Category Archives: Audio Gear

Headphones, earphones, DACs, amps, turntables, speakers, wireless transmission, and more. Being a geek about music is fun!

Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

Archeer A320 Review: Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Will Turn Heads

It’s easy to scoff at the thousands of inexpensive audio products that show up on Amazon. Many are truly awful and prove the old “you get what you pay for” adage. But there are also some gems. The Archeer A320 falls into the latter camp. It’s an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker that looks great thanks to an attractive bamboo and cloth design, and it sounds far better than its selling price suggests it should. Read More

Sleep Headphone Roundup

Sleep Headphone Roundup

The last handful of weeks I’ve been testing a pair of sleep headphones. I have a long history of being a light sleeper, often using white noise to eliminate disruptive noises while I’m sleeping. When the other person in the room needs to be able to hear a toddler, however, it’s impossible to keep white noise to a level that’s capable of blocking out external noise without also blocking out the telltale sounds of a toddler stirring. Read More

I Think I’m an Audiophile Now: Here Are the Warning Signs So You Can Avoid My Fate

I Think I’m an Audiophile Now: Here Are the Warning Signs So You Can Avoid My Fate

Over years of reviewing earbuds and headphones, I’ve come to understand what the geeks who love sound have been talking about: if you love music, great headphones really make a difference. I’ve become an audiophile, thanks to Yamaha, Bowers & Wilkens, Sennheiser, Creative Labs, MassDrop, and others. Hopefully you can heed my warnings, and avoid losing yourself down the rabbit hole of never being content with cheap gear ever again. Read More

Inateck Bluetooth Headphones: Connected Without the Hassle

Inateck Bluetooth Headphones: Connected Without the Hassle

For the last couple of months I’ve been living life with the Inateck BH1001 Bluetooth Headphones and they’ve pretty much replaced my other headphones. It should be known that, before these, I hadn’t used a pair of bluetooth headphones before, so this review will be talking about my experiences but cannot comment on whether they are better or worse than other models. Read More