Bill Henderson

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

DUNU-Topsound Earphones Review

One of the more interesting aspects of the (reasonably priced) earphone market is the speed with which the Chinese have become major players worldwide. More surprisingly is how fast these manufacturers have been able to match – and in some cases exceed – the build and audio quality of their Japanese and American competitors. One …

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Channel D Pure Music iTunes Plugin Review

Here’s a question for you: If you are less than satisfied with how your favorite music sounds using iTunes on a Mac, where would you first look for a solution? Better speakers? A DAC (digital audio converter)? Soundcard? Higher resolution files? While all of these possible choices will usually improve the audio, chances are you …

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C5 In-ear Headphones Coming Soon from Bowers & Wilkins

Following on their 45-year tradition of quality components, excellent build quality and amazing sound, Bowers & Wilkins has built what they consider to be a best in class product in the über-competitive in-ear headphone market. Priced at a not (for B&W) unreasonable $179.95, the C5 could very well be an introduction to that famous B&W …

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South of Market Audio Dock iPhone Speaker Review

Audyssey is a company that develops audio technologies for various makers of stereo receivers, televisions, recording studios and major cinemas . So while you may have never heard of Audyssey, you have most definitely heard them. First, let me digress a little from this review with a little anecdote: Once I found out that I …

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Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers

On the heels of the amazing South of Market speaker dock, Audyssey has released another neighborhood inspired audio product: The Lower East Side Media Speakers. These minimalist designed speakers invoke the artsy feel of the iconic New York City area, much like the South of Market dock was inspired by the San Francisco district of …

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NuForce NE-700M Earphone Review

In the past, I have reviewed some outrageously expensive – and outrageously good – earphones. But let’s face it: The vast majority of music lovers either can’t afford to or just won’t shell out the bucks to achieve that last bit of audio perfection. And truth be told, most decent earphones sound about 75-85% as …

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Soundmatters FoxL Personal Audiophile Loudspeaker Review

One of the benefits of doing gadget reviews is coming across a product that is so cool, so unexpected, and so jaw-dropping that it’s almost magical. When you first see the small Soundmatters FoxL speaker, you might think it could work as a personal speaker. When you first hold the foxL and feel its heft, …

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SRS Labs iWOW 3D Audio Enhancement Adaptor Review

If you are like most people in today’s economy, you are always looking for ways to save a little (or a lot) of money. The same holds true in the audio world. It doesn’t matter whether you are happy with the earbuds that came with your iPod/iPhone or have invested in better quality headphones or …

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Audyssey Audio Dock Challenge

Audio company Audyssey has laid down the gauntlet to other makers of iPod/iPhone speaker docks with “The Audyssey Audio Dock Challenge,” a sweepstakes where potential customers can compare the Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock speaker to any speaker of their choice for the chance to win an Audyssey Audio Dock of their own. More …

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Aluratek Bump Portable Mini Speaker Review

For every expensive audio component out there, there are countless cheaper alternatives; some good, some not-so-good. Aluratek makes and markets all kinds of affordable tech from eBook readers to internet radios. The Bump portable mini speaker is just what the name Implies, a speaker you can take with you in your backpack for those times …

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