Audio Gear

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

GeekDad Review: House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Turntable

The new House of Marley Stir It Up wireless turntable adds Bluetooth connectivity to an attractive package that includes an…

Get Ready for More 3-Inch Records

Shortly after Record Store Day 2019, I posted about the Crosley RSD3, a miniature belt-drive turntable that plays only 3-inch…

WONDERBOOM 2 Review: Great Ultra-Portable Speaker Improves on Original

A solid upgrade to the original, the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is probably the best value out there for a…

The New Soundboks Wireless Speaker Compromises Nothing to Deliver Gigantic Sound

Soundboks is a wireless speaker defined by it's massiveness. It's size is massive, it's battery life is massive, and the…

Audiophiles Rejoice, Qobuz is Here

Music is for listening. Qobuz allows you to listen to it as it was meant to be heard, and that…

Altec Lansing SoundBucket XL is an Extra-Large Container of Audio

We may have found our favorite outdoor party speaker yet in the Altec SoundBucket XL. It has all the features I…

Earphone Review: RHA’s Great Sound Goes Bluetooth With the T20 Wireless

RHA has succeeded in taking their amazing T20 earphones and making them work either wired or wireless. They're two great…

GeekDad Review: Amico Portable Wireless Speaker by Como Audio

I'm a big fan of vintage audio gear, stuff that looks as good as it sounds, solid, and with lots…

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Wireless Earbuds Fit Great and Last Forever

The Melomania 1 from Cambridge Audio ups the ante for having a comfortable, snug fit, easy-to-use controls, and a best-in-class…

Carpool Karaoke Features You on The Mic

Most of us would be happy to share a road trip with James Corden—now we can all sing our own…

Sony PS-LX310BT: Stylish, Fully Automatic Entry-Level Turntable With Bluetooth Streaming

Sony's PS-LX310BT is an entry-level turntable that looks like a much more expensive device, with a modern design, Bluetooth connectivity,…

GeekDad Review: DemerBox Rugged Portable Bluetooth Speaker

DemerBox is an ultra-rugged, waterproof, high-performance Bluetooth speaker with exceptional battery life---and the space to store your valuables.

GeekDad Review: House of Marley Exodus Bluetooth Headphones

House of Marley still offers updated Liberate XLBT headphones, but the $199.99 Exodus headphones are the new flagship.

GeekDad Review: Fluance RT 85 Turntable

The company that released the RT81 turntable is back with a new reference line, including the Fluance RT85, a $499.99…

RSD3: Crosley’s 3-Inch Mini Turntable

One of the big exclusive collectibles from Record Store Day 2019 is the RSD3, a 3-inch mini turntable from Crosley.

Denon Envaya DSB-250BT Review: A Little Bluetooth Speaker With a Lot of Bass

Denon's new Envaya DSB-250BT is a compact Bluetooth speaker with a unique look, IP67 water and dust resistance, and premium…

Tech Springs Ahead in {Device Diary} Vol. 15

The { DeviceDiary } is our place to share some of the devices and accessories that rank high in the…

In Which a Skeptic Becomes Converted to Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones: The Edifier W860NBs

This GeekDad writer is now a convert to both Bluetooth headphones and those with Active Noise Cancelling.

Jaybird RUN XT Review: True Wireless Earbuds Hit Their Second Generation

Jaybird updates its true wireless earbuds with the new RUN XT true wireless sport with IPX7 water resistance.

GeekDad Review: TYLT Block Party Charging Station & Bluetooth Speaker

TYLT throws everything but the kitchen sink in a single unit that's a 20,000 mAh mobile battery pack capable of…

Jaybird Tarah Pro Makes a Strong Case for Best All-Around Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds don't get much better that Jaybird's Tarah Pro, and you won't believe the battery life.

GeekDad Review: Brainwavz HM100 Studio Monitor Headphones

The Brainwavz HM100s are big, vintage-styled studio monitor headphones with wood ear cups.

GeekDad Review: Soundcast VG5 Bluetooth Speaker With Subwoofer

The Soundcast VG5 is a big, rugged portable speaker built around a vented, downward-firing 6-inch subwoofer. If you want powerful…

GeekDad Review: Solis SO-8000 Stereo Bluetooth Vacuum Tube Audio System

The Solis SO-8000 Stereo Bluetooth Vacuum Tube Audio System combines retro vacuum tubes with Bluetooth streaming capability. It has retro…

GeekDad Review: PuroQuiet ANC Wireless Headphones for Kids

The PuroQuiet ANC wireless headphones from Puro Sound Labs are the new gold standard for kids headphones.

GeekDad Review: Tivoli Go Andiamo Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Andiamo is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker that's part of the Tivoli Go collection, and it lives up to…

Cooler Master MH751 Gaming Headset Review

Coolermaster looks to add a new headset with higher quality sound and a lighter feel with the MH751 headset.

The Kids’ Ears Will Love BuddyPhones

Perhaps the perfect headphones for the kids: BuddyPhones can use either Bluetooth or wire (no worries about running out of…

Altigo Launches Mobile Portable Power, Audio, and Cases

Altigo is launching with new mobile accessories blending technology, design and value.

HyperX Cloud Mix Bluetooth Headset Review

HyperX releases a new gaming headset with Bluetooth features for gamers and audiophiles, the Cloud Mix.