Bill Henderson

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

Nuheara boosts its IQBuds truly wireless earbuds to a personal level

When I reviewed the Nuheara IQbuds earbuds, I said that they sound better than many wireless ear buds and can help make speech more intelligible. While that’s still true, Nuheara has gone a step further and introduced IQbuds Boost adding what Nuheara calls “Ear ID,” a self-fit system with smartphone app that will clinically validate …

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Grace Digital Encore+ Wi-Fi speaker and internet radio review

Five years ago, I said this about the Grace Mondo portable internet radio, “After using the Grace Digital Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player and Internet Radio for a few months, I have come to one conclusion: Anyone looking for a portable radio today that does not choose an internet radio is wasting money.” That statement might …

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Focal focuses on color with new Listen Wireless Chic headphones

Focal is a French audio company who is becoming more famous for their super-expensive headphones than their even more super-expensive speakers. But, did you know that they make darn good affordable headphones, also? They do and now they do in color. Focal has just released the new Listen Wireless Chic fashionable headphones. The new Chic …

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Master & Dynamic MA770 Wireless Speaker review

It’s no secret that Master & Dynamic make some of my favorite headphones. Not only do the MH40, MW50 and MW60 sound great, they are also quite comfortable and have a retro look that’s simply stunning. Even so, M&D continue to innovate, both aesthetically and sonically with earphones and now a desktop speaker. I use …

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Master & Dynamic create a soundtrack for the iconic Leica Brand

Headphone maker Master & Dynamic is becoming as well known for their collaborations as their wonderful headphones. Their latest partnering is with the iconic Leica camera—paying homage to the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. aspherical camera lens. M&D has merged the fine art of precision engineering, sophisticated design and valuable materials into what they …

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Introducing the new Dyson Cyclone V10 – no cord needed, or wanted anymore.

I’ve owned a big Dyson for a few years and my wife and I like its power and usability. However, it is a big machine with a cord that never seems to be long enough. This has always made me wonder whether I should switch to the smaller battery powered Dyson cord-free stick vacuum cleaners. …

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The Audioengine A5+ speakers are now A5++ with added wireless

Audioengine has a history of making affordable speakers that happen to sound like they cost much more. Their A5+ speakers look good and are solidly crafted. However, up until now, the A5+ speakers lacked any wireless capabilities. Not any more. The new A5+ Wireless speakers are bookshelf speakers that can be placed anywhere in a …

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Sōlis SO-3000, SO-6000 and SO-7000 Chromecast and Bluetooth speaker review

When a company comes out with three Bluetooth speakers all at once, my interest gets piqued. Sōlis is an audio company that makes vacuum-tubed Bluetooth audio systems and has now branched out into the home wireless speaker market. Sōlis has three smart speakers that utilize Google Chromecast, WiFi wireless as well as Bluetooth: the SO-3000, …

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JBL Boombox portable Bluetooth speaker review

Within the last couple of years, I’ve gotten to review some big (in size and sound) Bluetooth speakers. These massive new generation boomboxes have replaced the old cassette and CD driven monsters from the 80s with better sound and much better ease of use. Factor in weather resistance and you’ve got yourself a winning package. …

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Anker Zolo Liberty totally wireless earphone review

I’ve reviewed three pairs of what is called “totally wireless earbuds,” so I’m now fairly comfortable with them and know what to expect for the money. The affordable  E’NOD Mini Ring buds are okay, but not great—lacking in bass and lackluster call quality. The much more expensive Nuheara iQbuds also do much more. They have …

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Master & Dynamic has tattoo-inspired headphones designed by Scott Campbell

Master & Dynamic’s gorgeous line of headphones continue to be reworked by famed designers—this time by bicoastal tattoo artist, Scott Campbell. Campbell has woven his fascination with snakes into the design of M&D’s MW60 Wireless and MH40 headphones—each adorned with hand-painted art by Campbell. The black on white or white on black reptilian motif gives …

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Are you Ready for Braven’s new speakers?

Braven just refuses to rest. They are constantly updating their speaker lineup and have entered 2018 with their Ready Series of Bluetooth speakers. If you into music and like being outdoors, Braven has what you want. There are four Ready speakers—all ready (get it?) to add a soundtrack to your outdoor adventures. The personal Ready …

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RHA Dacamp L1 headphone amplifier and CL1 Ceramic in-ear headphone review

Few audio companies have risen as far and as fast as the Scottish Reid Heath Audio (RHA). There’s a good reason for this: RHA makes some extremely well made and great sounding earphones and (now) a headphone amp. And their quality has not been dependent on the cost—RHA’s lowest priced earphones feel as well made …

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JBL’s Boombox is waterproof, has 24-hour playtime and is l-o-u-d.

With Braven and Monster fighting it out over who’s boombox is the baddest, JBL just had to enter the ring and did in a big way. Presenting the JBL Boombox—what else are ya gonna call it? Even though the JBL Boombox weighs less than the other two mentioned blasters (11.5 lbs), it still packs a …

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Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds review

For the past couple of years, a few Gadgeteer reviewers have been on a search for truly wireless earbuds that are worth the hype. Up until now, many of these buds have had to make serious compromises for one reason or another. Now we have the Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds. The name may …

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