Thanks to the rapid development in technology, mobile phones are evolving at a faster rate than ever before, and smartphone manufacturers have come a long way in terms of innovation. There are a plethora of smartphones at every price segment and users now have a wide range of options to choose from. Among the key pillars of the smartphone, audio quality also plays a vital role in a purchase decision and with now people working remotely and staying indoors, there is a significant rise in online video consumption. This, in turn, has given rise to the demand for richer smartphone audio quality that consumers do not want to compromise on.
To better understand consumer behaviour, a survey was conducted on what audio means for Indian consumers by CMR (CyberMedia Research) across six cities, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The focus of this survey was to understand how Indians are consuming content, the importance given to sound quality and what they seek going forward while purchasing their next smartphone.
We had a chance to interact with Pankaj Kedia, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories to know more about these findings, how Dolby is working with OEMs and Content Creators, and more. Continue reading “Pankaj Kedia of Dolby on Importance of Audio for Indian Smartphone users”
Samsung Electronics has announced that its first automotive-branded processor, Exynos Auto V9 will power Audi’s next-generation in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, which is expected to make its debut by 2021. Exynos Auto V9 is an automotive processor designed for advanced IVI systems that display content on multiple displays, providing information that assists drivers and passengers for a safer vehicle experience. Continue reading “Samsung Exynos Auto V9 to power next-gen Audi’s In-vehicle infotainment system”
Apple was in the news recently for the right reasons as well as the wrong reasons. One of the wrong reasons being the backlash they received over the removal of the audio jack and instead relying on just the lightning port to output audio.
Continue reading “Samsung might remove the audio jack like Apple – May introduce their own audio port”
V-Moda might be a familiar name to audiophiles among the readers. The company has been in the limelight in the recent past for coming up with high quality headphones that have managed to impress both critics and consumers alike.
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A good pair of wireless earphones or headphones is hard to come by, especially those that are portable and hassle free. Even if they do so, they most likely compromise on the audio quality. The Jaybird X2 seems to be a solution to both these issues. Let’s dive into the review to see what it offers.
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Sony has announced two new models in its all-in-one wearable Walkman series. The WS413 and WS414 were announced at CES 2016 and are water proof and dust proof. They can also be used in saltwater.
Continue reading “Sony announces rugged all-in-one wearable Walkman – WS413 and WS414”
JBL has announced the first in-ear wireless headphones to come with NXTGen active noise cancellation. They unveiled the Everest Elite 100 prior to the start of CES in Las Vegas, USA.
Continue reading “JBL Everest Elite 100 announced – Wireless in-ear headphones with NXTGen Active Noise Cancellation”
Vines are quite a popular trend nowadays since they are able to entertain people and grab their attention in such a short time span. More often than not, people love to do their own versions of popular Vine videos and the audio remix feature helps people do it much easier.
Continue reading “Vine introduces an audio remix feature on iOS and Android”
Audiophiles and Sony fans have a reason to rejoice with the new announcements at IFA 2015 in Berlin and the NW-A25HN/A27HN is one of the reasons for that. We went hands on with the latest addition to the Hi Res audio series of Walkmans from Sony.
Continue reading “Sony Hi Res Audio Walkman NW-A25HN/A27HN Hands On : First Impressions”
Motorola has quietly launched second generation of the Moto Hint Bluetooth earpiece that was introduced last year alongside the new Moto X. The latest version of the Moto Hint comes with significant improvements as compared to the original.
Continue reading “Motorola Moto Hint (2nd gen) with better battery and audio gets listed”
Marshall Headphones, the company that is most famously known for their audio equipment has just announced a new smartphone that focuses on high-quality audio. The smartphone is called London and it is a multimedia powerhouse that incorporates a bunch of unique audio features as well as Marshall’s signature design elements.
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Samsung has just announced a new bluetooth headset in their LEVEL series of audio accessories. Dubbed LEVEL U, the new headset incorporates an adjustable neck band design.
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Twitter has unveiled a new feature that lets users listen to music in their timelines on the Twitter mobile app. The micro blogging site has unveiled Audio Cards that will allows users to listen to songs, podcasts and other audio content on their Android and iPhone app.
Continue reading “Twitter rolls out Audio Cards, teams up with SoundCloud and iTunes”
Back in July, Nokia had announced a trio of affordable headsets in collaboration with Coloud – namely Boom, Knock and Pop. These headsets are meant to be affordable while providing good design, sound and build quality.
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As part of its ongoing efforts to increase sales and combat dropping revenues , HTC plans to stop bundling in Beats headphones with their a majority of their handsets. According to HTC , users were not buying the phones specifically for the Beats headphones and that resulted in unnecessarily increasing handset prices compared to competitors.
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