Author: Josiah

Josiah is a technician, while he is not in the lab you may find him testing headphones and DIY audio devices

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Best Skullcandy Earbuds of 2019 | Reviews

Best skullcandy earbuds you should pick? Despite being known for being celebrity-endorsed earbuds headphones, SkullCandy gained the popularity for their cheap price, impressive styles and sound qualty, and they might have become a trendy fashion accessory. What made them gain that popularity? Possibly because Skullcandy came up with the idea of …

IEM vs Earbud

Earbuds like Apple Airpods, Apple Airpods, QianYun Qian69 don’t have eartips or nozzles to go into ear canals. They are generally cheap, mostly have cheap dynamic drivers (moving coil). IEMs (In ear monitors) are more sophisticated and way more expensive with state-of-the-art design. That’s sound chamber (housings), hardwares -(BA …

QCY Q29 True Wireless Earbuds Are Hit and Miss

QCY owned by Xiaomi – it’s high-quality Bluetooth-headset audio division of MiOT Ecosystem. The QCY Q29 was on the market since 2017 – I feature this products on this post to see how new QCY true wireless has been improved since then. Recently QCY released the QS1 true wireless. The …

S09 True wireless Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds

Good sound, solid connection and comfort are my first impressions about the S09, which is sold on Chinese headphones market. The S09 TWS looks like Airpods but they are not since they seal in the ear for better sound. Quick specs Bluetooth version: 5.0 Bluetooth range: 10 m …

Top Three Budget Noise Cancelling Earbuds 2019

Active noise cancelling (Patent – US5182774A) has been successfully implemented on earbuds. Bose QC20 in particular is a great example of ANC application in consumer products but you have to pay $249 for it. Fortunately today to enjoy ANC feature you don’t have to pay a premium price …

Three Types of hearing aids

With Bluetooth advancement (Bluetooth 5.0) hearing aids get more smart features, but in terms of design we can break the into 3 types. Behind-the-ear hearing aids come with a plastic case and a earbuds with silicone eartips. The case hosts electronic parts and also keep the hearing aids …

How Hearing Aids Work?

A hearing aid is a battery operated device that has a part inserted into your ears (like earbuds, in ear headphones) and a housing hooking over your ears (worn behind your ear). How it works? Pretty simple, it enhances the sound from the outside world so a person …

Top Five Things About Foam Earbud Tips

Foam earbuds tips are the most comfortable form of eartips. They can absorb the high frequency sound and are able to make the sound become warmer. You can squeeze and roll foam tips before insertion but you still have to pick the right size. Foam earbuds tips are made …

Bose Earbuds 500 – True Wireless Earbuds

Bose persists on their design philosophy. The company showed off a prototype of new Bose Earbuds 500 true wireless earbuds at the company event at New York City hotel on Wednesday. This model has the same housings’ design as Bose Soundsports Free with the signature Bose StayHear+ Sport …

Bluetooth earbuds – No signs slowing down

I just got an email from the Bluetooth.com – 2019 Bluetooth Market Update . Here are a few trends and insights for earbuds. When purchasing earbuds, half of all consumers now choose Bluetooth over wired. Bluetooth is responsible for the trend to design out the audio jack. The …

LyreBeats Metal Buds – Review

Since the low-end earbuds (with cheap single dynamic driver) have reached the point for sound that couldn’t be better rather than varied, I’ve seen they shift to durablity. The overall design plug, cable, housings is built to last. I got hand-on a pair of metal-body earbuds from LyreBeats …

What Smart Earbuds Can Do?

How smart are earbuds (aka hearable)? and which features make your earbuds consider being smarts? Heart rate monitoring (HRM) The feature you could find in a lot of earbuds – quite far from being perfect. Samsung Gear IconX, Bose SoundSport Pulse to be named. Personally I don’t trust …