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Wireless Earbuds IP Rating Explained

If you spend a lot of time shopping for earbuds – or any consumer electronics – you’ve probably seen an IP rating. This rating will usually be expressed as: IPXY, with the Y, and sometimes the X, replaced by numbers. Typically, manufacturers will include this rating in their product description. It’s a measurement of how resistant their products are to dust and water. But unless …

What Does aptX Low Latency Mean?

When you’re shopping for audio equipment, it can sometimes be difficult to understand what you’re actually buying. Many manufacturers are crystal clear about what they’re selling, but others simply assume you know all the latest industry terms. As a result, a lot of product listings read like a technical spreadsheet. The wall of jargon can get confusing, especially if you don’t spend half of your …

What Does TWS Mean With Bluetooth Earbuds?

Just a few years back, everybody was using wired earbuds. We were able to choose the ones that were most comfortable and offered the best sound quality. And we could walk through life blissfully unaware of the technology inside our earbuds. But then Apple released the iPhone 7. If your memory is a bit fuzzy, that’s the iPhone that eliminated the 3.5mm aux port. All …

Soundpeats TrueDot vs. TrueAir Wireless Earbuds – Review & Comparison

Recently, Soundpeats has been making waves with their True line of earbuds. These include the TruEngine 2 and the TruEngine SE, both of which we’ve reviewed recently. Today, we’ll be looking at two of the other earbuds in the True line: the TrueDot and the TrueAir. They both come from the same manufacturer, but don’t let that fool you. They’re very different from each other, …

How to Connect a Powered Subwoofer Directly to a TV

Though subwoofers were initially developed in the 1960s, they have gained prominences with audiophiles and artists alike. In the 1970s, with the development of Sensurround used in movies, the immersion of an audio and video experience was realized. Many surround sound systems stated including subwoofer technology as part of the package, and today your setup is not complete unless it has one.   There are many …