Tag: Audio Reviews

TicPods Free review: Capable true wireless earbuds that won’t break the bank

Article Contents True wireless earbuds have seen a huge rise in popularity over the last couple of years as the products have reached a price point and level of quality that make them viable purchases for mainstream consumers. The IFA 2018 show floor was packed with new models from various brands, and I’ve already reviewed […]

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Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Exceptional sounding true wireless earbuds, but probably too pricey for most

Article Contents As the 3.5mm headphone jack slowly descends into the freezing cold waters of the past, our audio options for most high-end Android phones are limited to three. We can use and subsequently lose the adapter, get some USB-C headphones, or we can ditch the wires altogether. Bluetooth earbuds inelegantly attached to one another […]

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Jaybird Tarah review: Not enough bang for your hundred bucks

Design, features, what’s in the box At first blush, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Tarah for the X4: same fin design to hold the buds in place, same remote placement, same Jaybird-branded cinch. But when you look closer, the differences become apparent. The cable is thinner, the remote has a sort of rubbery […]

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Jaybird X4 review: Great earbuds without much new to offer

The X4 look a lot like the X3. They’re two winged buds connected by a flat cable, in which the controller, battery, and microphone are embedded on the right-hand side. They’re better looking than the X3, which have a silver Jaybird emblem on each earpiece. By comparison, these are sleeker. They come in three colorways: […]

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JBL Link View review: Great sound from JBL, but Smart Displays still have a long way to go

Article Contents Smart displays aren’t for everyone. They’re not exactly tablets, but they look like ones and are both less and more useful, depending on how you look at them. With far superior sound and always listening mics, they act as a smart speaker for your home; but without real apps or a fully functional browser, […]

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Tribit X-Boom review: An incredible-sounding Bluetooth speaker for the money

Article Contents I’ll be honest – when we were first contacted about checking the new Tribit X-Boom out, I wasn’t expecting much from it. I had never heard of the company, and the design looked a little cartoonish. On top of all that, the $69.99 price tag was much lower than competing models from companies […]

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Earin M–2 review: Great sounding low-latency earbuds, but not without a few compromises

Article Contents Swedish company Earin was one of the frontrunners in developing true wireless earbuds, releasing the M–1 back in 2015. That first generation product had its fair share of issues, ranging from unreliable Bluetooth connectivity to unsatisfactory battery life. The startup that was recently acquired by Will.i.am brand i.am+ is now back with a follow-up […]

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Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 and 810 review: Active noise cancelation at more affordable prices

Along with the three BackBeat Fit models that I reviewed a few days ago, Plantronics announced on Monday two new Go headsets: the in-ear Go 410 and the over-ear Go 810. The governing idea behind the two units is to bring wireless noise cancelation to the masses at a more affordable price. The company says […]

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100, 2100, and 350 quick review: Sports earbuds done right

I’ve owned and reviewed plenty of Bluetooth headsets over the years, but the brand I keep coming back to again and again is Plantronics. The company balances quality, sound, and price very well and has produced some of my favorite and most-used earbuds. For years, you couldn’t see me anywhere without the red BackBeat Go […]

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Optoma NuForce BE Sport4 review: Great sound, excellent value

Article Contents Back at CES, I had the chance to chat with Optoma about what we could expect from the NuForce brand this year. I was promised that something good was in the works and that it would be worth the wait. So when the BE Sport4 arrived on my doorstep, some six months after […]

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Razer Hammerhead USB-C earphones review: Best bang for your buck

Article Contents With more and more phones dropping the venerable 3.5mm headphone jack, one might have hoped that more USB-C accessories, notably earphones, would have appeared by now. Sadly, the market of reliable, trustworthy options is still quite small and the ones you do find aren’t cheap. If you own a Pixel 2 XL, for […]

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