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Review: Sony's WH-1000XM5 Headphones Don't Fold, But Do Sound Better Than Ever

Friday May 27, 2022 10:23 am PDT by
Sony this week launched the updated version of its premium flagship noise-canceling headphones. If your only interest is how the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony stack up against Apple's $549 AirPods Max, be sure to check out our direct comparison. The following is a standalone review of Sony's latest headphones. Since they launched in August 2020, Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones have been among the...

Review: Sony's WH-1000XM3 Headphones are the Best Noise-Canceling Cans You Can Get

Friday March 29, 2019 1:29 am PDT by
Sony threatened to topple the apple cart in 2016 when it unleashed its flagship MDR-1000X cans on a headphones market which up until then had been dominated by Bose in the premium travel-grade noise-canceling department. Combining excellent wireless sound with active NC that made even QuietComfort fans sit up and take notice, Sony's awkwardly named headset proved that the Japanese company's ...

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

Thursday October 20, 2016 8:32 am PDT by
The wireless headphone market has been shaken up so much recently that it's hard to know where to begin when a new entry appears on the stage and announces itself as the next big thing. Fortunately this latest Bluetooth offering from Sony is targeting a very specific market segment best referred to as "premium noise cancelation", and the company seems pretty confident that with the MDR-1000X...

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How to Pair a PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X Controller With iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Monday May 10, 2021 1:07 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5, Apple users can now connect their PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers to an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Keep reading to learn how it works. Since iOS 13 and tvOS 13, users have been able to connect popular console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV to play Apple Arcade games and other iOS games, instead of having to spend extra money on...

How to Pair a DualShock 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller With iPhone and Apple TV

Monday October 21, 2019 10:00 am PDT by
With iOS 13 and tvOS 13, Apple users are now able to connect their favorite console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV. In this guide, we've provided a quick rundown of how to go about pairing the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and Xbox Wireless Controller to both iOS and tvOS devices. Previously, MFi controllers were the only solution to playing games on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. With...

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AirPods Max vs. Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Friday January 15, 2021 7:49 am PST by
AirPods Max, Apple's first over-ear headphones, seem to be positioned as direct rivals to the popular Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. When announcing AirPods Max, Apple boasted that the headphones bring "the magic of AirPods to an over-ear design with high-fidelity sound." With a custom acoustic design, dual H1 chips, and advanced software to power...

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Sony Planning to Get Into Mobile Games With New Acquisition

Monday August 29, 2022 3:36 pm PDT by
PlayStation maker Sony today announced that it intends to begin producing mobile games designed for iPhone and Android devices through the acquisition of Savage Game Studios. Savage Game Studios founders have worked for companies that include Rovio, Zynga, and Wargaming, and Sony says they have "many years of experience making some of the most popular mobile games." Sony says that its mobile ...
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Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Again Rumored to Feature Micro-OLED Internal Displays and Standard OLED External Indicator Display

Monday August 8, 2022 9:14 am PDT by
Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset will feature separate internal and external displays that use different display technologies, according to The Elec. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo As stated in the original Korean language report, Apple's first-generation mixed-reality headset will feature an OLED on silicon (OLEDoS), also known as micro-OLED,...
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Apple Mixed-Reality Headset on Schedule for Early 2023, Lighter Second-Gen Version With Call Capabilities Coming in 2024

Thursday July 14, 2022 4:30 am PDT by
Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset is on schedule to launch in early 2023, but a second-generation model with substantial upgrades is already in development for 2024, ETNews reports. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Suppliers are reportedly preparing to kick off mass production for Apple's headset in the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the product's...
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Apple Not Among Founding Metaverse Standards Forum Members

Wednesday June 22, 2022 3:54 am PDT by
Apple is not among the founding members of a new "metaverse" standards body that includes Meta, Microsoft, Sony, Epic Games, Nvidia, Adobe, and others (via Reuters). Announced in a press release, "the Metaverse Standards Forum brings together companies and standards organizations to foster alignment on requirements and priorities for metaverse interoperability standards, and accelerate their ...
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Apple's AirPods Pro vs. Sony's LinkBuds S Earbuds

Wednesday May 25, 2022 2:38 pm PDT by
Sony earlier this week came out with the WH-1000XM5 headphones, which we already checked out, and the LinkBuds S, a set of noise canceling earbuds that are similar to the AirPods Pro. In our latest YouTube video, we pit the ‌AirPods Pro‌ against the LinkBuds S to see how Sony's new earbuds offering measures up. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $199, the...
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Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 1:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 ‌AirPods Max‌. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the ‌AirPods Max‌ win out when it...
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Sony Unveils Redesigned WH-1000XM5 Headphones With Improved Noise Cancelation

Thursday May 12, 2022 10:26 am PDT by
Sony's flagship WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones have been among the best on the market for some time, and today Sony announced its fifth-generation WH-1000XM5 headphones, boasting a new design and several improvements over the previous model. The redesigned headphones replace the shrouded arms that swivel on the XM4's with an exposed arm that has a single contact point at the earcups,...
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Sony WH-1000XM5 Retail Packaging Leak Confirms Headphones Redesign [Update: May 12 Announcement Confirmed]

Thursday May 5, 2022 4:34 am PDT by
Retail packaging images of Sony's highly anticipated next-generation WH-1000XM5 headphones have leaked online, confirming the recently rumored new design and suggesting a launch might not be far away. Originally shared on a Sony subreddit, the photos show the pictures on the box corroborate the rumored redesign, replacing the shrouded arms that swivel on the 1000XM4's with an exposed arm...
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Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones Leak Reveals New Design, Enhanced ANC, and Battery Life

Saturday April 23, 2022 12:49 pm PDT by
Details of Sony's next-generation WH-1000XM5 headphones have been leaked, revealing a new design and more advanced specifications compared to the company's current premium offering. When it comes to wireless noise-canceling audio, Sony's existing flagship WH-1000MX4 headphones are among the best on the market and arguably the biggest rival of AirPods Max, so what Sony has next up its sleeve...
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Sony's New LinkBuds vs. Apple's AirPods 3

Thursday March 17, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
Sony in February introduced the LinkBuds, a curious set of earphones that have an open design that's not quite like any other in-ear headphone product on the market. We picked up a set of Sony's strange LinkBuds to see how they measure up to Apple's third-generation AirPods. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $178, the LinkBuds have a naked donut-shaped...
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Sony Offering Three Month Apple TV+ Trial for PS4 Users

Thursday March 10, 2022 11:17 am PST by
Sony today announced that PlayStation 4 owners who want to try out the Apple TV+ service can get an extended three-month free trial on their console. This offer applies only to those who have not previously had an ‌Apple TV+‌ subscription. Interested users can download the Apple TV app from the PS4 TV and Video section, and then follow the on-screen instructions. An Apple ID will be required ...
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Sony Announces 'LinkBuds' With Open Design to Let in Ambient Sound

Tuesday February 15, 2022 2:16 pm PST by
Sony today announced the launch of the LinkBuds, which are the company's latest true wireless earbud product. The LinkBuds have a unique open air design that's not quite like any other earbud on the market. Available in black or white, the LinkBuds have a donut-shaped earpiece that goes in the ear. As with the AirPods 3, there are no foam or silicone tips included with the LinkBuds, with the ...
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Apple Document Suggests Sony Considered Bringing PS Now Gaming Service to Mobile Devices

Friday December 10, 2021 2:54 pm PST by
Back in 2017, Sony was planning to launch the PlayStation Now cloud gaming service on mobile phones, according to a leaked document sourced from the Epic v. Apple trial by The Verge. An Apple document referenced an unannounced "mobile extension of an existing streaming service for PlayStation users, streaming access to over 450+ PS3 games to start, with PS4 games to follow." No such...
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Apple Music for PS5 Available Now, First Integrated Experience on a Game Console

Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:39 am PDT by
Apple Music is available on the PlayStation 5 from today, offering the first fully integrated ‌Apple Music‌ experience on a game console, Sony has announced. The news comes after weeks of the ‌Apple Music‌ app intermittently appearing for PS5 users with no official word on the development from Apple or Sony. ‌Apple Music‌ on the PS5 allows subscribers to play more than 90 million songs, as...
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Sony Offering PS5 Owners An Extended Six Month Free Trial of Apple TV+

Thursday July 22, 2021 8:06 am PDT by
Sony today shared a new offer that allows PS5 owners to claim a six month extended free trial of Apple TV+. This offer is available only for people who own a PS5, and can only be redeemed once per PS5 console before July 22, 2022. If you already have ‌Apple TV+‌ you can still redeem this offer, but if you subscribe to ‌Apple TV+‌ through Apple One, you won't be eligible to get the deal....
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Music Streaming Services Point to Labels in Inquiry into Unfair Artist Royalties

Thursday July 15, 2021 6:35 am PDT by
Royalties from music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify, are weighted unfairly against artists, according to a committee of Members of Parliament in the UK (via BBC News). An investigation by the UK parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee into music streaming found that artists see "pitiful returns." The committee called for a "complete reset" of ...
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Video: Sony's New WF-1000XM4 Earbuds vs. Apple's AirPods Pro

Tuesday June 22, 2021 2:05 pm PDT by
Apple's AirPods Pro are the flagship earbuds in the company's lineup, but there are plenty of other third-party truly wireless earbuds out there on the market. Sony is one of the main contenders in the space, so MacRumors videographer Dan took a look at the brand-new WF-1000XM4 earbuds to see how they stack up. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The awkwardly named...
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Sony Bringing PlayStation Video Game Franchises to Mobile by March 2022

Thursday May 27, 2021 6:30 am PDT by
Sony has committed to bringing its PlayStation brands and IP to third-party mobile devices, potentially as soon as this year (via VideoGamesChronicle). Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan today explained during an investor relations session that the company plans to launch its major franchises on non-console platforms such as mobile, encouraged by its "very successful"...
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Apple Begins Selling PS5 DualSense Controller After Compatibility With iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac Added

Friday May 21, 2021 7:26 am PDT by
Apple recently started selling the white PS5 DualSense wireless game controller through its online store, with pricing consistent with Sony at $69.95. Orders placed today are estimated to be delivered next week in the United States. iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, and macOS 11.3 software updates released last month added support for PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers on the iPhone, iPad,...
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Leaked Sony 'Xperia Compact' Images Confirm Android-Based iPhone 12 Mini Rival on the Way

Monday January 25, 2021 5:31 am PST by
Coming in at 5.4-inches, Apple's iPhone 12 mini is one of the smallest premium smartphones on the market, and has received a broadly positive reception amongst its owners, despite reports of lackluster sales compared to Apple's larger iPhone 12 models. The reason for the smaller margin of ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ sales compared to the ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is likely a...