Earbuds

Sony WF-XB700 Review: Great, bass-forward sound for a pair of budget earbuds

December 15, 2020

Given that, years later, the Sony WF-1000XM3 truly wireless earbuds are still the best out. Yes, still. It’s an interesting prospect to get a pair of budget buds from the company. Can they be as successful on the other end of the price range? That’s a loud and clear yes, although there are obviously cost-cutting […]

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Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earphones Review: Drops the price, keeps the superiority

November 3, 2020

When I reviewed Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones earlier this year I wondered if they were the best in the bloated sector to date. They made a solid case for that position, and though I still think the Sony’s WF-1000XM3s sound slightly better, the high-end earphones remain some of the best money can buy. […]

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Skullcandy Push Ultra Review: Death by design

September 25, 2020

Skullcandy has long been a reliable brand when it comes to personal audio devices, but truly wireless earbuds are still a relatively new line for them with the original Push released in 2018. This year, we’ve got the Push Ultra, sitting at at A$249.95, only slightly cheaper than the current price for Sony’s gold-standard WF-1000XM3 […]

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LG’s new earbuds come with an industry-first, germ-killing UV charging case

September 14, 2020

LG Electronics Australia is officially bringing the company’s newest wireless earbuds, the LG Tone Free FN6, down under this month. And in an attempt to stand far apart from the massively overstuffed market, the designers have surprisingly focused on health as a paramount feature, equipping the accompanying charging case with a built-in ultraviolent light that […]

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Skullcandy taps Tile technology for new collection of wireless earbuds

August 3, 2020

Earbuds are easy to lose. They’re small, some of them aren’t even magnetically attached to their case (cue scornful glance at Airpods), and there’s two of them so misplacing even one ruins the entire set. Lucky then, that respected lifestyle audio brand Skullcandy Inc has wisely taped into Tile technology for their latest series of […]

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Jabra Elite Active 75t Review: Sports-ready buds won’t break a sweat

July 30, 2020

With the 2018 release of Elite Active 65t, Jabra built up quite the reputation amongst athletes in the market for good quality wireless earbuds. Acclaim rolled in from all directions, touting some seriously impressive sound quality, seamless noise cancelling, and the all-important fit. It’s only right that the sequel builds upon that, right? The Jabra […]

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Powerbeats Pro Lava Red

Beats Powerbeats Pro review: Best sounding exercise buds

June 29, 2020

Few personal audio devices have seen such a massive leap on quality in recent years than true wireless earbuds. The careful juggling act between sound quality, battery life, connectivity and comfort has been nearing perfection with recent releases from Sony and Sennheiser. Although those two focus on just being lifestyle buds, with little consideration for […]

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Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Review: The best wireless earbuds yet?

May 25, 2020

There are now some fantastic choices if you’re in the market for a pair of truly wireless earbuds. Apple has the Airpods Pro, Sony have their excellent WF-1000xm3 (review here), Bang & Olufsen is still having fun putting out new colourways of the E8 (review here), and there are some promising pieces coming from Bose […]

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The WF-1000XM3 is music to our ears

July 24, 2019

Tokyo is an insane city. It’s beautiful, busy, bustling. It’s an insane, gleaming spiders web of interlocking streets, humming with life. But like any other city, it’s noisy. It’s really noisy. Which might be why Sony flew me there to road-test their new WF-1000XM3 earbuds. What better was to test their noise-cancelling capabilities? I’d never […]

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Tech Review: Razer Hammerhead BT: Little where it counts *Updated*

May 8, 2018

It’s been a while since I wrote a review where I was heavily critical of a pair headphones, much less a pair of Razer headphones. But the time has come once more to be a bit hard on a pair of well-meaning earbuds.

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