Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

The previously leaked Apple AirPods have been officially announced at the company’s big event today. They are truly wireless earbuds, following in the footsteps of only a handful of other such products – things such as the Bragi Dash, Earin, Samsung Gear IconX, as well as the recently unveiled Jabra Elite Sport and Bragi The Headphone. Like all of those earbuds, the AirPods come with absolutely no wires, not

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it? Apple has now officially unveiled the iPhone 7, and despite all the petitions, complaints and furious customers, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have arrived without a headphone jack. From bendgate to bugs, Apple is no stranger to criticism and controversy, but the iPhone 7 is proving to be one of the company’s most controversial handsets yet, all thanks to this one feature,

Bose new headphones with wireless noise-cancelling and sports

Bose new headphones with wireless noise-cancelling and sports

Bose has announced four new products today, two of which are noise-cancelling and two for sports wear. The first is the QuietComfort 35, a wireless variant of the popular QuietComfort 25. The two are nearly identical, except now they are completely wireless and you get 20 hours of battery life with the Bluetooth enabled, or more if you choose to use a cable. The QuietComfort 35 is priced at $350. Next

Tidal Music review

Tidal Music review

Tidal used to be a plucky new underdog from the makers of WiMP in Sweden a year ago, a Spotify-like streaming service with a unique focus on CD-quality music. It was a shining beacon of opportunity for music lovers who coveted sound quality over everything else; a chance to combine the convenience and mobility of Spotify with the fidelity and

Pioneer XDP-100R: Review

Pioneer XDP-100R: Review

Introduction and Features The Pioneer XDP-100R is the company’s first high-resolution audio (HRA) player, and has been conceived as a genuine alternative to the more expensive Acoustic Research and Astell & Kern devices. It’s also set to be one of the first players that will be able to take advantage of the new Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) file format that’s set to launch later this year. That’s the

Sonos Play:5

Sonos Play:5

Sonos is not a company to move with speed. Its hardware cycle is unlike many in the market – it doesn’t churn out a speaker update every 18 months like other companies, instead it may take years to update its lineup. The reason: it creates devices that have been built to last, ones that are kept fresh with myriad software upgrades. No matter if you have the first or last Sonos device, the company likes to make sure