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Chord CPM 2800 MKII Integrated Amplifier Review

Pros Exceptional performance via analogue and digital inputs Superb build Impressive connectivity Cons Limited outputs Fairly pricey Looks are a matter of personal taste What

SoundMagic E80C review

Following on from the success of the Award-winning SoundMagic E10Cs, it’s the turn of the E80Cs in-ears to make their mark in the overpopulated headphones

Small SUV Mega Test : CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 11 small SUVs

At the recent MotorWorld Sydney event at Sydney Motorsport Park, we assembled 11 small SUVs under $50,000 with the aim of comparing not only the

Kodak Ektra review: Phone camera failings can’t revive those nostalgic Kodak moments

We all owe a lot to Kodak. The imaging company was the forerunner in colour film, but also a largely unsung hero in technological developments:

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback First Drive

Launching a hatchback in a country traditionally skeptical about the 5-door might seem an unenviable challenge, but Honda sees the 2017 Civic Hatchback as an

2017 Lincoln Continental First Drive: How to reboot an icon

Five minutes into driving the 2017 Lincoln Continental, a Mercedes-Benz C300 pulled up alongside me at the lights. “That’s a beautiful car!” the middle-aged driver

14 Cheap Bluetooth Speakers (Under $40) Ranked From Best to Worst

If you’re still using the tinny speakers on your phone or tablet, please stop. Nobody should have to suffer like that. For just a few

Oppo HA-2 SE review

Ever fallen for the same joke twice? We almost did upon our first viewing of the new Oppo HA-2 SE. Being near-identical to the original

Rotel A14 review

Rotel is like the friend you can rely on to have everything in your time of need – plasters, Paracetamol, an elastic band. The exhaustive

Heed Audio Elixir review

After going upmarket with the high-end Thesis range, Heed Audio has returned to more humble pastures with its new Elixir: an analogue-only integrated stereo amplifier

2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. 2016 McLaren 570S, 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S – Comparison Tests

There is no acceptable way to begin a story about 500-plus-horsepower, $200,000 sports cars and include in the first sentence a reference to that class

MSI GT72 Dominator (Xotic PC) Review

The Pros Highly customizable; Powerful graphics and overall performance; Runs cool and quiet during gameplay; Lightning-fast transfer speeds The Cons Lacks MSI apps; Below-average battery

5 Inexpensive Connected Cars With Available Wi-Fi

In today’s modern electronic age, Wi-Fi has become a mandatory requirement in everything from the average supercharged Jaguar SUV, to public parks and coffee shops. Whether it

Who Should and Shouldn’t Buy a Kia Cadenza

Kia recently unveiled the all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza, and we had the opportunity to take the second generation of its gateway luxury car out for a spin in

2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

(+) Superb power on offer, with excellent linear delivery and great in-gear response; precise, nimble and involving to drive; cheap upgrade and backed by Ford’s

MSI WT72 6QN Review

The Pros Bright, accurate 4K display; Great graphics and overall performance; Comfortable keyboard; VR-ready The Cons Expensive; Sluggish SSD; Below-average battery life; Heavy Verdict The

2017 Yamaha FZ-10 First Ride Review

One of the most hotly contested categories in motorcycling today, the liter-class streetfighter field has a contender from nearly every manufacturer out there. But if

HANDS ON : APPLE WATCHOS 3 BETA

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Kawasaki Z800 vs. Yamaha FZ-09 – COMPARISON TEST

How can a couple of boys in their mid-50s scratch the performance itch without an appearance of suffering midlife crises? The modern sport-standard offers a

2016 Mini Clubman Review: The Fun-to-Drive Family Hauler

James Derek Sapienza/Autos Cheat Sheet A few weeks ago in our segment “Buy This, Not That,” we pitted a Mini Cooper Clubman against the venerable

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison

There was time when the Audi A4 had the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the gold standard bearers of mid-sized premium goodness, in its crosshairs

Parrot Zik 3.0 Review : Wireless in Style

THE GOOD Lovely, comfortable design Powerful adaptive noise cancelation Great audio quality Intuitive touch controls THE BAD Relatively short battery life Spotty Bluetooth connection Reliant

ViewSonic LightStream Pro7827HD review

PROS Good picture quality across multiple sources Excellent value Wireless HDMI features in hidden bay CONS A little clipping in peak whites Not the sharpest

Toyota 86 vs Subaru BRZ Comparison Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were easy. But is it possible to pick the difference between another set of twins, the Toyota 86 and Subaru

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Review : A Tough Sell at $26,000

I’m glad I got to drive this little hatchback when I did because it was not too long ago that I was parading around in

Onkyo TX-8150 review

Verdict An enjoyable performance from this feature-packed and affordable Onkyo streaming system that can play it all For Enjoyable, spacious, full-bodied sound Agile rhythm and

Naim Mu-so Qb review

Verdict A small speaker with big personality, the Qb combines style, substance and a whole lot of features at a more affordable price For Outstanding

2017 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet First-Drive Review

As it turns out, size is not all that matters, at least as far as the Smart ForTwo Convertible is concerned. This summer, the first

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – Comparison Tests

These two unlikely combatants scrap for the title of the best everyday American sports car. And America wins . . . again! Chairman Mao Zedong,

2015 Kia Forte5 Review: Should You Buy it Now or Wait?

Looking at a Kia Forte5 SX then driving it is kind of like looking at a small, plump tangerine and then biting into it only