Adidas RPT-01 Sports On-Ear Headphones Review – Washable ear pads make these the best on-ear headphones for serious fitness

Adidas are not a brand you would typically associate with headphones, but as a sports brand, they have started to venture into sports focussed headphones.   The Adidas RPT-01 are a unique looking pair of over-the-head headphones, which is not particularly a style I would associate with sports. However, I have enjoyed using them and … Read more

Nothing ear (1) ANC true wireless earbuds launched for £99 – Could these be the flagship killer of earbuds?

After months of hype with incremental releases of information, the Nothing ear (1) has finally launched. While I think the hype around an earbud launch has been a little excessive, they do sound quite impressive, let’s just hope they can live up to this hype. Features: A unique transparent charging case The earbud stem and … Read more

OPPO Enco Free2 earbuds announced for £89 with ANC – Cheaper & different design vs Enco Free

This morning I woke up to two press announcements about active noise cancelling TWS earbuds. One, which is the fifth press announcement about the Nothing earbuds over since April, trickling annoyingly small bits of details. The other from OPPO, that just went straight in and announced everything. The OPPO Enco Free2 earbuds are the perfect … Read more

Cleer Audio Ally Plus II Review – Excellent all-round earbuds with ANC & aptX Adaptive

The Cleer Ally Plus II was announced last week, and I have been using them since. These build upon the success of the Cleer Ally Plus, upgrading the Qualcomm QCC5121 to the QCC5141, which brings with it Bluetooth 5.2, aptX Adaptive and improved ANC performance. Specification Qualcomm QCC5141 SoC with Bluetooth 5.2 & aptX Adaptive Superior sound … Read more

Nothing ear (1) earbuds confirmed to have active noise cancelling and cost £99 GBP

I have not posted much about Carl Pei’s new company Nothing, yet, because most of the news has been uninteresting. The marketing strategy has been to trickle minor bits of none newsworthy information. We knew that Nothing would release some earbuds, they told us the name ear (1), and more recently, they confirmed the launch … Read more

Ugreen HiTune X5 True Wireless Earbuds Review – Another good aptX earbud thanks to Qualcomm QCC3040

My third affordable TWS earbud review in the past week. The Ugreen HiTune X5 earbuds have not officially been launched yet, but they will be available in July from Amazon and other retailers. The Ugreen press release only states that these are powered by a Qualcomm SoC. I would expect this to be the Qualcomm … Read more

Edifier GM5 Gaming Earbuds Announced for £70 – With aptX Adaptive for low latency audio using Qualcomm QCC3046 SoC

Edifier have announced their latest TWS earbuds. These are a little bit different than the normal general use designs I have covered a lot recently. The Edifier GM5 are geared towards the gamers market. The main thing that makes them a gaming earphone is the use of the Qualcomm QCC3046 chipset which allows the earbuds … Read more

SoundPEATS T2 Earbuds Review – Active noise cancelling TWS earbuds that are superb value for money

Another day another TWS earbud review. In my recent review of the EarFun Free 2, they stood out for implementing the new popular Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC, which offers aptX and Bluetooth 5.2, plus they integrated wireless charging. The SoundPEATS T2, which are similarly priced, have active noise cancellation as their main feature. Specification Bluetooth Chip: … Read more

EarFun Free 2 Review – Good AptX TWS earbuds with strong bass emphasis

I reviewed multiple EarFun earbuds last year, all of which offered good performance for the money. Now they are back, with upgraded tech. Like many TWS earbuds this year, they employ the new affordable Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC which allows brands to offer aptX and Bluetooth 5.2 on the cheap. Specification Build-in Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC with … Read more

Campfire Audio Satsuma & Honeydew Earphones Announced – One with balanced audio, another with enhanced bass for £199 & £249

As the market becomes saturated with commoditized headphone offerings that often put convenience-oriented features ahead of sound quality, Campfire Audio encourages music lovers to experience their music as it was meant to be heard: in full-bodied, no-compromise high fidelity audio. The company’s new wired IEMs — which feature unique, hand-crafted designs in two sonically tailored variations, … Read more

OneOdio Fusion A70 Bluetooth & Wired Headphones Review – Budget bass-heavy headphones with 6.35mm & 3.5mm jack

Last week I reviewed the OneOdio A30, which I found to be superb all affordable headphones with half-decent active noise cancelling thrown in. Today I have the OneOdio A70, which are even more affordable, which are £39.99 on Amazon but with a 15% off voucher taking them down to £33.99. Or, available directly from OneOdio … Read more

Anker Soundcore Life P3 Announced for £79.99 – The Soundcore Life P2 gets upgraded with active noise cancelling

Anker Soundcore is always a great option for affordable but high-quality audio gear. I was particularly impressed at the active noise cancelling performance of the Soundcore Life Q35 headphones. The noise-cancelling was on par with premium headphones, yet you can buy this for £130. Soundcore is now implementing their ANC technology into their in-ear earphones, … Read more

Lypertek Pureplay Z3 2.0 Review – Last years TEVI true wireless earphones get an upgrade

Last year the Lypertek PurePlay Z3, formerly Tevi, were on many buyer’s guides for earphones. I never had the pleasure of reviewing them, but they are now back with a tweaked version offering some important upgrades. Lypertek PurePlay Z3 2.0 vs PurePlay Z3 (Tevi) The earphones are identical for all the main features. You get … Read more

Huawei FreeBuds 4 Review – How do they compare vs the FreeBuds 3?

Last week, Huawei announced numerous new products, with the highlight being the Huawei Watch 3 running Harmony OS 2 along with new tablets both running Harmony OS, too. Huawei also announced their latest FreeBuds, the FreeBuds 4. These follow the same path as the previous FreeBuds 3 with an open-fit design while also incorporating active … Read more

Etymotic EVO Triple Driver Earphone Announced for £499.95 – Claims to be the most accurate multi-driver earphone on the market & ditches the iconic tubular design

Etymotic have long been the go-to brand for many audiophiles, and they are famed for the tubular design of their earphones which provide quite an intrusive fit but offer exceptional noise isolation. The company is now launching its latest flagship earphones with some big claims as well as a design change that may be controversial … Read more