Archive for the ‘Personal Audio’ Category

Majority Bowfell Plus Mini Soundbar & Subwoofer Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

The Bowfell Plus is a compact soundbar/subwoofer pair with a keen price and a solid complement of features. It’s an excellent companion to a low-cost projector, a tidy way to turn your mobile phone into a jukebox and will even play a collection of songs from USB for low-effort, instant musical accompaniment for your daily […]

Yoto Player & Mini

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

If you’ve not heard of Yoto Player it is, in simple terms, a modern take on a jukebox for kids. While it’s “smart”, WiFi-connected, upgradable and comes with a companion phone app it takes pains to avoid the pitfalls of such technology. Yoto doesn’t have a microphone, or camera, doesn’t ask for details of your […]

Majority Audio Bowfell Soundbar Reviewed

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

I discovered Majority in January, during an effort to find a last-minute birthday present for a family member. At the time their K2 soundbar leapt out at me due to the strong lifestyle photography, well-rounded feature set and – above all else – very competitive price. I bought one, loved it, and subsequently discovered that […]

Jabra Evolve2 85 Reviewed

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Toward the end of 2020 I looked at Jabra’s Evolve2 65 headset and found it just a hair short of perfection. The Evolve2 85 are the bigger, beefier, badder sibling of the 65 and are similarly excellent. It’s almost as if Jabra know what they’re doing. Like the Evolve2 85 the 65 frustratingly miss the […]

Jabra Evolve2 65 Bluetooth Headset Reviewed

Friday, November 27th, 2020

The virtual landscape of lockdown has left a few people in the lurch without sufficient camera/microphone/headphone setups for wasting hours in endless video meetings. Some of those people asked me what I’d recommend, and some common issues were raised which – I’m afraid – precious few Bluetooth headsets really address. While the Jabra Evolve2 65 […]

iFrogz Airtime Sport Review

Friday, June 19th, 2020

I’ve been using the iFrogz Airtime Sport for a couple of months now. My interest in them originally extended entirely to their being green, but – for better or worse – I actually found I used them (or one of them anyway) to listen to podcasts or videos at night and drown out this mad […]

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I’ve always associated Plantronics with business-grade headsets, the sort of thing you’d expect to find in a call centre. Apparently they do consumer headphones too, and they aren’t afraid to show off their expertise in features, audio quality and functionality. Plantronics make headsets, headphones and earphones which appear to many to be uniformly ugly, but […]

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Spellbound by the gunmetal and black aesthetic of the iPhone X, and its superb OLED screen I was finally convinced to upgrade from my iPhone 5s. I couldn’t be happier with the upgrade, save for one key annoyance. You guessed it- the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack. I was somewhat vocal about being in […]

Razer Kraken Pro V2

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

The chunky Kraken Pro V2 aren’t the sort of headphones I’d normally consider, but in all-black the subtle branding, solid construction and surprisingly comfortable fit have won me over. I haven’t tried a set of Razer headphones since the Barracuda HP-1 back in 2007- a sturdy and complicated set of 5.1 surround headphones that were […]

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Video Review

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I took a look at the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headphones some 7 months ago. It seems almost unbelievable that so much time has passed since then, and I’m genuinely a little surprised. I was previously avoiding drawing too much attention to the video because my skin was in a terrible state at the time I […]