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Simon Cohen

Simon Cohen

Contributing Editor, A/V

Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like spatial audio, whole-home music systems, wireless earbuds and headphones, 4K HDR TVs, and soundbars. He has written for, Mobilesyrup,, and VentureBeat, and appeared as a guest tech expert on international TV and radio programs, including BBC Radio, CTV News Channel, and CBC Radio. He is currently a full-time contributor to Digital Trends' Audio/Video section.

Music Library in the updated Sonos app for iOS.

Wait! Don’t update your Sonos app until you read this

The Sonos app has received its biggest update in years, but along with an improved user experience comes a not-so-nice change for music fans.
A possible leaked image of the unreleased Sonos headphones.

Report: Sonos Ace headphones will get wired and wireless lossless audio

A new report claims to offer details on many of the features of Sonos' as-yet-unreleased Ace headphones.
Focal Azurys and Hadenys wired headphones.

Focal debuts its most affordable open- and closed-back headphones

Focal's headphones are extraordinary and very expensive. But its latest models bring those prices down significantly.
Sennheiser Accentum True Wireless earbuds.

Sennheiser debuts new ergonomically shaped wireless earbuds

Sennheiser used data from thousands of ear models to achieve the new shape.
Sony ULT Wear.

Sony ULT Wear headphones review: press twice for crazy bass

Sony's new midrange headphones are a kick in the head when it comes to bass, and their price will be music to your ears.
Samsung S85D 4K OLED TV.

Samsung prices its entry-level S85D OLED TV starting at $1,700

Samsung has added yet another OLED TV model, this time at the lower end of the price spectrum.
Hisense Canvas mini-LED TV.

Hisense’s answer to Samsung’s The Frame TV starts at $999

Hisense has released some more details on its CanvasTV, a model that can show art when it's not in use.
Lexie B2 OTC Hearing Aids in hand.

Two years later, over-the-counter hearing aids are still finding their groove

Americans have been able to buy over-the-counter hearing aids for almost two years. Have they made a difference? We ask the experts.
Bose SoundLink Max in blue.

Bose has a bigger Bluetooth speaker to power your next pool party

Bose takes its popular SoundLink Flex and adds more muscle, as well as stereo sound, to create the SoundLink Max.
Vizio QuickFit soundbar mounting system.

Vizio shrinks the price of a Dolby Atmos soundbar to $99

Vizio has lowered the cost of a Dolby Atmos soundbar to under $100 with its new 2024 soundbar lineup, which also includes a new TV-mounting system.
Hisense U9N ULED 4K TV.

Hisense’s achingly bright U9N ULED TV is a UX for the masses

Hisense is doubling-down on ultrabright TVs with its U9N, a 5,000-nit peak brightness model that comes in 75- and 85-inch sizes.
Beats Solo 4.

Beats Solo 4 review: a slew of upgrades keep this fan favorite current

Beats takes its wildly popular Solo on-ear wireless headphones to the next level with spatial and lossless audio.
Beats Solo 4 in Cloud Pink.

Beats Solo 4: the latest on-ear headphones get spatial and lossless audio

The Beats Solo 4, the latest version of the company's popular on-ear wireless headphones, bring better Android compatibility and modern features.
Beats Solo Buds in Arctic Purple.

Newest Beats earbuds are just $80, but there’s a catch

The newest Beats Solo Buds wireless earbuds are also the brand's most affordable yet. But did Beats get rid of too many features?
The Ninm Lab Playdisc.

This CD/Walkman-inspired MP3 player aims to be the next mixtape

What happens when you cross a compact disc, a Sony Walkman, and an iPod Shuffle? You get the $70 Playdisc, an MP3 player that's meant to be given away.
Bang & Olufsen Beosystem 9000c.

B&O’s iconic six-disc CD player is back and can be yours for just $55,000

Bang & Olufsen has resurrected its gorgeous 6-disc CD changer and packaged the refurbished device with high-end wireless speakers -- for a sky-high price.
A hand-held iPhone showing the new Sonos app's home screen.

Sonos app gets a major overhaul as the company prepares for next-gen products

Sonos is about to release its biggest app redesign to-date, with a simplified interface and more customization, while a new web app replaces PC clients.
LeBron James carrying what looks like a new Beats Pill speaker.

Hey LeBron, is that a new Beats Pill speaker by any chance?

The L.A. Lakers just posted a video of LeBron James and the basketball superstar appears to be holding an unreleased Beats Pill speaker.
Wiim Ultra.

Wiim Ultra, a music streamer with a color touchscreen, teased ahead of May launch

LinkPlay is giving fans a sneak peek at the new Wiim Ultra, a network media streamer with a 3.5-inch touchscreen that it will officially launch May 9.
Nothing's ChatGPT integration in Nothing OS.

Nothing’s new earbuds upstage Apple, Google, and Amazon by embedding ChatGPT

By adding instant voice access to ChatGPT, Nothing's earbuds leapfrog Apple, Google, and Amazon in the AI race.
Sony Bravia Theater Bar 9.

Sony’s best soundbars are reborn as the Bravia Theater Bar 8, Bar 9, and Quad

Sony has reimagined and renamed its 2024 lineup of soundbars under the new Bravia Theater brand, with the Bar 8, Bar 9, and Quad sound systems.
2024 Sony Bravia 9 4K mini-LED TV.

Sony debuts the Bravia 9, its brightest 4K TV ever, alongside new 2024 models

Sony's 2024 TVs are getting brighter and easier to remember as new models are now united under the Sony Bravia brand.
Amazon Music Maestro AI playlist generator.

Amazon Music follows Spotify’s lead with Maestro, an AI-based playlist creator

Amazon Music is following hot on the heels of Spotify's AI playlist feature with its own version known as Maestro.
Marshall Major V headphones.

Marshall’s latest headphones get 100 hours of battery life and wireless charging

Marshall has updated its popular wireless headphones and earbuds with better battery life and new features.
Klipsch Flexus Core 200: close-up on badge.

Klipsch Flexus Core 200 review: pure cinematic soundbar power

Klipsch's Onkyo-powered Flexus Core 200 is a $500 powerhouse Dolby Atmos soundbar.
Samsung 98-inch DU9000 4K TV.

Samsung’s new 98-inch DU9000 4K TV is just $4,000. Can it beat TCL and Hisense?

Samsung's DU9000 goes head-to-head with value leaders TCL and Hisense as its most affordable 98-inch TV so far.
Queen Rock Montreal streaming in IMAX Enhanced with DTS:X on Disney+.

DTS:X finally gets major streaming support starting with Disney+

Dolby Atmos' spatial audio stranglehold over the streaming world is about to end as Disney+ adds support for DTS:X via IMAX Enhanced movies.
The LG G3 OLED TV on a stand, showing a mountain scene on the screen.

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

Casting apps and streaming services to your TV from your phone is cool, but with screen mirroring you can share whatever you see on your device. Here's how.
Sony ULT Wear and ULT Field 1.

Sony’s ULT Power Sound headphones and speakers go big on powerful bass

Sony has grouped its most popular headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and party speakers under a single brand: ULT.
Woman wearing Soundcore C30i clip-style open earbuds.

Soundcore’s clip-style earbuds are glasses- and budget-friendly

Soundcore follows Bose's Ultra Open Earbuds with a much more affordable set of clip-style earbuds.
Klipsch Flexus Core 200 soundbar.

Klipsch’s Onkyo-powered Flexus modular home theater sound system starts at $349

The Klipsch/Onkyo Flexus Dolby Atmos soundbar system can be expanded with wireless subwoofers and surround speakers.
A diagram of headphone-based spatial audio.

Spatial audio via headphones: how science crams 9 speakers and a subwoofer inside your head

If spatial audio formats like Dolby Atmos normally use a bunch of speakers arranged around your room, how can you hear it using headphones?
Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony WH-1000XM6: the design and features we want Sony’s next headphones to deliver

Sony dropped the WH-1000XM5 in 2022, which means the XM6 is probably around the corner. Here's what we think Sony needs to keep its top spot.
A Google Pixel 7 Pro displaying Apple Music's lossless audio, next to a pair of Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds.

Let’s be honest, you probably can’t hear lossless audio

Lossless audio is one of the best things to happen to streaming music, but if you use wireless earbuds or headphones, you probably can't hear it.