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Sennheiser Sells Headphones Business to a Hearing Aid Manufacturer

Photo Credit: Alphacolor Sennheiser has sold its headphones business to Sonova, a Swiss medical audio manufacturer. Sennheiser announced it was looking for a buyer for its consumer electronics division in February. The German audio firm cited ‘strong competitive pressure’ as the reason for selling its business. Despite setting record sales in 2019, Sennheiser still lost […]

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Deezer Comes Pre-Installed on these Mobee K USB-C Earbuds

Photo Credit: Deezer Deezer comes pre-installed on a new pair of USB-C earbuds – sideloading the music app on Android. Deezer is targeting Samsung Galaxy device owners with the new promotion, which is interesting. Spotify comes pre-installed on Samsung devices through a partnership with Samsung. But these USB-C earbuds ‘sideload’ Deezer onto recent phones like […]

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Apple Kills Off Original HomePod Speakers to Focus on HomePod Mini

Photo Credit: Daniel Cañibano After four years, Apple has officially discontinued its original HomePod speakers. Instead, the Cupertino giant will focus on the HomePod mini, which it introduced last year. The larger HomePod speaker was supposed to be the answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google Home devices. But many people are happier with the cheaper, […]

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Climate Change Forces Fender to Switch Wood on Future Stratocaster Guitars

Photo Credit: Simon Weisser Fender has been using ‘swamp ash’ since the 1950s for its Stratocaster guitars. That’s changing. The type of wood used in these guitars lent a particular sound to many famous musicians. Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Dylan, and many more have praised their Fender guitars. The swamp ash used […]

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We’re Giving Away a $1,600 Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass to Help You Kick Off 2021

The Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass, released October 2020 (photo: Fender) Digital Music News has teamed up with Sweetwater to help a lucky musician kickstart 2021. Here’s a look at the recently-released Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass, and how you can win it. 2020 may have grounded most tours and live concerts, but […]