Bill Henderson

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

Etymotic ER4 XR earphones review

Do you consider yourself an audiophile? If you do, then you are familiar with Etymotic. If you’re not that interested in sound quality over musical content, then Etymotic will probably mean nothing, even though they’ve been around for over 30 years. In fact, Etymotic invented in-ear earphones for hearing testing, only later to be used …

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Now you can carry Audioengine sound with you

NEWS – When I’m asked to recommend speakers, Audioengine is always at the top of my list, no matter the budget. The reason is simple, Audioengine makes unpretentious, well-made speakers that perform beyond their cost, whether it’s the petite A2+ or higher end HD6 speakers. And now Audioengine has applied their speaker expertise to make …

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RHA TrueConnect true wireless in-ear headphones review

REVIEW – Last September, I reviewed the RHA (Reid Heath Ltd.) wireless MA750 in-ear headphones (earphones). I said, “… if you’re a fan of accuracy, wireless and durability, the MA750s may be what you’re looking for. While that’s still true, RHA has since come out with the RHA TrueConnect earbuds, a truly wireless earbud that …

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Audioengine A2+ speakers add another + by going wireless

NEWS – In 1982, Thomas Dolby released the prescient album, “The Golden Age of Wireless.” As it turns out, Dolby was a bit ahead of his time, because NOW is truly the golden age of wireless. Just look at all the products that are wireless—even older speakers have been reborn minus the cord. Case in …

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Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic internet radio review

REVIEW – This is my third Grace Digital internet radio review and it feels like it’s come full-circle. You see, in 2012 I reviewed the original Grace Mondo and last year, their Encore+—both internet radios that provided just about all you could want for dialing in radio stations from around the world. Which leads me …

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Take videography to the next level with the Shure MV88+ video kit

NEWS – Since most smartphones now record 4K video, why not equip them with some pro-level accessories and make your videos the best you can? Shure, a global manufacturer of audio equipment, has launched the MV88+ video kit featuring a digital stereo condenser microphone that provides videographers with an all-in-one solution for capturing recordings on-the-go. …

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The Wacom Cintiq 16 drawing tablet removes a few pro features and cuts the price by more than half

NEWS – As a professional art director, I depend on Wacom graphics tablets for much of my photoshop work, whether it’s retouching or photo manipulation. It’s not natural doing computer art with a mouse or trackpad. Through the years Wacom has upgraded their line of Intuos and Cintique tablets for the Pro market—at pro prices. …

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Focal says, “One more thing” and announces a wireless Sphear in-ear headphone

NEWS – French high fidelity audio company Focal is still releasing products in February—except this one is on the other end of the affordability scale. They’ve released Sphear Wireless, for those who want freedom of movement. As the wireless evolution of Sphear, these new in-ear headphones provide tonal balance with plenty of dynamics. The bass-reflex system reproduces a …

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Focal focuses on 2019 with two new high-end audio products

NEWS – Things are not slowing down for Focal, the French high fidelity audio company. They’ve just released two new products for 2019—and it’s only February! Stellia is a high-end, closed-back headphone that can compete with the best loudspeakers. Stellia integrates a new generation of speaker drivers, capable of working at low sound levels while …

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Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – Last year, I reviewed the Aiwa Arc-1 headphones and liked them. They’re comfortable and easy to listen to for hours. However, before the Arc-1, Aiwa made a wireless speaker that helped raise them from the ashes of forgotten electronic companies. Since its release, the powerful Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker has garnered a …

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Klipsch The Three wireless speaker review

REVIEW – Klipsch is a maker of highly regarded speaker systems, yet I’ve only been acquainted with their high-end earphones—the 10Xi and the fantastic X20i. Until now, that is. Klipsch has a line of speakers, amps and headphones under the Klipsch Heritage banner. Their speaker called The Three (is it the The Three?) is Klipsch’s …

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FiiO M7 High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player review

REVIEW – I’m not sure anyone has come out with as many different digital audio players (DAP) as FiiO has. In an age where almost everyone (at least here in the US) uses their smartphones for music listening, FiiO has stubbornly stuck to making DAPs in every price range and feature set. What began as …

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