Archeer WJ-C1 Review – Not Quite A Star

Introduction –  Archeer return with another astonishingly affordable Bluetooth speaker whose approachable aesthetic caters towards the younger buyers out there. And yet again, Archeer persist with overly complex designations; WJ-C1 doesn’t roll off the tongue with ease, I would like to see some creative product names in the future. What does impress is the speaker’s surprisingly…

The Envaya Mini Revisited – Still Impressive

Introduction –  The Denon Envaya Mini is one of the only products if not the only product that I`ve given a perfect 10. It has no real glaring faults, at least none that I`ve experienced personally. Usually products become less exciting as you use them, get used to them and inevitably find something better, but…

Archeer A320 Review – Portable Theatre Sound For Under $100

Introduction – Archeer are rapidly becoming the next upcoming brand to offer budget friendly devices that don`t compromise on quality, or at least don`t compromise where it matters. While my impressions of the a106 were pretty lukewarm, my experiences with its larger and far more accomplished sibling, the a320, tell a different story entirely. With a 2.1…

Archeer A106 Review – Loud and Rugged on a Budget

Introduction – The Archeer a106 is a very budget friendly Bluetooth speaker that boasts a ruggardized build, Bluetooth 4.0 support, impressive batterylife and to top it all off, speakerphone capabilities. We`ve seen quite a few of these hyper portable rugged speakers before, many of them targeting similar buyers and offering similar features, but none (or very few) of them…

Edifier MP700 Rave Review – Stylish Portable Sound in High Definition

Introduction –  Just like earbuds, the portable Bluetooth speaker scene seems to be growing at an exponential rate; every audio company is intent on cornering this admittedly younger market with flashy speakers that boast huge sound from a compact body. I`ve reviewed quite a few of these speakers, but the Rave is another story entirely….

Bose Soundlink Mini II Review – Luxury Design, Rich Sound

Introduction –  The first Soundlink Mini was quite an important product in the portable Bluetooth speaker landscape, it was one of the first speakers to use two opposing passive radiators and also one of the first to produce a proper bass response. It combined this extended, rich sound with a luxurious aluminium build and simple controls,…

Denon Envaya Mini Review – An Audiophile Grade Bluetooth Speaker?

Introduction –  Even though I have a nice collection of earphones and headphones at home, I still value having good speakers on my devices simply for convenience when out and about and occasionally to share with others. Sometimes it`s not practical to use earphones/headphones such as outside on the veranda when it`s windy. I remember hearing my…

UE Mini Boom – Nothing but Boom, A Poor Choice in 2016

Introduction –  The UE Mini Boom was released in 2013 and touted big sound from a small speaker. Even at the time it was met with mixed praise, but still, Ultimate Ears created a well designed portable speaker complimented by user friendly software that enabled users to eq the sound and pair two for mini booms in stereo. Employing…