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The latest in everything audio, from portable to home stereo. Read reviews on the latest 2013 releases and upcoming 2014 releases, including MP3s, Speakers, Headphones, Stereo Systems and Home Stereo.

Bose SoundSport Free wireless in-ear headphones review – superb sound quality without cables

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Bose is the latest audio company to abandon the cables with the release of its new SoundSport Free wireless in-ear headphones which still retain the sound quality of its wired products. There is a lot of technology built into the SoundSport Free in-ear headphones to not only make them sound great but also comfortable to wear as well. Design-wise, the earphones look similar to the …

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Amazon Echo speakers review – the power of Alexa to control your life, your music and your home

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When you invest in an Amazon Echo speaker, you’re not just getting the hardware in the deal but the entire Amazon ecosystem which allows you to take control of your life, your music and the devices in your home. There are three products in the range –  the Echo Dot ($79), the Echo ($149) and the Echo Plus ($229) which all have varying degrees of …

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Apple HomePod review – stunning speaker combining intelligence of Siri and Apple Music

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Apple has packed a lot of innovative technology into its new HomePod speaker so your music sounds amazing – but it’s also smart speaker and can also control your smart home accessories as well. The timing of Apple’s HomePod release (it was originally due to land in December but was delayed till February) came at an interesting time when we already had Google Home and …

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Sony WH-1000XM2 wireless noise cancelling headphones review

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When it comes to headphones, Sony certainly knows what it’s doing. And that is evident with the new Sony WH-1000XM2 wireless headphones that offer both superb sound quality and excellent noise cancellation. The headphones have swivel earcups so they fit really comfortably and are easy to pack into the included hard case when you’re done listening. Each ear cup has a leather feel with the …

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Audiofly Bluetooth earphone review – quality and value in the whole range

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You know how they say we should buy Australian? Now you can gladly do that when buying Bluetooth earphones so you can experience surprising audio quality with home-grown brand Audiofly. The new range of locally designed and engineered earphones brings Audiofly’s expertise in professional music to customers who want to enjoy their music on the go. The Perth-based company has come up with a range …

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Jaybird RUN earphone review – excellent audio quailty and wire free

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Cables are quickly becoming a thing of the past when it comes to earphones. And the new Jaybird RUN earphones have no cables at all. Not even between the two small earbuds. Jaybird says these earphones were designed and built for runners but they can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates good audio and doesn’t want to get tangled up in cables. Each of the …

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Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker review – rugged and affordable

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If you and your friends want to hear some music through a portable speaker you want everyone to be able to hear it clearly wherever they are and that’s exactly what you get with the Braven Stryde 360. The cylindrical Braven Stryde 360 sounds good no matter where the speaker is sitting thanks to the high-fidelity drivers and passive dual radiators which have been custom …

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Beoplay E4 noise-cancelling earphones review – enjoy your sound in silence

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Noise cancelling headphones are quite common but a good pair of active noise cancelling earphones are a lot harder to find but the new Beoplay E4 can definitely fit the bill. The Beoplay E4 bring with them not only the company’s distinctive style and design but some pretty impressive technology under the hood as well. The earphones themselves are nicely sculpted from lightweight aluminium and …

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Audio-Technica ATH-DSR7BT wireless headphone review – pure hi-res audio

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Many people think wireless means you have to compromise on audio quality but Audio-Technica have well and truly put that to bed with its new ATH-DSR7BT wireless headphones. The Audio-Technica headphones include Pure Digital Drive technology which means they can deliver the full digital signal without a D/A (digital to analogue) conversion. Under the hood are re-engineered 45mm True Motion Drivers with specially designed diaphragms …

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i.am Buttons earphones review – unique design with an eye for style

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There are plenty earphones on the market but not many were created and endorsed by show business celebrities like the i.am+ Buttons Bluetooth earphones. They have been designed to look good and sound good and are the brainchild of musician and entrepreneur will.i.am. Also along for the ride are fellow stakeholders Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell who feature heavily in the product’s marketing. The packaging …

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Bose Revolve 360-degree speaker review – flawless quality in every direction

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We already know Bose make great speakers. And even now with the shape of speakers changing, Bose has once again hit it out of the park with its latest audio technology aboard the SoundLink Revolve. The cylindrical speaker has a sleek brushed aluminium design and offers 360-degree sound. It is 15.2cm tall and 8.2cm deep while the larger SoundLink Revolve+ is 18.4cm tall and 10cm …

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Jaybird X3 wireless earphones review – compact earbuds offer a big sound

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Wireless earphones have never been more popular and Jaybird was one of the first to bring wireless sports buds to the market years before headphones jacks started disappearing from smartphones. The new Jaybird X3 headphones offer a bigger sound through the 6mm drivers but are still quite compact. They’re so compact they can also be worn under a helmet. The reason the ear buds are …

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