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Review: Sudio TOLV – True Wireless Earphones

The bass for the Sudio TOLV is pronounced but not overpowering, whilst the highs are clean and crisp. The vocals are generally clear and concise, however with some tracks, they do sound a little manufactured.

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Tech Review: LG SK9Y Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

LG’s latest release for home audio is the SK9Y. The key features of this soundbar includes Dolby Atmos, High Resolution Audio, Sound Up-converting and 4K Pass-through. In addition to that, it also has Chromecast built-in! Brace yourselves audiophiles, is the LG SK9Y Soundbar a game changer for your home theater experience? Watch the video to find out! If you enjoyed this video and want to watch more videos like these, subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Tech Review: LG Soundbar Flex SJ7

Soundbars serve both an aesthetic purpose and deliver great sound. Living in Singapore, rooms are small and space is tight, that is why the LG Soundbar Flex SJ7 brings a new meaning to flexibility. The LG Soundbar Flex SJ7 is a 3 piece sound system which allows you to arrange the soundbar’s placement to your specific needs. It has 3 different ways it can be used: The standard Soundbar setup The stereo setup Or a surround sound system (Oopsies not possible to take a photo for this one) In fact, one of the speakers is portable and can be connected through Bluetooth; allowing you to play music from any part of your home. The soundbar has quite a heft to it so it might be slightly inconvenient to bring outdoors. It also features Adaptive Sound Control (ASC) which analyses content in real-time and automatically adjusts the sound to suit the correct content. However, this feature has to be activated using the remote by pressing the Sound Effects button. The primary unit is capable of connecting …

Tech Review: Beats X

The Beats X is one of the newest (as of posting) wireless earbuds from the Beats lineup. Since Apple has taken over Beats, the company has only been going up. It took a pretty long for me to get my hands on this but I finally managed to. (YAY me!) I got the Beats X in blue as it’s a pretty unique colour. This is my 2nd Beats product and really, the unboxing experience was awesome!!! Straight away you are greeted by the earpiece itself and underneath it was the manuals, the extra eartips of various size, as well as earhooks of various sizes if you require a more secure fit. Behind all the eartips and earhooks was the case and a charging cable. Unlike the previous wireless products made by Beats, this charger has a lightning adapter, so all those Apple users should be glad. My only slight complain is that the case is a dust magnet and it gets dirty super easily. Now moving on to the earpiece… Syncing the Beats X to …

Tech Review: Massdrop X Sennheiser HD 6xx

TLDR (too long didn’t read): Pros: For its price nothing compares to its sound quality Vibrant and exciting sound Comfortable Open-back Cons: Bulky The sound is not the best when using your phone/ipod Open-back (no noise isolation) When Massdrop announced that they were going to do a collaboration with Sennheiser I was extremely excited about it. Not to mention, they’ll be redoing the iconic Sennheiser HD 650s. If you are wondering, “What is the Sennheiser HD 650s?”, it is widely known in the audio community for being the best headphones in town. So when Massdrop announced the ‘drop’ their whole site essentially crashed as so many people wanted to get their hands on this pair of headphones. I was one of the lucky 5000 people who manage to get into the drop. (YAY!!!!) First of all, I would like to start off with the un-boxing experience. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. After opening the box, you will be greeted by this sleek hardcover box. When you open it, you can instantly tell that it was a good …

Tech Review: Brainwavz M5

The Brainwavz M5 retails at US$49.50 (S$65.50) but can be easily found under US$40.00 on Amazon. It comes with a hard-case carrier, several silicon ear-tips and even a pair of foam ear-tips. Honestly at this price range, the accessories that come with it is amazing. The sound drivers are housed in a nice metal and plastic housing. At first I actually felt that they were pretty flimsy but on further inspection it seems like this pair is gonna last pretty long. The wires are round thin cables but so far I have yet to get them tangled when I roll them up. It also has a remote on the wire that I like a lot. The remote is pretty small so it does not add additional weight to one side and only has one button. Now the sound… For me it sounded pretty balance and flat. On very rare occasions the instruments sometimes overpowers the vocals making it very muddy. Noise isolation is not that great either and you are still very much able to …

Tech Review: Pebble Smart Watch

Price: SGD 200   Design There are many different colours on the market right now currently. There is also a more stylish, sleek version called the Pebble Steel. However I still prefer the original Pebble. The pair that I am reviewing is a limited edition colour. The straps are made of a thick nice smooth plastic-like material. There is a thick bezel around the small screen. The screen is about 2 cm to 2.5 cm; it’s a relatively small screen considering the other smartwatches that has been released in 2014. However I don’t see it as much of a problem as it still clearly displays the time and other things (depending on the watch face you use). A drawback is that some might find the watch relatively big for their arm due to the buttons at the side and the charging port. The watch is relatively much thicker than the plain, normal watches. The buttons on the side are easy to press and well placed – for me, it doesn’t bulge out too much.   …