Creative Launches Next-Generation Aurvana Ace True Wireless Earbuds with Groundbreaking MEMS-Based Drivers
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Creative Launches Next-Generation Aurvana Ace True Wireless Earbuds with Groundbreaking MEMS-Based Drivers

Creative Technology has unveiled its latest true wireless earbuds, the Creative Aurvana Ace and Creative Aurvana Ace 2, featuring advanced audio drivers that promise unparalleled sound quality. Cutting-Edge xMEMS Drivers Deliver Unrivalled Audio Precision At the heart of the new earbuds lies Creative’s groundbreaking xMEMS (microelectromechanical system) driver technology. The all-silicon MEMS-based drivers comprise tiny…

Tozo OpenBuds Review – On-ear Open-Fit Earbuds to Rival Oladance & SHOKS OpenFit
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Tozo OpenBuds Review – On-ear Open-Fit Earbuds to Rival Oladance & SHOKS OpenFit

Following on from my review of the excellent Tozo Golden X1, I have been checking out their new OpenBuds. These are an open fit style of earbuds where the earbuds sit on top of your ear and are held in place with hooks that go around your ear. This design is a good alternative to…

Soundcore Motion X500 Review – Cheaper Much More Bass vs Motion X600 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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Soundcore Motion X500 Review – Cheaper Much More Bass vs Motion X600 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Anker Soundcore launched the Soundcore Motion X600 earlier this year which was their first high-fidelity portable speaker, which has a combination of Hi-Res sound and spatial audio. It is also the first portable Bluetooth speaker with spatial audio that I am aware of. It was widely well-reviewed, and I personally liked it, but it drew…

Guide to the Best Headsets for PS5 and PS4 (2023/2024)

Guide to the Best Headsets for PS5 and PS4 (2023/2024)

In the realm of immersive gaming, the importance of high-quality sound cannot be overstated. The perfect headset doesn’t only enrich your gaming experience, but can also be the determining factor between a win or a loss. Sony’s PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 are both incredible consoles that deserve headsets capable of capturing every audio nuance….

Anker Nebula Launches Nebula Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air Google TV Portable Projectors With Netflix Built-In
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Anker Nebula Launches Nebula Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air Google TV Portable Projectors With Netflix Built-In

Anker’s smart entertainment brand Nebula has introduced two new portable LED projectors – the Capsule 3 and Mars 3 Air Google TV – with native Netflix integration. This makes them the first portable projectors capable of displaying high-resolution Netflix content in full 1080p. I have previously reviewed the Nebula Capsule 3, but this new model…

Bluetooth Codec Comparison: LDAC vs aptX Adaptive & Variants vs LHDC vs LC3 vs SCL6 vs SBC vs AAC
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Bluetooth Codec Comparison: LDAC vs aptX Adaptive & Variants vs LHDC vs LC3 vs SCL6 vs SBC vs AAC

Following on from my previous Bluetooth guide, this article covers the main Bluetooth codecs used by various wireless earphones today. Lossy vs Lossless Audio Codecs Bluetooth earbuds currently use lossy audio codecs as the bandwidth available to Bluetooth can not accommodate lossless audio. Codec Comparison Table Bluetooth Codec Overviews SBC The Low Complexity Subband Coding…

Bluetooth Guide – Bluetooth Versions & Factors Affecting Quality of Bluetooth Codecs
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Bluetooth Guide – Bluetooth Versions & Factors Affecting Quality of Bluetooth Codecs

I would say most people know roughly what Bluetooth is and use it regularly. But how much do you really know about this wireless technology that’s now over 25 years old? When buying a new phone or earbuds, are you aware of all the different technologies that can affect the performance of Bluetooth? This is…

Creative Stage SE Soundbar Review – Nothing better at the price
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Creative Stage SE Soundbar Review – Nothing better at the price

Following on from my review of the excellent Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE, I have been checking out the Stage SE. This is a compact and affordable soundbar designed to sit below your monitor and enhance the audio from your laptop or desktop PC. It is a basic soundbar that lacks many of the features…

Soundcore Motion X500 vs X600: 40W Spatial Audio Speaker For £130 during presale, £170 RRP
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Soundcore Motion X500 vs X600: 40W Spatial Audio Speaker For £130 during presale, £170 RRP

Soundcore, Anker’s premium audio brand, has announced the launch of the Motion X500 Portable High Fidelity Speaker. The compact speaker delivers powerful, immersive sound with spatial audio capabilities. This follows the recent announcement of the affordable Soundcore Motion 300, which has two 15W full-range drivers, and the Soundcore Motion X600 I previously reviewed, which was…

Soundcore Motion 300 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Launches on 31st October. Get £15 During Presale
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Soundcore Motion 300 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Launches on 31st October. Get £15 During Presale

Anker Soundcore has announced the launch of its latest offering, the Motion 300 portable Bluetooth speaker. Engineered to deliver a high-fidelity audio experience, the Motion 300 boasts features such as wireless Hi-Res audio certification, LDAC codec support, SmartTune EQ, and an impressive 12-plus hours of battery life. Positioned as an ideal sound companion for outdoor…

Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE Soundbar Review – RGB soundbar with USB and HDMI Arc connectivity
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Creative Sound Blaster Katana SE Soundbar Review – RGB soundbar with USB and HDMI Arc connectivity

Creative announced the Sound Blaster Katana SE in June, which sits between the Katana V2 and V2X in pricing. Unlike the other Katana soundbars, Creative have condensed all the speakers into the soundbar itself, omitting the need for a dedicated subwoofer and increasing the driver size and power to allow this soundbar to achieve impressive…

Plex Transcoding Performance Guide
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Plex Transcoding Performance Guide

For home users that are interested in NAS devices such as Synology and TerraMaster, setting up a Plex media server is often one of the key features they want to use. As much as I love streaming services like Netflix and Disney, they are starting to get expensive, and it is not uncommon for me…

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