Smartphone Audio Codecs Market Report 2020-2025: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast

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As per the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Smartphone Audio Codecs Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025,” the global smartphone audio codecs market experienced healthy growth during 2014-2019. A smartphone audio codec assists in the compression and decompression of a digital audio data stream. It can be both an electronic device that features analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) used in sound cards to support audio in and audio out functions, or computer-based software that compresses or decompresses digital audio data as per the media audio coding format. A smartphone audio codec minimizes the number of bits of an audio file while retaining its accuracy and quality. This helps to reduce the need for storage space and bandwidth for

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The Washington Post’s brand studio adds immersive audio to its suite of innovative storytelling capabilities

WP BrandStudio has launched a new immersive audio experience, expanding its storytelling capabilities for brands. With this approach to audio, the studio is focused on building memorable and distinguishing campaigns for the travel and hospitality industry that go beyond establishing visual identities to add emotional value and connection. Working with VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, the studio has created an interactive audio experience called “The Sounds of Florida.”


“Americans are investing more of their time with audio, listening an average of nearly four hours each day. We continue to explore immersive storytelling formats, just like The Post newsroom, to help elevate a brand’s message and drive engagement with that growing population,” said Denise Burrell-Stinson, Head of WP BrandStudio. “For those craving a getaway or planning a visit to Florida, the program for VISIT FLORIDA showcases the state’s rich culture and views and puts the power in readers’

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20 Black Friday Audio Deals

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Whether you’re in search of headphones that bring the best possible sound quality, noise-cancelling options to gain a bit of peace and quiet, portable speakers for tunes at outdoor gatherings, workout-worthy earbuds for at-home exercise, or surround-sound speakers to upgrade your Netflix experience, Black Friday delivers a plethora of audio deals.

Workout headphones that’ll outlast your workout

Jabra Elite 75t Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds (Black)
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Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds
Deal price: $150; street price: $200
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Koss FitClips KSC32i Headphones
Deal price: $10; street price: $20
Read our review of the best workout headphones.

Combining quality sound, sweat- and dust-resistance, and a battery life of more than 7 hours, the true wireless Jabra Elite Active 75t

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Hear the audio NASA’s Perseverance rover recorded on its way to Mars

The image inset shows a close-up of the EDL microphone on the Perseverance rover. 


What does space travel sound like? If you’re NASA’s next-gen Perseverance rover on the way to Mars, it sounds like a gentle whirring. 

The rover is equipped with a microphone designed to capture the sounds of entry, descent and landing (EDL) once it reaches the red planet in February 2021. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) released an audio file on Wednesday that gives a sense of what the rover is hearing during interplanetary travel.  

The 60-second SoundCloud clip comes from Oct. 19 during checks of the rover’s EDL camera and microphone system.

That whirring sound is coming from the rover’s heat rejection fluid pump. “Located at the rear-starboard side of the Perseverance, the pump is part of the rover’s thermal

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13 Best Weekend Deals: Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear

Like it or not, the days are getting shorter, and we’re all going to be spending even more time in our homes over the next few months. Staying home can be as exciting or relaxing as you make it. Check out these weekend deals on gaming, audio, and other gear to make winter hibernation more bearable. Let the robot vacuum and smart home hub take over the boring details while you crank the tunes and play games.

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Gaming Deals

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  • Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse for $100 ($50 off): Wireless mice used to be a trade-off. You freed yourself from the cord at the cost of mouse lag. But the G502 uses Logitech’s Lightspeed USB adapter, which connects the mouse via

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Here are the best ways to record WhatsApp audio calls on your Android smartphone

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WhatsApp is one of the most preferred apps in India when it comes to messaging. But the app is not just about texting as you can also make audio calls using the popular messaging app. While it is great to have the calling feature in WhatsApp, the only issue is that you cannot record any of those calls.

Don’t worry, we will tell you how to record calls on WhatsApp.

Method 1: How to record WhatsApp audio calls using another device

There is a simple way to do that. You can put your phone on speaker and record the WhatsApp call using another device. If the second handset doesn’t have a recorder, then you will have to download a third-party app from Play Store. You can download the “Voice Recorder” app.

If you don’t want to miss out on something and even want to

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Continental Plays with the Future of Car Audio

Photo credit: Continental AG
Photo credit: Continental AG

From Car and Driver

Immersive sound is the siren song of car audio makers, luring customers not to their deaths but to the options list. Audi offers Bang & Olufsen’s 3D Premium Sound System, Mercedes rocks Burmester’s high-end 3D surround-sound system, Range Rover’s Meridien promises 3D in-car surround sound. Bose has been pitching surround sound since 1996, after making its first factory-installed audio system for the 1983 Cadillac Seville.

Recreating the preternatural, submersing acoustics of a medieval cathedral these days requires a bouquet of speakers and a lot of power. The Bowers & Wilkins system in the Maserati Levante can put out 1280 watts through 17 speakers. The NAIM unit in a Bentley Flying Spur dishes out 2200 watts through 21 speakers. The Revel Ultima 3D system puts 28 speakers and 1200 watts inside the Lincoln Aviator. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade’s Platinum trim comes with a

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