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Samsung's supposed next-gen Galaxy Buds are code-named 'beans,' and they look just like actual beans

We only recently got an upgraded pair of Galaxy Buds+ from Samsung, at the same time as the Galaxy S20 series was launched, and they offer superior battery life and improved sound in a practically identical form factor. If a new report from WinFuture is to be believed, Samsung's next-generation true wireless earbuds could introduce a new design the like of which we've not seen before.

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Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds and noise-canceling over-ear headphones start at $130

The influx of budget Bluetooth headphones once audio jacks started disappearing from smartphones has inspired brands like Sony to focus more on the more affordable segment while its premium WH-1000XM3 continues to enjoy critical success and win followers. While we wait for the them to get their successor sometime this year, Sony has dropped a couple of new options—one truly wireless and one over-ear—in the mid-tier price bracket.

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Work from home in peace with the Microsoft Surface ANC headphones for just $200 ($50 off)

Bose and Sony headphones get most of the attention when it comes to active noise cancelation. Still, there are other contenders worth considering, especially if price is part of your buying criteria. The Surface headphones are a good alternative, but their MSRP was too similar to the leaders in the category for them to compete fiercely. Nevertheless, Microsoft's product is now down to just $200, which is about $50 off compared to the price it's been selling for lately. This makes it particularly relevant, especially if you're stranded at home, given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Montblanc's first ANC headphones cost $600, come with Assistant and Fast Pair

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the ANC headphones category. Even though Bose and Sony offer the most popular products, luxury brand Montblanc just unveiled a new piece of tech that's about $200 more expensive than its counterparts. At this price, it offers premium built quality and Google Fast Pair, which set it apart from the competition.

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The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Early 2020)

Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all kinds of headphones and speakers, but those reviews are a whole lot of words to read. So here, as part of our Most Wanted series, is a digestible list of the audio gear we're really feeling in early 2020.

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Jabra Elite 85h manufacturer refurb is just $149 (50% off MSRP) on eBay

Even at its original price of $299.99, we dubbed Jabra's Elite 85h headphones "the best choice in ANC headphones right now." So when we saw these manufacturer-refurbished Elite 85h units listed on eBay for just $149, less than half of MSRP, we knew we had to share the wealth. This represents amazing value for money in the wireless ANC space.

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Klipsch T5 wireless earbuds marked down to $119, a new all-time-low

While the release of Apple's AirPods was a substantial shot in the arm for the wireless earbud market, they are far from the only headphone manufacturer with an established history of producing quality audio hardware. Klipsch, a company known for producing high-end audio equipment since its founding in the middle of the last century, is no exception. Klipsch made its first foray into the Bluetooth earbud market with its T5 Bluetooth earbuds that are now available from Amazon for only $119 — their lowest price yet.

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Sennheiser launches two new over-ear headphones with USB-C, Bluetooth 5, and 30 hours of battery life

CES has already brought us a slew of new headphones and earbuds, but it doesn't sound like the wave of audio tech is over anytime soon. Sennheiser has joined in and introduced two new pairs of Bluetooth headphones during the show, the HD 350BT and the active-noise cancelling HD 450BT.

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Harman Kardon makes headphone comeback with Fly series, including ANC over-ears and true wireless earbuds

Harman Kardon, the high-end cousin of JBL and AKG (all owned by Samsung), is launching its first new personal audio products in six years with its Fly series. Since it's 2020 now, they're all wireless/Bluetooth models spanning the three most popular form factors. There's the Fly ANC, an over-ear headphone with active noise cancellation, Fly TWS true wireless earbuds, and lastly, Fly BT earbuds with the old neck-dangling connection wire.

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Shure introduces its first true wireless earbuds along with noise-cancelling headphones

Shure is known for its industry-leading microphones and other professional production gear, but the company is also in the consumer audio business. At CES 2020, Shure has introduced its new AONIC line of products, consisting of its first true wireless earbuds, the AONIC 215, and the wireless noise cancelling AONIC 50 over-ear headphones. It doesn't share too many details on the two products just yet.

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