Bill Henderson

Creative Director for a large Children's publisher. I play all day and they pay me for it.

X by KYGO A11/800 Noise Canceling Headphone review

REVIEW – Did you know that other parts of the globe offer audio products that are not available in the U.S.? There’s a lot of cool stuff we in the states never get to experience. Sometimes though, a brand will skip the pond and show up on our shores—such as X by Kygo from Norway. …

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Brydge is tracking 2020 with their new Brydge Pro+ Keyboard

NEWS – Remember the term, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”? Well, we’re there and Brydge has crossed over, so to speak. Their venerable iPad Pro keyboard now has an integrated trackpad—yea!  If you’re on the fence about dumping that laptop, the Brydge Pro+ Keyboard might make it easier to switch. The …

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Erzetich Thalia portable dynamic headphone review

REVIEW – With rare exception, most headphones are made in China no matter where they might be designed. Erzetich is one of those rarities. It’s a headphone and amplifier company from Slovenia. If you’ve never heard of Slovenia, it used to be a part of Yugoslavia, a former Eastern Bloc country controlled by Russia. Thankfully, …

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Aiaiai TMA-2 HD Wireless headphone review

REVIEW – It’s all in the headband.  Aiaiai is a headphone maker from Denmark with a minimal aesthetic. Their TMA series is famous for its modular way of “building” headphones. In 2015, I reviewed the (then new) TMA-2 Modular headphones. The sheer number of parts Aiaiai sent for that review was overwhelming. This time, I …

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Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro TWS earphones review

REVIEW – It seems that any new totally wireless earbuds/earphones promise that they sound better or are less expensive than Apple’s AirPods. Here’s the truth: Unless the earphone has Apple’s W1 or H1 chip, it’s never going to be an AirPod killer. Convenience is king and AirPods rule that kingdom. Strangely, it’s why I appreciate …

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Solar powered headphones from JBL? Well, kinda

NEWS – Everyone knows that solar-powered means an object can use solar cells to derive power from the sun. Simple, eh? Except, that solar requires a larger surface area to be efficient. However, that may be changing as audio company JBL has teamed with the Swedish company Exeger to make not an exclusively solar-powered headphone, …

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Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphone review

REVIEW – I have reviewed many of Master & Dynamic’s headphones beginning with their first in early 2015—the iconic MH40. These headphones looked like no other then—or now for that matter. The MH40 headphones have a retro design reminiscent of the 1940s with modern touches added. In my review of the MH40 phones, I wrote, …

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Coway Airmega AP-1512HH air purifier review

REVIEW – Let’s be honest: Very few people have the equipment to test the efficacy of air purifiers. I certainly don’t. I don’t even have breathing or allergy problems. So why am I reviewing the Coway Airmega Air Purifier? The reason is simple—we live in Florida (where everything grows) and my wife suffers from asthma. …

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Thonet & Vander Kugel speakers review

REVIEW – One of the fun aspects of reviewing audio is getting to play with and write about different kinds of speaker gear—from earphones to Bluetooth to “real” speakers. Because there are more choices today than ever, everyone benefits. In 2015, I reviewed one of those “real” speakers from a German audio company new to …

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Braven BRV-X/2 Rugged Portable Speaker review

REVIEW – After a seemingly endless supply of Braven product to review, things kinda dried up when Zagg purchased Braven from Incipio. That’s now changing as a revived Braven has introduced four new portable Bluetooth speakers this year alone ranging in price from $40-$400. Each speaker boasts of built-in ruggedness to handle any weather conditions …

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Grovemade wood headphone stand review

REVIEW – The Gadgeteer is called that for a reason, we report on and review gadgets, which begs the question—what makes a gadget? When is a gadget not a gadget? I wondered about that when I received a new headphone stand to review—the Grovemade wood headphone stand. Is it technically a gadget, or not? What …

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EGO POWER + 18 in. battery powered chain saw review

REVIEW – It began with a blower. Three years ago, I reviewed the EGO 530 CFM Blower. It wasn’t something I looked forward to because hey—it’s a blower. As it turns out, I could not have been more wrong. That blower began a love affair with all things EGO. Since then, I’ve used and reviewed …

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Audeze LCDi3 In-Ear Headphone review

REVIEW – In-ear headphones (earphones) generally fall into two camps: Dynamic or Armature. Dynamic speaker designs look like tiny versions of headphone speakers. Even tinier armature speakers come from the hearing aid industry and don’t even look like traditional speakers at all. Today, most earphones use either dynamic or armature designs—or a combination of both …

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Master & Dynamic GO and go silent

NEWS – Once again, Master & Dynamic are busy upgrading their existing line of earphones. The iconic MW07 True Wireless Earphone has gone silent—as in active noise canceling (ANC) silent—with the MW07 Plus. Yet, M&D didn’t stop there. They have also introduced a more active (and less expensive) version of the MW07—the MW07 GO. The …

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Bowers & Wilkins expands their PX line of headphones

NEWS – When Bowers & Wilkins got into the wireless and noise-canceling headphone arena, they didn’t hold back. Right out of the gate, they came up with a winner: the B&W PX wireless headphone. As they’ve proven through the years, B&W always push themselves, never resting on past successes. Case in point: The Bowers & …

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