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AXESS SPBT1031 Portable Bluetooth Cylinder Speaker Review

Finding the right portable Bluetooth speaker is about balancing sound quality, volume, battery life, and similar features. If you’re willing to pay $300, you can make far fewer tradeoffs. But when it comes to less expensive Bluetooth sound equipment, the tradeoffs you end up making become far more important. And getting the right equipment means paying even closer attention to detail. As these types of …

Anker Soundcore Motion B Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

How portable is portable enough? When you’re dealing with most audio equipment, bigger tends to be better. It’s something you can notice when comparing the difference between the speaker inside a singing birthday card, the speaker on the back of phone, and the speaker on a full-sized TV. When sound quality matters, you want to go for the largest Bluetooth speakers that still meet your …

Review of the RHA CL2 Planar In-Ear Headphones

The headphone industry has spent a fairly small amount of time developing totally new sound technologies. Like car manufacturers continue to refine existing engines, audio engineers have been working away to fine-tune the driver technology we’ve had for decades. Their efforts have brought gradual progress we all enjoy today. But sometimes a totally new way of creating sound can bring totally new results, and a …

Review of the AairHut A2 Sweatproof Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

New developments in audio production don’t come along that often. People are fairly used to the idea of getting a new television every few years. You certainly don’t need to be an expert to spot the difference between 480p resolution and 4K. But when it comes to audio, people aren’t nearly as used to thinking in these terms. Part of the reason why is because …

COWIN E7 Pro [2018 Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

It’s nice to see good things get better. And when you know you like something, it’s great to get more. But that’s rarely how things work with headphones. Audio manufacturers move from one line of products to the next, rarely with a linear-release. But sometimes there are exceptions. COWIN E7 Pro Active Noise Cancelling Headphones The E7 were COWIN’s most popular headphones. Although they …