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JBL E55BT review

THE GOOD: The JBL E55BT is an attractively designed over-ear Bluetooth headphone that’s relatively comfortable, sounds decent and works reliably. It folds up and flat

Marantz HD-AMP1 review

PROS Premium-grade construction Elegant retro design Open, transparent sound with insightful treble Warm, well-integrated bass CONS No network streaming or Bluetooth KEY FEATURES 70W per

BT Vision G5 review

Ultra HD broadcasting may for some time be basking in newness and the promise of more to come, but the concept probably seems more habitual

LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phone for 2017

For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company’s smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more

Aedle ODS-1 Earphones Review : You can’t go wrong with metal and leather

Pros Smooth and refined sound Superb build Useful, real world features Cons Not always able to create a perfect seal Slightly overcooked bass Carry bag

RHA CL1 Ceramic Earphones Review

Pros Truly outstanding performance with high quality material Well built Good carry case Cons Hard to drive Some comfort issues Won’t flatter poor recordings What

Battery Comparison : Xiaomi Mi 5C vs Huawei P10 / Meizu Pro 6 Plus vs Vivo X9 Plus

We rely one mobile handsets nowadays. That’s why it’s vital to own a smartphone with a large capacity battery. But if your favorite phone doesn’t

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Review

Pros / Long battery life; Vibrant and colorful display; Comfy, soft-touch chassis; Very light Cons / Expensive; Dim Screen; Tinny audio Verdict / With long

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

Jeep Cherokee Overland review: Off-road heritage with on-road comfort

The mid-size SUV market isn’t short of options: Germany is represented by the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, Japan has the excellent Nissan Qashqai, Seat

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

Sony KD-49XE9005 review

How long does it take your brain to process an image? No, it’s faster than that – it’s around 13 milliseconds. In the time it

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

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

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

New iPad 2017 (9.7-inch) release date, specs, features and price

In a (somewhat) surprising announcement, Apple has unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad – the company’s first proper product launch of 2017. Today, Apple announced a

B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 review

THE GOOD: The B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen H4 is a very comfortable, excellent-sounding Bluetooth headphone with decent battery life. THE BAD: It doesn’t

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

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

Samsung Gear S3 vs LG Watch Sport : Battle of the bulky smartwatches

While Fitbit smartwatch details are beginning to emerge and Apple leads the pack, the latest offerings from Samsung and the Android Wear world are still

Digma Optima 7202 Review

Against the background of declining interest in tablet computers, the most popular among them are still very portable – with a diagonal of the screen

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

Logitech ZeroTouch review : This Android smartphone holder puts Amazon’s Alexa in your car

Logitech’s ZeroTouch smartphone holder has been on the market for almost a year, but I’ve ignored it because my beat doesn’t include mobile devices. That

1More Capsule review

PROS Handles mids and highs well Solid build quality Comfortable fit CONS Not enough tip options Bass could be more powerful KEY FEATURES Dynamic drive

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

Apple Watch 2 vs Huawei Watch 2 comparison review : watch out for 4G smartwatches Apple

The Apple Watch 2 is impressive but is it good enough to beat the new 4G-capable offering from Huawei? Huawei announced the Huawei Watch 2