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...
REVIEW / Bose SoundLink Mini II: A Small Update, No Dramatic Changes- Portable Speakers - 29/07/2015 16:24 July 29, 2015
Very little has changed in the way of looks; the SoundLink Mini II bears a strong resemblance to its precursor. There's plenty of metal used in the chassis...
REVIEW / Skullcandy Grind: They Went Back to Basics But Forgot the Essentials- Headphones - 29/07/2015 10:05 July 29, 2015
These Skullcandy headphones have gone in for a sleek and simple design: a metal headband with padding in the center, round on-ear pads and discreet...
REVIEW / Samsung Level On Wireless: a Good Travel Companion- Headphones - 27/07/2015 15:33 July 27, 2015
The Level On Wireless come in a choice of blue, white, red and black. Our white model surprisingly kept its immaculate color even after we took it on...
REVIEW / Denon Heos 3: The Wireless Multiroom Compact Speaker- Multiroom - 22/07/2015 16:16 July 22, 2015
Despite its unusual shape, the Heos 3 can be placed horizontally or vertically. On the top, there are three slightly cheap-looking buttons for power and...
REVIEW / Philips BT50: An Ultra-Portable Streamlined Speaker- Portable Speakers - 22/07/2015 10:15 July 22, 2015
Philips' almost entirely cylindrical BT50 has a quality build and has been nicely styled. This ultra-portable speaker is entirely coated in soft-touch...
REVIEW / Sony SRS-X88: a Premium Portable Bluetooth Speaker- Audio Streamers and Servers - 19/07/2015 14:09 July 19, 2015
The SRS-X88 is more of a housebound portable speaker and has the same design as previous Sony models. So, just like the SRS-X9...
REVIEW / JBL Charge 2+: A Portable Speaker That Can Do (Pretty Much) Anything- Portable Speakers - 15/07/2015 15:33 July 15, 2015
The design is identical to the Charge 2's: same cylindrical shape, same rubber strip along the top and same symbols on the controls. Speaking...
REVIEW / Denon Envaya Mini: Small Speaker, Small Battery Life- Portable Speakers - 15/07/2015 10:07 July 15, 2015
The Envaya Mini is a cylindrical speaker that fits in the palm of the hand, somewhat like a relay race baton. The body is made of solid plastic with soft-touch...
REVIEW / Philips BT2200: Rugged Portable Bluetooth Speaker for Harsh Environments- Portable Speakers - 08/07/2015 10:17 July 8, 2015
The BT2200 has a truly distinctive look, with a chiseled grill and compact size. Its chassis is mostly plastic. The shape, somewhat reminiscent of a grenade,...
Bowers & Wilkins Releases its First Wireless Headphones: P5 Wireless- Headphones - 02/07/2015 11:39 July 2, 2015
The P5 Series 2, emancipated
Illustrious British Hi-Fi brand, Bowers & Wilkins, has introduced its first Bluetooth headphones. Instead of launching an all-new model, it's decided to make them a wireless version...
REVIEW / Westone UM Pro 50: Maximum Precision and Comfort- Headphones - 01/07/2015 10:35 July 1, 2015
As with all Westones in the UM Pro series, the Pro 50's transparent buds have been developed to fit snugly into the entrance to the ear canal. The cables...
REVIEW / Reference On-Ear: Klipsch Keeps it Simple and Effective- Headphones - 24/06/2015 10:51 June 24, 2015
Klipsch didn't want to make the Reference On-Ear too flashy, preferring a clean, minimalist design. They're not made with the highest-spec materials,...
Sound Blaster FRee: A Waterproof Portable Speaker / Sound Card Combo- Portable Speakers - 22/06/2015 15:28 June 22, 2015
Take it with you anywhere... well, almost
It never rains but it pours. Not only does the Creative Sound Blaster FRee let you shower to music and rap along with Biggie for ten hours straight, it also gives you punchy bass thanks...
REVIEW / Audio Technica ATH-PDG1: Top-Drawer Sound and Comfort- Headphones - 17/06/2015 18:32 June 17, 2015
Audio Technica's ATH-PDG1 gaming headphones have gone in for an altogether different look to their predecessors', although the materials used are...
Welcome to the Loudness War- Audio - 17/06/2015 11:18 June 17, 2015
All hands man your mixing stations!
The Origins How did this happen? Who is to blame? Well, certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but... If you are looking...
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