanded Google Home Voice Control Support, New Headphones, and More

We've compiled the latest gear news, including expanded app support for Google Assistant, new headphones from Klipsch and Pioneer, and more.From product announcements and streaming app updates to general industry news and recent gear trends, keeping up with the latest tech news can be a daunting task. With that in mind, we're here to offer you a roundup of some of the latest gear and consumer electronics news that you may have missed.For this edition, we're covering the addition of new app...

Acoustic Research Bows Its First Hi-Res In-Ear Earphones

New AR-E100, AR-E10 Tout Beryllium Dynamic Drivers DENVER, CO, October 6, 2017 – Acoustic Research®, the esteemed audio company with more than 60 years of innovation, advanced technology development, and outstanding designs that complement consumers’ lifestyles, today announced its first hi-resolution in-ear earphones, the AR-E100 and AR-E10. Like the over-ear headphones that Acoustic Research introduced earlier this year, the AR-E10 (pictured left) and AR-E100 are serious, audiophile-grade...

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Audiophile

Listen Up! Headphones are the big gift this holiday season. How do you know I know? My teenager tells me. The free ear buds that come with your new iPhone just aren’t going to cut it this year. Whether it’s the hip over-the-ear headphones, the super lightweight in-ears for the gym or the noise cancelling cans for the long flight, there are some great bargains this Christmas and Hanukkah shopping season.If you’re looking to share your music at home or at the office, check out some of the...

Top 21 Black Friday Deals on Amazon You Didn’t Know You Needed

1. Samsung Electronics UN49MU8000 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) for $697.99 (42% OFF $1199.99 List Price)Wow. This is an absolutely killer deal on a great Samsung TV and an extreme step-up in color with a billion more shades than a regular 4K UHD. You’ll be able to see extreme contrast between the darkest darks and the lightest lights with expanded color and depth—even in dark scenes. Check out the deal here.2. Klipsch R-14M 4-Inch Reference Bookshelf...