Audio

The Best Headphones Of 2020 Reviewed: Ranked

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The 2020 market has been absolutely swarmed with incredible audio accessories. From high quality noise cancelling headphones to earbuds to help you work. There really has been something released into the market for everyone this year so now it's time to reveal the best headphones and earbuds of 2020. These will be ranked by quality and, where possible, include...

Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review: The ANC Christmas Challenger

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How do I open this review? Do I go with the “saturated headphone market” approach? Maybe it’s more of a “Huawei plugging the gaps in the consumer market” because of the whole Trump and China thing? What ever way I open it, was really matters here is that Huawei has produced a pair of over-ear headphones and given the...

JBL Club One Review: Can A Value Brand Delve Into High-end?

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When you get to review as many things as I do you have to challenge a lot of your own perceptions. Getting around brands is one of the toughest things. Big brand names can product terrible products while smaller brands can produce some incredible pieces of kit. There was a time when Huawei was a little-known phone manufacturer, in...

Apple Introduces HomePod Mini: A Nicely Priced Smart Speaker

On a night of Apple launches, the price tag of the new Apple HomePod Mini caught my eye. If you're living with an Apple eco-system at home and yet to be convinced by smart assistants, the HomePod Mini makes the leap that bit safer. Sound You'd hope that Apple focus on maintaining quality sound despite the mini tag, something Amazon didn't...

Huawei FreeBuds Pro Review: Incredible ANC Earbuds

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I've been writing about Huawei products for a few years now. It started out with phones, most recently the Huawei P40 Pro. More recently Huawei has shifted focus to accessories, namely wearables. I'm currently testing the impressive Huawei Watch GT2 Pro smartwatch and FreeBuds Pro earbuds. This particular review is the latter as I seek to determine whether or...

Marshall Uxbridge Smart Speaker Review: Guitars And Google Home

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It feels like you can buy anything and everything with a Google Assistant built into it now. Looking around my sitting room, I have a Google Assistant-powered soundbar, a Google Home in the kitchen and Google Nest Wifi which has an assistant in the bedroom too. In such a small space adding another smart speaker meant it needed to...

Kygo A11/800 Review: For The Dance Music Fans Not The Audiophiles

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There's a whopper volume of headphones hitting the market these days. It's well-timed too. Not all office workplaces encourage headphones, but with more people working from home and seeking the ability to "get in the zone" with noisy surroundings, people want good audio equipment. The Kygo A11/800 headphones are one of the latest pairs of noise-cancelling headphones to land...

EKSA E900 Pro: A Cheap But Excellent Gaming Headset

EKSA E900 Pro Gaming Headset
When you run a tech review website, you get a lot of cold emails. The vast majority of them are junk, generic emails that get no further thought beyond me wondering why they didn't end up in spam. A few months back, an email landed in that I nearly didn't pay any attention. It was offering me a free...

Google Pixel Buds Review: The Most Comfortable Ear Buds Ever

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Do you remember when there was a genuine shock we, as a society, decided to kill the headphone jack? In hindsight, it makes total sense. In fact, it had to happen before Bluetooth audio accessories would get really good. When it comes to over-ears, the Bose 35 QCii are still a market leader for me but I'm currently testing...

Huawei FreeBuds 3i Review: €99 For Excellence

I was a driven anti-AirPod guy. I was against everything they stood for. The death of the headphone jack, the commercial monster that is Apple and the style of them. Everything irked me. Then, I realised it was time to say goodbye to the headphone jack. Apple actually builds some pretty great products. And the design of AirPods means...