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Best shotgun microphones

Shotgun microphones are a staple in the film industry and allow audio recordists to clearly capture sounds from distant subjects. While these microphones are predominantly used by professionals, advancements in audio technology have led to plenty of products that cater indie filmmakers, offering pro-level sound at an accessible price point. The best shotgun microphone is […]

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Best over-ear headphones of 2020

If you’ve spent any time researching headphones, you know that you can easily spend thousands on a good pair of cans. Thankfully, there are other options that won’t cost as much as your mortgage payment. Most people want good sound, long battery life if we’re talking about wireless options, and would prefer not to break […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-G1 review

Whether you identify as a casual or professional gamer, you’ve probably entertained the thought of improving your system setup. One of the easiest ways to enhance gameplay is by grabbing a pair of dedicated gaming headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-G1 headset provides a comfortable fit with mixed-material ear pads and a removable boom mic. No matter […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review

For many years, the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and its variants have been popular among cost-conscious audiophiles. By offering a much better sound for the price over competitors like Beats, the ATH-M50 has long been a go-to recommendation for anyone looking for an inexpensive step-up. However, one of the best Audio-Technica headphones never quite made the […]

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Best headphones under $1,000 in 2020

Between streaming services, your smartphone, and the plethora of inexpensive headphones that are available, buying the best headphones under $1,000 might seem like overkill. Why buy a Ferrari if the speed limit is 55mph? Because just like a good car, if you pair any of these headphones with the right source file and gear, the […]

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Best alternatives to Beats

So you don’t want Beats to pump out your beats, while you may be concerned about what the competition has to offer, there are plenty of trendy, bass-heavy headphones that aren’t Beats. Who knows, you may end up preferring them over the Dr.’s auditory prescription. Editor’s note: this list was updated on March 24th, 2020 […]

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Best wireless headphones of 2020

Next time you get on a flight, take a look around. I’m willing to bet that one of the most common types of headphones you’ll see are wireless headphones. We still have our doubts when it comes to Bluetooth headphones (especially Chris), but it’s hard to deny that Bluetooth has come a long way from […]

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Best aptX Bluetooth headphones

Audiophiles lament wireless headsets for their poor sound quality, and while there is some validity to that complaint, aptX Bluetooth headphones stand as a great middle-ground for consumers who want untethered listening without compromising audio quality. We’ve scoured the shelves for the best aptX headsets around, and feel there’s something for everyone here. The best […]

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Best Bluetooth headphones under $100

We all want the best, but sometimes the top-tier choice is beyond what we budget. Thankfully, cheap Bluetooth headphones are easy to come by and with the rise of true wireless earbuds, premium headset prices have fallen dramatically. Although all of our picks are relatively affordable, none of them are inherently cheap. Whether you need […]

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Best noise cancelling earbuds

Whether you travel for work, commute to work, or just like listening to music while you drink your morning coffee, noise cancelling headphones are great, but they can still be bulky. Fortunately, there are quite a few manufacturers that stuff this tech into earbuds. These are the best noise cancelling earbuds you can get right […]

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Best over-ear headphones under $100

While true wireless earbuds are taking off, it’s hard to beat a solid good pair of over-ear headphones. The problem is, all of the best ones with the newest features usually require some pretty deep pockets, but you can still afford some great features while maintaining an upper limit of $100. From Audio-Technica to Sony, […]

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