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Sales of Apple wireless headphones declined 25.8% over the year, Samsung wireless headphones increased 40.5%

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Experts from the analytical company Canalys summed up the results of the second quarter of 2021 in the TWS wireless headphones market. Recall that this abbreviation hides models in which there is no wire not only between the headphones and the source, but also between the left and right headphones.

Analysts note that the market growth in annual terms turned out to be the smallest over the past three years. It was 6.4%. In total, 58.3 million devices were shipped for the quarter. If we include in consideration not only TWS, but all wireless headphones and headsets, the volume of shipments turns out to be 99.8 million pieces, and the growth in annual terms is 4.7%.

According to Canalys experts, the TWS market has been hit by falling demand for Apple AirPods. During the quarter, they were sold 25.8% less than a year ago. As a result, Apple’s share fell from 38.0% to 26.5%.

Xiaomi, which is in second place, has increased shipments by 5.7% over the year. As the market grew more, Xiaomi’s share fell from 9.3% to 9.1%.

Samsung is in third place. The South Korean manufacturer increased supplies by 40.5%, which led to an increase in its share from 6.7% to 8.8%.

In fourth place is Skullcandy. It was able to increase supplies by 285.4% over the year, as a result of which its share increased from 1.9% to 7.0%.

The QCY company closes the top five. It reduced shipments by 15.8%, which led to a decrease in the share from 5.4% to 4.2%.

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EKSA E910 and E900 Plus ENC Gaming Headsets are Noise Canceling

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EKSA has added two gaming headset models to its catalog this week: the E910 and the E900 Plus ENC. The first model supports 5.8 GHz wireless radio. It is said to provide near-zero latency and a range of 10 meters.

The headphones are equipped with 50 mm radiators. The range of reproducible frequencies is declared equal to 20-20,000 Hz, the sensitivity is 115 ± 3 dB. The headphones support 7.1 virtual surround sound. The headset is equipped with a retractable unidirectional microphone, the sensitivity of which is -42 ± 3 dB. There is a noise canceling function for voice communication. The headset is powered by a 1200 mAh battery. Ten hours of use on a single charge (at 70% volume). Charging takes two hours.

EKSA E910 and E900 Plus ENC Gaming Headsets are Noise Canceling

The E900 Plus ENC is designed for wired USB connection using a 2m cable. A control panel with a volume control and a microphone switch is embedded in the cable. This model also uses 50 mm radiators, which reproduce frequencies in the range of 20-20,000 Hz, but the sensitivity is declared equal to 118 ± 3 dB. The headphones support 7.1 virtual surround sound. The detachable unidirectional microphone has a sensitivity of -42 ± 3dB. The headset is endowed with noise canceling function.

The E910 headset costs $ 120, the E900 Plus ENC headset – $ 62.

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MTI Launches My Hero Academia Wireless Headphones for Anime Fans

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MTI, which promotes the Nuarl audio brand, has unveiled a fully wireless headphone aimed at fans of the anime My Hero Academia. The headphones themselves, the case and the packaging are designed in the appropriate style, but this is not the end of the matter: the voice prompts with which the headphones accompany their work are recorded by the voices of popular characters, more precisely, the actors who voiced these characters in the anime series.

The dimensions of one earbud are 23 x 20 x 24 mm, the charging case is 72 x 36 x 46 mm. Each earphone weighs 4.5 g, case – 36.0 g. Without recharging, the earbuds can play music for 6 hours. Taking into account the recharging in the case, the autonomy reserve reaches 20 hours. It takes 1.5 hours to recharge the headphones.

MTI Launches My Hero Academia Wireless Headphones for Anime Fans

The headphones are equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 interface. They support A2DP, HFP, HSP and AVRCP profiles and aptX, AAC and SBC codecs. The headphones use dynamic emitters with a diameter of 6 mm. The range of reproducible frequencies is declared equal to 20-20,000 Hz. The built-in omnidirectional microphone allows you to use your headphones as a headset. Product protection degree – IPX4

The novelty is priced at $ 132.

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“What the hell, Apple?” – users complain that iOS 15 broke the control of AirPods Pro headphones

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IOS 15 was released earlier this week, bringing useful new features like Focus and Live Text. However, users found that iOS 15 broke the controls for AirPods Pro.

Users confirm that when they try to activate Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) or Transparency Mode on AirPods Pro, they receive a message from Siri that says Sorry, I can’t do that.

What the hell, Apple? I know that she hears me well, but whenever I ask Siri to turn on noise canceling, I get a response: “Sorry, I can not do this.” Does anyone know why? Or even better, how to fix it? This has been one of the main features I use Siri for both iPad and iPhone.

One of the Reddit users

Came here for this. Same problem. This is essentially the only way to control the headphones, as my hands are usually dirty at work.

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According to MacRumors, the bug was fixed in the beta version of iOS 15.1 released on Tuesday, but this version is for developers only. It may take several weeks for this firmware to be released.

It is also reported that iOS 15 falsely reports that “the iPhone’s memory is almost full”, while they still clearly have a lot of storage space. iOS 15 turned out to be much less popular than iOS 14: a possible reason was named.

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