Cleer Enduro ANC Review – Affordable ANC headphones with superior sound vs Soundcore Life Q35, but ANC could be better

The latest Cleer Enduro ANC headphones bridge the gap between the affordable none ANC Cleer Enduro 100 and the more premium Cleer Flow II. All three headphones use the patented 40mm Ironless Driver technology, which helps Cleer headphones offer superior sound quality to many competitors. This then makes the main difference between them the active … Read more

57%+ Apple Tax – AirPods Max vs Huawei Freebuds Studio vs Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Bose Noise 700 Active Cancelling Headphones Compared

This week Apple finally announced their over-ear active noise-cancelling headphones. Apple has always charged a premium for its products, justifying it with the just works argument or the premium design. While it is inevitable the AirPods Max will be good; they set a new standard for premium pricing from Apple. In the UK we get … Read more

Earfun Free Pro ANC Wireless Earbuds Review – Another superb cheap TWS earbud but don’t buy them for the active noise cancelling + 20% discount code

EarFun have released a lot of earphones this year; they have all been good to excellent; all of them offering excellent value for money. The Earfun Free Pro is the latest entry to their product line-up, they are a touch cheaper than the Earfun Air Pro I reviewed back in October, and they adopt a … Read more

Final Audio VR3000 Gaming Earphones Review – Wired in-ear earphones ideal for console gaming and VR

Final Audio are a Japanese brand specialising in headphones and earphones. Even though they are not a massive brand name like Sennheiser, their product catalogue is exhaustive, covering price points to accommodate all budgets. In-ear, options appear to range from as low as £30 going up to £2K for the Final A8000, while the over-ear … Read more

Lypertek PurePlay Z7 announced for £199 with triple drivers, 10+70 hours battery & aptX Adaptive

If you want some impressive specced true wireless earphones then the new flagship Lypertek PurePlay Z7 should fit the bill. Rather than go down the ANC route, Lypertek have opted to focus on sound quality and battery. Related Content: Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review Lypertek PurePlay Z7  Feature Overview: Triple hybrid driver configuration (2BA + 1DD) … Read more

Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Review – Superb LDAC ANC headphones but are they worth the extra vs the Life Q30?

The Soundcore Life Q35 are the latest ANC headphones from the popular and affordable brand Anker. These sit at the top of the range and offer small but important upgrades from the existing Life Q30. Soundcore Life Q35 vs Life Q30 Specification Comparison There doesn’t seem to be that much difference between the new Q35 … Read more

Cleer Goal True Wireless Sports Earphones Review – A sporty solution for fans of the Apple AirPod open fit

I first experienced Cleer Audio products with the superb Cleer Flow II. Their latest launch is the Cleer Goal which are sports focussed TWS earphone. Unlike most IP rated earphones that are marketed towards sports, these have a specific design to improve situational awareness outdoors. That design is essentially what you have on the normal … Read more

Edifier TWS1 Pro Review – £50 true wireless earphones with aptX Adaptive & 12 hour battery life!

The Edifier TWS1 Pro are the latest earphones from the affordable brand. I reviewed the original standard Edifier TWS1 True Wireless in January 2020, and these offer some significant improvements while only costing around a tenner more. Edifier TWS1 Pro vs TWS1 The new Edifier TWS1 Pro has several important upgrades, including: A shift to … Read more

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless earbuds Review – Wireless earbuds with aptX LL for your PS5 / Nintendo Switch & Phone

Launched at the end of January, the EPOS GTW 270 wireless earbuds are the first in-ear option from the gaming orientated audio brand.

What differentiates these from regular TWS earbuds is that they feature the aptX LL codec reducing the latency from 170 – 270 ms found on typical SBC Bluetooth connections down to 40 ms.

aptX LL is about the best low latency option there is at the moment. LLAC/LHDC LL is the main alternative. It is based on the high definition wireless audio technology from LHDC, but designed for low latency and features an auto-detect gaming mode. Savitech claims LLAC has end-to-end latency of around 30ms. 

Specification

  • Connectivity – Low-latency and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Frequency response – 20-20,000 Hz
  • Battery – 5 hours per charge – 20 total with case
  • IP Rating – IPX 5 water resistance
  • Included: aptX low latency USB-C dongle + USB-C to USB-A extension cable
  • 2 year warranty

Compatible Devices

  • PC
  • Phone (via Bluetooth or Dongle)
  • PS4 / PS5 – EPOS seem confused about PS5 compatibility, some parts of the site say it does have it, others make no mention. I am led to believe it works without a problem though
  • Nintendo Switch

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Edifier TWS NB2 true wireless active noise cancelling earbuds launched, improving on the already excellent TWS NB

I was very impressed with the performance of the original Edifier TWS NB; with a sub-£100 RRP, they were one of the best options on the market at their price point. However, they were ugly and bulky. Edifier are now back with the TWS NB2, addressing the above issues with a completely new design that … Read more

Huawei FreeBuds 4i vs 3i vs Freebuds Pro vs Honor Magic Earbuds Compared – What’s changed & which is best?

While we wait for the launch of the new Huawei P50 Pro, Huawei has quietly launched the affordable active noise cancelling FreeBuds 4i. These follow up the FreeBuds 3i, which I reviewed last year, which are effectively identical to the Honor Magic Earbuds. I liked the FreeBuds 3i, for the price, you could hardly complain, … Read more

Mu6 Space 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review – Are they better than the Sony WH-1000XM3 & Bose QC35 II?

Mu6 Space 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

I was vaguely familiar with  Mu6 when they first got in touch, originally launching on Indiegogo in early 2019 they were a company that I have never paid much attention too, drowned out by the millions of other people trying to launch products of crown funding. It turns out they are pretty good at making … Read more

Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review – Superb TWS eubuds for under £70 but the TEVI are not much more

Lypertek made waves last year with their TEVI earphones, which have been bizarrely renamed to PurePlay Z3 on many sites, excluding the Lypertek website. They are now back with a new, more affordable option, the Soundfree S20. These are based on the TEVI, but tweak a few features to get the price down low. At … Read more

Aftershokz Openmove Review – Affordable bone conduction open fit headphones perfect for running & cycling

Aftershokz has produced bone conduction earphones for around a decade now, with no other big brand offering them competition. This style of earphones is predominantly focussed on outdoor fitness providing increased situational awareness that in-ear options will never be able to offer. Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under … Read more

Skullcandy Hesh ANC & Hesh EVO launched – ANC headphones for just £120

Active noise-cancelling headphones don’t have to cost a fortune.  Skullcandy has been a popular, affordable brand for many years with a  wide range of fashion and sports focussed audio gear. Today they are announcing two new headphones, upgrading their popular Hesh line-up. The highlight is the Skullcandy Hesh ANC which comes in at £119.99, around … Read more

Lypertek SoundFree S20 True Wireless earphones announced for £69 – More affordable option vs TEVI / PurePlay Z3

Lypertek is relatively new to the market but saw great success with their TEVI (now the PurePlay Z3) TW earphones which offered superb audio quality, battery life and IPX7 waterproofing. They are now following these up with the Lypertek SoundFree S20 True Wireless earphones; bringing outstanding quality and value to the world of portable audio. … Read more