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Soundcore Life Note E earbuds review: Impressive for the price

04 Feb 2022

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Soundcore Life Note E earbuds review: Impressive for the price

Soundcore by Anker is a relatively lesser known brand in India for audio products. But from our prior experience with some of their earphones, I can assure you that their products have the potential to hang with the best under Rs. 10,000. The brand has a fairly broad portfolio across various price brackets, and the Life Note E that I have for review here is their latest entry-level offering.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro Wireless Neckband review: Should you buy?

31 Jan 2022

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Boat Rockerz 330 Pro Wireless Neckband review: Should you buy?

Last year we reviewed the Boat Rockerz 330 wireless neckband and quite liked the overall package. Among other things, it offered close to 30 hours of battery backup.

Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones Review: Great sound, ANC at a premium

25 Jan 2022

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Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones Review: Great sound, ANC at a premium

We have covered a lot of budget and mid-range true wireless (TWS) earphones in the past, and now it is time to focus on the premium segment. In India, it is generally a four horse race between Sony, Apple, Bose and Sennheiser at the top of the food chain. In 2020, Sony impressed one and all with the launch of their WF-1000XM3 TWS buds, and set a new benchmark for active noise cancellation (ANC). We expect its successor to be no less in that department.

Sony HT-S40R Soundbar Review: A unique soundbar with surround sound

20 Jan 2022

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Sony HT-S40R Soundbar Review: A unique soundbar with surround sound

Not too long ago, 5.1 channel surround speaker systems were quite popular. But one common complaint about them used to be the cables running across the room, especially those connecting the rear speakers to the main unit. I know a lot of people who simply disconnected the rear speakers to minimize the cable clutter. Over a period of time, people started moving to soundbars for convenience.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 Review: Feature-rich and affordable Wireless neckband

14 Jan 2022

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Realme Buds Wireless 2 Review: Feature-rich and affordable Wireless neckband

Most of the wireless earphones released by Realme of late have been impressive, and offer good value for money across various price brackets. We have already reviewed the junior of the two models in their Buds Wireless 2 series with the Neo suffix and were pleased with what it brought to the table.

Micromax Airfunk 1 Pro Review: Could have been much better

04 Dec 2021

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Micromax Airfunk 1 Pro Review: Could have been much better

Our exploration of the budget true wireless (TWS) earphones segment continues, and it brings us to the Micromax Airfunk 1 Pro that, among other things, boasts of a feature that's rare in the sub-Rs. 2,500 segment -- Qualcomm aptX codec support. Of course, just being compliant with those codecs doesn't magically make them sound great.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo Review: Feature-rich budget Bluetooth earphones

09 Nov 2021

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Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo Review: Feature-rich budget Bluetooth earphones

Realme has been a consistent performer in the budget personal audio category, offering good products for an attractive price. They recently launched two new models in their Buds Wireless 2 series that are meant to succeed their older Buds Wireless neckband. While the Realme Buds Wireless 2 flaunts some premium features like active noise cancellation (ANC) and support for Sony's LDAC codecs, the one with the Neo suffix that we have for review today, is a scaled down version of the same.

Boult Audio Airbass ENCore Review: Better for calls than music

04 Nov 2021

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Boult Audio Airbass ENCore Review: Better for calls than music

Before brands like Realme, Soundcore and OPPO spread their wings to the sub- Rs. 2,000 segment of wireless earphones and upped the ante, brands like Boat and Boult Audio were viable options in the category. Boult recently launched their new Airbass ENCore true wireless (TWS) earbuds that claim to focus on supreme call quality among other things. The buds are meant to have a superior environmental noise cancellation algorithm, and hence the highlighted ENC in the model name.

Realme Buds Q2 Review: Good sound, ANC under Rs. 2,500

19 Oct 2021

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Realme Buds Q2 Review: Good sound, ANC under Rs. 2,500

Just recently we reviewed the Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro that boasts of some features unheard of under Rs. 3,000. And, now Realme's new Buds Q2 hopes to do something similar in the sub-Rs. 2,500 category of TWS earbuds. While Xiaomi opted for a more radical approach like a dual driver setup and aptX Adaptive support, Realme has chosen to tread a feature-rich but known path. It would be fair to say that it is a path they have paved themselves.

PlayGo BH22 Wireless Headphones Review: Solid battery backup, average sound

18 Oct 2021

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PlayGo BH22 Wireless Headphones Review: Solid battery backup, average sound

We have reviewed quite a few true wireless (TWS) earbuds and wireless neckbands, of late.

Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro Review: Specifications don't translate into performance

06 Oct 2021

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Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro Review: Specifications don't translate into performance

One look at the spec-sheet and I was keen on getting my hands on the Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro. After all, how often do you get dual-driver true wireless (TWS) earphones, and that too with aptX Adaptive compliance under Rs. 3,000? Those are the features you generally find in wireless earphones upwards of Rs. 6,000, and not necessarily all of them. On top of that, a promise of close to 30 hours of battery backup and this pair of TWS earbuds from Xiaomi seems to tick all the right boxes.

Boat Rockerz 330 Wireless Neckband Review: Yay or Nay?

18 Sep 2021

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Boat Rockerz 330 Wireless Neckband Review: Yay or Nay?

The local brand Boat has been growing in popularity in the budget audio category over the past few years.

OnePlus Buds Pro Review: Best TWS earbuds under Rs. 10,000?

30 Aug 2021

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OnePlus Buds Pro Review: Best TWS earbuds under Rs. 10,000?

Most OnePlus audio products released in India till date have been impressive, right from the first Bullets Wireless neckband. Though not the cheapest, they offer excellent value for money.

Dizo GoPods D TWS Earbuds Review: Should you buy them?

26 Aug 2021

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Dizo GoPods D TWS Earbuds Review: Should you buy them?

Dizo is Realme's new sub-brand they recently unveiled to cater to budget-conscious buyers. Not that Realme has done badly in the budget audio segment so far, with their Buds Wireless series neckbands and Buds Air 2 true wireless (TWS) earbuds offering impressive features and excellent value for money in the respective categories.

Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) Review: To buy or not?

24 Aug 2021

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Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker (16W) Review: To buy or not?

It's the monsoon season in India, and one feature you hope to have in most of your gadgets at this time of the year is moisture resistance.