Meze 99 Classics Headphones Review

The audio industry is by and large dominated by brands that have existed since the dawn of audiophilia itself. Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, Grado and more are just a few of the brands that come to mind when you think of high-end audio. So when the guys at Headphone Zone dropped us a mail if we’d like to check out the Meze 99 Classics by boutique Romanian firm, Meze Audio, we were obviously excited. After spending almost two weeks with the headphones, I can safely admit that these are some of the best sounding headphones I’ve used. Want to know more? Check out the review below.  Continue reading “Meze 99 Classics Headphones Review”

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV First Impressions

It’s finally here. Fulfilling the hopes and dreams of a million Indians clamoring for Xiaomi’s affordable televisions, the company has delivered. Hyperbole aside, it really is true that there is a lot of hype around the company’s televisions. The product has so far been restricted to their home market so it’s going to be interested to see how the uptake is in India where there’s a fair amount of homegrown competition. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55-inch 4K HDR TV First Impressions”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro First Impressions

Say what you will, it was the Redmi series that put Xiaomi on the map in India. Striking the perfect balance between performance, battery life and price, the Redmi series hit it out of the park and developed a massive following. Over the last few generations, Xiaomi focussed on perfecting the formula and the end result was the Redmi Note 4. Despite being close to a year old, demand remains high further pointing towards how the phone managed to strike a chord with its target audience and has sold over 5 million units. 1 year on though, it’s time for an upgrade. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro First Impressions”

1MORE Triple Driver In Ear Headphones Review

If you’ve been following recent trends, you would have observed an increased focus on improving audio quality. The likes of FiiO and 1More rank amongst the leaders here with their focus on audiophile grade hardware at relatively affordable prices. We’ve previously reviewed some of 1MORE’s entry-level hardware like the Piston and iBFree and found them to be extremely impressive. We’ve been testing out their Triple Driver IEMs for the last few weeks and have put them through a full range of audio tracks. Want to know what we think about it? Follow on for our review.  Continue reading “1MORE Triple Driver In Ear Headphones Review”

Cayin N3 Review

iPods might have gone the way of the dodo but there’s still a dedicated market for DAPs. Digital Audio Players, as the name suggests are music players optimized for higher quality playback and an emphasis on accurate reproduction, ability to drive higher impedance headphones. The Cayin N3 has emerged as one of the lowest cost entrants into the world of high quality DAPs. Priced at Rs. 11,990, the N3 brings all the regular features you’d expect in addition to some that you wouldn’t. Let’s find out more.  Continue reading “Cayin N3 Review”

What Is a Super Blue Blood Moon and How to Watch It

A once in a 150-year phenomenon, the Super Blue Blood Moon is here. As the name suggests, the moon is going to look super-sized and much brighter than usual. Blue and bloody? Not so much. We explore why it is named Super Blue Blood Moon and how you can watch it on your television, computer or even your phone.  Continue reading “What Is a Super Blue Blood Moon and How to Watch It”

OPPO A83 Review

OPPO has built a large following for itself using a combination of extensive offline marketing, television ads and most importantly, devices that seemingly cater to exactly what the consumers want. Through focussed marketing and a slew of products, the company has been trying to take on Xiaomi and others, head on. The A83 competes with the likes of the Moto G5S and the Xiaomi Mi A1. With OPPO’s big offline play, it is bound to get a lot of eyeballs from customers, but is it worth your consideration? Let’s find out. Continue reading “OPPO A83 Review”

OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition Photo Gallery & Hands On

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T, the company teased the launch of yet another limited edition. Well, here it is. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T picks up the hottest color of the season and looks rather dapper in it. F0llow along for a photo gallery and hands on! Continue reading “OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition Photo Gallery & Hands On”

Fitbit Ionic Review

It’s surprising how long it has taken for Fitbit to launch a smartwatch. Focussing on budget or mid range fitness trackers, we finally got the Blaze in 2016 which had a smartwatch like interface but none of the capabilities. Announced back in August, the Ionic has all the ingredients that you expect in a smart peripheral. Apps, payment capabilities, watch faces and more, it ticks all the boxes. With the abundant options available though, the Ionic will need to be greater than the sum of its parts. Does it deliver? We spent a week with the Fitbit Ionic to find that out. Continue reading “Fitbit Ionic Review”

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earphones Review

Wireless audio has really come into a category of its own over the last two years or so. The ongoing trend of ditching the headphone jack on phones has, of course, spurred all manner of audio product manufacturers to get a move on. One of the newest form factors to hit the market is of truly wireless earphones. Bragi might have been amongst the first to release truly wireless hardware but it was Apple’s Earpods that, predictably, made the world listen. Long story short, here we have with us the Sony WF-1000X, the Japanese company’s first truly wireless headset. Follow along for our review. Continue reading “Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Canceling Earphones Review”

Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Walk down the business class aisle on any flight and I can guarantee it that you will spot a Bose headset. For good reason too. Bose pioneered, honed and expertly marketed their Quiet Comfort series of headphones as the de-facto standard for weary travelers looking for some quiet and the comfort of their favorite music. In 2016 though, Sony struck out from the blue and announced the MDR-1000X that handily beat Bose’s products and took the mantle of the best noise canceling headphone in the market. It sounded ruddy fantastic too. So when Sony announced a product that is supposed to be even better, It is obvious that we were excited to check out the Sony WH-1000XM2. Follow along for our review. Continue reading “Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise Cancelling Headphones Review”

1MORE iBFree Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Review

Every time we review a 1More product, we end up being suitably surprised by the price to performance ratio. As more and more phones start ditching the headphone jack, a good pair of wireless headphones has become a necessary part of every music enthusiast’s arsenal. The 1More iBFree is one such entry-level Bluetooth headset that claims to punch above its weight in terms of audio quality. Continue reading “1MORE iBFree Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Review”

Digitek DBS-005 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Bluetooth speakers are a dime and a dozen. Hitting every price point, there’s a speaker that caters to almost every requirement. When Digitek announced the DBS-005 bluetooth speaker, we were quite curious about how it differentiates itself from the competition. Now that we’ve spent some time with it. Here’s what we think. Continue reading “Digitek DBS-005 Bluetooth Speaker Review”

Kent ALPS Air Purifier Review

As poor air quality reaches national disaster levels and people finally become aware of the hazards of smog and air-borne particulates, we’ve seen a steady spate of air purifiers being launched. One such is the Kent ALPS Air Purifier. Packing a HEPA filter as well as an ionizer, the ALPS is a much more powerful model compared to what we’ve seen so far from Kent. We spent some time with it and here’s our review. Continue reading “Kent ALPS Air Purifier Review”

Top 5 Star Wars videos to check out on your OnePlus 5T

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A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away, George Lucas came up with the idea for Star Wars. A saga that has been 40 years in the making, it has become the swan song of space operas. For the hardened fan or a curious bystander to the mass hysteria surrounding the franchise, we’ve put together a list of what we feel are some of the best videos to check out as you gear up for the movie. Better still, OnePlus is introducing an amazing Star Wars edition of their latest flagship. If you’ve just bought a OnePlus 5T or are looking to add the special edition device to your collection, what better content to watch, right?  Continue reading “Top 5 Star Wars videos to check out on your OnePlus 5T”