Category: Headphones

Huawei Freebuds Pro Review – Are these the best ANC earphones? And how do they compare to the Freebuds 3?

During the Huawei developer conference most people were hoping for a Huawei Mate 40 announcement, at least the Kirin 9000 launch. However, these are sadly delayed, so Huawei appeased our needs with the launch of the Huawei Freebuds Pro, Huawei Watch GT Pro, and a refresh of their laptops. I reviewed the Freebuds 3 last year, while I am not a fan of the open fit design, I did love them (when pair with eartips), and have continued to use them throughout 2020. So how much of an improvement are the Huawei Freebuds Pro? Huawei Freebuds Pro White +...

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Creative SXFI TRIO In-Ear USB-C Headphones Review – Triple driver earphones with built in DAC for people that hate Bluetooth

With most phones ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, it has been a long time since a reviewed a pair of headphones with a cable. The Creative SXFI TRIO differs from most, being one of the few options on the market that are USB-C. The cable doesn’t make these affordable earphones either, priced at £125 they cost more than the superb Creative Aurvana Trio Wireless I reviewed recently. Super X-Fi However, these are not your average pair of earphones, wired or not. The Super X-Fi Gen2 technology promises that users can expect greater accuracy in personalisation and a better all-round...

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro vs Freebuds 3 & 3i vs Apple AirPods Pro – The new FreeBuds Pro offer a big improvement with active noise cancelling & over £60 cheaper than AirPods Pro

As expected, today Huawei announced their latest flagship earphone, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro, these should be a significant upgrade the Freebuds 3, which launched this time last year, and are strikingly similar to the Apple AirPods Pro which also launched last year. Huawei FreeBuds Pro Specification I have only been provided with a limited specification so far: Single 11mm ultra-large amplitude dynamic driverUp to 40dB noise cancellingDifferent ANC modes and transparency modeMechanical audio stabilisation30 hours battery life (case+earphones) Huawei FreeBuds Pro vs Freebuds 3 & 3i When Huawei launched the Freebuds 3, they opted for a bizarre design decision...

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Lypertek LEVI True Wireless earphones Announced with 8 hours play & IPX5 for £69

Today, Lypertek adds to their award-winning line up with the new LEVI True Wireless earphones. Tech Specs Driver: 6mm Neodymium Dynamic DriversFrequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHzBluetooth Specification: Bluetooth 5.0Compatible Audio Codec: AAC, SBCPlay Time (max): 8 hours + 40 hours with caseWater Resistant Rating: IPX5Charging Options: USB-C and wireless charging Stylish Design for Comfort and Convenience With the LEVI, Lypertek has made sure to prioritise comfort and fit when it comes to the design of the earphones. Based on the contours of the ear, the LEVI has been designed to fit securely and provide a comfortable user experience with...

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Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds Review – Decent, affordable ANC earbuds, shame about the looks

The Edifier TWS NB True Wireless ANC earphones were announced back at CES 2020 being available on Amazon for the last 6 months. With an RRP of £99.99, they join a growing number of affordable active noise-cancelling earphones and they are actually quite good. Edifier TWS NB True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Earbuds, ANC In-ear Headphones with Button Control, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX Earphones, 33-Hour Battery Life, Grey £110.99 Buy on Amazon Specification Advanced ANC Technology. Industry-leading Feed-Forward Active Noise Cancellation technology from AMS that offers you true freedom from background noise with enhanced audio quality.Superior Sound Quality. Φ13mm...

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Sony WH-1000XM4 vs WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – How have the best AND headphones on the market changed and is an upgrade worth it?

Sony has just announced its new WH-1000XM4 over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones. For many people, the Sony 1000X family of headphones represent the best of the best in terms of ANC headphones. Only Bose compete, and it seems that many people prefer the Sony option. With these being upgraded after just 2 years, what can sony actually do to improve the WH-1000XM4 from the previous universally praised WH-1000XM3? Better Noise Cancellation One obvious upgrade was to continue to improve the already excellent ANC. Sony has retooled the noise-cancelling algorithm and now offers a new Bluetooth SoC to block more noise...

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Creative Aurvana Trio Wireless Earphones Review – Triple driver aptX HD & Low Latancy earphones that compete with 1MORE

Creative launched the Aurvana Trio earphones back in 2018 offering high-end features such as a triple driver design and detachable MMCX at an affordable sub-£100 price point. With many phones now lacking a 3.5mm jack, it looks like Creative have given up on making them with no stock on either the Creative website or Amazon. However, they have just launched the Creative Aurvana Trio Wireless taking the previous triple driver design and making it Bluetooth. Most companies are currently obsessed with launching TWS earphones, but the Creative Aurvana Trio Wireless are refreshingly old fashioned, adopting a neckband design with...

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TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 Review – Surprisingly good Airpod alternatives

I am not a big fan of the open fit Apple AirPod design, but my partner hates silicon tipped earphones, so I can appreciate the need for the two designs. TaoTronics are the latest company to adopt this design, the earphones themselves are not complete clones, they have a slightly unusual look to them with a very elongated stem. Wireless Earbuds, TaoTronics Wireless Headphones Smart Touch Control 30Hrs IPX8 Waterproof Bluetooth 5.0 Hi-Fi Stereo Audio Wireless Eardphones in ear SoundLiberty 92 for Smartphone Tablet Laptop £29.99 Buy on Amazon Features and Specification Switch in 1 Second: Flip between Mono...

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EarFun Air True Wireless Earbuds Review – IPX7 rating with a superb battery makes a decent set of fitness orientated earphones – TW200

In the past few weeks, I have been inundated with new affordable true wireless earbuds to review. The ErarFun Air is the first pair up for review, I have already previously reviewed the EarFun True Wireless Earbuds finding them to be a decent option for the price your pay The new EarFun Air are priced a little higher at around £55, they were temporarily on Amazon but currently unavailable. They come in a new design adopting the AirPod-esque design with a stem but using silicon ear tips for improved sound isolation. True Wireless Earbuds, EarFun Air Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds...

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Jabra Elite 45h Launched – £90 On-ear headphones with 50 hours battery life

The new Jabra Elite 45h could be the perfect affordable solution for long days in the office and long haul travel. These new on-ear headphones offers 50 hours on just one charge and the ability to get 10 hours of play from just 15-minutes charging. That is 10 hours more battery life than when I reported about the Elite 45h during CES back in January. The compact foldable design is perfect for travel too, and the on-ear design should offer superior comfort for long use compared to in-ear headphones (plus, no other in-ear option offers that battery life). Leveraging...

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Realme Buds Air Neo vs Apple AirPods – Budget AirPod clones that are better than expected

Realme are extending the availability of their products in the UK to include the various affordable AIoT accessories they sell. This includes: Realme Buds Air Neo for £39.99Realme Powerbank for £19.99Realme Watch for £54.99Realme Band for £24.99 I have been sent a few of these, so I will be reviewing them over the next week or so. The Realme Buds Air Neo are blatant AirPod rip-off with a similar name and almost identical design. With a £40 price tag, I had very low expectations, but they are actually much better than expected. No products found. Features & Specification Companion...

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Tribit FlyBuds 1 True Wireless Earbuds Review – Incredibly cheap offering good performance for the money Score 75%

Tribit FlyBuds 1 True Wireless Earbuds Review – Incredibly cheap offering good performance for the money

There is no shortage of affordable true wireless earbuds on Amazon nowadays. Generally, I have found most of them to be surprisingly good considering the price. However, it can still be difficult to choose with so many options. Tribit are one of the many companies competing for your money, they have some exceptionally well-reviewed Bluetooth speakers and headphones, so they have a good experience with audio. This appears to be their second generation of earbuds adopting a new symmetric design, a higher IP rating and adding wireless charging while offering a lower RRP of £39.99 and currently available for...

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