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...
Yamaha Introduces the YAS-105 Sound Bar and SRT-700 Sound Base- Home Cinema Speakers - 12/06/2015 15:42 June 12, 2015
A complete affordable kit
Yamaha has unveiled two new entry-level speakers: the YAS-105 sound bar and SRT-700 sound base. Both models have a Dolby Digital decoder and Air Surround...
LG Unveils Google-Cast-Compatible Multiroom Sound System: Music Flow- Multiroom - 11/06/2015 13:35 June 11, 2015
An army of speakers to take on Sonos
The multiroom market is expanding rapidly, and sales have recently overtaken those of home cinema systems. Sonos had been the dominant force in this sector, but now other brands—the...
REVIEW / Marshall Monitor: Anything But Monitoring Headphones- Headphones - 10/06/2015 14:36 June 10, 2015
Straight out of the box, the shape of the Monitor is intriguingly elliptical, though—it has to be said—definitely not sexy. And it's no better when...
SoundLink Mini II: Bose Updates its Renowned Portable Speaker- Portable Speakers - 05/06/2015 12:09 June 5, 2015
Better endurance, improved design
Hoping to capitalise on the success—completely merited!—of its SoundLink Mini, Bose is now launching version II. Although we gave the original five stars, we still found fault with...
REVIEW / JBL Flip 2, Renovated Both Inside and Out- Portable Speakers - 03/06/2015 16:46 June 3, 2015
You might be more familiar with Moore's law, which states that overall processing power for computers will double every two years, but we think things move pretty fast in the audio...
MedPi 2015: Hercules WAE Presents the Outdoor 04Plus- Portable Speakers - 28/05/2015 16:00 May 28, 2015
A little speaker designed for the great outdoors
To coincide with MedPi 2015, which is taking place in Monaco this week, Hercules has presented a new addition to the WAE range, the Outdoor 04Plus. Hercules...
REVIEW / Beats Pill XL, Reinventing the Ghetto Blaster- Portable Speakers - 27/05/2015 15:39 May 27, 2015
Shaken, but not toppled from his ghetto throne, Dre has branched out from fashion headphones to portable speakers. He's got big ambitions and good reason too. Following up on the first,...
REVIEW / Bose SoundLink III: Still a Classic- Portable Speakers - 27/05/2015 10:07 May 27, 2015
A few years ago, Bose was among the first brands to come out with a compact Bluetooth speaker that had proper sound quality. This third generation of its SoundLink speaker was released...
REVIEW / YSP-1400, the Latest Little Yamaha- Home Cinema Speakers - 20/05/2015 16:46 May 20, 2015
Yamaha is making its sound projector technology available to the mass market. Its latest sound bar is the cheapest in its YSP range and at this price the showiness of some models (on...
HD 630VB, the New Audiophile Headphones from Sennheiser- Headphones - 18/05/2015 17:04 May 18, 2015
Hybrid use and bass control
To coincide with the Munich High End 2015, which took place this weekend, Sennheiser has unveiled a brand new set of headphones that bridge the gap between home use and...
REVIEW / Jabra Solemate, the Second Generation- Portable Speakers - 15/05/2015 15:37 May 15, 2015
Jabra's first ever portable speaker was given a revamp last year. The Danish brand took note of current trends by adding NFC pairing and making the Jabra Sound app compatible with the...
REVIEW / Ultimate Ears Boom- Portable Speakers - 13/05/2015 13:07 May 13, 2015
The UE Boom is clearly designed for a young crowd, with six bi-colour options to choose from. Small buttons (power and Bluetooth) glow white when switched...
REVIEW / AH-MM400: Denon's Premium Portable Headphones- Headphones - 13/05/2015 10:11 May 13, 2015
Design-wise, Denon certainly hasn't pulled any punches; your first impression of the AH-MM400 is one of outstanding quality and elegance. The...
Noontec's New Headphones: Zoro HD II and Hammo Go- Headphones - 11/05/2015 17:27 May 11, 2015
Two new headphones, one with noise cancellation
Ozzie-boys Noontec, who first caught our attention with the Hammo, have returned from down-under with a Go version of the Hammo and the Zoro HD II. The former now has noise-cancellation...
REVIEW / B&O BeoPlay H2: On-Ear Headphones for Bass Lovers- Headphones - 06/05/2015 15:34 May 6, 2015
They may be made mostly of plastic, but the on-ear BeoPlay H2 are solidly built and designed. None of the assembly is visible—no screws, no straggling...
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