Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Speaker Review

Although Marshall is best known for its guitar amplifiers, the brand also has a rather impressive presence in the personal audio segment. Marshall headphones and speakers — made by Zound Industries as part of a brand licensing agreement — try to capture the essence of the brand’s styling and sound, and my past experiences with the products … Read more

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony’s 1000X line-up has been around since 2016, when the MDR-1000X wireless headphones were revealed. There have been four successors to the MDR-1000X since then, with the latest having been launched in mid-2022, nearly two years after the launch of the Sony WH-1000XM4. The Sony WH-1000XM5 is the latest in the now-iconic and well-reputed line … Read more

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony’s 1000X line-up has been around since 2016, when the MDR-1000X wireless headphones were revealed. There have been four successors to the MDR-1000X since then, with the latest having been launched in mid-2022, nearly two years after the launch of the Sony WH-1000XM4. The Sony WH-1000XM5 is the latest in the now-iconic and well-reputed line … Read more

High on features, average performance

Syska Sound Cup detailed review There’s a lot of things that can make or break a Bluetooth speaker, especially in the mid-range category. Once you’re paying upwards of Rs. 5000 for any Bluetooth speaker, you expect a certain number of things from it – great battery life, dependable connectivity, portability and durability, but most important … Read more

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305 Review: Rugged build, weak bass

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305 detailed review Due to the evolution of user behaviour and demands, a particular informal sub-category of earphones has made its presence increasingly felt in recent times. That category is of wireless sports earphones, designed and built to cater to a gym-going, fitness enthusiast audience that prioritises features like a good build, … Read more

Budget true wireless is here to stay

Zebronics Zeb Peace detailed review It is easy to go all out and throw the latest technology into a pair of true wireless earbuds and call them state of the art, price no bar. It is an entirely different ballgame to offer a quality true wireless experience at roughly the tenth of the price of … Read more

Beyerdynamic Phonum Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone Review

Bluetooth speakers are usually made for listening to music with, but you can also use them as hands-free speakerphones for calls when connected to your smartphone or computer. Interestingly, the wireless speaker I’m reviewing here works quite differently to mainstream options, in that it isn’t focused on the music listening experience at all. The Beyerdynamic … Read more

Beyerdynamic Phonum Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone Review

Bluetooth speakers are usually made for listening to music with, but you can also use them as hands-free speakerphones for calls when connected to your smartphone or computer. Interestingly, the wireless speaker I’m reviewing here works quite differently to mainstream options, in that it isn’t focused on the music listening experience at all. The Beyerdynamic … Read more