Finding a good USB microphone for a Chromebook isn't as easy as plucking one off a shelf because of the potential compatibility issues, but there are options. We've done the work to find the best plug-and-play options that will ensure you can talk all you want without technical fuss.
Amazon came back for an encore with its second-gen Echo Buds, with a focus on improving fit and audio performance, whereas Google cut a few things down to make the Pixel Buds A-Series compelling budget-oriented earbuds. Who ultimately made the right move?
Jaybird's initial foray into true wireless earbuds brought a solid effort in the Vista, and now that they have a successor. So how do the Vista 2 stand up and carry on the same pedigree of ruggedness and endless audio customization? Let's take a look.
Google didn't reinvent anything with the Pixel Buds A-Series, instead taking the best of the previous Pixel Buds and giving them a more affordable price tag. Similarities abound between these two, but is it only price that comes between them?
Jaybird sticks with what works and adds some extras to make the Vista 2 sound good, feel good, and play for longer stretches. Once you get the app going with all its custom features, you'll get these sounding just how you like them.
The JBL Live Pro+ TWS are the kind of true wireless earbuds you would expect the company to make. Solid bass out of the box, with decent app support, provides plenty to start with on the audio side. But you have to also accept what needs work to really enjoy them.
Amazon's encore with its Echo Buds is proof that a sequel can be better than the original, but that's also what made the Jabra Elite 75t so good compared to their predecessors. That makes for a tighter race between these two wireless earbuds, and the winner doesn't take the crown easily.
Google I/O was filled with new details about a variety of the company's products and services, but among the most interesting was how much importance the automotive sector has to its future plans. The next car you drive may have Google's imprint in it if the trickle becomes a bigger trend.
When Amazon first marketed the Echo Buds, the idea was to make an entrance without making a splash. The Echo Buds enter a second generation, and while there's not as big a splash this time, the results suggest that it truly is out with the old and in with the new.
Amazon is back with another pair of Echo Buds, and this second-generation sports a different look and feel from the originals. Except the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ also had comfort to appreciate, so what sets these two apart? It's about everything else they can and can't do.
JLab has always looked at the active crowd as one of its target markets, and the Epic Air Sport ANC are clearly geared in that direction. You will get some good sound, plus a fair bit of durability to go on, except you do have to accept some compromises.
Samsung aims for the crown with the Galaxy Buds Pro, and in so doing, has to contend with a tough competitor in Jabra's Elite 85t, leading to a showdown between two of the best pairs available right now. Can the Buds Pro move far enough for the win?
Sonos has been cutting the cord going back to its Move speaker, only to go further with portability by coming out with the Roam. They're both in the same system, yet feel very different. So which one is worth listening to? It really is all about where you want to go.
Samsung takes different paths with the Galaxy Buds Pro and Buds Live, but those paths also cross in a few ways, making this comparison all the more interesting when breaking it down to the key points like we did.