REVIEW / Samsung HW-J7501: Curves are Not a Winning Formula- Home Cinema Speakers - 07/10/2015 18:16 October 7, 2015
The Samsung HW-J7501 sound bar has a very thin chassis and a stylish stainless steel design. It's fairly light, due to being made mainly of plastic, but...
Olympus Launches VP-10 Pocket Voice Recorder- Portable Digital Audio Recorders - 06/10/2015 12:28 October 6, 2015
Olympus has specialised in audio recording since 1969, with plenty of voice recorders under its belt since then. The firm is set to release four new models for 2015, including the VP-10,...
REVIEW / Ultrasone Go: Not-So-Convincing Return to the Portable Audio Game- Headphones - 06/10/2015 10:09 October 6, 2015
The Go are a petite, generally well-built pair of on-ear headphones. They have a notched aluminum headband surrounded by a thick protective...
REVIEW / iEC Technology ECBT001: Low-Priced Speaker, Poor Performance- Portable Speakers - 03/10/2015 10:01 October 3, 2015
The ECBT001 looks like a little cube, cinched in at the waist with a thin blue belt. The speaker's chassis is made of a lacquered anthracite material,...
REVIEW / Maxell Split Soundbar: the Two-in-One Soundbar- Home Cinema Speakers - 30/09/2015 10:07 September 30, 2015
The Maxel Split Soundbar is a minimalist, compact speaker made of glossy black plastic with a metal grille protecting the front. The glossy plastic...
Onkyo W800BT: First Totally Wireless In-Ear Headphones- Headphones - 28/09/2015 15:33 September 28, 2015
Onkyo is the first manufacturer to out a fully wireless pair of in-ear headphones. The W800BT in-ears were presented at the IFA consumer electronics show earlier this month and are...
REVIEW / Braven 805: A Well Built Portable Speaker with a Carrying Voice- Portable Speakers - 23/09/2015 11:04 September 23, 2015
The Braven brand is specialized in portable speakers, and it shows. Just like its little brother, the 805 has been impeccably built:...
REVIEW / Plantronics BackBeat Sense: Comfortable On-Ears with Great Sound- Headphones - 16/09/2015 14:43 September 16, 2015
The BackBeat Sense are well made and relatively sturdy. They have a dual headband with an aluminum frame, rubber padding and rigid plastic ear cups; we...
IFA 2015 – B&O Play Unveils A6 Stay-At-Home Wireless Speaker- Home Cinema Speakers - 14/09/2015 15:06 September 14, 2015
Design is key
B&O Play presented a new range of products at IFA Berlin this year, one of which is the A6, a wireless speaker for the home that retails at $1,000. If...
REVIEW / Razer Kraken Pro 2015: Too Few Changes- Headphones - 13/09/2015 09:05 September 13, 2015
REVIEW / Razer Kraken Pro: Release the Kraken!- Headphones - 13/09/2015 09:05 September 13, 2015
Although the Kraken Pro might scare you the first time you see it, never fear. It's also available in plain black. There's a version without the mic too...
REVIEW / Braven Mira: Stylish, Waterproof Portable Speaker for the Home- Portable Speakers - 12/09/2015 10:10 September 12, 2015
Mira is a female name with diverse origins and meanings. In Serbian it means "peaceful," in Arabic it's short for "princess" and in Latin it means...
REVIEW / Denon AH-MM200 Lightweight Headphones- Headphones - 11/09/2015 11:16 September 11, 2015
The Denon AH-MM200 is a set of wired portable headphones with a supra-aural design. Deign and build quality are good, with Denon combining a leather-effect...
REVIEW / Monster BackFloat Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker- Portable Speakers - 03/09/2015 15:45 September 3, 2015
At first glance, the Monster BackFloat looks a bit like some kind of game controller, with its rectangular shape and black finish with lime-green/bright...
REVIEW / Jabra Vega: Far From Being a Star- Headphones - 31/08/2015 10:06 August 31, 2015
The Jabra Vega have stuck with the same look as their counterparts; they're low-key and discreet, but they've got swagger. They've been well built and...
REVIEW / M4: the First Portable Speaker from Omaker- Portable Speakers - 26/08/2015 16:43 August 26, 2015
There's no doubt about it; the M4 portable speaker exudes rugged portability. Encased in gray coated plastic, with corners and edges reinforced with something...
REVIEW / Focal Sphear: a First Try That Didn't Completely Win Us Over- Headphones - 26/08/2015 10:09 August 26, 2015
For this first model, Focal has stated that it has completely reworked the traditional in-ear headphone design and started from scratch. And at first...
REVIEW / JBL Xtreme Portable Speaker: a Sound Explosion- Portable Speakers - 19/08/2015 16:55 August 19, 2015
We'd better get it out of the way now: the JBL Xtreme won't slip into your pocket like the Pitch. It weighs over 4.4 lbs (2 kg) and comes with a strap...
Samsung Unveils Level On Wireless Pro Headphones- Headphones - 19/08/2015 12:58 August 19, 2015
Very slightly different to the Level On Wireless
Korean giant Samsung has announced the arrival of a brand-new pair of portable wireless headphones. The Level On Wireless Pro comes in above the Level On Wireless, but any modifications...
REVIEW / AKG N60 Noise-Canceling Headphones: The Zen Master- Headphones - 19/08/2015 11:22 August 19, 2015
The tone is set the second you unbox the N60: it comes in elegant matte and glossy packaging along with a carrying case and braided cables. It...
REVIEW / Minirig: The Portable Speaker in its Simplest Form- Portable Speakers - 15/08/2015 09:10 August 15, 2015
The Minirig's cylindrical form is surrounded by a thick anodized aluminum body. The speaker is protected by a heavy metal grill. This build protects it...
REVIEW / JBL Flip 3: Sturdier, Longer-Lasting- Portable Speakers - 12/08/2015 16:15 August 12, 2015
The Flip 3 takes the same soda-can shape as the Flip and Flip 2, but adopts a more modern, more summer-y look. The metal grille from the earlier models...
The New Turtle Beach Gamer Headphones Have Landed- Audio - 11/08/2015 15:40 August 11, 2015
Seven new models for all your gaming needs
As announced at Gamescom 2015, Turtle Beach has seven new headsets, with different specs, to freshen up their range this autumn. They cover a variety of gaming platforms. Let's...
Heos Drive: The Multiroom Amplifier from Denon- AV Amps & Receivers - 11/08/2015 12:27 August 11, 2015
Pump sound into four different rooms
We recently reviewed the Denon Heos 1 multiroom speaker, so naturally we couldn't skip over the news that Denon's multiroom amplifier, the Heos Drive, is now available in the US and...
REVIEW / Denon Heos 1 Multiroom Speaker: Bluetooth & Rechargeable Battery Optional- Multiroom - 08/08/2015 14:06 August 8, 2015
The Heos 1 is compact and well-finished. On the top there are three physical...
REVIEW / Riva Turbo X: A Decent Portable Speaker for a First Attempt- Portable Speakers - 07/08/2015 10:03 August 7, 2015
Slightly reminiscent of the Braven BRV HD, the Riva Turbo X doesn't go in for subtleties. It has a chunky chassis made from shiny white plastic, with...
REVIEW / Sony SRS-X33: Watch Those Decibels!- Portable Speakers - 05/08/2015 16:13 August 5, 2015
The SRS-X33 is a compact variant of the SRS-X3 that Sony presented in January. It boasts a small, boxy design that fits well in the hand. The buttons...
REVIEW / Beats Solo 2 Wireless: Bassy, But in Control- Headphones - 05/08/2015 10:04 August 5, 2015
The Solo 2 Wireless have exactly the same design as the standard Solo 2. They're all-plastic, but they feel like quality headphones in your...
Strum: Skullcandy's New In-Ear Headphones- Headphones - 04/08/2015 14:05 August 4, 2015
Keeping it simple: comfort and sound quality
Skullcandy has put its stamp on some new in-ear headphones, and the Strum are all about getting back to basics. You get a design that's fantastically comfortable and produces quality...
REVIEW / Shure SE215: A First Pair of In-Ear Monitors- Headphones - 03/08/2015 16:00 August 3, 2015
The Shure SE215 have a pretty standard design for these kinds of in-ears, somewhere between an L and a V shape. They're quite sturdily built and should...
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