Bill Henderson

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

Dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Music Player review

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This quote from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities pretty much sums up my thoughts on the Dodocool DA106 digital audio player (DAP). Please bear with me as I explain my happiness—and sadness—over this player. What is it? Let’s begin with what exactly …

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V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones review

I generally put headphones I review into three categories: Too bassy, too accurate or a balance between the two extremes. Headphones that are too bassy make music sound muffled and oppressive. Overly accurate headphones will accentuate everything that is good in music if the music you are listening to is taken from high-resolution files. But …

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Premier headphones now come from Detroit thanks to Shinola

Detroit has been experiencing a resurgence of late and it’s companies like Shinola that are leading the way. Shinola makes everything from watches, bags and backpacks, bicycles and many of life’s accessories including audio gear. Now, Shinola has ventured into the personal audio market with the Canfield Headphone Collection. Shinola has spent two years engineering …

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The Master & Dynamic Greene Street Collection takes on the concrete jungle

Master & Dynamic is a respected maker of many premium headphones, earphones and one concrete Bluetooth speaker. For the 2017 holiday season, they’ve released new colorways for their headphones dubbed The Greene Street Collection. This collection pays homage to streetwear culture inside the concrete jungle. Released on November 8th—in time for holiday gift giving—the collection …

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E’NOD Mini Ring wireless earphone review

With all the wireless headphones and earphones coming out, it really is becoming a wireless world—finally. However, what really excites me about the near future is the advent of what are known as True Wireless Earphones. You may be asking, “Aren’t all wireless earphones wireless?” Well, yes—and no. While wireless earphones are (usually) Bluetooth and …

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Jackery Explorer is a “Jack of all Trades” generator

During the recent Florida hurricane, I spent a lot of money on a gas generator to run our fridge and a couple of fans. I had charged up our small chargers to help keep our iPhones and iPads going. but they didn’t last long. During our week without any power, we could have used something …

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V-Moda Remix Speaker review: V-Moda goes from inside your head to an out-of-body experience

One reason I enjoy reviewing portable Bluetooth speakers is that it’s fun to watch how companies try to one-up the competition with materials, innovative features or just plain ole’ audio quality. And sometimes, a company will come along and introduce all three elements into a single speaker. The V-Moda Remix Wireless Speaker contains more like …

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Nuraphone: A headphone customized for your individual hearing

In reviewing headphones over the years, I’ve learned one important lesson: No single headphone will sound good to all people. But what if you could customize a headphone to how you hear music? Now you can with the nuraphone—a headphone that will automatically tune to your unique hearing bringing your music into focus. At nuraphone’s …

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Focal Clears things up with a new high-end headphone

A year ago, I said the “The Focal Elear headphone may be the best headphone available for the money today.” However, it was (and still is) 1000 bucks—no small amount for headphones regardless of budget. But that—as they say—was then. Today, Focal has swapped the E in Elear for a C and has released the …

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McIntosh Audio goes small with the MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier

Anyone who knows audio is aware of McIntosh—no, not Apple’s Macintosh! McIntosh is one of the most respected brands of audiophile gear with a history of great sound, long life and understated design with their signature blue lighting. Many years ago, I bought a Marantz receiver solely because it looked like a McIntosh (couldn’t afford …

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Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker review

You gotta love promotional videos for outdoor Bluetooth speakers. There always seems to be young, beautiful people in great shape running and laughing near water. Reality is more like an overweight guy (me) plopping himself down on Cocoa Beach and sweating in the humidity and heat while my beautiful wife complains that the music is …

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