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Recovery College Online service provides free soothing music for lockdown anxiety

Recovery College Online service provides free soothing music for lockdown anxiety

If you're looking for a musical pick-me-up during lockdown, this free relaxtion music service created in partnership with Northumbria University might be of use

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5 things to watch out for with wireless headphones

5 things to watch out for with wireless headphones

The latest wireless headphones can be highly convenient, but our lab testing reveals this can come with compromises. If you’re looking at slimline pairs or truly wireless headphones such as...

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John Lewis deals: are these on-sale audio products worth snapping up?

John Lewis deals: are these on-sale audio products worth snapping up?

With more time spent at home, you might have found a gap for some new audio products to keep you entertained. John Lewis, which offers a two-year warranty on electricals,...

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How to make the most of Alexa during lockdown

How to make the most of Alexa during lockdown

Alexa can be your helping hand through this difficult time – whether that’s getting the most out of your day, helping you to keep fit, providing entertainment or ‘helping out’...

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How to make the most of Google Assistant during the lockdown

How to make the most of Google Assistant during the lockdown

As we’re forced to spend more time inside due to coronavirus, households around the UK are turning to their smart products to stay entertained.  Whether you’re looking to test your...

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Headphones: how much do they really harm your hearing?

Headphones: how much do they really harm your hearing?

Safe listening levels for headphones are lower than you might think. In fact, the NHS warns that listening to headphones too loudly is ‘one of the biggest dangers to hearing’....

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5 ways tech can help you stay in touch with family and friends

5 ways tech can help you stay in touch with family and friends

The UK government is likely to advise over-70s – and younger people with certain health conditions, to self-isolate in the coming weeks. At this time it’s more important than ever...

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Should you share your headphones?

Should you share your headphones?

You’d never share a toothbrush or handkerchief, but headphones are more of a grey area, with sharing music with others being one of the joys of listening. The question is: how often do you clean them?

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New Samsung Galaxy Buds+ vs Apple AirPods: which in-ear headphones should you buy?

New Samsung Galaxy Buds+ vs Apple AirPods: which in-ear headphones should you buy?

What sort of features has Samsung worked into its in-ear headphones, and how long will they last on a single charge? We've got all the details.

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9 myths about headphones you shouldn’t believe

9 myths about headphones you shouldn’t believe

Since it’s impossible to compare headphone sound quality when buying online, brands go to great lengths with gimmicky spec lists to try to differentiate their pairs from the crowd. We’ve identified some of the worst offenders below – plus some common flawed assumptions people make when buying, so you can make sure you choose based on what counts.

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