Audio

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Review: If It’s Good Enough For Lady Gaga?

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Lady Gaga part-organised the amazing One World Concert. The event raised around €118 million for Covid-19 causes. It was an incredible event. I also noticed that I have become a bit of a headphone nerd while watching it. As all of these superstars from around the world played their well-known tunes, Lady Gaga came on the screen. I blurted...

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...

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

kygo a11/800 review
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...

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...

Huawei FreeBuds Pro Review: Incredible ANC Earbuds

huawei freebuds pro review
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...

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...

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

JBL club one review
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...