Sony today at CES 2019 introduced its latest aftermarket CarPlay receiver with improved sound quality and a dedicated voice button.XAV-AX7000 Car AV Receiver
The new XAV-AX7000 has the same 6.95-inch capacitive touchscreen as the current XAV-AX5000, but features a higher-power 100W class-D amplifier for more impactful sound and a higher-power 5V pre-out for clearer sound with less distortion when the receiver is connected to an external amplifier, according to Sony.
By comparison, the XAV-AX5000 has a 55W class-D amplifier and a 2V pre-out.
Beyond the dedicated voice button, the design of the XAV-AX7000 is identical to the XAV-AX5000, including slim [...]
Apple has established an exclusive playlist deal with the Ministry of Sound label, an Apple representative told Variety this afternoon.
Under the terms of the partnership, Ministry of Sound-created playlists will be available on Apple Music starting on Thursday, October 4.
Owned by Sony, Ministry of Sound currently offers several popular playlists on Spotify, such as „Dance Nation,“ „Rave Nation,“ and „R&B Mixtape.“
Because of the new deal with Apple Music, these playlists, some of which have hundreds of thousands of followers, will be pulled from Spotify and other non-Apple services over the course of the next few [...]
As more and more smartphones ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, the market for true wireless Bluetooth earphones has become increasingly flooded with numerous options for customers to buy. Apple has its own first-party earphones with the AirPods, which fit conveniently in the Apple ecosystem thanks to the W2 chip’s simple device pairing and a straightforward charging solution with the included carrying case.
Sony, Jabra, Bang & Olufsen, Anker, and more all provide similar true wireless earphones (a term that means there is no wire at all between each earbud), usually priced anywhere between $80 to $200. Now, wireless accessory company Crazybaby — which [...]
Apple today updated its GarageBand music creation software for Mac to version 10.3, introducing new loops, sound effects, drummers, and more, all for free.
There are two new Drummers that offer Roots and Jazz-influenced brush styles, along with 1,000 new electronic and urban loops that cover genres like Reggaeton, Future Bass, and Chill Rap.
Apple says that it has added more than 400 animal, machine, and voice sound effects that can be worked into music creations, and there are also free downloadable Artist Lessons.
The new Artist Lessons are designed to teach users how to play hit songs on piano and guitar, and are taught by the artists that made the [...]