Friday, June 23, 2017

BlackBerry KeyOne review: part productivity, part nostalgia

It was in about the third hour of using the new BlackBerry KeyOne, available for preorder now for $549 unlocked, that I...

Beoplay H9 review: it’s complicated

My favorite pair of portable over-ear headphones is last year’s Beoplay H6. It combines minimalist Danish style, fantastic sound, and endless comfort...

Etymotic and Grado are the masters of unsweetened music

Audio companies design their sound in much the same way that synthetic food producers design their flavor. As one group weighs up...

Sony 1000X review: the best of Bose worlds

I had almost given up hope. In my eight years of reviewing technology, I've been through the ups of anticipating the next Sony...

Beats X review: Apple’s neckbuds for the everyday

The new $150 Beats X wireless earbuds have taken a backseat to Apple’s AirPods ever since both products were announced at the...

Here One review: a bitter taste of the future

Hands down, Here One sounds the best out of all the truly wireless earbuds I’ve tested. Music is more clear and dynamic...

Can headphones train you to focus better?

It’s all too easy for me to lose focus at work. One minute, I’m doing research for an article, the next I’m...

Motorola’s new wireless earbuds are cheaper, but they’re still not worth...

I’ve been grading on a curve when it comes to truly wireless earbuds. Or at least, I was. It’s such a technological...

The Muse 5 wireless earbuds are too basic for the price

Last fall, an obscure company named Erato released some of the first usable wireless earbuds. The Apollo 7 earbuds were tiny, produced...

Beoplay H4 review: not the tangerine dream we were promised

A few weeks ago, I wrote enthusiastically about a new pair of headphones from B&O Play and their quite unique tangerine color...