audio

2018 Audi Sport RS 3 first drive: a 4-door, 174 mph speed-demon

For nearly twenty years, Audi Sport was known as quattro GmBH, but with cars like the 2018 RS 3 the performance division is embracing its

Is the Rogue the Heavyweight Contender Nissan Says it is?

“Standing in the Palatial Ruby Red corner, weighing in at 3,627 pounds and shouldering an armada of practicality, efficiency, and style is the Nissaaaaaaaannnnnn… Rogue!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the Galaxy Note Tablet that never was. In the best way possible, Samsung has created an Android answer for

Astell & Kern XB10 review

PROS Light, compact design aptX HD support Balanced headphone output Loud, detailed sound with plenty of bass CONS Lacks USB DAC functionality Plastic casing KEY

Logitech G533 review

PROS Lightweight frame Impressive wireless range Engaging gaming audio Good battery life CONS Lack of musical clarity Audio settings need a little tweaking Gets a

Monitor Audio PL100II Platinum Speaker Review : Give your music a Platinum finish

Pros Detailed yet impressively refined sound Beautifully built Easy to drive and position Cons Won’t flatter poor equipment Possibly not always the most joyous speaker

Ulefone U008 Pro Review : Well-Looking Ultra-Budget Smartphone

No one expects for an ultra-cheap smartphone from low-end category to showcase astonishing performance, but every device with such a description has at least one

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series review

OUR VERDICT The Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series are a solid-sounding pair of wireless headphones, especially for the price. Its long battery life and multipoint pairing

2017 Suzuki Swift Review

Introduced in 2000 as the Suzuki Ignis, the Swift was redesigned in 2004 and again in 2010 when the familiar third-generation model was launched. In

Teclast X5 Pro review

OUR VERDICT The X5 Pro is, on paper, a fantastic product pitched at a hard-to-believe price. However, a great device is more than the sum

ATI AT527NC and AT524NC Amplifiers Review

PRICE $3,695, $2,595 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful Natural and balanced Made in the U.S.A. Minus LEDs are too bright THE VERDICT The days

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series hands-on: Bluetooth headphones on a budget

With Apple hastening the decline of the headphone jack, what do you do if you’re not inclined to spend $150 or more on Bluetooth headphones?

Best music streaming hi-fi system for £3300/$4950

System building needs careful thought so, whether you’re replacing or making improvements, we thought we’d offer a little advice Like the glory of an open

2017 Lexus IS 200t review

THE GOOD: The compact chassis is nimble and ready to turn and the zippy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine offers just enough power to be fun. THE BAD: The

Viewsonic PRO7827HD review

THE GOOD: The Viewsonic PRO7827HD has very good overall image quality with superb black levels and contrast for the money. A shorter-throw lens helps it

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305) review

OUR VERDICT Android TV continues to frustrate, and there’s a backlight clouding price to pay for the TV’s high brightness levels. That said, the 55XE9305

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell First Drive: Hydrogen Hero

Strange new hydrogen fuel; same reassuring Honda experience. That’s the equation the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is counting on for success, a four-door premium

Astell & Kern Michelle review

PROS Sweet treble Realistic upper mid-range Stylish looks Balanced cable supplied CONS Limited choice of tips Disjointed, overblown bass KEY FEATURES 3 balanced-armature drivers 3

Cubot Rainbow 2 Review : The Cheapest Dual-Camera Phone

Cubot is not very popular among other Chinese brands, but it has a few models worthy to pay more attention to. A couple of them

Phase Technology dARTS DFS-660-T Speaker System Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Audyssey MultEQ XT Pro room equalization Variable-axis soft-dome tweeters on surrounds All speakers are biamped or triamped Minus Expensive Status LEDs

How to use a Chromebook : 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

When Google first introduced Chromebooks in 2011, it seemed like a ridiculous idea. A laptop that can only run a browser? Who wants that? But

Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-793G) review – an upgrade that ranks it in the high-end spectrum

Pros Good design and build quality Nice touchpad and keyboard Fairly portable for a high-performance 17-inch laptop Outstanding display quality suitable for color-sensitive work The

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Review : Now Available at $589.99

Usually we look at the sales statistics and define the most popular brand. These number also can provide a valuable information whether this or that

Canon EOS M6 vs Olympus E-M10 II – Comparison

Let’s see how Canon EOS M6 vs Olympus E-M10 II compare to each other and which one is a better value for the money. Canon

2017 Ute comparison : Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000

Acer Aspire VX 15 Full Review

The Pros Responsive keyboard; Strong speakers; Above-average battery life The Cons Bland display; Tons of bloatware; Few good storage options Verdict The Acer Aspire VX

B&O Play H6 Generation 2 review

The B&O name is associated with luxurious opulence as much as sound quality. It’s good to see the B&O Play H6 Generation 2s aspiring to

Xiaomi Mi 5C Review : The First Step in a Long Journey

It took about 2 years from Xiaomi to release its first self-made chip. We have talked too much about it and how this processor can

2017 Mini Cooper Countryman review

THE GOOD: The 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman features reasonably roomy rear seats, good cargo capacity, and a comfortable yet engaging driving experience. The Mini Connected

Gigabyte P57X v7-CF1 review

PROS Fast GTX 1070 performance Impressive components throughout 4K screen CONS Not quite 4K-capable Underwhelming keyboard Mediocre battery life KEY FEATURES 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ