Audio Visual Gear


Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speakers Deliver Home Audio Bliss

Audioengine makes some of my favorite speakers; I’ve reviewed a number of them and use them daily in both my home office and bedroom. Now Audioengine has announced the A5+ Wireless speakers. With pricing starting at $399, the A5+ won’t take up a ton of space but will fill a room with quality sound. That, however, is just the beginning.


The Complete Noob’s Guide to Choosing a Turntable

Against all expectations, vinyl sales continue to rise. That means that more people than ever are buying record players. However, building a stereo setup for your vinyl can be a difficult undertaking if you don’t know what you’re looking for.



Phiaton BT 390 Brings Big Sound in a Small Package

Wireless headphones have become a staple in my life and I love getting great sound. Over the ear options are often pretty bulky, so luckily Phiaton has released the BT 390 Compact headphones ($79.99). These smaller headphones fold up for easy carry but do not disappoint with the audio quality. Let’s take a look. 


The Braven Ready Elite Can Easily Handle the Great Outdoors

It’s hard to talk about pool parties and camping trips when many of us are still waiting on at least one more winter storm, but spring is coming — and gone are your excuses to stay inside. The Braven Ready Elite is ready for all of your upcoming outdoor adventures; it’s waterproof, shockproof, and it gives 12-hour battery life.



Shinola Canfield On-Ear Wired Headphones Review

Fact: Some things are inexpensive and they perform poorly, and then there are some expensive things which are made to last which perform splendidly. When I received the Shinola Canfield On-Ear Wired Headphones, I had no doubt that their construction was top-notch; I couldn’t help but wonder, though, if their sound would justify their $495 price. Shall we find out?


Monster Airlink Elements: Jewelry in Your Ear, Jewelry You Can Hear

Among the many headphones and wireless speakers that we saw at Monster’s CES booth, was a small display with three pairs of truly wireless in-ear headphones. They were all similar in style, but one set was aimed towards work-outs. The other two sets were what we were eyeing, though; one look at the Monster Airlink Elements, and we were smitten.



Modular’s MOD-1 Bluetooth Headphones Are Digital, Analog, and Wireless All in One

If you’ve never heard of Modular, they are an American-based Audio company that has taken to CES to introduce their Mod-1 Digital, Analog, and Wireless Headphones. Coming complete with an awesome design and even greater quality, the Mod-1 Headphones are a Swiss Army Knife when it comes to audio experience. With its Bluetooth technology, the Mod-1 headphones also come with a…


Plantronics BackBeat FIT 500 Headphones Quick Look

Some time ago I reviewed the Plantronics BackBeat 500 on-ear headphones. At under $80, they were, and are a great deal. When Plantronics sent me the BackBeat FIT 300 for review they also sent me the new, BackBeat FIT 500 on-ear headphones. They look exactly like the BackBeat 500 headphones I reviewed previously, yet there are a few important differences.





Ok Google, Tell Me More About My JBL Everest Headphones

A good pair of headphones is hard to find, but if you’re tired of searching, then you might want to check out JBL’s recently updated Everest series. Sporting three different models, the JBL Everest collection (710GA, 310GA, and 110GA) are made with different wearers in mind, depending on if you like around ear, on-ear, and in-ear.


Keep Those Health Resolutions Going with JBL’s New Sport Headphones

Just announced at CES 2018 are four new models of the JBL Endurance, the company’s line of sport earphones for active lifestyles. JBL’s Endurance line includes the Endurance RUN, SPRINT, JUMP, and DIVE, all things I like to do, but all designed with a unique set of features that vary according to the activity. The SPRINT, JUMP, and DIVE MODELS all…


JBL Clip 3: Updated and Ready to Play

We are fans of the JBL Clip 2, and when we saw that the company had announced the 3rd edition of their Bluetooth speaker at CES in Vegas, we had to check it out. So what’s changed? And the answer is a whole lot. Taking evolution to a whole new level is the JBL Clip 3, a portable waterproof Bluetooth…


AKG N5005 Headphones Flaunt Studio Quality Sound and a Brilliant Design

AKG has been breaking barriers in audio technology for years, and the company looks to expand their popular N-Series with their AKG N5005 headphones. Flaunting studio quality sound and a brilliant design, the N5005 were made with precision, courtesy of AKG working with sound curves and frequency responses to give an optimal sound quality that listeners will love.


Moshi Reveals Their New Avanti Air On-ear Bluetooth Headphones

Moshi is an accessory design house we first got to know at CES a few years ago. They make awesome products, and we are excited to see them releasing a brand new product, the Avanti Air wireless headphones. The headphones are designed to blend minimalism with a luxurious aesthetic. We think they achieved their goal. What do you think?


The Libratone TRACK+ In-Ear Wireless Adjustable Noise Cancellation Earphones Look Fantastic

I’m a huge fan of Libratone products. Their speakers can’t be beaten and now offer integration with Amazon Alexa. Their Q Adapt headphones are some of the best on the market. Now, Libratone is unveiling the Libratone TRACK+ In-Ear Wireless Adjustable Noise Cancellation Earphones. Their smallest wireless headphones yet, the TRACK+ allow you rock on in isolation from the world.