Edifier STAX Spirit S3 revives STAX brand with Hi-Fi Bluetooth planar headphones

The Stax brand was a legendary Japanese brand that produced a variety of audio products from 1960 to 1995. Then after going insolvent was reformed as STAX and has continued to produce electrostatic headphones since. Electrostatic headphones require their own special headphone amplifier; therefore with the current STAX range of products, the minimum investment is … Read more

Creative BT-W4 Review – One of the first Bluetooth transmitter dongles with aptX Adaptive

I reviewed the Creative BT-W3 Bluetooth transmitter almost two years ago. The Creative BT-W4 is a refresh of that device, bringing the specification up to modern standards. This new Bluetooth dongle is one of the first on the market by a big brand to support aptX Adaptive, but this means that the older aptX LL … Read more

Sony WH-1000XM5 vs WH-1000XM4 Headphones – The best ANC headphones got better

The Sony WH-1000X range of headphones is generally regarded as the best active noise-cancelling headphones on the market. Every couple of years, Sony update them, the WH-1000XM4 were launched back in 2020 for £349, and yesterday Sony announced the WH-1000XM5 for £379. Audio technology is not as fast-paced as computers and phones, so can headphones … Read more

EPOS H3Pro Hybrid Review – A Low latency Gaming Headset with ANC

I reviewed the EPOS H3 Hybrid Gaming Headset back in 2021, and I have now finally managed to get my hands on the EPOS H3Pro. This takes the winning formula of the H3 Hybrid and improves it with low latency wireless connectivity and active noise cancelling. Buy from Currys Features Lag-free wireless with low-latency dongle​ … Read more

Shokz OpenRun Pro Review – By far the best bone conduction headphones

I was impressed with the Shokz OpenRun when I reviewed them at the start of the year. Now, during MWC 2022, the Shokz OpenRun Pro has launched in the UK. These new headphones up the audio quality but cost a bit more and are not quite as waterproof. Specification Battery life: 10 Hours Charge time: … Read more

Final UX3000 Review – How do these Bluetooth ANC headphones compare to the premium Bose 700 & affordable Soundcore Life Q35?

The Final UX3000 launched a few days ago, and I have been using them for the past week. These are the first Bluetooth ANC headphones have produced, and they are surprisingly affordable too. However, the market is becoming increasingly saturated with Bluetooth ANC headphones, so can Final do enough to stand out from the crowd? … Read more

Edifier TWS 330 NB Review – Good active noise cancelling for under £50!

The TWS 330 NB are the latest pair of affordable earbuds from Edifier in their ever-growing product lineup. With an RRP of £59.99, these are an impressive feature-rich pair of earbuds Specification Bluetooth version: V5.0 Bluetooth Protocol: A2DP,AVRCP,HFP Audio codecs: AAC, SBC Playback time: ANC on: about 4 hours (earbuds) + 12 hours (charging case) … Read more

Final launch its first Bluetooth ANC headphones, the UX3000 for £119

Final is best known for its wide range of audiophile focussed wired earphones and headphones. They are now expanding the range into the highly competitive Bluetooth ANC market with the UX3000 wireless headphones. This coincides with the launch of the ZE3000 true wireless earphones. Final is starting off sensibly, not going after the flagship ANC … Read more

Lypertek PurePlay Z5 Review – Affordable ANC earbuds are excellent  vs Nothing Ear (1) & Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro

The Lypertek PurePlay Z5 launched a few days ago as the successor to the superb Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0. These are the first ANC earbuds from Lypertek, and they are a surprisingly good first attempt. Specification Driver: 10mm Dynamic Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling technology Bluetooth 5.2 with SBC, aptX, aptX Adaptive and AAC PureControl ANC … Read more

Sennheiser CX True Wireless Earbuds Review

The Sennheiser CX True Wireless launched last year as a successor to the affordable (for Sennheiser) CX 400BT. They offer a similar specification to the outgoing model but with improvements in key areas such as battery life, upgraded Bluetooth and a new bass boost feature. Specification Driver: TrueResponse Transducer Sennheiser 7mm dynamic driver Frequency response … Read more

Shokz (Formerly AfterShokz) OpenRun Review – The best bone-conducting headphones for runners and cycling

In December, AfterShokz announced their rebranding to Shokz, at the same time they announced the new OpenRun bond conduction headphones. Shokz OpenRun vs Aeropex The new Shokz OpenRun headphones are identical to the previous flagship Aeropex. However, they have now been upgraded to a new quick charging solution. It is worth noting that in the … Read more

Shokz (formerly known as AfterShokz) launches OpenRun – A quick charging version of the Aeropex bone conduction sports headphones

From now on, AfterShokz will be officially re-named as Shokz. Shokz claims that the simplification of the brand name from AfterShokz to Shokz creates a shorter, more powerful word that is easier to remember and share, helping to spread the word and bring the benefits of open-ear listening to more sports enthusiasts. Apparently, shortening “AfterShokz” … Read more

Page 1 of 13
1 2 3 13