Our experiment in sound is nearly ready to begin
Attackers can cause potentially fatal hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores.
Claims they will sound better
Apple's recent move into the speaker market has shown that it can convince stupid people that it can make "high-quality" hi-end sound equipment and now it thinks it can make the same move on the headphone market.
In a good way
Google has begun adding FLAC support to Chrome, and it should be rolling out to the great unwashed very soon.
Next level audio integration
Oculus VR has introduced new Oculus Earphones which it claims will give "next-level audio integration".
Gear Fit 2 and IconX earbuds
Samsung has announced two new wearables — an update to its Gear Fit activity tracker and the IconX, a pair of wireless earbuds for runners.