Chord Mojo portable amp and DAC review

I have been kindly loaned the latest portable amp and DAC (digtal analogue converter) from Chord – the Mojo. I have read a lot about it but this has been my first opportunity to spend any amount of time with it. Chord are well known for their high-end audio kit and their Hugo and Hugo […]

AfterShokz Bluez 2 bone conduction headphones review

A few weeks ago I took a set of bone conduction headphones out and, although they did they job, I wasn’t totally convinced. Shortly after that, AfterShokz said that I should try their Bluez 2 set. So, like a good journalist, I did. The Bluez 2, at a quick glance, looks pretty much like the […]

Arcam MusicBOOST improves your iPhone’s audio and battery life

In-keeping with their new one-box solutions, Arcam gave me a sneaky peek at their new MusicBOOST – a slender battery pack, DAC and headphone amp all wrapped up in a slide-on sleeve. The Arcam MusicBOOST is a combined battery pack, digital to analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier built especially for the iPhone 6 and […]

Lindy Cromo NCX-100 noise cancelling headphones review

I’ve generally been wary of active noise cancelling headphones. The main reason is that, in essence, they work by adding more noise albeit in opposition to what they are ‘hearing’. There is also the extra price added to headphones that come packing this technology. To this end I usually rely on the passive isolating properties […]

Thingsee One – Internet of Things made easy

Way back in August I introduced you to Thingsee One, the little Internet of Things (IoT) gadget that could start as a gateway to the connected device world as well as drawing developers to push it a little more. I have had the honour of having One around for a while and I am hooked. […]

Pioneer XDP-100R squares up to Walkman in the high def audio arena

It seems that High Definition audio is the latest arena for the big names to clash. We’ve seen rocker Neil Young dive in with his $400 PonoPlayer and then Sony also showed off its premium priced NW-ZX2, the most expensive Walkman ever produced at £826. Now, Pioneer is throwing its hat into the ring with […]