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Killer Deal: Sony's noise-cancelling headphones now just $88

Noise-cancelling headphones can come in handy when you need to drown out the world around you. For a limited time, you can snag yourself a pair of today's best wireless headphones on the cheap.  Amazon currently has the Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones on sale for $88. Normally,...
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Apple Music vs Spotify: Which is the best music streaming service?

While Spotify's ubiquity and social media integration made it the established leader when it comes to music streaming services. But it has competition in the form of Apple Music, which offers a cloud locker, live radio and deeper Apple device integration (see our Apple Music FAQ for more info). S...
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How to Play Apple Music with Alexa

The day has finally arrived: You can now use Alexa to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers. It's just available for Echo devices at this time -- no third-party speakers like the Sonos One (yet). You can also play Apple Music on Amazon's Fire TV devices. This feature is currently U.S.-only, bu...
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Best podcast apps of 2020

The best podcast apps do more than just play back episodes of your favorite shows. They pack in a lot of features, from automatically downloading and sorting the newest episodes of your subscribed podcasts to helping manage your subscriptions. Some even include a variety of audio tools and featur...
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Amazon Music Unlimited vs Prime Music

Amazon's using the back-to-school prep season to give students a big deal on its premium music service.A new offer from Amazon gives Prime Student subscribers the option to tack Music Unlimited on for $0.99 per month. This offer is compatible with both annual and monthly Prime Student plans. If y...
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Amazon Prime Music vs. Spotify: Music Services Compared

More than 118 billion songs were streamed from digital music services last year, and 1.26 billion were downloaded, according to Nielsen. That's a lot of music, which has spurred a ton of services vying for your attention. Spotify is a definite leader in the category, but it faces stiff competitio...
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Audio Codecs: What They Are and Why They Matter

Ever wonder what those fancy file names next to your favorite songs mean? They're called audio codecs.A codec is a device or program that compresses data for transmission and decompresses the received data. In the case of audio, codecs affect your listening experience, whether you're using headph...
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Best Internet Radio Apps

Recording Internet RadioHas the internet killed the radio station? Not so fast! Internet radio is a burgeoning medium that allows users to listen to various stations from across the world, streaming live music and talk shows to an international audience. Of course, the app you use to listen to an...
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10 Best Desktop Music Managers

Use these apps to manage your musicNeed to make sense of a cluttered music library? Want to do a little spring cleaning on your missing tags and mislabeled files? Looking for a way to easily sync your music collection to your mobile devices? Check out these music management programs for Windows.C...
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Why I Picked Apple Music Over Spotify

I wish I could be a Spotify user. The streaming service has the most users, which is why most people and companies and services share their playlists on Spotify rather than Apple Music. But Apple offers something that Big Green won't, and it means enough that it has trapped me in its web.If you p...
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