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…

Audio House launches new online store and membership program

Audio House (you know, the one that used to be at The Liang Court?) – one of the largest home-grown electronics store in Singapore has now gone online with their very own online store! The online store (audiohouse.com.sg) has over 2,800 products listed and now offers free lifetime membership and many other benefits. Audio House Member’s Benefits Free $60 cash vouchers (redeemable in S$20 denominations for every $100 spent). Audio House members get $20 credit for every $100 spent (if you spend $1000, you get $200 worth of credits for…

HTC U11 is the HTC flagship smartphone we have been waiting for

HTC just had a global launch event to commemorate its 20th anniversary. It was a trip down memory lane when HTC brought us back to 2013 when the HTC One was launched – the first smartphone pioneered the metal unibody craftsmanship and dual camera. If you remember the iconic HTC Sense clock widget, you should be of a certain age now lol. It didn’t take long for HTC to unveil the HTC U11. HTC Global president of smartphones and connected devices business Chia-Lin Chang joked about the leaked video of the…

JBL Smashes Guinness World Records with 1,000 connected Flip 4 speakers

HARMAN International Industries – the parent company of JBL has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for the most Bluetooth speakers playing from a single source. That’s after it has successfully played 1,000 Flip 4 Bluetooth speakers simultaneously from a single media source – beating the previous record of 208 speakers set by UE in 2016. The event took place at Village Underground in London on 25 April and was held in conjunction with telecommunications service provider O2. Over 200 guests witnessed this record breaking event including world-renowned Dutch DJs, Sunnery…

Sony introduces the new WS623 Sports Walkman in Singapore

We reviewed the Sony NW-WS413 previously and one of the main complaint we had was the lack of Bluetooth connectivity which really restricted the earphone’s potential as most users are streaming music from their mobile devices even while working out. With the new WS623 Sports Walkman, Sony is addressing this issue by finally including Bluetooth and NFC connectivity to its popular Walkman sports MP3 player. Design-wise, the WS623 looks very similar to the WS413. It features an ergonomic, slim and light design and is IP68-certified (when with waterproof earbuds attached) – allowing you to swim for up to…

Paradigm Launches Persona Series of Loudspeakers In Singapore

Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer Paradigm Electronics Inc. has launched the Persona series of loudspeakers in Singapore in an event at the Tower Club Singapore. The Persona series leverages Paradigm’s over 34 years of acoustic development, vertical integrated manufacturing and state-of-the-art design and engineering to create a new level of performance in loudspeakers. Being an owner of a pair of (albeit lower-end) Paradigm speakers, I am excited to check out what the new Persona series has to offer. At the start of the launch event, Paradigm’s AVP of International Sales and Marketing, Mr.…

Sony Mobile launches Xperia XA1 in Singapore

Sony Mobile is adding a new mid-range Xperia phone to the XA series. The new Xperia™ XA1 has a best in class 8MP 23mm wide-angle lens and a 23MP rear camera. Its large 1/2.3” Exmor™RS mobile sensor and bright F2.0 lens provides superior low light capability. Display-wise, the Xperia XA 1 has an edge-to-edge 720p HD 5″ screen that delivers a crisp and sharp viewing experience. The Xperia XA1 is powered by a Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat). To ensure a longer lasting performance over the smartphone’s…

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…

Casio launches new 4K UHD projector

The new crystal bright 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) projector XJ-L8300HN is Casio’s first product in the market of high-resolution, high-brightness business projectors for lifelike images that will bound to impress your bosses or clients in the next meeting. The 4K UHD XJ-L8300HN projects images of approximately 8.3 million pixels and is equipped with the latest 4K UHD DLP® 0.66” chip, with a crystal brightness of 5,000 lumens and an estimated lifespan of 20,000 hours. Besides the 4K UHD projector, Casio has also expanded its line-up of Ultra Short Throw series with 3…

New Bose SoundLink Revolve gives you 360 sound outdoors

It has been a few years since we saw a proper update to the Bose SoundLink series of speakers and today the company has unveiled its portable speaker for the summer. Called the Bose SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+, both speakers give you 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverag – much like the smaller Google Home speaker. The speakers are also IPX4 – the second water-resistant speaker from Bose after the SoundLink Color Series II – so you can place it beside the sink or pool without any worries. Bose claims that…