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Bose QuietComfort 25 - A new standard in noise-cancelling headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 - A new standard in noise-cancelling headphones

8.5

It's been five years since the Bose QuietComfort 15 was released, so to say the QuietComfort 25 is a highly anticipated set of headphones would be a bit of an understatement. Has Bose somehow managed to improve on the already stellar noise-cancelling capabilities? We find out in our review.

First looks at the Sennheiser Urbanite series headphones

First looks at the Sennheiser Urbanite series headphones

Sennheiser has just launched a range of headphones targeted specifically at millennials, and we were on hand to get a quick first look and trial out the new Urbanite range. Hit the jump for more details.

Yamaha YSP-2500: The true entry-level digital sound projector

Yamaha YSP-2500: The true entry-level digital sound projector

8.5

Yamaha has a wide range of digital sound projectors and after checking out their new entry-level model a few months ago, we are taking a look now at the next model up the YSP hierarchy - the YSP-2500.

First looks at Lenco's multi-room wireless audio system

First looks at Lenco's multi-room wireless audio system

Lenco has joined the wireless home entertainment speaker fray, introducing two wireless speaker sets and a wireless receiver, all capable of supporting high-resolution audio rated up to 24-bit/192kHz. We test drove them at a demo session, so check out our first impressions of them.

Hands-on with Pioneer’s Apple CarPlay compatible in-car multimedia receiver

Hands-on with Pioneer’s Apple CarPlay compatible in-car multimedia receiver

Pioneer is the first aftermarket in-car entertainment manufacturer to offer Apple CarPlay compatibility and we had the chance to get unclose and personal with their flagship receiver to try out CarPlay for ourselves.

Sony's new speakers demoed: SS-NA5ES bookshelves, SRS-X7 and SRS-X5

Sony's new speakers demoed: SS-NA5ES bookshelves, SRS-X7 and SRS-X5

Sony's latest launch showcased speakers like the premium SS-NA5ES bookshelves, and the portable Bluetooth wireless speakers, the SRS-X7 and the SRS-X5. We had a quick listen, and here's what we think.

Hands-on with Sony's new headphones: MDR-Z7, MDR-1ADAC, and MDR-XB950BT

Hands-on with Sony's new headphones: MDR-Z7, MDR-1ADAC, and MDR-XB950BT

Sony has just introduced their line-up of new headphones for the final quarter of the year, and we took a closer look at three of the more interesting headphones announced.

Sony NWZ-ZX1: A quick look at Sony's 24-bit/192kHz-capable portable music player

Sony NWZ-ZX1: A quick look at Sony's 24-bit/192kHz-capable portable music player

The NWZ-ZX1 is Sony's latest portable high-res audio and media player. If you're an audiophile with a large library of high-res FLAC, linear PCM, ALAC, or AIFF files, then this little gadget should pique your interest.

Bluesound's new multi-room wireless audio streamers demoed

Bluesound's new multi-room wireless audio streamers demoed

Newcomer Bluesound has just launched its first line of audio products – a range of audiophile quality wireless streaming music systems. We were present for a test drive at their launch, so check out our first impressions and price points after the jump.

Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Exclusive! First looks at the Sound Blaster X7, Creative's new desktop USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

Creative's new Sound Blaster X7 is a desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that connects to your TV, sound system, and smart devices, bringing high quality sound to your home thanks to the high-end 24-bit /192kHz, 127dB desktop USB DAC and audio amplifier that features a Dolby certified decoder.

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