Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote—A Gem of Headphones (A Tesla-fying Experience)

Beyerdynamic Xelento Remote—A Gem of Headphones (A Tesla-fying Experience)

Back in March, beyerdynamic Asia launched the Xelento Remote at Canjam Singapore and I was impressed at how good they sound. Beyerdynamic Asia eventually sent us a unit of the Xelento Remote earphones for review, so we spent some quality time with them for this review. The beyerdynamic Xelento Remote is a pair of exquisitely designed in-ear earphones (or In-Ear Monitors) which featured miniaturised versions of beyerdynamic’s Tesla drivers. These feature significantly stronger magnetic fields compared to normal drivers, allowing the Xelento Remote to produce every nuance of your music…

Bose SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+ Review Singapore

Bose SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+ Review Singapore

Bose’s SoundLink series has arguably some of the most iconic portable wireless speakers around. The SoundLink Mini and SoundLink Mobile were two of the best selling portable speakers for Bose and there were several minor updates to the series with the SoundLink Color and SoundLink Color Speaker II. Therefore, the new Revolve and Revolve+ marks the first major update for the company’s SoundLink series in years. Bose SoundLink Revolve  Unlike the traditional front-facing driver design that we are used to seeing from Bose, the SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+ has adopted a one-driver, dual-passive…

Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

For many years, Bose has been dominating the narratives on active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones with its QuietComfort series. While there are many other ANC headphones in the market – from Plantronics’ BackBeat Pro 2 to Sennheiser’s PXC 550 wireless – ask any frequent travellers and they will swear by the Bose QuietComfort ANC headphones. This might now change when Sony announces its MDR-1000x ANC headphones. It isn’t Sony’s first ANC headphones but when people start recommending me the MDR-1000x after hearing me rave about the Bose QC35, I knew…

Onkyo DP-X1A Review Singapore

Onkyo DP-X1A Review Singapore

With the music industry moving into high-resolution audio, many manufacturers are now jumping onto the bandwagon. Several digital audio players capable of playing audio files up to 24-bit 192kHz or even 32-bit 384kHz have been released in the past few years. The DP-X1A is an update to the previously released Onkyo DP-X1 which was released in 2016. Compared to MP3s and even CD audio, High-resolution audio (HRA) offers a much higher level of details and dynamic range, which promises to produce more realistic-sounding music close to what the producers hear…

LG G6 Review Singapore

LG G6 Review Singapore

When i met up with LG mobile’s representatives a few weeks ago for a preview of the LG G6, I could sense the underlying confidence that the company has with the launch of its latest smartphone. That was the same week LG’s largest Android phone competitors – Samsung and Huawei – launched their own flagship phones: the Galaxy S8/S8+ and P10/P10 PLUS respectively. One came equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor while the other forges ahead with a camera that it co-branded with Leica. If LG is rattled…

Onkyo Launches DP-X1A High-Resolution Audio Player, LS7200 3D Soundbar System and NCP-302 Wireless Speakers

Onkyo Launches DP-X1A High-Resolution Audio Player, LS7200 3D Soundbar System and NCP-302 Wireless Speakers

Onkyo Singapore has launched three new products—The DP-X1A High-Resolution Audio Player, LS7200 3D Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and the NCP-302 Wireless Speaker with multi-room support. The launch was held on 29 Mar at the Nigiro Cafe at the Esplanade. DP-X1A The DP-X1A is Onkyo’s latest high-resolution digital audio player (DAP) which builds upon the previous DP-X1. It supports playback of up to 11.2MHz Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and up to 24-bit 384kHz FLAC/WAV files.Playback of MQA is also supported on the DP-X1A, and it has support for up…

Insta360 Nano Review

Insta360 Nano Review

If you’re an avid user of Facebook, you must have seen various 360 videos posted by friends or brands on your news feed. Such videos allow you to capture a 360 degree view of your surrounding which you can then navigate either via a VR headset or simply by moving your phone along or swiping with your fingers. While there are several other 360 cameras in the market (like the Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear 360 and LG 360 Cam), the Insta360 Nano has the most unique form factor and is the most affordable…

BeatsX Earphones Review

BeatsX Earphones Review

At a glance, the new BeatsX wireless earbuds look like any other in-ear wireless earphones in the market. Except the fact that the BeatsX is one of the few earphones in the world incorporating Apple’s W1 chip for seamless Bluetooth pairing with Apple devices. While it’s not the first Bluetooth earphones to incorporate this technology (there’s currently the Apple AirPods, Beats Solo3 & Powerbeats3), the BeatsX is the most affordable at S$198. When Apple purchased Beats by Dre for S$4.2 billion in 2014, many were curious as how Apple will be integrating…

Nomad Rugged Cables Review

Nomad Rugged Cables Review

My first experience with Nomad went back years ago when they came out the innovative Chargecard – a Kickstarter project that puts a lightning cable into the form of a card. The campaign raised U$161,897 and the rest as they say is history. Now, Nomad creates well designed products that keep our mobile devices powered on-the-go. This ranges from portable batteries to Apple Watch accessories to mobile phone cables. The new rugged cable series are the latest accessories from the company. The Nomad rugged cable series comes in 3 different versions: Lightning Cable, 3-in-1…

HUAWEI Mate 9 Review

HUAWEI Mate 9 Review

If you’re in the market for a phablet, the new HUAWEI Mate 9 should already be high on your choice. Featuring a 5.9″ Full HD, 1080p LCD screen, the Mate 9 has one of the largest screen available on a flagship phone with the LG V20 slightly lagging behind at 5.7″. While the screen isn’t quad HD quality or curved liked some other phones, it offers a very vibrant display with good contrast that serves its purpose well. Physically, the Mate 9 stays true to the design language that we have seen in previous Huawei’s…