Onkyo DAC-HA300: Portable High-Res Audio Player- Audio Streamers and Servers - 14/04/2015 14:21 April 14, 2015
All-in-one music player
Onkyo has announced the DAC-HA300, a portable music player with a built-in analogue/digital converter and amplifier that reads high-quality audio files from iOS and Android devices. The DAC-HA300...
REVIEW / Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless: Even More Portable- Headphones - 10/04/2015 15:23 April 10, 2015
The Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless is only available in black. The construction is exactly the same as before: it's robust and flexible, perfect...
REVIEW / Blue Mo-Fi, the Mechanical Biped with the Warm Sound- Headphones - 09/04/2015 10:07 April 9, 2015
What an odd little device, this Mo-Fi. As usual, the manufacturer Blue Microphones has drawn inspiration from a number of rather peculiar references: in...
REVIEW / Heaven VIII: The Luxury In-Ear Headphones from Final Audio Design- Headphones - 08/04/2015 10:09 April 8, 2015
Obviously, with these earphones we're going to begin with the aesthetics. Aside from the geometric relief on the back—which,...
Sony SRS-X11: the New Ultra-Portable Speaker Cube- Portable Speakers - 03/04/2015 13:40 April 3, 2015
A speaker to jazz up your jaunts
After unveiling its brand new range of portable headphones a month ago, Sony's keeping up the momentum with a new collection of portable speakers. Among them is the SRS-X11, the smallest...
Sony Releases New Bluetooth Speaker: the SRS-X33- Portable Speakers - 02/04/2015 17:02 April 2, 2015
Smaller, with LDAC to boot
Sony recently launched an update to its SRS-X3 portable Bluetooth speaker, the SRS-X33. It's smaller than its predecessor and comes with a huge new selling point: LDAC codec support. The...
REVIEW / Under Licencing Law, Trebles Cannot be Served to (Marshall) Minors- Headphones - 01/04/2015 15:18 April 1, 2015
The Marshall Minor headphones benefit from a carefully crafted design. The look isn't at all dissimilar to the dials found on the brand's famous amplifiers,...
REVIEW / Philips Fidelio X2: New Diaphragm, Same Great Quality- Headphones - 31/03/2015 15:33 March 31, 2015
In concept and design, the X2 is a dead ringer for the Fidelio X1. The over-ear dynamic headphones abide by the same codes...
Ryght Pocket: Multi-Coloured Ultra-Portable Speakers- Portable Speakers - 26/03/2015 16:18 March 26, 2015
Small size, short battery life
French brand Ryght has introduced its latest product, an ultra-portable speaker appropriately named "Pocket". Ryght is a brand new French company with, for...
REVIEW / BeoPlay A2: A Truly Elegant Portable Speaker- Portable Speakers - 25/03/2015 15:25 March 25, 2015
It's clear that B&O paid close attention to the choice of materials and overall design of the BeoPlay A2. This cuboid-shaped portable speaker has...
Bose QuietComfort 25 Now Compatible with Android- Headphones - 24/03/2015 16:13 March 24, 2015
Once exclusively for Apple devices
Initially, the QC 25 was only available with an Apple-compatible remote control. Now, a second version of the headphones has appeared on the market. This model caters for Android devices...
REVIEW / Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 Headphones: The Return of the P5- Headphones - 24/03/2015 15:12 March 24, 2015
We daresay the English are a rather elegant bunch. The P5 Series 2 is, in this sense, a prime English product, with a retro-modern design, tasteful...
Creative's Comeback: Two New Aurvana In-Ear Headphone Models- Headphones - 20/03/2015 12:39 March 20, 2015
Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus and In-Ear3 Plus
It's been some time since we heard anything from Creative, but the brand has decided to make a comeback and launch two new Aurvana in-ear headphone models. This range first appeared...
REVIEW / Momentum Wireless: Sennheiser's Star Ditches the Wire- Headphones - 18/03/2015 15:18 March 18, 2015
From what we can see, Sennheiser has gone out of its way to improve the overall design of the Momentum: the soft leather ear pads are wider, the ear cups...
REVIEW / Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8: The Ultimate in Lavish Portability- Headphones - 18/03/2015 10:15 March 18, 2015
Bang & Olufsen doesn't mess around when it comes to design, and the H8 epitomise its meticulous approach: over-stitched genuine-leather headband,...
REVIEW / Megaboom: the New, Explosive Portable Speakers from Ultimate Ears- Portable Speakers - 12/03/2015 10:09 March 12, 2015
The Megaboom is really just a Boom with XXL proportions: it's a solid cylinder with a protective metal grill and there have been...
REVIEW / Jabra Evolve 80: the Best Stereo Headphones for the Workplace- Headphones - 11/03/2015 15:12 March 11, 2015
It's clear from the outset: the Evolve 80 isn't meant to look good, it's meant to work. The headband, the ear cups, the lining, the earpads, the mic arm—everything...
REVIEW / AKG K701 Headphones: Years of Loyal Service- Headphones - 04/03/2015 15:21 March 4, 2015
It's not everyday that you get to test a truly premium pair of headphones. In fact, these could even be described as a luxury product. Although there's always been a demand for the...
REVIEW / Soho Wireless: Portable Headphones from Harman/Kardon- Headphones - 04/03/2015 10:15 March 4, 2015
Harman/Kardon is sticking to what knows, producing a wireless version of the on-ear Soho headphones. A lot of effort has been put...
REVIEW / Sony MDR-NC31EM: In-ear Headphones with Passive/Active Noise Cancellation- Headphones - 03/03/2015 15:15 March 3, 2015
MDR-NC31EM—yet another poetically-named device. These are the in-ear active noise cancelling headphones from Sony. But, strangely, there's no sign of a power...
REVIEW / Sennheiser Urbanite XL: The Portable Speakers with XXL Bass- Headphones - 25/02/2015 15:33 February 25, 2015
Sennheiser certainly doesn't do things by halves: at one stage, it was impossible to stroll around town or take public transport without...
REVIEW / Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini: Jousting with the Ultra-Portables- Portable Speakers - 25/02/2015 10:18 February 25, 2015
Harking back to the equerries who attended to the horses of the knights of the Middle Ages, its name makes a welcome change from the BXT67399-3Ws...
Sony Unveils Its New Portable Headphones: The MDR-ZX770BN- Headphones - 24/02/2015 16:10 February 24, 2015
With Bluetooth aptX and active noise cancellation
The engineers at Sony are grabbing the headlines once again, having recently unveiled yet another set of portable headphones, the MDR-ZX770BN. This time, the Japanese manufacturer...
The Beolit 15 Arrives at B&O Play- Portable Speakers - 23/02/2015 16:18 February 23, 2015
Not long after the launch of its A2, B&O Play is introducing its new speaker, the Beolit 15, which is the replacement for the Beolit 12. The market for...
The Marshall Major II Now Available- Headphones - 19/02/2015 16:16 February 19, 2015
In black, white and brown
Following the commercial triumph of the first Marshall Major headphones, it seems only natural that the manufacturer is having a second stab at success. Marshall has announced that...
REVIEW / TreVolo: the Portable Electrostatic Speaker from BenQ- Portable Speakers - 18/02/2015 15:03 February 18, 2015
It's the TreVolo's build and painstaking aesthetic design which grabs our attention from the get-go. The speaker is protected...
The Vamp: the Cube that Links Your Smartphone with Passive Speakers- Misc. - 17/02/2015 17:03 February 17, 2015
Save the hi-fi!
This curious little cube represents the missing link between your smartphone and a set of passive speakers. Yes, you read correctly: as well as providing a way of connecting compatible...
Philips BT2500B/37: US "Deal of the Day" at $30- Portable Speakers - 11/02/2015 17:41 February 11, 2015
This Portable Speaker Pulls No Punches
Even at its usual price of $50, we remarked that the BT2500 offered plenty of bang for your buck. It's a simple and easy to use portable speaker, although we'd have liked to see a few...
REVIEW / T7: The First Portable Speakers from Bowers & Wilkins- Portable Speakers - 11/02/2015 15:11 February 11, 2015
The design of the English manufacturer's very first portable speaker sets the tone from the get-go: if you're looking for a slimline, conventional...
REVIEW / NC1: First Headphones from Philips with Active Noise Cancellation- Headphones - 04/02/2015 15:06 February 4, 2015
Like its companions in the Fidelio range, these headphones look sleek and discrete. Their on-ear earcups are framed in a sturdy steel...
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