Bill Henderson

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

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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Waterfield Air Porter carry-on bag review

Earlier this year, I reviewed the Waterfield Maverick Laptop Messenger Bag and loved it for its leather which gets better looking as it’s used and abused. Waterfield’s new Air Porter carry-on bag serves a different function and wasn’t made to compete with the Maverick—but it sorta can. The Air Porter may be made to be …

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New audio with timeless design now available from SŌLIS

SŌLIS is not a name you hear every day in the audio world. But they plan on changing that with a new line of speakers that are stylish, wireless and incorporate much of today’s latest tech. SŌLIS has built the latest wireless streaming—Bluetooth and Google Chromecast—into each high-resolution speaker. SŌLIS  Combines simple forms, sleek lines …

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A Brutalist approach to speakers

When you ask someone what speakers are made of, most younger people would say plastic or metal (portable Bluetooth speakers) while older people might say wood (think your father’s stereo system). I can guarantee you that no one would say concrete. That kind of thinking might change if Brutalist-Lab has anything to do with it. …

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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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