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TicPods 2 Pro review: Good sound, but a fit that's not for everyone

When the TicPods Free came out in 2018, they were one of my favorite true wireless sets, especially given the relatively low price of $130. Cheaper models were few and far between at that point, and you’d have to pay significantly more to get anything that sounded truly excellent. The market has been flooded with half-decent affordable options in the time since then, however, and the original TicPods didn’t stand up to the test of time all that well.

I've been looking forward to an update, and now the TicPods 2 and TicPods 2 Pro are upon us, the latter of which I’ve been reviewing over the past week or so.

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Leaks suggest no ANC for new Galaxy Buds+ but at least a larger battery (Updated)

Samsung surprised quite a few of us with the Galaxy Buds that launched at the same time as the Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup — not only were they affordable but they sounded pretty decent too (as I detailed in my review). Details about a follow up are now starting to emerge, and it sounds like they'll come with in-vogue active noise cancellation tech.

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Jaybird Vista wireless earbuds, packing USB-C and an IPX7 rating, available for $160 ($20 off)

While Jaybird was one of the first manufacturers to embrace the concept of Bluetooth earbuds, its early models were limited by tethering cables or increasingly dated designs due to slow uptake of newer features like USB Type-C in its products. However, the company addressed many of the issues levied against previous models with the launch of the Vista true wireless earbuds, which are currently available for $160 after a $20 discount from Amazon and Best Buy.

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Aukey's True Wireless Earbuds are down to $30 with promo code on Amazon ($20 off)

True wireless earbuds come in all forms and sizes, and these days, they're also available in all price ranges. Aukey's aptly named True Wireless Earbuds are definitely meant for smaller budgets at $50, but the latest deal makes them even more of a steal: Using a coupon on Amazon, you can save $20, bringing the price down to a mere 30 bucks.

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LG announces its first true wireless earbuds, available this month in South Korea (Update: Now available in the US)

Following the example of Apple, Samsung, Sony, and countless others, LG has announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds. The Tone+ Free sport all the bells and whistles you'd expect in modern earbuds, and they'll be available later this month in South Korea.

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Audio-Technica announces its first true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation

Japanese companies are going big on true wireless buds with active noise cancellation. Sony was among the first to launch such a device, with Panasonic announcing its own range just yesterday. It's now rival Audio-Technica's turn to unveil a pair of true wireless earbuds with ANC at CES.

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Mobvoi announces TicPods 2 Pro earbuds with AI voice and motion controls in addition to 'Tickle touch'

The TicPods Free true wireless earbuds were among the best in the category when I reviewed them more than a year ago. There's been a lot of innovation from other manufacturers in that time, so they're due an update, and that's what Mobvoi has announced today at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. We're getting not one, but two new sets, and there are some really interesting AI features on the more expensive variant.

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Panasonic and Technics unveil three true wireless buds with active noise cancelation

When it comes to true wireless earbuds, there's a bunch of brands and products to choose from. With the recent release of the Sony WF-1000XM3 and AirPods Pro, most high-end ones are starting to offer active noise cancellation, a technology that used to be exclusive to headphones. In this context, it makes sense for Panasonic to want to rival its compatriot, which it's trying to achieve with the announcement of three true wireless earbuds.

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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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