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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2015: Readers' Choice Results

By Ng Chong Seng - 10 Apr 2015

Readers' Choice Awards - Consumer Electronics (Part 4)

Readers' Choice Awards - Consumer Electronics (Part 4)


Best Headphones Brand - Sennheiser

Featuring more than a dozen brands, the headphones category is another hotly contested Readers’ Choice category. After tallying the votes, German audio specialist Sennheiser has retained the award for the fourth time in a row with 19% of the votes. If you’re looking for some Sennheiser headphones, know that the company has launched the new Urbanite series late last year and refreshed the popular Momentum wired headphones just last month. Klipsch comes with second with 16%, and Bose (13%) completes the top three. Beats, which is now owned by Apple, has 12%.


Best In-Ear Earphones Brand - Klipsch

Last year, Klipsch pipped Sennheiser to win this category, and so we were eager to find out if Klipsch’s winning streak would continue this year, or if Sennheiser would make a comeback. Turns out, most of you (25%, to be precise) have voted Klipsch once again, and so the trophy will stay in the American company’s cabinet for yet another year. Sennheiser comes in second with 12% of the votes. Bose completes the top three with 10%.


Best Wireless Speakers Brand - Bose

The advent of mobile devices greatly contributes to the exploding growth of wireless speakers in recent years. Not only can you enjoy higher-quality sound than the device’s tiny built-in speaker, being able to not tether to another hardware means that you can keep hold of your device, move about, and still control music playback. While dedicated speaker docks or Hi-Fi systems tend to offer better sound quality (usually due to larger drivers and being mains-powered), the gap between between them and their wireless brethren is closing everyday, thanks to near-lossless technologies like aptX. For the third year running you’ve voted Bose, maker of the SoundLink III and SoundLink Color Bluetooth speakers, your favorite wireless speakers brand. The company has also just launched its SoundTouch Wi-Fi speakers in Singapore. Notice that Bose's 21% share of the votes is smaller than last year, as both Sonos (19%) and Creative (18%) are hot on its heels.


Best Home Theater System Brand - Bose

For the fifth straight year, you've voted Bose your favorite home theater system brand. Its 30% share of votes is more than second-place Sony (10%), third-place Yamaha (9%), and fourth-place Sonos (9%) combined.

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