music

iFi hip-dac portable DAC/headphone amp review: Sublime sound from a tiny, well-built package

Compared with a smartphone’s built-in DAC/amp, the sound of this gem is a revelation. Portable audio is one of the fastest-growing segments of the audio

Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review: Your own light show with 360 degree sound

Wireless speakers, the devices that keep pool parties going. That make you sing out loud to your favorite music in your room. That help you

Marshall adds the compact Uxbridge Voice to its smart speaker lineup

Marshall has added to its lineup of lifestyle speakers with the introduction of its most compact speaker yet, the Uxbridge Voice. Marshall unveiled the new

Marshall Uxbridge Voice smart speaker gives Alexa a rocking makeover

Marshall’s range of voice-activated smart speakers have long been a great choice for those that want to add a little bit of rock ‘n roll

Fitbit Premium is now free for 90 days, including thousands of workouts

With gyms around the world closing their doors and exercise classes disbanding, Fitbit has decided to give away its premium workout app free for 90

The headphone jack is dying. What now?

When the first-ever iPhone was released back in 2007, it essentially became the blueprint for modern-day smartphones. One of its main objectives is to blur

Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice

We’ll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat. There was

Marshall Tufton Bluetooth speaker review: Loud, thumpy, with a long-life battery, but pricey and lacking in amenities

Marshall is an iconic music brand, and we like the looks and run time, but this speaker is steeply priced and has only basic features.

Sonos Port review

One of hi-fi’s greatest strengths is how rarely great-sounding components become redundant. Assuming it’s still in working order, even your first tape deck or turntable

Stuck Inside, Together: Browsing the World’s Luxury Headphones

If you’re in any populated place, you’re probably going through it. Sitting inside for hours or days on end, going for small walks here and

Nokia 5310 debuts: another classic reborn

HMD has a taste for bringing back some of the classic Nokia phones and the latest one to get this honor is the Nokia 5310

Tested: 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder is Music to Our Ears

414 horsepower of flat-six bliss accompanies this very special Porsche 718 Boxster. Some cars are for winning races. Some are for winning attention. The Porsche

Amazon Echo Input Portable Review

The Amazon Echo series of smart speakers are popular thanks to great features, reliable functionality, and the growing capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. With

2020 YAMAHA MT-03 REVIEW (13 FAST FACTS)

Yamaha welcomes a new member to the MT family in 2020 with the introduction of the MT-03. Having already covered the mid-size through liter-class naked

The 2020 MajorHifi picks: 5 over-ear wired headphones under $200

When one thinks of headphones, one often thinks of portability and ease of use as a primary goal. To that end, many people are looking

Bakeey M4C Review – Heart Rate Monitor Smartwatch

The Bakeey M4C Smartwatch seems like a good deal as it has a full touch screen display, in addition to measuring heart rate, displaying messages,

NAD Masters M10 review

NAD takes on its rivals with an all-in-one streaming system It takes some bravery to look at a three-time What Hi-Fi? Award-winner and think ‘that’s there for

High-resolution audio: everything you need to know

Is hi-res audio worth it? Our handy guide will help you decide After years of niche positioning in the music world, “high-resolution audio” (or “hi-res

Samsung Galaxy S20: 10 tips and tricks that will make your new phone even better

Get the most out of your new phone. If you’ve already gotten your Galaxy S20, you’ve surely transferred over your apps, set up the home screen,

Why You Shouldn’t Buy an All-In-One Turntable

All-in-one turntables are more popular than ever for one main reason: they make listening to vinyl dead simple. They combine a record player and a built-in

Best running watches with music: MP3, offline Spotify from Garmin and more

Take control of your workout tunes and leave your smartphone at home The rise of running watches with built-in music is offering people the chance

Bel Canto e.One Stream review

This streamer eschews features and focuses on the music It’s natural to strive towards getting the most for your money, but there is a difference

Cyrus One Cast review

Cyrus has made its One amplifier smarter – but does it also sound better?  Whether due to reasons of convenience, cost, restricted space or purely

Marshall Monitor II ANC Review

The Monitor II ANC are Marshall’s most premium headphones and feature active noise cancellation As a brand, Marshall is best known for its rock heritage.

iBasso DX160 review

Can this Android-based portable music player make it to the top?  Throughout its lifetime, which is fast approaching 15 years, iBasso has turned out numerous

Roon: everything you need to know

A Roon server delivers music management and orchestration What is Roon? It’s not the easiest music service to explain. The fact that Roon Labs has

Kygo Life Xenon Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Showing my complete lack of knowledge about modern musicians, I had absolutely no idea who Kygo was until I started writing this review, assuming it

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom review: Big bass in a Bluetooth speaker

It takes moxie for a company to move on from a product that’s become a signature of the brand. For such a shift to be

Razer Nari Ultimate Overwatch Lucio Edition review

Feel the game Razer delivers a step up in design with its Nari Ultimate Wireless Overwatch Lucio Edition. The proprietary HyperSense haptic technology adds a

JLab Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds review: Affordable gaming earbuds

JLab is a company I never really thought that would get into offering gaming peripherals. We’ve reviewed JLab’s audio offerings before, but it’s been strictly